BPS Accolades

  • Water Polo success 

    The Boys Seaholm Water Polo Team recently qualified for States, which begin on Friday, Nov. 10. This has been their first 20-win season since 2004 and the first time the team has reached States since 2013. Congratulations to the team, and good luck in Ann Arbor at the State competition!  

    National Merit achievements

    Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualify Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 

    Additionally, Commended students were recognized for their achievements. Commended students are within the top 50,000 highest scorers.

    We are happy to announce the BPS National Merit Scholarship Competition Semifinalists and Commended students of 2018.

    Groves Semifinalists
    Alexandria Pawlik
    Harvey Reeves
    Chance Stephenson 

    Groves Commended students
    Matthew Bachand
    Jessica Fisher
    Emma Lucken
    Allison Miller

    Seaholm Semifinalists
    Jackson Camisa
    Joseph Kummer
    Rachel McCardell
    Connor O’Rourke
    Grace Wilkins

    Seaholm Commended students
    Courtney Jones
    Tristan Kreindler
    Samantha Maynard
    Andrew Paluda
    Cameron Tait
    Simonne Willis

    National Merit Scholarship winners of 2018 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 330,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.


District upcoming events

  • Watch Your Mailboxes – It’s Birmingham Education Foundation Annual Fund Time!
    We know that our students soar because of our teachers, and you can help BPS teachers bring innovative ideas to life in and out of the classroom! Watch your mailbox for this year’s Birmingham Education Foundation flyer, or make your donation online:  https://supportbef.ejoinme.org/donate

    On the Calendar 

    Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
    Elementary and BCS Students Attend AM Only

    Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
    Elementary and BCS Conferences
    1:00 – 4:00 PM
    5:00 – 8:00 PM

    Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
    High School Students Attend AM Only with Two Exams

    Monday, Nov 20, 2017
    BAAFN Detroit ‘67 Exhibit Tour and Historical Discussion Forum  
    6:30-8:30 p.m. 
    Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave in Detroit MI 48202
    RSVP for the BAAFN Detroit '67 Exhibit Tour and Historical Discussion Forum on their Eventbrite post. This is free event and open to all BPS families and friends. Parking cost is $7.  

    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
    Elementary and BCS Students Attend AM Only

    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
    Elementary and BCS Conferences
    1:00 – 4:00 PM
    5:00 – 8:00 PM

    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
    High School Students Attend AM Only with Two Exams

    Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
    End of First Trimester for High School

    Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
    No School

    Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
    Thanksgiving Recess

    Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
    Thanksgiving Recess

    Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
    No School for High School Students

    Saturday, Dec. 2, 9, 16
    Saturday School
    9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Berkshire Middle School
    21707 W 14 Mile Road
    Beverly Hills, MI

    Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
    Surviving the Social Jungle Conference
    New Ways to Manage Unfriendly Behavior and Bullying
    9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Adult and Kid Track  - 3rd-5th and Middle School - $15 per person; Special Station for Girl Scouts  
    9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    Professional Track  - Included Lunch and Empowerment in a Box – $50 per person for full day;  SCECH Credits available through Oakland Schools
    The event will be held at Groves High School in Beverly Hills. Learn more and register for Surviving the Social Jungle at Surviving the Social Jungle website or on the Surviving the Social Jungle Facebook page.

    Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
    BCS Open House
    1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Visit Birmingham Covington School for their annual Open House event. Join Student Ambassadors as they give school tours and answer questions. Get your questions answered and learn why BPS is consistently ranked among the best districts in the state. For lottery timeline information and information on how to register, visit the How to Apply to BCS page. BCS is located at 1525 Covington Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Contact Cynthia Balicki, BCS Community Service Organizer, at cbalicki@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248.203.4448. 

    Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
    Delayed Start Day
    All schools delayed 90 minutes for staff professional development

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
    Groves High School Curriculum Night 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Seaholm High School Curriculum Night 6:30 – 8:15 pm

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2017
    Angst screening

    7:00 p.m. 
    Derby Middle School – Gymnasium
    1300 Derby Road in Birmingham
    Derby Middle School PTA invites the community to a viewing of the documentary “Angst,” moderated by Meg Ferron, Partnership Development Specialist with Angst.  Angst is a 2017 documentary that examines anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. It features relatable interviews with children and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety and includes a cameo by Michael Phelps. A panel discussion, including the Derby counselors, the Derby social worker, as well as Valerie Kaplansky, a local family counseling therapist, will follow the screening with time for questions. Learn more about the film at http://angstmovie.com. We strongly encourage parents to attend with their students.

    Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 – Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
    Winter Recess

    Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
    Classes Resume

    April 2- 8, 2018
    BBFN Sponsoring
    BPS Spring Break College Tour
    Get more information about the Spring Break College Tour by emailing info@xstremetours.com