Birmingham Public Schools

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BPS Accolades

Seaholm High School students participated in Band Festival on Saturday, March 4, 2017, with all bands receiving the highest rating possible for superior performance. Groves High School students participated on March 10, also earning overall Division 1 ratings. Derby Middle School bands traveled to their Michigan Band & Orchestra Festival on March 9, with the eighth grade band earning straight Division I ratings. Berkshire Middle School eighth grade bands traveled with Groves on March 10, earning straight Division I ratings as well. Congratulations to band directors Timothy Cibor (Seaholm) and Michael Burkett and Paul Shawver (Groves and Berkshire). Derby eighth grade band is directed by Lynnette Malburg.

 Berkshire DI team

Congratulations to the BPS Destination Imagination teams that participated in the Regional Tournament on March 11. The Berkshire Middle School sixth grade Destination Imagination team earned 2nd place and are now moving forward to the state tournament on April 8. Derby Middle School also participated, earning fourth place at the Regional Tournament. Two of the three Destination Imagination teams at Birmingham Covington School qualified for the state competition as well (teams earned third, fourth and fifth places). Good luck to those headed to states! 

Robotics Team

The BPS Robotics team, made up of Groves and Seaholm high school students, will be honored by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, March 15. Team 2960, lead by teachers Bernie Simms, Patrick Hoover and Rosa Everitt, has had a successful year already with 1st place wins in and out of state. They continue their journey at Troy High School on Friday, March 31. This will be their last competition to qualify for the state competition later this school year. 

District News and Events

Register Now for the Groves High School Orchestras’ Forte 5K Run/Walk
The Groves High School Orchestras’ 5th Annual Forte 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Beverly Park, located on Beverly Road between Southfield and Evergreen Roads.
The Forte 5K Run/Walk, which features a USATF certified race course, is a major fundraiser for the Groves Orchestras. Register online at Early registration is $30; after April 21, $35. Registration will be available at the park on race day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Don’t miss this fun event! Sign up today!
The BCS Diversity Committee is showing the documentary film “13th” on Thursday March 30th at 7pm in the BCS media center.The film discusses the prison industrial complex in the US and the extent to which it is a manifestation of a new kind of slavery.  It is rated TV-MA.  The committee would like to encourage parents with their 7/8 students to attend this viewing and discussion.  RSVP
Spring 2017 Concert Performances:
All 5th grade beginning band students will combine in the spring to perform two separate concerts at the Seaholm High School Auditorium. The two combined concert dates for this year are:
Berkshire feeder schools-Rehearsal (mandatory) at Seaholm May 3, 4:30-5:30pm  
Concert at Seaholm, May 4, 7:00pm.
Derby feeder schools-Rehearsal (mandatory) at Seaholm May 10, 4:30-5:30pm.
Concert at Seaholm, May 11, 7:00pm.
Each elementary band will also perform a day concert at their own school for students and staff. These dates are still to be determined.
Attention Boys Soccer Players & Parents!!!
Interested in playing soccer at Seaholm in the Fall?  (Returning players from the Fall 2016 season do not need to sign up.) Please register your contact information by clicking on the Player Sign-Up link in the upper banner at Summer camp dates are confirmed and other information will be shared.  Thank you!
Groves Basketball Booster Club needs Volunteers
Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  Look no more.  The Groves Basketball Booster Club is hosting tutoring sessions starting in January. To learn more and to volunteer to tutor
Chartwells Food Services is Hiring
Looking to work a few hours a day while your children are in school? Apply in person 2205 Holland Street, Birmingham or contact Pattie Guck at 248.228.7172.
Struggling Reader? We have a Group for That!
The Dyslexia Advocacy Group of Birmingham is a community based parent group that shares resources, hosts discussions and advocates on behalf of dyslexic students and families. If you would like more information about meetings or resources you can find us on Facebook at:
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SAT Test Prep
Scholarships available
For more information SAT
BCS Diversity Film “13th”
BCS Media Center1
1525 Covington Road
7:00 PM
APRIL 3 – 7
Spring Recess

Classes Resume

Grade 11 – SAT Testing
Grades 9, 10 – PSAT Testing
Grade 12 – Post-Secondary Experiential Learning

Grade 11 – WorkKeys
Grade 9, 10, 12 – Late Start

BCS & Middle Schools Attend AM Only

No School for Students and Staff 
APRIL 20, 21, 22 7:30 PM
APRIL 23 – 2:30 PM

The Groves Performing Arts Company proudly presents “THE LAST LIFEBOAT” as the 2017 Spring Play.
Tickets are on sale NOW in the main office of Groves High School on school days from 7:00 am to 3:15 pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students K-12.  Suggested audience due to subject matter is 6th grade and up. Last Lifeboat If you have any questions, please contact Leisa Passarelli at
Groves High School Little Theatre
20500 W 13 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Park in the lot off of 13 Mile Road where the football field is located and avoid all the construction traffic in the other parking lot.
APRIL 22, 29
Saturday School
May 6, 13, 20
In partnership with the Birmingham African American Family Network, Birmingham Public Schools provides tutoring for students who need help in any grade level, and in any academic area.  We ask for a $3 donation to help us provide snacks for the students. Each session begins with a guest motivational speaker and/or a welcoming activity led by Mr. Brooks, Mr. Fairchild, and Mr. Lince. From about 9:15-10:55, each student will be paired with a tutor. At 10:55, we bring the whole group back together for five minutes to discuss what students learned for the day. We believe firmly in creating a caring community of learners at each and every Saturday School.  All K-12 BPS students are welcome to receive tutoring for ALL subject areas.  We can't wait to see you on Saturday! 
APRIL 22, 2017: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Surviving  the Social Jungle Conference
This groundbreaking conference takes a fresh approach to managing unfriendly peer behavior and preventing bullying, with specialized tracks for adults and kids. Visit for more information and to register. 
Delayed Start Day – all schools delayed 90 minutes for staff professional development

Groves & Seaholm High School Conference – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
APRIL 27 – 29
Derby presents
Legally Blond, Jr.
7:00 p.m.
Derby Middle School
1300 Derby Road
Birmingham, MI 48009
Cost is $10.
Call 248.203.5000
4th Annual Walk 4 Autism Walk
Somerset Collection, Troy, MI 48084
MAY 4 –7
Berkshire presents
Peter Pan, Jr.
Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Berkshire Middle School
21707 W. 14 Mile Road
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
Cost is $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Call 248.203.4700
May 21
Groves High School Orchestra 5th Annual Forte 5K Run/Walk

9:00 am
Beverly Park
Beverly Road between Southfield and Evergreen
The Forte 5K Run/Walk, which features a USATF certified race course, is a major fundraiser for the Groves Orchestras. Register online at Early registration is $30; after April 21, $35. Registration will be available at the park on race day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Don’t miss this fun event! Sign up today!
MAY 29
No School for Students and Staff
Memorial Day

High School Graduation Ceremonies

High School Students Attend AM Only with Two Exams

High School Students Attend AM Only with Two Exams

High School Students Attend AM Only with One Exam

Last Day Day
All Students Attend AM Only