Wylie E. Groves High School

Inspiring all learners to positively impact their world.

Groves Announcements

  • Important Dates for Students

    There is no packet pick up this year due to online registration.

    NCAA Parent Night Groves & Seaholm (at Groves)      Tuesday          8/21/18          6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Freshman Orientation Kick-Off Day                            Wednesday     8/22/18          9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Freshman Parents Meeting / Student Activities Fair     Wednesday     8/22/18          7:00 pm

    Freshman Registration/Parents Welcome Reception     Thursday         8/23/18          8:00 - 10:00 am

    Sophomore Registration                                           Thursday         8/23/18          12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Freshman Canoe Trip                                                Friday             8/24/18          8:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Senior Registration                                                   Friday             8/24/18          8:00 - 10:00 am

    Junior Registration                                                    Friday             8/24/18          12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Late Registration all grades (Cafeteria)                       Thursday         8/30/18          12:00 - 2:00 pm

    First Day of School – ½ Day AM - No X-Block        Tuesday         9/4/18            7:30 am – 11:00 am

    Limited Late Registration (Little Theater)                     Tuesday          9/4/18            8:30 - 9:30 am

    Senior Parent/Student Meeting                                    Thursday         9/6/18            6:00 – 7:00 pm

    Registration Letter to Families - Updated

    eFunds for Schools 

    How do to I pay for any fees that I may need to pay?

    This is a separate program from the Infosnap registration system and will require a separate login and password.

    You will need your student(s) id number(s) to link to your children’s names and fee options. Id number(s) can be found on your student’s id card and/or report card. Another source is when you are completing the on-line registration.

    To create an account or to login to an existing account, visit: https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56264. Once on the eFunds for Schools homepage, the links for to “Create An Account” or to “Login” are half way down on the left. Please print your eFunds receipt and have your student bring to registration on August 21, 22 or late registration.

    Will there be fees associated with using e-Funds?

    There is a small convenience fee associated with each payment: $1.00 for using your checking/savings account information (direct ACH), and $2.65 (per $100) for using your credit/debit card.

    Please make sure both the e-Funds and online registration have been completed before arriving at registration on the assigned date.  Your student will need to bring the efunds receipt with them to registration.

    Freshmen Parents and Students

    • Freshmen students are expected to participate in the Freshman Orientation (Big Brother / Big Sister Program) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.  This program has proven to be invaluable for our freshmen.
    • Freshmen parents and students are invited to Freshmen Activity Fair and Parent Orientation at 7:00 PM in the Commons (students) and Little Theater (parents) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

    Freshman Class Canoe Trip Information and Canoe Trip Permission Form

    You may turn your form and payment in at Freshman Orientation or at the Freshman Activity Fair on Wednesday, 8/22/18 or at Freshman Registration on Thursday, 8/23/18.  

    Groves High School Enrollment Information for New Families

    New Student Information


    We wish you all a happy, healthy and relaxing summer break. We’ll see you in September! 

    Class of 2018

    Diplomas are ready to be picked up in the main office from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.  You will need to sign for your diploma.

    For Transcripts:  Go to parchment.com to request that your final transcript be sent to your college or university and make sure to also request a “self view” for you.  Final transcripts will be completed and released on Monday, June 25, 2018.

    Wylie E. Groves High School 57th Annual Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

    2018 High School Academic Summer School Schedule

    Groves Summer Reading List 2018

    Groves Course Catalog 2018-2019

    Groves Course Numbers 2018-2019

    9th Grade Course Planning Guide

    College and Career Center News

    College Visit Schedule – All juniors and seniors are invited to attend meetings with the college admission reps who visit Groves. Register in person, in advance in the College & Career Center and obtain a pass to be excused from the class you will miss. Most College Visit meetings are held in the College & Career Center unless otherwise indicated.

    For an up to date list of college visits, check the College Visit Calendar on Mrs. Bodary's website at https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/1748.  Please contact her if you have any concerns regarding the college search and admission process, career planning, financial aid, and scholarships. Mrs. Marlene Bodary – MBodary@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    Student Drop-Off / Pick-Up and Visitor Parking 
    Families are encouraged to use the district transportation service whenever possible.
    Families choosing not to use district transportation are encouraged to
    carpool with friends and neighbors.

    Students may be dropped off and picked up from three (3) locations:
    the Front Circle Drive off 13 Mile Road,
    the designated drop off lanes in the West Lot-the West Porch “designated drop off lane”
    or the Pool Entrance area.
    The “designated drop off lanes” will be marked by painted lines
    along the West Porch and Pool Entrance area.
    Parents are asked to pull up as far forward as possible
    when using the Front Circle Drive, the West Porch, or the Athletic area.
    Please pull into the area so student traffic can continue to move in the lot.
    Left hand turns from the Front Circle Drive are strongly discouraged.
    Left hand turns may be unsafe and will cause traffic to become congested in the circle drive.
    These areas will become congested from 7:15 to 7:30 a.m. and from 2:45 to 3:00 p.m.
    Parents are encouraged to drop students off prior to 7:10 a.m. and pickup after 2:50 p.m.

    All students must be picked up by 3:00 p.m. every day.
    Students who are not participating in an after-school activity will have to exit the building.

    There will be no student drop-off or pick-up in the North Lot or North Lane
    because of safety issues. Drivers may not use the Music Circle Drive
    for drop-off or pick-up - this area is designated for buses only.
    Consequences for families who use the North Lot, North Lane or
    Music Circle drive for drop-off are at the discretion of the administration
    and are adjusted as necessary based on the severity of the situation.

    Parents who visit the school during the day may park in the
    Front Circle Drive or the visitor parking area at the entrance to the West Lot.
    Visitors must check in with the front desk to identify their vehicle.


    Attendance Reminders: 
    If your student needs to leave early, please send a note. This makes it so much easier for a student to leave the classroom on time.  Calling the classroom is disruptive to the teacher and fellow students.   To report your child’s absence, tardiness, or any attendance concern, please call the main line 248-203-3500 option 2.


  • Birmingham Groves High School

    A Tradition of Excellence, since 1959

    Through its mission, Groves seeks to be a community of learners which values each individual and fosters intellectual excellence, personal development, social responsibility and ethical standards.  It only takes one step onto the Groves campus to see this mission quickly come to life. Exceptional teaching and learning inhabits classrooms while an air of encouragement and acceptance builds students' connections with each other and the community at large.  The Groves Advantage lies within the community that makes up Groves -- committed and enthusiastic educators, a compassionate support team of staff members, engaged parents and students eager to move themselves and each other toward successful futures.


    Embekka Thompson, Principal

    Othamian Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Staci Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Darin Wilcox, Assistant Principal

    Tom Flynn, Athletic Director



    Learn More about Groves from the Hafen and Moore Families.