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Happy Thanksgiving to Derby staff, students, families and friends!
Wednesday, November 19 is Class Color Day: 6th grade wears white, 7th grade wears red, and 8th grade wears black.
Derby Spirit Week begins: Monday, November 17 is pajama day. Please keep the dress code in mind when showing your Dragon spirit! :)
Parent/Teacher conferences are this week: Wednesday, November 12, 1 - 4 p.m. and 5 - 8 p.m.; and Thursday, November 13, 4 - 7 p.m. Don't forget to visit the Book Fair!
Derby Dad's Club meets this Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin Claw Brewing Company. We'll be discussing events and projects for this school year. Join us!
International Academy and Saturday School information packets are available in the main office for your convenience.
Is technology making you and your family sick? Mark Ostach, the "Digital Diet Guy" and psychology of technology expert, will give tips on how to find the right balance at the next PTA meeting, Friday, November 7, 9:20 a.m. in the Derby cafeteria. http://digitaldietguy.com/
Check out the Groves & Seaholm High School open houses today from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Special Education Coffee Morning hosted by Friends of Different Learners is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 31 at 9:00 a.m. Join us in the Derby cafeteria!
6th grade brown bag lunch series tomorrow, Oct 29 at 12:05. Featured speaker is Andrea Liberman from Shalom Street Museum. Remind your students to pack a lunch if they are attending.
Dragon Bowl (Derby Red v/s Derby White Football) today at 3:45, followed by all-school Halloween Bash from 6:00 - 8:00. #dragonpride
Good luck to the Dragon Wrestling Team as they take on Ferndale today at Derby, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Please note: March Madness Basketball Bash time has been changed to 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., this Friday, March 20, so that students can also attend the Girls' Volleyball White Team home game from 4:00 - 6:00.
Derby Red Volleyball Team v/s West Hills Middle School today, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Derby. #dragonpride
Good luck to Derby band and orchestra students participating in festival competitions today and tomorrow!
Don't forget teacher conferences are Wednesday and Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Please help all students to get home quickly and safely at dismissal time: do not park/stand in the left lane of the front loop. This blocks bus access and creates a dangerous traffic jam on Derby/Adams. A better alternative is to meet your child in the parking lot off of Adams.
Want to know more about the upcoming bond proposal and how it affects our students and community? Join Superintendent Dr. Nerad at a special meeting on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Berkshire Middle School, 21707 W. 14 Mile Road, Beverly Hills. Event hosted by Derby, Berkshire and Covington PTAs.
Due to weather, Derby will dismiss at 3:00 p.m. today. Jazz band is cancelled. Wrestling match also cancelled, rescheduled to 3/19 @ Berkshire.
Spring teacher conferences are almost here! Mark your calendars for March 11 and 12, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Encourage your children to try "Nowacki's Notes." Students can leave notes in a box in the Counseling Office with questions, concerns or suggestions about all things Derby: lunch, rec time, buses, hall passing time, friendships, concern for a fellow student or anything else they want to share. Administrators value this feedback and review the notes regularly.
Good luck to Derby Dragon teams competing today: 4:00 pm Girls’ Red Volleyball vs Cranbrook, and 4:15 p.m. Boys’ Swimming vs Bloomfield Hills
Free event for parents: "Beyond Grades: Helping Your Child Find Balance – Preparing for the Future." Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Seaholm High School Little Theater. Learn common stressors children face, when stress becomes unhealthy, and the difference between anxiety and general stress. Panel members: include social workers and counselors from Groves, Seaholm, and Derby, and Superintendent Dr. Nerad.
8th grade field trip to see Seaholm’s stage musical "Mary Poppins" is Thursday, February 26th. Students will travel by bus, leaving Derby at 11AM and returning by 3PM. An earlier lunch/rec period is scheduled. Students will witness the limitless opportunities for student involvement in creating a high school level production.
Calling all 8th grade parents! The deadline to submit best wishes messages to your graduating Dragon in the Derby Yearbook is this Friday, February 27. Each message is $20 and will appear in the 8th Grade section of the Derby Yearbook. Order forms can be found on the Derby website under ‘Announcements’, or in the office.
An 8th grade graduation volunteer meeting will be held Wednesday, February 25 at 8:30 am in the Derby Cafeteria. Find out how you can help with this memorable event - even if you only have a couple of hours to spare!
Next Derby Parent Forum is Monday, March 2nd, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in cafeteria: "Using Effective Methods to Avoid Middle School Mayhem." We'll discuss competitive parenting, living vicariously through kids and how to set appropriate boundaries. Julie Fisher of BBFA presents.
Research shows kids whose parents are involved at school earn better grades, have better attendance, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and complete their homework. Check out the Derby eNews for ways you can get involved: athletics/orchestra/band/choir boosters, school musical, PTA, chaperoning a dance, and so much more!
Reminder: tomorrow is picture make-up day.
Join us for the Derby PTA meeting on Friday, September 11, 9:20 - 10:50 a.m. in the cafeteria. Principal Nowacki will give an update, and counselors Melissa Thomas and Mary Martin will talk about challenges students face at the beginning of the school year.
Welcome back Derby Dragons! Here's to a great year filled with learning, friendship and fun.
Fall sports info is here! Football (7th and 8th Grade): Team meeting and equipment handout on Tuesday, Sept 8, 3:30 -5:30 p.m.. Cross Country (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade): First practice/meeting Wednesday, September 9, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.. Girls’ Basketball (7th and 8th Grade): Team meeting Wednesday, September 9 during rec time. First practice Thursday, September 10. Girls’ Tennis (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade): Parent Information Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. in Derby Cafeteria. 3 days of tryouts will be held Sept. 16 - 18. Athletes are expected to attend all 3 tryout dates. 6th graders will tryout from 3:30 - 4:30, 7th grade from 4:30 - 5:30, and 8th grade from 5:30 - 6:30.
Just in: Principal Nowacki received word from City of Birmingham re: road construction on Derby Rd to begin this Tues mid-day from railroad bridge to Eaton. Estimated duration of project is 3 weeks. Ugh!
Registration week is here! Tuesday 6th grade, Wednesday Destination Derby, Thursday 7th grade and Friday 8th grade. Check the Derby website for more information.
Has your 8th grader completed the career focus education job shadow assignment? It's due at the end of the summer. Visit the Derby website for more info.
Check your email - info was sent out today about how to join Derby PTA and volunteer for upcoming events.
Don't forget summer reading assignments for all grades, and career exploration for incoming 8th graders. Visit the Derby webpage for more information.
8 more weeks of summer vacation! Any suggestions for fun family outings this summer?
Congratulations 8th graders! Best of luck as you transition to Seaholm. Thank you to Courtney Colton and her team of volunteers who planned tonight's celebration.
Derby Band Boosters are looking for volunteers for the 2015-2016 academic year: secretary, uniform chair and band room volunteer chair. Email Carolyn Capone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget: Friday is a 1/2 day!
Interfaith Panel Discussion Thank you to all that attended and participated in the BCS Diversity Committee’s Interfaith Panel Discussion , Exploring Islam and Judaism , on May 30.
Diversity Champions honorees BPS proudly congratulates Dr. Embekka Roberson, Groves Principal, and Joe Leibson, Birmingham Covington School Spanish teacher, on their recognition as Diversity Champions by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force.
STEM experiences The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology Conference 2019 invited the BPS STEM R&D students to share their authentic STEM experiences and pathways.
OAA All League Team This March, Groves senior John Garrett was nominated by his basketball varsity coach and elected by the district coaches to the OAA All League Team for their division.
Oratory contest Groves varsity debater and state champion Lukis Bagdon placed second at the Birmingham Optimist Club Oratory Contest, held March 27 at the Community House.
MIFA win Congratulations to the Groves Performing Arts Company, under the direction of John Rutherford, on their recent recognition from the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association (MIFA).
Individual Awards were presented to (^=Previously received individual awards at the District or Regional competition): Superior Awards, Technical-Directors: Megan Darby^ & Scotty Lockwood^Set Designers: James Laport^ & Noel Stanley^Costume Design/Construction: Mateo Davis^ & Camille West^Choreographers: Laiko Brown^, Trey James Hardy^ & Keturah Heath^Hair/Makeup: Maddy Hardey & Becca Woodrow
Superior Awards, Acting-Holly: Hailey Van Wordragen^Coyote: Mateo Davis^Donovan: Hunter Stabile^Superior Award for the ensemble- Grace Balow, Laiko Brown, Annie Chernow, Sophie Dara^, Jordan Davis^, Mateo Davis^, James Hardy, Maddy Hardey, Keturah Heath, Josh Holmes, Nick Joseph, Griffin Kozlow, James Laport^, Beau Lerner, Noah Smalley, Hunter Stabile^, Noel Stanley, Hope Tushman^, Hailey Van Wordragen^, Camille West and Becca Woodrow.
Excellent Awards, Technical- Program Design: Noah Smalley & Hunter StabileVocal Direction: Griffin Kozlow & Hope Tushman
Battle of the Books On Saturday, Feb. 2, nearly 1,200 elementary school students and parents geared up for Battle of the Books for a day of trivia and teamwork.
Scriptor earns top awards This year, the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) awarded The Scriptor 3 first place awards in this year’s national competition: National First Place with Special Merit, Best High School General Magazine and National Best Story.
Joseph appointed to NCTE Committee Rick Joseph, Birmingham Covington School 3 / 4 teacher was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Committee for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Ranked 4th overall out of 16 teams, the Birmingham team paired up with the Avondale Robotic team and only lost once in the elimination rounds on their way to their second victory in 7 days, winning the FIRST Robotics Female Tournament earlier this month.
Next up for the team is the FIRST Robotics Challenge “Destination: Deep Space”, starting in January.
The team is led by Birmingham teachers Bernie Simms and Patrick Hoover.
Automation Nation is led by teachers Bernie Simms and Patrick Hoover.
Thank you to all the volunteers that joined Kids Against Hunger at Birmingham Covington Schools on Sept. 22 for Kids Feeding Kids.
National Merit Scholarship Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalist in the 64 th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Berkshire student recognized by Duke University Talent ID program Lochlan Patterson, an eighth grade student at Berkshire Middle School has been honored by Duke University Talent Identification program for his exceptional scores on the SAT.