Blissfield Elementary School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and supportive teaching and learning environment where students are inspired to become academically successful and socially responsible.
With this as our mission, we believe in:
the creativity, potential and uniqueness of each individual;
the essential partnership between home, community and school;
the core values of professionalism, honesty and integrity;
the obligation for providing curriculum that is challenging, relevant and diverse;
the importance of fostering a desire for lifelong learning; and
the necessity that all we do is reflective of both our "genuine love for kids," and our confidence that everyone has the power to make a difference in today's world.
Congratulations to 5th grade teacher, Mr. Gary Koppelman, on the announcement of being a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.Out of the 50 finalists, only 16 of them teach in the United States.Mr. Koppelman’s nomination comes after receiving the Shell National Science Teacher of the Year Award, and his induction into the National Teacher Hall of Fame.All of these honors and recognition are well deserved from Mr. Koppelman’s hard work, vision, planning, and creation of the B.E.L.L. (Blissfield Environmental Life Lab).This wonderful lab has had, and will continue to have a tremendous impact on how students are taught, learn, and experience the world of science, as well as other subjects.
The Varkey GEMS Foundation launched the Global Teacher Prize to celebrate the best teachers around the world, those who inspire their students and the communities around them. The Global Teacher Award seeks to do for education what the Nobel Prize has done for science, literature, and peace. The focus is to uplift the valuable contributions that teachers make every day to establish a flourishing global society.
For more information on Mr. Koppelman’s nomination and the other 50 finalists, please visit:
On Friday, November 21, Blissfield Elementary students and staff participated in Pajama Rama by wearing their PJ's to school. Students were asked to donate $1 in exchange for not having to change their clothes prior to getting ready for school. All donations were to benefit Homeless Education in Lenawee County. Blissfield Elementary was able to raise over $450 for the cause.
Here are just few pictures of participants enjoying their PJ's at school.