Okma Weekly Message December 4, 2020

Greetings IA Families,

Applications for the Class of 2025 are now being accepted.  If you have an 8th grader or know off any that are interested in attending our world class school, please direct them to our Prospective Students page to fill out an application.

Interested prospective families still have one more opportunity to attend a Virtual Information Session (Q & A) on December 8 at 7:30 PM - Families are encouraged to pre-register via this link Pre-Registration

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This past week you may have received an email in error by another campus which provided you with a phone number associated with that campus.  Please remember that if your student attends the Okma Campus, your options for contacting the attendance office are as follows:

Phone: (248)341-5910 

Email: IAAttendance@bloomfield.org

Both of  these options are available 24/7

Coca Cola Scholars

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We are proud to announce the following IA Okma students have been named Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalists!

These students are among 1,609 who were selected from 99,403 applicants from across the country to continue through the selection process.

They are currently submitting their Semifinalist applications to be reviewed by the Program Reading Committee.  After this review, 250 will advance as Regional Finalists, with 150 becoming Coca-Cola Scholars and receiving a $20,000 scholarship.

Best of luck to these IA Okma students!

-Hanna Khor

-Jonah Liss

-Soenke Pietsch

-Vynateya Purimetla

- Vivian Yee


Student Equity Council Cultivates Equity Within Bloomfield Hills Schools

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Over the summer of 2020, students from Bloomfield Hills High School and International Academy joined together to form a new student group, called the Student Equity Council (SEC).    This group of dedicated students has weekly virtual meetings, and has worked tirelessly to create a restorative, equitable school culture across all Bloomfield Hills Schools.  Their Mission Statement reads, “We work to foster and preserve an equitable, justice-based learning environment across the Bloomfield Hills School District by holding the district and community accountable in instances of discrimination and injustice, and creating policy and programs to cultivate equity.” 


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Seniors Families!  Please be sure to check the senior portrait information that has been posted at the bottom of this page!

Tech Trouble Form for Students and Families

Health and Wellness page from Bloomfield Hills Schools

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DATE CHANGED to December 11-13

PHOENIX THEATER COMPANY proudly presents our first ever virtual fall play:

CRAZYTOWN by Jonathan Rand

Our directors, Nita Kattimani and Melina Pardales, have been working tirelessly with their cast of dedicated actors and crew to bring this streaming show to you. It’s a comedy and we all need to laugh!

The show will be available to watch from 12 am December 11 through 11:59 pm on December 13.  To access the show, go to this link: https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/DhVC4cg3IOe0-crazytown--international-academy

We are bringing this show to you free of charge, so please support your IA classmates and sit back and enjoy the show!

Counseling Newsletter

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A Spiritwear has a new address!


Same great options, just at a new and easier address!

Raise Money for Your Campus

For every purchase you make, OG Tees will donate 10% back to your campus!

The Best Products at the Best Prices

Featuring brands like Nike, Champion, Sport-Tek and Port & Co., you can find the comfort and quality you desire on any budget!

Easy Delivery Right to Your Campus

All you have to do is order online and the garments will be delivered to your campus! 

New Styles Added Daily

Check back frequently so you don't miss out on the newest styles and designs!

Suggestions Always Welcome

Don't see what you're looking for? OG Tees is always looking for ideas for new items to add and would love to hear your thoughts!

Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you!

All spiritwear orders that are being sold at a discount through Student Leadership are on hold. Students are not able to enter the building to organize orders per the state shutdown. We hope to know more after the announcement by the Governor on December 8. We apologize for the inconvenience.



2020-2021 Calendar

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DIRECTORIES ARE IN!!!!  Thank you to all those that joined the PTIA this year.  As your special membership bonus, you will be getting your directories in the mail due to our current situation where they don’t want too many people in the building.  Please allow for 2-3 weeks for delivery.  If you haven’t received by the end of the month, email ptiaokma@gmail.com to resend it or contact Ann Curran to pick one up from the main office.


The next IA Governance Council meeting is Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00pm.  More info coming soon!

HELP RAISE MONEY BY SHOPPING: Kroger & Smile Amazon!  If you shop at either of these places, you can help raise money for the PTIA.  These companies will automatically donate a percentage of your purchase to us once you designate the International Academy OKMA PTIA as your charity.


KROGER: log into your account.  Go to “My Account” then to “Community Rewards”.  Select your charitable organization.  You can find the PTIA by either entering the code VQ814 or International Academy OKMA PTIA.  DONE! 

SMILE AMAZON: when ordering anything with Amazon, use smile.amazon.com.  Log into your account.  Click on “Your Account”, then find “Change you Amazon mile Charity” under “Other Programs”.  Type in International Academy OKMA PTIA.  DONE!!!

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Senior Portrait Information

2021 Graduate Info Letter

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Safety Protocols

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Sell Sheet

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Marketing Brochure

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Outdoor Session

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Senior Quick Shoot is now TBD due to COVID Restrictions

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