1st Grade
8th graders mentor 1st graders
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Birney students during mock election
Mrs. Lutes Class
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Ms. Cardinal's Science Class
Student in Art Class
Mrs. Land's ELA Class
Student Art Mrs. Watters Class
Mrs. Kreisler's Class 8th Grade
Mrs. Gray's 5th Grade
Birney K-8 School

Mission Statement

Birney K-8 School is a caring community school with qualified, dedicated, caring professionals educating young people in a diverse setting for self-development, learning and success. Each student will be a life-long learner and a responsible citizen in a global community.

Vision Statement

Birney K-8 School is committed to providing Excellence in Education for all students. The school will design programs and learning experiences that promote academic achievement and the personal and social growth of every student. As a richly diverse community of learners that values all its members, Birney K-8 School will assume a central role in the community by linking parents, local agencies and businesses to the school.

Birney K-8 School will provide a safe and productive learning environment in which students can communicate effectively, think critically, solve problems and are technologically literate through a variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Through a challenging course of study with high standards, students will become responsible learners who can work collaboratively, and be accountable for their own academic and developmental progress.

Birney K-8 students will become lifelong learners who will be educated to make valuable contributions to society. Through the collaboration of school, home and community, every Birney K-8 student will be well prepared for the demands of the 21st century.


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Digital Citizens Week

Challenge your families to have a #DeviceFreeDinner. Digital citizenship doesn't end in the classroom. Home environments also shape kids' relationships with technology. While we promote technology use for learning, fun, and bringing people together, it's also important to balance media and tech use with undistracted face-to-face time. Share our #DeviceFreeDinner challenge with your families to drive home the message of balance with device use. Copy and paste the following URL into your class website, newsletter, parent email, and/or social media posts to get your families to take the challenge:https://www.commonsensemedia.org/device-free-dinner More...
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Order Your Birney Spirit Wear

Show your Birney spirit! You can order your own custom Birney gear. Make sure to order shirts with collars to follow dress code. More...

Order Your USMA Spirit Wear!

Show your USMA Spirit. Order your own custom apparel. Make sure shirts have collars. More...

Teacher of the Month

Nominate your favorite teacher today! More...
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Bullying Hot Line

Please call(248)-746-8806 if you know of any bullying situation at Birney. This is for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Thank you.
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ELA Textbooks

ELA Textbooks Online Info for Grades 6, 7 and 8 my.hrw.com (Each student has their own login and password) More...
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Box Tops for Education

Please send in your clipped Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education More...
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Michigan First Credit Union

We have a Michigan First Credit Union branch right here at school. Students can open their own accounts. Prizes are given for new members.
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Referrals With a Smile Program

The staff catches the students doing great things and writes a positive Referral with a Smile. There are grade level and individual winners who win special prizes. We are so proud of the students as they are doing great things at BK8!
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For yearbook information use Birneyyearbook@gmail.com More...