Clubs & Organizations
- Current WHMS Club Schedule
- Art Club (4th -8th)
- Chess Club (4th-8th)
- Count Me In (8th grade)
- Coding Club (4th-8th)
- Creative Writing
- Current Events (6th-8th)
- Environmental Club (4th-8th)
- Honors Orchestra
- Jazz Band (5th-8th)
- Knitting Club (4th-8th)
- Leadership (6th-8th)
- Leadership Club (4th-5th)
- Minecraft (4th-8th)
- Mathcounts (6th-8th)
- Model UN (6th-8th)
- Newspaper (4th-8th)
- WaveBoard (4th-8th)
- WordMasters (4th-5th)
This year Art Club will be focusing on and hosting our very first Empty Bowls fundraiser event in the spring.
A high school ceramics teacher and his wife developed Empty Bowls in 1990 to use his students' efforts in making ceramic bowls to raise money to feed the hungry. People came and made a small donation in exchange for a handmade bowl and a simple meal of soup and bread. It was originally planned to be a one-time event...25 years later, Empty Bowls events are hosted across the globe. Empty Bowls has raised millions of dollars to combat hunger. The bowls serve as a reminder that someone's bowl is always empty.
Throughout the school year, students at West Hills Art Club will be making bowls in art club that will be later available for purchase at our fundraiser dinner event. There will also be a silent auction for "Best of Show" bowls and other goodies. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Forgotten Harvest, to help raise awareness for food insecurity. We are extremely excited to be part of a student driven enterprise that instills character building as our children take action through art to help fight hunger in our community. Students will further develop their personal vision and artistic voice through activities varying between personal projects and collaborative pieces for the school community, such as Empty Bowls and pieces for our outdoor classroom. 7th and 8th grade students can use this time to create pieces for Scholastic Art Competition.
Meets on Wednesdays at 3:05 p.m. in the Art Room. Sign up in the Art Room.
Coding Club will teach students about computer science, computational thinking, and programming. In this club, you will find that Computer Science is fun, collaborative, and creative! It will teach you how to program the games you love to play and may even inspire you to create your own games/programs! You will also have the opportunity to learn basic computer programming, how the internet works and will sharpen your problem solving skills.
Meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m. in Computer Lab.
The creative writing club provides weekly opportunities for students of varying grade levels and varying abilities to write, collaborate, and share ideas. A positive, productive, and creative forum is established in which students feel comfortable taking risks with their writing. Students experiment with new ideas and techniques and share work out loud for feedback. Students will gain knowledge of various types of writing including both poetry and prose. They will also learn a variety of techniques to make their writing more expressive and vivid.
This club is available to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass and percussion (drum kit). Other instruments are also welcome with permission from Mrs. Lucas. It is designed to develop Jazz music skills and foster an understanding of different styles of Jazz music, such as swing, rock, blues, and modern Jazz.
6th–8th Grade Leadership meets Thursday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Students from these grades who value teamwork and the importance of volunteering for the betterment of our community are encouraged to join! Students organize several events during the school year including, an annual talent show, spirit week, and community service projects throughout the year.
4th and 5th grade student leaders work to help organize charity and social events for the elementary students at West Hills. Student initiative is encouraged and teacher sponsors help the students plan and present proposals to administration. Student leaders also act as liaisons to the greater student population. Emphasis is placed on developing leadership skills through guided lessons and discussion. All 4th or 5th grade students at West Hills are welcome to join.
All meetings will take place every other Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Students are asked to go to their lockers between 7:20 - 7:30 a.m. to ensure that we start on time. Students should attend the first meeting to learn more about the club.
Do you love learning about other countries? Do you enjoy reading about issues that plague the world? Then, join the first ever West Hills Model United Nations (MUN) club. The MUN club engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events. We will be led twice a month by Bloomfield Hills High School students. You will have the opportunity to attend a mock event at BHHS and my go to a conference in May at Michigan State University. See Mrs. Toohey or Mrs. VanGemert for more information.
Meets Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in room 111.
WaveBoard meets on Friday mornings, at 7:15 a.m. in the Field House. This club is to promote fitness and exercise in the form of wave boarding. The students will be taught how to wave board and to learn new skills as well. We supply wave boards and helmets, but you are more than welcome to bring in your own. Available for 4th -8th grade.
The WordMasters Challenge is a national competition for students in grades 3rd-8th which encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. Over 4,200 school teams, from 50 states, participated last year.
"Unlike other language-arts contests, which emphasize grammar and punctuation, this competition addresses higher-level word-comprehension and logical abilities and helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically."