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IB Learner Profile Focus for March (Open-Minded) and SEL

The IB Learner Profile Trait for February: PRINCIPLED

Students who are principled act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Students who are principled have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

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Principal Message: March 6, 2021

As we finish out the first full week of March, I wanted to take a moment to thank the families of West Hills for the continued support you provide to not only the students but our community as a whole.  This week we had the opportunity to deliver 797 pounds of food to the Open Door Outreach Center.  This is a perfect example of the generosity of our community. 

We continue to plan for the shift beginning April 5th while also beginning the process of course selections for the fall.  Sign-up is now available for current 8th-grade families to set up their individual meetings with Bloomfield Hills High School counselors.  See the article below for all the details.

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Grades 6, 7, & 8 Progress Reports Available Online Mid-Week

All progress reports/report cards are shared with families electronically. Our mid-quarter progress reports for grades 6 – 8 are available for viewing. As a reminder, progress reports and report cards can be accessed online in your Parent Portal. To login, visit https://www.bloomfield.org/my-bloomfield and enter your username and password.  Progress Report 2 can be found under the "Marks" category.

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IMPORTANT 8th Grade to High School Transition Meetings and Scheduling Appointments

There are several very important dates coming up for our 8th graders that will assist in them having a smooth, informed, and successful transition to high school.  WHMS 8th grade counselor, Mr. Castellani, has put together a newsletter with this very important information for current 8th graders, including information about the BH High School Virtual Orientation Night, the student meeting with counselors, as well as how to schedule an appointment with a BH High School counselor. Please review this extremely important information in the newsletter HERE, and schedule your 8th grader's appointment.  This newsletter also contains all of the Google Meet and Zoom links for the meetings listed below.

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8th-Grade Trip Update - February 26, 2021

After working to put together an itinerary shifting the DC trip to be a northern Michigan trip, I regret to inform you that we have decided to forego an 8th-grade overnight trip this year.  With that being said, many of our families had previously made a reservation for the trip.  Student Adventures will be sending communication soon, most likely next week, with details on providing a full refund to everyone who had made a deposit or payments towards the trip.  

In lieu of the overnight experience, we are working on an opportunity to provide our students an experience more locally.  Stay tuned for details on that as we plan for the remainder of the school year.

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Yearbook Order and Getting Your Pictures In!

The yearbook staff invites students and parents/guardians to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook!

Submit your photos online:

  1. Visit images.jostens.com
  2. Enter Login ID: 416053940
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  5. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

To order your yearbook, go to the Jostens Website for West Hills.

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The BBL offers baseball for boys and girls for grades pre-K through high school. Teams are generally organized by school and by age group, so your kids will have a chance to play with their friends and classmates.  Team placement is done by order of registration, so register soon for the best chance to play for your school team.

Learn More about Let's Play Ball!  Register Now for the Bloomfield Baseball League 2021 Spring Season
Mask Reminders

As a reminder, please be sure your child’s mask follows the Bloomfield Hills Schools mask guidelines. Face masks can be either reusable or disposable. They should fit tightly over your entire nose and mouth. Masks must have school-appropriate graphics. Masks should NOT have valves. Masks with valves are not permitted in Bloomfield Hills Schools. Students and staff are welcome to wear face shields brought from home, but they are not required. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters and bandannas are not sufficient face coverings. They may be worn in addition to a face mask. Neck gaiters must have school-appropriate graphics.

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Registration / Schedule Update

We will not be having our in-person registration that was scheduled for next week. We will miss seeing you in person and the energy that comes with receiving your schedule during registration. However, you will be able to take care of all requirements by registering online. Most of our families have already registered, and student schedules will still be available on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Students and families will be able to access their schedules through the parent portal (see directions below).

  • How to Register Your Child
    All families with students in grades K-12 across the district are required annually to complete Online Back to School Registration. The online system allows you to complete the process from home. Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year is completed through My Bloomfield. Click HERE for complete instructions that can be found on our district website.

The mission of WHMS is to ensure academic excellence, promote an enduring passion for learning, and encourage global citizenship while celebrating the success of each individual learner.

The school motto: "Nothing Less Than Your Best" is indicative of the high academic and personal standards to which West Hills is dedicated. Along with a strong emphasis on the development of academic knowledge, skills, technology and personal development, West Hills is proud of its commitment to performing and fine arts. In addition, West Hills offers over 19 different sports and several enriching co-curricular clubs and activities.

West Hills is a Nut Restricted School

Please remember that nuts of all kinds are restricted at West Hills because of students with severe and life-threatening allergies. The restriction is in effect in the entire building and at all times, including the school day, after school, evenings and weekends.

West Hills Middle School became a nut-restricted school in January of 2010. As a result, please carefully read and review all food packaging prior to sending food items to school. For further information on food allergies, consult www.foodallergy.org. We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

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West Hills Middle School
2601 Lone Pine Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Contact


Main: 248.341.6100
Attendance: 248.341.6110

Andy Gignac, Principal
248.341.6106
AGignac@bloomfield.org

Melissa Palmeri, Assistant Principal
MPalmeri@bloomfield.org

Debbie Steaban, Principal's Secretary
248.341.6100
DSteaban@bloomfield.org

Lisa Jones, Attendance Secretary
248.341.6102
LJones@bloomfield.org

Tony Castellani, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Bialk), 6th & 8th)
248.341.6104
ACastellani@bloomfield.org

Carla Westerby, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 5th & 7th)
248.341.6103
CWesterby@bloomfield.org

 

Building Hours


Class 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Half Days 11:35 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
3:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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