West Hills Middle School
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.
IMPORTANT SUMMER INFORMATION
WHMS AUGUST OFFICE HOURS
August 1 - August 30- Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
August 31 - Closed until noon for district-wide staff meeting.
Counselors available by appointment
REGISTRATION AND TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS
Open this VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE with instructions for completing your student's annual registration forms online and options for turning in registration confirmation and receiving your student's teacher assignment for the upcoming school year.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 5
Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. for all grades
1/2 day for 4th and 5th graders - dismissal at 11:35 a.m.
Full day for 6th, 7th and 8th graders - dismissal at 3:05 p.m.
Buses will run at both dismissal times.
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Other Dates for 2017/18
Open the District Calendar for school schedule and breaks for the 2017/18 school year.
There was a bit of "drama" in the classroom as drama teacher Mary Bogrette received the Teacher of the Week award from host Jay Towers of WNIC radio station. The award included a plaque, coffee and donuts for the staff lounge, and a huge gift basket with a $50 gift card! Bogrette was nominated by the family of a former student, Spencer Bell.
To see the full nomination letter, visit the WNIC Teacher of the Week page.
West Hills sixth graders Devi Chandran, Jake Song, and Ellis Merahn are excited to try the new Yamaha digital piano that was purchased for music students at Bloomfield Hills Schools! Funds for the instrument were provided through a Fall 2017 Bloomfield Hills Foundation Grant.
According to West Hills Orchestra Teacher Nathan Erde, “Having this piano will provide students in band, orchestra, jazz band, and fiddle club at the middle schools with more opportunities to play keyboard with their ensembles.” Erde continues, “This purchase supports one of our Guiding Principles at Bloomfield Hills Schools, that students have access to technology to support personal learning. They will have many more opportunities to collaborate.”
West Hills Middle School
2601 Lone Pine Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Rob Durecka, Principal
Andy Gignac, Assistant Principal
Debbie Steaban, Principal's Secretary
Lisa Jones, Attendance Secretary
Tony Castellani, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Bialk and Gale), 5th, & 7th)
Anne Westphal, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 6th & 8th)
|Class||8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.|
|Half Days||11:35 a.m. Dismissal|
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.|