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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.

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.

Counselor Changes at BHHS

Dear Black Hawk Families,

We hope you are having a wonderful summer. We wanted to take this opportunity to inform families of upcoming changes to counseling staff caseloads for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Mrs. Amanda Gohl will be leaving us to join the counseling team at Bloomfield Hills Middle School beginning in August. Mrs. Gohl has done a great job at BHHS since arriving last August and we wish her continued success at BHMS.

We are pleased to announce Mr. Brian Fitzgerald, former BHMS Assistant Principal, will be taking over counseling responsibilities for Mrs. Gohl starting in August. Mr. Fitzgerald initially began his career in the district as a counselor before becoming an Assistant Principal. He brings a wealth of knowledge and looks forward to meeting and supporting your student going forward.

Read more about Counselor Changes at BHHS
Connecting with your child's teacher, school, and the district

Families are automatically signed up to receive communication from their child's school, teachers, and Bloomfield Hills Schools (Wednesday Web News & Important Notices - including school cancellations). In order to receive emails, telephone calls, and even text messages, all you have to do is maintain your contact information and manage your personal preferences. If you wish not to receive these newsletters, simply "opt-out" when you receive the first newsletter (an option at the bottom of every email we send).

Instructions for updating this information are now available at www.bloomfield.org/notifications. Here you can manage your contact preferences as they pertains to emergency and district notifications. 

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LOCATION


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

CONTACT


Main: 248.341.6100
Attendance: 248.341.6110

Rob Durecka, Principal
248.341.6105
RDurecka@bloomfield.org

Andy Gignac, Assistant Principal
248.341.6106
AGignac@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 and Gale), 5th & 7th)
248.341.6104
ACastellani@bloomfield.org

Carla Westerby, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 6th & 8th)
248.341.6103
CWesterby@bloomfield.org

Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader/PYP/MYP Coordinator
248.341.6696
JTeal@bloomfield.org

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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.