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6th Grade Girls Soccer Information

All 6th-grade girls interested in playing girls soccer this spring, practice will start on
Monday, April 14th from 3:15pm - 4:30pm on the front side soccer field right next to the
softball field. Please have shin guards, cleats and a soccer ball if possible.
Practice will be Monday-Thursday from 3:15-4:30. Game schedule coming soon!

If you have any other questions please feel free to email.
Coach Dale: ldale@bloomfield.org

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8TH GRADE PSAT TESTING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13; NO SCHOOL FOR GRADES 4, 5, 6 & 7

PSAT testing for our 8th graders will take place in the morning on Tuesday, April 13. There is no school that day for our students in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7.

8th graders must report to the building no later than 8:05 a.m. All students, except those with approved extended testing, will be dismissed at approximately 11:35 a.m.  Buses will run in the morning and at dismissal, for students who are regularly scheduled for bus transportation.

Please make sure that your student gets plenty of sleep the night before, and has a good breakfast prior to coming to school.  Our food service will provide a boxed breakfast/lunch as well for all students free of charge.

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National Assistant Principals Week

National Assistant Principals Week is April 5–9, 2021! Bloomfield Hills High School has three Associate Principals: Jessica Lupone, Cathy McDonald, and David Reed-Nordwall. Bloomfield Hills Middle School’s interim AP is David Baker; East Hills Middle School’s AP is Angie Konzen; and West Hills Middle School’s AP is Melissa Palmeri. These dedicated administrators help and support our students and staff on a daily basis, building positive culture, and assisting with all the details that make our schools run smoothly. Take a moment to thank your school’s Associate Principal this week!

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

This year, the U.S. observes Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday, April 8, corresponding with the Jewish day of remembrance, Yom HaShoah. The Holocaust Memorial Center in West Bloomfield is hosting The Kappy Family Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel Night Art & Writing Competitions, to educate students about the Holocaust, engaging them through Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel's profound stories and empowering them to move from thought to action using creative expression.

This year's art and writing competition, open for students in 7th - 12th grades, is themed "The Power of Memory." The entry deadline is April 16, with a virtual Awards Ceremony on June 16. Learn more here.

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2021-22 Course Selections for 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades Coming Soon!

As we close out March and begin to plan into April, we will be starting the scheduling process for next year. Students in fifth grade, sixth grade, and seventh grade will receive course selection information soon.  Along with the course selection, you will want to consult our Bloomfield Hills Schools Middle School Course Description Book for more information about our course offerings. With all the shifts this school year, we decided to delay the fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade course selection process until after spring break.  Be looking for updated information and due dates when we return in early April.  Once they are available, it is important that the course selections are turned in on time as it helps in preparing for next school year.

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Hot off the WHMS Press!

Our WHMS Newspaper Club has been hard at work capturing the happenings inside and outside of West Hills.  With Mrs. Seaton's retirement, Mrs. Bushon has guided this club over the past several months (virtually and in-person) to create an exciting DIGITAL edition.  This student-driven club investigated and interviewed diligently to capture news stories about life in our school during the pandemic.  Please click on the link and enjoy many insights into what's been going on at WHMS!

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Grades 6 - 8 End of Third Quarter Report Cards

All progress reports/report cards for middle school students are shared with families electronically. Our third-quarter report cards for grades 6 – 8 will be available for viewing on Wednesday, April 7.  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.

If you don't remember your login information, use the "forgot username and password" link, enter your email address on file, and the system will email it to you. If the email is incorrect or you are still unable to access the portal, please email communications@bloomfield.org for assistance. Instructions for how to view and/or print your student's progress report (which is the same as viewing a report card) after you have logged in to your Parent Portal are available HERE.

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Principal Message: April 10, 2021

It was pointed out to me that this past week was our first five-day week of full-time in-person school since the week of March 2, 2020.  That statement truly made me reflect on the past thirteen months and all that we have learned and accomplished in that time.  Thirteen months ago most of us had never even been heard of Zoom and certainly had never been on one.  Thirteen months ago gathering in large groups was never given a second thought.  Thirteen months ago we had no idea how our world was about to change.  We can focus on all the loss that we have felt over this time or we can choose to think about all that has been gained during this time.  While I reflected this week, I chose, for now, to focus on what has been gained.  Quality time with family.  The gift of time to evaluate the most important things in life.  Skills developed in our students to problem solve, adapt, and adjust, time and again.  Staff stepping out of comfort zones to connect with our students and families in ways that had never done before.  While the past thirteen months have given all of us considerable loss, we certainly can pause and reflect on all that it has provided as well.

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Spring Testing

State and federal laws require schools to assess student learning every year in specific grade levels and subjects. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is not allowing for remote testing, therefore the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) must be rendered inside a school facility. This means that all assessments must be administered in person.

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Food Service Details

The food service department will be transitioning to serving FREE meals to be eaten at school for in-person learning. They will only be sending bags home on prescheduled ½ day sessions moving forward, when students don’t have the opportunity to eat in school. All meals will continue to be FREE until the end of the 2020­‐21 school year,

Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, students will be offered meals during their scheduled lunch period at school to be eaten in the area designated for them by the school they attend. Each meal will be individually wrapped and then boxed.

The middle school lunch menu for April 2021 can be found here.

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IB Learner Profile Focus for April (Balanced) and SEL

This April, we are focused on “the importance of BALANCING different aspects of our lives ~
intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others.” ~IBO 

Learner Profile Trait Focus for April: Balanced

As an IB Learner, I am Balanced. I work to stay organized, use my time wisely, and be healthy. With this learner profile attribute, I show commitment towards my learning and show self-discipline and responsibility. 

I understand the importance of balancing different aspects of my life-intellectual, physical, and emotional to achieve well-being for myself and others. I recognize my interdependence with other people and with the world in which I live. 

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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

Registration / Schedule Update

  • 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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