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.
The Bloomfield Hills Schools Transportation department is pleased to introduce SafeStop, an app for your smartphone or tablet that offers real time school bus updates. It provides an estimated time of arrival and up to the minute alerts from the transportation department when necessary. For 30 minutes before and after the scheduled pick-up & drop-off times, the bus locator will be displayed on a map. We are hopeful you will find this tool useful, and are excited to share it with our families.
Please follow the directions listed on the Transportation web page to get connected: https://www.bloomfield.org/transportation
8th grade students at West Hills recently investigated early Michigan through the lens of a Social Studies and Science cross-disciplinary project. 8th graders shared their researched presentations with 4th and 5th grade students in the building. Simone Jasgur, 4th grader, explains, "I learned a lot about Michigan and our history. The land was really flat so it was easy to build houses. I enjoyed playing games like Kahoot!, and watching the 8th graders who put on the plays. And I liked looking at the pictures on the slideshows. I liked the mixture of learning something and making it fun!"
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), 6th, & 8th)
Carla Westerby, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 5th & 7th)
Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader/PYP/MYP Coordinator
|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.|