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.
As of January 25th, Bloomfield Hills Schools will use Community Pass only for all lunch program payments. When logging into My Bloomfield and signing in to view a specific student, lunch balances and a transaction history will still be available. However, payments will only be accepted through Community Pass.
We understand that a lot of parents have appreciated the ability to make payments online, view transactions, and see account balances. All of this will still be possible - the only change is that payments will no longer be accepted in the same location as you find balance information. This is due to a rising cost environment in credit card processing fees that the district has historically not asked families to incur, but has rather paid on families' behalf. The switch to 100% payment processing through Community Pass will allow us to retain the functionality of online payments, yet save money from the district's general fund.
This transition should be fairly seamless, but we recognize you may have some questions. Please allow five minutes after processing a payment to contact us with any questions so we can digitally see the transaction on our end and better support your request. In addition, please note that you may process payments for multiple items in the same shopping cart within Community Pass. So, if you'd like to purchase lunch credits at West Hills along with Saturday swim lessons, please feel free to complete one checkout process for the entire family.
If you haven't already, please make sure you have your login information for Community Pass. If you have forgotten your login or password, please go to https://register.communitypass.net/reg/login.cfm?cuBOB%2F%2FX0p4trnasCJNBkrfRqBNbAcM1ugTdgJwcwr%2BLxIFL2ZCtvf%2Fw to view instructions on how to retrieve that information. Instructions will be sent directly to the email that is listed as the primary email for your student's account. If you have issues with this process, please contact the Recreation Department at 248.341.6425.
The Winter 2 season will begin on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, with team meetings unless otherwise listed in the "notes" column. Please contact the coaches with any team specific questions. Intramural sports will begin on Monday, January 28.
All students must have a valid physical form must be on file with your school's main office before your student will be allowed to tryout/participate. You must use the MHSAA physical form as no other doctor's physicals forms or health appraisal forms will be accepted. The physical must be dated on, or after, April 15th, 2018, to valid for the entire 2018-2019 school year.
The physical form, the pay to participate fee instructions, coaches contact information, competition schedules, and other information can be found using our Middle School Athletic webpage.
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
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.|