West Hills Middle School

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BHS PTOC Welcome Back Celebration August 25

Save the Date!

On August 25, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m., BHS PTOC will be hosting the Welcome Back Celebration to kick off the school year! 

Join for games and fun for all ages including animal visits from Bowers Farm, raffles, prizes, food, a video gaming truck, and student performances! Stay for the Black Hawks home football game against the Seaholm at 7 p.m.

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Testing Out of High School Courses

The Michigan Department of Education allows students the opportunity to test out of high school courses. Students must exhibit mastery of course content by attaining a percentage of 78% (C+) or better on a comprehensive final assessment. Students may also be required to demonstrate mastery through assessments used in the class which may include, but are not limited to, portfolios, performances, papers, projects, and/or presentations. There will be three assessment windows for students to sign-up for test-outs.

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8th Graders Going to BHHS

Please be sure to read the District News, below, and also check the BH High School website for time-sensitive try-outs and other opportunities for 8th graders who will be going to BH High School. Additionally, now is a good time to sign up for the weekly BHHS newsletter. Follow the directions for "How to Subscribe to Weekly Newsletters" on the lower right-hand section of the page at this link. Then add the "BHHS Black Hawk Update: Families, Staff and Subscribers" to your subscription list.

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Accessing PSAT 8 Test Results

In response, we would like to send a heartfelt farewell to a great group of students and amazing families. Additionally, we would like to provide some insight on how to access the PSAT 8 scores as your children begin a journey towards college, military, or workforce preparedness in the upcoming years at Bloomfield High School. The college board requires for families to complete the following process (click here) to access PSAT results.

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Principal Message: June 18, 2022

What a fabulous year it has been!  Monday's Carnival for 4th-7th grade was certainly a highlight of this week.  Thank you to Loren Schwartzenfeld and Rachel Matzkin-Bridger for all of your organizational talents in making this event happen!  On Thursday afternoon, we celebrated our fifth graders' completion of their elementary careers. It was so nice to have so many loved ones join us to honor our newest middle schoolers!  A special thank you to our eighth graders and their families for making this a memorable year!  Thursday’s 8th Grade End-of-the-Year Party at Bowers Farm was such a fun celebration for our students!  A huge thank you to Julie Yaker and Stephanie Langwell, along with a great team of volunteers, for organizing a fantastic party that truly sent our students off in style.  Our eighth grade also did a tremendous job yesterday at their recognition ceremony. We are so proud of all of their efforts while at West Hills. They are a talented group, who have left an important legacy, and we look forward to following them as they go on to do so many great things!

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Seventh Graders Explore Local Places of Worship, Develop Understanding of Diverse Religions

Thanks to the diverse community in which we live, the seventh grade students in all three middle schools experienced two full-day field trips. Understanding key concepts in major religions of the world helps our student body to become more broadly developed citizens and helps them foster multiple IB learner profile traits, including being open-minded, reflective, balanced, and principled thinkers. 

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Bloomfield Hills Schools celebrates the diversity of families within the school community with an annual Multicultural Celebration. Now in its fourth year of being a district-wide event, the Parent Teacher Organization Council, composed of volunteer family members from across Bloomfield Hills Schools, hosted this educational celebration of culture in the Bloomfield Hills High School Main Commons.

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Foundation Grants

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring 2022 BHSF Grants. This year’s grant projects include technology tools, student manipulatives, diverse literature, guest speakers, STEM tools, musical instruments, learning games, field trips, outdoor/experiential learning equipment, social/emotional learning resources, and other unique learning opportunities.

Learn More about The Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation announced the recipients of the Spring 2022 BHSF Grants
Operating Millage Restoration Proposal

On August 2, 2022, voters in Bloomfield Hills Schools will be asked to consider a proposal to restore the Non-homestead Operating Millage. 

• Required for Bloomfield Hills Schools to receive full revenue per pupil.

• The majority of families in Bloomfield Hills Schools qualify for the Principal Residence Exemption and will not be affected by the restoration of 2 mills.

• The tax rate for Non Principal Residence Exemption properties (like business and rental property owners) will not increase. For a business with a taxable value of property established at $200,000, the tax cost would be $3,600 ($200,000 x 18 mills ÷ 1,000), the same tax rate applied today.  

• No levy increase, current tax rate (18 mills) since 2000.

Learn More about Non-Homestead Operating Millage Restoration Proposal 8/2/22

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 2021-2022 school year is completed through My Bloomfield.
    Registration instructions


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 We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.






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



Main: 248.341.6100
Attendance: 248.341.6110

Andy Gignac, Principal

Melissa Palmeri, Associate Principal

Debbie Steaban, Principal's Secretary

Lisa Jones, Attendance Secretary
Christina Schlenker, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Bialk), 5th & 7th)
Carla Westerby, Guidance Counselor
(4th (Castellani and Gordon), 6th & 8th)


Building Hours

Class 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Half Days 11:50 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
3:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.