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 We appreciate in advance your full cooperation.

Fall Middle School Forensics Competition

BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS Forensics teams traveled to Ionia, MI to participate in the Middle School Fall Forensics Tournament.

Individuals, pairs, and groups of students practice for months preparing a variety of performances.

Forensics categories include, but are not limited to, Storytelling (memorizing and performing a story that has already been written), Original Interpretation (students write, memorize and perform their own unique piece), and Multiples (a group of students perform a condensed version of a piece of entertainment), as well as many other fascinating categories that enable middle school students to gain public speaking skills.

At Forensics competitions, students perform their piece three times, in front of three different judges.

Many thanks to all of the coaches and families for your dedication and commitment to training and assisting our middle school Forensics club students.

Between the three middle schools, students in Bloomfield Hills Schools received a total of 72 awards in 14 categories, and took home 11 first place awards! BHS students were recognized at the December 2018 Board of Education Recognition Ceremony to celebrate their season of successes. Way to go!

Read more about Fall Middle School Forensics Competition
FIRST Robotics Teams Tremendous Fall Season

Bloomfield Hills Schools had 45 FIRST Robotics teams with over 300 students in grades K-8 participating this fall! With students in all levels from grades K-12 and teams in every building district wide, the district continues to participate in the full progression of FIRST Robotics programs.

Nine FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) teams from Conant, Way, BHMS, EHMS and WHMS competed in "Into Orbit" district competition throughout southeast Michigan. The combined EHMS / WHMS team, The Astro LLamas were awarded the Gracious Professionalism Trophy while the BHMS Lego Legends took home the Project Presentation Trophy. Four district teams advanced to 2018 MI FLL State Championship. Congratulations to BHMS Teams Galactic Elements, Robo Racers, Bloomfield Builders and EHMS Team G.E.K.O.T. A special shout out to BHMS Galactic Elements and EHMS Team G.E.K.O.T. who won their district events bringing home the Champion's Trophy! Good Luck to all teams as they represent Bloomfield Schools in state level competition!

The FIRST Tech Challenge community has grown to eleven teams district wide competing in the "Rover Ruckus" game season. Three new rookie teams launched this year - including the EHMS Galactic Gears and the WHMS Tech Titans and WHMS Coding Cobras. All three rookie teams built competitive robots and competed in district competition. In addition, eight veteran FTC teams returned this fall. Congratulations to the BHMS Space Unicorns and WHMS Omega Warriors for winning district level Motivate Award Trophies. Bloomfield Schools advanced SIX FTC teams to the MI State FTC Championship! Congratulations to the BHMS Golden Gears, Mechanical Monkeys, Purple Protons and No Limits as well as the EHMS Robo Rangers and IntergalacTECH. All of these teams won or were INSPIRE Award Finalists. The INSPIRE Award represents the highest award in FIRST. These teams are considered role models for all other teams in FIRST robotics. Good Luck to all teams as they represent Bloomfield schools in state level competition!

Thank you to the family volunteers for guiding the teams, these volunteers are amazing parents and guardians who donate hours of their time for coaching, meeting, and competitions. Congratulations to all students who have participated in robotics this season! 

Good luck to all teams as they compete and represent our schools in the Michigan FIRST LEGO LEAGUE State Championship and the Michigan FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

View a list of awards and photos here.

Read more about FIRST Robotics Teams Tremendous Fall Season


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


Attendance: 248.341.6110

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

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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.