West Hills Middle School

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Principal Message: September 23, 2022

This week we had our first PTO meeting and it was well attended!  At WHMS, joining the PTO is supporting many activities that are available to all students. You are able to get involved as much or as little as your time/desire permits.  The membership fee is the primary fundraiser for our PTO that helps fund field trips, class parties/celebrations, family activities, spirit weeks, teacher appreciation, and other events/activities.

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No School (9/26 and 10/5), Half Day (10/4), Count Day (10/6)

There is no school on Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, October 5.

Additionally, we have a half day of school on Tuesday, October 4 with a dismissal at 11:40 a.m.

Please try to avoid appointments or conflicts for Thursday, October 6 as that is our Count Day this year.  It is incredibly helpful to have all students in attendance that day for pupil accounting purposes.

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6th/7th/8th Grade Forensics

If you like public speaking or acting, then Forensics would be a club you enjoy. Forensics is the study of speech, debate, and theater events. 

FORENSICS MEETING after-school for students on: 
FRIDAY, September 30 , 2022 at 3:30 - 4:30 pm. 
FRIDAY, Sept 30 - Late session 4:20 - 4:50 pm for students in sports. 
Bring your Chromebook.

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Washington D.C. 8th Grade Trip Information - Sign-Up Now!

On Tuesday, September 13, we held an information meeting regarding the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip for this year. The links below will provide all the information you need to get registered for the trip that is scheduled for March 15-18, 2023.  Please note, parents/guardians interested in chaperoning will be waitlisted until we determine how many spaces are available.  Questions?  Email Mr. Andy Gignac at

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IB Learner Profile (Caring) and Spotlight on Student Learning

Learner Profile Focus for September: Caring

At IB schools across Bloomfield Hills School District, we feature one Learner Profile trait each month.  While all of the traits are addressed in classrooms throughout the year, a different trait will get some extra attention each month. In September, we will spend time thinking about, talking about, and developing the Learner Profile trait of Caring. This connects perfectly with several of our school district’s Portrait of Learner dispositions (taking responsible action, respectful dialogue, and understanding multiple perspectives). 

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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 2022-23 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

Rob Durecka, Interim Associate Principal

Principal's Secretary - TBD

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


Building Hours

Class 8:25 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Half Days 11:40 a.m. Dismissal
Kidz Zone
7:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
3:20 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.