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Attendance and Video Conference Etiquette and Participation

It will be important for students to log into their classes at the designated times.  Attendance will be taken for Zoom and Google Meet meetings on a regular/daily basis.  Additionally, teachers will be engaging conversations around online video conferencing etiquette and participation.


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Welcome Mrs. Palmeri - WHMS Associate Principal

I am excited to join the Bloomfield Hills School District as the new Interim Associate Principal at West Hills Middle School. I will be joining a diverse community, which puts education first, and cultivates a pristine learning environment; supporting all students’ success.  I am grateful to step into this administrative role with intentions to honor the traditions that have been established and create new opportunities for our students moving forward.

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IB Learner Profile Focus for January: Courageous

The IB Learner Profile Trait for January: COURAGEOUS

Embrace Courage to Take Action and Make Positive Change: 

As we move into the second half of our school year we continue to talk to students about ways to take action and reflect on those experiences.  Taking action to make our world a better place is a characteristic that we value at our school.  Service is one form of action. We define service as action that has a reach beyond the classroom with the purpose of making change.

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8th-Grade Trip Update - January 5, 2021

January 8, 2021 was originally listed as the date you needed to decide to either confirm or cancel the trip for your child.  I have been working with Student Adventures to move the trip to June, which will provide us more time to determine whether or not the trip will proceed.  Additionally, we are exploring other options in order to ensure the greatest chance of having an 8th-grade trip experience for your child.  If you had not previously registered for the D.C. trip, you will still have an opportunity once we have finalized details for the revised trip.

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PTO Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates Fundraiser (1/24 - 1/31)

Make Valentine's Day a little sweeter by ordering Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, and have delicious treats delivered right to your doorstep! All purchases made between January 24-31 using the code WHMS21 will benefit our PTO. Orders can be placed from their everyday catalog (https://www.vermontnutfree.com/catalog/) or their special Valentine's Day catalog (https://www.vermontnutfree.com/flip-through-our-valentinesday-catalog/). Contact Karen Kaplan with questions at karendkaplan@gmail.com.   

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Principal Message: January 16, 2021

Happy New Year!

As you have probably heard by now, Thursday night the BHS Board of Education approved a phased in return to in-person learning. I encourage you to read the full details of the return-to-learning plan as outlined in this Letter from the Superintendent.

Please Note: Friday, January 15 is a half-day.  

"Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." -Helen Keller

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Yearbook Order and Getting Your Pictures In!

The yearbook staff invites students and parents/guardians to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific yearbook!

Submit your photos online:

  1. Visit images.jostens.com
  2. Enter Login ID: 416053940
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
  5. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”

To order your yearbook, go to the Jostens Website for West Hills.

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