Attention 8th Grade Students and Families - Next Steps for IB Diploma

Over the past few weeks, our interested 8th graders have had visitors from both the International Academy and Bloomfield Hills High School presenting to them specifically about the IB Diploma Programme. We had nearly 30 students attend these meetings. For our eighth grade families, below are links to both BHHS and the IA websites which provide additional information on the DP Programme as well as the next steps in the process. Additionally, there will be a parent meeting for those interested in hearing more about BHHS's IB program, and we will share the date when we have it.

Below are the 2 links to each programs application/interest form. This should be completed first if there is an interest. 

1. Link to IA's site: Click HERE

2. Link to BHHS IB Interest form: Click HERE

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Middle School Athletics

Please click HERE for the latest information about West Hills Winter 2 sports for students in grades 6, 7 & 8. This season includes volleyball (both travel and intramural), boys swimming, boys diving, and wrestling. Please refer questions directly to the respective team coach.

You can find the schedule for games and meets HERE. You can even sign up to receive a reminder about your student's sports competition.

Learn More about Winter 2 Season Starting Soon
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Let's Playball!  It is time to register for the 64th season of the Bloomfield Baseball League (BBL).  The BBL offers recreational baseball for ages pre-K through 12th grade.  Games are played on Bloomfield School fields and teams are organized by school and grade level. Register early to have the best chance for your son or daughter to play with their friends on their school team. 

Learn More about REGISTER NOW for the 2022 BLOOMFIELD BASEBALL LEAGUE Spring Season! 
Defeat the Label's Upstander Program - 6th and 7th Grades

This year marks our fifth year partnering with Defeat the Label with our sixth-grade students.  As we were unable to implement the program last year, we have extended the Upstander Program to our seventh-grade students. The Upstander curriculum provided by Defeat Label along with expert facilitation is helpful in building a school community with a common vocabulary aimed at giving our kids the tools necessary to recognize bullying and take action to eliminate it.

Learn More about Defeat the Label's Upstander Program - 6th and 7th Grades
IB Learner Profile (Courageous)

“ Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~Winston Churchill 

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 in 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. 

This month we focus on helping our students become courageous thinkers who face challenges with determined and resilient mindsets. Courageous students learn to accept difficulties, set goals and act constructively.  They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs and are able to cope in the face of life’s adversities. Students who are courageous approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with confidence and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They have the bravery to tell people what they think is right and the courage to consider different points of view.

Learn More about IB Learner Profile (Courageous)
Winter Recess Guidelines Reminder

West Hills holds an outdoor recess daily unless it is raining or temperatures drop below 10 degrees (or 10 degrees wind chill). It is essential that students arrive at school with appropriate winter weather play gear—warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants, and other warm clothing. We recommend that all gear be clearly labeled with the student's first and last name. 

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2021 WHMS Unsung Heroes Concert

In November, West Hills hosted a 4th and 8th grade choir concert honoring veterans. Eighth grade choir teacher Eve Pierre and fourth grade music teacher Elena Yordanova led students in 10 musical pieces. Middle School media center specialist and military veteran Laura Amatulli provided a powerful and informative presentation, inspiring students and their families to listen deeply, share their stories, and be curious. Choir Director Pierre shares, “This program is dedicated to all the people who have served our country and protected our freedom, especially those who can not be here, for you are the music of our lives. You are our heroes.”

Learn More about Unsung Heroes Concert at West Hills Honors Veterans