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IB Learner Profile Focus for March (Open-Minded) and SEL

IB Learner Profile of the Month: Open-Mindedness  

As an IB student, I recognize that all people are different.  I listen to the points of view of others and consider many possibilities before making a decision. I respect, appreciate and celebrate the differences that make all people unique. 

How can parents help to develop this Open-Minded trait at home?


  • Encourage your child to try new things-new foods, new games and new activities

  • Expose your child to different festivals, celebrations and traditions and be sure to present them in a non-judgmental way. 

  • Encourage your child to really listen to others when they speak. 

  • Introduce literature about many different cultures into your home library.  

  • The Cooperative Children’s Book Center also has multicultural books broken down by age and reading level (ages 3-13 yrs).


Social Emotional Learning

Throughout Bloomfield Hills School we have placed a great emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for our students and staff.  The resource for our SEL curriculum development is based on CASEL’s Core Competencies which allow for design opportunities where adults can connect, heal, and build capacity to support students and each other. 

March SEL Lessons - Diversity & Inclusion

Throughout the month of March we focus on Social Awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

As we focus on diversity and inclusion we deepen our understanding of CASEL’s Core Competencies of Social Awareness (Social Awareness allows us to understand the broader historical and social contexts around the inequities exacerbated by COVID-19 and ongoing individual and institutional impacts of systemic racism.) and Relationship Skills (Relationship Skills are essential to help us build and maintain meaningful connections across race, culture, age, and distance; support one another during collective grief and struggle; and collaboratively find solutions to new obstacles.)

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IB Learner Profile Focus for March (Open-Minded) and SEL

The IB Learner Profile Trait for February: PRINCIPLED

Students who are principled act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

Students who are principled have a sense of fairness and are honest with themselves and with others. They understand that sometimes there are rules and they follow them. They have an understanding of moral reasoning.

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Principal Message: March 6, 2021

As we finish out the first full week of March, I wanted to take a moment to thank the families of West Hills for the continued support you provide to not only the students but our community as a whole.  This week we had the opportunity to deliver 797 pounds of food to the Open Door Outreach Center.  This is a perfect example of the generosity of our community. 

We continue to plan for the shift beginning April 5th while also beginning the process of course selections for the fall.  Sign-up is now available for current 8th-grade families to set up their individual meetings with Bloomfield Hills High School counselors.  See the article below for all the details.

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Grades 6, 7, & 8 Progress Reports Available Online Mid-Week

All progress reports/report cards are shared with families electronically. Our mid-quarter progress reports for grades 6 – 8 are available for viewing. As a reminder, progress reports and report cards can be accessed online in your Parent Portal. To login, visit and enter your username and password.  Progress Report 2 can be found under the "Marks" category.

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IMPORTANT 8th Grade to High School Transition Meetings and Scheduling Appointments

There are several very important dates coming up for our 8th graders that will assist in them having a smooth, informed, and successful transition to high school.  WHMS 8th grade counselor, Mr. Castellani, has put together a newsletter with this very important information for current 8th graders, including information about the BH High School Virtual Orientation Night, the student meeting with counselors, as well as how to schedule an appointment with a BH High School counselor. Please review this extremely important information in the newsletter HERE, and schedule your 8th grader's appointment.  This newsletter also contains all of the Google Meet and Zoom links for the meetings listed below.

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8th-Grade Trip Update - February 26, 2021

After working to put together an itinerary shifting the DC trip to be a northern Michigan trip, I regret to inform you that we have decided to forego an 8th-grade overnight trip this year.  With that being said, many of our families had previously made a reservation for the trip.  Student Adventures will be sending communication soon, most likely next week, with details on providing a full refund to everyone who had made a deposit or payments towards the trip.  

In lieu of the overnight experience, we are working on an opportunity to provide our students an experience more locally.  Stay tuned for details on that as we plan for the remainder of the school year.

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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
  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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BB logo

The BBL offers baseball for boys and girls for grades pre-K through high school. Teams are generally organized by school and by age group, so your kids will have a chance to play with their friends and classmates.  Team placement is done by order of registration, so register soon for the best chance to play for your school team.

Learn More about Let's Play Ball!  Register Now for the Bloomfield Baseball League 2021 Spring Season