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Dear West Hills School Community,

We have officially reached the half-way point of the school year! With this milestone, we will be publishing report cards for all grade levels at the end of next week. As a school, we believe in a growth mindset, and I would encourage you to use this update as a means to foster conversations focused on the process of learning. We all learn at different rates, but if we continue to put forth the consistent effort necessary, we can all grow as learners. With this in mind, I am including a link to one of my favorite Ted Talks by Carol Dwek who discusses The Power of Yet. I hope you enjoy the video, and we as teachers and families can incorporate her guidance into our conversations with our children.  

Additionally, I would like to give a shout out to our West Hills PTO who once again supported our 4 /5 students with a movie afternoon today. We had an outstanding turnout, and it was fun to see kids enjoying time together on this rainy day. Special thanks to Lauren Canner for organizing today's event!

Finally, I would encourage you to see the article highlighting an upcoming visit to West Hills by Superintendent Watson. If your child is interested in hosting Mr. Watson as a guest of West Hills, please fill out the form to ensure your child is entered into the drawing!

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersol

It's Great to be a West Hills Warrior!


Rob Durecka
West Hills Middle School


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If you are a parent or guardian of a seventh or eighth grade student, please review the appropriate letter regarding seventh and eighth grade reproductive health and communicable diseases instruction. Please find the letters at the links below. If you wish to review materials or have your student opt out of the instruction, please contact Mrs.Steaban in the main office as soon as possible. Instruction will begin in October.

Learn More about Reproductive Health and Communicable Disease Instruction for Students in Grades 7 and 8

The third annual district-wide Multicultural Celebration is set for the evening of Monday, March 30th, at Bloomfield Hills High School!  This event showcases cultures from around the globe, represented by our own Bloomfield Hills School district students and families.  If you enjoy planning events, love to celebrate cultural diversity, and like meeting parents from across the district, this is the committee for you!  The committee meets about once a month, and plans details like the event theme, the packet for participants, school communications, coordinating food and volunteers, and much more!  Please contact Leah Abel at if you're interested!

Learn More about Multicultural Celebration Planning Committee Volunteer Opportunity!
Nut Allergy

West Hills Middle School continues to be a nut-restricted school. As a reminder, this also includes all field trips, sporting events, and all other before and after school events. 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.