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Please join and support the PTO: Like you, the WHMS PTO is experiencing the social, emotional, physical, and financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to support our staff, build community, and help fund clubs and activities--all of which make WHMS such an amazing school.
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WHMS 8th-grade students have the opportunity to take an exciting and educational trip to Washington, D.C. from May 18 through May 21, 2022. Mr. Gignac will be leading the group, with additional staff members and parent chaperones. WHMS uses the professional travel company, Student Adventures. Students will visit the nation's capital, and learn firsthand about historical figures, landmarks, and events.
Fall is in full swing! With our sports teams and clubs up and running the activity before, during, and after school is incredible. All of our season one teams have had a high level of participation and over 150 students have signed up to be a part of clubs! Thank you families for making it possible for your students to get involved and get connected!
The IB Learner Profile Trait for October: INQUIRER
The IB Learner Profile trait for the month of October is Inquirer. Students who are INQUIRERS are curious about the world. They can conduct research independently. They love learning and discovering new things and will carry this love of learning with them throughout life. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. As educators, we show students the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research, while students show independence in learning.
WHMS is excited to offer a wonderful variety of student clubs again this school year. Clubs will be held in person with the same COVID safety requirements as during the school day.
Please remind your student to come to school with a mask, and put it on before entering the building. We are happy to provide spare masks when needed, but students are encouraged to bring their own each day. We encourage families to have their children bring an extra mask each day as well.
Also, guests coming to the building should wear a mask if needing to enter the building.
Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.
What is a Global Education Team?
GET exists to build a community that supports a restorative culture through relationships and educational equity for all. The three main focus points of the Global Education Team are student outreach, culture and climate, and training and development.
October 29 and November 2 are half-days!
Students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m.
Due to large numbers of students signing up to participate in Art Club and the 4/5 Basketball Club, a rotation schedule has been set up. The alternative to rotating groups was using a lottery system to select those who would be able to participate. In an effort to give all interested students the opportunity to attend, we set up the following schedules for those who had signed up.
Art Club will meet Thursdays, 3:20-4:00pm, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below. Members that couldn't attend on Thursday, 10/14/21, can pick up a paper copy in the art room at any time. ART CLUB SCHEDULE
4/5 Baseketball Club will meet Thursdays, 7:30-8:15am, on a rotating schedule according to grade level as indicated on the schedule below. If needed members can pick up a paper copy from Mr. Drogosch in room 120. BASKETBALL CLUB SCHEDULE
If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, your pay to participate fee may be waived. We do not want any student to miss the opportunity to participate in athletics or clubs due to financial hardship. Please contact Mr. Gignac, West Hills Principal, at email@example.com
Bloomfield Hills Schools will continue with the national school lunch and school breakfast program that provides FREE healthy breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in our schools.
Please see the District website “Lunch” page for details on menus and putting money on a student’s lunch account. You will also find information on the BHS website “Lunch” page about alternative menus for students with allergies or other special dietary needs.
FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS:
Families eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch must reapply every school year. To complete the Online Free/Reduced lunch application, parents/guardians can log in to ParentPortal and complete the application. Click on your child's name, then click "Food Service Free & Reduced Lunch Application" under School Links. Paper applications are available by clicking HERE.
You can access the typical WHMS daily schedule by clicking HERE. Elementary schedules are communicated out directly by classroom teachers. Please note that this published schedule can be adjusted based on learning experiences and opportunities that are presented throughout the year.
With the start of a new school year, we feel it is extremely important to review our expectations to create the safest environment possibly with our drop-off/pick-up locations. Please take 2-4 minutes to watch the videos Mrs. Palmeri created describing where to drop-off and pick-up students.
Please see this article for updates on events, school spirit opportunities, and ways to support our WHMS PTO.