The West Hills Virtual Middle School Curriculum Night for 6th/7th/8th grades will take place remotely Tuesday, September 15. There will be two separate video segments, each with a separate Zoom meeting link. The first Zoom meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. with West Hills Administration and Counselors along with our Unified Arts (elective) teaching staff. The second Zoom meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. with your grade level block teams (6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade Team). We will send out the links through an email message early next week.
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On Tuesday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m., our school hosted a combined concert with our 4th-grade students and 8th-grade choir students. To view the concert click HERE.
I hope that you have enjoyed the additional time with family and friends. I know that for the Gignac family it has been a wonderful opportunity to recharge and reconnect. It was such a blessing going into the Thanksgiving Break celebrating our veterans and unsung heroes with the 4th and 8th-grade concert. A special thanks to Mrs. Pierre and Mrs. Yordanova for their work to organize this event. Additionally, thank you to our media specialist, Mrs. Amatulli, for presenting about the time she spent serving our country. As we move into the final weeks of school in the 2021 calendar year, I want to remind our elementary students to make sure that they have their recess gear ready! Snow has arrived!!!
Join PTO for a morning of shopping & fun at Evereve in Birmingham!
Please join us on Friday, December 3rd at 9:30 am (before the store opens to the public) at Evereve in Birmingham for a fun shopping morning that will benefit our PTO! Can't make it then/at all? No problem! You can shop at Birmingham's Evereve all day, and you can also call orders in for great items you spot on their website. Be sure to mention "West Hills PTO" at checkout! Questions? Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The IB Learner Profile Trait for December: KNOWLEDGEABLE
I explore new concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. I am developing my knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.
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.
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.
Please see this article for updates on events, school spirit opportunities, and ways to support our WHMS PTO.