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“Courage is grace under pressure.” ~Ernest Hemingway

As we near the end of January, we’d like to share a few more ways that our West Hills Warriors are showing that they have wonderful grace under pressure. 

Iron Chef by Ian Malin and Harrison Lumberg

During the past month, we embarked on an eye-opening experience. We had the challenge of creating a unique dish showcasing the many ways to include bananas. We learned courage and vastly improved our culinary skills. There were many challenges throughout this process. To achieve our goal we had to deal with time management, plating, how we transform the secret ingredient (bananas), and how we addressed our secret ingredient. It was a challenging feat to tackle but in the end, everyone learned and eventually succeeded. The most essential thing we needed to accomplish our goal was courage. Most of the kids in our class have never cooked with banana. So it took a great deal of courage to read off a recipe that we have never prepared before and created a succulent dish for our esteemed judges. In the end, this experience taught us a multitude of things such as courage, creativity, and problem-solving.

“They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.” ~International Baccalaureate organization

Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader, WHMS

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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.