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This week, we wanted to highlight a great learning experience for our 8th-grade band students. Read what Grace Main has to say about it! 

8th Grade Marching Band Experience by Grace Main

On September 27, the 8th Grade band had the opportunity to play with the Bloomfield Hills High School Marching Band at the BHHS football game, demonstrating the Learner Profile attribute of being COURAGEOUS. The 8th graders were courageous because before the game started, we practiced the song once over with the Marching Band, and in the first half of the game we played some stand tunes. We expressed courageousness because we had to play outside our comfort zone by playing faster, playing notes that we hadn’t seen before, and memorizing the music. On top of that, we played our song and the stand tunes in front of people, which was a bit nerve-racking, but the whole band showed how courageous we were. The 8th-grade band had a great experience, being able to play with the marching band, meeting high schoolers, and playing songs in front of a crowd, and although we didn’t get to play the song at halftime, we all had a fun time and exemplified the learner profile attribute, courageous.

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Jen Teal, IB Teacher Leader, WHMS

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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!

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With the start of a new year, please take a moment to review our traffic map for West Hills. We wish to reemphasize the need to utilize the designated drop off and pick up points. For the safety of all students, drivers please watch your speeds and do not double park. Please load and unload on the curbside only. The safety of our students is our highest priority. Thank you for your help. Traffic Map

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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.