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Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6 School!


Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6 School located within the Forest Hills Public School District.

Our staff works hard to provide a well-rounded education that engages the inquiring minds of our students.  At Central Woodlands, we take pride in providing learning opportunities that challenge our students to become thinkers and problem-solvers in order to reach their individual potential.  Our school is filled with adults who will do anything to make sure your child has a wonderful experience every day at school.  Our mission is to provide all learners with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to build meaningful and productive lives. Our school would not be what it is without the partnership and support of our community.  We encourage you to be an active participant in our school community and to volunteer as much as you can!

We invite you to visit our main office or contact our main office number at 616-493-8790 where we will be happy to help you!

Thank you for your support of Central Woodlands 5/6!


David Simpson

Click here for Mr. Simpson’s blog, EverythingCW. A great way to gain insight into the lives our students!


Latest NewsCentral Woodlands News

Posted in: News
April 17, 20143 days ago

CW Named 2013-14 Model Mix-It-Up School

CW was among the 6,000 schools that participated in Teaching Tolerance’s Mix It Up at Lunch Day Program, an effort to break down the barriers between students so there are fewer misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts, bullying and harassment.

As a result of what our students, staff, and families have done, CW was recognized as a 2013-14 Mix-It-Up Model School.  Over 6000 schools participated across the United States and we were 1 of 76 schools in the United States to receive this recognition!  In fact, there were only 2 schools in Michigan to receive this honor!

Click here to see a listing of the 2013-14 Mix It Up Model Schools.

Posted in: News
March 3, 20141 month ago

March CW Connect

The March edition of our school newsletter, the CW Connect is here!  Please click here to see it.

Posted in: News
February 10, 20142 months ago

Students "Pie" the Principal

During our latest Book Fair, students raised money during the “All for Books” contest.  Money raised during this week long contest will go directly to purchasing books for teachers’ classrooms.  Our students did a great job in raising to add to the libraries of our teachers. The competition pitted our 6th grade vs. our 5th grade with the 5th grade raising the most money.  Two 5th grade students were randomly chosen to throw a pie in Mr. Simpson’s face.  Click here for pictures of the event!

Posted in: News
February 3, 20142 months ago

Challenge Class Information Update

This message is for our 6th grade families.  The Challenge Class meeting that was cancelled on Monday, January 27th will not be rescheduled.  However, our district and middle school staff put together an online video that captures the information that would have been shared at the meeting.  You can view the video and other information by going to


Posted in: News
January 21, 20142 months ago

Attention 6th Grade Families

A special district-wide meeting about Challenge Classes in middle school is planned for families of sixth graders. You and your child are invited and encouraged to attend this informational meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at Northern High School’s auditorium at 7:00 p.m. A letter providing a brief overview of the Challenge Class screening process was sent home on Jan. 17. Please click here for an electronic version of that information letter.