We Stand Up. We Think Visibly. We are CW!

Welcome to Central Woodlands!

Our staff works hard to provide an education that engages the inquiring minds of our students.  At Central Woodlands, we take pride in providing learning opportunities that allow the thinking of our students to be visible and 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.  We pride ourselves on creating a “Stand Up” culture where students “Stand Up, Speak Out and Stand With!”  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!





David Simpson


Latest Central Woodlands News

CW Named National Model Mix It Up School

April 22, 2015 @ 9:03 amPosted in: CW eNews, News

For the 2nd straight year, CW was named a National Model Mix It Up school for our efforts at our Mix It Up day in the fall of 2014!  This year, we were only 1 of 3 schools in the state to earn this honor! This event aligns with our Stand Up Culture in creating an environment where students Stand Up, Speak Out, and Stand With one another at CW.  Our Mix It Up day created the opportunity for all students to celebrate the diversity of our CW students by learning about each other through a structured discussion.  Our students were “Rock Stars” that day.

Please see the links for more information!


Press Release

Matt Wilhelm at CW

April 2, 2015 @ 11:22 amPosted in: News

Our students were able to see Matt Wilhelm, a BMX champion and star of America’s Got Talent.  He wowed our students with his tricks and his message of Standing Up!  It was a great way to send our kids off to Spring Break.  See the link for an article that includes video clips and photos!




CW Prescribed Burn Information

March 31, 2015 @ 11:23 amPosted in: News

Our staff and students are very excited to announce that we will be having a prescribed burn on our grounds sometime during the month of April.  This prescribed burn will be carried out by experienced professionals in support of our vision to “Take Back the Woodlands.”  This prescribed burn will be focusing on areas of our grounds that have been overrun by Spotted Knapweed, an aggressively spreading invasive species.  Please see below for more information.

CW 2015 Burn Notice Letter

Class of 2021 and 2022 Spirit Sale

March 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pmPosted in: News

We are really excited about an opportunity brought to you by our PTO!  This unique Spirit Wear sale is the first opportunity for our CW students to get FHC gear with their graduating year (2021-6th grade and 2022-5th grade)!  Students will be able to wear their shirt for years to come!

The logo for each type of shirt is same, creating a sense of unity among the class.  However, there are multiple colors for each shirt which allow for students to show their individual style!

Click here for the flyer: CW We Have Spirit Shirt Sale

T-Shirt: Available in 6 colors – White, Gray, Forest Green Kelly Green, Yellow & Pink
Long Sleeve T-Shirt: Available in 4 colors – White, Forest Green, Gray & Kelly Green
Hoodies: Available in 4 colors – White, Forest Green, Gray & Kelly Green

All orders are completed online at https://ugpogo.undergroundshirts.com/groupIndex.php?cart_id=4679

Orders are shipped directly to your house!

Hurry!  Sale ends March 19th!

Thank you for your purchase! All proceeds will benefit our PTO!

920 Miles!

February 21, 2015 @ 9:35 amPosted in: News

This past week was memorable for our CW Family.  On Wednesday and Thursday, our students simulated a Relay for Life during PE and ran over 900 miles combined.  They also raised over $6,000 dollars to support cancer research.  Seeing the excitement was something that was inspiring!  Students had a sense of purpose as the STOOD UP AND STOOD WITH one another in supporting this cause.

If you want to see a weblink with a timeline of tweets from the day, visit http://goo.gl/00gKKI

We were featured on Mlive!  Please go here for the news article http://goo.gl/ifO3lS