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

Posted in: News
February 21, 2015 @ 9:35 am

920 Miles!

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

Posted in: News
February 20, 2015 @ 11:56 am

M-Step Information

This spring, all students at CW will participate in Michigan’s new state assessment.  This assessment is called the M-Step and replaces the MEAP test that students used to take in the fall.  More detailed information will continue to be provided in the upcoming months.

Feel free to watch a M-Step Parent Video that I created.  It is a short, 4 minute video that provides an overview of the M-Step

The video can be found at http://youtu.be/nMtQxo7CEeA

In addition, please read the M-Step Family letter below:

M-Step Family Letter

Posted in: News
February 4, 2015 @ 7:49 am

Parent University Night

We are excited to bring you our first Parent University night!  Our Parent U event will focus on the world of technology and social media.  Our session is called, “Your Child Has A New Device. Now What?”  The focus of the evening event will be on creating an awareness of social media and practical ideas how to manage your child’s social media interactions!  This “Parent Only” event will be on Wednesday, February 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in our cafeteria!  Families from across the district are welcome to attend!

Parent U Tech

Posted in: News
January 30, 2015 @ 12:08 pm

Principal Intern!

An exciting piece of news in our district is the creation of a Principal Intern program.  Knowing that growing our own leadership is important, the district has created opportunities for district staff to become a Principal Intern for a semester.  We spent a lot of time reviewing applicants and interviewing to find the right fit for CW.  I am thrilled to welcome Kendra St. Antoine to our CW Family. Kendra was a 6th grade teacher at Knapp Forest.  Kendra will be a building leader right along side of me in supporting students, families, and staff.  Please click here to read Kendra’s introduction letter.  If you get the chance, please stop by and introduce yourself.  I know our kids will love her!

Posted in: News
January 8, 2015 @ 9:30 am

Spelling Bee

On Tuesday of this week, 34 CW Students participate in our annual Spelling Bee.  It was amazing to see the level of knowledge our students possess.  This year, the Spelling Bee went 15 rounds!  All students who participated were winners in making it so far!  Please see our twitter feed on our webpage for a picture of the Spelling Bee in action!