Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6!

Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6 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

Follow Central Woodlands on Twitter: @cwthinkers
Click here for Mr. Simpson’s blog, EverythingCW. A great way to gain insight into the lives our students!


Latest Central Woodlands News

Posted in: News
September 2, 20149 hours ago

Welcome CW Students

Today was an exciting day at Central Woodlands as we welcomed 570 students into our building!  Our day started off all together in our gym at our Kick-Off Assembly.  During the assembly, we welcomed our new 5th graders while  challenging our 6th grade students to be leaders of our building!  Two 6th grade students spoke to our entire school about our “Stand Up” culture and what it means at CW.  All of our staff had the opportunity to introduce themselves to our students.  We all left knowing this year will be AMAZING!

Posted in: News
July 31, 20141 month ago

Start of School Information - UPDATED

August is an exciting time of the year as we begin preparations to welcome our students back from summer!  We will be mailing home team placement letters this week.  This informational packet provides a lot of important information about the school year along with a letter from your child’s team of teachers.

An important day to mark on your calendars is Tuesday, August 26th.  We will have our Meet and Greets on this day.  5th grade will be from 3-4:00 p.m. and 6th grade will be from 4:15-5:15 p.m.  This is a fun time for students as they find out who their home block teacher is and have an opportunity to see their classroom.

Look for team placement letters in your mailbox by Friday, August 22nd!

Posted in: News
June 2, 20143 months ago


That is a big number!  CW students read 556,288,250 words this year!  We are so proud of the literacy journey our students were on this year.  Students demonstrated a love for reading in class and at home.  Keep reading this summer!  We had over 200 students read over a million words and were honored today at our Millionaire party.  See the school display on twitter by clicking here.

Posted in: News
May 16, 20143 months ago

Follow CW on Twitter

In our ongoing effort to increase communication with our families, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Twitter account!  This is just another tool we will use to reach out to families.  If you are a twitter user, please click here to follow CW!

Posted in: News
May 6, 20143 months ago

Incoming 5th Grade Students

We are so excited to welcome our incoming 5th grade students to our school.  For families that were not able to make the Orientation meeting on May 5th, please click here to access important information about our school.