Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6 School!
Welcome to Central Woodlands 5/6 School located within the Forest Hills Public School District, one of our nation’s great public school systems! It is our pleasure to welcome you to our school. We are very proud of our school, and our staff is committed to ensuring each child has a successful school experience.
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!
Click here to read a letter from the new Central Woodlands’ principal to the Central Woodlands’ families.
Click here for Mr. Simpson’s blog, EverythingCW. A great way to gain insight into the lives our students!
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Today at Central Woodlands, we started our day with our first annual Peace Walk. As part of our “Stand Up” theme, students in all classes signed a peace pole that they would “Stand Up” for one another. We walked as a school this morning outside to our grounds where students created the Peace Sign by lining up together. Teachers than placed the signed peace poles along the outline of the peace sign. This was a great way to start our morning!
You may have noticed orange and pink tags along the CW driveway…and especially lining a significant portion of the first quarter of our nature trail, Perkins Path. Autumn Olive is an invasive plant species that has taken over Perkins Path. Over the years, trimming back these bushes to make the path accessible has caused vigorous growth. As part of a Take Back the Woodlands campaign, sponsored by Groundswell, the students of the Elliott/Peneycad team are sponsoring an Autumn Olive Removal Community Day and we would love to have you join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the school and community, make a positive environmental impact, as well as honor the memory of CW counselor, Kathy Perkins.
Why now? Through our community partners who are Master Naturalists we have been advised that this is the optimal time of year to cut down and apply herbicide to these plants.
What will this entail? We will need volunteers in three main areas:
1. chainsaw or handsaw these bushes/trees
2. apply herbicide with a dauber
3. haul debris to the curb where a professional wood chipping crew will process the limbs.
Why is this important? Come to the event and find out! There will be students on hand with a display and brochures. They will be happy to tell you what all the fuss is about. Refreshments will be provided.
If you are able to assist with this effort, please click on and complete the registration form below to register your attendance and let us know what ways you and/or a family member are willing to help.
Central Woodlands was proud to host a Veteran’s Day assembly. We were honored to have two guest speakers who shared powerful messages with our students. One speaker was an Army Sergeant who recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan. Our other speaker is an active military spouse. Her husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan and has had seven deployments. Both speakers talked about “pride” as it relates to the men and women who volunteer to serve our country so we can enjoy the freedoms we hold dear. Our students were challenged to think of ways to give back to their school, family, and community to make Veteran’s Day year round!
We are so excited for the beginning of a new school year.
Start and end times: 8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
New Student Orientation: 1-00 – 2:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet – fifth grade: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet – sixth grade: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Have you ever played Gaga Ball? If not, you need to discover the thrill! Gaga Ball is a fun and competitive game that almost anyone can play, regardless of age! It’s a great way to get exercise and have fun doing it! Gaga Ball is played in an octagon or hexagon pit. The object is to hit or slap the ball (not throw it) into another player’s leg. It must hit at the knee or below to get someone out.
So what we are asking for is any builders, planners, handy person(s), hard workers, refreshment providers, donators of supplies that would like to help plan and build two Gaga Ball pits at Central Woodlands to send us an email.
Once we get our group together and make the plans, we will then set aside a day in the spring to build them.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you.