Welcome to Goodwillie Environmental 5/6 School!
Welcome to Goodwillie Environmental 5/6 School located within the Forest Hills School District, one of our Nation’s great public school systems! The staff at Goodwillie is committed to knowing every student’s interests and gifts, and to providing the educational opportunities that will maximize each one’s preparation for the future.
In addition, our mission is to support, engage, and have all students achieve their individual potential. We will accomplish this by providing all learners with 21st century skills that will ensure a meaningful and successful experience while at Goodwillie e as well as in the community.
We invite you to visit our main office, email us, or contact our main office number at 616-493-8633 where we will be happy to help you.
Thank you for your interest in and your support of Goodwillie Environmental 5/6 School.
Orientation Events & Letters
Please label EVERYTHING before school begins!
Waterproof winter boots
Warm outdoor clothing
Rainwear (durable & lightweight for camping)
Gloves and hat (labeled with names)
Comfortable walking shoes
Old clothing (for outdoor activities)
3 ring view binder 1 inch – with subject dividers and pencil holder (School will
have these available for $7.00 and we strongly recommend purchasing them.)
Water bottle – GES Hydro Flask will be available
Colored magic markers
Pencil top erasers
Scientiﬁc Calculator – TI30 (School will have available for $16.00)
Extra Fine Tipped Sharpies – black markers
Sketch book (8 X 10) with blank pages (Hard cover preferred)
*Please label all clothing and supplies with student’s name.
NOT WANTED: Any electronic equipment or games
AS MANY OF OUR ACTIVITIES ARE SPONTANEOUS, WE WOULD LIKE THE
STUDENTS TO BE PREPARED TO GO OUTDOORS EVERY DAY IN ALL
Latest Goodwillie News
Dear Goodwillie Families:
In an effort to continue to improve our communication, Goodwillie Environmental School has been piloting a new program within the Forest Hills School District that will replace our current Listserv email service with something new and exciting. Beginning in March, the webpage (http://www.fhps.net/goodwillie/) will be the primary source for information and important news. This is in addition to the weekly email from the teachers.
Please note that as of March 20, 2015 GES Listserv messages will no longer be in service. You do not need to unsubscribe from Listserv. We would also like you to be aware that all FHPS schools will be changing to this new method of messages highlighting announcements and news posts when they are added to the school web sites.
Dear Goodwillie Environmental School Families:
This spring, the State of Michigan is replacing the 44-year-old Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) with a summative assessment called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). In prior school years, students in grades 3-8 were administered the MEAP test over a two week period in October. This school year, students will complete the new M-STEP online assessments within a three-week period during the April through early June window, established by the State of Michigan. Students in grades 3-8 will take the English language arts and the mathematics assessments, which will include both open-ended response and multiple choice questions. Open-ended questions challenge students to explain their answers by providing written responses. The science test will be administered to 4th and 7th graders and the social studies test will be given to 5th and 8th graders. These two assessments will only include multiple choice questions. READ MORE
M-STEP Testing Windows
|3rd Grade: May 18 – June 5|
|4th Grade: April 27 – May 15|
|5th Grade: April 13 – May 1|
|6th Grade: May 18 – June 5|
|7th Grade: April 27 – May 15|
|8th Grade: April 13 – May 1|
Check out the new video slideshow for more information about everything Goodwillie has to offer!
The Forest Hills Community has created an entry for the 2013 ArtPrize, 7,000 Leaves of Love. We have had over 7,000 FHPS students participate, as each artist has created a ceramic leaf that symbolizes a specific act of love directed toward a person in their lives.
For the first time in ArtPrize history, an entire school district has come together to create an entry for the 2011 ArtPrize competition. The entry, titled “7000 Loves,” hopes to embody the great love that a community can have for its members. The entry has a website that describes the symbolism and spirit behind the creation. Read more