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.
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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
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
“Once Upon a Time…” Once Again
Do you remember Tiny Tim? How about seeing a sixth grader don a bushy beard and march on stage as the Ghost of Christmas Present? Who could forget working on stage crew or helping build the set? Remember rehearsing the music with Mr. McCargar and the thrill of performing for your family? Read more