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 officeemail 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.


David Washburn

Orientation Events & Letters

5th Grade Orientation – September 2,  6:30-7:30 p.m.



6th Grade Orientation – September 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m.



Please label EVERYTHING before school begins!

Hooded sweatshirt
Waterproof winter boots
Long underwear
Warm outdoor clothing
Rainwear (durable & lightweight for camping)
Gloves and hat (labeled with names)
Comfortable walking shoes
Old clothing (for outdoor activities)
Warm socks
Zip-off pants

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
Colored pencils
Pencil top erasers
Erasable Pens
Lined paper
Scientific Calculator – TI30 (School will have available for $16.00)
Extra Fine Tipped Sharpies – black markers
Pocket dictionary
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

Latest Goodwillie News

2015-2016 School Calendar Updated

September 15, 2015 @ 12:54 pmPosted in: District News, News

The 2015-2016 school calendar for Forest Hills Public Schools has changed to reflect a recent announcement made by the Michigan Department of Education. Although the change directly impacts our high school students, we wanted all of our families to know of the change and to make sure families have the most accurate copy of the school calendar. No longer is April 12, 2016, a state test day only for 11th-grade students. It is now a state test day for 9th- and 10th-grade students. April 12, 2016, is a full day for all students in all grades except 12th-grade. On this day, the SAT will be given to 11th-graders, and the PSAT will be given to 9th- and 10th-graders.  If you have any questions, please contact your school.  For an updated school calendar, click here.

FHPS Transportation Employees Discuss Bus Safety with WZZM13

September 11, 2015 @ 1:11 pmPosted in: District News, News

School is back in session, and that means drivers are sharing the roads with school buses.  WZZM13 stopped by our transportation office yesterday and talked with staff about bus safety  Click here to view the video.

5th Grade Orientation News

August 14, 2015 @ 8:19 amPosted in: News

Dear Parents,

It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over and the new school year is approaching quickly.  We hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing summer and is looking forward to an exciting year at Goodwillie Environmental School.  There will be many opportunities for all of us to get together throughout the school year and we are anxious to meet everyone so we can begin to build our “2015 GES Family”. Read more

6th Grade Orientation News

August 6, 2015 @ 8:47 amPosted in: Goodwillie Environmental School News, News

Dear Parents,

It is difficult to believe that August is almost here and the new school year is quickly

approaching. We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing summer and is looking forward to

another exciting year at Goodwillie Environmental School. There are many opportunities

for all of us to get together again this school year and we are anxious to see everyone so

we can continue to build our GES Family. Read more

New Member Purchase Program Announced for Computers and Select Electronic Devices Offering Discounts to FHPS Families

June 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pmPosted in: News

Forest Hills Public Schools is pleased to offer all families access to a technology purchasing program which provides discounts on the purchase of Dell products, including laptops, desktop computers, select electronics and accessories.  Through the Dell Member Purchase Program for Forest Hills Public Schools, families can take advantage of savings and special financing options.  To access the program, go to the Dell Member Purchase Program website:  http://dell.com/mpp/foresthills  and use member ID:  US241580.  On this site you can compare devices and electronics, see monthly specials, and use an online chat feature for additional sales and service information.  To see a recent flier about the program, click here.

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