Central Woodlands

Central Woodlands


Don’t forget! It’s tonight!! ⏰
Spring Conferences are around the corner! Want to help? Check the link in our Bio. Thanks! 🍎🍐
Dates and times will vary over the next two weeks! MAP reports will come home after Spring Break.
Your students are progressing in the most amazing ways. Make sure you’ve signed up for a 10-minute conference with their teacher. Sign ups will close on 3/16.
“It’s like our own ArtPrize - so fun!” Loved all the creative juices at recess today- one of the many perks of a 5/6 building!
March is Reading Month and our students are reading words by the MILLIONS! Look at that millionaire list! Way to go Rangers! 📚 ❤️
Enough snow has melted to bring sports back outside for lunch recess. Football, gymnastics, basketball and volleyball some of the favorites!
Our Art Educators are outstanding! Check out these amazing pinch pots. Thanks Mrs. Cionca and Ms. Bruha!
At the end of another week at CW- we celebrate National Bus Driver Week- and send a sincere thanks to all our drivers for keeping our kiddos safe- especially on a slippery morning! 🎉👏👏
Big congratulations to CW’s 1st Place Odyssey of the Mind Team!🥇 Way to go!
Missing something? We’ve got lots! Have your student check out the Lost & Found!
It’s Spirit Week at CW in honor of Ranger Homecoming! 💚

Central Woodlands is a 5th and 6th Grade community of thinkers in Forest Hills Public Schools. We th

Our staff works hard to provide an education that engages the inquiring minds of our students. At Central Woodlands, we take pride in providing learning opportunities that allow the thinking of our students to be visible and 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. We

Operating as usual

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 10/03/2023

Ranger PRIDE is in full effect all around our school! Ask your student how they are showing school pride when they come home each day!

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We are so excited for you Mrs. Tolly- one of only two Michigan teachers to receive the Civics and Environmental Change Fellowship! Thank you for your heart in educating students to change our world for the better!

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The homecoming parade is coming up! The PTO would love for you to join in! Please check out their post on Facebook to learn more.


Paying tribute to the hard workers in our community and beyond. A special thank you to all of those who work at FHPS and make our district fantastic! We look forward to seeing our Rangers back tomorrow!


A four-day weekend is ahead! Enjoy time with family and friends, and see you back on Tuesday!


A heads up that the scavenger hunt has been canceled for this evening. We look forward to seeing all of our Rangers back on Monday!


What an amazing first week to the new school year! Thank you to all of our Ranger families for your kind words of support and encouragement as we start another academic year. Enjoy the long weekend!


CW Students have PRIDE in their positive behavior! PRIDE is the district-wide acronym for our positive behavior expectations at school: P=Persistent, R=Respectful, I=Inclusive, D=Dependable, E=Every Day! This week, students are learning what each of the PRIDE Expectations looks like, sounds like, and feels like in every location at school. With their team of students, your child is visiting locations such as the Playground, Office, Bathroom, Cafetorium, and Hallway for PRIDE lessons taught by our school staff. More information on PRIDE at CW will be shared via school messenger to your email address!


Welcome Back, Rangers!
We are so excited to kick off another great school year. Whether this is your oldest Ranger through CW on their very first day, your last Ranger starting their final year in upper elementary, or somewhere in between, we wish each and every student an amazing first day! We truly are 💚🤍💚


It’s almost time! Can’t wait to see our Rangers on Monday 💚🤍💚


The 3rd annual Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation scavenger hunt is next Friday, August 25! What a terrific way to connect with other families in our district - More information can be found on their page.


A very informative email was sent out this morning from FHPS Food Service! Please check your email for info on free breakfast AND lunch for this upcoming school year. Thank you to the entire Food Service Team for what you will do for our Rangers this year!
NEW THIS YEAR - FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS! For the 2023-2024 school year, we are joining the Michigan School Meals Program. Students in all of the FHPS school buildings can get one free breakfast meal and one free lunch meal each day. That’s right - all schools will provide breakfast AND lunch free of charge for all students! Breakfast is available when school doors open for students each morning until the start of the school day.

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 08/11/2023

As we look ahead to our first day of school in just over a week- these supply lists from our school website will help your Ranger settle in! Look for more details from your student’s teacher as well.


We are so excited to get the school year started! Please join us for an Open House on Aug 17 to meet your teachers during the designated times below:

6th Grade Open House Schedule by Last Names

A-H → between 3:30-4:00 p.m.

I-P → between 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Q-Z → between 4:30-5:00 p.m.

5th Grade Open House Schedule by Last Names

A-H → between 5:00-5:30 p.m.

I-P → between 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Q-Z → between 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 08/09/2023

The district calendar has been released! Please check your email for a message from FHPS Communications!


Wishing our Ranger families a Happy 4th of July! We look forward to seeing you soon! 🇺🇸

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Recently, our Rangers collected funds to purchase a well for an elementary school in Zambia. We are delighted to learn the well has been dug - and fresh water is available to students right on the Kawanda School’s campus! 💚💦💚

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 06/09/2023

While our amazing Rangers have already taken flight from CW, we would be remiss if we did not give a huge shout out to Mr. Du Bui, STEM consultant at Kent ISD. Mr. Bui taught Mrs. Tolly’s class how to fly drones, and what careers could be associated with drone technology. What a great career exploration opportunity!

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 06/08/2023

The last locker was emptied, the last art project brought down. Yearbooks were signed, hugs were given, and the last wave said good-bye. What a year, Rangers!! Go forth, find joy, be kind to others, we wish you all an amazing summer! 🌝💚🤍💚

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 06/05/2023

Part two of our Happy Retirement signs by our students!! To Mrs. Bush, Ms. Brown, Mrs. Peneycad, Mrs. Smith, and Ms. Turcotte- you have made our school a better place!! We will miss you- but we wish you all the joy in the next chapter of your lives!! 💚🤍💚

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45,931!!!!!! That’s how many pop can tops we collected for Ronald McDonald House! Well done, Rangers!! Wonder who brought in the most to win? Students will find out tomorrow!


A HUGE shout out to Mrs. Webb for her time, energy, and patience in creating popcorn Fridays at CW- and to our amazing community for your support of getting us a larger machine! Our final popcorn Friday is tomorrow.

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A fantastic time at Splash Bash today!! You’ll have some tired Rangers tonight!

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/26/2023

One more ecosystems tour of the third coast- this time, Team Braveheart. So grateful for our gorgeous state!

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After an amazing year studying water and ecosystems, a field trip to the third coast was in order! Seeing ecosystems in action- an amazing way to learn!

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Rounding out our concert season, great job to our band! A sincere thanks to our outstanding music team at CW- we had a terrific week of music!

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Proud of the hard work our orchestra put in to their concert!

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A big thank you to the National Energy Foundation for their presentation yesterday on how to save energy at home! Ask your Ranger about what they learned!


REMINDER: ALL 6TH GR MUSIC REHEARSAL on Thursday, May 18th from 2:30-3:30 PM. Bring your wire music stand, instrument, & music.

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/17/2023

Need school spirit wear? Our spirit store is open during lunch on Wednesdays!


To all of our Ranger Moms - we wish you a wonderful day! 💚🤍💚

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Chef Daisy is one of our three amazing school chefs - and she’s a CW mom, too! Out of the kindness of her heart, she wanted to introduce the staff of CW to the flavors from her homeland, Albania. From homemade pasta, homemade bread and homemade dough for börek, Daisy and her husband created the most wonderful lunch. Thank you so much, Chef Daisy!!

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/11/2023

Being the I in KIND.

The HIT Team, along with Mrs. Dombrowski, is working to spread positivity throughout CW. By taking a note of kindness, leaving a new note in its place - and then passing that kindness along, the CW students are working together to spread compassion to others. Go Rangers!

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Congratulations to these Rangers! They placed 1st in the Michigan Statistical Poster Contest through GVSU. Their winning poster, "Porosity of Rocks,” is now being sent on to the National Competition. For winning first place in the State of Michigan for grades 4-6, they each received a certificate, the school got a plaque, and each student was awarded a monetary prize.

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/05/2023

It has been such a joyous week. Parents and PTO, we are toasting your “sweet succ-ess” in pulling off an amazing week!! Parents who donated gift cards, thank you! We love the candles from Lima, the succulents from Home Depot and the yummy treats from Culver’s.

We are grateful that you allow us to be a part of your student’s life. It’s been a delight to watch them learn and grow. Thank you for all you do to support CW!


5th Grade Families! Music choice letters containing your child's 6th grade music placement are going home with students soon. The Instrumental Music Meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 10, in the CW cafetorium. Topics include obtaining an instrument & caring for them will be presented. The meeting is about 30 minutes in length. Choir families need not attend.

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/04/2023

Ohmygoodness, it just keeps getting better. Thank you for all the love this week! Friends Central Perk drink and treat cart rolled around the school this morning! Coffee from MudPenny, Starbucks Cold Brew, other drinks donated by CW families. Homemade scones by Sharon Kimura, fruit cups and rasberry oatmeal bars from Kent ISD!!

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/04/2023

Our last group of ambassadors went to welcome the students of Pine Ridge to Central Woodlands next year! We can’t wait to have everyone under one roof!

Photos from Central Woodlands's post 05/03/2023

Today’s Slam Dunk lunch was truly that! Wow oh wow! A shout out to O’Briens Deli and Burgers, Gravel Bottom, Blimpie of Ada, Ada Garage Bar and Grill and CW families! We are stuffed and oh so grateful and happy!!


Due to Friday’s professional development and no school for students, popcorn day will be tomorrow!

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