Godwin Heights Middle School

Weekly News from the Middle ~ October 1

Upcoming Dates

October 4 - Picture Retake Day

October 4 - Volleyball vs Belding - 4:15 pm

October 4 - Boys Soccer @ Hopkins - 4:30 pm

October 5 - Football @ NorthPointe Christian - 6:00 pm

October 6 - COUNT DAY

October 6 - Volleyball @ Kelloggsville - 4:15 pm

October 6 - Boys Soccer vs NorthPointe Christian - 4:30 pm

October 11 - Volleyball @ Hopkins - 4:15 pm

October 11 - Boys Soccer vs Kelloggsville - 4:30 pm

October 12 - Football vs GRPS - 6:00 pm

October 13 - Early Release for Students - 1:10 pm dismissal

October 13 - Volleyball vs Comstock Park - 4:15 pm

October 13 - Boys Soccer @ Wyoming Jr. High - 4:30 pm

October 18 - Volleyball @ Sparta - 4:15 pm

October 20 - Early Release for Students - 1:10 pm dismissal

October 20 - Volleyball vs NorthPointe Christian - 4:15 pm

October 20 - Cross Country @ Belding - 4:30 pm

October 20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

October 21 - Early Release for Students - 1:10 pm dismissal

October 21 - Early Release for Students - 1:10 pm dismissal

October 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

October 22 - Half day for students - 11:15 am dismissal

October 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - 11:45 am - 2:45 pm

October 22 - End of 1st marking period

October 27 - Early Release for Students - 1:10 pm dismissal

October 31 - Happy Halloween

GHPS - Feeding America - October 4

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Picture Retake Day - October 4

Each student that was present and had their photo taken on September 1 has received a student ID and picture packet or picture preview that should have made it home by now.


If you are satisfied with your student's photo, you can order them online using the information printed on the picture preview. If you are not satisfied with your student's photo, they are welcome to participate in "Retake Day" on October 4. Please send the packet and/or picture review form with your student on October 4 back and the photographers will be happy to retake their photo.



If your student was absent or did not get their photo taken, please have them listen to announcements when their grade is called and they can have their picture taken.

Count Day - October 6

What is Count Day?


  • Count day and school funding are mandated through the State School Aid Act
  • Count Day is when all public schools in Michigan tally the number of students attending their schools
  • Count information is critical to districts, because each student translates into state funding


It is important that your student(s) attend, be on time and attend all classes on count day!

Homecoming Spirit Week

Monday ~ Sleeping Beauty

Wear your favorite pajamas !!


Tuesday ~ Superhero Day

Dress up like a superhero of your choice !


Wednesday ~ Mickey and Minnie’s Clubhouse

Join the clubhouse and wear at least 50% of your class's color!


  • 6th - black
  • 7th - red
  • 8th - white
  • Staff - pink



Thursday ~ Magic Kingdom

Dress like your favorite character or grab a friend(s) and dress up

as a duo/group!


Friday ~ Donald Duck Day

Show that Godwin spirit and wear your Godwin gear

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Godwin Heights Public Schools is excited to announce that we will be using a new K-12 curriculum for Social Emotional Learning called Lions Quest. Students will be learning things such as Self Awareness, Self Management Skills, Relationship skills, Social Awareness, and Responsible Decision Making. Consider partnering with us by using the Family Connection resources included in the weekly newsletters.


Students are continuing to learn about personal skills, self-confidence and qualities. They were able to build self awareness and identified their strengths. If you haven't already, please consider practicing these skills at home as well using the following resources: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

TRIO Talent Search Program of Grand Valley State University Funded by the United States Department of Education

Grand Valley's TRIO Educational Talent Search program received a five-year, $1.99 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Godwin Heights District is pleased to announce that Godwin Heights High School and Godwin Heights Middle are the target schools designated for students to receive services from the program.


The full article can be found here.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES (October 20 - 22)

Parents will have the option to attend conferences in person or virtually and they will be by appointment only. More information will be coming from the principal's office very soon.


For planning purposes, conference dates/times are listed below:


October 20 - Early Release for Students - dismiss @ 1:10 pm / Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm

October 21 - Early Release for Students - dismiss @ 1:10 pm / Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm

October 22 - Half Day for Students - dismiss @ 11:15 am / Conferences 12:00 - 3:00 pm