Godwin Heights Middle School

News from the MIddle - September 1 Edition

Upcoming Dates

September 2 - No School

September 5 - No School / Labor Day

September 6 - MAP testing begins

September 7 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

September 21 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

October 3 - Picture Retake Day

October 12 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

October 19 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

October 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Time TBD)

October 20 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

October 20 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Time TBD)

October 21 - Half Day of School for Students (dismiss @ 11:15 am)

October 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (Time TBD)

October 21 - End of 1st Marking Period

October 26 - Early Release for Students (dismiss @ 1:10 pm)

MAP Testing

Beginning the week of September 5, students will take a reading and a mathematics MAP Growth test. A MAP Growth test is a summary of how your child is performing academically. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.

TEAM 21 is Hiring

TEAM 21 is hiring for group leaders and a Site Coordinator position. Click on the link below for more information.


Student Drop Off/Entry

School starts at 7:30 AM. Please do your best to drop your student off as close to 7:00 AM as possible. Students will be able to enter the building starting at 7:00 am to enjoy a hot breakfast provided by our cafeteria staff.

Students are expected to be in their 1st hour class by 7:30 AM

Middle School Hours and Contact Information

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Office Phone Number: 616-252-2070
Mrs. Orlowski (Secretary) - lori.orlowski@godwinschools.org
Ms. Perez (Secretary) - dolores.perez@godwinschools.org
Mrs. Golden (Counselor) - kathryn.golden@godwinschools.org

Student Start and Dismissal Times

In an effort to align the secondary programming, the District will maintain student start and end times at the middle and high school buildings. Both buildings will continue to start each day at 7:30 AM and end at 2:35 PM. Please click on this link to see both the Middle and High School Daily Schedule.


Please note that all 7th grade students and students that are new to Godwin Heights Middle School are required to be up to date on all their immunizations. If you are unsure, please consult your physician for an updated record.