Godwin Heights Middle School

Weekly News from the Middle ~ September 24, 2021

Upcoming Dates:

September 27 - Boys Soccer vs. Allendale - 4:30 pm

September 27 - Board of Education Meeting - 6 PM - High School Collaboration Center

September 29 - Boys Soccer vs. Wyoming Jr. High - 4:30 pm

September 29 - Volleyball @ Lee Middle School - 4:30 pm

September 29 - Cross Country Meet @ NorthPointe Christian - 5:00 pm

September 29 - Football @ GRPS - 6:00 pm

September 29 - Secondary STEM Family Night @ High School Main Entrance - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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

Community School Coordinator Appreciation Week ~ September 20 - 24

Community School Coordinators work diligently to create and manage the partnerships that allow students to learn and thrive. They create a strong, purposeful bridge between schools and communities, and it is their hard work that push this movement forward. They deserve recognition and appreciation for all the work they do!


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Secondary STEM Night

Wednesday September 29th, 2021

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

High School Main Entrance on 35th Street

Please join us with your student(s) for a night of science activities, math experiences, and FUN!!

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.

REMINDER TO PARENTS ~ Middle School Hours

Godwin Heights Middle School start time is 7:30 AM. Please do your best to drop off your student as close to 7:20 AM as possible. We are having many students coming in late which affects their attendance and interrupts their learning. Please make it a priority for your student(s) to be in school every day and on time.

Dismissal time is at 2:35 PM.


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!

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.

This week, students learned about personal skills, self-confidence and qualities. They were able to build self awareness and identified their strengths. Consider practicing these skills at home as well using the following resources: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Student Chromebooks

Middle School students will be using their chromebooks each day in most classes. Please help your student to make sure their computer is charged and is brought to school each day.