Dear Godwin Heights Community Members:

We are excited to welcome you back for another year of learning at West Godwin Elementary! Hopefully you have enjoyed your summer vacation with your family and are looking forward to the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

West has undergone a substantial make-over, and I am pleased to say that construction completion dates are on schedule. We are fortunate to have new parking lots in both the front and the back of the building. The parking lots have bus lanes, a large increase in available parking, new sidewalks, and landscaping. Our old basketball courts in the rear of the building have been removed and are being replaced with new basketball courts. The stage in the cafeteria no longer exists and has been replaced by a high tech kitchen and serving areas for your children. By moving the kitchen, we freed up space to create two new, much needed offices. Last, but not least, our front office has been completely remodeled and the main entrance updated with a new and more secure entry way.

We continue to be lucky to have outstanding parent support and participation at parent nights, Principal’s Coffee, and school/community events. West Godwin is fortunate to have parents and family members who are invested in our mission to make sure all students learn, and we appreciate all that you do to make our school great.

As always, it is our goal to provide on-going learning opportunities for your children while maintaining a safe and positive environment. We will continue to have high expectations in both academics and behavior for all of the children that attend West. True Success, our character education curriculum, was a big hit with students last year and will continue to be used as we work to create well-rounded students.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6., and our school hours this year will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. We are excited to see the smiles on your children’s faces as they come through our doors. I invite you to attend our Family Open House on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 252-2030 or by email at

Steve Minard

 West Godwin Principal