Principal's Welcome

Phone: Phone: (517) 655-2855 Fax: (517) 655-7504


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cassie Pfander, Ed.S

Welcome to Discovery Elementary School!

The dedicated and nurturing staff at Discovery Elementary are committed to meeting all students' developmental needs, academic engagement, and instilling a love for learning. Our building supports students in young fives, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Discovery focuses on the young learner's unique needs and strives to create a fun, nurturing, and exciting learning environment. 

Students at Discovery Elementary receive evidence-based instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. We support our young learners and strive to meet each student's learning needs through Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS). In addition to our core instruction, Discovery encourages and values the creativity of our students. Incorporating the arts and technology is evident in daily practices in our classrooms and our esteemed programs. 

The talented teachers and staff at Discovery provide a positive learning environment and school culture. We support students' social, emotional, and physical needs through our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program (PBIS).  Our PBIS program is evident in our building's daily practices and encourages students to be Kind, Safe, Cooperative, and Respectful. 

We look forward to a school year full of new experiences, growth, discovery, and fun and are thankful for the Williamston Community's continued support! 

Upcoming Events

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  • 2022-2023 School Calendar

    Please click here for the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

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  • Suggested Classroom Supplies

    Suggested Young Five Supply List

    Suggested Kindergarten Supply List

    Suggested First Grade Supply List

    Suggested Second Grade Supply List

    Please be assured that Williamston Community Schools will ensure that each child has the supplies necessary for success in the classroom.

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  • Young Fives and Kindergarten Enrollment Information for 2022-2023

    Please click here to view the Kindergarten Bitmoji classroom and resources video.  Click on each person's name for a different informative video.

    Having trouble navigating our Kindergarten Bitmoji Virtual Orientation? Click here for a list of the topics discussed and a direct link to each video.

    Please call the Discovery Office (517-655-2855) to register for an enrollment packet and to schedule a time to drop-off enrollment papers.

    For additional information regarding Kid's Corner registration for fall of 2022, click here.

    *Students currently enrolled in Young Fives at Discovery Elementary do not need to re-enroll for Kindergarten for the fall.

    Young Fives FAQ's

    Click here for a list of common questions.

    Do you wonder if your child is ready for Kindergarten?  Click the link below for some helpful information.

    Is My Five Year Old Ready for Kindergarten?

    *According to Michigan Law, if a student will not be five years old by September 1, 2022, but will be five years old by December 1, 2022, they may be enrolled in Kindergarten or Young Fives if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing that he or she intends to enroll their child in Kindergarten or Young Fives.  Those with birthdates after June 1, will be prioritized for Young Fives first, if the parent chooses.

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  • ENGAGE Michigan

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  • Crossing Guard Employment Opportunity

    A Great Employment Opportunity for Families Who Do Student Drop-off or Pick-up

    The Williamston Police Department is seeking a responsible adult to assist with crossing guard duties at the corner of Riverside and Highland. If you are a parent who drops students off in the morning or picks students up in the afternoon, you might be interested in making some extra money for a short amount of work. We could support you by providing a safe place for your child to wait while you assist Teri Nelson at the intersection. The morning shift is from 8:00-8:30 and the afternoon shift is from 3:15-3:45. For more information, contact Jim Wolf at

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  • Now Hiring: Noon Supervisors

    Friendly, caring individuals are needed for playground supervision from 10:30 am - 1:45 pm. Pay is $11.28 an hour and includes a $1,000.00 bonus.

    Please call Explorer Elementary 517-655-2174 or Discovery Elementary 517-655-2855 for details.


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  • 2021-2022 School Calendar

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  • County Prosecutors Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety

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  • Celebrate Leaders in STEAM

    Click to view Leaders in STEAM 

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