Phone: (517) 655-2855
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Patrick VanRemmen
Welcome to Discovery Elementary. Our mission is to provide instructional excellence; engaging, integrated learning; and responsive intervention and enrichment for each student every day. We accomplish this mission by providing every child with a KIND, SAFE, COOPERATIVE, and RESPECTFUL learning environment. Our team of outstanding educators delivers a high-quality curriculum with excellent instruction in a supportive and nurturing environment.
From academics to arts integration, to positive behaviors, interventions and supports (PBIS); our team strives to develop the whole child. We value social and emotional development as much as we value academics. Our goal is for each child to be safe, healthy, engaged, challenged, supported, and valued.
Delivering the best possible education for children requires a partnership between the school and the home. You as parents, grandparents, or guardians, are critical to the success of your children. We want you to be an active and engaged participant in your child’s school. Together, we will provide your children the support they need to make lasting memories as they begin their educational journey.
We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a positive and productive start to their education in Wiliamston Community Schools.
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM No School K-12: Presidents' Day
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM WHS Choirs 2nd Annual Dinner and a Show Fundraiser
March 5, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Kindergarten Enrollment Orientation
March 12, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Kindergarten Enrollment Session 1
March 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kindergarten Enrollment Session 2
Wednesday, February 13 - Membership Count Day
Friday, February 15 - Half-day for K-12, elementary dismissal is at 11:40 a.m.
Monday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL, K-12, Presidents' Day
Wednesday, February 20 - Friday, February 22 - Kids Heart Challenge, will take place during ARC
Tuesday, March 5 - Kindergarten & Young Fives Orientation 6:00-7:30 p.m., Discovery Cafeteria and Gymnasium
Friday, March 8 - Half-day for K-12, elementary dismissal is at 11:40 a.m.
Tuesday, March 12 - Kindergarten Enrollment Session, 4-6 p.m., Discovery Media Center
Wednesday, March 20 - Kindergarten Enrollment Session, 4-7 p.m., Discovery Media Center, the Health Department will be doing Hearing & Vision Screening (no appointment necessary for hearing & vision screening)
Thursday, March 21 - Half-day for K-12, elementary dismissal is at 11:40 a.m., Elementary Conferences; Kindergarten Enrollment Session, 2-5 p.m., Discovery Media Center
Kindergarten & Young Fives 2019-2020 Enrollment Information
*Students currently enrolled in Young Fives at Discovery Elementary do not need to re-enroll for Kindergarten.
Now is the time to order your child's 2018-2019 Yearbook!
If you still need to order a 2018-2019 Yearbook for your child, now is the time! Orders may be placed by visiting YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and use Discovery Yearbook ID Code: 1848519. The deadline to order yearbooks is February 28, 2019.
If you would like to have pictures you have taken of events from your child's class considered for use in the yearbook, please visit COMMUNITY.LIFETOUCH.COM and use code: UMXEAC. Once on this page, pictures may be uploaded to the teachers page.
Enrollment Forms for 2018-2019
Enrollment forms for 2018-2019 may be found by clicking the "Applications & Forms" link at the top of the page.
Suggested Classroom Supplies
Below are links for suggested classroom supplies by grade:
Please be assured that Williamston Community Schools will ensure that each child has the supplies necessary for success in the classroom.
8:00 – Students participating in the breakfast program may enter the building.
8:10 – All students may enter the building and line up with their class.
8:15 – Students are dismissed to their classrooms.
8:20 – The school day starts. Students arriving after 8:20 will be marked tardy.
8:30 – Entry doors are locked. Students arriving after 8:30 must be signed in by an adult in the office.
End of day dismissal is at 3:20
Student safety is a top priority for us. Students who walk, bike or are dropped off by car should not arrive prior to 8:05. There is no school staff available to supervise before that time.
11:55 - 12:37 Kindergarten Recess/Lunch
12:10 - 12:52 Young Fives Recess/Lunch
12:23 - 1:05 2nd Grade Recess/Lunch
12:33 - 1:15 1st Grade Recess/Lunch
(Times are subject to change)