Principal's Welcome

Mr. Patrick VanRemmen

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.

Upcoming Events

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  • Important Dates

    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

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  • Kindergarten & Young Fives 2019-2020 Enrollment Information

    Information for Kindergarten Enrollment with Logo

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

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  • 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.  


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  • The 2018-2019 School Calendar is available; click link to view.  2018-2019 WCS School Calendar

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  •  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.

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  • 2018 WCS Informational Brochure

    Learn more about Williamston Community Schools. Download the 2018 Informational Brochure here

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  • Suggested Classroom Supplies

    Below are links for suggested classroom supplies by grade: 

    Young Fives Suggested Supply List

    Kindergarten Suggested Supply List

    1st Grade Suggested Supply List

    2nd Grade Suggested 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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  • Daily Schedule

    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.


    Recess/Lunch Schedule

    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)



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