Principal's Welcome

Mr. Patrick VanRemmen

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


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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  • The 2019-2020 School Calendar is available; click link to view. 2019-2020 District Calendar

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  • Discovery Office Hours

    The office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


    Monday, October 14- Friday, October 18

    The Fall Book Fair is upon us!

    Beginning Monday, October 14th and running through lunchtime on Friday, October 18th we will have the fair open in the elementary school library.  

    • Gift cards are available at if you'd like to send your student to school with that instead of cash. Easy way for friends and family to contribute as well! (If you'd like to donate gift cards directly to the library, you can send them to the librarian, Micki Magee, at
    • We are also offering open shopping times for parents between 12:00 and 1:00, and after school until 4:00 each day. If you'd like to come and purchase gifts or shop with your student, you are welcome! Please be sure to sign in at the office when you arrive.


    Friday, October 18

    Half-day K-12, elementary dismissal @ 11:40 a.m.

    Monday, October 21

    Health Heroes Flu Clinic click here for permission form

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  •  Enrollment Forms 

    Enrollment forms may be found by clicking the "Applications & Forms" link at the top of the page.

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  • Celebrate Leaders in STEAM

    Leaders in STEAM 

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  • Daily Schedule

    8:05 – 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

    11:48 - 12:30   Kindergarten Recess/Lunch

    12:05 - 12:47   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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  • 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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