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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  • Discovery Office Hours

    The Discovery Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to  4:15 p.m.

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  • Important Upcoming Dates

    May 16 - WES PTSA Ice Cream Social 6-8 p.m., click here for more information

    May 27 - No School K-12, Memorial Day

    June 7 - Half day K-12, Last Day of School (elementary dismissal is at 12:05 p.m.)

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  • Coming Soon!

    May 10 - Daughters' Night Out, 6-8 p.m. click here for more information.

    May 17 - Sons' Night Out, 6-8 p.m. click here for more information.


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    Young Fives & Kindergarten Enrollment for 2024-2025

    Did you miss our Virtual Orientation?  Click here for the Bitmoji videos.

    Please call the office to get an enrollment packet emailed to you.

    Newly required for Young Fives & Kindergarten enrollment this year is an Oral Health Assessment.  Click here for more information on the KOHA requirement. Click here for the Oral Health Assessment Form.  Screenings must be done on or after February 19, 2024. 

    **According to Michigan Law, if a student will not be five years old by September 1, 2024, but will be five years old by December 1, 2024, they may be enrolled in Kindergarten or Young Fives. 

    Those with birthdates after June 1 will be prioritized for Young Fives first.

    Please call the Discovery Office at 517-655-2855 if you have questions.

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

    Young Fives FAQ's

    Click here for more information.

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

    Click here for helpful information.



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  • School of Choice for 2024-2025 School Year

    School of Choice is for students who do not reside in our district but live in Ingham or an adjacent county, and would like to attend WCS. The application window has not been set at this time, but it is usually in mid-May through early June. We have started compiling a list of students who would like to be sent an application when they become available.  Those on the list will receive an application by email.  To be considered, the entire application(s) must be returned to the superintendent's office before the school of choice window closes.

    If you would like to receive an application, please contact Rachel Foster today at or by phone 517.655.4361 x5116.

    If your student is entering young fives or kindergarten, please contact Discovery Elementary at 517.655.2855. 


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  • 2023-2024 Student Calendar

    2024-2025 Student Calendar

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  • Enrollment Information

    Please visit or call the Discovery Office to inquire about an enrollment pack.

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  • Suggested Classroom Supplies

    Suggested Young Fives Supply List

    Suggested Kindergarten Supply List

    Suggested First Grade Supply List

    Suggested 2nd 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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  • ENGAGE Michigan

    Click here for more information.

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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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August 6, 2024 Bond Proposal