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! 


  • 2022-2023 School Calendar

    Please click here for the 2022-2023 School Calendar.

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  • Important Upcoming Dates

    *Monday, January 16 - No School K-12, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    *Friday, January 20 - Half-day for K-12, Last day of semester

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  • Kindergarten & Young Fives 2023-2024 Enrollment Information

    Place the following dates on your calendar:

    Tuesday, February 28 - Virtual Parent Orientation

    Wednesday, March 15 & Thursday, March 16 - Enrollment Days

    Check back soon for more information.

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

    **According to Michigan Law, if a student will not be five years old by September 1, 2023, but will be five years old by December 1, 2023, 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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  • 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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  • ENGAGE Michigan

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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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  • County Prosecutors Letter to Parents Regarding School Safety

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  • Celebrate Leaders in STEAM

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