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.
March 3, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Coffee and Conversation With the Superintendent
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Kindergarten & Young Fives Parent Orientation
March 6, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Daddy-Daughter Dance I Love You to the Moon and Back!
March 16, 2020
8:15 AM - 11:00 PM Used Book Sale
March 18, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kindergarten & Young Fives Enrollment Session
March 19, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kindergarten & Young Fives Enrollment Session
March 24, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Kindergarten & Young Fives Enrollment Session
March 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Mother-Son Dance I Love You to the Moon and Back!
May 7, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PTSA Ice Cream Social
Discovery Office Hours
The office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12
This is our second Membership Count Day.
Friday, February 14
K-12 Half-day; elementary dismissal is at 11:40 a.m.
Monday, February 17
K-12, No School, Presidents' Day
Enrollment forms may be found by clicking the "Applications & Forms" link at the top of the page.
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.
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)
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.