Principal's Welcome

Mrs. Cassie Pfander, Ed.S

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! 


  • Transition to Full-Day Learning

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  • Kindergarten & Young Fives 2021-2022 Enrollment Information

    Parent Orientation is Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. 

    Our orientation this year will be VIRTUAL.  Click here for the Zoom meeting link.

    Click here for our Kindergarten Bitmoji Virtual Orientation. 

    Click on each person's name for a different informative video. 

    Having trouble navigating our Kindergarten Bitmoji Virtual Orientation?  Click here for a list of the topics discussed and a direct link to each video. 

    Young Fives and Kindergarten staff will share information about:

    • A typical day at school
    • Young Fives and Kindergarten Curriculum
    • What to do to prepare your child for Young Fives/Kindergarten
    • There will be an opportunity to ask staff questions

    Click here for the SignUpGenius link. We will ask for the following:

    • Your mailing address so an enrollment packet can be mailed to you
    • Information related to your child
    • You will sign-up for an enrollment drop-off date and time (appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes)


    Enrollment Drop-off Dates:

    Wednesday, March 17 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

    Thursday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

    Young Five's 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.

    Is My Five Year Old Ready for Kindergarten?

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  • Now Hiring Noon Supervisors

    Friendly, caring individuals are needed for playground supervision from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Please call Discovery Elementary at 517-655-2855 or Explorer Elementary at 517-655-2174 for details.

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  • Enrollment Forms 

    Please click on link below for enrollment forms.  Each child will also need to have the Parent-Student Concussion Form filled out.

    2020-2021 Young Fives & Kindergarten Enrollment Forms

    2020-2021 First & Second Grade Enrollment Forms

    Parent-Student Concussion Form

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  • 2020-2021 Calendar Revised


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  • School Meal Information

    Please click this link to obtain detailed information on school meals.

    Free Meals Are Available:

    The United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, changed guidance this week in regard to school meals. Effective September 8 and until further notice, all children 18 years and younger are eligible for breakfast and lunch. Meals do not have to preordered, children do not have to be present to pick up meals and no identification is necessary. You do not need an approved meal assistance application to receive meals. Please stay in your vehicle and let us know the number of meal bundles you need.

    Effective Tuesday, September 15, distribution will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Meals will be available at the high school in the front drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Tuesday meal bundle will include meals for three days and the meal bundle on Thursday will include meals for four days.

    Please check the District Webpage, go to Departments then the Food Service page for updates. If you have questions, please call 517-706-5028 and leave your name and phone number. Thank you for your understanding as we follow USDA guidance.

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  • Celebrate Leaders in STEAM

    Click to view Leaders in STEAM 

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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

    Please refer to the note provided by your child's teacher. 

    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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