Discovery Elementary School
Our mission is to provide a supportive learning community to ensure that all children achieve their highest potential academically, emotionally, socially and physically.
Principal: Bronwyn Cobb
517-655-2855, ext. 4001 or email@example.com
Contact us @
517-655-2855 (phone) or 517-655-7504 (fax)
Discovery Office Hours are
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Did you miss our Young Fives & Kindergarten Enrollment Sessions?
Are you new to our district? Welcome!
Enrollment forms are available for pick-up in the office or on the web site; click on the "Enrollment Forms" link on the left.
Discovery Elementary Student Entry Times
Students eating breakfast at school may enter at 8:05 a.m.
All other students may enter at 8:10 a.m.
School starts at 8:20 a.m.
Entry doors will be locked at 8:30 a.m.
May 1 - Susan Lorenz Art Show Reception 6:00 pm Awards @6:30 pm HS Media Center
May 1-5 - Spring Book Fair - Open from 8:30-3:00 May 1, 2, 3 & 4
May 2 - PTSA Parent Information Night - Prevent Summer Learning Gap
May 4 - PTSA Ice Cream Social, Discovery Cafeteria 6-8 p.m. and Book Fair 5:00-8:30 p.m., Library
May 5 - Book Fair Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
May 10 - Bike to School Day; ACES - 10:00 a.m. – Individual classes will move (exercise) for 30 minutes
May 12 - 1st Grade MSU Horse Barn Visit
May 12 - Final Box Tops collection
May 19 - Kindergarten to Potter Park Zoo
May 26 - Last day for FGMC
May 26 - Last day to check library books out
May 29 - Memorial Day - No School K-12
May 30 - All library books/materials are due back to Mrs. Nagy
Horse Tales Literacy Project for First Grade
Discovery first grade students received a special visit from Chili, the pony, on April 19th, as the first component of the Horse Tales Literacy Project. Prior to Chili’s visit to school, students received their own copies of Little Black, A Pony and Little Black Goes to the Circus!, both by author Walter Farley. During the visit with Chili, students were able to learn about ponies and their care, as well as observe and touch Chili as an experience intended to spark their interest in reading about ponies. The first graders will soon travel to the MSU horse barns for a morning of learning centers and the opportunity to read to one of the horses.
This program is made possible by the generosity of our Williamston Community Schools Foundation, and the Wilbur and Ruth Wright Charitable Fund, administered by their daughter, Dr. Joan Wright. Gates to help our students safely meet the pony were donated by Bill Drushel of Webberville Feed and Grain. Lisa Luton Hodges, Chili’s handler, of the Luton Training Center in Williamston, volunteered to share her expertise with ponies and horses.
The award winning Horse Tales Literacy Project began in 1999 and provides curriculum based programs to inspire students to read. This is the eighth year Discovery 1st grade students have benefitted from this program with the winning combination of live horses and classic literature.
Feelin' Good Mileage Club
To volunteer for this event, please sign up by visiting this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AAFAE2CA02-2017
Buzz Ticket News
March was a busy month at Discovery and the children were busy being Kind, Safe, Cooperative and Respectful! There were 22 days of school and during those days, children at Discovery earned 1,012 Buzz Tickets! Ask your child if he/she earned a buzz ticket and how it was earned! For more information on positive behavior supports, you can visit the Discovery Elementary School web page; www.gowcs.net. On the left hand side you'll find the "PBIS and Bullying Prevention Program." If you have any questions, please feel free to call Katie Gerard, our Student Services Coordinator at 655-2855, ext. 4650. Thank you for all you do to support your children at school!
Bus Drivers Needed!
Williamston Community Schools Transportation Department is looking for people interested in becoming a bus driver. Please call Pam VanSickler, Transportation Supervisor, at 655-1011.
Noon Supervisors Needed!!!
Friendly, caring individuals are needed for playground supervision from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each school day (13.75 hours per week). If you are interested, please call the Explorer Office at 517-655-2174. This is a paid position with on the job training.
We are also in need of substitute noon supervisors, hours vary as needed.
School Closing Information
Please click here to read letter containing important school closing information.
Discovery Elementary School Improvement Goals 2016-2017
Students will improve their reading fluency with an increased building focus on reading connected text and "Good Fit Groupings".
Students will improve their mathematics proficiency with an increased building focus on direct instruction and increased opportunities to apply skills.
Students will improve written language skills with an increased building focus on opportunities to write narrative, non-fiction and opinion pieces.
Students will improve learning engagement and social skills with an increased building focus on Kind, Safe, Cooperative and Respectful interactions.
Students will improve their health and wellness skills with an increased building focus on instruction, activities and staff reinforcement.
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