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 cobbb@gowcs.net



Contact us @

517-655-2855 (phone) or 517-655-7504 (fax) 

Discovery Office Hours are

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Enrollment Information

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.


Upcoming Events

May 19 - Kindergarten to Potter Park Zoo

May 20 - 35th Annual WSF Golf Outing - Brookshire Inn & Golf Club

May 26 - Last day for FGMC

May 26 - 2nd Grade to Potter Park

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

June  4 - High School Commencement - 6:00 p.m. Wharton Center

June 9 - LAST DAY - half-day, dismissal at 11:40 for elementary campus




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.

                                    

                                    


Buzz Ticket News

April came and went very fast!  Children were in school for 15 days after spring break and did a super job of displaying behaviors of being Kind, Safe, Cooperative and Respectful, earning just over 700 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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