Principal's Welcome

Principal Sharon Wells and staff are proud that Lakes Elementary is recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. We house students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We have 31 professional teachers, including K through fifth grade, art, music, physical education, and a reading specialist. Our Special Services personnel include a school psychologist, social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, two resource room teachers, two cognitive impaired teachers, occupational and physical therapists, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in our office, library, classrooms, computer lab, lunchroom, and playground.  Our motto is “To learn, to lead, and to serve”, which sums up our commitment to students, parents, and community members.


Lakes Elementary is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA), and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the “Education Yes” program based on test scores and school improvement data. Lakes Elementary has been awarded an “A” the past seven years, and we are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas.


We welcome you to Lakes Elementary!


Sharon Wells, Principal
Lakes Elementary

Lakes Mission Statement:  Providing a safe and supportive learning environment where all students achieve success.



Announcements and Information
    2015-2016 DK/Kindergarten Registration
    Kindergarten Starting Age Waiver
    Parent Involvement Policy
    Girls on the Run Registration 

    Lakes Newsletter:


    March 13, 2015

    March is Reading Month Book Bracket


    Lakes Calendar:


    March 20 Spring Pictures

    March 21 Rockford Expo 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m at the RHS

    March 23 PTO Dogs for Dollars at the Corner Bar

    March 27 Popcorn .50 a bag

    March 31 Dr. Shibler’s Proposal 1 Informational Meeting at Lakes 6:30 p.m.

    April 1 GRASP orders due

    April 3-April 10 Spring Break

    April 13 District Late Start 10:40 a.m. (treated as a 2-hour delay)

    April 13-30 Campbell’s Labels for Education Race

    April 14 2015-2016 Kindergarten Parent Orientation 6:30 p.m.

    April 21 PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

    April 24 Popcorn .50 a bag

    May 2 PTO Family Golf Outing (more information coming soon)

    May 8 Popcorn .50 a bag

    May 12 SCRIP due in the office by 3:00 p.m.

    May 12 Whitecaps Night 6:35 p.m.


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