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
    Supply List for 2015-2016

    Lakes Newsletter:


    May 15, 2015



    Lakes Calendar:


    May 21 All library books due back to the Lakes library 

    May 21 Slushies for sale at lunch $1 

    May 22 NO SCHOOL 

    May 25 NO SCHOOL 

    May 29 Lakes Field Day and Family Picnic  

    June 4 3rd-5th Grade Talent Show 

    June 4-5 Half day of school-dismissal at 12:05 p.m. 

    June 5 Last day of school 

    September 8 First day of school 


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