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
    Kindergarten Starting Age Waiver
    Parent Involvement Policy
    Girls on the Run Registration 


    Lakes Holiday Music Program Information

    Lakes Newsletter:


    November 15, 2014


    Lakes Calendar:


    November 17 PTO Dogs for Dollars Fundraiser at the Corner Bar

    November 19 Turkey Trot for grades 2-5 during lunch recess

    November 21 Popcorn Day

    November 21 PBIS Color Spirit Day! Wear your grade-specific color for a suggested $1 donation

    K-green 1-red 2-blue 3-orange 4-purple 5-black

    November 25 Turkey Bowling-bring in a non-perishable item to receive three bowls with a frozen turkey!

    November 26-28 No school. Happy Thanksgiving!

    December 8 Lakes Holiday Program at Rockford High School

    December 9-11 Santa Shoppe 

    December 12 Popcorn Day

    December 12 PBIS Holiday Wear Spirit day for a $1 suggested donation

    December 19 Holiday Parties 2:30-3:30 pm..

    December 20-January 4 Holiday Break










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