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 Newsletter:


    January 23, 2015


    Lakes Calendar:


    January 27 District Wide Two Hour Late Start (school starts 10:40 a.m.)

    January 30 Lakes Carnival 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    February 4 Watch D.O.G.S. informational event 8:15-9:00 a.m. in the gym

    February 5 Yearbook orders due

    February 10 PTO Meeting 11:30 a.m.

    February 11 COUNT DAY!

    February 13 Classroom Valentine’s Day parties 2:30 p.m.

    February 16-17 Midwinter Break NO SCHOOL

    February 20 Popcorn .50 a bag

    February 21 Jump Rope For Heart

    February 27-March 5 Scholastic Book Fair in the library

    March 4 Optional Parent Teacher Conferences 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

    March 6 NO SCHOOL


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