Welcome to Kent Lake Elementary! We are located in the very northwest corner of Lyon Township and we are the northern most building in the South Lyon Community School District. Kent Lake Elementary prides itself on being a warm and welcoming place for our students, families, and community members.
This year, at Kent Lake Elementary, we have approximately 500 students in 21 sections of Junior Kindergarten - 5th grade. All classes attend P.E., Music, and Art classes each week. They also have media time each week. Speech and language services, reading support, social work, and OT/PT services are offered to students as needed. Every staff member believes that is the responsibility of the school to reach out and support every student; to make sure that not only are they successful learners, but that they are successful people. All Kent Lake students participate in a state standards aligned, grade level curriculum created by teachers and our Curriculum, Instruction, Technology and Assessment (CITA ) Services Department. Additionally, students learn Habits of Mind, or the traits that make us all contributing members of society.
Our teachers continually learn about and implement current, research-based instructional strategies in order to meet the needs of our students. All teachers also participate in professional learning and staff meetings throughout the year where they have an opportunity to experience new ideas and strategies as well as share that have been successful. One way we ensure student success is through consistent communication. This if often done through email, phone conversations, parent teacher conferences, report cards, and various social media accounts.
It takes a lot to keep a school running and we cannot do it without the support of our parents and families. The PTO contributes to Kent Lake by providing fundraisers, special events, assemblies, and other programs to help enrich classroom learning. Meetings are held once a month on Monday nights in the Media Center. A complete schedule of the meetings can be found on the Kent Lake Calendar. Our CHEERS organization is responsible for organizing volunteers for our events. If you are interested in volunteering at Kent Lake, please make sure that you fill out a volunteer background check form. The SIP Team is made up of parents and staff members and are tasked with making some of the non-curriculum based choices for the building. Students at Kent Lake also have opportunities to support the school by serving on Student Council, being Star Leaders, and through various other programs set up in the classrooms.
Kent Lake Elementary is excited to welcome every day with a fresh start and a healthy approach to learning. We welcome new ways, embrace old practices and celebrate successes, both big and small. Thank you for trusting your children with us and for supporting our efforts at home.
***The mission of the Kent Lake learning community is to provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters personal excellence, respect for others, use of Habits of Mind behaviors and an understanding of diversity. ***
Ray Metcalf - Principal
Jessica Jose - Principal's Secretary
Dawn Hesterman - Secretary