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Enrollment Resources – Whitmore Lake Kindergarten

To get your student enrolled in kindergarten at Whitmore Lake Elementary School, please click the button below to begin your online enrollment. Once you’ve completed the enrollment forms, we use them as resources so the caring teachers at WLES can determine what level your child is at developmentally so they can best meet his or her needs in the classroom.

Whitmore Lake Kindergarten: This Is Our Family

Experience the Difference– Kindergarten at Whitmore Lake Elementary School

Some of the most important moments in your child’s development happen while at school. As parents ourselves, we understand the desire to send your child somewhere that’s comfortable and safe, yet challenging for their minds. Helping students learn and grow, beyond what even they thought they were capable of, is what we do best at Whitmore Lake Public Schools. Our unique and well-praised kindergarten program at WLES is no different. Our small class sizes are by design and allow us to place a strong focus on providing a personalized education to each student. The caring staff at WLES meets each student where he or she is at developmentally to facilitate his or her growth. Additionally, our curriculum allows our staff to branch out from traditional teaching methods to develop critical thinking and creativity. Because of these factors, you’ll find our students flourish in traditional education subjects like math and reading, but also in music, art, and physical education. However, it is our tight-knit, inclusive, family-like community that really makes the difference. By sending your child to Whitmore Lake Elementary School, you can be confident they’re in a place where he or she is known, cared for, and supported.

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“[Studies] demonstrate that students who are assigned to smaller classes in grades K-3rd do better in every way that can be measured: they score higher on tests, receive better grades, and exhibit improved attendance.”

– U.S. Department of Education

WHY Kindergarten at Whitmore Lake?

Small Class Sizes

Our classes are about 20% smaller than competing schools, allowing more one-on-one attention from our teachers for our students.

Step by Step Learning

Our cohesive curriculum develops strong math, reading, and writing skills in kindergarten and builds on them each following school year.

A Well-Rounded Curriculum

In addition to our foundational learning courses, our students also experience music, art, and physical education classes.

A Safe Learning Environment

Our tight-knit community of staff and parents are committed to creating a safe learning environment through stringent security protocols.

Support Every Aspect of Learning

Parent involvement is strongly encouraged, and our active PTO provides a built-in school family and support network.

WLES Is Our Family

Your child isn’t just a number here. We know all our students on a first-name basis, and we care for them like our own at WLES.

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Our Curriculum

Literacy- Reading and writing are critical skills that we help our students incrementally grow over time. At the beginning of the school year, we work with our students to tell stories through pictures and then develop their vocabulary and ability to write full sentences throughout the year.

Math- Math is an important, foundational building block of education at WLES. Our cohesive K-6 math curriculum begins in kindergarten by teaching our students addition, subtraction, and other math skills through fun and engaging methods.

Art & Music- Inspiring young minds through creativity is incredibly beneficial to their overall education and growth. At Whitmore Lake, our kindergartners get daily opportunities to make arts and crafts, sing, dance, play instruments, and much more to cultivate a fun and well-rounded learning experience.

Social Emotional Learning- Learning how to interact with the world is an important first step in early childhood education. Each day, our students work on communicating, managing emotions, interacting with their classmates and teachers, showing empathy for others, problem-solving, and following classroom rules and routines.

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“Students in smaller classes perform better in all subjects and on all assessments when compared to their peers in larger classes. In smaller classes, students tend to be as much as one to two months ahead in content knowledge, and they score higher on standardized assessments.”

– National Council of Teachers of English

Get to Know Our Caring Kindergarten Teachers

Ms. Clawson

Ms. Clawson has been teaching at Whitmore Lake for 3 years, and this is her first year in kindergarten. Building relationships with her students is the foundation of her teaching style, and she frequently makes adjustments to how she runs her classroom in order to accommodate each child's individual needs. She believes that the enthusiasm of the staff and community are what make WLPS a great place to work and learn.

Ms. Sloan

Ms. Sloan has been teaching at WLPS for almost 4 years. This is her first year teaching kindergarten, and she cherishes every opportunity to see her students learn and grow. Ms. Sloan believes the fantastic staff at WLES and the tight-knit community of Whitmore Lake are a vital part of the confidence and development of her students.

Ms. Taylor

Before becoming a kindergarten teacher, Ms. Taylor taught at the Whitmore Lake ECC where she was able to experience the WLES kindergarten program and the caring environment first hand. She jumped at the first chance to become a part of it herself. Ms. Taylor finds that the most rewarding part of being a kindergarten teacher is helping her students develop the skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

Our COVID-19 Precautions

  • In-Person & Virtual Learning Options: Available for all K-12 students.
  • Families Make the Choice: Whichever learning arrangement you are most comfortable with for your child, we are happy to accommodate.
  • Low-Risk Learning Environment: Provided safe, in-person learning since August 2020, with no recorded in-district outbreaks.
  • CDC Guidelines Enforcement: Masks are required and social distancing is practiced by students and staff.
  • Learning Pods: Each classroom is isolated as an additional measure to reduce in-person contact.
  • Increased Cleaning & Disinfection: All high-contact surfaces and areas throughout our facilities are routinely cleaned and disinfected before, during, and after school.
  • In This Together: Our district administration, teachers, and staff are committed to providing an undoubtedly safe in-person learning environment in which students can thrive.

Join Our Whitmore Lake Kindergarten Family– ENROLL TODAY!

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