Bennett Woods Elementary

Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life.

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  • 2024-2025 Kindergarten Information 

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  • Kindergarten enrollment for Okemos Public Schools will begin on March 1, 2024. A presentation about kindergarten and what to expect will be shared in this space on March 1, 2024. 

    A kindergarten roundup event will be held for incoming kindergarten students who live in the Bennett Woods Elementary zone in mid-April. Families who register their students will receive information about this event after their registration has been confirmed.  

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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:

    Main Office Phone: 517-706-5100
    Lauren Schefke, Principal:

    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant: or 517-706-5102

    Nanette Naser, Clerk: or 517-706-5104

    Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30

    School Hours: (8:45 - 1st bell) 8:50 - 3:45 

    Half Day: (8:45 - 1st bell) 8:50 - 12:00  

    Mission Statement:  "Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life."

    Value Statements: In pursuit of excellence, Okemos Public Schools values:

    • Equity - Understanding, acknowledging, and responding to the diverse needs and strengths of all individuals.
    • Relationship - Engaging in intentional interactions to nurture respect, trust, and open communication among all.
    • Culture - Creating a safe and inclusive environment that encourages kindness, empathy, well-being, and individuality.
    • Integrity - Maintaining exceptional ethical standards rooted in honesty and transparency.
    • Innovation - Inspiring creativity and change to adapt to an ever-changing world.

    Vision Statements: Leading in educational equity.  Educating students to care and positively impact their community.

    Bennett Woods School-wide Expectations:  Be Kind, Safe & Responsible