Bennett Woods Elementary

Together...Educating with Excellence, Inspiring Learners for Life.


  • Welcome Back Open House
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Visit Classrooms: 5-5:45
    Social/Treat in cafeteria until 6:30

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    Please click the 2019-20 Registration link to begin the registration process.

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  • Office Closed for Summer
    Our office will be closed for summer break 6/21/19 - 8/9/19. The office will reopen to families on Monday, August 12, 2019 (8:30 - 3:30).

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  • First Day of School 
    Monday, August 26th (8:50 -12:00)
    No school:  Friday, Aug. 30th & Monday & Monday, Sept. 2nd for Labor Day holiday.

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  • Curriculum Nights
    1st Grade:  Monday, Aug. 26 @ 6:15pm
    2nd Grade:  Tuesday, Sept. 3 @ 5:45pm
    3rd Grade:  Wednesday, Sept. 4 @ 5:30pm
    4th Grade:  Wed., Sept. 11th @ 5:30pm
    *Kindergarten will hold a meeting during the morning of the first day of school (Aug. 26th)

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  • Meet the Office at Bennett Woods:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-5100
    Noelle Palasty, Principal:
    Jen Rapson, Administrative Assistant: or 517-706-5102
    Rachel Johnson, Secretary: or 517-706-5104

    Our Mission:  "Together...educating with excellence, inspiring learners for life."

    We Believe That:

    • academic, artistic, athletic, civic and social excellence results from high expectations, both in teaching and learning
    • recognizing and embracing the uniqueness of every student inspires each one to reach his or her fullest potential
    • authentic collaboration and open communication among all stakeholders, teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members, in the foundation for a quality education

    We Value:

    • a broad, relevant, challenging curriculum with differentiated instruction that is innovative and meets the needs and interests of each student
    • an inviting, safe learning environment
    • the active process of creating and maintaining a culture of respect, caring and integrity
    • people and their individual differences
    • responsibility and accountability in decision making, planning, implementation and delivery of programs and services
    • all post high school educational, life and career paths
    • and embrace diversity and the different perspectives it brings out schools and our community at large

    Our Vision: Together, we will create and maintain an environment where teachers, administrators, parents, students and community members, collaborate to support and enhance the education of all of our children regardless of their ability.  Through this vision Okemos Public Schools will strive to set a higher standard for schools throughout the state and nation.

    Our School-wide Expectations:  Be Respectful, Responsible & Safe