Hiawatha Elementary

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


  • 2020-21 School Year Registration

    NEW STUDENTS GRADES K-4  Online registration for new students for the 20-21 school year will be available for parents starting in March.

    FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS  Parent Information Night will be on Tuesday, March 31st, at 7 p.m.  Kindergarten Round-up will be on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

    More information will be posted as these dates gets closer.  Children should be five years old by September 1st, 2020 to register for kindergarten.  (Please plan to bring the required documents ie: birth certificate/passport, current immunization record, proof of residency - utility bill/lease/etc. to Kindergarten Round-up on April 30.  We will make copies of all of your documents at that time.)

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  • Meet the Office at Hiawatha:
    Main Office Phone:  517-706-4500
    Attendance Hotline:  517-706-4504
    Julie Bellinger, Principal:  julie.bellinger@okemosk12.net
    Connie Lyke, Administrative Assistant:  connie.lyke@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4502
    Shruti Gross, Clerk: shruti.gross@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4503

    Hiawatha Elementary school has a highly educated and professional staff that is committed to working with students to achieve high academic expectations. The State Department of Education ranked Hiawatha at the 95th percentile, as one of the top rated schools in mid-Michigan. Our highly qualified staff provides a supportive and differentiated curriculum to meet the varying academic needs of our students. Hiawatha staff believes in meeting the needs of the whole child. This includes providing high quality, academic instruction along with establishing and maintaining a caring and nurturing environment. Support staff work closely with teachers to ensure that the goals of the school are met and the needs of students are addressed.

    Parents in our community play an integral part in the educational climate of our school. They willingly volunteer at school functions and with classroom needs. Together parents and staff advocate for the child to achieve their full potential.