Announcement: Recent COVID-19 positive case(s): 1 student at Great Lakes on 3/4/21 and 1 student at Mac Bay on 3/2/21. Click here for the weekly COVID-19 Dashboard and West Ottawa Safe Schools Handbook.
Our school is proud of the following awards:
National Blue Ribbon School
2017 New Award Winning Playground
1:4 Student to Chromebook Ratio
100% Highly Qualified Instructional Staff
Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. In high school I participated in the L.E.A.D. program and then moved on to volunteer at Head Start while I earned a degree in education at Grand Valley State University. Since graduating I earned a Masters in Educational Leadership as well as an Educational Specialist in Leadership, both from Grand Valley State University. I also taught 3rd grade, middle school Social Studies courses, high school History and Economics, alternative high school Social Studies, and online high school Social Studies classes. In addition to those teaching positions I served as an Assistant Principal, in West Ottawa, at Harbor Lights Middle School. Through all of those opportunities I worked and was able to build great relationships with students, and their families, and I feel that is what is most important; the blending of content with human connection. I truly believe that the West Ottawa Public Schools and Waukazoo Elementary are places that combine those two areas seamlessly and create a school with a true FAMILY focus. I would love the opportunity to introduce you to our Waukazoo family and answer any questions you may have. I can be reached at (616)786-1800. Thank you. Samuel A. Lemmon, Ed.S.
Waukazoo is such a great school! The staff is always helpful and friendly. The teachers strive to not only teach students but to make them the best versions of themselves that they can be! The community that they have created is truly a big family. I cannot imagine my student going anywhere else!Christina Marie Piotrowski, parent
Waukazoo provides an environment of possibilities for my kids. They know that they have no limits on what is achievable. I appreciate the way the teachers help my kids hold themselves accountable, while allowing them to make mistakes that push growth. It is a warm and welcoming place where my kids feel safe and are being prepared for the future. We are so happy to call Waukazoo our home.Kim Burmeister, parent
If you would like more information about enrolling your child at Waukazoo Elementary, please click here. If you have any questions contact our main office at (616) 786-1800.
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