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 Great Start Readiness Program Open House

It is that time of the year when the Ionia ISD is recruiting children who will be 4 by October 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 Great Start Readiness Program. The program offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages your child to develop critical thinking skills, problem solving, persistence and a desire to learn.  Early literacy skills, math concepts and important social skills are also fostered through the sense of community that is created in the classroom.  The program is income based however; there is an allowance for a certain percentage of over-income slots so if you want to be considered for the program we strongly encourage you to apply.  Transportation to the program is provided by the local school district. An open house for families in the Lakewood District will be held on Monday, May 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 at West Elementary and Woodland Elementary School.  Parents will be able to complete an application and learn more about the program as well as get a tool to screen their child’s development at the open house and talk to teachers and other staff if you have any concerns.  If you are unable to come to the open house, the application can be completed online at  or picked up at your local elementary school.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cheryl Granzo at or 1-616-522-1410.

Administration Office
223 W Broadway, Woodland, MI 48897
Monday—Friday 7:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.


Michael O'Mara, Superintendent - 616.374.8043

We are pleased and honored that parents consider Lakewood Public Schools as an educational choice for their students. Our community is proud of our newly renovated facilities, high quality of service, staff and the educational opportunities we provide for students. We have some of the best educational facilities in the area for our students to work in. With the recent addition of the technology infrastructure in each building, the student use of technology will be an emphasis for our teachers.

We are proud to be a part of a community that values education. The staff at Lakewood Public Schools works hard to provide individualized education programs that allow each student to excel. This along with our dedicated teaching staff, challenging curriculum and programs we position our students to accomplish our school vision; Preparing our students for the world of tomorrow.

We know well the trust that parents, students and community members place in us. We do our very best to communicate with parents and families to nurture a strong school/home partnership. We value our school and broad community, and work to keep the community informed of events and happenings of the school community.

These are a few of the reasons to choose Lakewood Public Schools. Please explore our website and learn about us. Parents are welcome to contact the district to make arrangements for a tour or to visit any of our school programs.