Lakeland Elementary 616 Buckley Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8289 F: 231-264-6132

Principal: Angie Nichols
Secretaries: Beth Veeder, Elaine DiGiovanni

Principal's Message

Dear Lakeland Families and Friends, 

Thank you for visiting the Lakeland Elementary School website! Here at Lakeland we believe deeply in the importance of connections and relationships as the foundation for learning. Our Mission Statement, “We are lifelong learners working to build a more peaceful world!” is embodied by both staff and students. 

Serving in my first year as principal at Lakeland I am grateful to be surrounded by professionals, parents and community members who put students first. Together we believe school is a place to make mistakes, where you will learn from them, grow and teach others. We believe that all students can and will succeed in exactly the way they are meant to. Lakeland staff work to utilize Collaborative Problem Solving, Restorative Practices and Applied Education Neuroscience to create a rich environment for learning. We use CKLA as a foundation and building block for language arts and Math Expressions to develop foundational math skills. Social and Emotional learning happens throughout the day with our PBIS expectations and weekly with our Second Step curriculum. Our teachers strive to grow their skills with regular professional development and reflection on their practices. I am proud to serve them as they serve students. 

Whether you are an existing family or looking for a new school home I encourage you to contact me for a time to meet and learn more about how Lakeland may serve your family. 


Go Elks! 

Angie Nichols
Lakeland Elementary School
[email protected]
Phone: 231-264-8289