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Kindergarten Round Up

2024-2025 Kindergarten Round Up

March 14 4:00- 5:30 pm* / 5:15- 7:00 pm*
March 19 4:00- 5:30 pm* / 5:15- 7:00 pm*
April 18 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
May 15 4:00- 5:30 pm* / 5:15- 7:00 pm*
August 5 4:00- 5:30 pm* / 5:15- 7:00 pm*
*Dinner is provided
We holds the prestigious honor of being one of only nineteen school districts nationwide recognized as a National Showcase District by Capturing Kids’ Hearts. Capturing Kids' Hearts focuses on creating meaningful and powerful relationships between students and adults and among the students well. Being recognized nationally for this program shows our commitment to creating a nurturing and supportive learning environment where every child can thrive emotionally and academically K-12.
Moreover, we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded education for our students. We prioritize the availability of extracurricular activities, maintain a professionally staffed library, and serve fresh, daily-made food on-site, ensuring that our students have access to enriching experiences and healthy meals throughout their day.

Located in the City of Potterville, known as the “City of Helping Hands,” we embody small-town charm that is reflected in the practical and personalized approach of  engaging and understanding each of our students. With an excellent staff to student ratio and a high staff retention rate, families can trust that their children will receive individualized attention and guidance from our dedicated and experienced educators who are committed to their growth and success.
The Viking Nation offers a unique blend of academic excellence, personalized attention, and a supportive community atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for families seeking a nurturing and enriching educational experience for their children.

Sending a student to kindergarten is a crucial step in their educational journey and lays the foundation for their future academic success and personal development. Here a few benefits of enrolling your child in kindergarten:


Academic Preparedness: Kindergarten provides children with essential academic skills and knowledge that form the basis for future learning. They learn foundational concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and basic literacy and numeracy skills. These skills set them up for success in first grade where the expectation is that students enter that year understanding the basics of reading and math. 


Social and Emotional Development: School is so much more than just learning letters and numbers. It is an opportunity for children to develop social skills such as cooperation, communication, and problem-solving. They learn to interact with peers, develop friendships, and navigate social situations, which are essential for their overall well-being and success in school and life.


Structured Learning Environment: Kindergarten introduces children to the structure and routine of a school day, helping them develop important habits such as following instructions, completing tasks, and managing their time effectively. This sets a positive precedent for their future academic experiences and fosters a sense of responsibility and independence.


Early Intervention and Support: Kindergarten provides early intervention and support for children who may have learning differences, developmental delays, or other special needs. Teachers and support staff can identify and address challenges early on, providing interventions and accommodations to help children reach their full potential.


Overall, kindergarten promotes holistic development by addressing the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through a variety of hands-on activities, play-based learning experiences, and opportunities for exploration and discovery, children develop a love for learning and acquire essential skills for lifelong success.

Any junior Viking turning 5 prior to September 1 is eligible for kindergarten. Children who will turn 5 between September 2 and December 1 may still enroll in kindergarten with a completed waiver signed by their parent.
Effective 2024-2025 school year the State of Michigan requires that all children have a dental assessment prior to starting kindergarten. 
Regular attendance is crucial for academic success. Missing too many days of school can significantly impact your learning and future opportunities. Consistently attending school is key to building a strong foundation for your education.
Here's why attendance matters:
Academic Progress: Attending school regularly ensures that students stay on track with their learning. Missing even a single day can set students back, as it takes time to catch up on missed material and understand new concepts.
Establishing Routine: Going to school helps students establish a routine, which is important for managing their time effectively and developing good habits that will benefit them in the future.
Social Interaction: School provides opportunities to interact with peers, develop friendships, and learn important social skills. Regular attendance allows students to participate in activities, collaborate with classmates, and build relationships.
Building Confidence: Success in school contributes to student confidence and self-esteem. By attending classes regularly, they can actively engage in learning, contribute to discussions, and feel proud of their accomplishments.
Attending school every day is essential for academic achievement, social development, and personal growth. By prioritizing attendance, families set their student up for success in school and beyond.
Joining the Viking Nation is a family affair. We want adults to become an integral part of our school community through volunteering! Your involvement not only enriches our school environment but also plays a significant role in your child's academic and emotional growth.
Volunteering provides unique opportunities for you to engage with your child's education firsthand. By participating in classroom activities, assisting with school events, or supporting teachers with administrative tasks, you gain insight into your child's learning environment and curriculum. This firsthand experience enables you to better understand their educational journey and provide valuable support at home.
Moreover, your presence in the school fosters a sense of belonging and connection for both you and your child. Your involvement sends a powerful message to your child that you value education and prioritize their success.
We encourage you to join us in making a positive difference in the lives of our junior Vikings. Together, we provide a thriving learning environment where every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Those who are born in Ingham County the county is offering several ways to obtain student's birth certification. 

  1. Requests can be made online:
  2. Requests can be made in-person at one of two in-person offices
  3. Requests can be mailed through snail mail. 
  4. Requests can be made via [email protected]

More information is also available on the Ingham County Clerk’s website.