Early Childhood


Early Childhood

I would like to welcome you to the elementary portion of our district website. I have been the elementary principal for the past 5 years.

Fife Lake Elementary is located 108 Pierce Street in beautiful Fife Lake, MI. Our elementary school includes our preschool thru 3rd grade students. Highlights of Fife Lake Elementary include:

  • Full time Art, Music, and Physical Education classes
  • A 90 minute language arts block
  • K-3rd grade Tier II and III reading interventions
  • K-3rd grade math interventions
  • The Olweus Bully Prevention Initiative
  • Science, Social Studies, and Art Fairs
  • Pennies for Patients fundraiser which raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

We are in the midst of a playground revitalization project. Students will find three new play structures on the playground when they arrive to school in September 2015. A big thank you to everyone who helped bring these new structures to our elementary school.

Fife Lake Elementary was recognized as a 2014 Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education. Student test scores have improved 40% in a three year period thus earning Reward School status for high progress. A tremendous congratulations to the students and staff at Fife Lake Elementary for their hard work!

If your have questions or would like more information please call (231) 879-3362 or email me at jrothwell@forestarea.org.


Joshua T. Rothwell
Elementary Principal/Superintendent
Forest Area Community Schools
(231) 369-4191