Welcome to Carpenter Street School!

Carpenter Street School is a Midland Public School (MPS), providing high-quality, literacy-focused elementary education with classes serving students from kindergarten through fifth grade. We are proud of Carpenter Street Elementary School’s tradition of excellence of education and we are currently in the process of authorization in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). This program prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning and focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The Carpenter Street community is diverse, welcoming students from many different countries. We enjoy working in partnership with our parents and our community.

Jeff Lauer, Principal


Latest News & Announcements


Summer Food Program

Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically challenged recognized by a State or local public educational agency.  Meals will be provided at various sites including Carpenter Street School:


June 20-July 27 (closed July 3rd and 4th)

Breakfast 8 – 9 a.m.

Lunch 12 -1 p.m.

Save the Date

You are cordially invited to join us  as we say Goodbye to  the greatest school in the world!

Carpenter Street School

Open House Celebration

Friday, June 9

5-7 pm

(come and go at time convenient for you)

You will be able to tour the building, meet up with old friends,

and take pictures.

There will be refreshments and a photo booth.

Popcorn Friday

Friday, May 26 is the date for the next popcorn Friday for students.  Each bag costs 50 cents.  Remember to turn in your money to your classroom teacher on the Friday popcorn will be sold.

Kindergarten Orientation


Enroll now for 2017-18.  All students that currently live in the Carpenter Street School attendance area will attend Central Park (STEM) Elementary.

Plans are underway for kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.  If you have a student that will be age ready to attend kindergarten in the fall, please contact our school office at 923-6411 for information.

To enroll your student, you will need to complete a registration packet (available on the MPS website or in the school office).  You will also need to provide residency documentation (ex. utility bill, rental/mortgage receipt, phone bill) and your child’s birth certificate at time of registration.  An up-to-date immunization record and documentation of a vision and hearing screening is required before the first day of school.

The Michigan Department of Education has provided a guide for parents of incoming kindergarten students.  The link to this guide is below: