Welcome to Kurtz Elementary

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The Kurtz Mission:

A welcoming community of empowered leaders dedicated to achieving GREATNESS.

Our Vision:

Welcoming + Empowering + Achieving = Greatness

Growing leaders
Empowering everyone
Academic, artistic and athletic excellence!
Technology integration
Nurturing environment
Enriching experiences
Setting high expectations
Shaping the future!

The Kurtz Elementary School community Grows Responsible and respectful leaders by Empowering students to achieve Academic, artistic and athletic excellence. Technology integration dynamically advances our 21st century classrooms. We provide a Nurturing environment with Enriching experiences and Set high expectations for all students who will Shape the future!

Kurtz Points of Pride


  • Kurtz is a REWARD SCHOOL, with a Top 4% proficiency ranking in the State of Michigan!
  • We continue to evolve in our growth as a Leader in Me school.
  • We are invested in growing a Culture of Thinking at Kurtz.
  • The Watch D.O.G.S. program offers our fathers regular opportunities to support students in our classrooms. 
  • Our PTA does wonderful things to support teaching, learning and the implementation of technology and resources.
  • Technology integration countinues to be a priority at Kurtz!
  • SMART Boards are common place in every classroom.
  • Staff members are implementing new resources like Google Apps for Education, Moby Max and even coding in the classroom. 
  • We have reinvented our school improvement process.  We are data driven and all inclusive.
  • We are on the cutting edge of technology at Kurtz with our donation of one full Chromecart full of Chromebooks. Each grade level has access to their own cart. Kindergarten and first grade share a cart.
  • Congratulations to Mr. Brugger and his Green Team for their work in getting Kurtz Emerald status in the Oakland County Green School initiative.
  • With the support of our media tech, students film and post daily morning announcements on Youtube.
  • Student photographers take daily pictures for our Watch D.O.G. Hero board and now for display on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact Information

Steve Chisik
Gerrianne Hurst
Elementary Office Coordinator
Jackie Hancock
Office Support

Fax: (248) 684-8024

Start Time: 9:10 AM
Dismissal Time: 4:07 PM

2017-18 Emergency Drills

 9/13/17    Fire

 9/19/17    Lockdown

10/23/17   Fire

11/28/17   Fire

 2/16/18    Lockdown

 3/22/18    Tornado

 4/12/18   Tornado

 5/30/18    Fire

 6/1/18      Lockdown (MPD assisted)

 6/4/18      Fire


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Online Back to School Process

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! ALL parents/guardians need to complete the Back-to-School packet, an online registration process for their child(ren). Starting August 1st, the online Back-to-School process will available to families by logging into the primary parent/guardian's Family Access account. This process needs to be completed in order to see your child's schedule at the end of August.

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