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West Utica celebrates its 29th annual Veterans Day Ceremony
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Strike up the BandARama on October 7
All bands will perform on one field
Little Library makes a big difference at UCS elementary school
The Little library at Plumbrook encourages a lifelong love of reading.
UCS schools mark Constitution Day
Students say happy 231st birthday to historic document

From the Principal!

Greetings West Utica Community, 

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I hope everyone had a restful summer and is ready to hit the ground running for an outstanding year of learning.  The staff and I have been diligently working on implementing, creating and revising our learning systems so that all of our students will have an outstanding school year.  

As we enter the school year it is important to keep focus on building a strong future for all of our students.  No longer will our students be competing for high paying jobs with only the students down the street.   They will be in competing for jobs with students from every part of the world.  It must be the first priority of all of us to make sure that our students will be ready to succeed.  The number one indicator of a child’s future success is a child’s academic ability.  This ability is not something that is set in stone.  Learning is not something that is given to some and taken from others.  Learning is earned by hard work and dedication!   

I encourage and expect all our students to do more than is expected of them, to learn more than you think you can and to be better then you ever have been each and every day.   In return I can promise that the staff of West Utica and I will do the same.  There is no time for not trying.  There is no time for not giving your all and there is not time for misbehaving.  We have too, much work to do and the stakes are too high!   

This is our time to work together to make sure that our students are preparing themselves for their future.  I encourage all our parents to talk to their children about what is going on in school.  Talk with your child’s teacher about any concern you may be having and please contact myself if there is anything I can do to assist.  Working together we will create a positive future for all our students. 

This year our Open House will take place on September 12th at 7:00 p.m.  All year long we will be focusing on using our Respect Skills and our Zero Bullies allowed policy.  This policy is in place to enhance our positive school climate. All year long we will be participating in assemblies, discussions and classroom activities centered on these policies.   

 As always, we are here to insure your child’s future.  We are here to teach our students the skills that they will need to succeed.  I look forward to working with you.   If you have any questions or concerns, please come see me.  My door is always open.   


Principal Bradley Suggs         

West Utica Elementary School will provide each student with the highest quality education and create a passion for learning, empowering each student to contribute positively to our global community.

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Be sure to check out West Utica’s new Facebook page. The link is located at the bottom right of this page. It featured all the latest West Utica News, updates, and events!

Thank you for supporting our school. 

And….Thanks to Ms. Julie Burgett our Media teacher for  Sharing our Successes on Facebook.   



Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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