School NewsDistrict News

Homecoming Fun
10/17/2017
Our Fun Run Club celebrated UHS homecoming
Register now for 2017 kindergarten
02/21/2017
2017 registration begins for future Stallions!
Veterans Day celebration honors past, present and future heroes
11/08/2016
West Utica holds 28th annual Veterans Day celebration
Coding gets things moving at Flickinger Elementary
10/19/2017
Students learn how to program mini robots
Ike, Stevenson present choir concerts
10/17/2017
Join us Wednesday for our Fall Choir Concerts
Powerderpuff game will benefit student scholarships
10/16/2017
Dollars for Scholars provides opportunities for UCS graduates

From the Principal!

We are off to a wonderful start to a great school year!  

It is our mission to deliver a top-notch educational experience to all of our students.   In  order to do so we must personalize instruction to meet the needs of our learners.  This is accomplished though knowing the performance levels of all of our students and teaching students at their individual level.   Our instructional staff uses small group leveled instruction to meet the needs of our learners.

We aim to provide our students with the skills that they will need to become productive members of society.  
The job market as we know it has changed.  For many of us, when we graduated high school you had the choice, you could go to college or you go into the work force.  Back then in the metro Detroit area one could find a well-paying middle class job working for the big three, construction or in an office.  You did not necessarily need college or technical training.  Times have changed.

Today an overwhelming amount of new career paths include a post-secondary educational experience.  In order to gain this post-secondary experience our children must have a strong educational foundation.  By working together, we will give our children this foundation.  We cannot accept anything less than our students giving their best every day.  We cannot accept student’s poor behavior or negative attitudes.  We cannot accept student’s failure to do their work or participate in their education. The stake are way too high!

If you do not do well in school, your future opportunities will be very limited.  On a good note, students that are successful in school and study mathematics and science have almost endless opportunities and those opportunities are increasing.  In a recent study that I have read from the department of labor, I learned that there currently over one million high paying jobs in the STEM field that are unfilled due to lack of qualified individuals.  In the next twenty years, this number is expected to grow.  This gives our students that possess a solid educational background  opportunities for their future.  

A great way to help your child prepare for his/her future world is for him/her to begin learning the world of computer coding.  This is why we will soon be hosting the West Utica coding club.  Information on the club will be coming home soon.  However, you do not need the club to get your child started.  You can get a leg up by logging onto one of the many free online courses such as Code.org, Scratch.org and Khan Academy.  The world is becoming even more and more technical and those that can control and communicate with technology will be in high demand.



SEE MORE OF OUR PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE IN THE STALLION EXPRESS

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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link