School NewsDistrict News

Ready, Set, Blitz!
Academic Blitz set for January 9
West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
Veterans honored in speeches and songs
DIA fuses education with the arts for West Utica students
Field trip experience brings history, culture to life
Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies honors service of long-time UCS Board member
Mrs. Klida honored for more lifetime of service to UCS community
District Survey
Grant supports UCS taxpayers by accelerating bond issue’s bus replacement program
Grant will expedite the replacement of 30 buses that have been certified by EPA certified to improve air quality.


Hello Families,

We had a great end to October and start to November at West Utica, the turn out for our Trunk or Treat was huge and our children had a lot of fun. Children dressed up as fun characters and we had many parents and grandparents that visited for our Halloween Parade. We thanked our veterans for their sacrifice and commitment to our country during our Veteran’s Day Assembly. Thank you to Mr. Chris Brown and Mrs. Jessica Lucia for a job well done planning and organizing this event for us.

Conferences are beginning this month. We look forward to updating you about your child’s progress. You will see your child’s grade at conferences and will receive an email with your child’s report card on November 19. During all conferences, our Book Fair will be open for you to come in, look and purchase gifts for your children and for their classrooms. Our teachers have all completed wish lists for their classrooms.

Thanksgiving is near. I am thankful for each of you and our children here at West Utica.

As a reminder the weather is changing, please make sure your children are dressed appropriately. We do go outside if the temperature is 10 degrees or warmer for all recesses. Also, please make sure that if it snows, that your child is wearing snow clothes including boots.

Principal Alisanda Woods

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.

Winter Weather

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.   



UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.