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From The Principal

Dear  Chieftain Families,


November has arrived, and it came fast! With the end of October, we’re literally approaching the last few days of Quarter 1.  These are truly exciting times!

We believe strongly in the power of our parents as partners in education. As our Mission states, we believe that successful learners are made with the support of our community of educators, students, and parents. Our team at Utica High is doing more than ever to ensure that all students are getting the most from instruction and have the best chance to succeed. I want to engage you in a conversation about what you should see from your students as they come home this fall with work, and some questions you can ask!

As parents, you should see students doing work in science, social studies, English and even mathematics and electives that involves deliberate literacy strategies. Our CER (Claim, Evidence and Reasoning) Process builds upon our school-wide AVID strategy of “Annotating”, or learning to read and take notes with intention. Many of your students believe taking notes is about the amount they’re writing. That’s not the case. It is truly about what they are documenting. Focusing on the idea of Claim, Evidence and Reasoning helps students to explain phenomena, whether it’s in a science experiment or in the success of an author’s writing. This is a fundamental skill for learning, for preparing for post-secondary success, and for becoming life-long learners. 

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Our Vision:
Empowering students to reach their full potential as members of a global community.

Our Mission:
The mission of Utica High School is to develop successful learners with the support of our community of educators, students, and parents. Our diverse student body will have an equitable, rigorous, and comprehensive education in a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning. We aim to cultivate individual learners with active and creative minds, and a sense of understanding and compassion for others.
Our Back-to-School Registration dates have been set from
8am – 11am on the following days:
Seniors – Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Juniors – Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Sophomores – Thursday, August 24, 2017

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

Student achievement in the district outpaces 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