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UCS Update - April 20
The latest news from UCS

From The Principal

Dear  Chieftain Families,


As we race into April we wind down to the end of Quarter 3 (Friday, April 13) and we ready to leave for our Spring Break.  It has been a great quarter with some exciting events and activities.  Utica High Crowned it’s second Mr. Chieftain last month, Max Hartwell, our Utica Student Council was honored at State Finals with Award of Excellence and Star School designation, UHS McKenzie DeLaere  (Photography) was recognized as National Gold Key Scholastic Art Medalist and will have her photo, featured on page 6, and displayed at Carnegie Hall. Our HOSA and DECA teams had incredible state Finals with multiple students advancing to Nationals, our winter sports ended with more MAC All Academic Players than any time in recent memory and we had state finalists in girls bowling, wrestling, and swim.  As I said, we have a lot to be proud of as Chieftains.  My most recent notification was about our Arrow Newspaper who not only won nomination to the Columbia Silver Crown (top 50 student newspapers in the nation) but will be inducted into the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Hall of Fame later this month. 

As we head into April, testing is what’s on our minds.  We will we return from Spring Break to the SAT, WorkKeys, PSAT and MSTEP, the suite of tests that make up the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).  We will have a different schedule this year to manage as well.  Tuesday, April 10 is the SAT Day which serves both as our state evaluation of progress as well as college entrance. This is the most important test your student will take in high school.  And they’ve been well prepared for it!  As I emailed a few weeks ago, Seniors and Sophomores will report on Tuesday.  Buses will pick our juniors up and transport them home after school.  At the same time, buses will be dropping off those sophomores and seniors that ride them between 12:20 and 12:30.  There will be no lunch served this day.  On Wednesday, Sophomores (PSAT10) and Juniors (WorkKeys) will be testing from arrival until 11am.  There will be lunch served for those students, but seniors arriving for 5th and 6th hour at noon should have already eaten lunch. 

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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.

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 13 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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