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From The Principal

Dear  Chieftain Families,

PrincipalLietz

Today, March 31st, is the official last day of the Quarter 3 and we leave for the Spring Break. It has been a great quarter with some exciting events and activities. Utica High crowned it’s first, Mr. Chieftain, the Utica Student Council was honored at State Finals with an Award for Community Service, and two UHS artists, Kaley Brenizer (Photography) and Mason Palicke (Drawing and Illustration) were recognized as Silver Medalists in the National Scholastic Art and Writing placing them in top 1% of all student submissions to the context, according to a release from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Our student athletes shined as well. Bowler Taran Heersma was named First Team All-State in Men’s Bowling, and bowlers, that after our Ladies competed to State Quarter-finals, further than any team in UHS History. Our UHS DECA saw five students make it to Nationals in California, our student artists were the shining superstars of the UCS Fine Arts Festival, and we our Utica High Book Club saw it’s “U” Read Night grow to it’s biggest in years, with over 300 students present. And, we awarded Mrs. Julie Wright as our Teacher of the Year. That is important as without the incredibly hard work of our incredible teachers and staff, none of these successes would be possible. Well done all! As we head into April, testing is what’s on our mind, as we return from Spring Break to the SAT, WorkKeys, PSAT and MSTEP, the suite of tests that make up the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).
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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.
UHS Graduation Date/Time Set: Saturday, June 10 @ 1 pm. 
Graduation is at the Palace of Auburn Hills

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.

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