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From The Principal

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Dear Utica High families,

It never fails that the October newsletter brings with it an opening about fall finally arriving.  Despite the near 80-degree day we’re set to have today, by the weekend, I think we’ll appreciate warmer jackets and the comforts of fall!  We had a busy week and homecoming was a success despite our shared disappointment for the football team on Friday.  Anyone who was there saw they played hard and really did an incredible job!  Hats off to all our athletes.  From soccer and tennis to girl’s swim and volleyball and all the rest, our athletes have played hard!  I share as much as I can through announcements and social media and love pictures and information.  If you’re a parent and are not seeing enough of your student’s extra-curricular being mentioned, please send me information, and I’m happy to share it!    

I have sent quite a bit of communication about the PSAT/NMSQT and its importance to our juniors!  If your junior has signed up, it’s important that they begin practicing for that test – two weeks from Saturday – and Khan Academy provides an amazing tool to do so!  Your student can log into their account and literally see their personalized strengths and weaknesses, and it will tailor the practice to their needs.  This exam is not only the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship for juniors but is the best first practice opportunity for the SAT that will determine college entrance for most of our students!  We still have a few tests left if there are juniors still interested in taking the exam.

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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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