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From The Principal

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Wildcat Families:

What a year it has been so far!  We welcomed almost 1300 students back to school, met with parents at Open House and conferences and finished 1st quarter.  The five-week progress report period for 2nd quarter ended Friday, December 7th.  Progress report grades and comments are up to date, so you can log into PowerSchool to check your child’s “progress report”. 

The 1st semester ends on Friday, January 25th.  Exam days are January 23, 24 and 25.  Please see the exam schedule in the calendar section of the Wildcat Weekly.  Study guides for the District common exams will be available on the UCS website.  When they become available, we will put a link to the study guides on our home page below the Principal’s Message, and in the Wildcat Weekly.

A sincere THANK YOU to all who participated in our charity events: Shelby Lions Canned Food Drive, Toys for Tots, and Hoops for Happy Holidays. 

Before the Holiday Break begins on December 21st, we are very busy here at SJH.  Boys’ Basketball and competitive cheer seasons are underway, the band held its holiday concert and the vocal concert is next week.  Spirit days are planned for December 18 through 21.  Please see the calendar section of the Wildcat Weekly for details.

I want to wish the entire Shelby Junior High Community – students, staff and parents – a Holiday season filled with happiness and peace!  I look forward to seeing students and staff when we return on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.



Lisa McDill



The Utica Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously (7-0) in mid-August to place a bond proposal on the November ballot to address safety and security, technology and infrastructure improvements identified through the district’s strategic, long-range facility improvement program.  Voter approval of the bond proposal has been structured to keep the tax rate at or below the current level.  An insert in our newsletter explains the Board's action and outlines the purpose of the bond proposal.  This proposal will impact every UCS student and school.  We will share more about the bond proposal when school opens.  For more information, you can also contact me or visit

By setting expectations and encouraging lifelong learning for all students, we create collaborative team members, knowledgeable thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and respectful, responsible citizens.

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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