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From The Principal

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Wildcat Families:

Our first semester will end on Friday, January 25th. Mid-term exams are scheduled on Wednesday, January 23rd, Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th.  Teachers have been reviewing in class, and access to exam reviews are still available on the UCS website.  

Mid-Term Exam Schedule:

1st and 2nd hour exams—Wednesday, January 23rd*
3rd and 4th hour exams—Thursday, January 24th*
5th and 6th hour exams—Friday, January 25th*

*Half days - dismissal at 11:12 a.m.  Please note: The transportation department does not allow bus passes on ½ days.

When discussing the importance of good study habits with your son or daughter please remember that we have academic support opportunities available. Whether lunch time math tutoring support, Wildcat Pride Time after school on Mondays and Wednesdays, or offered through the Virtual Library found in the UCS Success Toolkit on both the UCS and Shelby websites. These provide our students a great opportunity to get clarification and assistance with their coursework.

For semester report cards, Shelby and other UCS schools will continue offering parents two easy ways to electronically access your child’s grades through a secure system.   You must have a PowerSchool Parent account to receive the report card communication. Please contact the office if you need to set up a PowerSchool parent portal account.

 Upcoming events:

January 21st—NO SCHOOL— Martin Luther King Day
January 23rd thru 25th—Mid Term Exams; Dismissal at 11:12
February 7th—Academic Blitz- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Henry Ford II High School. This evening event for students and parents in the sixth through eleventh grade is designed to help both students and parents understand the first steps in the college admissions process.

Go WIldcats!

Lisa McDill


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