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UCS Update - December 7
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From The Principal

Wildcat Families:

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We will distribute reports cards electronically at the end of the day on Friday, November 9, 2018.

To receive the report cards, parents need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Tuesday, November 5th in order to receive the Q1 report card. The report cards are automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card will be automatically sent to you. The Wildcat office staff continues to be available to support you with PowerSchool as needed.

Please note: If you have a child in elementary school, those report cards will be issued at the end of the day on Friday, November 16, 2018 after scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

There will be no school on Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day. Additionally, there is no school Wednesday, November 21st through November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

It is hard to believe that the Holiday Season is upon us! With the season comes the opportunity to give thanks and reach out to the community. Shelby will be supporting the Shelby Lions’ canned food drive again this year.  While the Lions are supported in their efforts by many schools, Shelby Junior High has long been the largest contributor.  THANK YOU for helping us to help others right here in the Shelby community!

I am thankful for the wonderful students, staff and community here at Shelby.  Please, enjoy your families as we begin the Holiday Season!

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Go Wildcats!


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