Latest News & Announcements

UCS teacher conquers Ironman Triathlon

"Anything is possible!"

Maritsa Skowronek: Eppler’s superhero and film star

Eppler 9th grader featured in documentary about children with autism

Four UCS students earn academic honors from College Board

Students earn honors for academic challenges

Wildcat Families:

Happy Fall, ya’ll!  I am so proud of the way our students have settled into their routines, put forth effort in their classes and extracurricular activities, met our expectations for policies and procedures and have just been generally kind and amazing young people!

Looking ahead:

October 6 – afternoon parent-teacher conferences

October 13th – evening parent-teacher conferences

October 19th – No School

October 28th – Last day of First Marking Period (Q1)

November 8th – No School


Lisa McDill 

Wildcat Weekly

Please reference the Wildcat Weekly tab for up-to-date information at Shelby Junior High.
By setting expectations and encouraging lifelong learning for all students, we create collaborative team members, knowledgeable thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and respectful, responsible citizens.


Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.



Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all


School NewsDistrict News

Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program
Utica Community Schools is pleased to continue the Meet Up and Eat Up food program this summer.
Shelby’s “Reverse Fundraiser” gives back to businesses that have supported the school
Restaurant nights support local business community
UCS Counselor among 13 Michigan educators selected for fellowship program
Kimberly Twarowski selected by the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) for the School Counselor Fellow Program.

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