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.
Tutors help peers succeed in summer school
Students help their peers by tutoring during summer school.
Class of 2022 graduate performs with national honor band
Utica High grad plays trumpet with musicians from across the country.
“This has to be the coolest shop class in the world!”
Emmy award winner gets Henry Ford II High School-made paddle board hand delivered



Principal's Message

As we end one school year, we look forward to the next. Please mark your calendar with our registration dates for the 2022-2023 school year:

Monday, August 22nd
9th grade
Last Names A – M 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Last Names N – Z 9:45 am – 11:00 am
8th grade
Last Names A – M 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Last Names N – Z 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Tuesday, August 23rd
7th grade Orientation
 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Details and paperwork for registration/orientation will be mailed home in August. You can also check our Facebook page for information/updates.

It has been another great year with our students. Thank you for your continued support. Have a safe, enjoyable summer!

Lisa McDill


Shelby Junior High is hiring!


Ever thought of joining the Wildcat team?


Our school has a variety of positions now open for parents who may be interested in working here with a family-friendly calendar. It is an opportunity for you to be even more involved in your child’s school and have a direct impact on the students in this community.


Positions we have available at our school include:

Administrative Assistant

Building Substitute Teachers



Openings across the district for positions that provide an important service to Shelby include:

Food Services Transportation Child Care Skilled Trades


We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. If interested, the district will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, November 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Education Building at Walsh, 38901 Dodge Park Road (at 17 Mile Road), Sterling Heights, MI 48312.

More information is available at:

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