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Dresden's Giving Spirit
Dresden Student Council collects canned goods, hats & mittens for Extended Hands
Third Graders Relive Michigan Native American History!
Gary Ghareeb presents Michigan Native American History to Third Grade classes
Starting the day with a roar
Detroit Lion Tavon Wilson talks to students about education, team work
Scholastic Arts competition honors nearly 200 UCS student artists
Two UCS students among five earning best of show honors
Flickinger students engineer a lesson in music
Students use technology to create music instruments
Applications available for UCS secondary specialty programs
Applications accepted through Feb. 26

From The Principal

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.  The students seemed ready to get back to school and excited to see their teachers and friends.  The beginning of the fiscal year is a good time to reflect on the year behind us and plan for the year ahead.  At this point in the "school year" calendar, we are getting close to the half way point and the 100th day of school that our students like to celebrate.  We have been practicing the 7 habits, learning how to choose our own weather and doing goal setting as individuals, classrooms and as a school.  For more information on our leadership teams and the activities in the school and district please see our newsletter which is updated monthly. 

Important Upcoming Dates
January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 25 - Half Day 12:04 pm dismissal
January 26 - Half Day 12:04 pm dismissal & last day of the marking period
February 2 - Second Marking Period Report Cards emailed

The purpose at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student within a safe and nurturing environment to grow as a responsible citizen, become a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors.

Electronic Report Cards

Dresden Elementary offers parents two easy ways to electronically access your student’s semester grades through a secure system.  These options will allow parents to view semester grades and attendance as soon as the information becomes available:

  • PowerSchool - PowerSchool allows you to view semester grades and attendance. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to the end of the marking period. The report cards will be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account.
  • SchoolMessenger - As an added featured, the system we use to communicate with you through automated e-mails and phone messages also provides parents a secure way to manage and receive information.  This registration process will also allow you to set your preferred method of notifications for emergencies and school notices. Parents must first have a PowerSchool account to register for this system.

Our school no longer automatically prints and mails report cards to parents. Printed report cards are available by requesting one from our school office. 

More information on how to register for secure accounts is available at:


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 and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link