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How "Wonder"ful it is to Read!
Dresden Elementary with help from the Dresden PTO kicks off March is Reading Month with Bingo Night!
Dresden Students Tape Mrs. Wood to the Wall
Dresden students help the PTO to raise $2,600 by taping Mrs. Wood to the wall.
Dresden's Giving Spirit
Dresden Student Council collects canned goods, hats & mittens for Extended Hands
More than 20 UCS students earn honors in national Spanish competition
National competition measures vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening
UCS Update - May 25
Latest update from UCS
Nearly 200 Classroom-raised salmon find new life in the Clinton River
Wiley sixth graders release nearly 200 Salmon at Yates Park

From The Principal

May is here and the students are getting excited as the weeks of school count down to summer vacation.  However, the school year is not over yet!  We have important student assessments and learning in these last weeks.  We are very busy with Mstep and NWEA assesments.  It is crucial that student attendance stays high during this last quarter.

As in previous years, there will be an environment request form available in the office.  There are always unforeseen changes that may happen in staffing and school organization.  With that in mind, please do not include specific names of teachers in your environmental request.  Thank you for your cooperation.  The forms are due to the office no later than May 23rd at 4:30.  Later forms cannot be accepted.

Upcoming Events:
May 11th: Walk-a-thon
May 17th: Ice Cream Social 5:30-7:00
June 4th: Field Day
June 12th: Talent Show 6:30
June 13th: Staff vs 6th Grade kickball game 2:00
June 14th: Leadership Team Recognition Ceremony time TBD

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