School NewsDistrict News

Dresden Dads Become Watch D.O.G.S.
Dresden Dads join Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer program.
Dresden Student Leaders Step Up for Walk A Thon
Mrs. Wood poses with the winner of the principal for the day prize, Leena.
Coding Comes to Life
Mrs. Boes, Media Center Specialist, is awarded a grant from UCSFEE for Coding Comes to Life project.
Eisenhower presents The Snow Queen
Performances set for November 2 and 3
Real life visits life skills
Students interview people they admire to learn what it means to be successful
UHS Arrow named among nation's best student publications
Newspaper honored for the fourth time in five years

From The Principal

We had a wonderful turn out at this years Open House/ Curriculum Night.  If you were unable to make it, please contact your child's teacher for any important information you may have missed regarding the school year.

Last week, students filled out out applications for leadership teams.  Our first leadership team meeting will be later this month.  Here is the list of our available teams this year: Michigan Wildlife, Problem Solvers, Sign Language, Kids Unplugged, Star Team Book Club, Movement and Dance, Tech Team, Sports and Fitness, Team Mindset, Landscaping Leaders, Welcome Team, Service Squad, DBN News Team, Creative Arts Team, and Upstander Team.  There is something for everyone!

Have a great month and don't forget to turn off the electronics and read!


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