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Penny Wars Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dresden 6th Graders host a penny wars game to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Dresden 5th Graders Explore Their Heritage
Fifth graders explore how this country was colonized by immigrants from around the world and learn about their own heritage
Student Council Hosts a Food, Hat & Mitten Drive
Dresden Student Council is hosting a food, hat, mitten & scarf drive to support Extended Hand, Inc.
Prestigious merit scholarships draw UCS students to career in art
Students receive $72,000 scholarships for Center for Creative Studies
UCS early elementary students selected for international robotics tournament
Newly formed Jr. Lego team ready to take on the world
UCS Career Expo allows students to explore their future
Annual event features more than 100 career representatives

From The Principal

March is a busy month!  It is not only “March is Reading Month” with reading challenges, spirit days, guest readers and Jimmy Johns incentives, but we will also be participating once again in the One School One Book program!  We will open the month with an assembly on March 1st that introduces our book The World According to Humphry.  The books came home Friday, March 1st. 

Our school news (Dresden Broadcasting Network-also known as DBN) is going to be streamed online using a YouTube channel.
  Here is the link in case you are interested:  Go to and click on the first thing on the list which is Dresden DBN.  Thank you to Mrs. Boes for heading this up. 

We would like to thank our community once again for its support of the 2018 bond issue. Over the next five years, bond issue projects will impact Dresden, our feeder schools and every school in the district.  To provide updates to the community, the district has created an informational page that reports the status of the projects. The site is located at If at any time you have a question regarding the projects and our school, feel free to contact me either through e-mail or school office 586-797-4500.

Upcoming Dates:
March 4- Rink Night
March 11- 1st Grade music concert
March 13- 2019-20 Kindergarten Open House
March 20- PTO Meeting
March 22- Bingo Night
March 27- 6th Grade Smart Moves Celebration


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