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Student Council Hosts a Food, Hat & Mitten Drive
Dresden Student Council is hosting a food, hat, mitten & scarf drive to support Extended Hand, Inc.
Dresden NEHS Supports Operation Gratitude
Dresden NEHS collects unwanted or leftover candy to be donated to Operation Gratitude.
Dresden Dads Become Watch D.O.G.S.
Dresden Dads join Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer program.
High school students share their UCS experiences, thoughts to Board members
Students from each high school meet with board members, central administration
December 2018 Focus For the Community
Latest community newsletter now available
UCS Update - December 7
Latest updates from UCS

From The Principal

Thank you to all of the parents that attended conferences last month.  We had a 97% participation rate.  If you did not have a conference with your child's teacher, it is never too late.  Keep communication open with your child and the school all year long!

Congratulations to our students, Jacob Heldt and Sylvie Moranko, and the Harvey students they were teamed up with for their participation in the Thunderquest Competition.  Sylvie's team, Rockin' Bots, came in first place and they will move on to the state competition!

Have a wonderful month and holiday break.  Keep reading as a family!

Upcoming Dates:
* Dec 10-13 Santa Shop with a family shop night on the 12th from 6-8 pm
* December 14 "Cozy for Cans" Bring an item for the food drive and where PJ's/comfy clothes
* Dec 21 "We've got the Holiday Spirit" Wear red and green
* Dec 24-Jan 1 Winter Break
* Jan 2 Classes Resume


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