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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.
Dresden Student Leaders Step Up for Walk A Thon
Mrs. Wood poses with the winner of the principal for the day prize, Leena.
Henry Ford II students applaud community heroes at annual veterans celebration
Annual veterans celebration gives students an opportunity to honor local heroes
West Utica celebrates one of its own at annual veterans celebration
30th annual celebration held at West Utica
UCS hosts region's largest Lego Robotics tournament November 17
ThunderQuest is open to the public

From The Principal

Last week we began our whole school reading initiative.  Each family should have received a copy of Fenway and Hattie.  Our goal is to promote reading and highlight the joy of reading by participating in the One Book, One School program.  We hope your family is enjoying the book as well as the time together reading!

Fall parent teacher conferences are November 14th & 15th.  Each student will have received a note confirming the date and time of your scheduled conference.  Please help us reach our goal of 100% participation this year.

Just a reminder we have no school on Tuesday November 6th as well as Wednesday, November 21st through Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving break.  Enjoy your time with family. 


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.

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