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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
Michigan lottery bets on UHS teacher as one of state's best
Teacher of the Week segment will air April 26
Utica Community Schools honored as one of the nation’s top communities for music education
UCS community honored for music education excellence
Stevenson presents Legally Blonde: The Musical April 27-29
Auditorium will be transformed into UCLA and Harvard

From The Principal

 March is Reading Month celebrates how great reading is and recognizes terrific books of all kinds.  It is also a time to just simply get everyone to READ more.  If students are expected to read independently that means that they have to be reading something that they can understand and enjoy on their own.

This month our Leader in Me Assembly by the Third Graders focused on how to contribute to others' Emotional Bank Account.  Students are encouraged to be kind and make deposits into other people's accounts and not withdraw by saying mean things. 

March is Reading Month Spirit Days
March 2nd Dr. Suess Day
March 9th Reading Jogs your Mind
March 16th Luck Out for a Great Book (Wear Green)
March 23rd Dress Up Like a Book Character

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please see link.


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