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Macomb County Green School Advocate Award
Mrs. Whitenight, 5th Grade Dresden teacher, has been awarded the 2018-19 Macomb County Green School Advocate award for her work in bettering Dresden Elementary and our impact on the environment.
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
The world is a classroom for UCS eighth-grader
Malow student selected for river tour of Belgium and the Netherlands
Math tournament adds up to fun for UCS elementary students
Math 24 Tournament brings students together from all schools
UCS teacher honored by Macomb County for helping students reconnect with nature, each other
Dresden teacher selected for Macomb County advocate award

From The Principal

This month begins Mstep testing with our 5th graders testing in April and our 3rd, 4th and 6th graders testing in May.  It is important that your child attends school on testing days.  Please do everything you can to work around the dates/times your child's grade level will be testing.  A separate letter went home to all families of students grade 3-6 earlier this month that explains in more detail for your child's grade level.

Upcoming Dates:
April 1-5 Spring Break
April 12 half day 12:04 dismissal
April 16 Leader in Me Parent Night 6:00-7:00 pm
April 16 Great Day Show 7:00 pm
April 17 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm
April 19th No School
April 24th NEHS Meeting
April 26th 6th Grade Class

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