School NewsDistrict News

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.
UCS students exhibit artistry through Scholastic Art Awards
Michigan Thumb Region Scholastic Awards 2019 Best of Show Portfolio winner 12th grader Savannah Jodway from Utica High
Trade show allows UCSI students to plan their great escape
Projects help demonstrate the importance of working collaboratively

From The Principal

 A new year and the students are ready for it!  It was great to see their excitement about coming back after the break.  January reminds us of renewal and resolutions.  In Leader in Me, we will learn that setting measurable goals and having a plan in how we will get there is one way to resolve to reach our personal and academic goals.

Another very important review this month is the Positive Behavior Stations.  All students will go through the stations that show examples of correct and incorrect behavior during recess, lunch, hallway transitions, assemblies, bathrooms, and arrival and dismissal times.  We all need reminders on expectations and this will provide that for our students.

Upcoming Dates:
* Jan 9 PTO Meeting
* Jan 11th Dresden Spirit Day
* Jan 16 NEHS Meeting
* Jan 18 Bagel Day
* Jan 21 No School
* Jan 23 NEHS Induction
* Jan 24 1/2 day 12:04 Dismissal
* Jan 25 1/2 day 12:04  Dismissal
* Jan 30 Olga's Fundraiser


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