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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
Six for six: UCS valedictorian has perfect record when it comes to Ivy League applications
UAIS grad earns more than $2.2 million in scholarships
It's a positive sign for Burr students
Students line the road to spread a message of kindness
Elementary schools invite 2019 grads back to celebrate where it all began
Grads share words of wisdom with students

From The Principal

We are happy to announce that Dresden has been awarded Lighthouse status by the Franklin Covey Leader in Me review team.  Lighthouse Schools serve as models of leadership and mentors other schools.  Thank you for your support at home.  

Our two BIG fundraising events are in the month of May.  Our school walk-a-thon takes place on Friday, May 10th.  Our Ice Cream Social will take place the evening of May 23rd.  Please mark your calendars for this very fun night!

Upcoming Dates:
May 6 & 7 Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, & 4
May 8 3rd & 5th Grade Concerts
May 10  Walk-a-thon
May 16 Incoming 2019-20 Kindergarten Practice Lunch
May 16 Rink Night 
May 17 Kindergarten Concert
May  22 PTO Meeting
May 23 Ice Cream Social
May 25 Deneweth's Fundraiser
May 27 No School for Memorial Day
May 30 2nd Grade Field Trip to Nature Center
May 31 Kindergarten Field Trip to Upland Hills Farm

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