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Dresden Kaleidoscope Winner!
01/15/2021
Congratulations to soon-to be published author Harper O'Brien from 4th Grade. Harper is this year's Kaleidoscope winner!
Welcome back Kindergartners and First Graders!
10/14/2020
Dresden welcomes back the first phase of students face to face.
Students Learn the Science behind K9 Scent Work
02/20/2020
Dresden 4th-6th Graders learn the science behind K9 scent work and the training that these jobs take during an assembly with Mrs. Marina Suggs, a teacher and dog trainer, and her 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, Shark.
UCS students learn essential college skills while earning credit at Macomb Community College
10/27/2021
Students get a glimpse of what it takes to succeed in a college setting.
Former UCS academic, athletic standout stays on winning track
10/26/2021
Grad finishes earns top finish among more than 12,000 runners
Favorite teachers recognized by Henry Ford II senior football players
10/22/2021
Football jerseys of HFII seniors presented to favorite teachers from throughout their UCS career.

 

From the Principal

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year.  Classes will begin on August 31st.  The staff and I are very eager to meet our new and returning students back for what will be an excellent year at Dresden Elementary.  In the next few weeks, you will be receiving information such as class placements, arrival/dismissal procedures, bussing routs, etc...  This information will be sent to the email account that you used when you registered for PowerSchool.  The front office is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We are here to assist you and help you to prepare for the start of the school year.  

Due to all the changes that we have endured over the last year and a half , it is certain that many of our students have had difficulty reaching their grade level academic benchmarks.  I want you to know that it will be ok.  We have a lot of work to do, but we will all get the job done!  We are used to working with students with a wide range of academic skills.  We know how to raise student achievement and meet individual students needs.  We also know that we cannot do this without a community approach.  It is imperative that we partner together to meet our common mission, "the individual success of all of our students".  Students learn best when they are motivated to learn.  They learn best when they are held to a high standard and take ownership and accountability for their learning.  The optimal learning environment is one in which all stakeholders demonstrate mutual respect for each other.  For us to complete the work that needs to be done, I expect the best.  Students must come to school ready and willing to learn.  We cannot and will not except students refusing to complete their work, refusing to pay attention to their teacher, or for students to disrupting the learning environment. 

For the past year and a half, I have witnessed many stories of grit and determination.  I have seen people come together for the common good.  I know that it can be done.  I do not simply wish to rebound from the pandemic.  Instead, we will emerge stronger with even greater focus.   We may all have our differences, but the success of our students binds us together and together we will do the hard work and make this school year amazing!

 

With much respect,
Principal Bradley Suggs 

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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.


UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.