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Dresden Dragons Stomp Walk-a-Thon Goal
Dresden Elementary students participate in the 2019 walk-a-thon to raise for The Leader in Me program as well as classroom supplies.
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.
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Dresden 6th Graders host a penny wars game to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
UCS students continue to achieve success in college-level Advancement Placement courses
UCS students earn more than 500 AP scholar honors
Students at three elementary schools are on the move this year
Roberts, Havel selected for Building Healthy Communities program
UCS Update - September 13
The latest news from across UCS

From The Principal

Greetings Dresden Elementary Community,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer and are getting ready for a great year here at Dresden Elementary.  As we enter the school year it is important to keep focus on building a strong future for all of our students.  No longer will our students be competing for high paying jobs with only the students down the street.  They will be competing for jobs with students from every part of the world.  It has to be the first priority of all of us to work together to make sure that our students will be ready to succeed.

The number one indicator of a child's future success is a child's academic ability.  This ability is not something that is set in stone.  Learning is not something that is given to some and taken from others.  Learning is earned by hard work and dedication!

I encourage and expect all students to learn more than you think you can and to become a better student each and every day.  This includes coming to school ready to learn, respecting yourself and others and doing your very best every day.  In return I can promise that the staff of Dresden Elementary and I will do the same.  There is no time for not trying.  There is no time for not giving your all and there is not time for misbehaving.  We have to much work to do and the stakes are too high!

This is our time to work together to make sure that our students are preparing themselves for their future.  I encourage all parents to talk to their children about what is going on is school.  Talk with your child's teacher about any concern you may have and please contact myself if there is anything I can do to assist.  Working together we will create a positive future for our students.

On August 27th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. our PTO will be hosting a Back to School picnic.  All Dresden families are welcome to attend.  All year long we will be focusing on using our Respect Skills and our zero bullies allowed policy.  This policy is in place to enhance our positive school climate.

As always we are here to insure your child's future.  We are here to teach our students the skills that they will need in order to succeed.  I look forward to working with you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please come see me.  My door is always open.

Principal Brad Suggs 

Upcoming Dates:
August 27          Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:00 p.m.
August 28          Student's  Classroom Assignment released via email
Sept. 3                First day of school.  Half day 12:04 dismissal
Sept. 10             Open House 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 19             Picture Day

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.

Upcoming Dates:

August 27         
Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:00 PM

Student's  Classroom Assignment released via email 

Sept. 3               
First day of school.  Half day 12:04 dismissal

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.