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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.
Penny Wars Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Dresden 6th Graders host a penny wars game to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
UCS Update - August 18, 2019
Latest News from across UCS
UCS, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 22
Portion of ticket will go to support school safety initiatives in UCS
Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
UCS is the only public K-12 school district to earn the recognition

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

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