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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.
Expanded UCS ThunderQuest storms into Henry Ford II High School on November 16
Largest regional lego robotics tournament set for Saturday
West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
Veterans honored in speeches and songs
UCSI seniors show elementary how to get in the game
Trade show gives younger students a taste of specialty school


From The Principal

 Dear Dresden Community,

It is hard to believe that we have already been in school for a quarter of the 2019-20 school year.  What a great start we have had!  Once gain Dresden will distribute report cards electronically.  The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account.  Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Friday, November 8.  The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account.  If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action.  The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically.

Please note that if you have students in junior high school and high school, the report cards will be electronically sent by the end of the day, Friday, November 8, 2019.

With the summer behind us and winter right around the corner we must begin to adjust to the colder weather.  Students need to remember to pack their jackets, gloves, hats and scarves because we will be going outside.  When children are in school they are working very hard.  They need to get outside and participate in physical activities.  When they come back to class they are mentally rested and once again ready to learn.  We will be going out for recess every day.  The only exceptions are when it is rainy or the temperature falls below 10 degrees, including wind-chill.  Parents be sure to watch the weather and dress your child appropriately.

A quality education requires a strong working partnership between home and school.  Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning and we welcome your input.  Together, we create the momentum that drives continual improvement in our school by building a structure for collaborative learning and is based on high expectations and student needs.  If at anytime you have questions or concerns about our school please stop by and let me know.

To help make reading a part of your family time, we will be creating a monthly newsletter featuring helpful tips and resources .  Please click the link to access:

Principal Brad Suggs 

Upcoming Dates:
11/5               No School
11/7               2nd Grade Concert
11/8               Mother Son Game Night
11/14             Half Day 12:04 dismissal
11/20            NEHS Meeting
11/20            PTO Meeting
11/22            Bagel Day
11/27-12/1 Thanksgiving Break

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.