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Students Learn the Science behind K9 Scent Work
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.
Meet Mr. Suggs!
Inquiring minds want to get to know more about Mr. Suggs.
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.
UCS Update - February 14
Latest News from across UCS
Former UCS student works with world leaders in first year of college
Former Oakbrook student sets bar high for his future
UCS Career and Technology Education academy honored as one of Michigan’s best programs
Stevenson MADE earns education excellence honor


From the Principal

 Greetings to the Dresden Community,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the 2019-20 school year.  I am proud to say we have had an excellent first half of the school year and I anticipate an even better second half.  As we move forward it is imperative that we work together for the benefit of all our students.  In saying this, a child's education is not something that is just to be given.  A child does not progress just being here.  An education must be earned through hard work and dedication.  We must work together to ensure that our students develop a strong work ethic and take ownership in their education.  Students failing to do their classwork or homework is not acceptable.  Coming to school and being disrespectful or not following our rules in not acceptable.  In order for your child to succeed he/she must come to school ready and willing to learn.  It is only through education that your child will find his/her pathway to a successful future.

On March 10th the voters of Macomb County will be asked to consider an educational enhancement millage that directly supports their community's students.  Additional millage information is available at  Unlike the school aid fund, which is allocated by state lawmakers and distributed to district across Michigan, this funding will remain in our community to engage the following areas:

1: Career, technology, vocational and skilled trades: This training provides a direct path for our students to the high paying jobs directly available right in our backyard.  The programs give UCS graduates the needed skills to make a meaningful contribution to our community while strengthening area businesses and the local economy.  Our students and our communities need these programs.
2. Reading achievement: Reading is linked to educational success, and more importantly, life success.  Research shows that reading programs fast track student learning.  Advancing a student's reading skills immediately opens a new world of engagement and prepares them for long term success. Every UCS child should leave third grade with advanced reading skills that prepare them for life.
3. Student safety and well-being: This national issue goes beyond security staff, cameras and secure entryways; districts must proactively engage students experiencing distress or mental health issues.  Through your support and with our law enforcement partners, we have made significant gains in creating safe learning environments.  We must continue to collaborate with families and service agencies to support students experiencing anxiety, trauma or a sense of isolation.  These are issues that schools and communities can and must address. 

Here is this month's tips and ideas to help cultivate a love of reading at home.  Remember to designate a "reading time" where the whole family sits down to read.  

Principal Bradley Suggs 

Upcoming Dates:
 Feb 12     NEHS Meeting
Feb 12      PTO Meeting
Feb 13      ATG Meeting
Feb 14      Bagel Day
Feb 14      Hearing Screening for Kdg, 2nd & 4th
Feb 14      Spirit Day Wear Red, Pink or Purple
Feb-17-21  Mid Winter Break
Feb 26      Rink Night
Feb 27      ATG Meeting
Feb 28      Spirit Day: Mismatch Clothes Day
Feb 28      Family Trivia Note                               

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.