The U.S. Constitution is getting a modern look at Monfort Elementary.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Take a look at some of the brightest and best students in the country.
Ten Utica Community School seniors have been named semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The UCS students scored among the top 16,000 students – or less than one percent – nationally in the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 1.5 million U.S. high school students enter the National Merit Scholarship program during their junior year. The UCS Students are Georgia Hurchalla, of Henry Ford II High School; Michael Anderson and Neesirg Patel, of Stevenson High School; Jessica Gaines, Lucas Weingartz, and Troy Zuccaro, of the Utica Academy for International Studies; Mark Cunningham, of Utica High School, and Benjamin Austin, Samantha Kulhanek, and Sanjana Murali of Eisenhower High …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
An opportunity for sixth graders to participate in a junior high advanced math course is equaling success for nearly 200 elementary students.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Send in pictures of your Utica Community School student on his or her first day of the new school year.
It's the first day back to school for Utica Community Schools students, and adoring parents pull out the camera to chronicle the start of another year. And who doesn't like to look at pictures of adorable, excited children? Patch certainly does. Take a look at some pictures from the first day of school last year and submit photos of the start of the 2012-2013 school year. For instructions on how to submit a photo of your child, click here, or email your photo to Marina.Cracchiolo@patch.com.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Utica Community School's Athletic Director Robin Dilday was honored with the 2012 Allen W. Bush award.
It's ben a big year for Utica Community Schools athletic director Robin Dilday, who has been honored for his significant contributions to student athletics at the league, state and MHSAA tournament levels. Dilday is one of four administrators to earn the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Allen W. Bush Award for 2012. The award, named after president of the MHSAA Al Bush, honors individuals for past and continuing service to prep athletics as a coach, administrator, official, trainer, doctor or member of the media. The award was developed to bring recognition to men and women who are giving and serving without a lot of attention, according to MHSAA. This is the 21st year of the award, with the selections being made by the MHSAA's…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Utica Community Schools is considering privatizing custodian services in an effort to save $2.2 million annually.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Eisenhower High School sophomore Alek Frascone breaks former student and current political science teacher Terry Copacia's 40-year-old basketball record.
With the buzzer sounding on the 2012 Eisenhower basketball season ending in a 10-11 record, a new school record was set. Eisenhower High School basketball player Alek Frascone smashed a 40-year-old record, set by current political science teacher Terry Copacia when he was a student at Ike, for most points scored by a sophomore on the varsity basketball team. “I can’t believe that record actually stood for 40 years. I guess I’m proud of it, but I am glad it was broken,” Copacia told Patch laughing. Frascone set the record when he scored his 267th point of the season in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game against Harper Woods High School. “I didn’t know I broke it until after the game when my parents told me. I was really excited because …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Legally Blonde: The Musical to premiere this weekend at Eisenhower High School.
Eisenhower High School's Legally Blonde: The Musical stars will have to learn to share the glory of the live stage this weekend with two very cute and very slobbery costars. Reggie, a half Bullmastiff and half Bulldog will make his acting debut, along with theater veteran, Hollywood, a white Maltese. Legally Blonde: The Musical will open March 1 at 7 p.m. and run, March 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. The final show will be March 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door. While casting the show's lead actors, Director and Ike theater teacher David Springer, called on Wag N Tails Dog Activity Center, a dog grooming and training facility up the road for acting dogs to play lead character Elle Woods dog, Bruiser, and her best friend Paulette's dog, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Beginning next fall, Utica Community Schools will only offer all-day kindergarten.
Starting next year, parents of Utica Community Schools kindergarten students will no longer have the option of half-day school. Joining the statewide shift away from half-day kindergarten, the Utica Community School Board of Education voted Monday night to implement all-day, every day kindergarten at all district elementary schools starting in the 2012-13 school year. Kindergarten will no longer be what we remember as children, said UCS Board President Carol Klenow. The full-day recommendation follows a committee study on the impact of full-day options in UCS. “In UCS we value education and the committee’s first charge was to do research and we found out that certainly it has a positive impact on the progress of students,” said Assistant …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Several Macomb County State Representatives recently met with Great Start Macomb to learn more about the countless resources available for the 50,000 children under the age of 5 living in Macomb County.
The problem: one in four children under the age of five are living in poverty in Macomb County, there are 57 main languages spoken at homes in the county and more than 50 percent of children not attending a preschool program before entering kindergarten. The solution: Great Start of Macomb, which is part of statewide initiative that supports families and children 0-5 so they can start school ready to learn and succeed. Great Start, which is primarily funded by the state and a number or Michigan-based foundations, was created in 2004 to restructure the state’s investment in children. The Macomb Chapter opened in 2008 and connects parents with local organizations such as the Health Department, faith-based communities, the Macomb Literacy …