Utica Community Schools has formalized an agreement that will provide university experiences for students and residents through the University of Michigan-Flint.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The U.S. Constitution is getting a modern look at Monfort Elementary.
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 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The United States Department of Agriculture has set new requirements for public school lunches that will alter the foods students will be served in cafeterias this year.
Schools nationwide will be serving healthier lunches this year, and Utica Community Schools are no exception. Like other districts across the country, they will implement new guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture this year that aim to improve the quality of school lunches by increasing their nutritional value. "Our goal in food service continues to be to provide healthy menu options that will effectively support the learning environment in our schools," said UCS Spokesman Tim McAvoy. School lunches are now separated into five components: meats/meat alternates, grains, fruits, vegetables and milk. A student must take three of the five components for it to be considered a meal, and one of those components must be at …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The 246-bus Utica Community Schools bus fleet is ready to roll come Sept. 4 after passing a perfect inspection from the Michigan State Police with more than 99 percent passing rate.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
From technology upgrades to PowerSchool, here are some tips from Utica Community Schools on what you need to know.
With the start of school only a few days away, most parents have purchased supplies, new clothes, and maybe even snacks for the lunchbox. Utica Community Schools has put together the following key points for Patch readers to prepare for the first day and the upcoming year. Online Back-to-School Survival Kits Everything back-to-school is posted on the Utica Community Schools district website (uticak12.org), including calendars, bus routes and changes in the food service program, such as lunch price increases, and menus. School sites also include information on suggested school supplies and information. Class lists have also been posted at the UCS schools. Facility and Technology Upgrades There will be a few changes for UCS students this …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The Utica Community Schools Honors Choir spent one of the last days of their summer vacation getting in tune for the new year.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
With the start of school just around the corner, Malter Chiropractic Center wants to give back to the community and its patients by sponsoring a School Supply Drive, all donations going to the Macomb County Head Start program.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
With the first day of school around the corner, UCS high schools are holding orientation and registration this week.
During registration, students can get their class schedules, parking passes, student activity cards, and put in an early order for the yearbook. Student pictures/ID will be taken. Students must bring all 2012 forms completed. At the conclusion of the registration process, students will receive their class schedule. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Eisenhower High School Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Eisenhower High School Thursday, Aug. 23 at Eisenhower High School Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Utica High School Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Utica High School Thursday, Aug. 23 at Utica High School For more information on Utica High school, visit www.macomb.k12.mi.us/utica.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and lose state-funded health care in retirement under a bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval.
Newly hired public school employees in Michigan would pay more for their pensions and lose state-funded health care in retirement under a bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for approval. Sponsors of the bill, which was approved Wednesday in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, said it will save school districts an estimated $300 million annually and trim $15 billion in legacy debt, according to The Detroit News. "We are saving the (Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System) for current and future retirees," Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, told the Detroit Free Press . Employees hired after Aug. 1 would pay $2,000 into a health care account, plus a matching contribution of up to 2 percent of their pay toward a 401(k)-type …