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UCS Update - December 4
News from across UCS
UCS student musicians hit a high note with All State Band honors
Six students received “All State” honors from the Michigan School and Band Orchestra Association
UCS Counselor among 13 Michigan educators selected for fellowship program
Kimberly Twarowski selected by the Michigan College Access Network for the School Counselor Fellow Program.

From The Principal

Dear Falcon Families,

As I am sure you are aware, an emergency order was issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The order suspended both athletics and extra-curricular activities for 9-12 grade students. As a result, these school activities are on hold at the present time.

UCS graduating seniors are invited to apply for the 2021 Superintendent’s Scholarship awards program.
The scholarships are funded with proceeds from the Utica Community Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence and other sources.
Online applications will go live on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Students are required to submit a copy of their high school transcript as well as receive one recommendation from a teacher, school counselor, administrator or non-family member. The individual making the recommendation will need to submit an online appraisal.
Please encourage students to complete the online application available on December 1 at: or on the UCS home page under “Students” in the mid-menu on the center of the page. The deadline to submit the completed application and appraisal is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Place your holiday orders from Henry Ford II School Store,
"The Talon"

You can call (586) 797-1844 or email to place your order. Click on the following link for merchandise Henry Ford II High School - Retail Store - The Talon

We recently implemented our Student Support Time (SST) built into the schedule to provide students’ time to request one-on-one support with teachers, counselors or administrators.  Students can message their teachers via TEAMs, Schoology, or email to set those appointments.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to ask questions, get caught up or get some small group or individual support.

The December High School Calendar can be found here.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Well-Being Program
UCS is committed to supporting the social emotional needs of our students, staff and community.  This program is for all stakeholders within the community with a number of initiatives beginning in November. Now available on the District website is a multitude of resources available to families.  These resources can be accessed at:

If you are experiencing issues with technology you can access our district technology support webpage for additional information and student technology support at 

 The school is open for business, if you need to visit the school please call ahead, perform the COVID-19 pre-screening, wear a mask, and observe social distancing protocols. You may reach us by phone at 586-797-1600. 

These are unprecedented times, but we will get through this together!   As always if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful day!


Go Falcons!

Lori Singleton


Our Vision
All students will be career and college ready by the time they graduate as measured by  college readiness benchmarks.  

Our Mission

​To involve family, school, and community in the education of students through a supportive environment and stimulating curriculum.

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