Hawk Weekly

January 6th-10th

Happy Holidays From Our Havel Family To Yours

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Outdoor Recess

Please make sure your child is dressed for daily outside recess. Unless the temperature is below 10 degrees, we make every attempt for students to get outside for lunch and afternoon recess.

Building Healthy Communities Announcements

For the Weekend Friday:

Over break you have lots of time to be active! For your break, try a new winter activity like ice skating, playing hockey, snowboarding or skiing for a fun way to be active!

Mindful Monday

We’re back again! After your longer winter break, take a few quiet moments to sit and think about how much you enjoyed the time with your family and friends.

Tell Your Neighbor Tuesday

During winter break I ______. Thinking of your winter break, tell your neighbor your favorite healthy activity you did?

Wacky Fact Wednesday

Our hearts create so much pressure with each pump it could squirt blood 30 feet into the air!

Think About It Thursday

Although it is getting cold we still need to make sure we are staying hydrated and drinking water! Think about this the next time you go to grab a drink.

Please keep an extra pair of dry socks in your child’s backpack. After recess, many students come in with wet feet!

Dates To Know


6th- School Resumes

January 6th-January 31st- NWEA Window

16th- 1/2 Day of School 12:04 Dismissal

17th- End of 2nd Quarter & 1/2 Day of School 12:04 Dismissal

20th- No School

22nd- Report Cards Due

December 23rd-January 3rd- No School- Holiday Break

Utica Community Schools and the Utica Education Association have reached further agreement on several previously pending dates for the 2019-2020 teacher and related student calendar. At this time, the following two dates are being released and should be shared as applicable. The Superintendent’s Office will also be providing communications regarding these dates through various medium.

  • Thursday January 2, 2020 is now designated as a no-school day
  • Friday January 3, 2020 is now designated as a no-school day

Return from winter break is now Monday January 6, 2020 for students and teachers. Additional calendar elements such as second semester conference windows and marking periods will be released once confirmed. Certain other agreed upon dates still require final authorization from the State of Michigan prior to publication.

Academic Blitz 2020

When: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Where: Henry Ford II High School

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Students, parents and staff are invited to this free event. The Academic Blitz features information regarding UCS secondary academic courses, clubs and specialty programs. The Blitz serves as an opportunity for students to begin exploring secondary options offered to students entering grades nine through twelve in the 2020-2021 school year.

Utica Community Schools Career and Technical Education Department is sponsoring:

Career Expo 2020

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Where: Eisenhower High School

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Students in grades seven through twelve, parents and staff are invited to this free event. More than 100 career representatives will provide information on job opportunities, education and training, on-the-job experiences and wages. The Expo serves as an opportunity for students to explore career possibilities. Students will also have a chance to meet with CTE teachers to learn how high school classes can align with their career objective. If you have questions, would like additional information or have persons interested in participating, please contact our Career Consultant, Dyann Pugliese, ext. 6809 or Dyann.Pugliese@uticak12.org.

Utica Community Schools Teaching and Learning Department is sponsoring:

College Fair 2020

When: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Where: Henry Ford II High School

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Students in grades nine through twelve, parents and staff are invited to this free event. More than 70 colleges, universities and trade schools will provide information regarding post-secondary options.

College Fair posters will be distributed in February for display throughout the buildings. Please post in highly visible areas.

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Ready, set, Academic Blitz! Plan early for success.

The Academic Blitz is an opportunity for all UCS families to find out more about the extensive portfolio of opportunities and programs available to students through its schools.

The featured informational sessions are designed for elementary to high school students and help parents develop a plan that best fits their student’s needs. Topics include Advanced Placement opportunities, Specialty Programs and separate sessions on preparing for junior high, high school and college.

The Academic Blitz, created 13 years ago by the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board, was developed to ensure parents knew of the district’s available secondary services and programs open to all students.

At the event, families can select up to three sessions to attend and visit a series of informative booths. District administrators, building principals and staff are also onsite and available to parents.

Join us for this year’s Academic Blitz scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Henry Ford II High School, 11911 Clinton River Road in Sterling Heights.

More information, please visit http://www.uticak12.org/academicblitz.