Hawk Weekly

January 13th-17th

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Academic Blitz

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.

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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:

It’s chilly outside but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out to play! Building a snowman, and sledding great ways to get active! For the weekend try to get outside to play!

Mindful Monday

Getting back into the groove of things after a long break can be hard, take 30 seconds to close your eyes, breathe deeply and think good thoughts for the week to come.

Tell Your Neighbor Tuesday

Sleep is very important for our bodies. One thing that helps me sleep better at night is to ______. Tell your neighbor one thing you do that helps you sleep better at night.

Wacky Fact Wednesday

Your brain is sometimes more active when you’re asleep than when you’re awake!

Think About It Thursday

It’s chilly this time of year, did you know that being active can help you stay warm? Think about moving your body the next time you’re cold!

ISM News

In ISM this week we are taking a break from our regular activities to do a lesson from the Building Healthy Communities program (sixth grade will do theirs next week). Our lesson focus this month is to learn about proteins and how important they are for your body. We are learning that our muscles need protein every day to grow and stay strong and allow us to do all the activities we like to do. Students are also learning to make healthy choices and choose lean proteins and save fatty or greasy protein foods for special occasions. Students also do a physical activity during the lesson to demonstrate their knowledge of food from the protein food group.

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


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

20th Urban Air night 4:00-8:00 (See flyer)


7th- Cupid's Big and Small Ball

17th-21st- No School- Mid- Winter Break

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.

HVL Events

Our Havel Volunteer League works tirelessly to offer opportunities for families to come together as a school community. Please check out the flyers below for Urban Air night on Monday, January 20th and a cupid's dance on February 7th!
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