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Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
01/27/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Making Beautiful (remote) music
10/29/2020
Check out the new look in our music classroom
Return Information
05/31/2020
We look forward to seeing you!
Student artist earns top award in Congressional competition
05/06/2021
Thy Hoang has work selected for Congressman Andy Levin’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition
UCS honors more than 20 years of dedicated service with Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Stuides
04/29/2021
Ceremony dedicates recent name change for district IB program
Scholarship will help Henry Ford II senior bring a smile to others
04/27/2021
Henry Ford II senior was recently awarded the Michigan Career Placement Association Student Scholarship program’s work-based learning scholarship

A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

 

Dear All Star Parents/Guardians:

The Utica Community School Virtual Academy is now accepting applications for families seeking a virtual learning option featuring the district's nationally recognized academic programs.  "Our Virtual Academy offers the choice to combine the district's educational excellence with a virtual environment" Superintendent Robert Monroe said.  "We are proud to now offer the academy as part of the Utica Community School portfolio of options that meet our students' unique needs and interests."

The virtual academy gives families virtual access to K-12 programs offered through the Utica Community Schools, including core elementary and specials and secondary elective and required courses.  Students can participate in extra-curricular activities, including marching band ad athletics, through their home schools.

Applications and more information (including an updated question and answer sheet) are available at:
https://uticak12.org/UCS_Virtual_Academy 

The application period ends May 2nd. 

Upcoming M-Step Testing:

All students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be taking part in the M-Step state assessment later this month.  Students in grades 3, 4, and 6 will all take the English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, while the 5th graders will be taking the same assessments plus Science and Social Studies.  You will receive more information as the testing dates and times are finalized.

I hope that each of you have a great April!

All The Best,

Mr. Ellis

Proud Principal

Beacon Tree Elementary

 

Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. Beacon Tree Elementary as part of Utica Community Schools will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

Mission

The Beacon Tree staff, in partnership with parents and the community, will guide, support, and encourage all students to reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Throughout the school year, Beacon Tree Elementary has some fun activities scheduled!  Please check our "Upcoming Events" section for actual dates and times for these activities!  Also, keep an eye out on the "From Mr. Ellis" section for updates and important information in and around Beacon Tree Elementary!

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.