School NewsDistrict News

Picture Day!
09/17/2021
Picture day is Wednesday, September 22
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
Join the bands!
09/24/2021
Annual BandArama set for 7 p.m. on October 10
Student-led organization gives UCS students exposure to medical-science careers
09/24/2021
FocuSSTEM NextGen leads the way for underrepresented students to a career in medical sciences.
UCS background earns 2021 grad junior status during his first year at college
09/23/2021
GLK-UAIS grad enters college with 51 credits

A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Headshot of Mr. Ellis

Dear All Star Parents/Guardians:

We are off to a great start in both our in-person instruction and our virtual academy.  Through your continued partnership, our students were quickly engaged in their learning and our teachers are making important connections.

Our Open House is an important way that we can keep positive energy moving forward. The Open Houses allow our teachers and parents to address course expectations for students and establish avenues for communicating during this school year. Please plan on taking part in our Beacon Tree Elementary Open House on September 28th at 6:00pm.

Please note for elementary Virtual Academy families – you will be attending an Open House for the academy that will be held on Wednesday, September 29th. You will be receiving additional information regarding meeting your child’s teacher from the program administrator, Dr. Blum.

This year, Open Houses will be held virtually using a Teams format. The virtual Open House is consistent with health and safety protocols to limit large gatherings inside our school. Within the next couple of days, we will be sharing additional information with you regarding how to access this direct link with your child’s teacher(s).

The home-school partnership is an integral part of our school’s success. We look forward to meeting with you to provide updates on our school, hear directly from your child’s teacher(s), and continue the conversations on how we continue to work together for the success of all of our students.

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.