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01/22/2021
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UCS students earn top state honors in medical careers competition
01/15/2021
More than 170 honors awarded to UCS students at regional HOSA
January 15 Update
01/15/2021
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A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

 

Dear All Star Parents/Guardians:

Happy New Year to all of our All Star Community!!

I hope that you were able to "power down" and enjoy some time with your family over the holiday break!  I know that the staff and I are excited to get back to work with your children as we begin the 2021 calendar year.  

During a Board of Education meeting,  Interim Superintendent, Mr. Robert Monroe, outlined the district's plan to transition students back to in-person learning beginning Tuesday, January 19th.  Details pertaining to a return would be sent though communications via the district as well as Beacon Tree Elementary.  The district's goal is to provide an in-person environment for students.  Our All Star Staff cannot wait to have your children back here at Beacon Tree Elementary.

I would like to thank everyone who created a holiday card/letter that was collected for our "Operation Christmas Cards" drive.  There were all sorts of cards created!  I loved seeing some of the submissions and words of encouragement that were written.  Thank you again for taking part in this drive!!

I have said it before, but I feel I just need to repeat it.  The Beacon Tree staff and I cannot thank you enough for your partnership in the education of children during this remote learning experience.  We know that it has placed a lot of stress and frustration in all of our lives.  We thank you for your patience and flexibility as this 2020-2021 school year unfolds.

I hope that everyone has a great January!

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.