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Meet Up and Eat Up Food Program
Utica Community Schools is pleased to continue the Meet Up and Eat Up food program this summer.
Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Our All Stars!
Students recognized for making appropriate choices
Tutors help peers succeed in summer school
Students help their peers by tutoring during summer school.
Class of 2022 graduate performs with national honor band
Utica High grad plays trumpet with musicians from across the country.
“This has to be the coolest shop class in the world!”
Emmy award winner gets Henry Ford II High School-made paddle board hand delivered

From The Principal

Dear Wiley Families,

Happy Summer!  The end of the school year is always bitter-sweet and filled with so much emotion.  We will miss our 6th graders as they move on to Eppler and are anxious to welcome our new Kindergarteners in the fall.  

It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the end of the year with families in the building!  We had a wonderful end of year celebration for both our Kinders and 6th graders.  Thank you to our incredible Parent Volunteer Group for helping with the events.

I am hoping that you and your family enjoy a wonderful summer ~ that you have time to relax and enjoy family time.  Please encourage your child(ren) to read, write and utilize math skills.  Hopefully, many of them will attend our Summer Programs and keep their skills sharp.

If you travel or do something special, please be sure to send a postcard!  We would love to create a board in the fall of all the places our Coyotes have been.  Whether it is a trip to the Detroit Zoo, a trip up north, a visit to another state or perhaps out of the country (and we do have some traveling families), please send a card or picture.
Please read the  current  issue of  the Wiley Way ;  please stop by throughout the summer for updates.  This issue includes the SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST FOR NEXT YEAR.

As always, thank you for all you do to help make Wiley the awesome school community that it is!  Working together, we will continue to accomplish great things!

Mrs. Merivirta

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Our Mission
The mission of our school is to create and maintain an environment that ensures that every member of the school community reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by local, state and national standards. We commit to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome.

Our Philosophy
We the staff, students, and community of Wiley strive to develop the whole person who grows academically, socially, and emotionally in an environment that encourages life-long learning and productive living.

“Summer slide” is a true phenomenon. Summer slide is when students lose some of the academic gains they made during the previous school year, from lack of practice during the summer months. Read on to find out how to stop the summer slide from happening with your child in reading! 

Six books to summer success: Research shows that reading and rereading at least six books during the summer may keep a reader from falling behind. When choosing the six books, be sure that they are just right — not too hard and not too easy.
How do you choose the books….Take advantage of your local library. Ask for help selecting books that match your child's age, interests, and abilities. Libraries often run summer reading programs that motivate kids to read, so find out what's available in your area. Also check booklists for recommendations.

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.