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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
Band-A-Rama 2022
Join the bands! UCS high schools sponsor annual Band-A-Rama celebration
UCS teacher conquers Ironman Triathlon
"Anything is possible!"

From The Principal

Hello Wiley Families,

School is well under way!  Routines are in place, learning is happening all around, it seems as though we were never gone!

Please be sure to read the newest edition of the newsletter  as it contains a lot of important information.  You can read it here: Wiley Way

Attendance matters .  We need your help in ensuring that your child is here each and every day, ready to learn.  Of course, if they are ill, please keep them home for the health and well being of others.  It is important that they arrive on time and do not leave early; these small pockets of time result in loss of learning as well as important social and emotional well-being opportunities.   If we can be of help in any way, please let us know.

 As always, thank you for all you do to help make Wiley such a wonderful school community.   Working together, we will continue to accomplish great things!

Mrs. Merivirta

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

Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.

UCS Mission

Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all