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Our All Stars!
Students recognized for making appropriate choices
Sixth grader pictures a world committed to the environment
Wiley student's poster earns first place in statewide service competition
UCS student shows what it means to be a team player
Student supports football team effort to remember their friend
Registration for UCS Virtual Academy now open for limited time
Registration now open until August 14
Utica Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns Announces Retirement
After 14 years, Dr. Johns plans transition
UCS grad among 15 statewide to receive new merit scholarship award
Henry Ford II grad earns college-based merit scholarship

From The Principal

Hello Wiley Families ~

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for another incredible year!  Although it did not end in the traditional manner, we finished up on a very positive note!

Students and parents worked hard to engage and complete work on Schoology.  Our 6th graders are officially moving on to Eppler.  Construction is well underway for our secure entrance as well as renovating bathrooms.

Of even greater significance is that Wiley was identified as a REWARD SCHOOL.  Wiley received grades of all A's and B's in the areas of  Proficiency (on  Math and ELA testing- rating A),  Growth (students on track to reach or maintain proficiency within 3 years - rating A),  English Language Progress  (rate of our English Langauge Learners proficient or on their way to proficiency in ELA - rating B),  Performance Among Peers (Wiley students performance in relation to students in schools of similar backgrounds - rating B), and Student Subgroup Performance ( comparison of this school's subgroup proficiency in relation to state wide subgroup proficiency - rating SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE AVERAGE).  Congratulations to the students and staff for their hard work and dedication to learning.  We are so proud of each and everyone of you!

With that being said, please encourage your child to use their skills over the summer ~ read for enjoyment, write letters and cards to family members, use math skills everyday, explore and question the world around.  Learning is a life-long endeavor ~ enjoy the journey with your child!  Don't forget, students have access to Schoology courses throughout June and July!

The calendar is set for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year; we will begin before Labor Day, on Tuesday, September 1st.  Although we do not yet know what the school day will look like, we are anxious to welcome you back in the fall.

Until then, please be safe, stay healthy, enjoy the little gems each day brings, and take care of one another.

If you  have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me @


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

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.