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Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
02/07/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Our All Stars!
11/15/2019
Students recognized for making appropriate choices
Sixth grader pictures a world committed to the environment
09/13/2019
Wiley student's poster earns first place in statewide service competition
UCS honors more than 20 years of dedicated service with Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Stuides
04/29/2021
Ceremony dedicates recent name change for district IB program
Scholarship will help Henry Ford II senior bring a smile to others
04/27/2021
Henry Ford II senior was recently awarded the Michigan Career Placement Association Student Scholarship program’s work-based learning scholarship
Retired UCS teacher selected for inaugural directors’ band at Rose Bowl parade
04/23/2021
Jeffrey Groth among 260 directors performing on New Year's Day 2022

From The Principal

Dear Wiley Families,

I hope this finds you well.

It has been exciting to have students back in the building nearly full time!  Students are adjusting to all of the new guidelines and expectations within the classrooms, lunchroom,  school bus and playground.  It is very important that all students and parents coming onto school property wear a mask and wear it properly.  It is essential that every parent complete the screener prior to sending their child(ren) to school each and every day;  the health and well being of our entire school community depends on each of us doing our part.

Hopefully you and your family are enjoying our school wide  book read, The World According to Humphrey, as well as the MIRM daily activities.  Modeling and sharing reading is powerful in helping to foster a love of learning.

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend our virtual Kindergarten Open House.  If you were unable to, you will find a link to the presentation in the current Wiley Way.

April 1st marks the end of the third marking period.  Please encourage your child to stay engaged, complete assignments and do their personal best!

To read the current edition of the Wiley Way, please click  here.
  
As always, thank you for all you do to help support your child and the Wiley school community. We truly appreciate your support; we could not do it without you!


Sincerely,
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 scholastic.com 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.