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From The Principal

Dear Wiley Families,

I hope this finds you well.

It is hard to believe that March is already here!  With weather changing on a daily basis, please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately.

There are many exciting things happening at Wiley!  We have kicked off our March is Reading Month activities with a special ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK project.  Every family has received a copy of a short novel that we will be reading throughout the month.  This will provide opportunity for your entire family to share a book and foster the love of reading for enjoyment.  Additionally, there are many activities planned throughout the month to promote reading.  Enjoy your time together.

Later in the month we will be welcoming new families to Wiley as we present a virtual Kindergarten Open House ~ details to follow.

Students and families are encouraged to attend the Pathways to Success event that will be held on March 4th; this event provides families with information regarding the various programs and learning opportunities available to Utica students. 

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.