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Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
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 Wellness makes (sound)waves with new podcast series
Second UCS podcast now available
UCS senior plays in the 2022 All-America Football Game
Henry Ford II High School represented at the 2022 Under Armour All-America game.
Utica Community Schools art teacher to receive the Inspiring Educator Award
Davis Junior High art teacher will be recognized at the 2022 Michigan Thumb Region Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony in partnership with the DIA.

From The Principal

Dear Wiley Families,

I hope this finds you well. Excitement for the holidays is definitely in the air! Thank you to all of the families who have already donated toys for our Toys for Tots Collection (which ends on Thursday, December 9th) and/or our food collection, which runs through Friday, December 17th.  We appreciate your generosity and encourage you to donate if you have not already done so.   Going along with our school book, Ways to Make Sunshine, these two projects lend themselves to helping our students understand how their acts of kindness, even to strangers, can make a difference in someone's life.

Please read the  current  issue of the  Wiley Way to learn more about upcoming events/opportunities, as well as important building and district information.  To help us understand our similarities and differences, we are also sharing stories about how various peoples celebrate the holidays.  We hope that you will share these stories with your child(ren), helping them to learn about others and be open minded.

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

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.