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What's Happening in the D - April 11, 2019
April 11 2019 edition
SACC Mid-Winter Break Day Camp
SACC Mid-Winter Break Day Camp - Construction Zone
3rd Grade Math Instruction
Third Graders in Mrs. Vachon's class use their "Math Place mats" to solve math problems.
Math tournament adds up to fun for UCS elementary students
Math 24 Tournament brings students together from all schools
UCS teacher honored by Macomb County for helping students reconnect with nature, each other
Dresden teacher selected for Macomb County advocate award
Evening of Excellence supports Utica Community Schools College Culture
Nearly forty seniors awarded academic scholarships at annual partnership event

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,

April bring so many fun activities at DeKeyser Elementary!

A sure sign of Spring is grade level Field Trips. If you have any questions about your child's field trip, please contact your child's teacher, as teachers set up their own field trips.

The weather can be a bit unpredictable, so field trip and recess outerwear can be a bit unpredictable as well!

It may be helpful to pay close attention to the weather forecast daily, as the temperature can fluctuate from day to day. Please send your children with appropriate outerwear for the varying temperatures.

The end of Quarter 3 is Friday, April 12th. Report Cards will be sent home electronically Monday, April 22nd. It always seems that Quarter 4 goes by so quickly! Let's enjoy every day of this school year together!!

With gratitude,

Mary Beth Merlo

Our Mission:
The DeKeyser community provides a safe, learning environment while encouraging academic and personal success through high expectations.

Our Theme:
DeKeyser Elementary School's theme is "Adventures never end!"

  • Blue Ribbon School
  • All day kindergarten
  • Dedicated classrooms for art and music
  • District standardized test scores above county and state averages
  • More than 92 percent of our parents would recommend the district to others
  • School wide off site science experience at camps (K-6)
  • High level of student involvement in school including student led assemblies, student run school store
  • DeKeyser teacher named America's Top Ten Preschool Teacher by Nick Jr. Magazine
  • Collaborative team teaching at all grade levels
  • Active community involvement in extra curricular and academic areas
  • Discovery Science Tech Book Grant
  • Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

  • Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

    Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

    For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link