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What's Happening in the D - December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018 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.
UCS high school band earns prestigious invitation to state arts conference
UCS group invited to perform at event for second straight year
High school students share their UCS experiences, thoughts to Board members
Students from each high school meet with board members, central administration
December 2018 Focus For the Community
Latest community newsletter now available

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,

When I'm reading for enjoyment, I read things about school, education, learning, children, thinking... you get the picture. :) Recently, I came across this "open letter" to parents on a teacher's blog.

When students make a mistake and it affects another student, there are times when parents of the other student ask about the student who made the first mistake. I cannot share the consequences that the student receives or other personal information.

When I came across this "open letter", I thought it would be a good message to send out, I found it thought provoking.

Please take a moment to click below.

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