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Upcoming events at Ebeling
Ebeling will have a busy spring!
Ready, Set, Blitz
Academic Blitz set for January 9
Halloween Celebration
Information on our October 31 event
Four UCS students earn top national scholastic arts honors
Students earn top awards at Scholastic Arts Competition
UCS senior receives more than $1 million college scholarship offers
Ford II senior gets offers from more than 20 colleges and universities
From The Principal


As we continue into the second half of our school year, many activities and events fill our days with learning and opportunities for growth. A positive attitude with the right emphasis on effort and learning as the objective, versus any specific grade, makes a successful student. It’s not always the naturally gifted child who gets all “A’s” who goes on to do great things. Often, it’s the student who understands that continuous learning and sustained effort are keys to lifelong success. Through hard work and effort, students begin not only to realize their potential, but gain respect for the grades that they earn.

I look forward to observing the continual growth of your children. Great gains have been made on multiple levels here at Ebeling. In the areas of academics, our performance continues to be a point of pride within the Utica Community Schools. I have been reviewing and analyzing data and data sources, and our exemplary teaching staff has been utilizing this data to help drive instruction for each child so that individual gains can be made. Teachers continue to grow their skills as well, with continued trainings and workshops focused on our new math series, Math Expressions and professional development sessions focused on K-3 literacy. All indicators show that your children are making strides towards academic success.

Your Proud Principal,

Denise M. Bailey

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.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars with these important dates and let us know if your email address has changed. We want to ensure that all parents are receiving our electronic messages to stay better informed of upcoming dates and events.

School Begins
September 3, 2019

Back To School Picnic
September 27, 2019 (5:00-8:00 PM)



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.

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