Kristina Barel, Principal

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate students promote life long learning and encourage students to become productive citizens within a positive and safe learning environment.

District Goal

By 2014, all students in the Utica Community Schools will meet or exceed proficiency standards in English language arts (reading and writing), math, science, social studies, fine arts, and career and technical education, as defined by national, state, and UCS standards.

Havel Goals
  • Increase the number of students who score proficient (levels 4, 5, or 6 on the district 6 point writing rubric) in the area of content and ideas.
  • Increase the number of students scoring at proficient on MEAP and district math assessments.

News and Announcements

  • Principal's Message

    Dear Havel Families,

    I was so pleased to see so many of you at our Open House on Thursday, September 4th. It is hard to believe it was almost a month ago! The first month of school was very busy for our Havel Hawks. Teachers have been gathering data that will as-sist them in driving and planning their instruction. You may have heard your child come home and tell you that they took the NWEA assessment, or that they took a test on the computer. This test is nationally normed, which means it compares each student to all students who test at the same grade level throughout the coun-try. This test measures their ability in the areas of reading and mathematics for grades Kindergarten through 2nd, and reading, language usage, mathematics, and science for grades 3rd through 6th. The NWEA will be given again in January and for a third time in May to see if students are meeting their projected learning goals. Check with your child’s teacher to learn more about how your student is doing on the NWEA.

    We are already ½ way through the first marking period of the new school year. Please check PowerSchool regularly to see the progress of your student in grades 3rd through 6th. If you need your child’s PowerSchool information, please contact the main office. You will need to come in person to pick up student codes, as per district policy. As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

    Enjoy the fall weather with your children. We are so fortunate that we can enjoy outdoor activities in the evenings and on the weekends. My family and I have been riding bikes, taking walks and playing outside on the evenings when there isn’t soccer or dance practice. They grow up so fast and we need to remember to slow down and enjoy them while they are young!


    Kristina Barel

    Havel Elementary Principal

    Posted Oct 6, 2014, 7:45 AM by David Jacquemotte
  • School Supply List
    Please review the new School Supplies List for information regarding suggested school supplies your students may need.
    Posted Aug 7, 2014, 12:38 PM by Larry Bullock
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Upcoming Events 
Refer to the full Calendar of Events for more things coming up for Havel Elementary.

Class in 
9:00am - 3:50pm
41855 Schoenherr 
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
All visitors must check in at the office.

Phone Numbers
(586) 797-5200
(586) 797-5299
(586) 797-5201
Latchkey (7am-6pm)
(586) 797-5250
HVL Line
(586) 797-5207