Utica Community Schools is committed to promoting the safe and effective use of technology. Through our district’s K-12 digital citizenship initiatives, we are providing students with information that promotes the proper use of digital content and tools.  

A tool that families can use to help protect their children is the Michigan Child Protection Registry. This free service from the State of Michigan protects children’s e-mail, cell phone numbers and Instant Messaging addresses from receiving inappropriate, adult-themed material.

The registry can be accessed by visiting www.protectMICHild.com. In addition, parents can click on the Protect MI Child icon, which will soon appear on the district and school Web sites for direct access to the registry.

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

  • Week of January 19th in Review

    Hello Havel Families,  

    As I reflect on this past week at Havel, I have to tell you that I continue to be amazed and awed by the amazing staff that teacher our children.  Since we are ½ way through the school year,  I am meeting with each teacher individually to discuss the goals that they had set for their students, where they see their class as a whole, how individual students are performing within the curriculum, things they want to change, things they love, and things they need an opportunity to grow on professionally.  As I sit and listen to them reflect, they speak about your child as if he/she is their own child.  They know the students, their likes/dislikes, challenges, opportunities, personalities, if they buy breakfast in the morning, who their siblings are, what their interests are, and more!  Their commitment to your child’s success is apparent not only by what I see daily happening in the classrooms, but by how they care for, know, believe, challenge, and hope for each and every student in their class.  We are truly a family here at Havel and I am proud Havel Hawk. 

    This past week our staff had their final professional development training on the strategy of Thinking Maps.  Our Math Moms program began this week, assisting students in multiplication fluency in the 3rd-6th grades.  A huge thank you to Mrs. Landy, Mrs. Allen, and Ms. Lauren for volunteering to work with our students twice a week!  I am in need of volunteers for K-2 math moms, so if you are interested in lending a helping hand and working with a small group of children, please let me know.

    I am excited to announce that I have begun a Principal’s Advisory Council.  Each classroom teacher grades 3rd-6th selected a student to participate in my council.  Their responsibilities include providing feedback to me in all areas of the school, to represent all students here at Havel, and to help initiate positive changes within our school community.  Once all permission slips have been returned, I will be announcing the names of the members of my council and setting up meeting dates. 

    Finally, parents of children in 2nd or 3rd grade please join me for a coffee chat on Wednesday, January 28th at 9:15 am in the Media Center. 

    Have a wonderful week!
    Mrs. Barel


    Coming up:


    27th- Report Cards Sent Home
    28th- Coffee Chat with Mrs. Barel 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents 9:15-10:00
    29th- Bagel Day (plain and cinnamon/sugar)


    5th- 2nd Quarter Conferences
    11th- Count Day
    16th-20th Mid-Winter Break
    24th- 5th/6th Grade Growth and Development Lesson


    3rd- ½ Day of school 12:04 dismissal
    18th- Kindergarten Open House
    Posted by David Jacquemotte
  • Week In Review

    Havel Top 10:

    1. Our 5th grade National Elementary Honor Society students had their induction ceremony this past Monday.  Congratulations to the 32 new members!
    2. NWEA testing continued in all classrooms.
    3. Chuckie Cheese Restaurant night was a success.  Thank you to Mrs. Krause for planning this event.
    4. Bagel day was a huge hit!  Thank you to Mrs. Allen for organizing this for our students.
    5. Our teachers attended a school improvement meeting where they took a sample of the M-Step State Assessment. (This is the new State Assessment that replaces the MEAP) As teams our teachers collaborated and discussed the format of the assessment, what our students would need to know in order to maneuver through the test, the content of the assessment, and what our next steps need to be in order to ensure that our students are prepared for this new testing format.
    6. Ski Club had another successful night on the slopes!  Please contact Mrs. Horne if you are interested in learning more about ski club.(Cori.Horne@uticak12.org)
    7. I will be hosting a coffee chat for 2nd and 3rd Grade parents on January28th from 9:15-10:00 in the Media Center. See you there!
    8. March 3rd, NOT March 10th will be a ½ day of school.  Please note this change on your calendar.
    9. We are in need to lunch supervisors.  Please contact Mrs. Dalka or Mrs. Swoveland for more information.  (586) 797-5200
    10. Have a wonderful week! -- Mrs. Barel
    Posted Jan 19, 2015, 7:50 PM by David Jacquemotte
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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