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

    What a busy week here at Havel!


    Our kindergarten classes had a visit from the Sterling Heights Fire Department and learned about fire safety from the experts!


    During common sense digital media week our morning announcement crew shared digital safety as a part of their daily message to the school. 

    Their focus was  staying safe on the internet and understanding what is personal and private information.  Today's song was PAUSE. THINK ABOUT IT.   Here is the link:



    Mrs. Gawthrop, Mrs. Jaracz, and Ms. Guzdziol’s students were able to meet Local 4’s Lauren Podell as she shared a message of how important it is to set goals and to work hard!

    Our Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers were subbed out to partake in a professional learning community within our UCS district.   They were able to discuss the blended learning model, strategies, various ways to meet our students’ needs, and much more with their colleagues from across the district.


    Our 1st-6th grade students experienced the democratic process first hand by listing to students who running for student council give their election speeches and then were able to vote electronically for each position. 

    Congratulations to:

    President- Max Westerlund

    Vice President- Joshua Sheets

    Secretary- Joshua Dalka

    Treasurer- Ella Krause


    Our Fun Run donations keep coming in!  The students seem motivated to raise $150.00 for an opportunity to throw a pie in a teachers face!  Any students who have turned in their donations of $50.00 or more by Monday, October 27th will receive a fun run shirt to wear the day of our event.   We will be collecting donations through November 5th, and any students reaching that total of $50.00 or more will receive a shirt, however we won’t be able to guarantee it will be printed and ready in time for the fun run!


    Coming up:

    October 27th- 1st Grade Parent Coffee Chat 9:15-10:00

    October 28th- Hungry Howies Restaurant Night

    October 31st- 10:30 Halloween Parade & 12:04 Dismissal

    Mrs. Barel
    Havel Principal

    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 7:39 AM 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