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

  • Havel Happenings!

    Havel Families,

    The month of April has flown by and our school has had a very busy month! 

    Below are just some of the many happenings here at Havel

    We were awarded Green School Status!!

    Our 5th grade students successfully completed the M-Step assessment and our 4th graders have finished the math component of the test.

    We continue to practice our safety drills including having a lockdown drill during lunch/recess.  A representative from the administrative service center observed the drill and complimented our lunch moms, students, and staff for a job well done.

    Our HVL hosted a successful daddy daughter dance with over 125 people in attendance!

    Homework club continues to be a great tool for our students who need more support.  Homework club is offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00-8:50 am.

    Our running club has over 60 students and is meeting on Tuesdays.  (registration is closed for this program)

    As I continue my classroom visits I am seeing teachers and students working in small groups, technology being utilized as a tool to create projects, collaboration, differentiation of instruction, the use of interactive notebooks, and more.  I am very impressed with the conversation and questions that I am hearing from our students as they facilitate their learning and work with one another in various settings.

    A few reminders for our Elementary Parent/Student Handbook:

    If you are dropping your child off to school, supervision begins at 8:50.  Students should not come to school before that time unless enrolled in the SACC program. 

    If you are arriving late to school parents must accompany their student into the office and sign them in.

    If you have an early dismissal your child will be called out of class when you arrive in the building. 

    Looking ahead to May here are some dates you should know:

    9th- Science O Competition

    12th- Breakfast with a special person (Last Names A-L)

    13th- Breakfast with a special person (Last names M-Z)

    14th- Progress Reports Sent Home & HVL Meeting

    22nd-25th- No School- Memorial Day Weekend

    29th- Field Day

    Mrs. Barel

    Posted May 3, 2015, 6:34 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • May 5th...Voting Day

    Havel Families,

    Below is a message in regards to election day on May 5th.

    Mrs. Barel


    State roads proposal on May 5 ballot

    Michigan voters will go to the polls on May 5 to consider a constitutional amendment that has impact on Utica Community Schools and all other statewide school districts and charter academies.

    If approved, Proposal 1 would increase the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent to provide an estimated $1.2 billion annually to improve Michigan roads.

    Passage would also impact education by:

    • Increasing education funding by a projected $300 million annually.

    • Creating a constitutional protection so all revenue in the School Aid Fund would be used to support K-12 schools and community colleges.

    Below for your information is a sample of the ballot question from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Web site.


    PROPOSAL 15-1

    A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.

    The proposed constitutional amendment would:

    • Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.

    • Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).

    • Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges/universities.

    • Give effect to laws, including those that:

      • Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.

      • Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.

      • Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.

        • Increase earned income tax credit.

          Should this proposal be adopted?

          YES [ ]

                                  NO [ ]


    Source: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Official15_1_482602_7.pdf


    Posted Apr 26, 2015, 7:28 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