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

  • Principal's Message
    Dear Havel Families,

    Spring has sprung and the final full month of this school year is already here!  During May, students will be completing their grade level curriculum content as well as taking end of the year assessments. These assessments provide information about each student and their understanding of the grade level standards. In addition, this data provides us with class and grade level proficiency information. Teachers use this information to plan instruction as well as assist students with individual goals and learning targets.

    I would like to take a moment to thank our Havel Volunteers for all of their support this year. Through their efforts, we are able to provide funding for so many special events, including field trips, assemblies, field day, and student academic clubs that would not be possible without the support of the HVL. I encourage all of our families to get involved with the parent group and volunteer your time to help continue the long-standing tradition of collaboration among our staff and families. We know that it truly "takes a village" to raise and educate our children and we need your support in order for us to be successful.

    This year we will be providing students with a summer reading and math incentive. Research shows that students who do not practice reading and math during the summer, frequently demonstrate skill regression in the fall. All students will have the opportunity to participate in this program to maintain their reading and math skills. More information for this learning opportunity will be coming from our Literacy Consulant, Mrs. Gabriel, within the next few weeks.

    May is a beautiful month. Please enjoy the long awaited season of spring!

    Mrs. Barel
    Posted May 17, 2015, 2:10 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • Weekly Update...

    Spring fever is in the air at Havel!!!  Our teachers have had discussions with their class on how very important the end of the school year is.   We want to give our best effort on our tasks all the way to the end.  With one more marking period to go and any encouragement from home would be greatly appreciated!! 


    Mrs. Langlois is in need of volunteers for field day.  The morning session will be from K-3rd grades and runs from 9:00-11:30.  The afternoon is for 4th-6th grades and will be from 1:00-3:30.  Please email her at roberta.langlois@uticak12.org if you can help.  Thank you!


    I have had many inquiries regarding teacher requests for next year.  Parent input is one of the many important factors that we consider when looking at moving a student to a new grade level.

    • Your request must be in writing via email or paper copy and the educational environment (not a specific teacher name) is to be defined.

    • Below are some suggested guidelines to help you format your letter:

      • Start by stating your child's current grade level and teacher. 

      • Write about your child's strengths - academic and social. 

      • Write about your concerns for your child.  This should include any special needs or personality traits that may need extra attention. 

      • Write about the type of classroom and/or teacher traits that you feel your child would do best with.  (Again, please did not include a teacher name in this letter.)

      • The cut-off date for requests is Wednesday, May 27th.

        Please note that writing a request is not a guarantee as many factors are considered when looking at classroom placements.  In addition we will have some grade level teacher changes next year.  If you request a specific teacher who is not in that grade level instead of describing the environment and type of learner that your child is, the classroom teacher will use their professional discretion as to what placement would be best for your child. 


        Dates to know:

        May 12th- HVL Breakfast with a special person A-L & Running Club

        May 13th- HVL Breakfast with a special person M-Z

        May 14th- Progress reports sent home & 3rd Grade Zoo Trip

        May 15th- Kindergarten Field Trip

        May 21st- Rink Night 6:00-8:00

        May 22nd- May 25th No School

        May 29th- Field Day- Volunteers needed

        June 3rd- 2nd Grade Field Trip

        June 12th- Last day of school 12:04 dismissal & 6th grade graduation  

    Mrs. Barel

    Posted May 12, 2015, 12:27 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