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

  • March News

    Havel Families,

    I hope you are keeping warm with these frigid temps! 

    As we set our sights on spring, we look to celebrate March is Reading month and our school calendar here at Havel is filling up with opportunities for parents, students, and the community to get involved. 

    Please take a moment and look at the dates below! 

    **Attention parents of incoming kindergarteners, we are having our Open House Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm.  If you have a child that you need to register for kindergarten please call the office to request a registration packet be sent home with your current Havel student.  586-797-5200

    **The yearbook order deadline has been extended until Friday, March 6th.  If you need an additional order form please contact our office!

    ** March 11th is our building art show, gizmo game night, and book swap from 6:00-7:00.  Stop by and see the beautiful artwork on display, have a chance to play some great learning games with Havel teachers, and swap out an old book for a “new” one!


    Other dates to know:

    2nd- Wear Red and White for Dr. Seuss Birthday Today

    5th- Storyteller Assembly- Wear Red Today
    5th- HVL Meeting

    6th- Super Heroes Read- Wear A Shirt With Words

    13th- Digital Learning Day

    17th-21st Book Fair in the Media Center

    17th- Wear Green

    19th- Talent Show   

    20th- Flower Power- Dress like a hippie today

    24th- M-Step Parent Information Night

    25th- Rink Night

    26th- Math O Comp

    27th- Detroit Tigers Spirit Day

    31st- Drumming Ensemble

    Have a wonderful day!

    Mrs. Barel

    Posted Mar 1, 2015, 12:11 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • M-STEP News

    Dear Havel Families,

    I want to keep you updated on Michigan’s statewide assessment for the spring of 2015. The Michigan Department of Education updated the assessment system and re-placed the 44 year old MEAP test with Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). This new assessment will be online, aligned to the state standards, has added a writing component to all 3rd-6th grades, and has increased the number of constructed response test questions.

    All students in grades 3 – 6 will take a Mathematics and an ELA (reading & writing) assessment this spring. The M-STEP English language arts and mathematics portion of the assessment will include an Online Test, a Classroom Activity, and Performance Task (PT). The purpose of the Classroom Activity is to expose students to the context and vocabulary of the Performance Task and will include a lesson delivered by a classroom teacher. The Performance Task is a multi-item task administered online. Students are presented with several stimuli, and will respond to technology enhanced items, short constructed response and extended constructed response items.

    The ELA performance task involves students reading 2-5 pieces of resource material, answering 3-5 questions, and then writing a full length essay using the resource material. The Mathematics performance task involves students constructing numerical responses as well as written responses to explain their answers.

    To help students transition to the new M-STEP assessments, students in grades 3 – 6 will begin looking at the navigation tools and features of the online assessment engine to become familiar with the technology-enhanced item types that they are likely to see on the ELA and Mathematics assessments. Teachers will also be providing students with guided practice on grade level sample items so students are familiar with the assessment content for ELA and Mathematics. The Science and Social Stu-dents assessments will look familiar to them with multiple choice questions.

    I would like to invite you to an M-Step Parent information meeting Monday, March 24th here at Havel.  We will be offering 3rd-6th grade parents the opportunity to experience a sample of the classroom activity and on line questions from the assessment.  A flyer and additional information will be coming home next week.  If you are interested in looking at sample questions follow this link: http://aware.22itrig.org/ . The testing window dates are below, however, I am still working on the exact testing dates within the window. If you have any questions please call me at 797-5200.

    The M-STEP testing window is as follows:

    Grade 5: April 13, 2015-May 1, 2015

    Grade 4: April 27, 2015-May 15, 2015

    Grades 3/6: May 18, 2015-June 1, 2015

    Posted Mar 1, 2015, 12:05 PM by David Jacquemotte
Showing posts 1 - 2 of 2. View more »

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