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

  • Happy December!

    This past month our classroom teachers, along with our learning center teachers, met and discussed the progress that our students have made over the past 5 weeks.  We looked at classroom data, identified needs within our building, celebrated success, and discussed implementing strategies such as kindergarten interactive math notebooks, 1st grade station menu choices, 5th grade guided reading schedules, and more!

    We welcome Ms. Perschietti as our long term substitute literacy consultant.  She most recently was our guest teacher in Mrs. Kostrezba's kindergarten class.  She will be supporting our building by working with small groups of students who need additional opportunities to practice literacy/comprehension skills. 

    At our school improvement meeting staff members offered input on forming a Student Advisory Committee, discussed assembly procedures and possible professional development opportunities, and gave suggestions on beginning a building wide parent volunteer component to help work on skills/strategies that are a part of our school improvement plan.  Look for more information to come before the end of the 2nd marking period!

    Be sure to check out our newsletter for more news and information:   http://havel.uticak12.org/havel-hawkline

    Finally, congratulations to Victoria K. and Haylie P. our Havel artists of the month!  Mr. Pangborn has framed their artwork and displayed it outside of the art room.  Their picture has been posted to our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HavelElementary?ref=hl 

    Have a wonderful week!

    Mrs. Barel


    9th- Family Fitness Night 7:00 pm

    11th- Progress Reports Sent Home & Santa Shop

    12th- HVL Movie Night 6:30

    16th- Family Fitness Night 7:00 pm

    18th- 5th & 6th Grade Spelling Bee

    Bagel Sale $1.00 per bagel & $.50 for cream cheese

    19th- HVL Babysitting Night 6:30-8:30

    December 24th-January 4th No School- Holiday Break



    5th- School Resumes

    8th- HVL Meeting

    15th- ½ day 12:04 Dismissal

    16th- ½ day 12:04 Dismissal

    19th- No School

    27th- Report Cards Sent Home

    Posted Dec 8, 2014, 8:19 PM by David Jacquemotte
  • Principal's Message
    Dear Havel Families,

    The holiday season of giving and thankfulness is upon us, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff at Havel. This is such a hard working group of educators who put the needs of our students first, and work tirelessly to provide our children with engaging learning experiences that challenge them yet meet their unique educational needs. We are blessed with our wonderful support staff, including our office staff, custodians, lunch supervisors, and paraprofessionals who provide their services for our staff and students to make our mission of educating our children possible. I am very thankful for our Havel families that provide support for our students at school through volunteer efforts, as well as assisting at home with homework and reading to your children at home. Most of all, I am grateful that I have the chance to work with all of our students. What a rewarding experience it is to be the principal of Havel Elementary!

    During this month the world is gearing up to celebrate a variety of holidays. No matter which of the holidays you observe, they all present a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family members. I can’t imagine a greater gift than spending special time with those you love the most!!! I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful holiday season from all of us at Havel!!!


    Mrs. Barel
    Havel Elementary Principal

    Posted Dec 4, 2014, 9:29 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