School NewsDistrict News

Kaleidoscope Winner
01/08/2018
Congratulations Camille Perez
PBIS comes to Burr
11/27/2017
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) creates a positive learning environment
Our Little House gets some big help
10/17/2017
Little school house restored using original bricks from Burr family home
UCS hosts region's largest Lego Robotics tournament November 17
11/13/2018
ThunderQuest is open to the public
Henry Ford II students applaud community heroes at annual veterans celebration
11/12/2018
Annual veterans celebration gives students an opportunity to honor local heroes
Graduation dates, times and location set for Utica Community Schools comprehensive high schools
11/12/2018
Graduation set for the "O'rena" at Oakland University

Principal's Message

On Wednesday, October 31, we will celebrate our annual costume parade in the morning. We have a half day of school on Halloween with a 12:04 dismissal. Our school-wide parade will go around the play-ground (weather permit-ting) or throughout the building, which will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Parents are welcome to watch the parade on route as we would love
some parents to join us. Please sign in at the main office and wear a visitor badge.

Student costumes may have to be slightly modified for school as no full face painting or masks are allowed in school for safety rea-sons. Students are not allowed to bring toy daggers, swords, pitch-forks, and other sharp objects or weapons to school as part of their costume. For safety reasons, they will not be allowed to carry props in the parade.
 

Burr Elementary Mission Statement

At Burr Elementary School, educational success depends on the combined efforts of all students, parents, staff and community.
We work together
to educate and challenge our children to meet their individual needs and goals. As a community, we will teach respect for uniqueness of self and the diversity of others.

The Academic Goals for the 2015-2016 School Year will continue to be:

1. Increase the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in mathematics as measured by the district assessments and M-Step

2. Increase student's reading achievement in Kindergarten through 6th Grade

3. Increase student's writing scores on the district wide writing assessment

4. Increasing the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in social studies and science

Conferences

At Burr Elementary, our children take responsibility for their learning and are equal partners in their learning with their parents and teachers. These conferences help establish communication between all the stakeholders: parent/guardian, student, and the teacher. A final benefit of Parent/STUDENT/Teacher conferences is the collaboration that emerges. At the conference, everyone shares ideas so that the final goals are the product of a three-way discussion. This is a true partnership between home and school that ensures a child’s academic success.
For the last 5 years, we had 100% participation at our Burr Elementary Fall Parent/STUDENT/teacher conferences. It is imperative that all our stakeholders are all on the same page. Please make sure that your child attends the conference.

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link