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It's a positive sign for Burr students
06/07/2019
Students line the road to spread a message of kindness
History Comes to Life!
04/22/2019
Burr students hold wax museum
Bulldog Parent Corner
12/05/2018
Why teaching children empathy is more important than ever?
UCS Update - August 18, 2019
08/18/2019
Latest News from across UCS
UCS, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 22
08/14/2019
Portion of ticket will go to support school safety initiatives in UCS
Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
08/12/2019
UCS is the only public K-12 school district to earn the recognition

Principal's Message

With just a week left of the school year, Burr Bulldogs are gearing up to sprint through the year-end finish line; no holding back! The rigor and pace of learning will continue to be strong right through June 14th; no time for spring fever! Thank you parents for continuing to check student backpacks and agenda books daily, reinforce reading and math skills, as well daily homework routines. Together we will finish strong as we head into the summer months. Thank you for your partnership this school year. It continues to be a wonderful journey!

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