School NewsDistrict News

Music Notes
11/21/2017
Update from Mrs. Rosso
Parent Teacher Conferences
11/09/2017
Conferences set for November 15 and 16
Walk to School Day
10/04/2017
Students celebrate the benefits of walking
Driving Success!
11/26/2017
UCS driver earns top safety awards
UCS student builds bridges
11/17/2017
Senior Quinn Rylander clears path, rebuilds bridge connecting school to River Bends Park
UCS teams earn top honors at annual ThunderQuest
11/16/2017
Five out of eight state-bound regional teams belong to UCS

From The Principal

November is a festive and exciting time for our students, teachers and family members! Our teachers are incorporating more strategies to assist our students in all core academic areas. Please reinforce our expectations that all students are asked to come prepared to learn each and every day and focused to receive quality instruction from their teachers. Please check your child's Friday folder to examine progress in each content area. Also, remember to read to them and with them every day to support their efforts here at school. 

The staff of Graebner Elementary School, within an ordered, nurturing environment, defines its mission as follows: to teach children to learn academic and social skills in a positive and cooperative manner and to enhance self esteem, so as to prepare children to become contributing, successful members of society.

Electronic Report Cards

Graebner Elementary offers parents two easy ways to electronically access your student’s semester grades through a secure system.  These options will allow parents to view semester grades and attendance as soon as the information becomes available:

  • PowerSchool - PowerSchool allows you to view semester grades and attendance. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to the end of the marking period. The report cards will be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account.
  • SchoolMessenger - As an added featured, the system we use to communicate with you through automated e-mails and phone messages also provides parents a secure way to manage and receive information.  This registration process will also allow you to set your preferred method of notifications for emergencies and school notices. Parents must first have a PowerSchool account to register for this system.

Our school no longer automatically prints and mails report cards to parents. Printed report cards are available by requesting one from our school office. 

More information on how to register for secure accounts is available at: http://uticak12.org/studentinfocenter


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 and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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