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From The Principal

Greetings Graebner Families,

In every classroom at Graebner, you will see a set of K.E.Y.S. that include:

            K – Keeping Graebner Safe!

            E – Everyone speaks and acts kindly

            Y – You are in charge of you

            S – Show respect

We are rewarding our students with K.E.Y.S. tickets who demonstrate their K.E.Y.S. while at school. If we catch a student doing a phenomenal job representing the K.E.Y.S., a staff member can/will recognize the great behavior by giving the child a K.E.Y.S. ticket.  The students collect the tickets in their classroom and can use their tickets to purchase gifts/prizes. 

By having high expectations for our children and rewarding them for positive behavior, we anticipate that there will be a correlation in their academic success as well.

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:

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