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UCS Update - May 18
Latest update from UCS


Anyone interested in some tech fun this summer, there are a ton of classes available for students ages 10-13 through the MISD. Our very own Mrs. Conley is teaching a few of them! Please see the flyer below for information!

SUMMER BOGO BOOK FAIR May 29-June 1st During ISM Class Time.
To sign up to Volunteer Click here!

3rd, 4th, 5th  & 6th Grade Parents:  M-STEP testing ends next week. Please see the schedule for testing below. Please help your child be successful in their testing experience by:

  • Making sure students get a good night's sleep each night before testing. 
  • Provide your child a good breakfast, or have breakfast at Crissman in the morning. Something with protein will help your child keep their energy and focus during testing. 
  • Make sure your child arrives to school on time. Students who arrive after the testing directions have been read and testing has started will NOT be allowed into their classroom until testing is completed for the day. They will need to make up the test on a make-up day.  
  • Allowing your child to remain at school throughout the testing day. If a child is pulled out of testing for an early release, they will need to finish the test on a make-up day.  

4th Grade Testing Dates

Thursday, May 3- Mathematics

Thursday, May 10- English Language Arts *Headphones are required for this test. Students may bring their own headphones or earbuds to use during testing. Headphones will be provided to any student who needs them for testing.  


The mission of Crissman Elementary School, in partnership with parents and the community, is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment that fosters academic excellence and recognizes individual uniqueness. We will strive to prepare students for their future in an ever changing world.

Kindergarten Open House on March 14th at Crissman Elementary.

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

Student achievement in the district outpace 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