School NewsDistrict News

Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Studies honors service of long-time UCS Board member
Mrs. Klida honored for more lifetime of service to UCS community
District Survey
Grant supports UCS taxpayers by accelerating bond issue’s bus replacement program
Grant will expedite the replacement of 30 buses that have been certified by EPA certified to improve air quality.
Reflecting on the past school year, I can't believe how much we have overcome. Our Crissman teachers were AMAZING as they quickly learned a new online program, created lessons for students to use in that platform, and taught students how to use Schoology through virtual meetings and help sessions. Crissman parents were AMAZING as they developed at home schedules to help with online learning while managing their own work from home and everything else

Now we look to next fall and the future.As recommendations develop and plans are shared by the state, UCS will communicate plans for school in the fall to parents and community. Even if a plan were to be shared today, it would most likely change before August. I know how hard it is to plan ahead when we do not know what the future brings.

As soon as we can share information, it will be shared throughout the district and by Crissman Elementary. Discussions are underway as we work to find a solution for education that will meet all our students' needs while also following health guidelines for the safety of all students, staff, and community members.

Have a wonderful summer! Look for the continued communication through email and Crissman/UCS Facebook pages as updates become available. 

Happy Summer Crissman Cougars!
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.

Celebration and Graduation

Kindergarten Celebration- June 13th in the am

6th Grade Graduation - June 14th in the am

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.