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UCS students have unique chance to learn about snowboarding career from international experts
Students travel to Vermont to see career in action at Burton Snowboarding
Expanded UCS ThunderQuest storms into Henry Ford II High School on November 16
Largest regional lego robotics tournament set for Saturday
West Utica celebrates nation's veterans at annual assembly
Veterans honored in speeches and songs

October 18

We are still in need of donations! PTA is asking for a $50 donation from each child.  You can create an individual donation campaign page! Please log in and register your family and student(s) on the site ( With your registration, an individual campaign page will be created for your student(s). 


Since MembershipToolKit is official system for tracking donations, even if you do not intend to send the link to family and friends, we need the page created to track previous donations for student and classroom prizes. We will transfer those donations to their campaign page to be included in the total for your student(s) and their classroom(s).



If you have any questions, please reach out to us at We'll get back to you right away. We greatly appreciate your assistance.



HOORAY!! It is Digital Citizenship week!! Click here to find out all about it!! 

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.