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UCS Media Specialist one of only 750 educators internationally to earn technology certification
Crissman Media Specialist Courtney Conley earned certification from the International Society for Technology in Education
Patience and grace are so important
UCS Profile: Jozefiak Family
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Let's start this year on a positive note!
UCS Update - December 4
News from across UCS
UCS student musicians hit a high note with All State Band honors
Six students received “All State” honors from the Michigan School and Band Orchestra Association
UCS Counselor among 13 Michigan educators selected for fellowship program
Kimberly Twarowski selected by the Michigan College Access Network for the School Counselor Fellow Program.

The first week of full virtual/remote learning is complete! Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding as we worked through some technical issues and learned some new things in the field of technology. If you are still experiencing issues with your device at home, please reach out to our office at 586-797-4300 so we can troubleshoot and/or swap the defective device if needed.

In the coming weeks, our teachers will be accommodating their day to meet the needs of all our learners. Please be patient as our teachers adjust/modify their schedule to what works best for the class.

It was great to pop into a few LIVE lessons and get to see your kids! The kids are so excited and eager to share their ideas with their teacher and myself:). Just a reminder that proper digital citizenship is large part of the remote/virtual learning. It is important that you remind your child that the device is a "school" device and everything must be school-appropriate. We realize that this is all new for all our kiddos and therefore reminders are always great! Thank you for your support.

Take some time this weekend to enjoy your family! The weather looks amazing and I am sure the cider mills will be very busy!


Mrs. Papastamatis
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.