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Real life visits life skills classrooms
Students interview adults they admire to learn what it takes to be successful
Bemis students represent Michigan in international partnership
Bemis students help kick off the "Year of German-American Friendship."
Bemis teacher explores STEM education at an international level
Mrs. Forsyth one of 15 U.S. educators participating in TOPS program
Davis students put their best foot forward to support “Socktober”
Students collect more than 450 pairs of socks to support local charity
Charity begins at school for UCS students
UCS students support nearly 200 drives this year
UCSI students show elementary students that learning is a wild ride
Trade show markets rides to elementary students

From The Principal

2018 Bond Proposal

The Utica Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously (7-0) in mid-August to place a bond proposal on the November ballot to address safety and security, technology and infrastructure improvements identified through the district’s strategic, long-range facility improvement program.  Voter approval of the bond proposal has been structured to keep the tax rate at or below the current level.  An insert in our newsletter explains the Board's action and outlines the purpose of the bond proposal.  This proposal will impact every UCS student and school.  We will share more about the bond proposal when school opens.  For more information, you can also contact me at or visit

Click here for more UCS Bond Information.

Click here for the 11-19-18 Bemis Bulletin Board

As a reminder I am including the following parking lot procedures for your review.

NEW This School Year!

 Bemis Staff and Student Identification Card Policy

As a component of our school security and safety procedures, we have purchased and issued lanyards to all students in order for them to wear their school identification cards throughout the school day.  The wearing of identification badges provides a professional setting and promotes College and Career Readiness for all students.  Many workplaces, as well as colleges require the wearing of identification badges as well.  Teaching and support staff have been wearing identification badges, while at school for many years.

Our Mission

The mission of Bemis Junior High school is to provide an environment in which students will engage in learning, develop respect, and become life-long learners and positive contributors to society.

The second semester final exams are scheduled for:
Wednesday, June 13: 1st and 2nd hour exams
Thursday, June 14: 3rd and 4th hour exams
Friday, June 15: 5th and 6th hour exams
These will be A.M. half days of school with dismissal at 11:12 AM.
June 15 is the last day of school.

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 13 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 .