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Students help their peers by tutoring during summer school.
Class of 2022 graduate performs with national honor band
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Utica High grad plays trumpet with musicians from across the country.
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From The Principal

Spartan Days

 

Incoming 8th graders will attend on Monday, August 22 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Virtual Academy 7th & 8th will attend Monday, August 22 from 1:00PM -2:30PM

Incoming 7th graders will attend on Tuesday, August 23 from 8:30 AM -11:00 AM (last name A-M) or 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (last name N-Z)



Families Moving for Upcoming School Year Message

Student Plans for the 2022 – 2023 School Year

If you know you are moving or planning not to return to Bemis Junior High School next year, please send an email to Mrs. Snow at [email protected] or contact her at school (586.797.2590).  This is sometimes overlooked by parents with the activities of the end of a school year.  If we can be informed of your plans to move schools ahead of time, this will help determine our student attendance and staffing needs as well as alerting us to be on the lookout for student record request forms that are sent by the new school.  We will also need to collect student UCS issued laptop devices for those who are leaving at the end of the school year.  If you know your plans, please inform us so we can partner with you for a smooth transition for you and your child. 

Finally, if you have moved, but are still attending Bemis Junior High School, please let Mrs. Snow know as well as she will need to updated address information in PowerSchool.

Thomas Yaw, Bemis Junior High School Principal     

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.


  • Bemis Junior High School is a national exemplary school. This is the most prestigious honor that can be awarded to a U.S. school. The Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. These are schools ranked among each state's highest performing schools as measured by their performance on state assessments.
  • Bemis Junior High is a national Blue Ribbon
    Exemplary School.
  • Bemis JHS had 197 students achieve all As and 280 students attain a B average in 2012-2013.
  • Bemis JHS completed its second successful year of accelerated English and social studies
    classes in both grades. In addition, students in the advanced mathematics pathway accelerated
    in their science class.
  • Bemis earned Emerald designation in the State of Michigan’s Green Schools program.
  • The Bemis Destination Imagination team earned first place at regionals, fourth at state
    finals and sixth at global finals.
  • Forty seven Bemis students took part in the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) competition. Thirty-seven earned awards and progressed to the state level where eight students captured first place awards and one achieved high honors.
  • Seven Bemis students competed in the Macomb County “You Be the Chemist” science contest. Our students earned third and fourth place finishes. One student went on to place eleventh in the statewide competition.
  • The Bemis Student Council raised funds and collected gifts for the Gleaners Food Bank and Toys for Tots. Bemis students also donated to the following charitable organizations last year:
    -Samaritan House, Romeo Nursing Center, Macomb Humane Society and Kiwanis. 
    -Our students also donated blankets to Project Linus and many used books to local elementary schools. 
    -More than 200 pairs of used jeans were donated to Teens for Jeans for homeless teens at the Detroit Rescue Mission. 
    -Our school also collected used eyeglasses that were donated to the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program. 
    -Bemis students also raised more than $4,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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.