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St. Baldrick's Fundraiser
05/11/2020
Way to represent Team Bemis 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Congratulations Students of the Month
10/30/2019
Students honored for displaying success skills
Teachers learn the science of bringing language arts into STEM
10/03/2019
Learning experience promotes building student skills and interest
Robert Monroe named interim superintendent for Utica Community Schools
08/10/2020
Mr. Monroe unanimously named to interrim position by UCS Board of Education
Registration for UCS Virtual Academy now open for limited time
08/05/2020
Registration now open until August 14
Utica Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johns Announces Retirement
07/29/2020
After 14 years, Dr. Johns plans transition

From The Principal

Dear Bemis Spartan Families,

We look forward to working with you as we begin the new year with remote instruction.  Our teachers are committed to delivering quality education to our students and making the connections that make the difference in your child’s learning. If you choose to remain at Bemis Junior High School in the remote learning, you do not need to do anything. Your student’s schedule is already being built and teachers will remain the same through the semester, even if we transition back to in-person learning. If you choose to go into the Utica Community Schools Virtual Academy for the 1st semester, that choice must be made by Friday, August 14 by following the instructions here.

You can expect frequent communications from us as we look forward to the start of 2020-21. Here is some information that I would like to share with you at this time:

  • While we are in the office, we are limiting visitors to those who have a direct reason to visit the school. Please call our office for an appointment. You will be asked to do a pre-screening, wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer located inside our door and observe social distancing. While building access is being limited, please know that we are always happy to talk with you and answer your questions over the phone or via Email. Our office number is (586) 797-2500.
  • We anticipate student schedules being e-mailed to you on August 28. For health and safety reasons, there will not be formal Spartan registration Days.
  • Secondary students will follow a block schedule when we open remotely and will remain in a block schedule as we move to in-person learning. Instead of having all six classes for one hour every day, students will have three classes for two hours each day. This will help students with focus and managing work. On the A day, students would take what we normally called 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hour. On the B day, students will take what we normally call 4th, 5th, and 6th hour. You can see a graphic representation of what this will look like at this website.
  • Every student this year will be receive a district-issued device. These devices will have a single sign-on for your student and will be loaded with apps and resources that our teachers will be using to support learning. We will be sharing the process with you shortly on how the devices will be distributed to your students.

We are excited to be partnering with you again as we look forward to the start of school on September 1, 2020. Both our school and district will be communicating with you further so that you can have a better understanding of the supports your child will have and what their days will look like. There is already a great deal of information on the UCS Website at this link.

Mr. Yaw, Bemis Junior High School Principal

 To our Bemis Junior High School students and their families, please make the time to view the message from the Bemis Junior High School staff. 

Stay Spartan Strong!

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.