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    From The Principal

Bemis Junior High School Homework Club
After School Tutoring


At Bemis Junior High School we are taking positive steps to help your child by offering one hour after school student tutoring sessions three days per week in our Media Center. This program will be facilitated by Bemis Junior High School teachers, along with tutoring by current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members. Two Bemis Junior High School teachers will supervise and support students on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning on Monday, March 7, 2022. Each Wednesday, beginning on March 16, 2022, we will have a teacher supervisor and between three and four current Henry Ford II High School National Honor Society members.

If your child attends any or all tutoring sessions, they will be expected to bring all necessary materials and books to the library by 3:05 p.m. and remain until 4:05 p.m. Parents need to arrange to pick up their child by 4:10 p.m. If you would like your child to participate in this program, please complete the Permission Form and return it to the counseling office prior to your child’s first date of attendance.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Mrs. Ortega at [email protected].

Sincerely,
Mr. Yaw
Bemis Junior High Principal 


2022 Sessions*
Bemis Homework Club Dates
*Homework Club sessions may be cancelled due to unplanned reasons. All cancelled Bemis Junior High School sessions will be announced prior to dismissal that day.

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.