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UCS Update - September 25
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From The Principal

Dear Bemis Spartan families,

The official first week of the 2020-2021 school year is over. Students should have their laptops and are beginning to log onto Schoology to complete any activities teachers have posted. Here is the rotation schedule for the upcoming weeks and the time schedule for the junior high teaching and learning day:
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Students should be logged into their Schoology accounts by 8:20 am on Tuesday to begin 1st hour. I suggest they log in early in case they have any difficulties.

Students will be marked absent if they are not logged into classes. Please call the Bemis Attendance Line at (586) 797-2599 if your child will be missing class due to illness, appointments, etc… as you would if they were attending school in person.

During our student technology distribution training sessions your student viewed this information packed video: Please take the time to view this video with your student and their device. I think it is important that as parents we become as knowledgeable as possible about the remote teaching and learning activities our students will begin experiencing beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Last Monday, August 31, UCS published a Tech Night presentation.  
Please view the tech night video with your child:  (you may need to copy and paste the link into your browser).

You can also access our district technology support webpage for additional information and student technology support at:

On behalf of all the Bemis Junior High School staff, I wish you and your families a wonderful Labor Day weekend prior to the beginning of our second week of school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Thomas Yaw, Principal

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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.