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Messmore Elementary celebrates 50 years of academic excellence
School hosts golden celebration
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

October is safety month. We conduct a series of safety drills to familiarize our students with procedures to handle a crisis, should it be necessary. We practice the procedures many times throughout the year so the stu-dents do not panic if a crisis arises. The three main drills we practice are fire evacuation, inclement weather (i.e. tornado), and a lock-down (security) drill. As your student tells you of a practice drill, ask them what they do. This will help reinforce the procedures they practiced in school. Our goal is for the procedures to become so rou-tine that the students could run it without an adult present. Since October is Fire Safety month, we encourage each family to practice their emergency plans for home in the event of a crisis. The more we practice, the more instantaneous our response is to a crisis situation.
The mission of Messmore Elementary School is to provide a Montessori environment that fosters self-motivated, responsible, life-long learners.
Messmore is hosting a Kindergarten Open House on March 15 at 7:00 p.m. for 4-year-old Montessori preschoolers. Utica Community Schools offers all-day Kindergarten at all elementary schools. Registration forms are available at Please bring completed registration forms with you. The open house will give parents the opportunity to learn about our kindergarten, meet teachers and building staff and complete the registration process.

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 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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