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

From the Principal

I love the start of a new calendar year as much as I love the start of a new school year. It is the perfect time to reflect on the past and make goals for the future. Most people will set aside time to write goals or resolutions. This is also a great time for students to reflect on their learning and where they are as a learner. Research has shown that when students set personal learning goals at the beginning of a new semester, they increase their efficacy, motivation, and their ability to produce a desired result for academic achievement. Students can develop their own learning goals in order to develop a greater sense of control over what they are learning.

For our complete January 2019 Newsletter, please click here.

Dr. Renee Fiema
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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link.