School NewsDistrict News

Facility improvements greet Beck students
New parking lot in place thanks to UCS voters!
Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Suggested School Supply Lists
Lists supplied for each grade
Favorite teachers recognized by Henry Ford II senior football players
Football jerseys of HFII seniors presented to favorite teachers from throughout their UCS career.
Havel Elementary shines light on Down Syndrome Awareness Month
UCS students at Havel Elementary show their support of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Stevenson Marching Band selected for America’s Thanksgiving Parade
Stevenson to perform in annual downtown Detroit event

Open House/Curriculum Night

We are off to a great start in both our in-person instruction and our Virtual Academy. Through your continued partnership, our students were quickly engaged in their learning and our Beck teachers are making important connections with their new students.

Our annual Open House is an important way that we can keep positive energy moving forward. The Open House allows our teachers and parents to address course expectations for students and to establish avenues for communicating during this school year. Please plan on taking part in Beck’s Open House on Wednesday, September 29.

Please note for elementary Virtual Academy families – you will also be attending an open house for the virtual academy that will be held as well on Wednesday, September 29th. You will be receiving additional information regarding meeting your child’s teacher from the program administrator, Dr. Blum.

This year, our Open House will be held virtually using a Teams format. Holding a virtual open house is consistent with health and safety protocols to limit large gatherings inside our school. Within the next couple of days, we will be sharing additional information with you regarding how to access this direct link with your child’s teacher(s).

The home-school partnership is an integral part of our school’s success. We look forward to meeting with you to provide updates on our school, hear directly from your child’s teacher(s), and continue the conversations on how we continue to work together for the success of all of our students.

Mrs. Christine Wilson

The mission of Beck Centennial Elementary is to provide a respectful environment that enables children to communicate effectively, forge connections, and create opportunities for success within the global community.

New kindergarten parents - circle Thursday, March 18 in your calendar for our virtual kindergarten open house at 7 p.m. For more information, please see the kindergarten link at the top of our page. 

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.