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Collins' Teachers are APPRECIATED!
06/23/2020
Thank you to our entire staff for giving their hearts to our students!
Moonbeams for sweet dreams
12/20/2019
Collins students cheer up Beaumont patients
Collins team earns international recognition for innovation
07/03/2019
Team places 32nd in international Destination Imagintion competition
UCS Update - December 4
12/04/2020
News from across UCS
UCS student musicians hit a high note with All State Band honors
12/03/2020
Six students received “All State” honors from the Michigan School and Band Orchestra Association
UCS Counselor among 13 Michigan educators selected for fellowship program
12/02/2020
Kimberly Twarowski selected by the Michigan College Access Network for the School Counselor Fellow Program.

From The Principal

Collins’ Families,

December is here!  This year has seem to go by so quickly.  As a school we have endured many changes and challenges, but we do so together.  We will be in a remote environment until at least mid January.  I will be popping into class meetings to see the smiling faces and laughter that I miss so much.

Our Parent Teacher Organization has been working so hard behind the scenes to offer online opportunities for fundraising for our school.  We had a very interesting and fun online auction where some of our students won goodies and time with our staff.  Our Virtual Santa Shop is wrapping up and we have a Panera fundraiser on December 10th from 4:00-8:00.

I would like to thank our families for doing an amazing job working with our team to work through all of the changes this year.  Whether it is the schedule or the parking lot, I am grateful for your love and patience, even though it cannot be easy at times.

Best Regards,

Jena Lenz

Collins’ Principal

Our Mission

With the support of the community, the mission of Bruce Collins Elementary is to foster a caring and enriching environment that enables all students to grow academically and socially to reach their individual potential as they become lifelong learners.

MSTEP and MIAccess

This Spring our students in grades 3rd- 6th will be taking part in MSTEP & MIAccess Michigan State Assessments. Specific information and testing dates will be coming home from individual grade levels. It is very important that students will be in school on these days. Please make

every effort to have them here. Thank You!

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.