School NewsDistrict News

Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
01/27/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
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
UCS honors more than 20 years of dedicated service with Gene L. Klida Utica Academy for International Stuides
04/29/2021
Ceremony dedicates recent name change for district IB program
Scholarship will help Henry Ford II senior bring a smile to others
04/27/2021
Henry Ford II senior was recently awarded the Michigan Career Placement Association Student Scholarship program’s work-based learning scholarship
Retired UCS teacher selected for inaugural directors’ band at Rose Bowl parade
04/23/2021
Jeffrey Groth among 260 directors performing on New Year's Day 2022

From The Principal

Collins’ Families,

With our students coming back in person, I would like to enlist in your assistance with speaking to your children about proper mask wearing (fitted masks worn above the nose), frequent hand washing, and socially distancing when possible. Our staff is partnering with you on frequently educating our students here at school as well. Please remember to wear your masks when bringing and picking up your children as well.

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.