Bemis Briefs:

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Student Drop Off and

Pick Up Procedures

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Dates To Remember:


Recycling Event

May 1 & 2


Dodgeball Tournament

May 8


No School - Memorial Day Holiday

Mary 22 - 25



School Calendar






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Cyber Safety Initiative

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Congratulations to Mrs. Blackmore for being honored as the

UCS Junior High School Teacher of the Year!



State roads proposal on May 5 ballot

Michigan voters will go to the polls on May 5 to consider a constitutional amendment that has impact on Utica Community Schools and all other statewide school districts and charter academies.


If approved, Proposal 1 would increase the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent to provide an estimated $1.2 billion annually to improve Michigan roads.

Passage would also impact education by:

  • Increasing education funding by a projected $300 million annually.
  • Creating a constitutional protection so all revenue in the School Aid Fund would be used to support K-12 schools and community colleges.


Below for your information is a sample of the ballot question from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Web site.



A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7% to replace and supplement reduced revenue to the School Aid Fund and local units of government caused by the elimination of the sales/use tax on gasoline and diesel fuel for vehicles operating on public roads, and to give effect to laws that provide additional money for roads and other transportation purposes by increasing the gas tax and vehicle registration fees.


The proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • Eliminate sales / use taxes on gasoline / diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.


  • Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).


  • Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career / technical education, and prohibit use for 4-year colleges/universities.


  • Give effect to laws, including those that:


  • Increase sales / use tax to 7%, as authorized by constitutional amendment.


  • Increase gasoline / diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes.


  • Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects.


  • Increase earned income tax credit.


Should this proposal be adopted?

YES [ ]

NO [ ]



It's time to re-enroll your Kroger Card!

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...

All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

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UCS Career & Technical Education

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Community Education offers a wide variety of programs for every age from infant to adult.  Included in our brochure is a full selection of enrichment classes currently scheduled in our schools and throughout the community.  

For a full listing of classes please visit our website

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Bemis Junior High
A National Exemplary School
12500 19 Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI  48313
(586) 797-2500

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