Bemis Briefs:

Phone:  797-2500

Attendance Line:  797-2599

Fax:  797-2501



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Student Drop Off and

Pick Up Procedures

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Dates To Remember:


MSTEP Testing Begins for 7th Grade

May 9


End of 4th Progress Reporting Period

May 13


No School - Memorial Day Holiday

May 27 - May 30


2015-2016 District Calendar



2015-2016 Student Handbook here



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Bemis Jr. High Athletics Department


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Automated Attendance Calling System Notification Messages


Effective Monday, April 18, 2016, Bemis Junior High School will utilize an automated attendance calling system.  All Utica Community Schools’ high schools have had the system in place for a couple of years. 

The process will occur as follows:

  • On each scheduled school day, automated telephone calls will be placed each evening, beginning at 6:00 pm, if your student has a marked absence for one or more class periods during the school day.
  • Calls will be made for absence codes of “A = Unverified” and “U = Unexcused.”
  • Calls will be placed to the number that is entered as the “Primary Phone” in PowerSchool.
  • The automated message will ask you to check and verify your child’s attendance on PowerSchool. You will be asked to call the school’s attendance office within 24 hours to excuse a full or partial day absence.
  • If there is a concern with a reported absence during a single hour you will be asked to contact your child’s teacher and not the attendance office.

If you receive an automated attendance message at a secondary phone number, please inform us so that we can make the necessary changes.




On Saturday, April 23rd, students from Bemis competed at the Middle Level State Forensics Tournament at White Pine Middle School in Saginaw, Michigan.  The team was led by Bemis faculty sponsor, Ms. Denovchek.  Dylan Dawood competed in Prose Interpretation (Kick Me by R. Feig) and scored a first place in one of his rounds.  Abby Smolinski, Hailey Gelil, Cassidy Keary, and Meghana Bandaru competed in the Multiple Category, performing a shortened version of Wizard of Oz, and they earned a plaque as Semi-Finalists in their category. Finally, Branden Anton competed in the Extemporaneous category.  Students did a fantastic job and their coach is very proud of all of the competitors. 



Kroger Community Rewards

For the last several years, the Bemis Parent Advisory Committee has encouraged our Bemis families to sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Every purchase made at Kroger from a Rewards Program participant will result in a donation to Bemis Junior High School. For those who have participated in the program, it is time to re-enroll. For those who have not yet participated in the program, it is not too late to enroll. On behalf of the Bemis Parent Advisory Committee, we thank you for your participation in this easy fundraising activity. Please review the re-enrollment and enrollment procedures outlined below. Thank you!

Members do need to re-enroll between April 1 and May 1, 2016 for the May 1st start of the program.


 To re-enroll on-line, simply go to click “sign in”

 enter their email and password

 click “enroll now”

 put in the NPO number or part of the organizations name – Bemis Junior High or # 91188

 check the correct group

 click “enroll”


Once completed, you are then enrolled for the charity earnings during May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017.

If someone re-enrolls after May 1st they will only earn from the day they enrolled until April 30, 2017.

If it is the first time a member is enrolling they will be prompted to register their Kroger card into the program.

Anyone having an issue with their email address or password can call 1-800-KROGERS for customer service.



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Completed online agreements will need to be turned into the main office for access to Office 365. 

Click here to download the Online Agreement.



Order your 2015-2016 Yearbook here!


“Pack your bags” Grab your imagination and get ready to explore the past and future. We will be going from Ancient

Greece to the present day times. We will explore fascinating facts about the past, while doing fun activities. Campers will enjoy weekly voyager field trips, activities, in house speakers and special presentations.

2016 Summer Camp "Travel Through Time"




Summer fun, unique, creative learning! Bring a healthy snack and drink. Child must be toilet trained without pull-ups. Please alert teacher of any allergies and special needs. For more information regarding camps call (586) 797-4660. Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2016. Classes are taught by licensed Utica Community Schools teachers specializing in Early Childhood.

2016 Early Childhood Summer Programs


Bemis Junior High
A National Exemplary School
12500 19 Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI  48313
(586) 797-2500

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