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Geography lesson puts Flickinger students on the map
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Each student receives Vacation Under the Valcano, courtesy of PTO
Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
02/07/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Wear Your Flickinger Pride
09/08/2020
Team shirts now available
Utica Community Schools announces 2021 UCS Superintendent Scholarships
05/12/2021
Thirty-three students awarded academic scholarships
UCS students represent more than half of Class A All Academic Team
05/07/2021
Program honors 33 UCS members of the Class of 2021
Student artist earns top award in Congressional competition
05/06/2021
Thy Hoang has work selected for Congressman Andy Levin’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition

From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

Our staff continues to meet regularly in instructional teams to develop ways to enhance instruction. We believe a cross-curricular approach sharpens connections to real-world context for our students which makes the curriculum more significant. The connections we guide our students to make across disciplines are explicit and lead to higher level critical thinking. For example, you see more writing occurring within mathematics assignments where students explain how they arrived at their solution. The staff also integrates technology in meaningful ways to increase student engagement and deepen our studies within a content area. Discovery Education, eSpark, Dreambox, and ConnectEd are some of the digital curriculums that we utilize to build digital citizenship and curriculum knowledge.

Sincerely,

Nancy Brunetz, Principal

The mission of Flickinger Elementary School is to provide a caring, academic environment that empowers students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please click link.

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.