School NewsDistrict News

Band-A-Rama 2022
09/30/2022
Join the bands! UCS high schools sponsor annual Band-A-Rama celebration
UCS teacher conquers Ironman Triathlon
09/29/2022
"Anything is possible!"
Maritsa Skowronek: Eppler’s superhero and film star
09/21/2022
Eppler 9th grader featured in documentary about children with autism

From The Principal
Kenneth L. Cucchi III



Good Afternoon Titan community,

We’ve made it to the end of another great two weeks, and not just any two weeks, but one that included Spirit Week, a Pep Assembly, Open House, and Homecoming! It was a fantastic week with a lot of tradition as it was held in the stadium which was incredible and universally better than in the Main Gym. These students, my incredible team and this community are truly awesome!

As we get into the fall, senior students are beginning the college search and application process, if they haven’t already and our underclassmen and juniors are in the search phase. The UCS College Central page has virtual college visit information and will be updated with more college information as we get into the fall.

We are pleased to share with you the calendars for the next two school years. To view the calendars, please see this link:   http://uticak12.org/ucscalendaroverview

As we end week five, I’m reminded that, Friday September 30, is the halfway point of our first marking period. Progress reports will be available in Powerschool next week.

Wednesday, October 5 is “Count Day” for Michigan school districts. Count Day is held twice every year and is the basis to determine the enrollment number that is used for state funding. The October date represents 90 percent of our school funding.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Thursday October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We will we be using SchoolSoft again to schedule conferences. New this year, families have two options for the conferences, virtual or in-person. As my email yesterday explained, the conference sign-up window opened Friday, September 30 at 6:00 a.m. and closes Wednesday, October 5 at 11:30 p.m. If you are not sure how to proceed, please follow the directions sent to you yesterday. I know many of you have already set up your profiles. You will receive a link for each school your child is enrolled (SHS, MST/CSI, Virtual Academy). Please complete the sign-up for each of the schools your student attends (e.g. CSI and VA) as you will need to login to both to sign up to conference with your student’s teachers.

Please be at your computer on time. If you prefer to meet in person during your scheduled time, you should schedule a time in SchoolSoft.com and enter in the notes section that you would like in-person for the scheduled time. PLEASE NOTE:  THE ONLY TIMES AVAILBLE FOR IN PERSON CONFERENCES ARE FROM 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. AND FROM 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. DO NOT SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON CONFERENCE that is not in that window - you will be turned away. Parents should be at school on time for their scheduled conference and keep to the time limit that was scheduled. Note:  Students have a half day of school on Thursday, October 6.

TITAN DAY SCHOOL PICTURES ARE IN!!
The Pictures from Titan Days are in.  Your student can come down to the office and pick them up or you can stop by the main office between 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to pick them up.

Picture retake day wlll be Tuesday, October 18.  The pictures will be taken between 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the media center.

Seniors, it’s time to order your cap and gown! Please CLICK HERE to order online. For important information about ordering your Cap & Gown provided by our local Jostens Rep Tim Hollandsworth, CLICK HERE.  See the “Senior News and Information” section below for more information.

We are pleased to announce that we have redesigned our caps and gowns! Please visit the Titan Voice to see the new design.

All Class of 2023 Seniors please use this link   https://tinyurl.com/Diploma-Card to fill out your diploma card.  This must be done as soon as possible.

The Writing Center is now OPEN. Located in E-73, walk-ins are welcome during all lunches, or students may email essays to stevensonwritingcenter@gmail.com. For email submissions, please allow 2 school days for tutors to read and respond.

Attention Sophomores-You have an opportunity to join Next Level Scholars and get a guaranteed $4000 scholarship your senior year. This program will help you complete the milestones to make your way to higher education while also providing campus visits, SAT preparation, FAFSA workshops, and college application assistance. Students can begin applying online at APPLY.DRDFS.ORG starting September 12th. Forms must be fully completed by 11:59pm on October 24th to apply for the program. Ten students will be selected. Email Kelli.McCloud@Uticak12.org if you have questions. See below for more information.

Our Lunchtime College series for students will continue. The topic being discussed the week of October 3 is Understanding the Common App. The topics for the week of October 10 are Building your College List and Tips for Writing a Great College Essay. For further information, please check out Counseling Info below.

On Monday 9/19, Mrs. Newell (Counselor & AP Coordinator) visited AP classrooms to explain the AP registration process to students. Students who need help registering or families with questions can contact Mrs. Newell at kristy.newell@uticak12.org at (586) 797-1977. Please see below for more information regarding AP Exam registration.

Students who have satisfactory attendance are 6 times more likely to be reading on grade level than students who are chronically absent. That number jumps to 51 times less likely to be on grade level for severely chronically absent students who miss 20% or more of the school year. Similar success is seen with the latest math scores:  Students who have satisfactory attendance are 5 times more likely to be on grade level than students who are chronically absent. Chronic absenteeism is one of the key factors that leads to high school dropout.


With Titan Pride,

Kenneth L. Cucchi III
Principal, Stevenson High School

Do you have an address change? Click here 

UCS Covid Protocols & Student/ Parent Support
Covid protocols can be found at this: link


Technology Support
UCS Helpdesk support for Students and Parents:
Telephone: 586-797-1055 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Email: techsupport@uticak12.org 

PARENT QUICK LINKS 
Picture Day Order Form, Click here

UCS Parent and Student Handbook 2022-2023, Click here
Student Calendar 2022-2023, Click here
Stevenson Clubs 2022-2023, Click here

Senior Cap and Gown Order, Click here

ATHLETIC- MHSAA Physical Form, Click here
ATHLETIC BOOSTER REGISTRATION, Click here
School to Work Informational Flyer 2022-2023, Click here
School to Work Form 2022-2023, Click here

Student Council Application 2022-2023, Click here

Senior Parking Permit Application and Regulations, Click here
Junior Parking Permit Application and Regulations, Click here
2022-2023 Parking Permit Rules,  Click here


Work Permit for minors 16 and 17 years of age, Click here
Work Permit for minors UNDER 16 years of age, Click here


Student Meal Application Information, Click here 
EBB Program, Click here
Healthcare Plan, Click here 
SNP- Special Dietary Accommodation Form, Click here


The Titan Voice

Our Vision
Stevenson High School will encourage and empower all students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.


Our Mission

Our mission is to create a positive and challenging learning environment that encourages all students to achieve their greatest potential as responsible, productive members of a diverse society.

UCS Vision

Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.

UCS Mission

Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all