Admin
CareerQuest gives students hands-on experiences in future jobs
12/10/2019
More than 400 students take part in MICareerQuest
Collaborative work results in three-year agreement with UCS paraprofessional union
12/09/2019
Contract approved unanimously by Board of Education
Annual event promotes student voice in UCS
12/06/2019
High school students share thoughts at event with district leaders
From the Principal


Davis Families,

Powerschool recently updated its App connecting now to Unified Classroom.  Please go to the Utica Community Schools home page for instructions to reset your powerschool access.   Once changed, the passwords will be the same for both the site and the app.  Please note: Changes must be done through the website and you will still need your powerschool access codes.  Parents and students have separate access codes.  If you need your access code, please call the main office at 586-797-2700.

Regarding communication between you and the Davis staff;  Parents often wonder what the best way is to have their questions or concerns addressed regarding their student. It is easy to become discouraged when attempts to communicate with school officials are not addressed only to be referred to others to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. In order to help parents with this process and assist in efficiency, the “Davis Junior High School Communication Process Flowchart,” has been created. This sequence is in place to make sure your questions and concerns are addressed to the proper school official. It is our hope that the flowchart will be utilized as a way to direct your question or concern so that it may be handled by the appropriate school official and responded to quickly. As always, classroom concerns and questions should be directed to the specific teacher involved. The chart is listed within the newsletter.  Please note that our office staff will be trained to help assist parents with this process and in many cases you will be referred to the first level in order to provide you with the most direct staff member.

- Brian Shepard, Principal

The Davis Junior High Mission is dedicated to creating a successful partnership of staff, parents and community to prepare our students to be positively-contributing members of society, and productive and responsible citizens.  We promote understanding and respect for all people and strive to inspire our students to become knowledgeable, caring, self-directed and productive learners who readily meet the challenges of a diverse world and global economy.

Students must have their ID card on them at all times during the school day.   All students will receive an ID at the beginning of each school year. 
Please click on the Raider Review tab for all information, consequences, and more  with regards to the school ID requirement.
Replacement ID's are $5 and can be purchased in the main office at Davis.

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.