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Oakbrook teacher named one of the state's best for math and science
Sixth grade teacher William Mader has been named a nominee and state finalist for the President Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
What's New is 2016-2017
Oakbrook Elementary students and parents are returning to some exciting changes for the new year. Here is a look at "What's New" for this year.
UCS students expand the definition of community service
UCS students take part in community service project in Spain

From the Principal        Dr. Schneider-Rediske

Lunch Supervisors

We are in need of parents who are willing to supervise our students during the lunch hours.  If you would be willing to work an hour a day, please contact the office at 586 797-5900 as soon as possible so we can get your processing started.  These are paid positions and very important for the safety and supervision of our students during the lunch hour.


December Newsletter

Dear Families and Friends

 As the midway mark of the school year approaches, the staff takes time to reflect on student progress and what areas they to address to assist in the facilitation of the lessons. We analyze performance and work together to change and tweak instructional practices. One area we would like to strengthen is the student’s ability to sustain attention in order to complete a task within a specific timeframe. With the day being filled with many activities and lessons, we want to make sure that we allow our students to use their time wisely, including providing opportunities in which the children work on a task from beginning to completion. We are doing this with small increments of time and then will be increasing it as we move throughout the months. Of course, writing seems to be the most challenging as some students think of ideas quickly and others take more time. The teachers are planning lessons to help the children organize their thoughts which will assist in writing for meaning in a concise way. 

I would like to thank everyone for their generosity this holiday season. With the collection of can goods for Kiwanis, toys for Toys for Tots and the staff support of holiday gifts for several of our own Oakbrook families, we hope that we have relieved some of the burden that can come at this time of year. Oakbrook has always been such a giving community and this year was no exception. 

On behalf the entire staff at Oakbrook, we wish you smiles, joy and laughter as you enjoy family moments. We look forward to seeing you in January. 


Dr. Linda Schneider-Rediske


UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence

Career Focus Luncheon

The 24th Career Focus Luncheon for all district sixth graders will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and May 4, 2017 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township.  The annual event is sponsored by the Utica Community Schools Foundation.

Parents are invited to sponsor a table and share their career and college experience.  For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website at or call 586.797.6953. The UCS Foundation for Educational Excellent is an independent 501(c)(3) organization comprised of community volunteers.

Evening of Excellence Gala

The Evening of Excellence Gala will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township beginning at 6 p.m. The UCS Foundation is proud to be announce our ninth year of hosting an event that supports the Superintendent’s Scholarship Fund and the UCS art and music programs. Musical talents from the district’s high schools will perform along with a UCS student. Works of art will be available for purchase. Info on tickets to the Gala, which includes dinner, entertainment and art sale are available by calling the UCS Foundation at 586.797.6953 or online at The UCS Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization comprised of community volunteers.




Our mission is to provide a safe environment where students strive to become life long learners.
Parents should circle September 21 at 6:30 p.m. on their school calendars. On that night, Oakbrook Elementary will host its Open House. It is a great chance to hear about our plans for the year, meet your child's teacher, and make sure the school year gets off on a positive start. We look forward to seeing you there

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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