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Ready, Set, Blitz
01/03/2020
Academic Blitz set for January 9
UCS expert speller performs on a national stage
05/31/2019
Fifth grader takes part in Scripps Howard annual bee
Elementary students inspire their classmate to S-O-A-R
05/09/2019
Students support classmate going to national spelling bee
Ready, Set, Blitz
01/03/2020
Academic Blitz set for January 9
UCS expert speller performs on a national stage
05/31/2019
Fifth grader takes part in Scripps Howard annual bee
Elementary students inspire their classmate to S-O-A-R
05/09/2019
Students support classmate going to national spelling bee

From The Principal Dr. Schneider-Rediske sitting at her desk with four upper elementary students

April 4, 2020

Good Afternoon Parents and Friends:

“Yikes! Stripes!” is my favorite phrase to use with my students when something challenging occurs. I can tell you that I have said those words to myself several times over the past few days since we heard our Governor speak about the closure of schools.  It is difficult to wrap our thoughts around the fact that we will not be returning to Oakbrook this year however, what keeps me excited is the robust virtual learning that will continue to be available to all of our students over the next several weeks.  The teachers have been deeply involved in training webinars in order to become experts in Schoology and the many venues it has to offer the students.  Your child’s classroom is still here and so is the dedicated teacher.  Get prepared for great learning adventures as we move forward!   We will stay connected and we will find creative ways to reach out to you.

I know that there are many questions in regards to all of those things that keep coming up each day as we think about something that relates to our school.  Please stay tuned to the communications from UCS that are being sent on a regular basis. You can also check the UCS website which may be helpful in answering thoughts and concerns.   I will continue to send you updated information on a regular basis and of course, you are welcome to contact me as I will be happy to address your needs. 

I hope you are safe and well.  The masks and gloves certainly aren’t what we would ever have imagined as being the latest fashion statement however, they will help us realize a healthier future.  All of you are very important to us at Oakbrook, so stay strong and positive.  Thank you for your support.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Rediske


Hiring School Age Child Care Directors & Assistants Early Childhood Teachers & Assistants
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Family Health

Family Health
We want to share with you a series of important links that have been created related to student and family health. Both the Center for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health have created fact sheets regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  The information is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html - Center for Disease Control and https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675---,00.html - Michigan Department of Public Health. As always, we encourage students to practice healthy habits such as proper hand washing and coughing or sneezing into a sleeve or tissue, as well as staying home when sick, to prevent germs from spreading.

Heritage 7th Grade Curriculum Night
For families of students that will be attending Heritage in the fall:
Heritage 7th Grade Curriculum Night 2020 Presentation


Heritage Curriculum 2020 Meeting Presentation
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Make it Count for Students:  Participate in 2020 Census
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Meet Up and Eat Up Location Change
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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 every child’s achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.
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

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.