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Goodness Gorilla Update
01/02/2018
Monfort students support their community
Monfort fifth graders explore virtual reality with their first-grade friends
06/12/2017
Students explore the circulatory system
Kindergarten open house set for March 15
02/14/2017
2017 kindergarten registration night set to start at 7 p.m.
UCS students honored for their skills
07/05/2018
UCSI students earn top finishes at state conference
UCS grad earns more than $700,000 worth of scholarships to Duke University
07/03/2018
UAIS valedictorian earns three national scholarships
UCS graduates earn recognition for global proficiency
06/29/2018
More than 260 grads recognized for learning multiple languages

From the Principal 

Dear Parents:

With the last marking period of school upon us, it is important for students and their families to stay focused on learning. Please continue to encourage your child to be proactive, take responsibility for their life, begin with the end in mind, create a vision and set goals, and to put first things first, prioritize daily and weekly activities.

Please continue to show interest in your child’s progress at school, helping with homework, discussing the value of a good education and possible career options. Feel free to call the office or your child’s teacher with questions/concerns about your child’s progress.

Isaac Monfort Elementary teachers will work as a team to group the students in classes for the 2018-2019 school year. Consideration is always given to a child’s ability, style of learning, and personality when making a classroom assignment. They must also balance boys and girls, adjust for conflicts in personalities, and equalize special needs students.

In the event you have information that may help us to better understand your child and his/her needs, you may complete a Student Information Form or meet with your child’s current teacher to share this information. Information about your child’s behavior, academic needs and personality will help us in choosing the best environment for your child. Requests for specific teachers will not be accepted. It is also inappropriate to meet personally with a teacher for the sole purpose of requesting a specific teacher. This places the teacher in a compromising situation.

Forms are available in the main office. The Student Information forms must be submitted in writing.

Per district guidelines, class lists will be posted prior to the start of school.

Sincerely, 

Brian LaPorte
Principal


 

Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme: Leaders Light The Way

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

September 6
First Day of School
Half Day for Elementary Students

October 31
Half Day for Elementary STudents

November 7
Professional Development Day
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Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

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

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