From The Principal Kenneth L. Cucchi III


Kenneth L. Cucchi III



Homecoming News!

Homecoming Dance tickets on sale, September 18 -22 for $25 cash or check at the bookstore.  You will be able to purchase them on Payschools by the end of the day (9/18)

September 25 starts our Homecoming festivities!

Spirit Days:

9/25 Neon Day

9/26 Country v Country Club

9/27 Barbie or Ken

9/28 Class Color Day

9/29 Titan Pride

10/2 Sleeping Beauty


Homecoming game is Friday September 29 at 7:00 pm

Homecoming dance is Saturday September 30, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

   ***Students must arrive by 8:00 pm and cannot leave the dance before 9:00 pm


Good afternoon Titan community,


It has been a great start to the 2023-2024 school year. It was great seeing all our Titan students back at Stevenson. We are excited to have you all here for another great year!


We had our Open House on Wednesday September 6, and we are very excited to see so many families attend.  It was a great turnout!


Our students understand that they are part of a larger community here at Stevenson.  We have many different clubs, organizations, student groups and teams that are part of the fabric of the Titan family.  We pride ourselves on offering our students many opportunities. To me, one of the best things about working with high school students is seeing them explore opportunities available to them and make those choices and connections that will further mold them into responsible young adults.  I encourage you to have conversations with your students about exploring their passions and getting involved.


As we continue with our efforts to be environmentally friendly and fiscally responsible, we are continuing our GREEN efforts of going paperless. To find out what’s happening at Stevenson please refer to the Titan Voice. This is published online every other week.  The Titan Voice has ALL the important information you need.  Please start there if you have a question.  You may also be receiving voice or text messages and emails from me via our blackboard messaging system. Please make sure PowerSchool is updated with a correct email/phone number so you receive all important communications. 


Every Friday is Titan Spirit Day! Please encourage your student to wear any “Titan” or Red, White, and/or Blue!


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 apply online at APPLY.DRDFS.ORG.  Forms must be fully completed by 11:59pm on October 24th to apply for the program. Ten students will be selected. Email if you have questions.


CONGRATULATIONS! The Stevenson Titan Marching Band recently participated in the Romeo Peach Festival Parade where they combined with the Utica Chieftain Marching Band and placed 1st out of six bands!


Many of the band students were friends in junior high and many others know students from the other bands because they are together for MST/CSI/IB and share time classes. The students really like learning the drum cadence from the other band as well as getting to be in a very large ensemble!  


The Student Laptop Insurance deadline has been extended to September 14, 2023. The Cost is $17.50, please purchase via PaySchools Central before 11:59 pm on 9/14/23. This insurance is Highly recommended.


Please be sure to review the UCS 9th grade – 12th grade 2023-2024 UCS Parent Student Handbook which can be found on the Stevenson and UCS district website.  Please familiarize yourself with the new and old information.


Mark your calendars for Parent Teacher Conferences. They will be held on October 12.


Picture Retakes are October 10.


Parking Permits will be available for Juniors to purchase on Monday, September 11.  Please make sure you have the form filled out completely with student and parent signatures.  Along with the form, a COPY of the student's driver's license and COPY of the registration for each car listed must be turned in.  If the permit was paid for on PaySchools please provide a copy of the receipt, either on the student's phone or hard copy.  Permits can be paid for in school by cash, check or Money Order.  Note: Reckless driving and disobeying Michigan laws will result in a student losing their parking permit.


Counselors will be offering help with the college application process in the library on THURSDAYS during all lunch hours (A, B, and C). This will start on Thursday, September 28th through October 27th. Students (all grades) can bring their lunch and a friend!  See the flyer in the Titan Voice.


Topics will include: 

FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Building your college list

Application deadlines

Testing and sending scores

Fee waivers

Using Xello

Common Application

Writing great essays 

We’ll answer questions and give one-on-one help as needed.


I will continue to provide you with school and district information.  I do my best to communicate through email (Titan Voice) every other Friday during the regular school year. This should be your first line of communication regarding information pertaining to Stevenson. If you go to our website, you will find it linked under News. The Titan Voice has contact and general information, updates, policies, and many other items pertaining to Stevenson.

If your students name is spelled incorrectly in Powerschool, please email immediately. Diploma information is pulled directly from Powerschool; therefore, your students diploma may be incorrect. This applies for all grades.

SENIOR NAME VERIFICATION – Please complete this form ASAP. 


ATTENDANCE - 586-797-1999

A parent must call the attendance line at 586-797-1999 if your student will be absent, tardy or will have an early dismissal. DO NOT call the main office for attendance.


Please welcome our new teachers who have joined the Stevenson staff this year:


Amanda Blitz - Hi, I am Mrs. Blitz! I am new to Stevenson High School and will be teaching Medical Science 1 and 2. I am an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry and UCS; I am really looking forward to helping inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals.


Lora Bond - The name is, "Bond, Mrs. Bond," coming from the Roseville Community School District where I taught for 18 years. I'm married to my amazing husband, Craig.  I have two daughters, Lucia, who is a junior at Chippewa Valley High School and a daughter, Silvia, who is an 8th grader at Wyandot Middle. I also have three dogs: Blondie, Buffy and Brownie. I'm excited to join the Stevenson High School Family and be a Titan!!!!


Andrew Cavis - My name is Andrew Cavis, and this is my 17th year teaching and 14th year here in Utica Community Schools, most recently at Jeannette Jr. High. This is my second time around at Stevenson and I am excited to be back teaching math as a part of the Titan community.


Carol Dimovski - This is my 25th year with UCS and I will be teaching Spanish at both Stevenson and Shelby JHS this year. I am excited to share my love of the Spanish language and the diverse cultures of the Spanish speaking world with my students. I also look forward to getting to know more about them and their background and interests. It will be a great year! 

Dennis Gabbeart - My name is Dennis Gabbeart, and I am the new school social worker for Stevenson.  I have been with Utica Schools for almost one year, previously placed at Henry Ford II and Monfort Elementary. I am a husband, and father to a daughter and son who both attend middle school. Outside of practicing social work, I am an active musician where I play guitar for two local working bands. I am excited to be here at Stevenson and helping our students any way I can. 

Luke Heide - My name is Luke Heide and I am a long-term substitute teacher. I teach Health and Wellness, along with Life Leisure. I have a desire to be a positive light in people's lives and create positive relationships with others. I'm happy to be in the building this year.


Jessica Malmsten - Hello! My name is Jessica Malmsten. This is my tenth year of teaching, but my first year at Stevenson. I look forward to building relationships and connecting with the students, staff, and families. High school is an exciting time for students, and I look forward to supporting them on their journey. I am so happy to be a Titan! 


Jennifer Marriott - This is my 17th year teaching in Utica Community Schools. Not only am I a graduate of UCS but my 2 kids also attend school within the district. When I'm not teaching, I love watching my kids play sports, traveling or just relaxing with my family.

Amy Merlo - This is my 25th year in education and am passionate about inspiring and empowering my CTE students to develop essential skills that will benefit them in various aspects of life.  My students learn communication and problem-solving techniques through hands on experiences.  I inspire students to build self-confidence and achieve goals by empowering them with the tools they need to thrive. Happy to be a Titan.

Brandon Rhein - My name is Brandon Rhein, this is my 5th year teaching mathematics at the high school level. I am excited for the challenge of teaching AP math and coaching Freshman football. Go Titans!


A Message From Counseling:

Hey Titans! What's Your Plan? 

Counselors will be visiting Senior English Classrooms to discuss the 4 post-secondary pathways: Enroll, Enlist, Employ, and Explore.

Topics during our Senior Presentations will include:  Enrolling in College or Career Trades, Enlisting in the U.S.A. branches of the military, and Employment by entering the workforce, and Exploring Gap Year options.

Dates of Senior Presentations: Sept. 21-22. 


More information to come regarding College Rep Visits and FAFSA. Please see the flyers in our counseling section of the Titan Voice.


Below are links to three local college fairs:


Please see the counseling section on page 15 of the Titan Voice for more information.



In the month of October, all Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. This test is going to be digital and taken on their UCS-issued laptops.  ALL Juniors will need to make sure their College Board accounts are up-to-date. Please see the flyer in our counseling section of the Titan Voice. 


Sophomores and Freshmen will also need to have accurate College Board accounts for Spring Testing.  


EVENT: The Macomb Intermediate School District is the host site for the Macomb County Health and Wellness Fair. The fair is Saturday, 9-23-23. There will be over 55 community agencies present with information on the resources they provide. We will also have a keynote speaker talking about the Magic of Hope as well as short 30 minute presentations on various health and wellness topics.  Please see the Titan Voice for more information.


With Titan Pride,



Kenneth L. Cucchi III