From The Principal Kenneth L. Cucchi III


Kenneth L. Cucchi III




Good afternoon Titan Community,


Spring Break begins on Monday, April 3. We will return to school on Monday, April 10. We hope this is a time that families, staff, and students can refresh for the final push into the end of this school year. This will be our last Titan Voice until after Spring Break.

As we move into the week after spring break, please be sure to keep an eye on the Counseling Section of the Titan Voice. There will be a lot of pertinent information coming out in the next few weeks.

As a reminder, the 3rd quarter ends today.  Report cards will be sent through Powerschool on March 31.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT REMINDER For Senior Parents – There is a MANDATORY parent meeting scheduled for April 18 - Last Names A-L are asked to attend the 5:00 pm meeting and Last Names M-Z are asked to attend the 6:30 pm meeting. Students will attend a student meeting during school. We will go over all of the information for the end of the year, including prom and graduation. Students will not be able to attend Commencements or pick up their cap and gown if a parent or guardian does not attend.


Spring break is April 3 – April 7. There will be no school on these days. Use this time to recharge your batteries an get ready to finish the end of the school year strong!


SAT/PSAT Testing Update:

All 9-11th grade students are required to participate in mandatory statewide testing on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th.  Please look for communication from Mr. Ersig in the next couple of weeks with more specific details. The following schedule will be followed for those days:



Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Wednesday, April 12

Students report to school as normal; Students will take PSAT 8/9; Dismissal at 11 am; Busses available

Students stay home and will attend a virtual fieldtrip; Attendance/check-in will be taken

Students report to school as normal; Students will take SAT test; Dismissal at 12:30 pm; Busses available

Students stay home and will attend a virtual fieldtrip; Attendance/check-in will be taken

Thursday, April 13

Students report to school as normal; Regular school day; Dismissal at 2:09; Busses available

Students report to school as normal; Students will take PSAT10 in the morning; Students will attend regular schedule for hours 4-6; Dismissal at 2:09; Busses available

Students report to school as normal; Students will take Workeys in the morning; Students will attend regular schedule for hours 4-6; Dismissal at 2:09; Busses available

Students stay home and will attend a virtual fieldtrip; Attendance/check-in will be taken


SAT Incentive Program for ALL 11th grade students:

Stevenson High School is providing ALL 11th grade students with an opportunity to enter a SAT Achievement Raffle.  Over 40 student driven prizes will be available. Mr. Ersig has emailed all 11th grade students and parents an individualized “SAT Goal” based on each student’s PSAT10 score from last year.  In order to enter the raffle, students will need to achieve at least one of the following: 1) meet the individualized SAT Goal sent from Mr. Ersig, 2) meet the proficiency score for the EBRW portion of the SAT, or 3) meet the proficiency score for the Math portion of the SAT.  Any student meeting any of the 3 criteria will be automatically entered in the SAT Achievement Raffle. See below for a list of the incentives.


AP Testing starts May 1, more information to come.


Congratulations to our 2022- 2023 Academic Scholars.  Please see the Titan Voice for the names of seniors who received the Academic Scholars Award. This award is given to high school seniors who received a 3.67 GPA or higher for the past 7 semesters.


Congratulations Stevenson Choir! All Stevenson Choir who participated in the MSVMA Vocal Music Festival this week represented themselves very well. All schools, UAIS, Stevenson, Davis, and Heritage, received Division I ratings, which included a prepared performance, and sight-singing (singing/reading music they'd never seen before).


Congratulations to the Stevenson Band Students! They competed this past weekend at Chippewa Valley H.S. at MSBOA State Solo and Ensemble. This is the highest level a musician can participate in, in the State of Michigan. Please see the Titan Voice for a list of the students and their awards.

Congratulations to the Stevenson Winter Guard! Chimera Essence took FIRST PLACE at Stoney Creek High School!!! Then, they placed 2nd with a score of 73.38 at Troy Athens High School on March 19. This team did an outstanding job. We are so beyond proud of them. They will attend MCGC State Championships on April 1st!!!

Congratulations Science Olympiad! Stevenson High School participated in two invitationals and Regional Science Olympiad Tournament – the Haslett invitational on Jan 23, 2023 where Stevenson placed 17 out of 58 teams that participated.  They also participated at the University of Michigan invitational which was held on Feb 18, 2023 and Stevenson placed 29 out of 60 teams that participated.


Stevenson High School Science Olympiad team participated at Regional Science Olympiad tournament at Macomb Community College which was held on March 18, 2023. Stevenson placed 2nd place out of the 10 schools which participated. All our students medaled in at least one event. Please see the Titan Voice for a the list of events in which the students placed in.


Important Reminders

Every student must wear their ID at all times while on school grounds. A student’s ID card authorizes him/her to be on the school campus. It is crucial that the school staff can identify everyone on campus. Identification of staff and students is a safety issue and will not be compromised. Student IDs may be left in the student’s assigned locker overnight to ensure the student ID is not left at home. Please see page 1 in the UCS student handbook for more information.


Another important reminder is to take time with your student to review the UCS High School Credit Review Rules and Procedures. In short, it starts by saying that a student has a responsibility to attend, be on time and prepared for each scheduled class. When a student nears or is at 10 absences (any combination of absences or tardies) they will meet with their Associate Principal and parents will be notified. At 11 absences the student will enter Credit Review and can restore those credits by making up the lost time for the classes via a contract made with their associate principal. This cannot be recovered short of testing out, taking the class via scheduling, credit recovery or summer school. Please take the time to read and discuss this with your student, and make sure they understand. 

Please be familiar with the UCS dress code. You can find the dress code on page 26 of the student  handbook.


Safety remains a priority in Utica Community Schools.

On May 2, Utica Community Schools will be holding a special election that will allow voters to consider the district’s Safety and Success proposals. Our schools remain the centerpiece of the community, and we are proud that many of our school facilities are used to support the voting process. During these elections, school facilities need to be open and easily accessible to allow voters to cast their ballots.


As has been the practice of UCS for past elections, there will be no school on May 2. The cancellation of school maintains our commitment to safety and allows our facilities to be open for community members to cast their ballots in this important election. This will also provide an opportunity for professional development opportunities for staff. Please note – Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing on May 2 will be held as scheduled.

Have a safe and fun spring break and come back ready to finish the school year strong.

With Titan Pride,



Kenneth L. Cucchi III