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Eppler Families,

Welcome to December! As the holidays approach, we all have a tendency to let our minds wander in anticipation of joyous times with family and friends as we all celebrate in our own ways. With that in mind, please remind your students, as will we, that we still have much work to do until the 3:01 bell rings on December 22. We must continue to focus on the learning in the classroom, and have our students stay current on their studies and assignments. Once the holidays have passed, we will have only a few short weeks before mid-term exams January 22-24, 2018. Preparation is key to success on exams. Teachers will begin distributing exam review guides, many of which will be worked on in class, and serve as a valuable tool for studying for the exams. I would ask that you look for exam review guides coming home with your students and work with them as they prepare. With hard work, each of our students can be successful!

During the days leading up to the holiday season, the Eppler community continues, as always, to fill the need of helping those less fortunate. Our canned and non-perishable food drive continues through December 7, with all donations directed to the Shelby Township Lions Food Basket Program. Our students are also participating in our annual United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive, which runs through December 13. I am sure the recipients of your contributions will be appreciative of all you do, and it will truly make a difference in their lives this holiday season!

With cold and slippery weather approaching, I would ask that as you drive your children to and from school, that you exhibit extra cautiousness on our busy street each morning and afternoon. Be mindful of students who walk to school, as well as those being dropped off, as they enter and exit the school.

I am extremely grateful to the Eppler community for your generosity and all that you do to support our school. I wish you joy and peace as you celebrate with family and friends over the holidays, and best wishes for a wonderful new year! 

Our Vision:

Eppler Junior High School will empower students to achieve their full potential and become productive contributors in a diverse society.

Our Mission:

Parents, students, teachers, and administrators will work with the community to foster a safe and respectful learning environment that will promote independent critical thinking and problem solving.


NJHS is continuing to sponsor a recycling fundraiser in partnership with PlanetGreen. They have made a few changes and they are no longer accepting large toner cartridges. Please do not send in the toner cartridges. They do accept:
 Inkjet cartridges
 Cell phones
 MP3
 IPods
 Cameras
 E-readers
 Calculators
 Tablets
 Video games, consoles, accessories
It helps Eppler earn money and it helps the landfills! NJHS students can earn hours for donating items, but anyone can bring these items to room 19. Thank you for your support! Please check out for more information.

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 are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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