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During November, Eppler Jr. High will distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families at the end of the day on Friday, November 10, 2017.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Tuesday, November 7. The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card will be automatically sent to you. If you still need to register, see the instructions below.

Please note: If you have a child in elementary school, those report cards will be issued at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 21 after scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

Please remember that we have a Fall Dance sponsored by the Eppler Student Council on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 3:15 to 5:00 pm. The price of admission is $3. Pizza and pop will be available for purchase. Also, as a reminder, Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 5, 2017. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to sleep on Saturday … and thoroughly enjoy that extra hour of sleep!

As we look ahead in November, there will be no school on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, marking Election Day and Staff Professional Development. Also, please note there is no school Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through Friday, November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope you are able to enjoy this time with your families. With respect to having the opportunity to give thanks, I am truly thankful for the students, parents, and staff here at Eppler and so proud to be a part of this wonderful community!

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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link