Latest News & Announcements

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awards grant to Eppler Art Program

MCACA generosity supports the arts at Eppler

May 23 - June 11, 2021 Calendar Update

May 23-June 11th Calendar with Final Exams Schedule

First Annual Secondary Virtual Art Show

Art Show online now through June 11, 2021


Dear Eppler Faithful,

As I reflect upon the school year we have just completed, I can’t quite grasp just how we got through such a crazy year! It is only because we, as a staff, and a pretty amazing one at that, I might add, were able to partner with such an incredible group of parents to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere, in spite of all the challenges we faced. We stood up to those challenges together, ensuring the success of our students; your children! Thank you for allowing us to partner with you, always, but especially during this last year! The resilience of our students, coupled with all we, as a team, have invested in them, brought us to this side of the pandemic. I understand we are not through this completely yet, but I stand on the hope and promise that we will be back at the start of next year with our doors open wide and our classrooms filled with students eager to learn, engage with each other and our staff, and once again enjoy school with a sense of normalcy that we all so desperately miss and long for.

Our yearbook publisher is behind in production. Like everyone else in this pandemic, they've had a difficult time with their operations and are working hard to meet our needs. Unfortunately, we don't expect to see our yearbooks until mid to late August. We are planning on having them for Chieftain Registration Day, and to be able to distribute them at that time. Ms. Kiehle and I are working out the details to have a separate time for our current ninth grade students to come in and pick up their yearbooks. More info will be shared when we finalize our plans. Thank you for understanding!

Yes!! I did say Chieftain Registration Day!! Another sign of getting back to what we do best!! Please add Tuesday, August 24 to your calendars as our tentative Chieftain Day!! Please look for a mailing in early to mid-August to confirm that date, and supply you with all the information you will need for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

I, along with Ms. Cunningham and the entire Eppler staff (aka BEST.  STAFF.  EVER!!), hope you have a wonderfully relaxing summer with your families. Please take time to breathe, recharge, and enjoy each other!

It has been my honor and privilege to not only serve you and your families, but to work alongside you!! There is nothing like the Eppler Family!! Thank you!! Be well! Be safe! Be healthy! Be happy!! See you in August!!

Jerry Pantano

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 collaborate as a 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.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.