School NewsDistrict News

2017 Kindergarten Registration set for March 15
03/01/2017
Registration packets now available
Duncan driver named one of the Michigan's best
09/27/2016
Duncan Bus Driver Charles Weir was recently honored by the Board of Education for earning top honors at a statewide competition
See Our School in a Whole New Way
08/02/2016
Ten Things You Need to Know Our Redesigned Website

Principal's Message

It is never too early to begin encouraging students to think about their futures by exploring their interests and making connections with career paths connected to those interests. By helping students to become future-minded, we can begin to nurture their skills and help them to take steps to achieve their personal dreams. We want students to feel successful as they take steps to be leaders of their own lives and of their futures! To support our futureminded students, the Utica Community Schools is hosting their annual Career Expo on Thursday, March 16 from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm at Eisenhower High School and the College Fair on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at Henry Ford II High School. 

Our Mission

The Community at Richard J. Duncan Elementary School is devoted to academic excellence. Sound instructional strategies will provide our students with a foundation of skills that will prepare them for lifelong achievement in a global society.

We Believe...
* All students can learn and achieve.
* All students can teach and learn from each other.
* All parents are partners in their children’s education.
* We will value individuality and diversity.
* We will maintain high expectations for all children to be responsible and caring students.
* All children need a safe and secure learning environment- both physical and emotional.
* We will help students become lifelong learners so they can adapt to a changing world.

Pancakes and Periodic Table

March is...Patriotic Pancakes and the Periodic Table! Join us this month on March 9th from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm for a night to celebrate flapjacks, family and a love for reading and science. Eat all of the pancakes you want and explore the interactive hands-on science exhibits brought to Duncan from the Ann Arbor Museum of Science. Explore over 20 interactive science activities.

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 and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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