School NewsDistrict News

Recommended School Supplies
07/19/2017
Suggested list for 2017-2018
Duncan students feast on books
04/11/2017
Media Center becomes "Book Cafe!"
2017 Kindergarten Registration set for March 15
03/01/2017
Registration packets now available
UCS Superintendent selected for Macomb Hall of Fame
09/19/2017
Dr. Johns will be inducted September 21
Ten UCS seniors named among the nation’s top one percent of the Class of 2018
09/14/2017
Ten seniors named National Merit semi-finalists
UCS expands planning tool for college and career success
09/13/2017
Naviance now available for 7th and 8th grade families

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Richard J. Duncan Elementary!  It is with great excitement that we begin a new year full of hope and promise for each of our young Explorers!   At the start of this academic year, an amazing group of students, parents, and educators will come together to facilitate a new year of learning!  At Duncan Elementary, we are honored to nurture the development of the most precious gift in the world-our children!  Thank you for entrusting us with your incredibly wonderful children.  A special welcome is extended to the new families joining our Duncan community this academic year.  Whether you are just joining Duncan Elementary, or are one of our treasured veterans, this is an exciting time to be a part of our community.   

For more Duncan news, please see our September newsletter

 

 

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.

Parents can share their business expertise with sixth graders

The 24th annual Career Focus Luncheon for all Utica Community Schools sixth graders will take place Thursday, May 4th at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This special “grown-up” event brings the students together with business and community leaders for lunch and conversation about careers and the importance of education in the future workplace.
Calling all parents! Are you interested in spending a lunch hour with district sixth graders to share your business expertise? Con-sider attending the annual Career Focus Luncheon. For more than 20 years, this event has impacted thousand of young children. As a participant, you will share your professional expertise with a table of sixth graders from UCS. In turn, these students will present a digital resume and discuss their hopes and aspira-tions for their futures. If you are interested, please see the detailed flyers on pages 15 & 16 of this Duncan Dispatch.
The event is co-sponsored by Utica Community Schools, the UCS Foundation for Educational Excellence, Sterling Heights Region-al Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Advisor & Source News-papers. Area businesses and individuals are invited to serve as ta-ble sponsors to share their career and college experiences with today’s students – tomorrow’s leaders. Please contact the UCS Foundation at 586.797.6953 or visit www.ucsfoundation.org to reserve your table or 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 and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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