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Thunder Monkeys - State Honors
01/02/2020
Duncan team honored for innovation
Career Day at Duncan Elementary
05/12/2019
Special day support Career Focus program
Kaleidoscope Winner
01/03/2019
Karthryn Irwin has the right stuff!
UCS students earn top honors at scholastic arts competition
01/24/2020
UCS students excel again in regional competition
UCS hosts annual career expo
01/24/2020
Expo set for March 20
Partnership focuses on improved learning through healthy habits
01/17/2020
Plumbrook selected for The Step Up to Wellness program

Principal's Message

The staff at Richard J. Duncan Elementary wishes to you and your family a healthy and prosperous New Year. Together our teachers, students, and parents are embarking on a new year full of hope and promise. With the start of the New Year, the Duncan team has reaffirmed its commitment to providing a quality educational experience for all of our children. We have an exceptional school because of the dedicated people within it. Each one of us looks forward to the challenging and engaging learning opportunities that the New Year will bring to Duncan. Supportive parents, dedicated teachers, well designed and well delivered curriculum are those factors most associated with student success. These efforts can reach highest potentials when the student learning environment is first considered.

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.

January 9th
Bagel Day
4:00—D.E.C.O. meeting

January 14th
6:00 to 8:00—Rink Night

January 21st -
No School—Martin Luther King day

January 24th & 25th
10:00—Variety Show
12:04 dismissal
Records Day

January 29th
8:00 pm.m. Band-O-Rama

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.