School NewsDistrict News

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 celebrates its Teachers of the Year
04/16/2021
Program celebrates excellence in education
UCS Virtual Academy Town Hall
04/15/2021
Enrollment begins Monday

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.  Interim Superintended, Robert Monroe, shared the UCS learning plan for the New Year.  After January 15, 2021, the district’s current plan is to transition our students back to classrooms beginning Tuesday, January 19th.  Please watch for additional communication in January.  The district goal is to remain in an in-person environment for our students.  There is nothing that we want more than to fulfill this goal.  

We remain incredibly thankful to work in partnership with our Duncan community during this remote learning phase.  The commitment our community continues to show is remarkable!  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the lives of these amazing students!  

The staff at Richard J. Duncan Elementary School wishes to you and your family a wonderful holiday season that is filled with opportunities to gather and celebrate with family and friends.  May the New Year bring us all new hope, new wishes, new dreams and a renewed commitment to our children.  

 

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.