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Career Day at Duncan Elementary
Special day support Career Focus program
Kaleidoscope Winner
Karthryn Irwin has the right stuff!
Duncan December Book Fair
Book fair set for this week
UCS Update - August 18, 2019
Latest News from across UCS
UCS, USPBL celebrate Back to School on August 22
Portion of ticket will go to support school safety initiatives in UCS
Forbes Magazine recognizes Utica Community Schools as one of Michigan’s top places to work
UCS is the only public K-12 school district to earn the recognition

Principal's Message

As the 2018-2019 year of learning draws to a close at Richard J. Duncan Elementary, we reflect on our year and have a tremendous feeling of pride! This is a time for celebrating the many shining achievements that represent the excellence of our entire community. This excellence came from our collective efforts to maintain the highest standards, look after the smallest details, and go the extra mile, in order to ensure the education of our young Explorers was the best it could be! On behalf of the entire Duncan staff, I would like to thank our families for their support this school year and for the wonderful children that we have had the privilege to work with. The Duncan community truly represents the finest and most dedicated parents. With our continued and combined efforts, Duncan Elementary will remain much more than just a school. Duncan Elementary will continue to be a great place for children to learn and succeed!

Click here for the 2019 Suggested Supply List

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

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