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Ready, Set, Blitz
01/03/2020
Academic Blitz set for January 9
UCS expert speller performs on a national stage
05/31/2019
Fifth grader takes part in Scripps Howard annual bee
Elementary students inspire their classmate to S-O-A-R
05/09/2019
Students support classmate going to national spelling bee
Ready, Set, Blitz
01/03/2020
Academic Blitz set for January 9
UCS expert speller performs on a national stage
05/31/2019
Fifth grader takes part in Scripps Howard annual bee
Elementary students inspire their classmate to S-O-A-R
05/09/2019
Students support classmate going to national spelling bee

From The Principal Dr. Schneider-Rediske sitting at her desk with four upper elementary students

Dear Families and Friends:

Time flies by as we delve into many curriculum endeavors.  January went by so quickly as our students continued to hone their academic skills.  We also checked progress using mid-year assessment tools and I am pleased to share that our students are continuing to learn and grow.

This month, the highlighted topic is Informational Writing.  For some students this can be a challenge as it is a specific style that usually requires writing in an organized manner with significant details.  The purpose of this style of writing is to allow students to share their understanding of a topic by using vocabulary, examples, and evidence from the text pieces that provide information.  Writing explanations of how things work (cause and effect) as well as detailing procedures and processes will assist the child in their comprehension efforts.  It is an important piece to student learning!

This month we also have some great news to share with you about some new initiatives and events.  First, we received 38 new laptops for all school use.  We were able to do this with the joint efforts of the Oakbrook Family Tree (monies from the Fun Run last May) and our own Oakbrook fall sale and Scholastic Book Fair.  In addition, a cart was purchased to house our new equipment.  On the curriculum front, we will be hosting our first family STEM night on Thursday, February 6, from 7:00-8:00 PM.  Please join us as we take part in activities that include elements of science, technology, engineering and math.

As always, thank you for your support.  As a team we can make a positive difference.

Sincerely,

Dr. Linda Schneider-Rediske


2020-21 School Year Early Childhood Open House
UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Hiring School Age Child Care Directors & Assistants Early Childhood Teachers & Assistants
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Science Exploration Mid-Winter Break Camp
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Velocity Jr. S.T.E.A.M. classes located at Duncan Elementary and Browning Elementary.
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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 every child’s achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.
Parents should circle September 21 at 6:30 p.m. on their school calendars. On that night, Oakbrook Elementary will host its Open House. It is a great chance to hear about our plans for the year, meet your child's teacher, and make sure the school year gets off on a positive start. We look forward to seeing you there

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.