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What's Happening in the D
05/01/2019
The latest news from DeKeyser
SACC Mid-Winter Break Day Camp
12/14/2018
SACC Mid-Winter Break Day Camp - Construction Zone
3rd Grade Math Instruction
12/14/2018
Third Graders in Mrs. Vachon's class use their "Math Place mats" to solve math problems.
Three UCS schools honored as HEARTSafe
10/23/2019
Schools honored for work to prepare for cardiac emergencies
UHS named Marching Band of the Year
10/22/2019
WDIV awards Marching Chieftain top honor
10/21/2019
Messmore students hit the ground running every Monday

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,
As we roll in to the school year, I hope we were successful at putting the pieces together for a fun start of school! As a staff, we all go into this wanting to do our best to help families and students feel comfortable with the start of a new year. Since all students are different, it takes some students longer to get used to the routines and the structure of school, and that is OK! Children will look to us for cues on how to adjust, so it's very important to re-assure our students that our school is a safe place to learn!

It's also important that you keep in touch with your child's teacher. We take our job very seriously, and, as experts, we hope you will trust us. Most of our staff has been teaching for many years, and we keep up to date on learning initiatives new ideas in education.

With gratitude,

Mary Beth Merlo

Our Mission:
The DeKeyser community provides a safe, learning environment while encouraging academic and personal success through high expectations.

Our Theme:
DeKeyser Elementary School's theme is "Adventures never end!"

  • Blue Ribbon School
  • All day kindergarten
  • Dedicated classrooms for art and music
  • District standardized test scores above county and state averages
  • More than 92 percent of our parents would recommend the district to others
  • School wide off site science experience at camps (K-6)
  • High level of student involvement in school including student led assemblies, student run school store
  • DeKeyser teacher named America's Top Ten Preschool Teacher by Nick Jr. Magazine
  • Collaborative team teaching at all grade levels
  • Active community involvement in extra curricular and academic areas
  • Discovery Science Tech Book Grant
  • Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant

  • 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.