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DeKeyser students are making Smart Moves
02/19/2020
Students with Smart Moves shirts
Hour of Code
12/18/2019
Students in Media Center class coding for the "Hour of Code"
Help Wanted
11/20/2019
Join our team as a lunch room supervisor
UCS senior receives more than $1 million college scholarship offers
03/10/2020
Ford II senior gets offers from more than 20 colleges and universities
Math 24 tournament adds up to fun for UCS students
03/10/2020
Academically talented and gifted students participated at fourth, fifth and sixth grade levels

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,

Coming up in Second Semester, we will start our Pod Pals program! Like in the past, Pod Pals will give students an opportunity meet new teachers and students in other grade levels, learn team work skills, and the importance of being persistent. Pod Pals is once a month during the school day for 30 minutes. Students have been asking me about Pod Pals lately, so I am pretty sure they like the Pod Pals and are excited for it to start.

Yet another reason why this is a great time to be a DeKeyser Dolphin!

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.