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Dresden Dragons Make Us Proud!
06/18/2020
Thank you to all of the Dresden Dragons and their parents for all of your hard work this year! We are very proud of all of your accomplishments and positive attitudes!
Students Learn the Science behind K9 Scent Work
02/20/2020
Dresden 4th-6th Graders learn the science behind K9 scent work and the training that these jobs take during an assembly with Mrs. Marina Suggs, a teacher and dog trainer, and her 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, Shark.
Meet Mr. Suggs!
11/18/2019
Inquiring minds want to get to know more about Mr. Suggs.
UCS Update - September 25
09/25/2020
Latest News from the past week
Nine UCS students named among top one percent of high school seniors
09/23/2020
Seniors named national merit semifinalists
Nearly 500 UCS students named Advanced Placement scholars
09/22/2020
Students honored for success on Advanced Placement exams

 

From the Principal

 Hello  Dresden Dragons,  

I would first like to thank our community for their patience and support.  In the past two weeks we have distributed close to 500 computers/IPads, organized our online platform and diagnosed and fixed over 1,000 technology issues.  We have also had the opportunity for our students to meet their teachers and become familiar with our online learning system and expectations.

It is now time for us to fully jump in and get moving with our curriculum.  It is imperative that your child(ren) log on and participate every day, no different than what we would expect if we were meeting here at Dresden face to face.  We are taking attendance and assignments will be graded.  Our school day begins at 9:10 a.m.

I fully understand that online school is very different than anything our children have ever experienced before.  It may take a little time to get adjusted.  We will all work together to solve any issues that may come up.  For some the transition has not been one of difficulty and for others it has been very difficult.  I fully understand this and again we will need to work together to make sure our children are successful.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your teachers, or give me a call and we will help you.

If you are experiencing tech issues you can log onto our district's tech page at: https://uticak12.org/cms/one.aspx?pageID=43802711

I do nnot have to tell you that there is a lot of stress going on in the world right now.  It is hard for most adults to understand and process this.  For young children it is even more difficult for them to grasp.  It is essential that we stay positive and we will get though this together.  When we have issues with online schooling or the technology that goes with it, please do not be negative in front of the children.  This will only add to their confusion and stress and compound any problem we may be having.

We are all doing the best we can!  We will continue to solve problems as they come up and we will all continue to strive to give our students a great education.  We can not do this unless we partner together.  This includes children being accountable and responsible for their part.  Not completing assignments is not acceptable.  Playing in the chat while in a Teams meeting while the teacher is giving instruction is not acceptable.  Being disrespectful to your teacher or fellow classmates online is not acceptable.  It is up to all of us to keep focus and build a positive attitude towards learning.  I have attached a clip in the link below from a powerful speaker, and educational hero of mine, who stresses the importance of attitude.  Please take the time to watch and discuss this clip with you child(ren).  As it is stated in the clip, "Your attitude is a game changer". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ6-jQ6rYr8

We got this!  If you have any issues reach out to us.  We are here for you!

 Start the school year off right by creating  a literary-rich environment at home!  Check out our most recent Literacy Newsletter for more tips.

With much respect,
Principal Bradley Suggs 

The purpose at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student within a safe and nurturing environment to grow as a responsible citizen, become a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors.

Upcoming Dates:

August 27         
Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:00 PM

TBA                     
Student's  Classroom Assignment released via email 

Sept. 3               
First day of school.  Half day 12:04 dismissal

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.