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Dresden Kaleidoscope Winner!
Congratulations to soon-to be published author Harper O'Brien from 4th Grade. Harper is this year's Kaleidoscope winner!
Welcome back Kindergartners and First Graders!
Dresden welcomes back the first phase of students face to face.
Students Learn the Science behind K9 Scent Work
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.
UCS celebrates its newest Coaches Hall of Fame members
EIght new UCS honorees will be formally inducted next week
10 Winter Teams Receive All-State Academic Honors
Congratulations to the nine UCS varsity teams that received All-State Academic honors.

UCS Family Literacy Connection

Greetings Dresden Families,

We have just passed the halfway mark for our 2021-2022 school year and what a year it has been. I would like to give much respect to our students, staff, and community for their tenacity and grit as we have navigated and keep focus on education through out these past two years.  We have asked much of all of our stakeholders and have made countless adaptations to our school day.  What brings me great pride in the Dresden community is that throughout all the uncertainty, changes, and pivots we have made, we have remained together and strong in our mission to provide a great educational experience for our students.  This alone fills me with hope and encouragement as we look to the future.  I would like to personally thank everyone in our community for their efforts.

In the school setting the month of March is known as "March is Ready Month."  I would like to emphasis that every month is a good month to keep reading.  The more a child reads the better he/she becomes at reading.  The best thing you can do to improve your child's school achievement is to have him/her read at least 20 minutes every night.

In our literacy rich society, reading happens all around us and can occur in many forms.  Children can practice their reading skills in many ways.  They can always pick up a good book, read a magazine, read information from a child-safe web site, or read the back of a cereal box.  One of the best ways I have found to encourage my own children to read more is to turn off the sound and turn on the closed-captions while they watch their favorite television show.

Studies have shown time and time again that reading is the gateway to academic achievement.  I challenge our school community to find ways to discover the enjoyment of reading and make sure that our children make ready a part of their life.  If you need suggestions on how to get your child to ready, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or call me and I will try to help you.

With much respect,
Principal Bradley Suggs 

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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.

  1. Summer Academic Programs 2022

Summer academic programs for students in grades one through twelve begin on Monday, June 20, 2022 and end on Friday, July 29, 2022. All summer academic programs will be supported by grant funds and will be free of charge for all participants. Information will be available on the UCS website at:  Registration begins on Monday, May 2, 2022, through Community Education using the following link:


  1. Summer Enrichment Classes

The 2022 UCS summer camps and enrichment programs opened for registration on Monday, April 25, 2022. Please click this link for more information and to register:


  1. 2022 School Age Child Care Summer Camp Registration Dates

The 2022 SACC summer camp theme is “Traveling through the Nifty 50” and will run from Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, August 12, 2022. Please note that camp will not be held on July 4, 2022. Registration opened on April 25, 2022; please click here for more information and to register:


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.