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History Comes to Life!
04/22/2019
Burr students hold wax museum
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01/17/2020
Plumbrook selected for The Step Up to Wellness program
UCS Update - January 17, 2020
01/17/2020
Stories this week from across UCS
UCS Board re-elects officers
01/14/2020
UCS Board maintains stable leadership with re-election of officers

Principal's Message

Happy New Year! In honor and celebration of the birthday of MLK Jr., Burr students work together on projects and read to learn about the man and his tremendously powerful and positive impact on our world!
Although Black History is studied all year long throughout Burr's curriculum, February is set aside for students across America to celebrate the enormous contributions that African Americans have made to the success of our Nation! In conjunction with our focus on Character Education, we have highlighted some famous black Americans that represent the themes of Character Education. From the many, these are but a few that we would like to commemorate: Lewis H. Latimer (Trustworthiness), Dr. Charles Drew (Responsibility), Pearl Bailey (Optimism), Barbara Jordan (Citizenship), Sojourner Truth (Fairness), Rosa Parks (Commitment), Alex Haley (Respect), Bessie Coleman (Determination), and Jackie Robinson (Courage)!
Throughout the month of February, many African Americans who have made tremendous contributions will be celebrated during morning announcements every day!
Please ask your child what they plan to leave behind as their legacy of character!

Burr Elementary Mission Statement

At Burr Elementary School, educational success depends on the combined efforts of all students, parents, staff and community.
We work together
to educate and challenge our children to meet their individual needs and goals. As a community, we will teach respect for uniqueness of self and the diversity of others.

The Academic Goals for the 2015-2016 School Year will continue to be:

1. Increase the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in mathematics as measured by the district assessments and M-Step

2. Increase student's reading achievement in Kindergarten through 6th Grade

3. Increase student's writing scores on the district wide writing assessment

4. Increasing the number of students who score at the proficient level or higher in social studies and science

Conferences

At Burr Elementary, our children take responsibility for their learning and are equal partners in their learning with their parents and teachers. These conferences help establish communication between all the stakeholders: parent/guardian, student, and the teacher. A final benefit of Parent/STUDENT/Teacher conferences is the collaboration that emerges. At the conference, everyone shares ideas so that the final goals are the product of a three-way discussion. This is a true partnership between home and school that ensures a child’s academic success.
For the last 5 years, we had 100% participation at our Burr Elementary Fall Parent/STUDENT/teacher conferences. It is imperative that all our stakeholders are all on the same page. Please make sure that your child attends the conference.

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.