USC Elementary

Rebel Review - June 2021

Rebel Rights - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe

Summer Dates

June 10-15... 4th Quarter Report Cards Mailed Home

August 16-20... 2021-2022 School Year Mailing Sent to Families

  • Some or all of the information will be sent electronically so please make sure we have current email address in JMC
  • Your child's teacher/s will be announced at this time

September 7... Elementary Orientation Day

September 8... First Day of School for Elementary

Mental Health Awareness Month Activities

All elementary students participated in SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) lessons during the month of May. The lessons were led by our administrative and counseling teams. Our students had a great time learning how kindness benefits both them and the person they are sharing kindness with, as well as how our emotions can impact us.

Hero Squad Fundraiser is Complete!

Congratulations to our families, students and staff on their hard work and commitment to helping others. Thank you for participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad program this year. We appreciate all of your efforts in our program and have collectively raised $1071 and have earned fun Hero Gear at various fundraising levels! Thank you for being part of our Hero Squad because every hero needs a squad!

Through our school’s support, we have helped LLS make break-through advancements in research, patient services, and advocacy efforts directly in our community. Have your student use these super-cool shields to send to those that helped support their Hero Squad program to say thank you for being part of our school squad!

If your student earned additional Hero Gear, it will arrive soon. Families, again thank you for joining our Hero Squad and supporting LLS! To learn more about LLS and the work they do for blood cancer patients and their families, right in our community, visit Together, we are helping create a world without blood cancers.

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PBIS at USC Elementary

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a researched-based framework for implementing systems, practices, and data to improve student achievement. USC has been a PBIS school since 2009.

USC Elementary implemented the Virtual Golden Ticket in February 2021. We use Golden Tickets to positively acknowledge our students when we catch them showing their Rebel Rights - Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. We now have a physical and digital way to positively recognize our students meeting our behavior expectations!

Check out some of our Virtual Golden Tickets from the month of May!

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Rebel Pride Assembly

As a part of our PBIS program, K-4 students celebrated their Rebel Rights on Thursday, June 3rd, with our final Rebel Pride Assembly of the school year. We randomly drew Golden Tickets - both paper tickets and virtual tickets - for two students from each grade to earn a prize for showing their Rebel Rights during 4th quarter! We also played Rebel Bingo via Zoom and 150 students earned a prize for getting a Bingo!

Thank You to Our Retirees!

On Friday, June 4th, USC Elementary celebrated the retirement of several staff who have positively impacted USC Elementary. We wish these staff all the best in retirement!

Jackie Leesch

  • Elementary Secretary
  • 31 years of service to USC

Rita Vondracek

  • Director of Instructional Technology
  • 8 years of service to USC, 37 years in education

Pam Melby

  • Food Service Director
  • 30 years of service to USC

Jon Melby

  • 5/6 Teacher
  • 45 years of service to USC

Becky Sorenson

  • Paraprofessional
  • 27 years of service to USC

Carol Light

  • 5/6 Teacher
  • 34 years of service to USC

Beth Jacobson

  • ELL Teacher
  • 32 years of service to USC, 34 years in education

Stu Hendrickson

  • 5/6 Teacher
  • 32 years of service to USC


The 2019-2020 yearbook order form can be found here.

We have ordered an additional twenty-five 2020-2021 yearbooks. Please call the elementary office if you would like one and we'll let you know when they arrive! The cost is $14.

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2021-2022 School Calendar

United South Central Elementary

Nick Jurrens

Elementary Principal

District Assessment Coordinator

Twitter - @USCElementary

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