As a parent with a very active child in this school, I have found the teachers to be fantastic at adjusting the environment and movement breaks to fit her needs while keeping the academic rigor at the forefront of the day! The music department has made amazing progress in the last year and includes afterschool drama classes as well!
The principal inspires staff to put in extra effort and time with his positive energy and passion for providing the students with the best education even in economic hard times. This is evident in the number of teachers and paras who stay late to run clubs, support the PTA and plan for student success!
This small school is the model of civic engagement for children of all ages. The after school clubs are amazing and most of the students participate in activities such as Earth Day Roadside cleanup and food drives for local families in need!
The teachers at Unity Elementary School consistently go above and beyond. They are ahead of the state in Universal Design For Learning. The middle school teachers run amazing project based learning activities and the monthly community meals are not to be missed!
The Motto of Unity K-8 School is-
"Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect your School"
The mascot is the PANTHER.
I know the Students of UES are taught respect and I know that every student that I have met (which is all of them) is a thoughtful, eager and prepared young scholar.
Unity students are very well prepared for academic achievement in High School and beyond. I have seen these students in classes at local High Schools and before I knew that they had come from Unity- I could pick them out by their "prepared for classes and participation" attitudes. I believe this "prepared attitude" comes from the students close educational experience provided by Unity's staff and community- along the schools creed (Respect Yourself, Respect Each Other,Respect your School). Unity's Staff, Administration and Students are second to none, 100% Student Centered- 100% Professional. Each student is educated with the Skills, Abilities and Talents that will make them successful in everything they may choose to do in their futures.
Their are a small vocal group of people in our community that are mad that the majority of voters chose to build a new school- rather than bus our students elsewhere. I am so proud that the majority of voters saw the value of continuing the tradition of strong and effective local education in Unity. The new UES building is a wonderful thing- and a asset to our local community. The new UES and the great staff along with 21st century technology available at the new school are a drawing feature toward increasing the numbers of young families moving to our area. It's all good !