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AND how amazing it is!!!   Mrs. Rudel's amazing Second Graders have been studying National Monuments and connecting with their significance and wonder.  We had ...

7th and 8th grade students were randomly placed into “Sweet Sixteen” teams to construct chairs out of newspapers. Each group was given a roll of masking tape and a s...

Union Ridge School Boosterthon 2018 - Husky Fun Run! CASTLE QUEST! We're excited to raise funds for "A Recess Makeover" and we're hosting a Fun Run to make...

A class of 8th grade students were visited by our local State Representative Robert Martwick.  The students listened to Representative Martwick and asked some great questio...

Boosterthon is back! Our Husky Fun Run Program kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! Our school goal this year ...

Pi Day

March 19, 2018

The 7th grade participated in studying about the number pi and all of it's uses.  They researched about pi, found their birthday in the digits of pi, measured various c...

Character Dress Up Day

March 15, 2018

The Young Authors Committee hosted Character Dress Up Day on March 14th.  Students in grades K-8 dressed up as their favorite book character and showed off their love of re...

The Scholastic Bowl Tournament was held on March 8 at East Leyden High School.  Each neighboring school in our division participated in the tournament.  Questions are ...

Sleeping Freshmen Day

February 22, 2018

How can a brand new freshman possibly know what path to follow when entering the doors of high school? So many clubs, so many sports, so many new people...what to do?! Union ...

After studying the Periodic Table of Elements, the 7th grade Science students had an opportunity to research an element and create a 3-D atomic model. The atom is made of proton...

Won’t You Be My VALENTINE?

February 14, 2018

Mrs. Rudel's young engineers were at it again! This time they were given the engineering challenge of building a Valentine Village. These young engineers worked in small gro...

Mrs. Rudel's young engineers were given the engineering challenge of building a structure that met the criteria of being 30 cm tall and must stand on its own for 15 seconds....

We would like to congratulate our students in grades Kindergarten – 8th who achieved perfect attendance for the month of December.  These students were in school for ...

Students in 6th grade science are participating in a worldwide event called the “Hour of Code” by personalizing their own Google logo doodle, using a student friendl...

2nd Grade STEM Project

December 21, 2017

Second grade students created monsters based on their knowledge of physical properties.  During this STEM project, they designed a sketch, created their monster, and presen...

After School Program

December 18, 2017

Registration is now open - Reserve your spot today! Right At School is still accepting students in the Right Club for after-school care! Daily snack, fitness, dedicated homew...

Union Ridge Students recently participated with other schools throughout Illinois in a very worthwhile project called the American Flag World Record Signature Campaign.  Ov...

Third graders are actively making their community a better place by participating in their own community service outside of school. Students explore and choose their own communi...

This August, Mrs. Wilk, our Enrichment Coordinator, was the proud recipient of a Meemic Foundation Grant. Created by the Meemic Insurance Company and founded as a nonprofit orga...

The month of October had 20 possible attendance days. The students pictured were present for all 20 days. Students having perfect attendance are those who were present every cla...

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2017 Red Ribbon Week Events

October 20, 2017

Respect Is Key - Stay Drug Free! URS celebrates Red Ribbon Week with many schools and communities across the country. The purpose of this campaign is to raise awareness of the ...

E. C. Program Recognized by ExceleRate Illinois! Congratulations to our early childhood team Ms. Pukszta, Ms. Dirks, Mr. Jorgensen, and Mrs. Haddad for achieving “Gold Ci...