Welcome to Duke
"Where children soar!"
The mission of SOAR is to instill the characteristics of a great leader in our students. SOAR seeks to create a learning environment that empowers our students the show Service, Ownership, Accountability and Respect to peers, teachers and community.
SERVICE - be a helper to others and your environment
OWNERSHIP - take responsibility for your action
ACCOUNTABILITY - be prepared to work hard and succeed
RESPECT - treat others the way you want to be treated.
Duke Elementary is committed to creating a safe and caring environment in which students will show respect to self, others and property, be responsible for their actions and lead by example.
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Find the 2019-2020 school supply list here
Standard Based Report Cards
St. Mary’s County Public Schools formed a report card committee in 2015 and included representation from every elementary school in the county. The committee revised the pre-K – grade 2 Standards-Based Report Card to reflect recent curriculum changes, which was successfully implemented this school year.
The work of the committee continues as we focus on creating a Standards-Based reporting system for grades 3-5. We recognize the need to provide on-going professional development for our staff as well as the need to educate and communicate with families in order to prepare for the transition. We are committed to a successful implementation and, therefore, we will gather feedback and provide training during the 2017-18 school year and begin implementation for a 3rd grade during the 2018-19 school year. 4th and 5th grade Standards Based Report Cards will follow in consecutive school years.
Please contact Ms. Mandis at school if you would like additional information about Standards Based Report Cards. We will have various options for parents throughout this process to keep you informed. Have a great evening!