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Where to find us this summer

Due to construction, all high school staff are located at the elementary school this summer. The Central Office is not affected and is open 7:30-3 p.m.

Congratulations Class of 2017

June 27, 2017

The Class of 2017 stepped into their future on June 17. VIEW GALLERY

Superintendent search materials are posted

June 22, 2017

A search brochure and application are now available online. READ MORE

DCS ranks high among region's schools in academics, grad rate

June 15, 2017

DCS ranks in the top 16 percent of greater Capital Region districts. READ MORE

Community input sought for  superintendent search

June 13, 2017

Provide your input via our SURVEY.

6th grader rolls for an early start on scholarships

May 30, 2017

Tyler Drexel's talent is already earning him money for college. READ MORE

Soccer players spend their Saturday volunteering with Special Olympics

May 30, 2017

DCS players spent a Saturday volunteering with Special Olympics. READ MORE

Leo Club beautifies Delanson for parade

May 26, 2017

The Leo Club joined with Delanson's mayor to garden. READ MORE

Class of 2019 donates BBQ to City Mission

May 22, 2017

Instead of fund raising, the Class of 2019 decided to help others. READ MORE

Superintendent Crowley announces retirement; community invited to take survey, attend meetings

May 17, 2017

DCS Superintendent Crowley has informed the Board of Education, faculty and staff that she will retire on Jan. 2, 2018. READ MORE

Residents approve budget, bus & property props; elect three to Board

May 16, 2017

DCS residents approved the proposed 2017-18 budget and bus and property purchase propositions and elected Jennifer Sexton, Camille J. Siano Enders and Joshua Menzies to the Board of Education. READ MORE

Story Laurie brings Ellis Island to life

May 15, 2017

It all started with a banana, Story Laurie told the 5th graders. VIEW GALLERY

S'more fun with books

May 8, 2017

Save the date: June 7 from 4-7 p.m. is family shopping time at Duanesburg Elementary School's Happy Camper Book Fair. READ MORE

Science fun is elementary for DES, SCS students

May 5, 2017

DES + SCS + science = a fun and educational evening. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

6th graders energized by KidWind Challenge

May 5, 2017                   

The science club is already strategizing for KidWind Challenge 2018. READ MORE

Assemblyman to DCS students: Arrive Alive

May 2, 2017

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara urges teens to take the Arrive Alive pledge. READ MORE

Where will college-bound seniors head this fall?

May 2, 2017

Check out our college acceptance page. READ MORE

Undefeated Eagles ace softball tourney

April 25, 2017

The varsity softball team went 2-0 in rainy Red Hook. READ MORE

Board adopts proposed 2017-18 budget

April 12, 2017

The Board of Education has adopted a proposed $16,317,500 budget for the 2017-18 school year. District residents will vote May 16 on the budget, board members and propositions. READ MORE

Shavees for a cause

April 10, 2017

Kristen Johnson won't be asking for hats or bandannas for her birthday even though she'll soon be wearing them daily. READ MORE

Albany alive with the sounds of DES musicians

April 3, 2017

Albany was alive with the sound of music thanks to our students. READ MORE

Singing about spring at Family Literacy Night with Rhymin' Richie

April 3, 2017

Did you know that spring is cool? Our Elementary students do! VIEW GALLERY

Properties of the sun take shape for 6th graders

March 28, 2017

Christina Stryjek's class really put their hands around the sun. VIEW GALLERY

DCS athletes participate in WAC leadership conference

March 28, 2017  

Student athletes represented their school at FMCC. READ MORE

Seniors interview seniors to shine light on happiness

March 27, 2017

What does it take to be happy in life? High school seniors reached out to Duanesburg’s retired Baby Boomers to find out. READ MORE

A lock on fun and fellowship

March 27, 2017

There was no snoozing at an overnight event that boosted morale and built friendships among DCS high school students. READ MORE

Eagles seek to soar to 20th league championship

March 23, 2017

The Daily Gazette featured our championship softball team. READ THE ARTICLE

ELA test resources for parents of students in grades 3-8

March 23, 2017

Students will be taking state English Language Arts tests soon. Parent Today and the State Education Department offer helpful resources. READ MORE

Proctors partnership leads to "Wicked" review

March 20, 2017

A partnership with Proctors left students wicked inspired. READ MORE

Amazing Odyssey competitors

March 16, 2017

Our students really shined at the Odyssey of the Mind tournament. READ MORE

DCS students rank in top 6 in SAT scores

March 16, 2017

Duanesburg High School students led area schools in SAT scores. READ MORE

Study Circles highlight diversity 

March 6, 2017

DCS 7th & 8th grade students develop a positive action plan. READ MORE

5th grader plays Proctors

March 6, 2017

Andy Sanchez is performing at Proctors. READ MORE

Family Literacy Night offers fun, songwriting with Rhymin' Richie

March 2, 2017

Young children will enjoy a fun night of reading, writing and rhyming. READ MORE

Bottle terrariums uncork science knowledge

March 1, 2017

Third graders used bottles to top off their study of plants. VIEW GALLERY

Come on out for Duanesburg Education Foundation basketball game

March 1, 2017

Save the date and join us for a great DEF Faculty Basketball Game. READ MORE

Wrestlers excel at state tourney

March 1, 2017

Zach Lawrence placed 5th in the wrestling states, and teammates Ryan Harper and Charlie Grygas finished in the top eight. READ MORE

Dates changed for 6th-grade musical

Feb. 23, 2017

The 6th-grade musical has been rescheduled to April 5 and 6. READ MORE

Make-A-Wish fundraisers top $500

Feb. 23, 2017

Wow! The latest figures are in, and DCS students and staff really put their hearts into helping make wishes into reality. READ MORE

Residents may apply to run for Board of Education

Feb. 21, 2017

Three seats will be open on the DCS Board of Education. READ MORE

STEAM Fun Night unites students in an evening of hands-on learning

Feb. 14, 2017

DCS students learned with their SCS peers at STEAM Fun Night. READ MORE

Fight the flu

Feb. 2, 2017

Flu is now widespread. Keep your family healthy. READ MORE

Powerful choices, powerful consequences

Jan. 26, 2017

Life changing: that's what students called the Choices program. READ MORE

New gym scores a new floor

Jan. 26, 2017

The new elementary gym is really taking shape. VIEW PHOTOS

These improvements are elementary

Jan. 12, 2017

Visit Duanesburg Elementary and see lots of positive changes. VIEW GALLERY

Join the open conversation about teen substance abuse

Jan. 12, 2017

Learn from substance abuse experts, law enforcement on Jan. 18. READ MORE

NYS child abuse or neglect reporting resources

Jan. 12, 2017

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services operates a toll-free hotline to receive reports of child abuse and neglect. READ MORE

First graders help furry friends

Jan. 9, 2017

 Steve Caporizzo gave Tracy Stryker’s class a great shout out. READ MORE

Study Circle shows stereotypes the door

Dec. 29, 2016

The setting was calm and collegiate, but the issues were hot-button and real-world. READ MORE

Wrestlers hit the mat with Gwiz

Dec. 29, 2016

National champ, global competitor and DCS alum shares his craft. READ MORE

Building a team? Just add cereal and corn chips

Dec. 22, 2016

How many students does it take to spear a Cheerios with a piece of spaghetti? READ MORE

Important date change: Graduation will be June 17 at 10 a.m.

Dec. 22, 2016

Due to construction, graduation was moved up. READ LETTER

Brightening holidays with Toys for Tots

Dec. 19, 2016

The DCS Toys for Tots campaign spread lots of joy this year. READ MORE

Elementary Student Council names officers

Dec. 19, 2016

Congratulations to our Elementary student leaders. READ MORE

Exploration that moves forward, spins and fetches

Dec. 15, 2016

Tyler enjoys using LEGOs to "make trucks and things that move." Now he can tell them when and how to move. READ MORE

Board votes not to offer Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Dec. 13, 2016

The DCS Board of Education has voted not to offer the NYS Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption. READ MORE

Leo Club's handmade wreaths a festive fundraiser for area families

Dec. 8, 2016

Local families will have happier holidays thanks to the Leo Club. READ MORE

Donation provides awesome new bags for golf team

Dec. 8, 2016

DCS Booster Club member Dianne Grant secured the donation. READ MORE

Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption advisory vote results - 276 no to 269 yes

Dec. 6, 2016

District resident property owners cast 276 no ballots and 269 yes ballots in an advisory vote on the NYS Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption. READ MORE

Congratulations Fall 2016 Scholar Athletes

Dec. 6, 2016

Scholar Athletes meet high standards for academic and sports performance, as well as being good citizens. READ MORE

DES Community Service Club helping make wishes come true

Dec. 6, 2016

The DES Community Service Club offers Adopt-A-Wish star ornaments to bring happiness to area children. READ MORE

Varsity girls basketball team sinks Schenevus silver

Dec. 6, 2016

The team opened their season by capturing a 2nd place trophy. READ MORE

Helping pets and people

Dec. 1, 2016

FIRST Lego Leaguers Tyler Drexel, Victoria Silva and Carter Tripp are helping shelter pets and their neighbors at a Dec. 3 event at the Y. READ MORE

A love of trains, a wish granted and an ambassadorship

Dec. 1, 2016

Jacob Galvin is all about trains and realized his dream of seeing the American West by rail. He's now helping others' wishes come true. READ MORE

FFA grows opportunities to explore, learn, experience

Nov. 22, 2016

With farming, science and agriculture as common interests, joining FFA was a given for DCS juniors Morgan Hoffmann and Mikenzie Stahl. READ MORE

Physics, soccer and a 99+ average - small school, smart students!

Nov. 17, 2016

Ben Lawrence is TWC-TV's Scholar Athlete of the Week. VIEW THE VIDEO

Learn, earn credits, explore

Nov. 17, 2016

The H.S. Elective Fair featured a rich offering of courses: college-level, creative, STEM, student-designed and more. VIEW FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM

Cross country runners excel at state meet

Nov. 14, 2016

Elaine Atanasova and Jen Skeeter ran with a state championship team and Brendon VanVlack capped his XC career with a strong performance. READ MORE

Letters cheer VA vets

Nov. 14, 2016

Albany VA veterans were cheered by letters from DES students. READ MORE

Duanesburg Elementary honors those who've served

Nov. 10, 2016

Students and staff joined together for their special, annual ceremony recognizing those who have served our country. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Reminder re students riding buses other than their regular routes

Nov. 10, 2016

Generally, a student is allowed to bring up to two friends on his or her bus if those friends have permission and a bus pass. READ MORE

Elementary School improvements continue

Nov. 8, 2016

Repairs, upgrades and improvements continue at Duanesburg Elementary as part of the capital project approved by district voters. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Brightening holidays with Toys for Tots

Nov. 8, 2016

Students and staff will spread some joy with their annual Toys for Tots campaign. READ MORE

Putting their energy and hearts into helping the homeless

Nov. 7, 2016

DCS 6th graders put their energy and hearts into helping homeless people. READ MORE

DCS receives HS water test results

Nov. 7, 2016

DCS has received test results of water sources in the high school. READ MORE

Girls XC team scores silver at sectionals

Nov. 7, 2016

The girls cross country team ran away with 2nd at the sectionals, while the boys team achieved some personal records. READ MORE

Challenges in life and school lead to good things

Nov. 3, 2016

With her mom's breast cancer in the past, one student's efforts to support the fight against the disease are very much in the present. READ MORE

Duanesburg student actor profiled in Daily Gazette

Nov. 3, 2016

Duane Player Joe Wolken has been profiled in the Daily Gazette READ MORE

Come "Into the Woods" Nov. 4-6

Nov. 3, 2016

It will be the forest and not the fields that are alive with the sound of music Nov. 4-6 when students present "Into the Woods JR." READ MORE

Go Eagles!

Nov. 2, 2016

Varsity volleyball sectionals are today at Ballston Spa vs. Hartford. Varsity cross country sectionals are Friday at Saratoga State Park. Go Eagles!

HS goes pink to raise breast cancer awareness & funds

Oct. 31, 2016

High School students and staff raised breast cancer awareness, funds and some fun as well this month. READ MORE

What matters most to you at DCS?

Oct. 31, 2016

What matters most to you at Duanesburg Central Schools? Let DCS know in two minutes or less through an anonymous online survey. READ MORE

Children in Duanesburg, beyond will benefit from Lions Club donation

Oct. 27, 2016

Children in Duanesburg and beyond will benefit from the Duanesburg Lions Club's donation of the use of a vision screener to DCS. READ MORE

Cross country runners WAC the competition

The girls varsity cross country team won the WAC Championship, while the boys varsity team ran away with 3rd. READ MORE

Brianna Colucci named SkillsUSA chapter officer

Oct. 25, 2016 

Duanesburg High School junior Brianna Colucci has been elected Historian of the SkillsUSA Albany CTE Chapter. READ MORE

Bullying prevention lasts more than a month

Oct. 25, 2016

High School students and staff celebrated Unity Day by dressing in as much orange as possible, with the goal of taking a stand against bullying. READ MORE

UHS courses saved students $113,500+ in tuition costs, built firm foundation for college success

Oct. 20, 2016

Successfully completing numerous college-level courses before graduation: good. Entering college with 25 credits that would have taken two semesters to earn: great. Earning more than half of those credits for free: priceless. READ MORE

DCS conducts required testing of water for lead levels

Oct. 18, 2016

A new law requires public schools in the state to test for lead levels all water sources currently or potentially used for drinking or cooking purposes. DCS has received partial results so far. READ MORE

Veterans Exemption will increase school taxes for non-veterans, vets not applying

Oct. 18, 2016

If the Board of Education decides to offer the NYS Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption, school taxes will increase for non-veterans and veterans who haven't applied for an exemption. READ MORE

Going pink for a great cause

Oct. 17, 2016

Duanesburg Elementary students and staff recently donned their brightest duds for a great cause: fighting breast cancer. VIEW GALLERY

Board of Education approves resolution to hold Alternative Veterans Exemption advisory vote

Oct. 13, 2016

On Oct. 11, the Board of Education approved a resolution to hold an advisory vote concerning the NYS Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption, a partial school tax exemption for military veterans that would impact all of the taxpayers in the district. All district residents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Joe Bena Hall. READ MORE

Come "Into the Woods" Nov. 4-6

Oct. 11, 2016

It will be the forest and not the fields that are alive with the sound of music Nov. 4-6 when students present "Into the Woods JR." READ MORE

DCS reigns supreme at Grout XC Invitational

Oct. 4, 2016

Brendon Van Vlack for won the 78th Grout Cross Country Invitational and the girls varsity team won the team championship. READ MORE

DCS tests water for lead levels

Oct. 4, 2016

As is required of all schools districts by state law, DCS is having water from all faucets and taps tested for lead levels. READ MORE

6th grade musical date changed to Mar. 15 & 16

Sept. 29, 2016

The 6th grade musical will be held March 15 and 16, a week later than what appears on the printed school calendar produced this summer. READ MORE

Community Service Awards will recognize student volunteerism

Sept. 27, 2016

DCS and the Board of Education will formally honor student volunteerism through a new community service recognition program. READ MORE

Sweethearts, heroes and school spirit

Sept. 27, 2016

Duanesburg Elementary students kicked off School Spirit Day and their PBIS program with an assembly by Sweethearts & Heroes. READ MORE

State Education Department seeks comment on Learning Standards

Sept. 27, 2016

The State Education Department is seeking comment on new draft English Language Arts and Math Learning Standards. READ MORE

Sharing respect and caring for our nation's flag

Sept. 26, 2016

Eric Swick's 6th-grade students show their respect for our nation's flag at the beginning and end of each school day. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Lawrence named National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

Sept. 26, 2016

Duanesburg High School senior Benjamin Lawrence has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student. READ MORE

BOCES seeks substitutes for schools throughout the region

Sept. 26, 2016

Capital Region BOCES is seeking substitute teachers, teaching assistants and school nurses to work in schools throughout the region. READ MORE

Capital project update

Sept. 20, 2016

Duanesburg Elementary students and staff walked into a brighter, fresher, more modern building when school began this month, and work continues to improve their learning environment. READ MORE/VIEW PHOTOS

Girls varsity XC team runs away with 2nd at Fort Plain Invitational

Sept. 20, 2016

The girls varsity cross country team finished 2nd at Fort Plain. READ MORE

Varsity golfers win 5th in a row

Sept. 20, 2016

The varsity golf team won their 5th consecutive match Sept. 16. READ MORE

Open houses and parent conferences are great ways to get involved

Sept. 13, 2016

Open houses and parent conferences provide great ways to get to know teachers, staff and ways to get involved in a child's education. READ MORE

Girls XC team earns silver at Guilderland Invy

Sept. 13, 2016

DCS's cross country runners ran away with awards Sept. 10. READ MORE

Entryway physics

Sept. 8, 2016

Usually people are asked not to hang out in doorways, but today was different at the high school. VIEW GALLERY

Welcome back staff and students

Sept. 8, 2016

Welcome back staff and students. Check out our Facebook photo galleries.

Golf team tees off

Aug. 2016

The varsity golf team score their first win of the season. READ MORE

Is your SNN information up to date?

August 22, 2016

Now is a good time to review your SNN information, particularly if your children have moved to a new school building. READ MORE

Reminder: Meningococcal vaccine required for 7th, 12th graders

New York state requires fall 2016 7th and 12th graders to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. READ MORE

Bus drill dates set

August 2, 2016

Students arrive home slightly late from bus drills; dates are set. READ MORE

Parent Today is a great read that arrives in emailboxes - is yours one of them?

Are you signed up for Parent Today? This free, monthly email newsletter and blog bridges families and the classroom with research-based information presented in an award-winning, easy-to-follow format. READ MORE ABOUT PARENT TODAY AND HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Student and teacher assignments: A delicate balance

Assigning students to a teacher is a task that is taken very seriously at DCS, with a goal of to creating balanced classrooms by finding the best possible fit for each student and teacher. Best practices/models for teacher-student classroom assignments and optimal classroom productivity methods have been shared among educators for years. Coupling those practices/models with the careful planning used by DCS teachers in assigning students to a teacher is why school officials have always refrained from accepting teacher requests from parents.

“We understand that convenience and familiarity play a role in parents wanting the same teacher to educate their other children,” says Superintendent Christine Crowley. “But we have a responsibility to all students to create a well-balanced classroom that takes many factors into consideration.” READ MORE

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