Depression, suicide and how routine helps the youngest learners: All in Parent Today
In the current issue of Parent Today, our free e-newsletter: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and now is the time to open up about depression and suicide. For families of young learners: How routine gives preschoolers structure and security. For all: Preventing Enterovirus. READ MORE
Way to go golfers!
Sept. 17, 2014
The golf team has been making program history lately. READ MORE
Welcome to kindergarten!
Sept. 9, 2014
Sept. 5 was the first day of school for DCS's newest students: our kindergartners! VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Meet the Teachers Night is Sept. 17 for K-2, Sept. 18 for Gr. 3-5
Sept. 9, 2014
Duanesburg Elementary parents and guardians: See you in school! READ MORE
MS/HS PBIS Kickoff will be positively 3-D
Sept. 9, 2014
Positive Behavior deserves Positive Rewards! The Middle/High School's PBIS Kickoff event will bring the 3 Ds to life. READ MORE
Aladdin is this year's H.S. musical
Sept. 8, 2014
Auditions begin Sept. 9 for Aladdin, this year's H.S. musical! READ MORE
DCS welcomes School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Jaymes White
Sept. 4, 2014
DCS welcomes School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Jaymes White to the Middle/High School staff! READ MORE
Leo Club is helping Lions Club round up volunteers
Sept. 4, 2014
DCS Leo Club advisor Karen Kanarkiewicz seeks adult volunteers for a Sept. 13 GE event that will benefit the Lions Club. READ MORE
Fall 2014 Adult & Continuing Ed classes are posted READ MORE
DCS ice bucket challenge raises more than $500 to fight ALS
Sept. 4, 2014
Ice, ice baby: DCS staff have raised more than $500 for ALS. VIEW VIDEO & PHOTO
Robotics is cool in the pool!
Aug. 28, 2014
STEM took a swim during a great summer program in Duanesburg, where students built and programmed their own water-loving robots and then put them through their paces (laps?) in the DACC pool. READ MORE
The Back-to-School Newsletter MAY BE DOWNLOADED AS A PDF
Varsity golfers tee off to a great start
August 21, 2014
The varsity golf team open its season with a 14 1/2 to 1/2 victory over BKW. READ MORE
DCS grad & West Point cadet meets USA Basketball coach
August 21, 2014
DCS Grad and United States Military Academy at West Point Cadet Maddy Kenyon had a chance to meet Mike Krzyzewski, Army class of 1969 and USA Basketball Team coach, when he visited campus recently. READ MORE
SED releases 3-8 assessment questions to promote understanding
August 12, 2014
The NYS Education Department has released Grades 3-8 assessment questions to increase understanding of "the breadth and depth with which the state tests measure college and career readiness." READ MORE
The printed 2014-15 Duanesburg Central Schools Calendar MAY BE DOWNLOADED AS A PDF
Parent Today features: The arts, exercise and making a difference
Summer is a great time for the arts, which teach creativity, the value of practice, self-expression and so much more! It’s also a great time to get physical, volunteer and even think about donating blood. Read more in the latest issue of our PARENT TODAY enewsletter.
Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
July 31, 2014
Duanesburg Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. READ MORE
Meet the Coaches Night: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., Joe Bena Hall (H.S. MOCC)
Be prepared: Summer reading, supply lists are posted
July 28, 2014
Timeline for busing change requests
July 14, 2014
Parents and guardians please note: If you need to change your child’s originally assigned drop-off or pick-up location, you must submit the request to the Transportation Department before August 22.
State Comptroller’s audit a “stamp of approval” for DCS
July 10, 2014
DCS earned a favorable audit by the State Comptroller, which randomly selected the district to examine its practices and procedures in making separation payments to retiring employees. READ MORE
Tyler Nichols is national silver medalist in HVAC/R
Updated July 7, 2014
DCS senior Tyler Nichols took second place in the SkillsUSA National Competition in HVAC/R! He qualified by winning the New York State championship this spring, one of only four students from the Albany Career & Tech campus to place at the states. At the nationals, Nichols again excelled amongst intense competition. Way to go Tyler! READ MORE
Congratulations Class of 2014!
June 28, 2014
Congratulations Class of 2014! Many joined together June 27 to celebrate Graduation 2014 with lots of cheers, applause, awards, smiles and perhaps even a few tears. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
STEM is super at DCS
DCS’s K-12 STEM initiative gives students an edge in careers, college and life in a competitive world. And the activities are fun, too! READ MORE
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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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Duanesburg supports Education Speaks blog
Nearly every day a local, regional or national news story about public education can be found in the media. For parents, education leaders and politicians alike, public education is a hot topic that requires the utmost attention. That is why DCS is supporting and sharing with the community a new blog, Education Speaks, created by Capital Region BOCES. Education Speaks is devoted to a thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond. So, if you're passionate about education, take a look at Education Speaks.
Follow DCS athletic news on Twitter
Athletic Director Penny Hardenstine is making it even easier for students, parents, coaches and community members to be in the know about the Duanesburg Athletic Department through Twitter. Sign up for a free Twitter account at Twitter.com and start following SportsDCS to get reminders and announcements.
Duanesburg is on Facebook! "Like us"
Duanesburg Central Schools is now a member of Facebook. "Like us" to get up to the minute posts about what is happening in our schools, view photos and more! Just go to www. facebook.com/duanesburgschools