November 27, 2015
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Proud of our talented students

Nov. 24, 2015

DCS is proud of its talented students who represented their school well at the All State Music Festival in Oneonta. READ MORE

Duanesburg Day takes a break

Nov. 24, 2015

In view of the success of the Duanesburg 250 & Homecoming Celebration this fall and the retirement of Duanesburg Day's coordinator, DCS has decided to suspend the event for 2016. READ MORE

Stay well during flu season

Nov. 23, 2015

Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs that can be very dangerous for children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with chronic health issues. Infected persons can spread flu before they show any symptoms. READ MORE

National Night of Conversation opens discussion about drug abuse

Nov. 19, 2015

Parents are powerful: Research shows that children who learn about drug and alcohol risks from their parents are half as likely to use substances as children who haven’t had that conversation with a caring adult. That’s why DCS urges participation in the National Night of Conversation. READ MORE

State of success

Nov. 16, 2015

New York is a big state with lots of student athletes, but our cross country runners certainly made their mark this weekend. READ MORE

Honoring those who have served

Nov. 10, 2015

Veterans Day is about love, learned Duanesburg Elementary students at a very special ceremony. READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY

When telling tales in (and out) of school is a good thing

Nov. 10, 2015

DES students learned how to tell tales - their own - from author Coleen Paratore as part of the Home is Where the Stories Begin literacy project. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Time for Toys For Tots

Nov. 2, 2015

Make a child smile: donate a new, unwrapped toy at the elementary, H.S. or bus garage from Nov. 9 to Dec. 14. READ MORE

XC runners bring home a trio of trophies

Nov. 2, 2015

Duanesburg's Cross Country teams ran strong at the Oct. 31 Harvest Classic in Schodack, bringing home a trio of trophies. READ MORE

Alum acknowledges DCS support, shares Cyclo-cross knowledge

Nov. 2, 2015

DCS grad Emma White recognized her alma mater for supporting her passion for cycling and is now teaching younger riders. READ MORE

State Education Dept. seeks feedback on Common Core Standards

Nov. 2, 2015

NYSED has launched AIMHighNY, an online survey that will allow New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the State's English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Math Common Core Learning Standards for prekindergarten through grade 12. READ MORE

Girls Varsity Cross Country team wins WAC Championship

Nov. 2, 2015

Congratulations to the DCS girls Varsity Cross Country team for winning the WAC Championship meet Oct. 27 at Fort Plain. READ MORE

John Grant is youngest DCS golfer ever to qualify for sectional play

Oct. 29, 2015

Success on the links: 7th grader John Grant is the youngest DCS golfer ever to qualify for sectional play. READ MORE

Local TV news features students' efforts to help veterans

Oct. 29, 2015

CBS-6 News featured our elementary students' efforts to support veterans by collecting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and preparing for their annual veterans assembly on Nov. 10. VIEW STORY

DCS makes strides against breast cancer

Oct. 21, 2015

Team DCS raised more than $1,500 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Great work for a great cause!

Bottles bring history-makers to life

Oct. 15, 2015

Soda bottles top bookshelves, window sills and work tables in 5th-grade classrooms, but teachers aren't worried: Students have transformed them into colorful and captivating models of history-makers. VIEW GALLERY

Learning about safety is a community effort for DCS kindergartners

Oct. 13, 2015

Kindergartners learned about safety and tried on some cool helmets when Quaker Street Fire Department members visited their school. VIEW GALLERY

Lights, cameras, action: SCHOPEG loan helps equip students for digital media success

Oct. 6, 2015

Thanks to SCHOPEG Public Access TV, students in Dan Schielke's Digital Media Production class have greater access to professional equipment. VIEW GALLERY

Mastering math is fun and games in this 5th-grade class

Oct. 6, 2015

Mastering math concepts was all fun and games recently in Christina Stryjek's 5th-grade class. How did they do it? VIEW GALLERY

JDRF walk tops $5,400 to change type 1 to type none

Sept. 30, 2015

High School students, faculty and staff crushed their $3,000 goal while walking for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Sept. 25. READ MORE

Homecoming & 250th Celebration Photos on Facebook!

Visit DCS's Facebook photo album to see pics from this great event!

Support K-12 music with Duanesburg Friends of Music

Sept. 29, 2015

The Duanesburg Friends of Music annual membership drive funds instrument purchases, field trips, K-12 enrichment programs, scholarships and more. Show your support for music today. LEARN MORE

Home is where the stories begin

Sept. 24, 2015

Storytelling may have become something of a lost art, but not at Duanesburg Elementary, where the Home is Where the Stories Begin Literacy Project will connect families and school. READ MORE

Elementary kicks off a positive school year

Sept. 22, 2015

Friday was positively fun as Duanesburg Elementary kicked off of the year's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program. VIEW GALLERY

Cross country teams fly at Blackbird Invitational

Sept. 14, 2015

The girls cross country teams flew high at the Blackbird Invitational. READ MORE

Parents may view math, ELA, science assessment reports via portal

Sept. 14, 2015

Parents of last year's 3rd through 8th-grade students can view Individual Student Reports for Math and ELA via the Assessments tab in the Parent Portal. Reports for last year's 4th and 8th graders who took the Science exam are also available.

Students and staff start a new year

Sept. 10, 2015

Grades 1-12 students returned to the  classroom Sept. 9 and kindergartners hit the coloring books the next day. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Update your SNN lists

Now is a good time to update your SNN information, particularly if your children have moved to a different school building. Also note: news formerly communicated via the SNN Middle School News list will now be included in High School News for grades 7-12 and Elementary School News for 6th grade. READ MORE

Welcome back everyone!

Sept. 9, 2015

Welcome all to a new school year at DCS!

Students wear blue

Sept. 9, 2015

High school students and staff wore blue today in memory of Summer Penny. VIEW PHOTO

State revises immunization requirements

Attention parents/guardians: effective Sept. 1, the state instituted new immunization requirements for students. READ MORE

DCS mourns student's passing

Sept. 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that DCS extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of 9th-grade student Summer Penny, who passed away following a car accident on September 2. Counselors will be available at school when classes begin Wednesday. On that day students are wearing blue, Summer's favorite color.

DCS welcomes new staff

Sept. 3, 2015

DCS welcomes a number of new staff this fall. READ MORE

Varsity golfers tee up wins

Aug. 27, 2015

The varsity golf team got off to a 2-0 start in the first week of the season. READ MORE

Newsletter, calendar posted online

Click to download the printed 2015-16 DCS calendar and back-to-school newsletter. Extra copies are available; contact the webmaster.

DCS wins $7,500 grant for fitness equipment

Aug. 24, 2015

DCS is one of just two schools in the state to win a $7,500 Muscle MilkĀ® Recovery Grant to replace high school fitness room equipment. READ MORE

Adult & Continuing Ed class schedule is posted

Financial aid, college admission, stocks, Social Security, first aid/CPR, art, crafts, zumba: Come learn with us at Adult & Continuing Education!

Strategic Plan a living document that guides progress

Aug. 3, 2015

DCS's 2014-2017 Strategic Plan is both a roadmap for district leaders and a living document that is updated as progress is made. READ MORE

What’s in a career? The shadow knows!

July 29, 2015

A new extracurricular program beginning this fall will enable DCS 10th-12th graders to job-shadow local professionals. 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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