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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

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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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