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May 15 budget vote location changed to central offices

The vote will be held from 1-9 p.m. in the DCS central offices next to the H.S.

Eleanor Felton and Kristina Goebel honored by YMCA

April 23, 2018

Felton is an Outstanding Student, Goebel an Outstanding Educator.

Duane Players present to "The Wizard of Oz" in new auditorium

April 23, 2018

Tickets to be sold at door; performances are April 28 and 29.

Board adopts proposed budget at April 17 meeting & work session

April 19, 2018

Proposed tax levy increase is below the district's limit.

Olivia Dykstra, Eleanor Felton sign with D1 colleges

April 13, 2018

Accomplished scholar athletes cap impressive student careers.

Elementary's Pennies for Patients really add up

April 9, 2018

When DES is dedicated to a cause, the results can be "quite astonishing."

DCS to be well represented at SkillsUSA states

April 3, 2018

Two H.S. students to compete, two to assist with security at the event.

Softball players team up for Ronald McDonald House

March 27, 2018

Their coach is proud of their effort to pay it forward.

Ace alum coaches baseball players

March 26, 2018

Aaron Casper played D-1 ball, had full pitching scholarship.

3rd graders dig science

March 22, 2018

What better way to learn about ecosystems than to create one?

KidWind team blows away judges

March 19, 2018

6th graders get creative to make power.

Robotics team takes on the Americas at RPI

March 19, 2018

They brought home an award and some great experience.

Zack Lawrence wins 2nd at SkillsUSA, heads to states

March 19, 2018

He brought home silver from the criminal justice regional competition.

Boone Lynch honored by Section 2, News Channel 13

March 15, 2018

He was voted top scholar athlete for the WAC and Class C.

Students choose to honor Parkland victims, spread kindness

March 13, 2018

Plans include moment of silence, reading bios, safety presentation.

Stock market smarts

March 12, 2018

They play the market to learn history.

Congrats WAC basketball all stars and senior players

March 12, 2018

DCS senior players shine on the court.

Scholar Athlete, football player Greg Cornelius honored

March 8, 2018

He represented DCS, the team and was one of 60 Scholar Athletes honored.

Morgan Hoffmann represents DCS at Scholar Athletes breakfast

She kept high grades while playing baskeball, managing other responsibilities.

An Odyssey to state competition

March 5, 2018

All four teams had a solid showing at the Odyssey of the Mind regionals.

MasterMinds team at top of their game

March 5, 2018

The DCS MasterMinds team is off to their best start ever.

Students learn about Schenectady County Sheriff's Diesel power

March 1, 2018

The guest lecturer in Life in the ER class has many skills.

HS student drop off, pick up traffic pattern changes begin March 5

Feb. 28, 2018

Changes in bus, parent student drop off and pick up at the high school.

Zack Lawrence wrestles a 3rd at states, breaks record for DCS wins

Feb. 26, 2018

He has 52 single-season and 227 career wins.

Future Business Leaders shine

Feb. 22, 2018

They earn awards at district competition.

Bids sought for piano

Feb. 22, 2018

Deadline is March 7 at 3 p.m.

Ava Pagano is a g-r-e-a-t representative of her school

Feb. 22, 2018

She participates in Regional Spelling Bee at Proctors.

DCS mourns the passing of Joe Bena

Feb. 17, 2018

The DCS community is saddened by the loss of Joe Bena.

Resources to help students cope, drills to prepare

Feb. 15, 2018

Superintendent reassures students, families following Florida shooting.

Get the latest sports schedule news via email

Feb. 12, 2018

It's easy to sign up via the athletics webpage.

Grygas grapples a sectional 3rd; Lawrence heads to states

Feb. 12, 2018

DCS wrestlers turn in top performances.

Dr. Seuss Spirit Week to celebrate beloved author, reading

Feb. 8, 2017

A time for students to get silly, colorful and mismatched.

Girls basketball seniors recognized

Feb. 8, 2018

They celebrate with a win vs. Northville.

Senior night a team effort for varsity boys basketball

Feb. 8, 2018

 All 10 members are seniors this year.

First graders show how kindness includes pets

Feb. 5, 2018

They get a "BIG Shout Out" on TV, online.

Powerful, life changing, unforgettable

Feb. 5, 2018

Health classes hear a sobering message from Sgt. Tracy Mance.

Bowlers roll great season

Feb. 1, 2018

They scored WAC all-star status, head to sectionals.

Where do the Eagles compete next?

Jan. 30, 2018

 Visit our Athletics webpage and click on the Schedules quicklink.

DVAC partnership helps teach about Life in the ER

 Jan. 29, 2018

First responders share knowledge, experiences.

Traumatic brain injury speakers have message for students

Jan. 29, 2018

They share their stories to help others stay safe.

Wrestlers score silver at Ichabod tourney, Landauer is MVP

Jan. 25, 2018

They wrestle next at home on Jan. 26.

100th win for Charlie Grygas

Jan. 25, 2018

DCS wrestler is ranked 2nd in section 2 at 160 lbs.

In pursuit of a cube full of positivity

Jan. 22, 2018

If students meet the challenge, their principal will do something silly.

Zach Lawrence wrestles to 200th win

Jan. 22, 2018

He starts season 25-0.

Olivia Dysktra named WAC volleyball MVP

Jan. 22, 2018

She's been named to WAC NYS 5th Volleyball team.

H.S. traffic and roads reminders

Jan. 11, 2018

Roadway reminders for all visitors to our busy campus.

Arctic cold doesn't keep Lady Eagles from cheering Great Danes

Jan. 11, 2018

Neither cold nor wind can keep our team from enjoying the game.

A power loss, a pipe and a school-community team

Jan. 8, 2018

Staff and community members team up to save building.

Welcome Superintendent Macri

Jan. 2, 2018

DCS's new superintendent began today.

Executive order does not allow for school tax prepayment

Dec. 28, 2017

There is no legal or practical way to prepay school taxes by Dec. 31.

Ancient history through the eyes of a skull

Dec. 21, 2017

A visiting artist brings Aztec tradition to life for 5th graders.

DCS drive nets hundreds of Toys for Tots, cash donation

Dec. 21, 2017

Boxes overflowed at both schools, bus garage.

Girls varsity basketball team spotlighted on Spectrum News

Dec. 14, 2017

Both girls teams are strong players this season.

A musical Christmas in Delanson

Dec. 11, 2017

Student musicians bring cheer to Saturday event.

Coding is cool

Dec. 7, 2017

It's also interesting and fun to teach, according to our elementary students.

Eagles victorious at basketball tourney

Dec. 4, 2017

They defeat Schenevus, Sullivan West to claim championship.

Soccer All Stars honored at banquet

Dec. 4, 2017

Marygrace Nichols and Olivia Harris were recognized.

Buddying up to put PBIS into practice

Nov. 30, 2017

It's all positive when Elementary classes buddy up.

Exploring electives

Nov. 27, 2017

The Elective Fair showcases current, future course options.

A senior helping seniors

Nov. 21, 2017

Tyler Montgomery, DCS staff help out at the Y senior meal program.

A caring tradition for students and staff

Nov. 21, 2017

Students and staff serve up caring at Salvation Army.

Donate to Toys for Tots

Nov. 16, 2017

New, unwrapped toys will be accepted until Dec. 13.

Congrats football All Stars

Nov. 17, 2018

Xander Monroe, Kyle Waddell and Greg Cornelius will be honored.

Thank you for your service

Nov. 13, 2017

As bright sunshine streamed into the new gym, DES honored our veterans.

XC trio is tougher than the weather

Nov. 13, 2017

Jen Skeeter, Elaine Atanasova and Andy Drescher finish 8, 13, 27th.

Girls XC team are Class C champs, boys team runs strong for 4th

Nov. 6, 2017

Elaine Atanasova, Andrew Drescher, Jen Skeeter to compete at states.

Weekends are time to help others

Nov. 2, 2017

Leo Club teams with Lions Club for White Cane collections.

Learning by trial was no error

Nov. 2, 2017

Students tapped as witnesses as witch is tried in Salem, MA.

Skits teach coping skills for real-life problem

Oct. 31, 2017

They were acting, but the topic was all too real.

Students tickle high-tech ivories thanks to donations

Oct. 31, 2017

The new lab just may be one of the quietest classrooms on campus.

DES rocks Go Pink Day

Oct. 31, 2017

Friday the 13th was a great day for a good cause.

Digging deep to solve 5,300-year-old mystery

Oct. 30, 2017

Will we ever know what killed the Ice Man? The 6th graders are still debating.

All Stars, PRs a-plenty at Fort Plain WAC Championships

Oct. 26, 2017

Boys and girls team members shine at meet.

Colucci elected SkillsUSA vice president

Oct. 26, 2017

She studies Global Fashion and previously served as historian.

Board appoints Francis Macri superintendent of schools

Oct. 24, 2017

He will begin in January 2018.

Three grads reflect on rewards of college courses in HS

Oct. 23, 2017

They talk about saving money, saving time and moving ahead.

Be kind, be respectful and be thankful

Oct. 23, 2017

Holocaust survivor leaves students with much more than a history lesson.

Munson and Zeh accepted into ES Youth Orchestras

Oct. 23, 2017

They successfully auditioned for competitive performance groups.

Staff make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Oct. 23, 2017

They raised $660 while Making Strides in Albany's Washington Park.

Board of Education selects Francis Macri for superintendent

Oct. 19, 2017

The Board expects to formally appoint Macri at their Oct. 24 meeting.

XC teams undefeated in dual meets this season

Oct. 19, 2017

They are 10-0 and compete again tomorrow.

All's fair in the college search

Oct. 17, 2017

DCS juniors travel to Cobleskill to explore future options.

10-0 season for modified volleyball team

Oct. 17, 2017

They finish their season undefeated.

7th graders don blue and rock kindness

Oct. 16, 2017

They cast a stone at bullying.

Runners fire up Burnt Hills Invitational with 2nd place finish

Oct. 16, 2017

Great performances also include personal record, top 10 finish.

Undefeated!

Oct. 16, 2017

Only wins this season for the modified boys soccer team.

Dykstra leads team to big win in last home match

Oct. 16, 2017

Volleyball team scores win in a 5-game thriller.

Strong showing at Grout Invy

Oct. 12, 2017

The girls cross country team finished 3rd, the boys team placed 6th.

Duanesburg digs into Capital Region Hunger Games

Oct. 5, 2017

Students are aiming to collect the most food for those in need.

XC runners make mark on Utica

Oct. 3, 2017

The boys and girls teams ran well at the EJ Herrmann XC Invitational.

Finalists selected in superintendent search

Sept. 29, 2017

They will visit and meet with the Board in early October.

H.S. students earn 823 college credits - for free

Sept. 28, 2017

Credits earned through SCCC would have cost $127,565 in tuition.

Varsity volleyball team takes 2nd in Waterford-Halfmoon tourney

Sept. 25, 2017

They are 4-1 in their league.

Girls varsity XC team runs away with silver

Sept. 25, 2017

They finished 2nd out of 15 teams at the Queensbury Invitational.

PBIS Day was positively spirited

Sept. 25, 2017

School spirit, team building and fun were the goals at both schools.

Soccer team rock n bowls to raise $400 for Red Cross

Sept. 22, 2017

They raised $400 for hurricane relief.

Alison Fiorini named National Merit Commended Student

Sept. 22, 2017

She's among the top 3% nationally of students who took the PSAT.

Sweethearts, heroes and empathy

Sept. 22, 2017

Even the most caring among us can find his empathy challenged.

Back to school photo gallery

Sept. 18, 2017

New year, new classrooms, new friends: DES is back in the learning groove.

Volleyball team serves up winning sets

Sept. 18, 2017

A championship is a great way to end a first week of competition.

Graduation date is set: Friday, June 22 at 6 p.m., HS auditorium

Sept. 11, 2017

 

High school oil leak contained

Sept. 11, 2017

An oil leak was contained, and the district is working with the DEC.

Lady Eagles battle in tourney, soar over Sharon Springs

Sept. 7, 2017

The girls varsity soccer team had a tough Middleburgh tournament, then rebounded by  defeating Sharon Springs.

Harry Folckemer puts DCS career in park

Aug. 7, 2017

Children first, safety always was his motto for nearly 25 years.

No more in-person tax payments at DCS office

July 13, 2017

School tax payments will no longer be accepted in-person at the DCS central office. Payments must be either mailed or made online.

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