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Reminder: Legislators to discuss state funding, Common Core

Oct. 30, 2014

Reminder: Senator Seward, Senator Tkaczyk and Assemblyman Lopez will discuss state funding, the Common Core and more at the high school tonight, Oct. 30. READ MORE

MS/HS Community/Parent Visitation Day is Nov. 4, K-12 conferences are Nov. 20 & 21

Oct. 30, 2014

 MS/HS Community/Parent Visitation Day is Nov. 4 and K-12 Parent/Teacher Conferences are Nov. 20 and 21. READ MORE

Reading, writing, research and pumpkins

Oct. 27, 2014

DCS 1st graders harvested lots of learning from pumpkins. VIEW GALLERY

Keep Calm - Read books

Oct. 23, 2014

Much fun was had this year's Book Fair, where students and their families began some exciting reading adventures. VIEW GALLERY

Funding will help STEM bloom even larger at DCS

Oct. 23, 2014

Funding secured by Assemblyman Santabarbara will help students in all grades master STEM, learn about careers and have fun, too. READ MORE

Taking aim at hunger

Oct. 23, 2014

DCS students are taking aim at hunger, with Student Council co-presidents promoting their cause over the radio airwaves. READ MORE

MS/HS report cards, interim progress reports go online

Oct. 23, 2014

The Middle/High School will be posting report cards and interim reports to the Parent Portal instead of using paper. READ MORE

Cross country teams run away with WAC championship, silver

Oct. 23, 2014

DCS' boys and girls cross country teams brought home gold and silver from the Oct. 21 WAC Championship Meet. READ MORE

Mythical project, real-life skills

Oct. 20,2014

It may have been a mythical project, but for UHS Environmental Science students, real-life skills were put to the test. READ MORE

Go Duanesburg Volleyball!

Oct. 20, 2014

Here are some photos from the current school year. Enjoy!

State offers resources for combatting heroin, opioid abuse

Ocxt. 20, 2014

Schools are working with the state to raise awareness of risks, warning signs and resources for help concerning heroin abuse. READ MORE

DCS considers moving 6th grade to elementary; parental input wanted

October 15, 2014

DCS is considering moving the 6th grade back to the elementary school next fall and seeks input now from parents and guardians. READ MORE

Elementary students Go Pink for a great cause

Oct. 15, 2014

Elementary students wore their pinkest outfits to support for DCS' Strides for Life team, raising funds and awareness. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Legislators to discuss state funding, Common Core at Oct. 30 event

Oct. 14, 2014

The public is invited to an Oct. 30 community event at Duanesburg H.S. where Senator Seward, Senator Tkaczyk and Assemblyman Lopez will discuss state funding, the Common Core and more. READ MORE

Coaches sought

Oct. 15, 2014

DCS seeks coaches for girls modified and JV basketball for 2014-15 and girls modified softball. Contact phardenstine@duanesburg.org

Boys cross country team runs away with title - again

Oct. 13, 2014

Congratulations to the boys cross country team on winning their second consecutive dual meet title. READ MORE

Girls cross country teams run strong at BH Invitational

Oct. 11, 2014

The girls cross country teams had another impressive showing at the Burnt Hills Invitational on Oct. 11. READ MORE

Double win for boys XC team

Oct. 9, 2014

The boys cross country team ran away with a double win. READ MORE

The Property Tax Freeze Credit

Oct. 9, 2014

A Property Tax Freeze Credit became law as part of the 2014-15 New York state budget and is designed as a short-term tax relief program that reimburses qualifying homeowners for increases in local property taxes on their primary residences. If a school district’s adopted tax levy is under the cap, as Duanesburg’s is, homeowners may qualify for a rebate for the increase in their school taxes. READ MORE (FACT SHEET PDF)

Donors sought for Leo Club blood drive Oct. 21

Oct. 7, 2014

Save a life, become a donor at the Leo Club blood drive. READ MORE

Newsletter one of just three statewide to win Award of Excellence

Oct. 7, 2014

DCS' Budget Newsletter won an Award of Excellence in the 2014 New York School Public Relations Association Communications Contest, one of only three districts statewide so honored. READ MORE

Wellness Committee welcomes parental participation

Oct. 7, 2014

The DCS Wellness Committee will meet Oct. 14 and welcomes parents and guardians to participate. READ MORE

Strong showing by girls cross country

Oct. 6, 2014

 The girls modified cross country team took 2nd at the Grout Run, and freshmen and varsity members ran strong individually. READ MORE

Students get a taste of culture

Oct. 2, 2014

Seventh graders experienced a taste of Korean culture through an interdisciplinary lesson on the novel Project Mulberry. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Great job Schoburg Football!

Sept. 29, 2014

Schoburg Football took on Cairo-Durham for an exciting gridiron match Sept. 27. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Girls XC teams run strong, place in top 3rd at Invitational

Sept. 29, 2014

The girls varsity and modified teams placed in the top 3rd at the E.J. Hermann Invitational in Utica. READ MORE

Boys XC team has multiple wins

Sept. 29, 2014

With five runners in the top six places, the boys cross country team defeated both Fort Plain/Canjo and Cherry Valley/Springfield Sept. 23. READ MORE

Construction skills start with STEM

Sept. 23, 2014

With the high school lawn as their lab, Property Management / Construction students practiced measuring for a residential foundation. The class is one of many that bring STEM concepts to life. VIEW GALLERY

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Sept. 23, 2014

DCS kindergartners recently visited the district bus garage to learn more about bus safety and how buses are maintained. VIEW GALLERY

MS/HS PBIS Kickoff was positively 3-D

Sept. 23, 2014

Positive Behavior deserves Positive Rewards! PBIS Kickoff featured in-service and fun-filled activities. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Sept. 23, 2014

Team DCS will Make Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 19 and welcomes participants and donors. READ MORE

Supporting Our Future: 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

Sept. 22, 2014

DCS's 2014-17 Strategic Plan was developed after extensive communication with district residents, businesses, students, families and staff, community groups and other stakeholders. READ MORE

Preventing the spread of Enterovirus

Sept. 22, 2014

Several states have reported Enterovirus D68. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state Department of Health offer information to help prevent the spread of the illness. READ MORE

Respect and responsibility: 6th graders care for our nation's flag

Sept. 20, 2014

6th grade students are responsible for their school's flag. Tech Sgt. Ed Kuhl, an Iraq War veteran, visited campus recently and taught the students how to handle and respect the flag. VIEW PHOTOS & READ MORE

Depression, suicide and how routine helps the youngest learners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are you signed up for Parent Today? This free, bimonthly, email newsletter 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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Duanesburg supports Education Speaks blog

education speaksNearly 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

twitter iconAthletic 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"facebook icon

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