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
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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
Awards, honors and movin' on up
June 24, 2014
A June 23 event featured student honors and 5th graders' move to MS. VIEW PHOTOS
Field day fun and rewards for positive behavior
June 24, 2014
DES students enjoyed Field Day and celebrated PBIS. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
DCS + PBIS = Rising school spirit
June 17, 2014
When the Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports program was first launched, some were skeptical, including senior Alaina Possumato, who penned an editorial for The Eagle's Eye school newspaper. READ MORE
DCS's Valedictorian to teach, while Salutatorian enjoys science
June 10, 2014
Teaching is the career goal of DCS Valedictorian Mikayla Wolken, while Salutatorian Libby Aliberti enjoys science. 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
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