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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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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.”

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