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July 26, 2016
Duanesburg Central Schools

High School News

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In addition to the events and news specific to Duanesburg High School posted on this webpage, be sure to check our district home page for extensive news listings. SNN subscribers recieve e-mail updates, and if desired, emergency closing text messages. PDFs of district newsletters may be found on the publications page.

Free STEM-focused camp has openings - apply asap

Apply asap for SEMI High Tech U, a FREE camp for 9-11th graders interested in science, technology, engineering and math. READ MORE

High school students honored with awards, valuable scholarships

DCS seniors and juniors received numerous awards and valuable college scholarships at a recent ceremony at their school. READ MORE

Congratulations Class of 2016!

DCS's Class of 2016 graduated June 24. VIEW GALLERY

Counseling Office summer hours

Duanesburg's School Counseling office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. all summer.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to call Sabrina McLasky, counseling secretary, to make an appointment for when a counselor is in the building. Counselor schedules: Kristina (Gabriele) Goebel will be in 6/27-30, 7/1, 7/5-7, 7/12-13, 7/19-20; 8/2-3, 9, 10, 16-18, 8/29-9/2. Liz Halvorsen will be in  6/27-7/1, 7/5-7/8, 7/11-7/15, 7/18-7/22, 8/29-9/2.

6th to 7th Grade Math Summer Packet

Download 6th to 7th Grade Summer Math packet

7th to 8th Grade Math Summer Packet

Download the 7th to 8th Grade Math Summer packet

Summer Packet for 8th Grade Students Entering Algebra

Download Honors Math Summer packet

Summer Reading for English 9 & 10

Download English 9 Summer Reading packet
Download English 10 Summer Reading packet

DCS students rock CTE awards

DCS students rocked the recent Career & Technical Education Awards for both CTE campuses. READ MORE

Mushroom project tests uses for spoiled grain

Can edible mushrooms sprout from spoiled grain? UHS Environmental students worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension to find out. READ MORE

Science, singing, running and excelling in Duanesburg

DCS's top two seniors will make science the focus of their next four years in school, but with different end goals. Outside of class, one might find them on stage, mats and country roads in winter. READ MORE

National honors for twice the excellence

Jacob Karandy, Brendon VanVlack and Heidi Wenzel have worked doubly hard in school and have national recognition to show for it. READ MORE

It's an honor

The National Honor Society has 17 new members from DCS, and they were honored for achievement, character and service. READ MORE

MasterMinds team finishes 2nd in league

DCS's Masterminds team easily defeated Berlin before dropping a decision to Guilderland on May 25 at Siena College. READ MORE

 

Prescription drug alert

Did you know many young people believe it is safe to take medicine out of the cabinet even if it was not prescribed for them? Many of today's prescriptions are for pain medications that can be deadly, addictive and in some cases lead to the use of dangerous illegal drugs like heroin. Parents, speak to your teens about prescription drug dangers and make sure medications are not accessible to them. READ MORE

Phone number update reminder for parents/guardians

Please keep DCS informed of updates to your phone numbers (i.e. new job, cell phone replacing a house phone, etc.). In case of emergency, we need  an active number to call you.

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

Looking for more news? Visit the DISTRICT HOME PAGE and NEWS ARCHIVE

 

Have you visited our college-related web pages?

If you haven't already checked out the district's college-related web pages, what are you waiting for? There's so much helpful information. [COUNSELING OFFICE WEBPAGE] [SCHOLARSHIP PAGE]

DISTRICT GOALS

 
> District goals


ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS:

  • Don't forget to visit the district's Photo Gallery!
  • School calendars
  • Student Handbook [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Program of Studies Guide [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Sight for Students provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. [LEARN MORE]
  • Fundraising/Student Participation Information [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Rules for lunch class visits [DOWNLOAD PDF]
  • Do you or your family need health insurance? Get more information about the Healthy Capital District Initiative [HERE].