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November 19, 2017
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 receive e-mail updates, and if desired, emergency closing text messages.

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.

Colucci elected SkillsUSA vice president

Oct. 26, 2017

She studies Global Fashion and previously served as historian.

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.

All's fair in the college search

Oct. 17, 2017

DCS juniors travel to Cobleskill to explore future options.

7th graders don blue and rock kindness

Oct. 16, 2017

They cast a stone at bullying.

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

Sept. 28, 2017

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

PBIS Day was positively spirited

Sept. 25, 2017

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

Fight the flu

Flu is serious. Keep your family healthy.

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

 

NYS child abuse or neglect reporting resources

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services operates a toll-free hotline to receive reports of child abuse and neglect.

Tools for Schools

Linking your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card to Tools For Schools for Duanesburg High School helps earn free classroom equipment. Enroll at www.pricechopper.com and use school code 15743.

Students riding school buses other than their regular routes

From time to time, students ask to have friends ride with them on their school bus. Generally, a student is allowed to bring up to two friends on his or her bus if those friends have permission and a bus pass issued by their school's main office. For safety reasons, if there are more than two extra students, they need to ride the late bus. READ MORE

Is your SNN information up to date?

Now is a good time to review your SNN information, particularly if your children have moved to a new school building. 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

 
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