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.
7th and 8th grade supply lists
7th grade summer reading
Summer schedules for school counselors
Planning for the future never takes a break! Click here for the summer schedules for School Counselors Elizabeth Halvorsen and Jaymes White.
English 9 & 10 summer reading information now available
Middle School news has moved
Next fall, 6th grade will return to the Elementary School, and the High School will be a Junior/Senior High School, with grades 7-12. News about 7th and 8th-grade students is now posted on the High School page, and news about 6th-grade happenings is posted on the Elementary page.
College Planning For Juniors & Their Parents: What You Should Be Doing Right Now
School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Jaymes
White provided DCS juniors and their parents and guardians with a
wealth of helpful information, timelines and tips for planning their
future. Download the resources (PDFs) here:
- College Planning PowerPoint
- Parent Perspective Planning Sheet
- Junior Workbook
8th Grade Transition Night presentation
April 16, 2015
School Counselors Elizabeth Halvorsen and Jaymes White discussed what 8th graders and their parents/guardians need to know about their transition to high school. DOWNLOAD THEIR PRESENTATION (PDF) from April 15.
Preventing substance abuse involves parents, students, families
Capital Region BOCES presenters provided parents and students with strategies and resources to prevent substance abuse. READ MORE
Healthy families, healthy teens
In view of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, DCS would like to share with parents and guardians some useful resources that promote healthy families and healthy teens. DOWNLOAD a pdf of "Making Healthy Connections With Your Family," and "Connecting With Your Teen."
Take a look inside The Eagle's Eye
Check out the spring issue of The Eagle's Eye student newspaper for: Tryin' for Brian, Guess who's saying goodbye?, poems, mock trials, sports, guidance news and food!
Letter from principal re June 2 Regents and attendance
March 30, 2015
To assure provision of appropriate testing accommodations for the Common Core Geometry exam to be given on June 2, 2015, high school students will not have classes this day. Students enrolled in Regents Geometry will be required to attend to take the exam, which starts at noon. The earliest dismissal from the exam will be at 2:15 p.m. and those needing the full time must leave 3 hours after the exam officially begins. Students with disabilities will be allowed their testing accommodations. READ THE FULL LETTER
Letter from principals to parents re important dates
DOWNLOAD A LETTER (PDF) HERE from Principals Wehner and Hardenstine re important dates through June and information for parents/guardians.
Student art pops in HS lobby
3D art class students work is popping all over the high school lobby in the form of large-scale sculptures in the fashion of artist Claes Oldenburg. VIEW GALLERY
2015-16 Program of Studies available
What do you want to learn at DCS next year? Check out the 2015-16 Course Descriptions/HS Program of Studies Guide (pdf) to view your opportunities!
Chemis-tree is elemental
DCS Chemistry students celebrated the holidays by creating ornaments for their classroom Chemis-tree. READ MORE
Thanksgiving break is a time of service for NHS students
Extending their community service beyond Duanesburg, 14 NHS students recently gave up a day off to help at a soup kitchen. READ MORE
Nov. 19, 2014
DCS a silver medalist in Capital Region Hunger Games
DCS may have scored a silver in the Capital Region Hunger Games, but the effort showed a heart of gold. READ MORE
H.S. changes, sports, PBIS & a trip to D.C.: Eagle's Eye covers this and more
Eagle's Eye staff will head to Washington, D.C. Nov. 6 for "a field trip that will be arguably the best one of their Duanesburg career," according to Maeve McKeeby, a reporter with the high school's newspaper. READ MORE
H.S. parents can connect, communicate through Parent University
What’s happening in your child’s high school? Want to become more involved, but have limited time? Looking for a survival guide to getting your child through high school and to graduation? Then Duanesburg High School’s Parent University is for you! READ MORE
MS/HS report cards, interim progress reports go online
Students get a taste of culture
Seventh grade students experienced a taste of Korean culture on Sept. 18 when the seventh grade team created an interdisciplinary lesson for the novel Project Mulberry. The students read the novel, listened to personal narratives and used a kimchi recipe for mathematical applications. The culminating experience was dining on authentic Korean kimchi and white rice. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
State offers resources for combatting heroin, opioid abuse
Schools are working with the state to raise awareness of risks, warning signs and resources for help concerning heroin abuse. READ MORE
Construction skills start with STEM
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 PHOTO GALLERY
MS/HS PBIS Kickoff is positively 3-D
Positive Behavior deserves Positive Rewards! The Middle/High School's PBIS Kickoff events brought the 3 Ds to life. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
BestColleges.com offers free Undergraduate Application Guide
A free Undergraduate Application Guide offered by BestColleges.com offers juniors and seniors clear explanations of key components of a successful college application, and may be used to keep track of deadlines, access higher education resources and get tips on submitting the best possible applications. BestColleges.com is a resource for prospective college students that strives to help students make an educated choice about their future.
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
NYS Safe Schools Initiative offers wealth of info
Parents, schools and first responders all can find a wide range of resources through the New York State Safe Schools Initiative, including information about stress, gangs, cyberbullying and more. 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
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