October 05, 2015
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JDRF walk tops $5,400 to change type 1 to type none

Sept. 30, 2015

High School students, faculty and staff crushed their $3,000 goal while walking to raise funds and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Sept. 25. READ MORE

Homecoming & 250th Celebration Photos on Facebook!

Visit DCS's Facebook photo album to see pics from this great event!

Support K-12 music with Duanesburg Friends of Music

Sept. 29, 2015

The Duanesburg Friends of Music annual membership drive funds instrument purchases, field trips, K-12 enrichment programs, scholarships and more. Show your support for music today. LEARN MORE

Practice, practice, practice: DES to host emergency drill Sat., Oct. 3

Sept. 24, 2015

Duanesburg Elementary School will be the site of an emergency drill - a practice only - with law enforcement, DVAC and local fire departments on Saturday morning, Oct. 3. Allowing first responders to practice helps us all.

Home is where the stories begin

Sept. 24, 2015

Storytelling may have become something of a lost art, but not at Duanesburg Elementary, where the Home is Where the Stories Begin Literacy Project will connect families and school. READ MORE

Elementary kicks off a positive school year

Sept. 22, 2015

Friday was positively fun as Duanesburg Elementary kicked off of the year's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program. VIEW GALLERY

Cross country teams fly at Blackbird Invitational

Sept. 14, 2015

The girls cross country teams flew high at the Blackbird Invitational. READ MORE

Parents may view math, ELA, science assessment reports via portal

Sept. 14, 2015

Parents of last year's 3rd through 8th-grade students can view Individual Student Reports for Math and ELA via the Assessments tab in the Parent Portal. Reports for last year's 4th and 8th graders who took the Science exam are also available.

Students and staff start a new year

Sept. 10, 2015

Grades 1-12 students returned to the  classroom Sept. 9 and kindergartners hit the coloring books the next day. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Back to school: Update your SNN lists

Now is a good time to update your SNN information, particularly if your children have moved to a different school building. Also note: news formerly communicated via the SNN Middle School News list will now be included in High School News for grades 7-12 and Elementary School News for 6th grade. READ MORE

Welcome back everyone!

Sept. 9, 2015

Welcome all to a new school year at DCS!

Students wear blue

Sept. 9, 2015

High school students and staff wore blue today in memory of Summer Penny. VIEW PHOTO

State revises immunization requirements

Attention parents/guardians: effective Sept. 1, the state instituted new immunization requirements for students. READ MORE

DCS mourns student's passing

Sept. 7, 2015

It is with great sadness that DCS extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of 9th-grade student Summer Penny, who passed away following a car accident on September 2. Counselors will be available at school when classes begin Wednesday. On that day students are wearing blue, Summer's favorite color.

DCS welcomes new staff

Sept. 3, 2015

DCS welcomes a number of new staff this fall. READ MORE

Varsity golfers tee up wins

Aug. 27, 2015

The varsity golf team got off to a 2-0 start in the first week of the season. READ MORE

Newsletter, calendar posted online

The printed 2015-16 DCS calendar and back-to-school newsletter are posted online (click to download) and have been mailed to district residents.

DCS wins $7,500 grant for fitness equipment

Aug. 24, 2015

DCS is one of just two schools in the state to win a $7,500 Muscle MilkĀ® Recovery Grant to replace high school fitness room equipment. READ MORE

Adult & Continuing Ed class schedule is posted

Financial aid, college admission, stocks, Social Security, first aid/CPR, art, crafts, zumba: Come learn with us at Adult & Continuing Education!

Strategic Plan a living document that guides progress

Aug. 3, 2015

DCS's 2014-2017 Strategic Plan is both a roadmap for district leaders and a living document that is updated as progress is made. READ MORE

What’s in a career? The shadow knows!

July 29, 2015

A new extracurricular program beginning this fall will enable DCS 10th-12th graders to job-shadow local professionals. 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, monthly email newsletter and blog 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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