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Learn, learn as fast as you can - I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Dec. 18, 2014

DCS kindergartners have been learning as fast as they can with the Gingerbread Man. READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY

Bad hair, bad sweaters, good spirit

Dec. 18, 2014

Students sported silly looks on Bad Hair, Bad Sweater Day. READ MORE

Hundreds of Toys for Tots

Dec. 18, 2014

DCS's Toys for Tots campaign was a huge success: Children will enjoy 266 toys during their holidays. READ MORE

Attention K-12 skiers and snowboarders

Dec. 18, 2014

Save now, ski soon: Ski Club registration is still open. READ MORE

Creating cards for vets

Dec. 15, 2014

DES students were joined by Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara in creating Holiday Cards for Heroes to brighten the holidays of veterans at the Albany VA Hospital. The Assemblyman will deliver the cards this week.

Join us for an evening of music

Dec. 18, 2014

The H.S. Concert is Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.

DCS honors scholar athletes

Dec. 9, 2014

DCS teams excelled both in sport and academics this fall and were honored at a scholar athlete breakfast. READ MORE

Lady Eagles win the Schenevus Booster Club Tourney

Dec. 9, 2014

The Lady Eagles basketball team followed up a first-round win at the Schenevus Booster Club Tourney with a championship and second win. READ MORE

Regents consider multiple graduation pathways

Dec. 4, 2014

The Board of Regents have authorized the State Education Department to finalize a plan providing students with multiple pathways to graduation, including a career and technical education (CTE) pathway. READ MORE

Thanksgiving break is a time of service for NHS students

Dec. 2, 2014

Extending their community service beyond Duanesburg, 14 NHS students recently gave up a day off to help at a soup kitchen. READ MORE

Basketball teams are tourney kings

Dec. 1, 2014

The JV and Varsity basketball team were tournament winners this past weekend. READ MORE

Turkey day, traditions, kitchen science & college app essays

Nov. 24, 2014

 Parent Today takes on traditions, Thanksgiving, kitchen science and college essays. Not a subscriber? READ MORE

Letter from Superintendent Crowley re late bus sign-up (PDF)

Nov. 19, 2014

 

DCS a silver medalist in Capital Region Hunger Games

Nov. 18, 2014

DCS may have scored a silver in the Capital Region Hunger Games, but the effort showed a heart of gold. READ MORE

Bunny Bunk CSI project taps science, math, inquiry skills

Nov. 17, 2014

"Bunny Bunk CSI Investigation" was the lesson's name and solving a crime was the game. Well, actually, not a game, but a 6th-grade science-math project that made learning fun. VIEW GALLERY

Sign up for SNN to learn about delays, closings

Nov. 17, 2014

School News Notifier alerts subscribers to delays and closings and signing up is easy. Click on the SNN icon on this page and create a profile. You can choose to receive some or all types of alerts, including emergency texts and can unsubscribe at any time. READ MORE

DES salutes veterans for their service

Nov. 17, 2014

Elementary students recently saluted our region's veterans at a special ceremony with speeches, music and song. VIEW GALLERY

Duane Players present "Aladdin Jr."

Nov. 10, 2014

Drama, song, comedy, dance - all were conjured by in "Aladdin Jr." VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Cross Country runners are awesome at States

Nov. 10, 2014

Cross Country's Pat Murphy is individual Class D state champion! VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Egypt takes shape at Duanesburg MS

Nov. 5, 2014

Mr. McGarry's class studied Egypt and built pyramids and shadoofs out of lots of interesting and creative materials. VIEW GALLERY & READ MORE

What do you get when you bottle Einstein, Jobs and Lennon?

Nov. 3, 2014

Sometimes keeping things all bottled up can be good. Just ask Mrs. McKane's class at Duanesburg Elementary. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

H.S. changes, sports, PBIS & a trip to D.C.: Eagle's Eye Fall 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

Eagle's Eye staff will head to Washington, D.C. for "a field trip that will be arguably the best one of their Duanesburg career." READ MORE

Congrats to our Section 2 Championship Girls and Boys Cross Country Teams! READ MORE

 

Halloween bash at DES

Nov. 3, 2014

Duanesburg Elementary students had fun trying out their best costumes. VIEW GALLERY

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$1,500 grant will help DCS establish Counseling Center with up-to-date technology

Oct. 30, 2014

DCS has been awarded a $1,500 Wal-Mart grant  to be used for technology for its new MS/HS Counseling Center. READ MORE

Reading, writing, research and pumpkins

Oct. 27, 2014

DCS 1st graders harvested lots of learning from pumpkins. VIEW GALLERY

Keep Calm - Read books

Oct. 23, 2014

Much fun was had this year's Book Fair, where students and their families began some exciting reading adventures. VIEW GALLERY

Funding will help STEM bloom even larger at DCS

Oct. 23, 2014

Funding secured by Assemblyman Santabarbara will help students in all grades master STEM, learn about careers and have fun, too. READ MORE

MS/HS report cards, interim progress reports go online

Oct. 23, 2014

The Middle/High School will be posting report cards and interim reports to the Parent Portal instead of using paper. READ MORE

Cross country teams run away with WAC championship, silver

Oct. 23, 2014

DCS' boys and girls cross country teams brought home gold and silver from the Oct. 21 WAC Championship Meet. READ MORE

Mythical project, real-life skills

Oct. 20,2014

It may have been a mythical project, but for UHS Environmental Science students, real-life skills were put to the test. READ MORE

Go Duanesburg Volleyball!

Oct. 20, 2014

Here are some photos from the current school year. Enjoy!

State offers resources for combatting heroin, opioid abuse

Ocxt. 20, 2014

Schools are working with the state to raise awareness of risks, warning signs and resources for help concerning heroin abuse. READ MORE

DCS considers moving 6th grade to elementary; parental input wanted

October 15, 2014

DCS is considering moving the 6th grade back to the elementary school next fall and seeks input now from parents and guardians. READ MORE

Elementary students Go Pink for a great cause

Oct. 15, 2014

Elementary students wore their pinkest outfits to support for DCS' Strides for Life team, raising funds and awareness. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Boys cross country team runs away with title - again

Oct. 13, 2014

Congratulations to the boys cross country team on winning their second consecutive dual meet title. READ MORE

Girls cross country teams run strong at BH Invitational

Oct. 11, 2014

The girls cross country teams had another impressive showing at the Burnt Hills Invitational on Oct. 11. READ MORE

Double win for boys XC team

Oct. 9, 2014

The boys cross country team ran away with a double win. READ MORE

The Property Tax Freeze Credit

Oct. 9, 2014

A Property Tax Freeze Credit became law as part of the 2014-15 New York state budget and is designed as a short-term tax relief program that reimburses qualifying homeowners for increases in local property taxes on their primary residences. If a school district’s adopted tax levy is under the cap, as Duanesburg’s is, homeowners may qualify for a rebate for the increase in their school taxes. READ MORE (FACT SHEET PDF)

Newsletter one of just three statewide to win Award of Excellence

Oct. 7, 2014

DCS' Budget Newsletter won an Award of Excellence in the 2014 New York School Public Relations Association Communications Contest, one of only three districts statewide so honored. READ MORE

Strong showing by girls cross country

Oct. 6, 2014

 The girls modified cross country team took 2nd at the Grout Run, and freshmen and varsity members ran strong individually. READ MORE

Students get a taste of culture

Oct. 2, 2014

Seventh graders experienced a taste of Korean culture through an interdisciplinary lesson on the novel Project Mulberry. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Great job Schoburg Football!

Sept. 29, 2014

Schoburg Football took on Cairo-Durham for an exciting gridiron match Sept. 27. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Girls XC teams run strong, place in top 3rd at Invitational

Sept. 29, 2014

The girls varsity and modified teams placed in the top 3rd at the E.J. Hermann Invitational in Utica. READ MORE

Boys XC team has multiple wins

Sept. 29, 2014

With five runners in the top six places, the boys cross country team defeated both Fort Plain/Canjo and Cherry Valley/Springfield Sept. 23. READ MORE

Construction skills start with STEM

Sept. 23, 2014

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 GALLERY

The wheels on the bus go round and round

Sept. 23, 2014

DCS kindergartners recently visited the district bus garage to learn more about bus safety and how buses are maintained. VIEW GALLERY

MS/HS PBIS Kickoff was positively 3-D

Sept. 23, 2014

Positive Behavior deserves Positive Rewards! PBIS Kickoff featured in-service and fun-filled activities. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

Supporting Our Future: 2014-2017 Strategic Plan

Sept. 22, 2014

DCS's 2014-17 Strategic Plan was developed after extensive communication with district residents, businesses, students, families and staff, community groups and other stakeholders. READ MORE

Preventing the spread of Enterovirus

Sept. 22, 2014

Several states have reported Enterovirus D68. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state Department of Health offer information to help prevent the spread of the illness. READ MORE

Respect and responsibility: 6th graders care for our nation's flag

Sept. 20, 2014

6th grade students are responsible for their school's flag. Tech Sgt. Ed Kuhl, an Iraq War veteran, visited campus recently and taught the students how to handle and respect the flag. VIEW PHOTOS & READ MORE

Depression, suicide and how routine helps the youngest learners

In the current issue of Parent Today, our free e-newsletter: September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and now is the time to open up about depression and suicide. For families of young learners: How routine gives preschoolers structure and security. For all: Preventing Enterovirus. READ MORE

Way to go golfers!

Sept. 17, 2014

The golf team has been making program history lately. READ MORE

Welcome to kindergarten!

Sept. 9, 2014

Sept. 5 was the first day of school for DCS's newest students: our kindergartners! VIEW PHOTO GALLERY

DCS welcomes School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Jaymes White

Sept. 4, 2014

DCS welcomes School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Jaymes White to the Middle/High School staff! READ MORE

DCS ice bucket challenge raises more than $500 to fight ALS

Sept. 4, 2014

Ice, ice baby: DCS staff have raised more than $500 for ALS. VIEW VIDEO & PHOTO

Robotics is cool in the pool!

Aug. 28, 2014

STEM took a swim during a great summer program in Duanesburg, where students built and programmed their own water-loving robots and then put them through their paces (laps?) in the DACC pool. READ MORE

Varsity golfers tee off to a great start

August 21, 2014

The varsity golf team open its season with a 14 1/2 to 1/2 victory over BKW. READ MORE

DCS grad & West Point cadet meets USA Basketball coach

August 21, 2014

DCS Grad and United States Military Academy at West Point Cadet Maddy Kenyon had a chance to meet Mike Krzyzewski, Army class of 1969 and USA Basketball Team coach, when he visited campus recently. READ MORE

SED releases 3-8 assessment questions to promote understanding

August 12, 2014

The NYS Education Department has released Grades 3-8 assessment questions to increase understanding of "the breadth and depth with which the state tests measure college and career readiness." READ MORE

Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

July 31, 2014

Duanesburg Central School District is committed to ensuring student privacy in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and district policies. To this end and pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, the district is providing the Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. READ MORE

State Comptroller’s audit a “stamp of approval” for DCS

July 10, 2014

DCS earned a favorable audit by the State Comptroller, which randomly selected the district to examine its practices and procedures in making separation payments to retiring employees. READ MORE

STEM is super at DCS

DCS’s K-12 STEM initiative gives students an edge in careers, college and life in a competitive world. And the activities are fun, too! 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, bimonthly, email newsletter 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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