Save the date: Jan. 9 Education Summit
DCS is looking to the future, and seeks the community's input on how to best preserve opportunities for students. All are encouraged to participate in an Education Summit on Jan. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the H.S. MOCC (snow date Jan. 15).
Kindergarten screening & registration
Screening for next fall’s kindergarten classes will be held March 25 and 26 at the elementary school. A mailing with required registration documentation will be sent Feb. 3. All registration paperwork is due Feb. 28. READ MORE (PDF)
Family Literacy Night a big hit
Dec. 16, 2013
Duanesburg Elementary's Family Literacy Night was a great success, with 30 families and 85 total attendees participating in the Dec. 11 event. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Date change for winter concert
The Elementary winter concert and assembly date has been changed to Tuesday, Dec. 17. The afternoon assembly begins at 1:15 p.m. and the evening concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Reminder: Vote daily to help H.S. win Together for Safer Schools grant competition
Help Duanesburg High School compete for up to $200,000 in STANLEY Security products and services in the Together for Safer Schools grant competition. Vote daily from each email address through Dec. 13 at www.stanleysaferschools.com READ MORE
Kicking off a positive year at Duanesburg Elementary
Sept. 23, 2013
Students and staff kicked off a positive year at
Duanesburg Elementary on Sept. 20, with a host of fun and
educational activities celebrating the school's Positive Behavioral
Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Grand Kick Off Day. Students had
fun while learning how to be respectful, responsible and healthy,
too. PBIS is aimed at creating a school environment where more time
is used for learning and less for discipline.
Peace Cranes take flight at Duanesburg Elementary - and on the web
Sept. 23, 2013
"Paper cranes migrate toward peace" is the title of a N.Y. State United Teachers web story and magazine piece about Erin Goodwin's second-grade class project that connects students with the meaning, practice and global nature of peace. The class welcomed a reporter and photographer to their room on a sunny Sept. 17. READ THE STORY & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
Student and teacher assignments: A delicate balance
September 2, 2013
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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