Softball players team up for Ronald McDonald House

The DCS varsity softball team was hoping to do some nice for Ronald McDonald House in Albany.  They wanted to cook for the residents, but were told they needed to be 18 or older to perform that volunteer task. Instead, the team decided to collect food, paper goods and personal care items such as toothpaste, …

Ace alum coaches baseball players

DCS baseball coach Chris Wyanski held a pitching clinic Saturday featuring 2011 graduate and D-1 player Aaron Casper. Aaron received a full scholarship to pitch at Canisius College. 18 students in grades 7-12 learned specific mechanics, proper warm-up drills and arm strengthening and care exercises. Although invited to extend his baseball career after college via …

3rd graders dig science

What better way to learn about ecosystems than to create one? Nancy Lyons’ 3rd-grade class recently dug into an ecosystems unit in science, and they capped their studies with hands-on terrarium building. Throughout the next month, the students will observe their terrariums and record changes, growing their knowledge along with their plants.

Robotics team takes on the Americas

They accepted a big challenge for a competition with their peers from across the Americas, and when it was over, Duanesburg’s Robotics Team 7031 brought home an award for their first-year effort and some great experience for future events. “The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition started in 1992 and …

Zack Lawrence wins 2nd at SkillsUSA, heads to states

DCS junior Zack Lawrence took 2nd place in the criminal justice competition at the Regional SkillsUSA competition for CTE students at SCCC last week. At the end of April, he’ll compete at the state level in Syracuse. Zack is in his first year of the criminal justice program at the Schoharie Career & Technical Education …

KidWind team blows away judges

A team of 10 6th-grade students teamed up for the GE KidWind Competition on March 17 at the company’s energy facility on Old River Road in Schenectady, and the judges were blown away by their presentation. According to teacher Christina Stryjek, the judges were impressed by the team’s use of entirely recycled materials to design, …

Boone Lynch honored by Section 2, News Channel 13

Congrats to Boone Lynch on being recognized by the Section 2 Boys’ Basketball Committee and News Channel 13 as an outstanding student athlete. As Duanesburg’s representative, Boone was voted the top scholar athlete for the Western Athletic Conference and as the top scholar athlete for Class C in all of Section 2. Guidelines for selection …

Students honor Parkland, spread kindness

Student leaders at Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School have planned a brief assembly for March 14 where they will honor the 17 people who died in the Parkland, Florida shooting and host a safety presentation by State Troopers who routinely visit their school. The students will also kickoff 17 Days of Random Acts of Kindness. Members …

Congrats WAC basketball all-stars, senior players

  Congratulations to basketball players Madison Meyer for being selected as a first team league all star and Emily Lenehan for being selected as a second team league all star for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). “These two girls worked extremely hard and are well deserving of the recognition. Great job,” Coach Herron said. “The …

Stock market smarts

It was a great stock market challenge: As part of learning about the time period of the Roaring ’20s to the Great Depression, 8th-grade global studies students used an online student stock market program to invest in real-life companies and monitor their portfolios. Teacher Lisa Dennison reported on the results. “After several weeks of competing, …

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