2 hour delay Nov. 27

DCS schools are on a 2-hr delay Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Teams honored as Scholar-Athletes

At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams who excel academically. To achieve Scholar-Athlete recognition, the average of a team’s Grade Point Average (GPA) for 75 percent of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00.  Congratulations to the following DCS teams for qualifying as fall season …

B.R.A.V.E.S. grows leadership

Duanesburg Elementary students are using their new B.R.A.V.E.S. skills to make their school a bully-free zone. Here’s an update by reading teacher and PBIS coach Polly Benjamin. What happens when you mix silly costumes, “big kid” buddies and time to play? You learn what to do when you see someone being bullied! On Sept. 24, Sweethearts and …

Runners wrap up season

The Duanesburg girls cross country team ran to a 5th place finish and boys team member Andrew Drescher represented DCS well among a crowded field at the New York State Cross Country Championship Meet at Sunken Meadow State Park, Long Island, on Nov. 10,  capping off an incredible season. Coach Deann Lynch reports: “The team was led by Elaine Atanasova – 14th place, who ended …

Connecting with tweens and teens

“Connecting with your tweens and teens is tough, but rewarding” is the focus of a new Parent Today e-newsletter article that talks about just how to do that in today’s device-dominated age. Parent Today readers will also find helpful articles about civics education and tutoring in November issue. It’s free to subscribe to Parent Today, and personal information …

Thank you for your service

DCS students and staff honored the men and women who have bravely served our country at special Nov. 9 ceremony at the elementary school, where they also presented donations for wounded soldiers in Germany. Among the  veterans and service members honored at the event were students’ own family members and local Duanesburg hero, U.S. Marines veteran April …

Storytelling & the art of being good

What do you get when you combine a monster, a natural setting and an original story? A safer kid. On Nov. 19, DCS 4th graders learned about keeping themselves and others out of danger during a day of storytelling and lessons on writing cautionary tales by James Bruchac, an award-winning author, Abenaki storyteller, animal tracker, wilderness survival expert and …

Literary gourds

It wasn’t the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but it was Huck, or Lily, or Hagrid. Duanesburg Elementary 4th-graders capped a book study and report project by tapping their knowledge and creativity to transform plain orange pumpkins into gourds sporting the likenesses of their main literary characters. “The students put their knowledge of story elements to the test,” said 4th-grade teacher …

Capital learning

Duanesburg H.S. students had a capital learning experience when they recently visited Washington, DC. “We had a great time at the nation’s capital,” said social studies teacher Christopher Herron. “We visited Ford’s Theatre, the U.S. Capitol, the White House and many memorials.”

One Call Now notifies all parents/guardians about emergencies

As part of the district’s effort to communicate better and faster, DCS is now using the One Call Now mass notification/emergency all call system to text and call all parents/guardians about matters of importance to current K-12 students. This web-based messaging system automatically integrates contact information from the district’s student management system, E-School Data, for parents/guardians of …

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