Nov. 15 parent conferences canceled

Due to the impending storm parent/ teacher conferences scheduled from 6- 8:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 15, have been moved to Thursday, Nov. 29, at the same time. If you need to reschedule please contact your child’s school, teacher, or guidance counselor. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Trip brings literature to life

After reading Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible,” which takes place in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials, HS students traveled to Salem, MA. in late October. They toured the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven Gables and took part in an interactive witch trial play. “The play really made the trials come …

Superintendent’s message about icy roads

A message from Superintendent Frank Macri about winter-weather road conditions and bus transportation on Nov. 14: Today’s weather conditions caused unexpectedly poor road conditions, including rapid icing, throughout the Capital Region, including our community. When a storm is forecast, our district works with local government officials and other schools in the area to determine whether to delay …

Students safe after slippery bus ride

Students and staff riding DCS school bus 10 this morning, Nov. 14, were transferred safely to another bus and continued on to school this morning after bus 10 slipped off the road on Rte. 20 due to weather-related road conditions. Other buses also encountered slippery conditions, and the district is working with county and state officials …

Pursuing an in-demand career

News from the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School: Diesel Technology students Bradley Herrgesell, Aiden Enders and Shawn Clark recently worked on a “big block” engine in the diesel lab at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School in Albany.   The juniors from Niskayuna, Duanesburg and Schalmont respectively are all …

Honoring those who’ve served

The students and staff of Duanesburg Elementary will honor the men and women who have bravely served our country at special Nov. 9 ceremony at their school. They’ll also present donations for wounded soldiers in Germany at the event, which begins at 9 a.m. Among the  veterans and service members to be honored are students’ own family members. …

History-makers come to life

Duanesburg Elementary students brought dozens of history-makers to life by transforming recycled soda bottles to show the results of their research and lessons learned. They presented their projects, creativity and knowledge to families and friends at an Oct. 31 special event at their school, and their history-makers are now displayed at DES for visitors to see. For more photos, visit …

Toys for Tots starts Nov. 13

Calling all who want to brighten a child’s holiday: The DCS Toys for Tots campaign officially kicks off Nov. 13 and will run through Dec. 14. Donation boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the elementary school, high school and bus garage. Both schools will offer incentives during the campaign. Questions can be directed to …

Girls XC champs, boys take 5th

The Duanesburg girls cross country team won the Class D Sectional title at Saratoga Spa State Park on Friday, Nov. 2, defeating Berlin by 15 points. The team ran well, with Elaine Atanasova placing 2nd, Jenn Skeeter placing 6th, Hanna Avery placing 15th, Alice Cole placing 19th, Jessica Archambeault placing 27th, Alanna Mitchell placing 45th …

Football players honored

Congrats to Helderberg Valley Football team members Jesse Waddell, Kyle Waddell, and Alexander Monroe on receiving the following awards. Jesse was honored with Class C First Team All Star Wide Receiver, Kyle was honored with Class C First Team All Star Linebacker, and Xander was honored with Class C Second All Star Team Quarterback.

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