A wrestling record & senior night win

Senior wrestler Zack Lawrence set a new Duanesburg record for career pins with his 124th pin on Jan. 28, passing that of alumnus and world bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski. Zack now has his sights set on the NYS record for career wins (277) as the postseason approaches. Congratulations also go out to varsity wrestling team …

Longtime coach Frank DeMasi passes

The Duanesburg Central School community is mourning the unexpected passing of Frank DeMasi. Mr. DeMasi served as Boys Cross Country coach since 1998. “Our school and community have suffered a great loss,” said Superintendent Frank Macri. “Over the past 20 years, Mr. DeMasi positively impacted the lives of our students. He was a coach and …

Expanded behavioral health services for students, families

Duanesburg Central School District has expanded its behavioral health services for students and their families through a partnership with Northern Rivers, an organization that includes the Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center. “Northern Rivers and the district worked with Schenectady County and the Office of Mental Health to locate a …

Great spelling!

It was a f-i-r-s-t time that the Joe Bena Auditorium hosted Duanesburg’s School Spelling Bee, and the Jan. 10 event was a s-u-c-c-e-s-s. Two dozen students in grades 4 through 8 participated in the bee. They spelled their way through almost 170 words before a winner was determined. Congratulations to 1st place winner Grace DeAngelis, 2nd place finisher Matthew Newvine and …

Duanesburg proud: Zack Lawrence wrestles a 1st, Charlie Grygas 2nd

Senior wrestlers Zack Lawrence and Charlie Grygas turned in outstanding performances at the Eastern States Wrestling Classic Jan. 12-13 , with Zack placing first and Charlie second in their weight classes. Zack won the 152 lb. class. Charlie took second in 160 lb. class. Tournament competitors included 575 wrestlers representing 174 high schools from nine different states.  The 17th annual …

No on-street parking as of Jan. 25

As of Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, all student drivers must park in the student parking lot. As parking on the street a safety concern, students who continue to park there will be ticketed by the police.  Student drivers must register their vehicles with the main office. Parking permits will be issued at no cost to students. Drivers who …

Real-life ER learning from DVAC

Sondra Rondeau’s Life in the ER class at Duanesburg High School kicked off 2019 learning how to handle neck and head injuries from Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps (DVAC) Captain Peter Brodie and Crew Member John Mollevik. The students learned how to stabilize the neck, use emergency equipment such as neck collars, head blocks and backboards, and lift and move a …

Proud of our wrestling alumni

Twenty-three Duanesburg wrestling alumni came home for a Jan. 3 wrestling match vs. Tamarac High School and helped cheer the Eagles on to a 40-39 victory on the mats. Our former wrestlers graduated from DCS over a period spanning nearly 50 years, from 1970-2018. They are a source of pride for our wrestling program and school community and …

You can learn a lot from an ugly sweater

Perception of artists and their creations. Art critics and what they do. Themes, colors, creativity. Duanesburg Elementary students had fun learning about such concepts and more through their annual Holiday Sweater Design Contest. Each year, students are challenged by art teacher Amanda Chovan to design and create on paper holiday-themed sweaters that they then judge for …

Wrestling Alumni Night Jan. 3

Join the Duanesburg wrestling program for Alumni Night on Thursday, Jan. 3. Former wrestlers are invited to come home to Duanesburg to watch the team take on Tamarac High School, with the competition starting at 6 p.m. at the high school. Alumni will receive free admission and will be recognized prior to cross-mats.

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