Enroll now in UPK for fall

Duanesburg Central School District residents with children who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2019 are eligible to enroll them in the DCS Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program at Duanesburg Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year. Parents or guardians who are interested in having their eligible children attend our UPK program …

Sara Johnson honored with music educators scholarship

Congratulations to DCS senior Sara Johnson on being awarded a competitive scholarship by the Schoharie County Music Educators Association in honor of her vocal talents at this past weekend’s All County Music Festival. Sara prepared and performed “L’Heure Exquise” by Reynaldo Hahn. The $750 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing higher education in music. …

Band shines at All-County festival

Nearly 40 DCS band students in grades 7-12 participated in the Schoharie County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) All-County Music Festival on March 23 at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Other participants included students from neighboring school districts Berne-Knox-Westerlo, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Middleburgh, Sharon Springs and Schoharie. The SCMEA Junior High Band rehearsed and performed “The Avengers” arranged by Michael …

Behavioral health services available for students, families

Life can be challenging. Duanesburg Central School District offers students and their families expanded behavioral health services 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 …

Help NHS students help children

The National Honor Society is holding a donations drive and fundraiser for Things of My Very Own, a local non-profit organization that provides services for children who are victims of abuse or neglect. NHS member students are collecting the following items, which the organization urgently needs: Female grooming and hygiene products, including deoderant and hair …

Creative writing for little ones

Students in Rebecca Pless’s creative writing class at Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School recently completed a project that received positive reviews from their younger school-mates. The class wrote and produced original children’s books, which they then read to first-graders at Duanesburg Elementary’s library.  

Farewell to the court

Three Duanesburg seniors bid farewell to the high school basketball court March 8 when they were chosen to play in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Exceptional Senior Game at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia. Madison Stealey, Zomy Quiernan and Sophia Loukides played in the farewell game. At half-time, WAC All-Stars were recognized, including Duanesburg’s Taylor …

Sophia Loukides is Scholar-Athlete

DCS senior Sophia Loukides was recently honored as a Section 2 Basketball Team Scholar-Athlete by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). Sophia received the award for her academic achievement and sportsmanship. She was a starter and captain of Duanesburg’s girls basketball team while maintaining the highest academic average on the team. …

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