Jacob Harris is National Merit Finalist

DCS senior Jacob Harris has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, moving up from the Semifinalist honor he received this past fall.  He is now in competition for one of 7,500 scholarships to be awarded nationwide later this spring. To become a finalist and ultimately win a scholarship, students are judged on several criteria, …

Learning life-saving skills

Sergeant Redmond with the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department recently shared his knowledge about the dangers of opioids and presented the Opioid Overdose Program to Sondra Rondeau’s Life in the ER class at Duanesburg High School. The students also learned and then demonstrated how to administer Narcan in the event of an opioid overdose during the …

Wellness Café is March 6

Good health – including physical, emotional and social wellness – is central to learning and student success. With this in mind, Duanesburg Superintendent Frank Macri will host a Superintendent’s Wellness Café the evening of Wednesday, March 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Joe Bena Auditorium in the high school. All are invited to this community event, …

UPK is a hit

Duanesburg’s new universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program launched March 1 and it’s a hit. One of our newest little learners told us,”I had the best time. My teachers are awesome, I met some new friends and I learned a lot!” The free program for 4-year-old children runs from 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. on school days at …

Seniors interview seniors

It was seniors interviewing seniors on Valentine’s Day, when students in Rebecca Pless’s University in the High School English class talked with local residents of retirement age over brunch at their school. The students conducted one-to-one interviews with senior citizens in Joe Bena Hall as preparation for writing feature articles and generation study papers. The …

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