Bottle people teach students about themselves

Duanesburg Elementary 5th graders learn much more than history, English/language arts and other academic subjects when they work on their bottle people project. While researching and creating a model of a famous person of interest to them and then sharing their knowledge with others, they also learn about themselves. And what did they learn? View …

Smart athletes

Congratulations to Duanesburg’s fall sports teams: All of them have been named Scholar-Athlete teams by the New York Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). They qualified for recognition as Scholar-Athletes by achieving a team average of 90% or higher. Fall sports at DCS include golf, cross country, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and football. Go Eagles!

DCS is Closed Nov. 19

DCS schools are closed on Tuesday, Nov. 19, due to weather. 

Join in our Toys for Tots drive

DCS’s annual Toys for Tots campaign is on.  Through Friday, Dec. 13, make a child smile by donating new, unwrapped toys. Collection boxes are located at the elementary school, high school and bus garage, with donations accepted during school hours. Or send them in with a student.  Thank you for your support.

It’s an honor to serve others

National Honor Society member students lent a hand at the Salvation Army in Schenectady on Friday, Nov. 15, helping to prepare and serve about 75 meals. The student volunteer annually at the Salvation Army as a service to the greater community.  

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

To celebrate Hispanic heritage, Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School students decorated a bulletin board with pictures of important Hispanic people, and they and Spanish teacher Isabel Kalin dressed up as Hispanic Americans who have influenced our country.

DCS well represented at SkillsUSA

Duanesburg was well represented at the recent SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference at the Desmond in Albany by students Matthew Barnard, Schuyler Bradshaw, Justin Colucci and Aidan Enders. The students, who are SkillsUSA chapter leaders at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School, were among more than a dozen local students and others …

Amazing swimmers; on to the states

On Friday, Nov. 8, the girls varsity swim team “had an amazing day with time drops from everyone, with 11 of 13 swimmers returning to swim in Saturday’s finals,” reported PE Director Penny Hardenstine. The team then finished their season by taking third at the Section 2 Division 2 championships. Abie O’Donnell won the 100-yard …

Vets assembly honors all who serve

Thank you for your service. Duanesburg Elementary held their annual Veterans Assembly on Nov. 7, hosting and honoring several local residents and all who have served or are currently in the military. Veteran Leonard Porcaro sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” veteran Brenda Schworm was the keynote speaker and veteran Norman Miller bugled “Taps.” Veterans also …

FBLA flags a tribute to veterans

Students in Duanesburg High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter honored veterans near and far by planting a garden of American flags in front of their school, while also raising more than $125 to help local veterans. The students and advisor Michele Hall offered the small flags for a $1 donation, and each …

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