The superintendent search process

In early September, the DCS Board of Education announced that Duanesburg Superintendent of Schools Frank Macri had accepted a new position as superintendent of the Voorheesville Central School District, with anticipated departure from DCS in mid-December. The board is working with the Capital Region BOCES to conduct the confidential superintendent search. Jeffery L. Ziegler serves …

8th grader establishes Giving Tree

DCS 8th grader and Student Council representative Breeanna Moss established a Giving Tree in the main high school office to help the Albany Ronald McDonald House and the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter, causes that are dear to her. In a short video, Breeanna explains why. All are invited during school hours to take an ornament …

NHS helps local family for holidays

Students in Duanesburg’s chapter of the National Honor Society are making the holidays happier for a local family in need after a successful fundraising effort. “NHS members really pulled through this year,” said chapter advisor Lisa Della Rocco. “Together, the 17 students and their families donated $220 and purchased pots and pans, a hoodie, a …

Thank you Rick’s Feed & Fuel

Rick’s Feed & Fuel, 8413 Western Turnpike, Delanson, has donated $1,412.75 to DCS following their successful Citgo Spirit Pump fundraiser. A portion of gasoline purchases made this fall at the designated pump were dedicated to the district. Richard Peterson of Rick’s Feed & Fuel said, “It was our pleasure to support Duanesburg CSD.” Marilyn Peterson and …

Wrestling alumni, team are winners

More than 20 Duanesburg High School wrestling alumni cheered on Duanesburg’s varsity team as they defeated Canajoharie-Fort Plain 69-17 on Thursday, Dec. 12. The team was back in action all day Saturday at Duanesburg’s Doc Davis Memorial Tournament, defeating Ellenville (84-6), Albany (81-12), Our Lady of Lourdes (66-21), and Schuylerville (60-22) on their way to …

Duanesburg Day 2020: Discover, Connect, Serve – next meeting Jan. 16

Duanesburg Day 2020 is set for April 4, with a theme of Discover, Connect, Serve. Last year’s event was amazing and the planning committee is gearing up for a great one.  The committee next meets on Jan. 16 at 3:15 p.m. in the district office conference room. Interested in joining the committee? Email DCS Duanesburg …

Happier holidays thanks to SkillsUSA

Schenectady children in need will have happier holidays thanks to the efforts of Duanesburg students and their fellow members of the Capital Region Career and Technical School’s Albany chapter of SkillsUSA.  They played the part of Santa’s elves on Dec. 11, delivering a sleigh overflowing with toys to the Schenectady City Mission. Since Thanksgiving, the …

Sugar skulls bring ancient civilizations to life

A partnership with a local tattoo artist is bringing ancient, complex societies and traditions to life for DES 5th graders, who recently learned how to paint vibrant, colorful, sugar skull images during a gray, winter day. “In my 22 years of teaching, this has to be one of the best partnerships that I have brought …

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