Artist-inspired hearts in the hallways

Duanesburg Elementary students tapped into lessons learned in Amanda Chovan’s art classes to create colorful bulletin boards for February. “We did a ‘Love’ bulletin board inspired by contemporary mural/street artist James Goldcrown, with  every student in the building contributing hearts to our piece,” Chovan said. “Each second grade class created a different themed project. We …

Author to kick off Duanesburg Day

When Duanesburg Day returns to the high school campus on Saturday, April 4, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of “Book Scavenger,” will kick off the event with an 11 a.m. talk in Joe Bena Auditorium, followed by special activities for children. Bertman has been working with Duanesburg Elementary students on a project based on her novel. …

6th grade move postponed

Late last spring, Duanesburg Central School District made the decision to move 6th grade students to the junior/senior high school campus for the 2020-21 school year. The decision was made after careful study of the district’s curriculum for middle-level learners (grades 6-8) following the state’s transition from the Common Core to the Next Generation Learning …

DCS instrumentalists dominate

DCS students Heather Black, Paul Munson and Rachel Zeh were standouts at the 21st Annual Donald Webster Solo Festival at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School on Feb. 1, bringing home top awards for performing challenging pieces. “In unprecedented fashion, all three Duanesburg participants won their age groups, giving Duanesburg a clean sweep of the festival,” said music …

The superintendent search process

Jeffery L. Ziegler serves as interim superintendent Jeffery L. Ziegler is serving as interim superintendent of schools until June 30, 2020. The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education announced this news at their Oct. 8, 2019 meeting and appointed Ziegler as interim superintendent at their Nov. 12, 2019 meeting.  The Board of Education is currently …

Drawing fosters positive behaviors

Drawings and contests are fun, and when help make a school a more enjoyable and positive place to learn, everyone who participates is a winner. At Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School, students in grades 7-12 are earning chances to win prize baskets by demonstrating behaviors that are Responsible, Respectful and Safe, foundations of the school’s Positive …

Teaming with PTA for Wellness Week

Duanesburg Elementary School and the Duanesburg Community PTA, with the support of the districtwide wellness committee, will present the school’s second annual Wellness Week Feb. 10-14, with a variety of activities for children and their families. On Feb. 10, Duanesburg High School students from Cynthia Runblad’s Food and Nutrition class will kick off the week …

Elementary considering trimesters

Duanesburg Elementary School is considering moving from a quarterly reporting period to a trimester schedule for next school year. Interim reports, parent conferences and continuous parent/guardian communication would still take place, with standards-based feedback being provided.    A trimester system would provide teachers with more time to cover content, and students with more time to …

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