Small Schools, Big Impact

Students, staff and community members alike often note Duanesburg’s close-knit, caring environment when reflecting on their successes and accomplishments.  View our video, “Small Schools, Big Impact,”  to hear their story. Our upcoming district calendar will feature reflections about Duanesburg from the Class of 2019. Watch for it in the mail this September.

Football game to kick off Homecoming 2019

DCS will kick off Homecoming 2019 with a Helderberg Valley football game on Sept. 21 at home and high school Spirit Week activities Sept. 23-27. The Student Council, Booster Club and the PTA have been busy planning. Watch for details.

New transportation safety measures

With safety as a goal, DCS is making a number of transportation-related changes this fall in school bus routes and student drop-off and pick-up procedures at the elementary school and jr./sr. high school. Age-appropriate bus runs To better ensure the safety and well-being of all students, DCS is changing how they will be bused to …

UPK openings at Whispering Pines

Do you have a little learner? The DCS Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program at Whispering Pines Preschool still has openings. Four slots remain. District residents may enroll children who were four years old as of Dec. 1, 2019. There is no cost, but families must provide their own transportation. Call the elementary office at (518) 895-2580 …

Come learn with us

Our Continuing Education program is partnering with the YMCA, Duanesburg Community PTA, local businesses and DCS staff to offer classes beginning this fall. Join us to have fun while building your financial, physical and creative fitness, and more. Meet your neighbors and share your talents. Classes will be announced on the web, Facebook and via …

Openings for our littlest learners

Enrollment remains open for the DCS Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)program for the upcoming school year. District residents may enroll children who were four years old as of Dec. 1, 2019. There is no cost, but families must provide their own transportation. Call the elementary office at (518) 895-2580 for more information. A very happy UPK student, …

Mobile crisis response services

Life can be challenging. Northern Rivers, which partners with DCS to offer behavioral health services, offers Mobile Crisis Response Services to assist individuals and families in need of immediate assistance. Parents, guardians and adults may call (518) 292-5499 any time, day or night, for referrals to Mobile Crisis Response Services. Northern Rivers crisis teams consist …

Valedictorian and Salutatorian graduation speeches

Valedictory DCS Class of 2019 Valedictorian Jacob Harris gave the Valedictory speech at graduation on June 21, 2019. Here is his written version. It’s always been my strong belief that each and every person has the same innate desire: to be the best person he or she can be. This singular pursuit of excellence is …

Top students dream large – and small

One swims with eels, while the other likes to horse around. Both play instruments, but he’s a heavy metal fan, while she listens to “anything and everything, from country to rap music.” His future career involves subatomic particles, while hers centers on large animals. Duanesburg’s Class of 2019 valedictorian Jacob Harris and salutatorian Hanna Avery …

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