Religious exemptions removed from state vaccination law

On June 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that immediately removed the religious exemption for school vaccination requirements. Per the amendment to Public Health Law Section 2164, children who attend child daycare or public, private or parochial school who previously had a religious exemption must now receive their first age-appropriate dose in …

DCS hosting “Cultural Bridge” June 12 – community encouraged to attend

On Wednesday, June 12, from 4-8 p.m., DCS’s Joe Bena Auditorium and high school cafeteria will be the sites of a free community event, “Cultural Bridge: Connecting the Mohawk Valley with the Alay Valley, Republic of Kyrgyzstan,” that will feature well-known area musicians, artists and visitors from Kyrgyzstan.   The public is encouraged to attend the …

Trills, Thrills, Excellence & Superior

“Excellent” and “Superior”: The DCS 7-12 Jazz Band and Concert Band were honored with these rankings at the Trills and Thrills Music Evaluation Festival on May 31 at Neptune High School in Neptune, N.J. The Jazz Band performed “Theme from New York, New York” and “Hawaii Five-0 Theme,” and received an “Excellent” rating with scores …

Haley & Santoro honored at CAT

Duanesburg High School students Kenneth Haley and Chance Santoro have been honored by the Capital Region BOCES Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. Kenneth received a Growth in Achievement award in Engineering Technology, a.m. session. Chance was named Outstanding Student, p.m. session, in Game Design …

Lawrence honored by Wrestling USA

Duanesburg High School student Zack Lawrence has been selected as a member of the Wrestling USA magazine High School All-American Honorable Mention Team. The elite national team consists of 13 Dream Team members, 13 Academic Team members, 96 All-American members and 120 Honorable Mention members. Zack appears in the May issue of Wrestling USA magazine.

B.R.A.V.E.S. wrap positive year

Duanesburg Elementary’s  B.R.A.V.E.S. anti-bullying program has wrapped up a year of “strengthening the school’s positive climate and growing superheroes who know what to do when they see unkindness happen,” according to reading teacher and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) coach Polly Benjamin. The program was facilitated by Ms. Benjamin and fellow PBIS coach Bridget …

Jump high, Emily Schaeffer

Good luck to DCS Scholar-Athlete and high school senior Emily Schaeffer as she competes in pole vaulting June 7 at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) track and field competition at Middletown High School.  

Amazing and well deserved

Duanesburg’s newest Board of Education member has been honored by radio station WGNA. From their website: “GNA’s Hometown Hero, Henrietta “Hank” Dunn from Duanesburg, was nominated by her friend Betsey. Betsey explained to us all the terrific, selfless work that Hank does in the community and we were blown away. Hank goes out of her …

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