What can a battered rabbit teach children?

What can a once-regally dressed but then battered china rabbit teach young people about reading, life and living with others? At Duanesburg Elementary School, plenty.  From their October kick-off assembly, to reading “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo with their classmates and families, to volunteering to create culminating projects, DES students fully …

Madison Meyer scores 1,000th point

She did it! Varsity basketball player Madison Meyer scored her 1,000th point at the Jan. 10, 2020 game vs. Berne-Knox-Westerlo.  Duanesburg won the game, but both teams showed their sportsmanship and support for Madison’s achievement. Congrats to Madison and Coach Chris Herron. Go Eagles! Watch the coverage on CBS-6 TV, Albany at: https://cbs6albany.com/sports/content/madison-meyer-scores-1000th-point-in-duanesburgs-win-over-bkw Watch the …

Teaming for high-quality teaching & learning for all

When teachers and administrators in neighboring school districts team up, their positive impact on student learning grows exponentially, with benefits reaching even beyond their own classrooms to across New York State. The State Education Department (SED) recently recognized Duanesburg’s ongoing partnership with five area school districts and the Capital Region BOCES to develop teaching points …

DCS again a top 100 school

Duanesburg does it once again: DCS has been ranked among the Academic Top 100 school districts in upstate New York by Buffalo Business First, which looked at four years of graduation rates, student performance and test results. The rankings were completed this fall. DCS: small schools, big impact. Thank you to our students, staff and …

Why do we replace school buses?

When DCS cast their budget ballots each May, they are also typically asked to vote on replacing a small number of school buses. The purchases are part of the district’s planned bus replacement program that keeps the fleet of vehicles that transport our children in safe, working order and in line with New York State …

Holiday helping wrap up

Duanesburg students and staff truly embody the DCS theme of Small schools, Big impact. Here are just a few ways they shared their spirit for the good of their community this holiday season. Providing for a family in need National Honor Society students donated $220 and purchased pots and pans, a hoodie, a blender, silverware …

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 …

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