Booster Club thanks Hannaford

The Duanesburg Booster Club thanks Hannaford, Esperance, for their very generous donation and for volunteering at the varsity basketball game concession on Dec. 17. Dianne Grant said, “We appreciate their support for the Duanesburg Booster Club and ultimately, the Duanesburg  athletic department. Jordan, Tyler, Elizabeth and Nicole, specifically, went above and beyond wearing their Hannaford Helps t-shirts. …

Ebenezer inspires chain of kindness

Just before their holiday break, DCS 8th graders rebuilt Ebenezer Scrooge’s chain of burdens into a chain of kindness. Each link features words of kindness, as Charles Dickens would have liked it. “May it haunt your houses pleasantly . . . ”

Reverse Advent Calendar sharing

Chris Danapilis’ class at Duanesburg Elementary completed a Reverse Advent Calendar project to share with those less fortunate during the holiday season. “It’s a good reminder that while it’s a lot of fun to unwrap presents, we should think about the joy we can give to others as well,” he said. “For our Reverse Advent Calendar, …

Global learning from a library seat

Duanesburg Elementary students find learning about big cats is even more exciting when a National Geographic live video link connects them with educators, scientists and other students from around the world. On Dec. 11 and 12, fifth graders traveled the globe from their seats in the elementary library via a live Internet simulcast with peers in several mid-western states, Ontario and Quebec in Canada, …

DCS welcomes School Resource Officer Eric Reyell

Duanesburg Central School District welcomes Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Eric Reyell as a School Resource Officer (SRO). He’ll serve both campuses and has an office in the high school. Deputy Reyell comes to DCS through a partnership with the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department, which is providing funding as part of a pilot program for the current …

Hundreds of Toys For Tots

Thanks to the generosity of Duanesburg students, staff and community members, the district’s annual Toys for Tots drive has come to a happy end, with a total of 225 toys donated to children for the holidays. Thank you to all who participated and to DCS staff members Lori Galea, Lori Kuhl and Karen Weiler for coordinating the …

Leo Club, basketball team support Toys for Tots

Join the Eagles for some great games while supporting a great cause. On Friday, Dec. 7, at the home JV and Varsity games, members of the Leo Club and girls basketball teams will collect cash or toy donations for Toys for Tots in lieu of charging admission to the games. Thanks, and see you there!

State seeking body mass index info

Recent changes to the New York State Education Law require that body mass index (BMI) and weight status group are to be included as part of a student’s school health examination. BMI is calculated by weighing a student and measuring their height. BMI helps a doctor or nurse determine whether a student’s weight is within a healthy range or is too …

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