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 …

Repeat basketball champs

The girls varsity basketball team became repeat champions on Dec. 1 at the Schenevus tournament. Coach Herron reported, “The Eagles were led by 7th grader Allison O’Hanlon, who was a tournament all-star, and freshman Madison Meyer, who was the MVP of the tournament. The team celebrated with dinner at Brook’s House of BBQ.”  The team is off to a 2-0 start and begins …

Bus Driver Job Fair Saturday, Dec. 15

Interested in a rewarding job with great hours? Duanesburg Central School District is holding a School Bus Driver Job Fair on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at Duanesburg Elementary School, 165 Chadwick Road, Delanson. The fair provides an opportunity for anyone interested in driving a school bus to get behind the wheel for a …

Harris, Shaeffer are soccer All-Stars

Olivia Harris and Valerie Schaeffer have been recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Section 2 for their achievements in girls soccer. Olivia was recognized with first team honors and named an overall Section 2 All-Star for Class C.  Val was honored as Section 2 league second team All-Star. Congratulations to Olivia and Val and to Coach …

Teams honored as Scholar-Athletes

At the end of each sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams who excel academically. To achieve Scholar-Athlete recognition, the average of a team’s Grade Point Average (GPA) for 75 percent of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00.  Congratulations to the following DCS teams for qualifying as fall season …

B.R.A.V.E.S. grows leadership

Duanesburg Elementary students are using their new B.R.A.V.E.S. skills to make their school a bully-free zone. Here’s an update by reading teacher and PBIS coach Polly Benjamin. What happens when you mix silly costumes, “big kid” buddies and time to play? You learn what to do when you see someone being bullied! On Sept. 24, Sweethearts and …

Runners wrap up season

The Duanesburg girls cross country team ran to a 5th place finish and boys team member Andrew Drescher represented DCS well among a crowded field at the New York State Cross Country Championship Meet at Sunken Meadow State Park, Long Island, on Nov. 10,  capping off an incredible season. Coach Deann Lynch reports: “The team was led by Elaine Atanasova – 14th place, who ended …

Connecting with tweens and teens

“Connecting with your tweens and teens is tough, but rewarding” is the focus of a new Parent Today e-newsletter article that talks about just how to do that in today’s device-dominated age. Parent Today readers will also find helpful articles about civics education and tutoring in November issue. It’s free to subscribe to Parent Today, and personal information …

Thank you for your service

DCS students and staff honored the men and women who have bravely served our country at special Nov. 9 ceremony at the elementary school, where they also presented donations for wounded soldiers in Germany. Among the  veterans and service members honored at the event were students’ own family members and local Duanesburg hero, U.S. Marines veteran April …

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