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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Storytelling & the art of being good

What do you get when you combine a monster, a natural setting and an original story? A safer kid. On Nov. 19, DCS 4th graders learned about keeping themselves and others out of danger during a day of storytelling and lessons on writing cautionary tales by James Bruchac, an award-winning author, Abenaki storyteller, animal tracker, wilderness survival expert and …

Literary gourds

It wasn’t the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown but it was Huck, or Lily, or Hagrid. Duanesburg Elementary 4th-graders capped a book study and report project by tapping their knowledge and creativity to transform plain orange pumpkins into gourds sporting the likenesses of their main literary characters. “The students put their knowledge of story elements to the test,” said 4th-grade teacher …

One Call Now notifies all parents/guardians about emergencies

As part of the district’s effort to communicate better and faster, DCS is now using the One Call Now mass notification/emergency all call system to text and call all parents/guardians about matters of importance to current K-12 students. This web-based messaging system automatically integrates contact information from the district’s student management system, E-School Data, for parents/guardians of …

History-makers come to life

Duanesburg Elementary students brought dozens of history-makers to life by transforming recycled soda bottles to show the results of their research and lessons learned. They presented their projects, creativity and knowledge to families and friends at an Oct. 31 special event at their school, and their history-makers are now displayed at DES for visitors to see. For more photos, visit …

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