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 …

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 …

Duanesburg Day 2020: Discover, Connect, Serve – next meeting Jan. 16

Duanesburg Day 2020 is set for April 4, with a theme of Discover, Connect, Serve. Last year’s event was amazing and the planning committee is gearing up for a great one.  The committee next meets on Jan. 16 at 3:15 p.m. in the district office conference room. Interested in joining the committee? Email DCS Duanesburg …

Sugar skulls bring ancient civilizations to life

A partnership with a local tattoo artist is bringing ancient, complex societies and traditions to life for DES 5th graders, who recently learned how to paint vibrant, colorful, sugar skull images during a gray, winter day. “In my 22 years of teaching, this has to be one of the best partnerships that I have brought …

Bottle people teach students about themselves

Duanesburg Elementary 5th graders learn much more than history, English/language arts and other academic subjects when they work on their bottle people project. While researching and creating a model of a famous person of interest to them and then sharing their knowledge with others, they also learn about themselves. And what did they learn? View …

Join in our Toys for Tots drive

DCS’s annual Toys for Tots campaign is on.  Through Friday, Dec. 13, make a child smile by donating new, unwrapped toys. Collection boxes are located at the elementary school, high school and bus garage, with donations accepted during school hours. Or send them in with a student.  Thank you for your support.

Vets assembly honors all who serve

Thank you for your service. Duanesburg Elementary held their annual Veterans Assembly on Nov. 7, hosting and honoring several local residents and all who have served or are currently in the military. Veteran Leonard Porcaro sang “The Star Spangled Banner,” veteran Brenda Schworm was the keynote speaker and veteran Norman Miller bugled “Taps.” Veterans also …

A literary Halloween

Not only did Duanesburg Elementary students dress as literary characters on Halloween, but the entire faculty and staff joined in.

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