6th grade at H.S. will be a better fit for learning, growth

Moving the 6th grade to the junior/senior high school campus next fall will provide a better fit with curriculum bands designed for students their age under the state’s Next Generation Learning Standards, as well as meeting state guidance requirements.  Or, simply put, 6th graders will learn in an environment that better meets their needs and …

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.

1 School, 1 Book = more than reading

One School, One Book: At DCS, it is a grant-funded, character education project aimed at reinforcing peaceful schools, positive behaviors and a love of reading. High school students and faculty are focusing on “Restart” by Gordon Korman, while the elementary is reading “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. As part of One …

DCS among Best of the Best

Small schools, big impact: DCS was voted runner up for Best Public School in the 2019 Daily Gazette Peoples Choice – Best of the Best Awards. The summer-time contest asked readers to nominate and vote until September in various categories. More than 11,000 responses were received in the second annual contest, which the Gazette will …

Pre-order your Elementary Yearbook

  Pre-ordering for the Duanesburg Elementary Yearbook has begun. Yearbook order forms have been distributed to elementary students. If you need a new order form, please see Mrs. O’Neill or the elementary office. If you want to pay quickly by credit card, please go online to jostens.com/yearbooks. Enter our school’s name where it says “Get …

Come learn with us!

DCS is proud to partner with the YMCA, community members and staff to offer the following Continuing Education classes this fall.  Community Zumba – Four-week session Wednesdays, Oct. 2-23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Duanesburg YMCA – Free for Y Members, $40 for Non-members Join the community and learn the fine art of Zumba. This class fuses Latin …

Celebrating years in education

Principal Conover kicked off the year with a first day of school photo-salute to her staff showing how many years they’ve worked in education. View the photo album on Facebook @DuanesburgCSD. Melinda Stecher marked five years when she started with her kindergarten class this fall. Visit our Facebook album to see more staff photos.  

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