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 …

Smart athletes

Congratulations to Duanesburg’s fall sports teams: All of them have been named Scholar-Athlete teams by the New York Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). They qualified for recognition as Scholar-Athletes by achieving a team average of 90% or higher. Fall sports at DCS include golf, cross country, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and football. Go Eagles!

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.

It’s an honor to serve others

National Honor Society member students lent a hand at the Salvation Army in Schenectady on Friday, Nov. 15, helping to prepare and serve about 75 meals. The student volunteer annually at the Salvation Army as a service to the greater community.  

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

To celebrate Hispanic heritage, Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School students decorated a bulletin board with pictures of important Hispanic people, and they and Spanish teacher Isabel Kalin dressed up as Hispanic Americans who have influenced our country.

DCS well represented at SkillsUSA

Duanesburg was well represented at the recent SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference at the Desmond in Albany by students Matthew Barnard, Schuyler Bradshaw, Justin Colucci and Aidan Enders. The students, who are SkillsUSA chapter leaders at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School, were among more than a dozen local students and others …

Amazing swimmers; on to the states

On Friday, Nov. 8, the girls varsity swim team “had an amazing day with time drops from everyone, with 11 of 13 swimmers returning to swim in Saturday’s finals,” reported PE Director Penny Hardenstine. The team then finished their season by taking third at the Section 2 Division 2 championships. Abie O’Donnell won the 100-yard …

FBLA flags a tribute to veterans

Students in Duanesburg High School’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter honored veterans near and far by planting a garden of American flags in front of their school, while also raising more than $125 to help local veterans. The students and advisor Michele Hall offered the small flags for a $1 donation, and each …

Sectional success & on to the states

Duanesburg’s cross country Eagles really did fly: The boys team finished 4th at yesterday’s section 2 competition at Saratoga Spa State Park, with Andrew Drescher winning his race in 16:05. He will go on to the state competition Nov. 16 at SUNY Plattsburgh. The girls team finished 8th, their best finish of the season, despite …

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