High School News
Save the date: Jan. 9 Education Summit
DCS is looking to the future, and seeks the community's input on how to best preserve opportunities for students. All are encouraged to participate in an Education Summit on Jan. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the H.S. MOCC (snow date Jan. 15).
Afternoon MS/HS bus pick-up relocations
Afternoon bus pick-up locations have been re-positioned to improve dismissal time and assure student safety. READ MORE
Tardy info for parents DOWNLOAD LETTER (PDF)
Letter to parents/guardians: Conferences, closures, student drivers
Read the principals' letter re parent-teacher conferences, how to learn about delays and closures, student driving and pick-up/drop-off procedures.
Financial Aid Night is Dec. 9 for seniors, juniors, parents
U Albany Director of Financial Aid Diane Corbett will talk about how to apply and get the most financial aid for college. DOWNLOAD FLIER PDF
Reminder: Vote daily to help H.S. win Together for Safer Schools grant
Help Duanesburg High School compete for up to $200,000 in STANLEY Security products and services in the Together for Safer Schools grant competition. Vote daily from each email address through Dec. 13 at www.stanleysaferschools.com. READ MORE
Phone number update reminder for parents/guardians
Please keep DCS informed of updates to your phone numbers (i.e. new job, cell phone replacing a house phone, etc.). In case of emergency, we need an active number to call you.
College and university representatives to visit DCS
Nov. 4, 2013
Nov. 20: Fulton Montgomery Community College (1:30 p.m.)
Oct. 21, 2013
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) offers an opportunity for a sophomore to attend a four-day seminar to learn how to lead and make a difference. DOWNLOAD FLIER
Student and teacher assignments: A delicate balance
September 2, 2013
Assigning students to a teacher is a task that is taken very seriously at DCS, with a goal of to creating balanced classrooms by finding the best possible fit for each student and teacher. Best practices/models for teacher-student classroom assignments and optimal classroom productivity methods have been shared among educators for years. Coupling those practices/models with the careful planning used by DCS teachers in assigning students to a teacher is why school officials have always refrained from accepting teacher requests from parents.
“We understand that convenience and familiarity play a role in parents wanting the same teacher to educate their other children,” says Superintendent Christine Crowley. “But we have a responsibility to all students to create a well-balanced classroom that takes many factors into consideration.” READ MORE
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Follow DCS athletic news on Twitter
Athletic Director Penny Hardenstine is making it even easier for students, parents, coaches and community members to be in the know about the Duanesburg Athletic Department through Twitter. Sign up for a free Twitter account at Twitter.com and start following SportsDCS to get reminders and announcements.
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