Downsville News
Class of 2016 Valedictorian

Congratulations to Kaileen Townsend on being named the Class of 2016 Valedictorian.  
 
Class of 2016 Salutatorian

Congratulations to Rose Luscomb on being named the Class of 2016 Salutatorian.
 
* * * News from Mrs. Menke * * *

DCS will once again be having a Community Outreach Day on May 6, 2016.  This is a day dedicated to reaching out help our community with a spring clean up. 

Please click "read more" for full details. 
 
Changes to State Testing
The attached letter is from the New York State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia regarding the changes to the state testing.  Commissioner Elia has sent this letter to many newspapers throughout the state as well as all School Superintendent's in an effort to make sure the public is aware of the changes.  

Please click "read more" for the letter.  
 
News from the Bullying Committee and Jr. High Student Council

The 2016 DCS Annual Talent Show will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the DCS Auditorium.  All are welcome to sign-up to share their talent.  

Please click "read more" for full details.
 
Use of Unused Emergency Days
DCS currently has five (5) unused emergency days.  Per contracts, these days are to be given as days off if not used.  Therefore, a plan has been scheduled to allow for these days to be given back.  

Please click "read more" for the memo from Mr. Evans, Superintendent outlining the plan. 
 
Home Work Help - Common Core Math

Attention Parents

Is the Common Core Making you CRAZY!! Help is on the way!!

The authors of the common core modules, Eureka Math, have a website you can visit for help.

Go to www.greatminds.net click on support, then parent support, and finally homework help.  Not all the modules are there, this is new so they are adding more as the year progresses.  Check it out and see if it makes homework time easier!

 - Karen Alers Title I Coordinator

 
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