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Downsville Freshman, Emily Brown, set a program record in the girls' 400 meter dash on Saturday, May 21st at the 76th Annual Eddy Meet at Schenectady High School.  Emily broke the 1-minute mark for the first time crossing in:  59.16 FAT to win her heat and place 9th overall.  

Congratulations Emily!
 
Downsville Juniors Participate in SkillsUSA State Conference

Congratulations to Benjamin Wilbur, Welding student and Nikolas Dupuis, Security and Law student for their recent participation in the SkillsUSA State Conference.   Both students are enrolled in the programs in which they competed in at BOCES. 

 
2016 Budget Vote and Election Results

Proposition #1:  Shall the Board of Education of the Downsville Central School District be authorized to spend the sum set forth in the budget in the amount of $10,128,888 during the 2016-2017 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefore.
Yes              166         Passed
No                 41
Blank               1
Total Votes   208

Proposition #2:  To elect one member to the Board of Education of the Downsville Central School District for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2016 and ending on June 30, 2021:

Patrick T. Kaja           56
Richard Bell             148      Elected
Blank                            4
Total Votes                208

The Board of Education would like to:
1.  Thank the DCS Community for their continued support.
2.  Congratulate and Welcome Mr. Richard Bell to the Board of Education.
3.  Thank Mr. Patrick T. Kaja for his interest in the Board of Education.
4.  Thank Mr. Dale Stone for his 10-years of dedicated service to the DCS Board of Education.
 
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.
 
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.  
 
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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