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  • DISTRICT ARTS EXHIBITION

    Support our local student artists by attending the DUSD Arts Exhibition & Reception on November 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Westminster Gardens, Packard Hall. This is a free event open to the public and will feature artwork from all of our schools created by students in grades PK-12 including submissions displayed at the L.A. County Fair. The Duarte Show Choir & Falcon Jazz Band will also perform. Art is in the heart of Duarte schools...come see for yourself!

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  • NEW GEN 7 CLASSROOMS ARRIVE

    On Friday, October 20, every student at Beardslee Academy left their mark on the foundation of the new Gen7 classrooms being installed this week. Every class took turns walking out to the foundation site in order for each student and staff member to write their names on the cement as a permanent reminder of this momentous occasion in the school's history. The ceremony was inspired by the great idea of a Beardslee teacher, and served to make the arrival of the new classrooms a special event for all members of the Beardslee learning community, even for the preschool students who will wait a few years before attending classes in the new buildings that will house 6-8th graders. Members of the facilities crew overseeing the modernization projects taking place across the district, were also on-hand to facilitate this activity. A similar event is planned for the students and staff at Maxwell IB Academy & World School once their new Gen7 buildings arrive soon too! Click on headline above for more...

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  • CSArts-SGV & DUSD PREVIEW DAYS

    Join us at our Preview Days to learn first-hand about California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley’s (CSArts-SGV) & Duarte Unified School District's (DUSD) quality academic and arts educational programs, unique school culture, and unparalleled value. Each Preview Day provides a general overview of the academic and arts programs, presented by Dr. Ralph Opacic, CSArts Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Allan Mucerino, Superintendent of Duarte Unified School District, and other members of the administration. Students and their families will also have the opportunity to meet with arts conservatory leadership and learn about the joint DUSD/CSArts partnership. You’re currently in the process of taking the first big step of many to build a bright future. Preview Days will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 & SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018. Register at sgv.csarts.net.

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  • DUSD SHOWCASE DAY

    Save the date for the Duarte Unified School District's Showcase Day on February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will kick-off at the Performing Arts Center with a Keynote Address by Superintendent Mucerino followed by Open Houses taking place at all of our schools. This opportunity will provide current and prospective families a first-hand look at why DUSD is the education destination for all children! SAVE YOUR SPOT! Register today at http://come2duarteusd.com/districtshowcase

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  • BATTLE OF THE BANDS

    DUSD proudly hosted the 5th Annual Duarte Field Tournament on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Twelve of the best bands from across Southern California gave spectacular performances including an exhibition show by the Falcon Marching Band & Color Guard. This Tournament has quickly become one of the most competitive on the Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association circuit. As the hosts of the event, the DHS Band Leaders accompanied by Superintendent Mucerino, awarded trophies to the top scoring bands. Though not adjudicated at this event, the DHS Marching Band has performed in 5 tournaments this fall season and placed every time even after moving into the tougher 1A Division. They will compete in their final field show for this year on November 7, 2017 at West Covina High School. You may have noticed an extra pep in their step thanks to new Band Director, Mr. Gerry Willis. A published composer, accomplished conductor, professional musician and veteran music educator.

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  • PRESCHOOL HEROES COME TO SCHOOL

    Superman, Iron Man, Captain America and 90 other superheroes came to our Duarte Preschool classrooms to celebrate "Hero Day" on Friday, October 27. They weren't the fictional caped crusaders though, these were our preschoolers' real heroes - their dads, grandfathers, foster fathers, uncles, and brothers. The true male role models that are making a positive difference in our youngest students' lives. These special gentlemen spent the day learning alongside their little loved-ones and participated in math games, outdoor play, reading, storytelling, STEM projects, and lunch with the children. The "Heroes” also received instruction and resources on the importance and positive effects of male involvement in their children’s education. Parent involvement has long been one of the cornerstones of Duarte Preschool, and the special men in our students' lives are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program. Duarte Preschool offers both State Preschool for income eligible families, and fee-based programs.

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  • DUSD LAUNCHES PREMIER TK-8 DANCE PROGRAM

    Through the unique partnership our district has cultivated with the California School of the Arts (CSArts), Duarte Unified has launched a premier dance and movement program taught by industry professionals from Elements Dance Space studio located in Pasadena, California. It is the first comprehensive dance program in this region offered to all students in Grades TK-8 at every school in the district. Ten dance instructors who are all highly trained professionals with experience working within the industry as well as teaching all levels and ages of students and adults, instruct the classes. The dance program exposes students to a range of dance genres during bi-weekly sessions ranging from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the age level. These include hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles. Click on headline above for more...

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  • CARNEGIE HALL, HERE WE COME!

    We are excited to announce that our very own Cantabile Show Choir, Duarte High School's advanced choir ensemble, has been selected to participate in a Broadway Residency with Manhattan Concert Productions this coming February, 2018. The students will venture to New York City to perform with professional Broadway actors on stage at the iconic Carnegie Hall accompanied by the New York City Chamber Orchestra. There is a $2000 fee per choir member to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which covers the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals and educational activities. Our students are seeking financial sponsors to help with tuition. Click on headline above for more...

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  • ENGINEER YOUR WORLD AT DUARTE HIGH SCHOOL

    Engineer Your World (EYW™) is a high school course offered in only 200 schools nation-wide and DHS is the only school providing this class in the San Gabriel Valley. Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation by a team of University of Texas faculty and NASA engineers, EYW™ engages students in authentic engineering practices in a project-based environment. Students are expected to develop engineering design skills by building them along with the necessary habits of mind through exploration and discovery. By joining forces with EYW™, our students will be empowered to discover and explore interests, imagine and design solutions to real-world challenges, and become independent, confident problem solvers. Learn more at engineeryourworld.org. Click Headline above for more...

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