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Lessons in leadershipPosted December 19, 2014
“Grades are important, yes.  But what people look for is what you did beyond what was required.”  Those thoughts shared by former General Electric Vice President for Corporate Research and Development Dr. Walter Robb at the Columbia High School Student Leadership Conference set the tone for the event and what sets the best apart – hard work, dedication, and passion to do the right thing. Read more...

 

Public hearing on alternative veterans’ tax exemptionPosted December 19, 2014
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last year signed in to law an alternative veterans’ exemption on real property relating to school taxes.  East Greenbush Central School District administrators will explain what it means for you at a special public hearing Wednesday, January 28.  It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Center of the Citizen Genet Elementary School. Read more...

 

Carols fill halls of local senior living centerPosted December 18, 2014
The light of the season shone brightly at the Evergreen Commons on Luther Road in East Greenbush Thursday. Students in the Howard L. Goff Peer Leadership program brought carols to residents, many of whom smiled from ear to ear and even joined in with their favorite songs!

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Middle-school students offer gifts to community familiesPosted December 18, 2014
'Tis better to give! The Howard L. Goff Middle School Student Council gave in a big way, raising $1,000 for CoNSERNS-U. It's an acronym for the Community Network of Schodack, East Greenbush, Rensselaer, Nassau, and Sand Lake, and is an arm of Catholic Charities. Students purchased items at Walmart for the CoNSERNS-U Christmas store. Later, they visited the Salvation Army in Albany to sort other gifts which will be distributed to families in the coming days, and learn about the charitable work it does all year. Read more...

 

 

NYSPHSAA Fall Scholar/Athlete Team Award Posted December 18, 2014
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized all of our fall athletic teams as recipients of the Scholar/Athlete Team Award. Read more...

 

Goff student headlines Minneapolis local news reportPosted December 16, 2014
Coverage you can trust! Howard L. Goff student Jake Goodman takes to the KARE 11 News set to talk about his starring role for "A Christmas Story" in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jake will be back in East Greenbush in the new year, after taking some hard-earned time to follow his dreams on stage. We've heard rave reviews about his performance. We're sending our greatest applause from home! Side note for the journalism students out there -- KARE 11 has been long regarded as one of the best stations in the nation for its stellar storytelling. It's exciting to see Jake share his story there! View the interview...

 

A holiday greeting from Dr. Angela M. Nagle, Superintendent of SchoolsPosted December 15, 2014
The holidays are a special time in our school buildings and for our families! Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela M. Nagle reflects on the many good things happening in our buildings and homes at this time of year with special season's greetings. Read more...

 

Feedback from fall budget meetingsPosted December 10, 2014
During the fall months, District administrators visited each school for an early conversation about the 2015-2016 budget process.  The PTO meetings, which were open to the entire community, gave neighbors a chance to voice their opinions, questions, and concerns.  The District has collected those comments for consideration as the budget process continues.  If you have any other concerns, please forward them to EdsonLa@egcsd.org. For findings from the meetings, click here...

 

Kindergarten registration informationPosted December 8, 2014
In just a few short weeks, registration will take place for anyone wishing to enroll their children in the East Greenbush Central School District. However, there are a few things you should know before those registration dates, and some paperwork will need to be completed as well. We've got you covered! Read more...

 

Fun and easy snacks for holiday class partiesPosted December 8, 2014
An update from the EGCSD kitchen from Phyllis Sanford, Food Service Manager
Get into the spirit while making healthy choices! Holiday parties at school can be just as special by leaving home the sweets and making some creative fun.
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Stealing the show!Posted December 5, 2014
He's the star of a classic holiday tale, and his work has caught the attention of one of the Midwest's leading news stations. Howard L. Goff Middle School student Jake Goodman is featured as WCCO-TV Channel 4 profiles "A Christmas Story" in St. Paul as the Best in Minnesota! Jake is following his heart and his ambitions; we are rooting for him back east and await his return soon! We also hear Jake and the show are getting rave reviews from audiences! View the news story...

 

District says goodbye to longtime music teacherPosted December 5, 2014
She made the East Greenbush Central School District a place of harmony for thirty-four years.  But now, it’s time for Mrs. Beth Kebea to write the next stanza of her own song.   She is retiring from teaching music at the Citizen Genet and Green Meadow Elementary Schools. Read more...

 

Carols for Christmas Posted December 5, 2014
The Columbia Chamber Singers kicked off the Holiday season in East Greenbush by performing at the Town Hall Tree Lighting Celebration on Wednesday, December 3rd. 

 

Cyber bullying focus of grades 4, 5 assembly Posted December 4, 2014
Fourth and fifth graders together from across all five schools of the District came together to hear about the risks of constant contact to the digital world.  Mr. John Kelly, a former school resource officer from the Saratoga Springs City School District who is currently working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, directed an hour-long discussion with students Thursday about staying safe online.  Read more...

 

District names Acting Superintendent Posted December 3, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District has named Mr. Lawrence A. Edson, Jr. Acting Superintendent of Schools. Our Superintendent, Dr. Angela M. Nagle, is on a short leave of absence from her duties for the District. Read more...

 

CHS scholar athlete named WNYT "Athlete of the Week"Posted December 3, 2014
We've rooted for her at Columbia, and now the Capital Region is on her team! Helena Masiello has been named the WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 Athlete of the Week! Helena participates in winter track, lacrosse, and field hockey. In fact, she just recently signed with Georgetown to play at the collegiate level. Read more...

 

Education Foundation Hall of Fame nominationsPosted December 3, 2014The East Greenbush Central School District Education Foundation is seeking nominations for the Columbia High School Alumni Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the character and achievements of Columbia High School graduates. The deadline for submission of the nominating forms is Friday, December 19th. If you have any questions about the process or would like more information, you may contact Mr. Steve Taylor, President of the Education Foundation, at egcsdedfoundation@gmail.com. To view the form, please click here.

 

Coolest creator: inventor encourages grade-school ingenuityPosted December 2, 2014
Many of us imagine when we’re young of things we’d like to create.  Today, students at the Green Meadow Elementary School learned about how one inventor put his thoughts on paper and made them come to life. Read more...

 

Smooth sounds of the holidaysPosted December 2, 2014
Do you hear what I hear? The first performance of the Howard L. Goff Middle School Jazz Band may be its most noteworthy.  Students played holiday tunes to passersby on the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza.  Read more...

 

Serving the spiritPosted December 2, 2014
Decking the hall and serving up holiday spirit. Phyllis Sanford, Kim Tafur, and Maryanne Lindemann from the food service department made some of the ornaments you see on the Community Christmas Tree in the East Greenbush Town Hall.

 

Winter Weather ReminderPosted December 1, 2014
We had our first rendezvous with wintry weather last week. With that in mind, the East Greenbush Central School District wishes to remind our community of the procedures for snow days, early dismissals, and delayed school start times. Read more...

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He's coming to town! Santa sits with Genet Elementary students for a breakfast at the Sports Grill.

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