Shirts on Sale for Class of 2017 Fundraiser – Posted March 6, 2015
Show your school spirit with a Columbia long-sleeved shirt! Get yours in either navy with white lettering or Columbia blue with navy lettering for $40. Proceeds will go to the Class of 2017. Order form.
District Announces Preliminary Budget for 2015-16 – Posted March 5, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD announced its preliminary budget for 2015-16 at the Board of Educationís first Budget Review Session Wednesday evening. The proposed budget is $88,538,074, an increase of $674,665 from the current year. Full story.
A Practical Approach to Eating Healthier – Posted March 5, 2015
Check out recommendations from the USDA to encourage healthy eating - plus some fun and healthy food ideas for St. Patrick's Day. Full story.
Columbia Announces Showings for "Legally Blonde" – Posted March 5, 2015
Columbia's musical "Legally Blonde" will be performed March 13 and 14 at the high school auditorium. More information.
Michael Gonyea Places 4th at NYS Wrestling Championships – Posted March 5, 2015
Congratulations to Michael Gonyea, a freshman at Columbia High School, who placed 4th at the NYS Wrestling Championships!
Village of Nassau Issues Boil Water Advisory; DPS Providing Bottled Water to Students – Posted March 5, 2015
The Village of Nassau has issued a boil water advisory until further notice due to yesterday’s water main break. In response, DPS has closed off all water fountains and will provide bottled water to students and staff.
For more information about the boil water advisory, please contact Melissa Turner-Bulan of the Village of Nassau Clerks Office at 518-766-3044 ext. 2 or Rich Elder at the Rensselaer County Health Department 518-270-2632.
Wanted: School Election Workers – Posted March 2, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD is looking for community members interested in working the School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election on Tuesday, May 19. Workers must be available Monday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for training and Tuesday, May 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the school vote. Workers will receive $9.00 per hour. If interested, please call 207-2535.
Students Celebrate National Read Across America Day – Posted March 2, 2015
Genet Elementary first graders read to kindergartners in celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday and National Read Across America Day. View more photos on Facebook.
Cooking for the Kids – Posted March 2, 2015
When Jeannine Garcia joined Goff Middle Schoolís kitchen staff 12 years ago, transitioning from a stay-at-home mom, she added a few thousand hungry mouths to feed. Full story.
EGTA Hosts Seniors at Middle School Play – Posted March 2, 2015
The East Greenbush Teachers Association provided a day at the theatre on Sunday for a group of seniors from Eddy Hawthorne Ridge, a senior living community in East Greenbush, to see the Goff Drama Clubís play Annie Jr. Full story.
New York Public Schools: The Right Investment – Posted February 28, 2015
State cuts to education funding have limited opportunities for our children. Learn the facts and how you can get involved. Video.
Capital Region Rallies Around Public Schools – Posted February 27, 2015
Public education fought back Thursday evening amid passionate speeches, thunderous applause and bipartisan political support at the Capital Regionís Save Our Schools event at Colonie Central High School. Full story.
Video: Stand Up for Upstate Schools – Posted February 27, 2015
New York State public schools have lost a combined $9.53 billion since 2009 because of the Gap Elimination Adjustment. It's time to stand up for our students. Video.
Four Columbia Wrestlers Go for State Titles – Posted February 26, 2015
Four Columbia wrestlers will take center stage at Times Union Center this weekend in the NYSPHSAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The tournament starts Friday morning with preliminary rounds. Full story.
Robots Come to Life at Columbia – Posted February 26, 2015
Columbia students in the Modern Mechanisms technology class have built robots from LEGO sets, and utilized Bluetooth technology to control them remotely. Full story.
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Spring Fest Scheduled for May 19 – Posted February 24, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Fest and Craft Fair on Tuesday, May 19 from 3-7 p.m. at the Howard L. Goff Middle School. This large community event coincides with our district budget vote and has grown larger and larger each year. More information.