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Congratulations, graduate!Posted August 22, 2014
On Friday, August 22, Brianna Andres celebrated her graduation from Columbia High School! She received her diploma from Mr. John Sawchuk, CHS principal, with her family looking on. Please join us in wishing Brianna all the best as she embarks on her life's next journey!

Year begins on bright note, electricity costs savedPosted August 21, 2014
Seven years, $2.7 million saved!  Despite record cold this past winter, and blistering heat several days this summer, the East Greenbush Central School District has turned down its energy expenditures.  In doing so, hopes to continue saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in the school year soon to begin. Read more...

Technology focus of District forumPosted August 20, 2014
Long gone are the days chalkboards were the primary methods of communicating lessons to students.  Promethean smart boards have replaced ELMO overhead projectors, and in some cases, that’s just the beginning of a technological revolution which continues to unfold in the classroom. A Technology Forum connects teachers with the latest digital advancements through Thursday, August 21. Read more...

Soon-to-be familiar facesPosted August 18, 2014
New beginnings!  About 30 new staff members have joined the ranks of the East Greenbush Central School District.  Monday, August 18 they started the school year with an introduction and orientation to our school community. Read more...

Continuing Education registration open - Posted August 15, 2014
The EGCSD Continuing Education program is offered to our community in keeping with the District’s philosophy of School and Community Working Together. Course schedules and descriptions are now posted on the Continuing Education page of our website, as well as information regarding registration. Read more...

Welcome Back community letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela NaglePosted August 15, 2014
East Greenbush Central School District superintendent Dr. Angela M. Nagle welcomes back students and families to another school year. She also explains what's been happening during the summer months in an effort to better serve you. Read more...

District releases school tax bill information - Posted August 14, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District has announced that the District's school tax bills will be mailed to District residents on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  The tax collection period is September 10, 2014 to October 10, 2014, without payment of a penalty. Read more...

Accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS - Updated August 13, 2014
Challenge accepted! Mrs. Allie Harling, a speech pathologist at the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School, takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. Students in summer studies at Goff looked on! They'll all be raising money until Friday for the St. Peter's ALS Regional Center. Donations can be dropped off at the office! After Mrs. Harling went under the water, others have followed! Read more...

 

Discussion becomes action to aid needy in summer school class - Posted August 12, 2014
What began as a discussion about how best a summer studies class could best help those in need in our community became a non-perishable food drive. 200 items were collected by students and will be delivered to the Nassau Resource Center. Read more...

District looking for seniors to reach students Posted August 11, 2014
It has been said that the greatest gift one person can give another is that of himself or herself.  STARS do that every day in the East Greenbush Central School District. STARS, or Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students, is a volunteer program in which anyone 55 years or older may work in a classroom directly with students and teachers.  Read more...

Freshman orientation informationPosted August 7, 2014
Columbia High School will welcome incoming Freshmen on Thursday, August 28, 2014 with our annual orientation program.  This program is designed to familiarize 9th Grade students with the world of high school and lay the foundation for a successful first year at Columbia. The agenda consists of a full day of activities including an introduction of student leaders, staff, and administrators as well as breakout sessions and tours.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Columbia High School auditorium and ends at approximately 1:00 p.m., with a class barbeque near the football field. Parents are welcome but not mandated to come. There will be an informational session for parents who do attend.

New school immunization requirementsPosted July 29, 2014
The NYS Department of Health has updated immunization requirements for school attendance to be consistent with the most current national standards.  There are no new, added vaccines for school entry.  However, the number of doses required and the time between doses at minimum intervals has changed.  The goal is to help reduce the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough or measles. Read more...

Title III Summer Enrichment Program 2014Updated July 29, 2014
A grant-funded summer enrichment program for English Language Learners and Immigrant students is being offered to district residents.  This three week program in July focuses on a different theme each week. Read more...

Meet the Coaches NightPosted July 29, 2014
A Meet the Coaches night will be held Thursday, August 28 in the Columbia High School auditorium. The purpose of a pre-season meeting is to introduce students and their parents and coaches to each other in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere, talk about season expectations, communicate specific information, encourage discussion and promote cooperative community action. Read more...

CHS Welcome Back NewsletterPosted July 29, 2014
As the summer winds down, it's time to start thinking about returning to school in almost one month's time! Here's everything you need to know from Principal John Sawchuk in his Welcome Back Newsletter. Read more...

Keeping the machines well-oiled - Posted July 22, 2014
The buses may not be on their runs, but they're being readied for a return to the road! Read more...

District announces Technology Forum 2014 - Posted July 22, 2014
The East Greenbush Technology Forum 2014 event will be held at Columbia High School on August 20th and 21st.  There are many exciting and innovative sessions being offered that can truly enhance a teacher's ability to use technology in the classroom.  This is a free event and is open to all teachers, teacher assistants, educational technologists, administrators, and other school professionals.  Read more...

District calendars up-to-date for upcoming yearPosted July 22, 2014
Luck favors the prepared! As the school year draws near, feel free to take a glance at the printable and Google versions of the 2014-15 District calendar. A hard-copy calendar will be distributed on the first day of school to one student in each household. An early look is available by clicking on to our website's calendar page.

New Staff Orientation SchedulePosted July 21, 2014
While we're still enjoying the sunshine of the summer, it's already time to start filling your calendar with events for the upcoming 2014-15 school year! If you're a new staff member joining the district, we welcome you with two days of orientation! Read more...

Summer construction projects underwayUpdated July 18, 2014
School’s out for the summer, but there’s still plenty of activity in the buildings scattered throughout the East Greenbush Central School District. Read more...

Green thumbs grow for Farmer's MarketPosted July 17, 2014
Help their garden grow!  Students in the Goff Garden Club are putting their green thumbs to work all summer in the Organic Garden adjacent to the school on Gilligan Road. The fruits of their labor are available at a Farmer's Market, which is open at the farden on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the summertime from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Read more...

Summer students: teachers talking tech for new District AcademiesPosted July 17, 2014
Over the last two weeks, several teachers have spent time at the Cisco Networking Academy, with classes at Schenectady County Community College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to become Cisco-certified computer and networking technicians. East Greenbush teachers will bring back what they’ve learned from the Academy to share with students who choose to enroll in several academies the District will offer itself. Read more...

Commencement photos and videoPosted July 7, 2014
Some additional photos have been posted and edited together in to a slideshop by the great folks who came to HVCC for the Class of 2014 Commencement exercises. For the slideshow from Island Photography, click here...

Asbestos Abatement Projects Scheduled for Summer - Posted June 18, 2014
The summer will be a busy time around the district with asbestos abatement projects scheduled at all schools, with the exception of Columbia High School. The abatement is happening at these locations as a result of security ehnancement and re-construction purposes. Read more...

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Dedication through the storm. Nevermind the rain, field hockey practice continues on Friday, August 22!

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