Chamber Orchestra Wins Top Award at Annapolis Music Festival – Posted April 24, 2015
Columbia High School’s Chamber Orchestra won the top award at the Heritage/World Strides Music Festival last weekend in Annapolis, Md. Full story.
Columbia Alumna Stars as TV Weatherperson – Posted April 24, 2015
Broadcast meteorologist Heather Morrison, from the Class of 1990, reflects on her career in front of the camera and the Columbia education that made it possible. Full story.
Columbia PTO to Host Budget Review Session – Posted April 23, 2015
The Columbia High School PTO will host a Budget Review Session on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle and Assistant Superintendent for School Business Finance Larry Edson Jr. will provide details about the 2015-16 proposed budget.
Students Recognized at DPS Character Education Assembly – Posted April 23, 2015
More than 40 students at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School received character certificates for embodying March's character word “Perseverance” at a school-wide assembly. Full story.
District Celebrates Volunteers – Posted April 22, 2015
Known as Grandma Diane to students and teachers at Citizen Genet Elementary School, Diane Buyer volunteers in school three days a week. She is one of 13 volunteers who were recognized by the East Greenbush Central School District on Tuesday evening. Full story.
Goff Middle School Places 5th at Science Olympiad State Championships – Posted April 22, 2015
The Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad team continued its tradition of success this weekend when it placed fifth in the state championships in Syracuse, N.Y. Just 35 teams out of 233 middle schools even qualified for the state championships. Full story.
Bell Top's Melissa Gilligan Named Teacher of the Year – Posted April 21, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School fifth grade teacher Melissa Gilligan has been named East Greenbush Central School District Teacher of the Year by the East Greenbush Teachers Association. Full story.
Goff Middle Schoolers Donate Quilt, Time to Seniors – Posted April 21, 2015
Eighth grade students at Howard L. Goff Middle School created a quilt and then donated it to Eddy Senior Living at Hawthorne Ridge in East Greenbush. Full story.
Students Hold French Café Day – Posted April 20, 2015
French students at Howard L. Goff Middle School held a French Café Day on March 27 to celebrate National Foreign Language month. Students finished the food unit by creating menus, preparing traditional French food and decorating the classroom.
Board of Education Petitions Due April 20 – Posted April 2, 2015 (Re-posted April 20)
Residents who live in the East Greenbush Central School District are invited to file petitions to be a Board of Education candidate in the upcoming election on May 19. There are three seats up for election this year. Full story.
New York State Police Launches Teen Safety Driving Campaign – Posted April 20, 2015
The New York State Police began a week-long safety driving campaign directed at teens on Monday. Full story.
Goff Science Olympiad Team Competes at State Championships – Posted April 17, 2015
Good luck to the Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad team at the state championships this weekend!
Red Mill Elementary Receives $500 Grant – Posted April 17, 2015
Red Mill Elementary School received a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program this week to purchase math and science materials. Full story.
DPS Accepting Artwork for School Flag Contest – Posted April 17, 2015
Students can submit their school flag artwork for the annual DPS Flag Contest. Applications and artwork must be turned in to the main office by May 6. More information.
Columbia to Support “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser – Posted April 17, 2015
Male students, teachers and administrators from Columbia High School will slip on women’s shoes and participate in a community walk to support an end to sexual assault and gender violence on April 25 at Riverfront Park in Troy, N.Y. Full story.
Red Mill Team Places 10th in State at Odyssey of the Mind Tournament – Posted April 16, 2015
A team of students from Red Mill Elementary School placed 10th in the state at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind tournament at Binghamton University last weekend. Full story.
Three Columbia Students Selected for Juried Art Show – Posted April 15, 2015
Artwork created by Columbia High School students Ashley Hyde, Corey Cimijotti and Sarah Slattery was selected for the 16th annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Esther Massry Gallery at The College of Saint Rose. Full story.
Assistant Principal Honored for Outstanding Leadership in Education – Posted April 15, 2015
Columbia assistant principal Ed Kilmartin has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). Full story.
Siblings Swim at NYS YMCA Swimming Championships – Posted April 15, 2015
Howard L. Goff Middle School students Nicole Orcutt (8th grade) and her younger brother Ryan Orcutt (6th grade) participated in the NYS YMCA Swimming Championships on March 21 and 22 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island. Full story.
East Greenbush Central School District Receives School Safety Award – Posted April 14, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District is one of 131 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the 2015 School Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. Full story.
Columbia Library to Host Poetry Slam on April 24 – Posted April 14, 2015
The CHS English and Library Departments proudly announce a Poetry Slam to be held on Friday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the CHS Library. A poetry slam is a competition of performance poetry, placing dual emphasis on the written and spoken word. Come enjoy or participate in an event of creative expression.
Are You Registered to Vote? – Posted April 13, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District budget vote and Board of Education election will be held on Tuesday, May 19. Learn how you can register to vote.
A Children’s Garden Makes a Great Family Project – Posted April 13, 2015
Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Full story.
Education Foundation to Host Dessert Night – Posted April 10, 2015
The East Greenbush Education Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat Dessert Night on Thursday at Howard L. Goff Middle School to support student scholarships. Full story.
District-Wide Art Show Scheduled for May 14 – Posted April 7, 2015
Artwork from students K-12 will line the Columbia hallways at the district-wide art show on May 14 from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Full story.
Teachers Sweeten Learning with Maple Syrup – Posted April 2, 2015
Teachers and students at Bell Top and Genet Elementary Schools continued a longstanding tradition this spring by producing maple syrup from the schools’ trees. Full story.
Board of Education Approves Proposed Budget – Posted April 2, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education approved a proposed school budget for 2015-16 Wednesday evening at Genet Elementary School. The proposed budget is $88,181,329, an increase of $317,920 from the current year. The proposed tax levy has no increase from the current year. Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle.
District to Host Budget Review Session – Posted April 1, 2015
The Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle will host the District’s third Budget Review Session Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Genet Elementary School auditorium. Full story.
Enrichment Program Offers After-School Classes – Posted April 1, 2015
Students at Red Mill Elementary School took advantage of a wide array of enrichment programs during February and March. Full story.
Calendar Changes Due to Snow Days – Posted March 31 (Updated from March 13)
East Greenbush CSD will be in session on the following dates due to snow days: April 1, April 2 and May 26. Should the District have an additional snow day, May 22 will change from a recess day to an in-session day. Full story.
What the NYS Budget Means for East Greenbush CSD – Posted March 31, 2015
A budget framework was agreed upon between the governor, assembly and senate early Monday morning, which greatly affects public schools throughout the state. Full story.
District Offers Yoga Class to Community – Posted March 31, 2015
Back by popular demand, the East Greenbush Central School District’s Continuing Education Program is offering weekly yoga classes beginning Thursday, April 16 in the Red Mill Elementary small gymnasium. Full story.
Career and Technical Education Students Excel at Regional Competition – Posted March 30, 2015
Three Columbia students won medals and three others earned certificates at the 2015 SkillsUSA regional competition on March 18 in Schenectady, N.Y. Full story.
Green Meadow Students Donate to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society – Posted March 30, 2015
Fourth grade students at Green Meadow Elementary School donated dog food and other supplies to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society on Saturday. Full story.
Sam Foglia Begins Recipe for Success – Posted March 27, 2015
Columbia senior Sam Foglia has always loved cooking – whether it’s buffalo chicken wing dip or crème brulee. Now she’s getting the opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen during a two-week internship at the high school. Full story.
Elementary Students Present Research at STEM Learning Fair – Posted March 27, 2015
Students turned into teachers Thursday evening at Genet Elementary School’s STEM Learning Fair. Full story.
Goff Middle School Wins Science Olympiad Regional; Advances to State Championship – Posted March 26, 2015
The Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Hudson Valley Regional Championship on Saturday and will advance to the New York State Championship on April 17 and 18. Full story.
Andrea Neiman Named Educator of the Year by Rensselaer County YMCA– Posted March 26, 2015
Columbia High School art teacher Andrea Neiman received the Educator of the Year award from the Rensselaer County YMCA at its Outstanding Student and Educators awards breakfast on Wednesday. Full story.
Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Announced – Posted March 25, 2015
Save the date for the District's 13th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, May 2. The event is open to the public. More information.
Grandparents and Special Friends Visit Red Mill – Posted March 25, 2015
Red Mill Elementary School opened its doors and welcomed families for its annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day last Thursday. View photos on Facebook.
Education Foundation Gala Raises $6,500 for Students – Posted March 25, 2015
The East Greenbush Education Foundation raised more than $6,500 for student enrichment opportunities at its annual gala Friday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Full story.
Bailey Tator Wins First Place at Saratoga Art Show– Posted March 24, 2015
Sixth grader Bailey Tator won first place at the National Museum of Racing’s juried art show “Horsing Around with the Arts” Wednesday evening in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Tator won the blue ribbon and a gift card from a group of about 60 students in grades 3-7 from the Capital Region.
Science Students Visit Mobile Lab – Posted March 20, 2015
Columbia students took a science field trip on Thursday, but didn’t get farther than the high school parking lot. That’s because the lab they visited was on wheels. Full story.
Children’s Book Author Visits Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School – Posted March 20, 2015
Children’s book author Michael Arndt spent the day working with students at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School on Friday. Full story.