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Good Morning Red Mill!Posted October 20, 2014
There’s no disputing the ratings here.  The number one morning news program at Red Mill Elementary School is on WRMS-TV!  Several days a week, students split up responsibilities to put the school’s news on the air.  It’s much like a professional newsroom and television set.  At a quarter after 9:00 sharp, the camera goes on and students share in the story of their classmates. Read more...

 

Goff community walks to support teacher fighting cancer Posted October 20, 2014
Team Lopez has some of the strongest support one could imagine. It rallies around and for Mrs. Megan Lopez, a special education teacher at the Howard L. Goff Middle School. Mrs. Lopez was diagnossed with breast cancer. Ever since, and especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff are showing Mrs. Lopez she is not alone in her fight. Read more...

 

Homecoming excitement at CHSPosted October 17, 2014
There's something spirited in the air at Columbia High School! Friday night, the Blue Devils will take on Bethlehem for the homecoming football game! All week, students have been getting ready for the big event, and sharing their love for their school together. Read more...

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications deadlineUpdated October 17, 2014
Students that are currently enrolled in the Free and Reduced Price Meal program, but have not completed an application for the 2014-15 school year, must complete and return that application by today, Friday, October 17.  Students will no longer receive free or reduced price meals if a new application is not completed and received by the deadline.  If you have any questions or require any help completing the application, please call the Food Service Office at (518) 207-2474, or (518) 207-2160.

 

Goodman takes the stagePosted October 15, 2014
Break a leg!  Howard L. Goff Middle School seventh grader Jake Goodman will take the stage for a performance of a lifetime.  Jake will be traveling to St. Paul, Minnesota at the end of the month to star as Ralphie in the classic production A Christmas Story.  It is an opportunity not many young people are lucky enough to have, and it’s one Jake is not taking for granted. Read more...

 

Administrative team working to support high-needs studentsPosted October 15, 2014
The conference room at the Howard L. Goff Middle School Main Office has become a classroom of its own.  Administrators are sharing evidence, data, and ideas to most effectively reach different populations of students.  They are auditing this information as part of a Local Assistance Plan (LAP), which is a comprehensive approach to increasing progress made by students with disabilities. Read more...

 

CHS, WGNA-FM ask students to remember needyPosted October 10, 2014
It has become much more than a tradition at Columbia High School.  Students have taken personally the call to action to help the less fortunate around the holidays.  Last year, high-school principal Mr. John Sawchuk asked students daily, “did you remember?”  You may remember the answer; they did remember – with 78 boxes full of canned goods and other items which benefited local charities. Read more...

 

Special Educator of the Year "makes students feel valued and important"Posted October 9, 2014
Booker T. Washington wrote, “those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.”  Columbia High School social worker Mrs. Audra DiBacco emulates the phrase.  Wednesday night, the East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education honored Mrs. DiBacco as the Special Educator of the Year, as someone who is happy doing her work, and whose happiness makes those around her better. Read more...

 

Farm becomes classroom, students learn and give backPosted October 9, 2014
They can be intimidating at first, but horses can be the most graceful animals one might ever meet.  Students enrolled in Columbia’s Alternative Program, or CAP, experienced that on a trip to the Little Brook Farm in Old Chatham.  The farm rescues and recovers horses that have been abused or malnourished back to physical and spiritual health, and advocates for the humane treatment of animals. Read more...

 

A guiding hand for forty years Posted October 7, 2014
Anyone who has passed through the halls of Columbia High School knows the name.  They’ve likely spent time in his office.  They might even remember the advice he gave them forty years ago.  Forty years is a lot of time Mr. John Evertsen has given to his students and to the East Greenbush Central School District.  All he’s counting, though, are the positive stories of success he’s seen along the way. Read more...

 

 

DPS: Celebration planned for 75th anniversaryPosted October 7, 2014
In any community, a school is often the center of life.  It connects families to each other and, in many ways, contributes to the identity of a place.  The Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School has been that presence in Nassau for seventy-five years.  On the diamond anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone, that school community will come together to reflect on where it’s been, and where it’s going. Read more...

 

 

Searching for Odyssey of the Mind membersPosted October 6, 2014
Are you a creative, artistic, and humorous person?  Do you enjoy building anddesigning new things?  Are you quick to think of a joke or clever idea?  Are you a problem solver?  Do you enjoy a challenge?  Are you a team player?
If any of these describe you, consider joining Odyssey of the Mind.  The program is open to all EGCSD students in grades K-12 and is fully funded by the district.  Odyssey of the Mind runs from the fall until the regional competition held on March 7th.  Please join us for an informational meeting Oct 22th at 6pm in the Genet auditorium. For more information about the program visit Odysseyofthemind.com. For other questions, please contact the District coordinator for Odyssey of the Mind, Ms. Sarah Hurley, at sarah_a_hurley@yahoo.com. If you participated last year, you do not need to attend the meeting.  However, please email Ms. Hurley to register you and your team.

 

STARS shine on the local newsPosted October 6, 2014
Senior citizens in the East Greenbush Central School District shine in our classrooms every day. On Sunday night, they shone throughout the entire Capital District! Read more...

 

Biggest book club in District opens with excitement Posted October 2, 2014
Each of Bell Top Elementary School’s nearly 350 students is taking a trip to Egypt Street, and the journey began Wednesday.  Egypt Street is the home of Edward Tulane, a china rabbit belonging to a young girl named Abilene. Read more...

 

Colorful display of characterPosted October 1, 2014
Middle school can be a challenging time for a student growing in mind and body.  There are pressures to fit in with the crowd, while at the same time, a child is starting to learn more about what makes him or her uniquely special as an individual.  Conscious of the need to nurture that development, the Howard L. Goff Middle School counselors have created colorful and conspicuous bulletin boards all students see upon entering school. Read more...

 

Local fall fruit a sweet and healthy treatPosted September 29, 2014
An apple a day may really keep the doctor away! The East Greenbush Central School District is proud to partner with Goold Orchards in Schodack to providing locally grown fresh apples to students. Read more...

 

Superintendent of Schools seeks input on budgetPosted September 25, 2014
While the date of the District budget vote may be eight months away, discussion with our community is critical in arriving at a final spending plan for our schools and students. In the coming weeks, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela M. Nagle will be traveling to each building to ascertain opinions, questions, and concerns from the public for the 2015-2016 budget.  We hope you attend the meetings to share your thoughts with us. Read more...

 

New teachers settle in to school yearPosted September 24, 2014
Three full weeks in to the school year, students are starting to master the routines of their days.  They’re completing their homework, participating in clubs, and giving their all at practice.  Similarly, their teachers have been taking to their tasks, especially those new to education and the East Greenbush Central School District.  We thought you might like to get to know one of them, and see what their students see each day they arrive for class. Read more...

 

Memorial run to honor former teacher, coachPosted September 23, 2014
Dennis Barrett was a familiar face around the halls of the East Greenbush Central School District buildings for at least twenty years.  He was a social studies teacher, cross country coach, and friend to many students and staff members.  After his retirement and passing several years ago, the school community had hoped for a way to honor his memory and make a positive difference in his name. Read more...

 

Cashing in on Box TopsPosted September 22, 2014
We’re calling for Box Tops, and you’re helping us!  This week, an East Greenbush family sent a large sum of Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education to contribute! Read more...

Tweet with us!Posted September 22, 2014
A little bird told us more people were tweeting for news and information.  So, the East Greenbush Central School District has taken to Twitter!  We hope it gives you one more way to connect with the District when you're on the go. Read more...

 

High school trip informationPosted September 17, 2014
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a bus trip to New York City.  The cost of the trip is $40 per person and only includes transportation.  Other details can be found on the attached flyer and registration form. Please spread the word about the trip!  The deadline to return your registration form and payment is Friday, October 3, 2014.  All are welcome!

 

Information regarding EnterovirusPosted September 16, 2014
EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma. Read more...

 

An easier way to purchase lunchPosted September 12, 2014
Buying a delicious and balanced meal in the East Greenbush Central School District is as simple as ever!  No more lost lunch money; MySchoolBucks is a program which allows families to pre-pay for meals.  We know you have busy lives, and we want to help make them a little easier! Read more...

 

Students reflect on anniversary of terrorist attacksPosted September 11, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, students at the Howard L. Goff Middle School and Columbia High School honored our country and remembered the sacrifice given by those who serve to protect it. On the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which shook and saddened our nation, Goff Principal Mr. Matthew Sloane urged students to hold dear their freedoms. "When we send our citizens overseas to defend our freedom, it's for you," he said. "You have endless possibilities and endless choices. Don't take advantage of it. We should always remember that on this day, and be grateful. If you fall down, get up, and be stronger."

 

Far-away visitors share culture and values with classPosted September 10, 2014
Their message was simple: own your spirit and yourself!  They are values the Navajo People hold close, and two guest speakers to Ms. Andrea Neiman’s Columbia High School art classes shared them Wednesday. Read more...

 

Tax bills mailed Wednesday - Posted September 9, 2014
School tax bills will be mailed to District residents this week, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  The tax collection period is September 10, 2014 to October 10, 2014, without payment of a penalty. Read more...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...


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Keeping connected! Students in Mrs. Driscoll's class at DPS are working hard with technology!

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