Make-A-Wish Foundation charity drive at Green Meadow - Posted December 13, 2013
Green Meadow Student Council, Co-advisors Mr. Flanagan and Mr. Otto, Coach Dedrick and Coach Hammond teamed up this year to sell stars to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children facing life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Stars are available to purchase for $1.00 each and have been proudly displayed in the front showcase and hall area.
So far, over 200 stars have been sold. Coach Dedrick and Coach Hammond believe it’s important for students to understand that our health is one of the most important things in our lives. They also stressed the adage “needs come before wants” to the students, and encouraged the students to earn the dollar at home for these stars as a way to take ownership of helping out another child.
CHS student selected to participate in "Conference All State" - Posted December 13, 2013
Columbia High School Music Student Erica Lockrow participated in Conference All State on December 5 – 8, 2013, in Rochester. Erica was selected to play with the Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Peter Boonshaft. Conference All State ensembles are comprised of the top student musicians across the New York State. Erica was chosen after earning a perfect score of 100 on her level 6 all state solo last spring. Each year, thousands of young musicians audition for the very prestigious all state ensembles.
“Erica is a tremendous musician with professional-level dedication to spending hours outside of school perfecting her music,” said East Greenbush Music Department Chair Scott Halliday. “Erica has represented our school and community extremely well, and I am honored and humbled to serve as the teacher of such an accomplished student musician.”
East Greenbush CSD, Superintendent of Schools recognize outstanding students and staff - Posted December 12, 2013
The holiday season provides special opportunities to recognize individuals that have exceptional talent and have made a positive difference in the field of education and our community. The East Greenbush Central School District is one of the finest in New York State as a result of the caring and talents of those that work in our community and their commitment to others. Last evening at the Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle took time to recognize some exceptional individuals, provide recognition, and thank them for a job well done. Read more...
Bell Top Veterans Day Recognition Celebration Goods delivered in Afghanistan - Posted December 12, 2013
As part of Bell Top's recent Veterans Day initiative, care packages that students put together for military personnel serving overseas recently arrived in Afghanistan. M/Sgt Barry MacDonald, 455th EAPS/Ramp Supervisor, Bagram AF, Afghanistan, sends his appreciation to the Bell Top community from the 109th AW for the thoughtful and generous acts by the students.
SSgt Brian Berg, Jr., the father of Bell Top student Brian Berg III, opens up a care package from Bell Top Elementary students.
Linda Mayville celebrates 40 years of employment with the East Greenbush CSD - Posted December 9, 2013
The East Greenbush Central School District and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle recently congratulated Linda Mayville, Principal Account Clerk, on occasion of 40 years of employment with the District. Linda was a student of the East Greenbush CSD, graduating from high school in June 1969. Upon graduation, Linda enrolled in Hudson Valley Community College, receiving her degree in June 1971. Read more...
Submit your best photo! - Posted December 8, 2013
Holiday Photo Contest: Attention Parents, Students and Community residents – submit your best photo for the District’s “Holiday Lights” contest!
The District is seeking photos for the 2013 “Holiday Lights” contest. Send in your best holiday photos from inside and outside your home, or photos of District students helping decorate their homes for the holidays, to name a few examples.
Submissions should be made by Sunday, December 15 with the subject "HOLIDAY PHOTO" to: WilockNi@egcsd.org. Be sure to include your name and phone number. From December 16 – December 20, we’ll feature the top 5 photos!
Bell Top students write holiday cards to active Military personnel, Veterans - Posted December 6, 2013
Bell Top Elementary School kindergarten students recently spent some time in the classroom writing cards as part of the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. The students created cards that will be distributed to service members, veterans and their families who will receive cards from across the country and from around the world. The Red Cross has received and distributed more than 6.5 million cards for members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families since the program began in 2006.
Saving up for holiday shopping? Register now to save $500! - Posted December 5, 2013
WTEN reports on the East Greenbush CSD's advocacy efforts to eliminate the devastating Gap Elimination Adjustment - Posted December 4, 2013
WTEN recently spoke with district administrators and teachers about the launched advocacy efforts to urge Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to eliminate the devastating Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and its highly negative impact on East Greenbush Schools and the community.
**Attention Parents and Community Members** East Greenbush CSD launches "Call to Action" - Posted December 4, 2013
The East Greenbush Central School District is initiating a community wide “call to action” advocacy effort to let state leaders and elected officials know that the District and taxpayers can no longer shoulder enormous cuts in education aid through the unfair Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle is encouraging all community stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers, homeowners, seniors and business leaders who support the District’s efforts, to write letters, email and call Governor Cuomo and elected officials to urge them to eliminate the GEA. Read more...
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle recently sat down with state Senator Kathy Marchione to discuss the devastating impact the GEA is having on East Greenbush CSD students and teachers.
CHS students participate in "Student Leadership Conference" - Posted December 3, 2013
A select group of Columbia High School students recently participated in a Student Leadership Conference in Schodack. These young adults learned about the characteristics and qualities of a leader from a diverse group of guest speakers including Mr. Robert Clancy, Mr. John Robinson, Colonel Coleman, Ms. Abigail Smith, Mr. Steve Lapolla, Mr. Scott Noel and Ms. Jenny Buccus. Topics discussed included Global Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Peace Corp experiences and “One Person can make a difference.” Read more...
CHS announces the NYSPHSAA fall scholar/athlete team award for the 2013-14 school year - Posted December 3, 2013
CHS is pleased to announce that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized six of our fall athletic teams as recipients of the Scholar/Athlete Team Award. In order for a team to receive this prestigious award, the team must have at least a ninety average.
Congratulations to: Girls’ Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Girls’ Soccer
Girls’ Tennis and Girls’ Volleyball.
CHS students “remembered” as part of Thanksgiving donation drive – Posted November 26, 2013
CHS students were asked quite often over the last several weeks by Mr. Sawchuk and staff members: “Did you remember?” Now just two days before Thanksgiving, students overwhelmingly responded by “remembering” to bring in canned goods and other food items during the annual drive to benefit “CoNSERNS-U”, a charitable program that is overseen by Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Mr. Sawchuk noted 78 boxes were filled this year with provisions that will go to families who need it the most this Thanksgiving. Read more...
“Mo-Day” at Goff – Posted November 26, 2013
Students and staff at Howard L. Goff Middle School today are wearing Mustaches in support of Men’s Health Month. This initiative follows the national “Movember” movement. Students were able to purchase Mustaches for $1, and the $300 raised will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study.
A Thanksgiving Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle - Posted November 25, 2013
Click here to read a staff Thanksgivng Message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle.
Transportation Department gives back to the community - Posted November 25, 2013
The Transportation Department staff, with generous help from Hannaford Supermarkets, was able to donate 50 turkeys to the Nassau Resource Center. The Transportation Department was thrilled to be able to give back to the community and proud to give a helping hand to the great service the Resource Center provides.
East Greenbush teachers honored at "Teachers as Artists" show - Posted November 21, 2013
CHS Art teacher Andrea Neiman and Goff Art teacher Alison Hosier recently had the honor of displaying their work at the first ever “Teachers as Artists” faculty show, held at NYSUT’s headquarters in Latham. The Capital Area Art Supervisors, New York State Art Teacher’s Association (NYSATA), and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) teamed up this October and November to present this first annual event. Read more...
Goff hosts annual community Thanksgiving dinner - Posted November 20, 2013
As an annual kickoff to the holiday season, Goff Middle School students in Tammy Kirwin’s class hosted the annual Thanksgiving meal for faculty and staff on Wednesday, November 20. Read more...
Green Meadow community comes together to help families in need - Posted November 20, 2013
For several weeks, the Green Meadow Student Council, with guidance from Mr. Flannagan and Mr. Otto, has been organizing and collecting food items for “CoNSERNS-U”, a charitable program that is overseen by Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. As part of their Thanksgiving charity outreach, Green Meadow Student Council members reached out to their fellow classmates, teachers and the entire Green Meadow community and seeking donations for this food drive, now in its fourth year.
Student-Athlete signs National Letter of Intent – Posted November 19, 2013
CHS senior and Varsity Baseball shortstop Kevin Smith yesterday was joined by his family, friends, coaches and district officials as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Maryland (UM). Kevin will play an important role on a team that’s moving from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) to the Big 10 in fall of 2014. Kevin’s athleticism made him a key target by UM at an early age. Congratulations to Kevin and his family on making the CHS community proud!
WRGB reported on Kevin signing his National Letter of Intent – click here to view the video and Kevin’s comments.
District hosts final “Parent Information Session” – Posted November 19, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle last evening was joined by faculty members, Assemblyman John McDonald and Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin for the final Parent Information Session at Howard L. Goff Middle School.
Red Mill Elementary School teacher Mr. Peter Goodwin presents a Common Core lesson.
Attendees were provided with an overview of the new Common Core standards and APPR process, and were the students during three-10 minute Common Core lessons presented by district teachers.
Assemblyman John McDonald speaks with a parent at the conclusion of last evening's Parent Information Session.
WRGB reported on last evening’s forum where Dr. Nagle offered further comments on the meeting. Click here to view.
WNYT profiles student leaders at CHS in "Education Spotlight" - Posted November 14, 2013
WNYT's Elaine Houston recently sat down with CHS students Mackenzie Nicols, Lindsay Collins and Ashley Newman to discuss their efforts to help make our community a better place. These student leaders were profiled as part of the "Education Spotlight" series. Click here or the photo below to view the video.
District To Sell Surplus Equipment - Posted November 13, 2013
The East Greenbush Central School District is accepting sealed bids for a surplus John Deere Lawn Tractor and a Sybron Thermolyne Smelter. All items are sold “as is”. The district makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the suitability of these items for any purpose. All sales are final.
Sealed bids marked “surplus equipment bid” will be received until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the East Greenbush School District, District Clerk, 29 Englewood Avenue, East Greenbush, NY 12061.
Bid forms are available here. Questions can be addressed to the District Clerk at 518-207-2535.
New standards present opportunity: Goff Middle School launches “Reading Skills Program” – Posted November 12, 2013
Nervous anticipation and optimism. Those are some ways to describe the first day of school for both students and teachers. But of those sentiments have struck a deeper cord this year as students, teachers, parents and administrators continue to wrap their heads around what’s considered to be the biggest reform to public education since 2001, when the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act went into effect. Read more...
Odyssey of the Mind seeks Judges for annual competition – Posted November 12, 2013
Odyssey of the Mind is actively seeking Judges for the annual competition on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Judges would need to be available the entire day of the competition. Training for judges will be on January 25, 2014, at Shenendehowa Central Schools (location and time TBD). If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Questar III Judge Coordinator Joseph Hurley: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for the Judge Registration form.
Meet the Coaches night December 2 - Posted November 12, 2013
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. Attendance of this meeting is mandatory for parents and students who plan to participate in any interscholastic athletic program. The meeting will be to go over the rules and regulations with athletes and parents. Read more...
Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin commemorates Veterans Day with Green Meadow community - Posted November 8, 2013
Green Meadow Elementary students and staff recently gathered at a school assembly to commemorate Veterans Day and honor current and former military personnel in a ceremony at the school. Read more...
Red Mill commemorates Veterans Day - Posted November 7, 2013
Red Mill Elementary school today gathered to commemorate Veterans Day and honor current and former military personnel in a ceremony at the school. Read more...
"Sunday Runday" raises money for East Greenbush students - Posted November 7, 2013
Students, teachers, faculty and community members turned out for the 1st annual "Sunday Runday" to benefit the East Greenbush Education Foundation Scholarship Fund and Summer Enrichment Awards. Thank you and congratulations to those who raced!
Community and students turn out for "World Cafe Community Forum" - Posted November 7, 2013
As part of the Board of Education’s ongoing effort to cultivate communication between the school district and the public, the Board hosted a “World Café Community Forum” on Wednesday, November 6, in the Howard L. Goff Middle School cafeteria. Read more...
CHS practices Emergency Evacuation Drill - Posted October 28, 2013
Columbia High School Principal John Sawchuk, in conjunction with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle and the East Greenbush Police Department, conducted a practice evacuation drill today at the high school called “Shelter-In-Place.” The purpose of this drill was to allow students to experience an evacuation following the declaration of a “Shelter in Place,” a scenario in which a threat to students and staff has entered the building. School officials and law enforcement officers simulated the process of evacuating the students and staff to designated buses and then transported them to Howard L. Goff Middle School. Sawchuk and Nagle noted this drill was conducted with the safety of students in mind. Read more...
Barbara Murphy recognized as Fall 2013 "STARS" Volunteer - Posted October 25, 2013
“This is something that I have to do.”
Those were Barbara Murphy’s first words after she read an article on the STARS (Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students) program in the East Greenbush CSD. Now after more than five years as a STAR at Red Mill Elementary School, Barbara feels challenged as ever working with kindergarten students but says the reward she gets from volunteering is much greater.
East Greenbush CSD hosts first “Parent Information Session” – Posted October 23, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle, administrators and teachers last evening hosted the first “Parent Information Session,” a proactive initiative by Dr. Nagle to team up parents and teachers for student success by educating parents on the new Common Core standards, APPR, the shift in state assessments and parent resources. Several media outlets were present at last evening’s forum – click each link below to see video and photos from the Parent Information Session:
Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle to guest on “The Capitol Pressroom” with Susan Arbetter Tuesday, October 22 – Posted October 21, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle will be a guest on “The Capitol Pressroom” with Susan Arbetter tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22, at 11 a.m.. Dr. Nagle will be discussing the first Parent Information Session being held tomorrow evening, why the District is taking this proactive approach to help team up parents and teachers for student success, and what parents can expect to learn during the forum. Dr. Nagle will also be discussing the state of education in New York State.
- Parents and community members are encouraged to tune in live at 11 a.m. online by clicking this link and select “Listen”: http://www.wcny.org/radio/capitolpressroom/. (Please note: the “Listen” link will not be active until 10:55 a.m.).
- You can also hear Dr. Nagle in the Albany-area at 5 p.m. on 88.3FM, 6 p.m. on 91.9FM, and 6 p.m. on 1030AM.
- Information on tomorrow’s Parent Information Session can be found by clicking here: http://bit.ly/180GNyT.
Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle's featured letter in The Troy Record - Posted October 17, 2013
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela Nagle today had her featured letter published in The Troy Record in regards to the upcoming Parent Information Sessions being hosted by the District. Click here to read Dr. Nagle's letter and find out how you can learn and help your child succeed academically. Read more...