Columbia Sweeps Local STEM Competition – Posted December 1, 2015
Three Columbia High School students who finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Seymour Fox Foundation Lecture & Prize for Innovation competition will be honored at a reception in the school's auditorium on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Students, parents, staff and community members are invited to attend. More information.

Holiday Concert Schedule – Posted December 1, 2015

An exciting season of holiday concerts begins Tuesday evening with the Bell Top 5th Grade Concert in Columbia High School’s auditorium. View schedule by school.

Half Day for Elementary Schools on Wednesday – Posted December 1, 2015
District elementary schools will have a half day on Wednesday, December 2 due to parent-teacher conferences.

Columbia’s Justine Torre Signs NLI with Siena College – Posted December 1, 2015

Senior Justine Torre signed a National Letter of Intent on Monday to play college volleyball for a regional powerhouse. Full story.

STEM Education Comes to Elementary Schools – Posted November 30, 2015

Kids are learning STEM at a younger age thanks to new lessons and rented activity kits. Full story.

Elementary Students Learn Cyber Safety – Posted November 30, 2015

Students from each elementary school learned how they can safely use technology at assemblies earlier this month. Full story.

New Continuing Education Classes – Posted November 30, 2015
The District has announced an updated Continuing Education schedule which includes aerobics, yoga and a five-hour pre-licensing course. More information.

Fourth Graders Build Longhouses in Hands-On Activity – Posted November 25, 2015

Fourth grade students at Green Meadow Elementary School built longhouses in class on Monday to go along with their Social Studies unit on regional Native American tribes. Full story.

Columbia Students Give Back with Annual Food Drive – Posted November 24, 2015

A group of Columbia students packed the beds of two trucks with canned goods and nonperishable items from the school’s annual food drive Tuesday afternoon. Full story.

Kids Making a Difference: Cameron Newman – Posted November 24, 2015

Cameron Newman, who is battling cancer, receives Columbia's "Kids Making a Difference" award. Full story.

Athletics Begins Annual Adopt-a-Family Program – Posted November 24, 2015
Columbia Athletics has started its annual Adopt-a-Family program to provide holiday gifts to underprivileged families in Rensselaer County. Full story.

Communication Skills Class Hosts Thanksgiving Feast – Posted November 23, 2015

Students, teachers and parents gathered for a Thanksgiving Feast in Red Mill’s Grade 3-5 Communication Skills class on Friday afternoon. Full story.

Green Meadow Food Drive Benefits Disadvantaged Families – Posted November 23, 2015

Green Meadow Elementary School will make the holiday season a little brighter for disadvantaged families in Rensselaer County this year. The Student Council delivered boxes of nonperishable items from a food drive it held to ConcernsU on Friday.

Local Entrepreneurs Visit Columbia Business Classes – Posted November 23, 2015

Eight local entrepreneurs visited Columbia business classes last week as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Full story.

Language Concepts Class Puts on Thanksgiving Play – Posted November 20, 2015

Students in Citizen Genet Elementary School’s Language Concepts class put on a Thanksgiving play for family and friends Friday afternoon. Full story.

Chamber Orchestra Plays Concert at Hawthorne Ridge – Posted November 20, 2015

The Columbia Chamber Orchestra played a variety of styles of music for senior residents at Hawthorne Ridge in East Greenbush on Sunday afternoon. Full story.

MMA Fighter Tackles Bullying, Inspires Students – Posted November 20, 2015

Professional mixed martial arts fighter Tom Murphy gave a series of anti-bullying presentations to students, teachers and parents in the East Greenbush CSD this week. Full story.

District Voicemail Down – Posted November 19, 2015
The District is experiencing technical difficulties with its voicemail system. In the event that you are unable to reach a department, please call back and your call will be answered as quickly as possible. The District anticipates having the problem corrected after the Thanksgiving recess.

Cabaret Show Raises $3,800 for Student’s Cancer Treatment – Posted November 19, 2015

Columbia’s annual cabaret show “Once Upon a Stage” raised $3,800 for junior Cameron Newman’s cancer treatment fund this past weekend. Full story.

Singers Compete on “Columbia Idol” this Friday – Posted November 19, 2015
Ten Columbia students will sing their hearts out in an American Idol-themed event called “Columbia Idol” on Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Full story.

Collect Box Tops and Support Your School – Posted November 19, 2015

East Greenbush schools earned more than $5,600 from redeeming Box Tops last year. So clip those coupons and help our PTOs purchase free school supplies, sponsor student events and more. Full story.

Students Create Peace Mural – Posted November 18, 2015

Green Meadow students from all grade levels created a peace mural in art class that hangs in the main hallway. The project tied together the school's Character Education program and the 15th anniversary of its Peace Pole outside. Full story.

District Donates $1,550 to Stratton VA Medical Center – Posted November 17, 2015

Teachers, staff and administrators donated $1,550 to the Stratton VA Medical Center's Holiday Fund on Tuesday morning. Full story.

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