2014-2015 Budget Newsletter - Posted April 22, 2014
The 2014-2015 Budget Newsletter is now available online. View the newsletter...

Spring Fest 2014 – mark your calendars!Posted April 2, 2014

You and your family are invited to Spring Fest 2014 on Tuesday, May 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. This year’s menu includes barbecue chicken, creamy herbed cole slaw, baked potato with sour cream and chives, dinner rolls and dessert. Prepaid cost is $8 per dinner. Sponsored by the East Greeenbush Education Foundation and All Sports Club, we hope you are able to join us for this wonderful community event!

Click here for your order form and more information!

Career Expo 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
For students in grades 8-10: If you are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, visit Career Expo 2014, on Wednesday, May 7 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. This is a free event for students, parents, and educators, with exhibitors from a variety of careers including health care, engineering, video game design, green technologies, veterinarian, biochemistry, construction and mechanical technology. Click here to learn more about Career Expo 2014!

Energy savings for East Greenbush CSD nets national awardPosted April 1, 2014
Faculty and staff at East Greenbush Central School District have consistently paved the energy conservation pathway for other organizations while achieving significant savings with energy-efficient behavior – and now those good habits have earned the District national recognition. Read more...

District honored for safety excellence - Posted March 28, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District recently received the 2014 School Safety Excellence Award from the Utica National Insurance Group for the eleventh year in a row. Utica National officials presented the award at its 34th annual school safety seminar, one of seven held in New York State. As part of the recognition, East Greenbush received a certificate from the insurance company to commemorate the District’s safety efforts. Read more...

Parent outline for upcoming grades 3-8 assessments - Posted March 28, 2014
In preparation for the grades 3-8 ELA Math tests in April, the East Greenbush Central School District School Improvement Data Analyst has outlined and developed student testing requirements. The outline includes history of testing in New York State, testing requirements, the 8th grade math waiver, changes to the Common Core testing, proposed budget line increases for testing, and time on task for the test. It’s important for parents to know testing history so they can work with their child to best prepare them for the upcoming assessments.

Click here to view the outline.

Reminder to parentsPosted March 28, 2014
There will be a District-Wide Title I meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Room at Genet Elementary School.  The topics are: What is Title I? How are Title I schools determined? And your rights under No Child Left Behind.

Green Meadow's Erin Tarbox named "Top Teacher" by WNYT - Posted March 27, 2014
Green Meadow Elementary School kindergarten teacher Erin Tarbox was recently selected as a "Top Teacher" by WNYT. Elaine Houston recently visited Erin's classroom - click below to see the full report!

Coach Hammond named Physical Education Teacher of the YearPosted March 27, 2014
Green Meadow Elementary School Physical Education Coach Barbara “Bobbi” Hammond was recently named Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by Capital Zone of New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD). The organization notes that Coach Hammond’s willingness to go above and beyond is most noteworthy in this honor. Read more...

Phyllis Sanford welcomed as new School Lunch ManagerPosted March 27, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District recently named Phyllis Sanford School LunchManager, replacing John DiGiovanni who is retiring in early April. In this position, Phyllis will manage the district-wide meal program. A graduate of Columbia High School who earned her culinary degree at Schenectady County Community College, Phyllis is a 24-year employee of the District, beginning her career as the Head Chef at Columbia High School in 1990. In 2010, Phyllis earned her Bachelors in Business Administration with a High Honors distinction. Read more...

Notice of Public Hearing May 7, 2014 - Posted March 27, 2014
Please click here for the East Greenbush Central School District's Notice of Public Hearing, registration of voters, and voting on the 2014-15 school budget, school buses and election of Board members of the East Greenbush Central School District.

A reminder that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of Board of Education will be available in the District Clerk's office, Central Administration, beginning Monday, March 31 and must be returned and filed with the District Clerk not later than April 21, 2014 at 5 p.m.

CHS students nominated for YMCA Outstanding Student Award - Posted March 26, 2014
The Greenbush Area and Troy Family YMCA recently held their 2014 YMCA Student/Educator Awards breakfast at Hudson Valley Community College. Two students from Columbia High School, Rachel Mydosh and Skylar Blankenship, were both nominated for the 2014 Rensselaer County YMCA Outstanding Student award. Read more...

East Greenbush Education Foundation hosting “Dessert Night”Posted March 25, 2014
The East Greenbush Education Foundation will be sponsoring a “Dessert Night” on Thursday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. at Howard L. Goff Middle School. This year, district-wide choral groups will be providing entertainment. Tickets are $5/adult, $3/student and $10/family.

The East Greenbush Education Foundation is an independent, all-volunteer, community-based organization that mobilizes financial resources, leadership and innovative ideas with the help of the community, local businesses, and a network of district alumni, educators and philanthropists that come together to strengthen and support the educational opportunities for the students in our district. For additional information, please visit: http://www.egedfoundation.org/.

CHS staff hosts Special Education ConferencePosted March 24, 2014
CHS special education teachers Melissa Gleason, Tara Maney and Kathy Rutherford, with the support of CHS Principal John Sawchuk, recently hosted an Alternate Education Conference at the Comfort Inn in Schodack. The conference, organized and led entirely by the CHS staff members, was a grassroots level approach to share best practices, according to Mr. Sawchuk. Read more...

12th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration - Posted March 24, 2014
Please join us for the 12th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration sponsored by the Columbia All Sports Club on Friday, May 2. Click here for more information!

Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad Team reaches National Science Olympiad Tournament - Posted March 21, 2014
Achieving a dream takes sacrifice, hard work, persistence and determination. When fifteen individuals share a dream that requires them to work together to make it come true, the skills of cooperation, collaboration and even communication are also required.  Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad team fulfilled their shared dream at the State Finals held on March 14 and 15. Their performance has qualified them to attend the National Science Olympiad Tournament in Orlando, Florida this May. This accomplishment is made even more significant because no other team in the history of Columbia High’s Science Olympiad has advanced this far. Read more...

CHS junior receives regional honor from Siena CollegePosted March 20, 2014

CHS junior Michala Hendrick recently was notified that she was the 1st place recipient of the 2014 Student Courage Award, sponsored by Siena College. Michala was selected for the 1st place honor over dozens of other students from across the Capital Region. Qualifications for the award detail a student who has taken action in the school and community against racism, prejudice and bias, or discrimination of all people. A member of the CHS Ethnic Coalition who is a school leader that promotes a diverse school community, Michala will receive an award of $500 for her outstanding efforts as a true community leader. Michala was nominated by Mr. DeFrias, Ms. Boggie and Ms. Conner. Read more...

CHS senior Cali Palumbo accepted into West PointPosted March 19, 2014
Cali Palumbo, a senior at Columbia High School, recently was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Cali is the first female from Columbia High School to be appointed to West Point in over 20 years. A scholar-athlete, taking multiple Advanced Placement courses and running track since 7th grade, Cali is extremely humbled and honored to attend West Point in the fall. Read more...

"Education Foundation" Gala: A Great Success! - Posted March 18, 2014

On Friday, March 14, the East Greenbush Education Foundation held its 29th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Gala. Families and community members gathered for an evening to support the Education Foundation, which provides scholarship opportunities for the students of the East Greenbush Central School District, and to honor Alumni Hall of Fame inductees. Read more...

District seeks School Election WorkersUpdated March 18, 2014
The East Greenbush CSD is seeking School Election Workers for the annual school budget vote in May. Must be available Monday, May 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for training session and Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for school vote. Pay is $8.50 per hour. If interested, please call 207-2535.

Notice to Parents and Community Members: change of location to BOE meetingsPosted March 18, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education has announced a change in location for the March 26 and April 9 scheduled meetings:

  • March 26: Citizen Genet Elementary School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 9: Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School, 7:30 p.m.

District to Hold Budget Review and Community Budget MeetingsUpdated March 18, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education began the budget deliberation process on Monday, March 3, with the first of three budget review sessions. While current projections indicate the district may receive a marginal increase in state aid over last year (1.4%), the district is currently on track to lose $20 million since 2010 through the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). As the Board formulates a budget for the 2014-15 school year, the unique challenges brought about by the GEA and the tax cap legislation require a thoughtful discussion on the programs and services our community values most for our students. Read more...

CHS Bands Guest Artist Concert on March 27!- Posted March 17, 2014
On March 26-27, the CHS Bands will host Mark Kellogg, Associate Professor of Trombone at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) and Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic. A highly sought after classical/jazz trombonist and educator, Mr. Kellogg will spend two days teaching and performing with the students of the East Greenbush Music Department. The two-day residency will culminate with a concert featuring Professor Kellogg and the Columbia Concert, Symphonic, and Jazz bands on March 27 in the CHS auditorium at 7 p.m. Donations of $3 per individual and $10 per family are suggested. Proceeds will benefit the East Greenbush Friends of Music scholarship program. All are families and community members are cordially invited!

Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state competition - Posted March 17, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District recently had 10 teams participate in the 2014 Odyssey of the Mind competition. 5 out of 7 of our competition teams placed, 2 of which have advanced to the state competition in Binghamton. Each year, a handful of special awards are handed out for teams or individuals that went above and beyond.  This year one of our teams won this award.  

A huge congratulations to the following Odyssey of the Mind teams!

3rd place: Red Mill coached by teacher Ellen Schirmer and parent Lorna Mihill
2nd place: Goff coached by parents Jennifer Dean-Banks, Muriel Church, and Stacey Erwell
2nd place: Bell Top/Green Meadow coached by parent Diane Collins and Jess Yonally
1st place: Green Meadow coached by parent Gary Snedaker
1st place: Goff coached by parents Sarah Hurley and Denise Foley
OMER award: DPS primary team coached by Frank Rapant and Kris Bailey

CHS and Goff students and faculty celebrate Pi Day on 3/14 - Posted March 17, 2014
Pi Day was celebrated in Math and Special Education classrooms at Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School on Friday, March 14.

Click here for additional photos from Pi Day.

CHS Athletics announces NYSPHSAA Winter Scholar/Athlete Team Award for 2013-14 school yearPosted March 17, 2014
CHS is pleased to announce that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has recognized five of our winter 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 grade-point average.

Congratulations to:
• Girls’ Basketball
• Girls’ Bowling
• Boys’ Indoor Track
• Girls’ Indoor Track
• Wrestling

Presentation from incoming 6th grade orientation - Posted March 7, 2014
Howard L. Goff Principal Matthew Sloane recently made a presentation to parents of incoming 6th grade students. Click below to view the presentation. Questions? Please contact Mr. Sloane at 207-2430.

Reading, Writing and Rhyming at Green Meadow Posted March 6, 2014
Richie Phillips of 107.7 WGNA recently brought his Reading, Writing, and Rhyming school program to Mr. Flannagan’s class at Green Meadow Elementary School. Richie first thought of program after years of writing songs based on current events for his morning radio show. Read more...

CHS and Goff students participate in STEM activities Posted March 5, 2014
Earlier today, two of Mrs. Blanchfield’s Honors Physics classes travelled to Howard L. Goff Middle School to participate and facilitate several activities with Mrs. Kirwin’s special education class. The students were dispersed between 11 groups of 3-4 per group to a STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) station around the perimeter of the hallway. Read more...

Bell Top launches “K-Kids Club”, organizes project for AMC pediatric unitPosted March 5, 2014
The Bell Top Elementary School “K-Kids Club,” a community service club under the umbrella of the North Greenbush Kiwanis club and advised by Bell Top teacher Mrs. Gilligan, recently met for their monthly meeting to discuss a project the students wished to initiate this spring. The students voted to organize a “craft kits” collection to donate to the pediatric unit at Albany Medical Center. Read more...

CHS students participate in "Job Shadow"day - Posted February 28, 2014

The Columbia High School Business Department today participated in the annual Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day at the Marriott Hotel and corporate offices of Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, both located in Colonie. The faculty and staff of the Business Department were invited to participate in this event because of their involvement in the variety of Junior Achievement programs that are offered in the department. Mrs. Shepardson participated in the Entrepreneurship Program in both the Entrepreneurship and Marketing classes. Mrs. Gruet participated in the Success Skills program in her Career and Financial Management class. Read more...

Goff Olympiad Team wins 35 medals at Regionals and places first overallPosted February 27, 2014
On Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Howard L. Goff Science Olympiad team competed in the Capital District Regional Science Olympiad competition. This year the competition was held at our own middle school with eleven local teams participating. Coach Donnamarie Vlieg was recently named the Capital District Regional Coordinator for Science Olympiad. With the support of the Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle, Mrs. Vlieg was able to host the competition at Howard L. Goff Middle School showcasing the science prowess of our talented students. Read more...

The Howard L. Goff Science Olympiad team, Capital District champions!

CHS seniors named Finalists for National Merit Scholarships - Posted February 25, 2014
From left to right: Nicholas Sergay, Emily Lopez, Julia Smead, Ryan Koster and CHS Principal John Sawchuk.

CHS students Ryan Koster, Emily Lopez, Nicholas Sergay and Julia Smead, all seniors, were recently recognized by Principal John Sawchuk for becoming Finalists in the 2014 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. Each student now has the opportunity to compete for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $45 million that will be offered over the coming months. These four students were selected as finalists from more than 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools that entered the competition. Read more...

Bell Top students recognized for outstanding essay submissions - Posted February 24, 2014
As part of the 28th annual “National Girls & Women in Sports Day,” four students from Bell Top Elementary School participated in an essay contest sponsored by Siena College. The students had the option to choose a female person in their life who has influenced them to participate in sports, describing the inspiring traits about that person and how it has affected them or discuss why it is important for females to be active in sports. Read more...

CHS students learn important lessons from "I Will Defend" - Posted February 24, 2014

Earlier today, students in each grade at CHS participated in an assembly called “I Will Defend.” Organized by CHS principal John Sawchuk, “I Will Defend” is an anti-bullying program which focuses on equipping and educating bystanders to become smart, safe and sensible bystanders – showing how students can help defend their peers involved in bullying. Read more...

District-wide Instrumental Festival - Posted February 24, 2014

Music students from across the East Greenbush Central School District recently participated in the district-wide instrumental festival at Columbia High School. Students performed for their peers and parents during this morning festival.

**Attention Parents and Community Members** East Greenbush CSD launches "Call to Action" - Updated February 18, 2014
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...

Write to our elected officials - click here!








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.

Annual Information on Budget Vote and Board Election - Posted February 18, 2014
Click here to view the Annual Information on Budget Vote and Board Election.

East Greenbush teachers send Valentine's Day cards to East Greenbush seniors - Posted February 13, 2014

The East Greenbush Teachers Association (EGTA) recently held a "Valentine's Day Card Drive" for seniors living in our community. The 365 teachers of the EGTA were challenged to make or buy cards for those seniors in our community in an effort to bring some goodwill and cheer into their homes. Some teachers were so excited about the project they ask their students to help! Within one week, EGTA managed to collect well over 700 cards for distribution. Mary Anne Chylinski, a teacher at Goff, spearheaded the drive along with fellow teacher David Greene who arranged for the cards to be sent out all over the East Greenbush Central School District. Read more...

District officials comment on adjustments to the Common Core Learning Standards - Posted February 12, 2014
After school yesterday, CHS Math teacher Frank DiDinato and CHS English teacher Meagan Asenbauer spoke with WRGB-Channel 6 about the NYS Board of Regentsí vote to adjust the implementation of the new Common Core Learning Standards for students in grades 5-12. Frank and Meagan offered their take on what this means for our schools moving forward. Click below to hear what they had to say.

Also yesterday Ė Green Meadow Elementary School principal Dan Garab spoke with WTEN-Channel 10 about how the decision by the Board of Regents to hold off on teacher evaluation recommendations would affect educators in our schools. Click the video below to hear Danís comments.

Link to video featuring Dan Garab

Bell Top Principal featured in Common Core report - Posted February 11, 2014
The New York State Board of Regents yesterday agreed to delay until 2022 the full implementation of tests aligned with the new Common Core learning standards, and to change the evaluation systems used to assess teachers. Parents and educators have expressed displeasure with the state rollout of the new standards and accompanying tests for being too fast and that Albany hasn't provided enough guidance or preparation for the new exams.

Bell Top Elementary principal Jim McHugh spoke with WNYT-Channel 13 about the proposed changes. His reaction, including what these changes would mean for the district, can be seen by clicking the video below.

Students and Staff wear red to support women's heart health - Posted February 7, 2014

In honor of National Wear Red Day, students and staff members all around the East Greenbush CSD were spotted wearing red, in support of women’s heart health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.

District announces Spring Continuing Education classes - Posted February 7, 2014
The East Greenbush CSD recently announced the Spring 2014 Continuing Education classes. The wide range of courses being offered include a variety of computer, exercise, art, dance, craft, and educational classes. Read more...

East Greenbush Community rallies for public education - Posted January 31, 2014
More than 1,000 people packed into Colonie Central High School on January 30 to hear students, teachers and school district leaders talk about the financial challenges facing public education. Billed as “NY Schools STILL in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can’t Wait Another Year,” the panel discussion centered on Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) cuts but touched on ways schools are affected as their budgets are annually slashed. Read more...

Video: “Our kids can’t wait another year”

Gap Elimination Adjustment Explained - Posted January 28, 2014

Our Regional Advocacy Event, an unprecedented regional call to action on the fiscal crisis facing public schools, is this Thursday at Colonie Central High School. The Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) is our key topic and attendees will hear how the GEA has affected local districts in the form of programs and services that have been eliminated. Click the video above for background on the GEA, why it's being imposed on our schools, and what it means for your student.

**CALL TO ACTION** New York Schools STILL in Fiscal Peril - A Message from Dr. Angela Nagle - Posted January 27, 2014

Dear East Greenbush Central School District Employees, Parents, and Community Members:

The East Greenbush Central School District, along with the majority of school districts in Upstate New York, are receiving little if any increases in state restoration under Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for the 2014-2015 school year. The East Greenbush CSD is scheduled to receive $89,000 in Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) restoration – a paltry increase compared to the $16.8 million in GEA restoration that the District has lost over the past four years so Albany could balance its own budget. It is becoming more obvious why non-mandated programs and services could soon be in jeopardy. Read more...

“Top 10” Reasons Albany should eliminate the GEA Posted January 22, 2014
Nearly five years ago, then- Governor David Paterson introduced the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), a program that was promised to be a one-time cut in state education aid as a way to help close New York’s then $10 billion budget deficit. Now entering its fifth year with the promise of elimination going unfulfilled by Albany, East Greenbush is on target to have lost more than $20 million in state education aid since this unfair target on our schools began.

What does $20 million in devastating cuts mean to students in the East Greenbush CSD? We asked a handful of students why they believe Governor Cuomo and legislators should eliminate these hurtful cuts – the “Top 10” Reasons Albany should eliminate the GEA:

Link to “Top 10” Reasons to Eliminate the GEA video.

STILL in Fiscal Peril: January 30 Regional Forum on School Funding CrisisUpdated January 22, 2014

Stakeholders from 47 school districts will convene at Colonie Central High School on Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. to continue the unprecedented regional call to action on the fiscal crisis facing public schools, an effort that began last year.

Click here for this year's agenda and guest speakers!

The event, “New York schools STILL in fiscal peril: Our kids can’t wait another year” picks up where last year’s massive regional advocacy effort left off. It promises to again bring students, parents, teachers, taxpayers, legislators and school leaders together to talk about what is at stake if state leaders do not eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and provide fair and equitable funding for our schools.

Read more and find out all event details here - join us and be a part of our advocacy for a better education for New York's students!

Special Transportation Arrangements for 2014-15 - Posted January 27, 2014
Parents of resident students in need of special transportation arrangements, such as private and parochial school transportation or transportation between school and a day care center or placement, for the school year starting in September 2014, are reminded to request this transportation in writing by no later than April 1. Please forward your written requests to: Transportation Supervisor, East Greenbush Central School District, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

Private School Request for Transportation
Daycare / Alternate Location Request

Superintendent of Schools: Governor Cuomo must fulfill promise and eliminate GEA - Posted January 9, 2014

While Governor Cuomo has proposed an increase to overall state aid for education, he still has not fulfilled a promise to New York’s students and teachers by eliminating the detrimental and painful Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). What was supposed to be a one-shot revenue generator to close a $10 billion deficit in the 2010-11 state budget has now turned into four years of draconian cuts that have forced school districts to make cuts in personnel, programs and services while depleting district reserves. The East Greenbush CSD alone has lost more than $16.8 million in state aid over the last four years, while school districts statewide have lost more than $8.5 billion during the same period.

Click here to read more of Dr. Nagle's response to today's State of the State address.

East Greenbush CSD 2014 Kindergarten Registration - Posted January 6, 2014
Kindergarten registration for the class of 2014 (future class of 2027) is upon us. Please call the school your child will attend to have the registration packet mailed to you. If you are not sure which school they will attend, call the registrar’s office. The packet will provide you with a list of all the documents you need to bring as well as all the forms you need to fill out prior to registration. All kindergarteners must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2014 to attend. Read more...

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.

Click here to view WTEN's report.

**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.

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.

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:

Albany Times Union
“The Capitol Pressroom” with Susan Arbetter



On Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, the Columbia Players presented Seussical the Musical at the Columbia High School Auditorium. Congratulations on a wonderful musical and terrific performances! 

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