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Musicians Perform at Rensselaer County Winter Festival – Posted February 5, 2016

More than 50 students from Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School performed at the Rensselaer County School Music Association Winter Music Festival on January 28 and January 30 at Averill Park High School. Full story.

Q&A: Instructional Technology with Dr. Lynne Pampel – Posted February 4, 2016

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Lynne Pampel discusses recent developments in the District's instructional technology. Read the Q&A.

Columbia Modified Wrestlers Honor Teachers – Posted February 4, 2016

Columbia modified wrestlers thanked their teachers at Howard L. Goff Middle School before their match against Bethlehem on Friday afternoon as part of the team’s 2nd annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Full story.

Artwork Celebrates Genet 75th Anniversary – Posted February 3, 2016

Students throughout Citizen Genet Elementary School have been creating artwork inspired by the 1940s in honor of the school’s 75th anniversary, which is being celebrated all this school year. View artwork.

Chili Cook-Off Brings Community Together – Posted February 3, 2016

Nothing brings people together quite like food. This is why the Food Services Department is so happy to sponsor the Chili Cook-Off at WinterFest. View winning recipe.

Athletics to Host NCAA Eligibility Workshop – Posted February 2, 2016
Columbia's Athletic Department will host a workshop on February 25 to educate all student-athletes about the NCAA’s academic eligibility standards and requirements. More information.

Kindergarten Registration – Re-Posted January 29 (Posted January 5, 2016)

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year will begin at Red Mill, Citizen Genet and Bell Top Elementary Schools this coming week. More information.

District Receives Positive Fiscal Stress Score for Third Straight Year – Posted January 28, 2016
For the third straight year, East Greenbush Central School District received a “no designation” fiscal stress score from the New York State Comptroller’s Office, indicating a low level of fiscal stress. Full story.

Reading Activity is a Slam Dunk – Posted January 28, 2016

After finishing the book “The Million Dollar Shot” in class, Red Mill’s third graders received some special guests in the school gym on Tuesday. Full story.

Districtís Strong Credit Rating Reaffirmed – Posted January 27, 2016
East Greenbush CSD retained its Aa3 credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday. This “high grade” rating reflects the District’s well-managed financial position, according to the report. Full story.

Local Dentist Speaks to Students – Posted January 27, 2016

Students in kindergarten and first grade learned about dental health on Friday morning at Green Meadow as part of the school’s Health and Wellness program. Full story.

Student Council Tours Schodack Town Hall – Posted January 22, 2016

Green Meadow Student Council members received a lesson in local government last Friday when they took a field trip to the Schodack Town Hall before school. Full story.

District Receives No Findings Audit from State Comptroller – Posted January 21, 2016
The New York State Comptroller issued a no findings audit for East Greenbush Central School District earlier today, praising the District for its claims auditing process. Full story.

Students Offered Career Advice – Posted January 21, 2016

Two engineers, a local TV reporter and an FBI agent were among eight guest speakers who visited Columbia High School last week to discuss careers with students. Full story.

Zucchini Brothers Entertain at WinterFest – Posted January 21, 2016

The Zucchini Brothers played their style of fun and healthy kids music to kickoff WinterFest last Friday at Red Mill Elementary School. Students and their families sang and danced at the concert, which was sponsored by the East Greenbush Education Foundation.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Posted January 20, 2016

Students from Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School participated in two events at Siena College’s MLK Lecture Series on Friday. Full story.

District Partners with Google Apps for Education – Posted January 20, 2016
The District is excited to partner with Google Apps for Education, a free, web-based word-processing, presentation, drawing, forms, email, and spreadsheet program. High school students will be given accounts and introduced to these applications beginning on February 1, 2016. More information.

2016 WinterFest – Posted January 19, 2016

Hundreds of students, parents, staff and community members attended the 26th annual Winterfest on Saturday at Howard L. Goff Middle School. The all-day community event, which was hosted by the Transportation Department, included a pancake breakfast, a chili cook-off and various games and activities. Full story and photos.

Kids Making a Difference: Skylar Blankenship – Posted January 19, 2016

A friendship illustrates the kindness and spirit of Columbia students. Full story.

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