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Thanksgiving Recess – Posted November 24, 2015
District schools will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Recess. Schools will reopen on Monday, November 30. District calendar.

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.

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.

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 the 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.

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.

Anti-Bullying Program Coming to East Greenbush CSD – Re-Posted November 16 (Posted November 5, 2015)
Students, staff and parents in the East Greenbush CSD will have the opportunity to hear a unique message on bullying, conflict and strategies for being successful in life through a free program called Sweethearts and Heroes this week. Full story.

Message from Principal Sawchuk – Posted November 13, 2015
Principal Sawchuk is encouraging parents to donate non-perishable food items for Columbia's school-wide Food Drive. Read message.

Columbia Veterans Day Ceremony – Posted November 13, 2015

Columbia students and teachers gathered at Greenbush Cemetery for their 17th annual Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday morning. They personally thanked veterans, read reflections and the Chamber Singers sang patriotic songs. View photos.

Annual Cabaret Show Scheduled for November 13 and 14 – Posted November 12, 2015
Columbia High School presents its annual cabaret show “Once Upon A Stage: Untitled” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. More information.

Student Council Collecting Food Donations for Underprivileged Families – Posted November 12, 2015
Columbia High School is collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to Concerns-U in advance of Thanksgiving. Students are encouraged to donate items to the main office through November 24. More information.

“Ghosts of War” Author Comes Home – Posted November 12, 2015

Ryan Smithson '03 returned to Columbia High School on Monday to discuss his memoir "Ghosts of War." Full story.

Columbia Alumnus Wins $1 Million Prize in Business Competition – Posted November 9, 2015
Joe Neiman, a 2004 graduate of Columbia High School, won the $1 million grand prize in the 43North Business Competition in Buffalo on October 30. Full story.

Columbia Students Visit Siena College School of Business – Posted November 9, 2015

Five Columbia High School seniors attended workshops, sat in on business classes and toured Siena College's campus for Suburban Council Business Day. Full story.

Columbia Girls Volleyball Takes Aim at Sectional Title – Posted November 6, 2015

Columbia girls volleyball plays Burnt-Hills Ballston Lake in the Section II Class A Finals Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. at Saratoga Springs High School. Full story.

Anti-Bullying Program Coming to East Greenbush CSD – Posted November 5, 2015
Students, staff and parents in the East Greenbush CSD will have the opportunity to hear a unique message on bullying, conflict and strategies for being successful in life through a free program called Sweethearts and Heroes later this month. Full story.

Columbia Announces October Students of the Month – Posted November 5, 2015

Columbia High School celebrated its October Students of the Month on Wednesday morning. Full story.

Meet the Coaches Night – Posted November 5, 2015
Columbia Athletics is hosting a Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner on Monday, November 23 in the school’s cafeteria prior to Meet the Coaches Night. The dinner is open to the public. Meet the Coaches Night, which immediately follows the dinner, is mandatory for winter student athletes and their parents.

School Lunches Full of Fall Produce – Posted November 4, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, healthy eating may seem like a challenge. But never fear, a new menu of foods is available to keep you healthy and happy. Full story.

Early Dismissal Drill on November 6 – Posted November 4, 2015

All District schools will dismiss 15 minutes early on Friday, November 6 for a state-mandated Emergency Go Home Drill. More information.

Halloween Photos – Posted November 3, 2015

Students and staff from around the District showed their Halloween spirit on Friday afternoon. View photos.

Calendar Change – Posted November 2, 2015
The Goff Middle School Grade 8 Concert and Columbia’s National Honor Society Inductions have swapped dates in June. More information.

Exchange Program Opens Minds and Hearts – Posted November 2, 2015

Columbia students and their families hosted German exchange students the past two weeks. Full story.

Columbia Practices Emergency Evacuation – Posted October 30, 2015

All Columbia students participated in an evacuation drill on Thursday morning. Full story.

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Columbia students thank local veterans at the school's 17th annual Veterans Day ceremony at Greenbush Cemetery on November 10.

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