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Columbia Announces Parent Conference Night Posted March 3, 2015
Teachers will be available to meet with parents on Thursday, March 12. Although the printed District Calendar has this event listed twice, the CHS Parent-Teacher meetings are on Thursday, March 12, and the Goff meetings are the following week on March 19. More information.

Four Columbia Wrestlers Go for State TitlesPosted February 26, 2015
Columbia Wrestling
Four Columbia wrestlers will take center stage at Times Union Center this weekend in the NYSPHSAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The tournament starts Friday morning with preliminary rounds. Full story.

Robots Come to Life at ColumbiaPosted February 26, 2015
Patti Hannmann

Columbia students in the Modern Mechanisms technology class have built robots from LEGO sets, and utilized Bluetooth technology to control them remotely. Full story.

Columbia Announces Honor Roll StudentsPosted February 25, 2015
Congratulations to the Columbia students who were named to the second quarter honor rolls. Honor Roll lists.

Prom Dress Sale at NY Women’s ExpoPosted February 25, 2015
Students can purchase gently used prom dresses at the NY Women’s Expo’s Pay Less for the Dress event on February 28 and March 1 at Siena College. Admission to the event costs $5 and dresses will be sold for $9.95 with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. More information.

2015-16 Course Offerings for STEM AcademyPosted February 23, 2015
Open letter to parents/guardians regarding Network Administration courses associated with the STEM Academy (CCNA I and CCNA II).

Patty Hannmann Named Columbia Teacher of the MonthPosted February 23, 2015
Patti Hannmann

Walk into Patty Hannmann’s classroom at Columbia High School and you are transported to France. The words on the chalkboard are written in French, there are photos of Versailles on the walls and there is even a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower next to the window. Full story.

Caring for Columbia’s Student AthletesPosted February 18, 2015
David Greene and Mary Anne Chylinski

At the end of the school day, the training room fills with student athletes who need muscles stretched, ankles taped and treatment to get them healthy and back on the field. The man who meets all of these needs is athletic trainer Sean Leggett. Full story.

Chamber Orchestra FundraiserPosted February 17, 2015
Columbia's Chamber Orchestra will play at a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, February 28. Ticket information.

Kids Making a DifferencePosted February 13, 2015
Columbia Science Olympiad Team
This month marks the beginning of a new student recognition program at Columbia, titled “Kids Making a Difference.” The program is run by Columbia students who are searching for classmates who may not be recognized under the current categories of student recognition yet are truly deserving because of their outstanding stories, great attitudes and positive influence on the school community. Read about Tyler Coyne.

Students Celebrate Chinese New YearPosted February 13, 2015
Chinese New Year

Students in Ms. Burola and Ms. Watson’s Questar class housed at Columbia celebrated the Chinese New Year with exuberance. They proudly marched in a parade through the school’s halls with handmade decorations.

January Students of the MonthPosted February 13, 2015

Nick Belanger

Donato Nunziata – Grade 9 – Nominated by Andrea Neiman for Citizenship

Nick Belanger

Jamie Kendrick – Grade 11 – Nominated by Monica Blanchfield for Academics

Nick Belanger

Nick Belanger – Grade 12 – Nominated by Heather Ross for Academics

Julia Hoggan named Business Student of the Month

Anthony Russo – Grade 12 – Nominated by Kim Sabella & Audra DiBacco for Citizenship

Jillian Leggiero

Jillian Leggiero – Grade 11 – Nominated by Pam Elliott for Citizenship

Earl Prespare

Earl Prespare – Grade 10 – Nominated by CAP Staff for Most Improved

Jordan Powell

Jordan Powell – Grade 10 – Nominated by Laura O’Brien for Academics

Zach Kasky

Zach Kasky – Grade 9 – Nominated by Marilyn Thompson for Citizenship

Diana Prout Named NYS Master TeacherPosted February 12, 2015
Columbia chemistry teacher Diana Prout has been named a New York State Master Teacher. The Master Teacher Program selects the highest-performing K-12 educators in the state teaching STEM to engage in professional development, leadership workshops and to mentor early career teachers. Full story.

Columbia Crowned Regional Science Olympiad Champions; Advance to State FinalsPosted February 11, 2015
Columbia Science Olympiad TeamColumbia’s Science Olympiad Team continued its tradition of excellence by winning the Capital District Regional on Saturday at The College of Saint Rose. Columbia has won the regional tournament 22 of the last 23 years and advances to the state finals in Syracuse on March 13-14. Full story.

AP U.S. History Students Travel Back in TimePosted February 11, 2015
Columbia students dressed as historical figures

Students in Columbia’s Advanced Placement U.S. History class traveled back in time on Friday, taking the role of historical figures in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They delivered speeches relating to their figure’s views on the major issues of the day and then debated with one another from the perspective of their character.

Jack Biddlecomb Wins Two Awards at Future Business Leaders of America District MeetingPosted February 10, 2015
Jack BiddlecombColumbia’s Jack Biddlecomb won two awards at the Future Business Leaders of America Spring District Meeting at Shenendehowa High School recently. He earned 2nd Place for FBLA Principles and Procedures and 3rd Place for his knowledge of Marketing. The Business Department is very proud of his accomplishments. Congratulations Jack!

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Columbia High Schoolstudents recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this photo, staff members wear pink in a show of support to those who are battling and have conquered breast cancer.

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