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Winter Recess – Posted February 12, 2016
Schools will be closed for Winter Recess from Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19. Administrative offices will be closed on February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day. Schools will re-open on February 22.

Learning Beyond Classroom Walls – Posted February 12, 2016

Columbia High School is fostering collaboration and convenience with the free service Google Apps for Education. Full story.

Football Team Volunteers at Unity House Preschool – Posted February 11, 2016

Columbia football players showed preschool children some basics on Friday at the Unity House. Full story.

Ski Club Schedule – Posted February 11, 2016
The remaining Ski Club schedule is listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Davey at

  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Monday, February 29
  • Wednesday, March 2
  • Wednesday, March 9

AP History Students Debate Issues as Historical Figures – Posted February 9, 2016

The Columbia High School Advanced Placement U.S. History class took a journey back in time with the annual Gilded Age and Progressive Era Role Play on Monday. Full story.

January Students of the Month – Posted February 9, 2016
Columbia recognized its Students of the Month for January in a ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Steven Clark - Grade 12
Nominated by Kathy Rutherford for Academics

Fiona Shea - Grade 12
Nominated by Kathy Rutherford for Academics

Ashley and Emma Meyer - Grade 11
Nominated by Monica Blanchfield and Heidi Gleason for Academics and Citizenship

Christian Palmer - Grade 10
Nominated by Andrea Neiman for Citizenship

Abigail Barner - Grade 9
Nominated by Libby Zucker, Marilyn Thompson, Cindy Taylor, Andrea Neiman, Jen Quail and Andrea Wilary for Academics and Citizenship

Columbia Menu Change for February 22 – Posted February 9, 2016
Columbia’s cafeteria will be offering regular cheeseburgers and hamburgers instead of twin mini burgers on Monday, February 22.

Columbia Wins Science Olympiad Regional Tournament – Posted February 8, 2016

Columbia’s Science Olympiad team took the first step toward defending its state title on Saturday when it won the regional tournament at The College of Saint Rose.  Full story.

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.

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.

Ski Club Canceled for February 3 – Posted February 2, 2016
Ski Club has been canceled for February 3 due to rain in the forecast. The club's next trip is scheduled for February 10.

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.

Junior Prom Rescheduled for May 14 – Posted January 28, 2016
Columbia’s Junior Prom has been moved to Saturday, May 14 due to a conflict with the SAT.

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Columbia High School added a fifth MakerBot 3D printer to its new STEM labs courtesy of a donation from 3M in the RPI Tech Park.

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Silver Medal 2012