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Columbia to Support “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Fundraiser Posted April 17, 2015
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Male students, teachers and administrators from Columbia High School will slip on women’s shoes and participate in a community walk to support an end to sexual assault and gender violence on April 25 at Riverfront Park in Troy, N.Y. Full story.

Guest Permission Form for Columbia EventsPosted April 15, 2015
Students who invite guests to school functions from outside the East Greenbush CSD must submit this form to the Columbia main office.

Three Columbia Students Selected for Juried Art Show Posted April 15, 2015
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Artwork created by Columbia High School students Ashley Hyde, Corey Cimijotti and Sarah Slattery was selected for the 16th annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Esther Massry Gallery at The College of Saint Rose. Full story.

Assistant Principal Honored for Outstanding Leadership in Education Posted April 15, 2015
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Columbia assistant principal Ed Kilmartin has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). Full story.

East Greenbush Central School District Receives School Safety AwardPosted April 14, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District is one of 131 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York State to receive the 2015 School Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. Full story.

Library to Host Poetry Slam on April 24 Posted April 14, 2015
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The CHS English and Library Departments proudly announce a Poetry Slam to be held on Friday, April 24 from 5-7 p.m. in the CHS Library. A poetry slam is a competition of performance poetry, placing dual emphasis on the written and spoken word. Come enjoy or participate in an event of creative expression.

Are You Registered to Vote?Posted April 13, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District budget vote and Board of Education election will be held on Tuesday, May 19. Learn how you can register to vote.

A Children’s Garden Makes a Great Family Project Posted April 13, 2015
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Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Full story.

Education Foundation to Host Dessert Night Posted April 10, 2015
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The East Greenbush Education Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat Dessert Night on Thursday at Howard L. Goff Middle School to support student scholarships. Full story.

Prom and Graduation Information Posted April 8, 2015
Information about senior prom and graduation has been posted on the Class of 2015 page. Information about junior prom has been posted on the Class of 2016 page.

Aaron Amato Named Columbia’s Outstanding Business Student of the Month Posted April 6, 2015
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Congratulations to Aaron Amato who was named Columbia’s Business Student of the Month for March. Aaron has successfully completed Career and Financial Management and Microsoft Word Essentials classes. He is presently enrolled in Microsoft Office Suite (HVCC credit), Accounting, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Board of Education Approves Proposed Budget Posted April 2, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education approved a proposed school budget for 2015-16 Wednesday evening at Genet Elementary School. The proposed budget is $88,181,329, an increase of $317,920 from the current year. The proposed tax levy has no increase from the current year. Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle.

Are You Interested In Running for the School Board?Posted April 2, 2015
Residents who live in the East Greenbush Central School District are invited to file petitions to be a Board of Education candidate in the upcoming election on May 19. There are three seats up for election this year. Full story.

Calendar Changes Due to Snow Days Posted March 31 (Updated from March 13)
East Greenbush CSD will be in session on the following dates due to snow days: April 1, April 2 and May 26. Should the District have an additional snow day, May 22 will change from a recess day to an in-session day. Full story.

Career and Technical Education Students Excel at Regional Competition Posted March 30, 2015
Three Columbia students won medals and three others earned certificates at the 2015 SkillsUSA regional competition on March 18 in Schenectady, N.Y. Full story.

Kids Making a Difference – Brandon Goodermote Posted March 27, 2015
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Brandon Goodermote was named Student of the Month for Columbia’s “Kids Making a Difference” program, which honors students for their positive influences on the school community. Full story.

Sam Foglia Begins Recipe for Success Posted March 27, 2015
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Columbia senior Sam Foglia has always loved cooking – whether it’s buffalo chicken wing dip or crème brulee. Now she’s getting the opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen during a two-week internship at the high school. Full story.

March Students of the MonthPosted March 27, 2015

Joe Powhida

Joe Powhida – Grade 12 – Nominated by Jeff Tooker for Citizenship

Shaheed Tolliver-Fries

Shaheed Tolliver-Fries – Grade 11 – Nominated by Lisa Johnas, Kate Morrow & Audra DiBacco for Most Improved

Pamela Martinez

Pamela Martinez – Grade 10 – Nominated by Monica Blanchfield for Citizenship

Jessica Winter

Jessica Winter – Grade 9 – Nominated by Ed Kilmartin & Ruth Schafer for Citizenship

Andrea Neiman Named Educator of the Year by Rensselaer County YMCAPosted March 26, 2015
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Columbia High School art teacher Andrea Neiman received the Educator of the Year award from the Rensselaer County YMCA at its Outstanding Student and Educators awards breakfast on Wednesday. Full story.

Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Announced Posted March 25, 2015
Save the date for the District's 13th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, May 2. The event is open to the public. More information.

Education Foundation Gala Raises $6,500 for Students Posted March 25, 2015
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The East Greenbush Education Foundation raised more than $6,500 for student enrichment opportunities at its annual gala Friday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Full story.

Science Olympiad Team to Host Fundraiser Dinner Posted March 23, 2015
Looking for an easy dinner this week? Come to the high school for homemade ziti and meatballs this Thursday. Proceeds will go toward funding the Science Olympiad Team's trip to the national tournament. Full story.

Science Students Visit Mobile LabPosted March 20, 2015
Columbia students took a science field trip on Thursday, but didn’t get farther than the high school parking lot. That’s because the lab they visited was on wheels. Full story.

Professional Musician to Play Concert with Columbia Band Posted March 19, 2015
Dr. Ray Ricker, professor emeritus of saxophone at the Eastman School of Music and clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic, will spend two days teaching and performing with students at Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School. The residency will culminate with a concert on March 26. Full story.

Columbia's Melissa Gleason Named “Top Teacher” by Channel 13 Posted March 18, 2015
Columbia High School special education teacher Melissa Gleason was named Channel 13’s Top Teacher of the Week today. Watch the news story.

Columbia Science Olympiad Team Wins State Tournament; Advances to Nationals Posted March 16, 2015
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Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad Team won the New York State tournament Saturday at LeMoyne College in Syracuse and will advance to the national tournament on May 15 and 16 at the University of Nebraska. Full story.

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Tim MacDonald and Katie Hutton celebrate Columbia's Science Olympiad State Championship. The team advances to the National Championship on May 15 and 16 at the University of Nebraska.

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