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Home Sweet Home for Goff Administrators – Posted August 28, 2015

Principal Wayne Grignon and Assistant Principals Jill Barker and Michael Neumann held a meet and greet with staff and community members on Wednesday evening at the school. Full story.

6th Grade Locker Night Scheduled for August 27 – Re-Posted August 27 (Posted August 4, 2015)

Students entering 6th grade can come into Howard L. Goff Middle School on August 27 to gain access to their lockers. Full story.

Want to Join a Club? – Re-Posted August 27 (Posted August 11, 2015)

Learn about Goff Middle School's clubs and activities from student representatives at 6th Grade Locker Night on August 27 from 5-7 p.m. Full story.

Welcome Back from the Food Service Department – Posted August 26, 2015

As the excitement builds for the first day of the new school year, the Food Service Department would like to recommend the use of its payment program system MySchoolBucks. Full story.

Back to School Information – Posted August 24, 2015

With summer winding down, it's time to begin thinking about Back to School. To start you off on the right foot, we have posted helpful resources including school start/dismissal times, supply lists and much more. Full story.

Columbia Athletics Accepting Participants for Charity Race – Posted August 24, 2015

Columbia Athletics is running for a good cause on Sunday, September 13 at Washington Park in Albany, and we want you to join in! Full story.

Meet the New Goff Middle School Administrators – Posted August 21, 2015
Parents, students, staff and community members will have the opportunity to meet the new administrative team at Howard L. Goff Middle School on Wednesday, August 26 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Full story.

District Releases Tax Bill Information – Posted August 20, 2015
The District's school tax bills will be mailed to residents on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. The combined district-wide tax levy decreased, for all towns, by 1%. View tax rates.

2015-16 District Calendar – Posted August 19, 2015
Get all of this year’s important events with the 2015-16 District Calendar.
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District Shows Improvement on ELA and Math State Tests - Posted August 18, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District showed improved proficiency rates on New York State’s 3-8 ELA and Math tests that were taken this past spring, according to state data. Full story.

Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle – Posted August 17, 2015

Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle sets course for the 2015-16 school year. Read the letter.

2015-16 Bus Routes - Posted August 13, 2015
Howard L. Goff Middle School's bus routes for the 2015-16 school year were released Thursday morning. Bus routes.

6th Grade Orientation - Posted August 13, 2015
Incoming 6th grade students are invited to orientation at Howard L. Goff Middle School on August 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for students only. More details.

A Thrill Ride Through Summer School – Posted August 13, 2015

Students applied math, science and communication skills to building rollercoasters out of pretzels. Full story.

Athletics to Host BBQ Dinner and Meet the Coaches Night – Posted August 12, 2015
Columbia Athletics will be hosting a Welcome Back Chicken BBQ as part of Meet the Coaches Night on August 31 at the high school. Full story.

Girl Scouts Organize Carnival for Special Education Students – Posted August 7, 2015

It must be fair season in the Capital Region because first graders enjoyed carnival games at Goff Middle School on Thursday morning. Full story.

Construction Update – Posted August 3, 2015

Construction crews have been hard at work this summer, removing asbestos, renovating kitchens and replacing ceilings, floors and lights throughout District schools. Full story and photos.

Health Certifications for Fall Sports Begin August 3 – Posted July 30, 2015
Columbia girls soccer
All students who wish to play interscholastic sports this fall must be certified by the school nurse at a Health History Review in August. Full story.

Goff Elevation Celebration Photos Available – Posted July 27, 2015
Photos from Howard L. Goff Middle School’s Elevation Celebration are now available to be picked up on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Principal’s office. The photos will be at Goff Middle School until August 21. After that, the photos will be sent to Columbia High School for pick up at freshman orientation on Thursday, August 27.

Get Well Cards for a New Friend – Posted July 24, 2015

Students in summer school took a break from class on Friday morning to bring some cheer to a sick child they don’t even know. Full story.

Summer ESL Program Brings the World Together – Posted July 24, 2015

The ESL Summer Enrichment Program gives students the opportunity to build their English skills while learning about American culture. Full story.

Wayne Grignon Begins New Assignment as Goff Middle School Principal – Posted July 22, 2015

Wayne Grignon began his first week as principal of Howard L. Goff Middle School on Monday. Full story.

District Now Hiring Bus Drivers – Posted July 17, 2015

The East Greenbush Central School District is now hiring bus drivers for the 2015-16 school year. There are both permanent and substitute driver positions available. Full story.

Schools Begin Summer Construction – Posted July 15, 2015
Students performing on stage
Days after students bounded out of school for summer vacation, slinging backpacks over their shoulders and saying goodbye to teachers, classrooms were emptied out for maintenance and construction projects. Full story with photos.

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Parent Drop Off Information - If you drop off your child prior to 7:40 a.m. they will wait in the main lobby until buses unload. If they arrive after 7:55 a.m. they will be required to report to the main office to obtain a tardy slip.

Picking Up Your Child at Goff MS - If you have arranged for someone other than a parent to pick up your child, please be sure to send a note including the individual's name and please be sure that they bring identification with them to the school. This request must always be made in writing. To ensure the safety of all our students, children will not be released to anyone other than a parent without a note and proper identification.


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Summer Reading Assignments:

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

School Supplies for 2015-2016 School Year:

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

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