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Trip meetingPosted October 1, 2014
Wednesday night, there will be two informational meetings regarding the 7th and 8th grade trip to Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Both will be held in the middle-school cafeteria. GRADE 7: 5:30 p.m. GRADE 8: 6:30 p.m.

Open house announcement Posted October 1, 2014
7th and 8th grade parents:  On Thursday October 2nd Howard L. Goff Middle School will be holding our 7th and 8th grade Open House from 6-8pm. Mr. Sloane will begin the evening in the gymnasium at 6:00pm. Following his welcome the music department will present their programs for the year. After the conclusion of the music department presentation, parents will be released to their child’s first period class. Once arriving, parents will receive a modified schedule for the evening. We look forward to see you all there Thursday night.

Smile!Posted September 30, 2014
Picture Day at Goff is October 8th & 9th during physical education class time.  Envelopes from Lifetouch have been sent home with students.

Off to the racesPosted September 24, 2014
Students at the Howard L. Goff Middle School took part in an annual tradition thirteen years in the making. The Apple Race was created as a way for students to meet new friends and interact with their teachers at the start of the year. At the end, they feast on delicious local apples -- the fruit of the season! Congratulations to the first-place boy and girl: 8th grader Dustin Chambers and 6th grader Madeline Endres! Click here for photos...


Activity night informationPosted September 24, 2014
The 6th Grade Activity Night is Friday September 26th from 6:30 – 8:30. Please fill out the permission slip form and return it to school on Friday. Students will hand in their forms and $5 and receive a wrist band. The wrist band must be left on until the start of the activity night. We look forward to a fun filled evening. Read this letter from Mr. Slone and permission slip...


Hit the slopes! Posted September 23, 2014
The Ski Club will be holding an informational meeting for all middle school students interested in participating this winter. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 2:45-3:30 p.m. in the Goff Middle School cafeteria. All interested participants must attend.


Information regarding EnterovirusPosted September 16, 2014
EV-D68 is causing cases of severe respiratory (breathing) illness among children and other individuals. Such illness has sometimes resulting in hospitalization, especially among children with asthma. Read more...


Successful morning drills at Goff - Posted September 12, 2014
Planned lockdown and fire drills at the Howard L. Goff Middle School were conducted this morning. Thank you to the East Greenbush Police Department for helping facilitate the drills, which went very smoothly. We are also proud of the respectful and calm conduct of our students during the drills!


9/11 remembrance ceremony - Posted September 11, 2014
On Thursday, September 11, students at the Howard L. Goff Middle Schoolhonored our country and remembered the sacrifice given by those who serve to protect it. On the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which shook and saddened our nation, Principal Mr. Matthew Sloane urged students to hold dear their freedoms. "When we send our citizens overseas to defend our freedom, it's for you," he said. "You have endless possibilities and endless choices. Don't take advantage of it. We should always remember that on this day, and be grateful. If you fall down, get up, and be stronger." For more photos of the ceremony, click here...

6th grade open house scheduled - Posted September 8, 2014
On Tuesday September 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the Howard L. Goff Middle School will be having its 6th grade Open House. A welcome presentation will be given by Mr. Sloane at 6:00 p.m. in the Goff Gymnasium. Following the welcome presentation, parents will have the opportunity to follow a modified schedule of their child’s classes. Each period will be 10 minutes long and teachers will give an overview for the school year.

This is not intended to be an individual conference. If you require an individual conference with your child’s teachers please contact our guidance counselors.

Parents should expect to receive a note telling you your child’s first period teacher. These will go home with students next  Monday, September 15th.


Council call - Posted September 8, 2014
Attention any students interested in joining the Howard L. Goff Student Council, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday September 10th at 7:20 a.m. We will be discussing the application process and events for the year. All are welcome.


Fundraiser to support Goff students - Posted September 5, 2014
Make money for your school community simply by sitting in the driver’s seat!  The East Greenbush Central School District is partnering with Armory Chrysler for a Drive for the Kids® Fundraiser.  It supports the Howard L. Goff Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization, which invests in programs and projects to enrich a student’s experience in grades 6-8.  Read more...


Welcome back! – Posted September 4, 2014
Another year! Students in grades 1-12 returned to the buildings of the East Greenbush Central School District Thursday! Read more...


Spicing up lunchPosted August 25, 2014
The recipe for success is all in the ingredients!  To make your child’s school day more balanced, healthier, and tastier, the food service program is spicing up lunch with a new addition to the high school and middle school cafeterias! Read more...


District looking for seniors to reach students Posted August 11, 2014
It has been said that the greatest gift one person can give another is that of himself or herself.  STARS do that every day in the East Greenbush Central School District. STARS, or Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students, is a volunteer program in which anyone 55 years or older may work in a classroom directly with students and teachers.  Read more...


Photo arrivalPosted July 29, 2014
8th grade Elevation Celebration pictures from Lifetouch have arrived! They can be picked up between 7:30 and 2:30, July 30th through August 22nd in the Goff Middle School Principal’s office. On August 25th, they will be sent over to Columbia High School.


Fourth quarter honor rolls - Posted July 16, 2014
The honor rolls for quarter four are now posted. To review, click here...


Save the date for Locker NightPosted July 14, 2014
6th Grade Locker Night is coming up! Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 28. For students whose last names begin with the letters A-L, Locker Night from 5:00-6:00. For students whose last names begin with the letters M-Z, Locker Night is from 6:00-7:00. Save the date!

Health History Review DatesPosted July 14, 2014
All students must be on an approved list from the Health Office prior to participation in any practices. Dates and times have been established to conduct health history reviews for fall sports. Click here...


Summer Reading Assignments - Posted June 24, 2014
A list of summer reading assignments is now posted for students advancing in to the following grades. Please click on yours to find a link to the assignment.

Asbestos Abatement Projects Scheduled for Summer - Posted June 18, 2014
The summer will be a busy time around the district with asbestos abatement projects scheduled at all schools, with the exception of Columbia High School. The abatement is happening at these locations as a result of security ehnancement and re-construction purposes. Read more...

School Supply Lists - Posted June 13, 2014
A list of school supplies has been complied for students ahead of the 2014-2015 school year. They may be found linked to each grade below:

A reminder about school dress attire from Mr. Sloane - Posted April4, 2014
Parents - Spring is in the air and as the weather gets warmer please be aware of the Howard L. Goff Code of Conduct around dress attire. We want to promote a safe environment at school and that is reflected in some of the clothing choices our students make. Please be aware that for girls – shorts and skirts need to be at the appropriate length (mid-thigh length), no spaghetti tank tops and all private areas of the body need to be covered, this includes the belly. For boys- no tang tops or inappropriate tee-shirts. For a complete list please refer to page 14 in the student agenda book. Thank you for helping Howard L. Goff Middle School uphold our mantra of Expecting Excellence.


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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Today is a Blue Day.  Listed below are the announcements for today, September 30:

7th & 8th grade students with registration forms and deposits for Washington or Philadelphia should bring them to the Taylor House Office and drop it in the payment box.  Registration forms are available in the Taylor House Office.

JV Girls Tennis match in Niskayuna today.  Girls should remember money for dinner.

Art Club after school today.  Only students who signed up in advance should be attending.

Guitar/Piano Club after school today in room 152.

First official Student Council meeting will be tomorrow morning at 7:20 in the cafeteria.  Please be on time as there is a lot to go over.

Anyone interested in joining the Ski and Snowboard club this year must attend an informational meeting on Thursday October 2nd from 2:45-3:30 PM in the cafeteria. Please contact Ms. Davey at Columbia High School if you have any questions or concerns.

School Supplies for 2014-2015 School Year:

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

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