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Goff community walks to support teacher fighting cancer Posted October 20, 2014
Team Lopez has some of the strongest support one could imagine. It rallies around and for Mrs. Megan Lopez, a special education teacher at the Howard L. Goff Middle School. Mrs. Lopez was diagnossed with breast cancer. Ever since, and especially during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff are showing Mrs. Lopez she is not alone in her fight. Read more...

 

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications deadlineUpdated October 17, 2014
Students that are currently enrolled in the Free and Reduced Price Meal program, but have not completed an application for the 2014-15 school year, must complete and return that application by today, Friday, October 17.  Students will no longer receive free or reduced price meals if a new application is not completed and received by the deadline.  If you have any questions or require any help completing the application, please call the Food Service Office at (518) 207-2474, or (518) 207-2160.

 

Goodman takes the stagePosted October 15, 2014
Break a leg!  Howard L. Goff Middle School seventh grader Jake Goodman will take the stage for a performance of a lifetime.  Jake will be traveling to St. Paul, Minnesota at the end of the month to star as Ralphie in the classic production A Christmas Story.  It is an opportunity not many young people are lucky enough to have, and it’s one Jake is not taking for granted. Read more...

 

Administrative team working to support high-needs studentsPosted October 15, 2014
The conference room at the Howard L. Goff Middle School Main Office has become a classroom of its own.  Administrators are sharing evidence, data, and ideas to most effectively reach different populations of students.  They are auditing this information as part of a Local Assistance Plan (LAP), which is a comprehensive approach to increasing progress made by students with disabilities. Read more...

2014-15 Activities ScheduledPosted October 15, 2014
We're already looking forward to many exciting annual events at the Goff School, including the trips to Philadelphia and Washington, the 8th grade ziti dinner, and Winterfest! There are also many ways for students to help give back to our school. For all this and more, please visit our activity page...

 

October Students of the MonthPosted October 10, 2014
Congratulate with us the Goff Students of the Month! They demonstrated strong organization skills, work habits, and effort!
Grade 6: Thomas Breimer, Simon O'Connor, Alyssa Pitcherale, Hannah Prescott, Ethan Brock, Olivia Brock, Angelo Cioffi, Julia Hawkins, Madeline Ingoldsby, Robert Moore.

Grade 7: Zoey Brandt, Owen Stefanko, Emma Walters, Robert Wiltsie, Kyle Ackerman, Abby Cullett, Jake Goodman, Victoria Ralston.

Grade 8: Courtney Baird, Lyndze Masters, Ethan Ploss, John Powhida, Ryan Doyle, Abby Facteau, Megan Hefferon, Matt Hernandez.

 

Goff students to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPosted October 10, 2014
To support the fighters and celebrate the survivors, Student Council will be selling pink ribbon cards for Breast Cancer awareness during all lunches next week.  Small ribbon cards are $1 and large ribbon cards are $5.  The ribbons will be hung up in the hallway. All the money collected will be donated to "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" and specifically donated to a team which is supported by the Goff family. One of our own staff members is battling breast cancer head on, and the school community is rallying around her. Studio 1 will also be coming to the school next Thursday offering pink hair extensions to raise money for "Making Strides." For more information, click here...

 

Searching for Odyssey of the Mind membersPosted October 6, 2014
Are you a creative, artistic, and humorous person?  Do you enjoy building anddesigning new things?  Are you quick to think of a joke or clever idea?  Are you a problem solver?  Do you enjoy a challenge?  Are you a team player?
If any of these describe you, consider joining Odyssey of the Mind.  The program is open to all EGCSD students in grades K-12 and is fully funded by the district.  Odyssey of the Mind runs from the fall until the regional competition held on March 7th.  Please join us for an informational meeting Oct 22th at 6pm in the Genet auditorium. For more information about the program visit Odysseyofthemind.com. For other questions, please contact the District coordinator for Odyssey of the Mind, Ms. Sarah Hurley, at sarah_a_hurley@yahoo.com. If you participated last year, you do not need to attend the meeting.  However, please email Ms. Hurley to register you and your team.

 

Colorful display of characterPosted October 1, 2014
Middle school can be a challenging time for a student growing in mind and body.  There are pressures to fit in with the crowd, while at the same time, a child is starting to learn more about what makes him or her uniquely special as an individual.  Conscious of the need to nurture that development, the Howard L. Goff Middle School counselors have created colorful and conspicuous bulletin boards all students see upon entering school. Read more...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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, October 17:

The Taylor House Office is now accepting donations of boxed ziti and/or canned tomatoes for the upcoming ziti dinner on November 22 to benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington DC.  Items may be placed in the donation box in the Taylor House Office.  Thank you!

Buy a pink ribbon to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  Small ribbons are $1 and large ribbons are $5.  They will be hung in the hallway and all money goes to Team Lopez.

School Supplies for 2014-2015 School Year:

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BULLY FREE ZONE

The East Greenbush School District is dedicated to teaching tolerance and educating students and parents on the issues of bullying. Help us foster tolerance in our students in and out of school. More information and resources

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