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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.

Columbia Modified Wrestlers Honor Teachers – Posted February 4, 2016

Columbia modified wrestlers thanked their teachers at Howard L. Goff Middle School before their match against Bethlehem on Friday afternoon as part of the team’s 2nd annual Teacher Appreciation Day. 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.

Foreign Language Selection for 2016-17 – Posted February 1, 2016
Dear Parents of 6th Grade Students,

Today, your child received a letter in home base regarding their foreign language selection for the next school year. Please take a few minutes to review this letter with your child and have a conversation regarding which language they would like to enroll in for their 7th grade year. Please list their first and second choice and have your child return the completed form to their home base teachers. All selection sheets are due back to Howard L. Goff Middle School by February 12th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or your child's guidance counselor.

Thank you,
Mr. Grignon  
Principal, Howard L. Goff Middle School

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Posted January 20, 2016

Students from Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School participated in two events at Siena College’s MLK Lecture Series on Friday. Full story.

2016 WinterFest – Posted January 19, 2016

Hundreds of students, parents, staff and community members attended the 26th annual Winterfest on Saturday at Howard L. Goff Middle School. The all-day community event, which was hosted by the Transportation Department, included a pancake breakfast, a chili cook-off and various games and activities. Full story and photos.

Winter Safety Tips – Posted January 14, 2016
Due to the winter season, we are asking everyone to take an active role in ensuring that you and your students and visitors enjoy the winter season injury free. View safety tips.

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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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Today is a White Day. Listed below are the announcements for today, February 5:

Attention 7th Graders signed up to attend the Philadelphia Trip: Rooming sign-up sheets are due to the Blue House Office ASAP!

Attention StudentsYearbook Sale will be Monday, February 1st through March 4th. This is your only chance to purchase a yearbook this year. Cost is $20.00, check payments only.  Please see Ms. Hosier with questions.

Art Club will begin again on Tuesday, February 9th in the computer lab. Please sign up in advance.

Parents: If any of your children are missing items (jackets, lunchboxes, sweatshirts, shorts, sneakers, etc.), please have your child stop down to the Main Lobby to check the Lost and Found.

Click here to order your Goff Yearbook online. Use Yearbook ID Code: 10660016.

School Supplies for 2015-2016 School Year:

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