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Capital Region Rallies Around Public SchoolsPosted February 27, 2015
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Public education fought back Thursday evening amid passionate speeches, thunderous applause and bipartisan political support at the Capital Region’s Save Our Schools event at Colonie Central High School. Full story.

Video: Stand Up for Upstate SchoolsPosted February 27, 2015
New York State public schools have lost a combined $9.53 billion since 2009 because of the Gap Elimination Adjustment. It's time to stand up for our students. Video.

Four Columbia Wrestlers Go for State TitlesPosted February 26, 2015
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Four Columbia wrestlers will take center stage at Times Union Center this weekend in the NYSPHSAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The tournament starts Friday morning with preliminary rounds. Full story.

Robots Come to Life at ColumbiaPosted February 26, 2015
Patti Hannmann

Columbia students in the Modern Mechanisms technology class have built robots from LEGO sets, and utilized Bluetooth technology to control them remotely. Full story.

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Spring Fest Scheduled for May 19Posted February 24, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Fest and Craft Fair on Tuesday, May 19 from 3-7 p.m. at the Howard L. Goff Middle School. This large community event coincides with our district budget vote and has grown larger and larger each year. More information.

Annie Jr. Trailer Now AvailablePosted February 23, 2015
Check out the trailer for Annie Jr. The play comes to Genet Auditorium on February 27, February 28 and March 1. Video trailer.

Grounds Crew Battles Winter Weather - Posted February 20, 2015
Head Groundskeeper Rich Howland
On a cold winter night, with students fast asleep in their pajamas turned inside out and dreaming of a snow day, Head Groundskeeper Rich Howland is plowing snow at the District's schools. Full story.

Students Print in 3D - Posted February 19, 2015
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Red Mill Elementary students have been broadening their minds by learning about 3D printing this month. They have learned how a 3D printer is used, what kinds of objects it makes and have seen it in action. Full story.

Caring for Columbia’s Student AthletesPosted February 18, 2015
David Greene and Mary Anne Chylinski

At the end of the school day, the training room fills with student athletes who need muscles stretched, ankles taped and treatment to get them healthy and back on the field. The man who meets all of these needs is athletic trainer Sean Leggett. Full story.

District to Hold Budget Review MeetingsPosted February 17, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education will begin the budget deliberation process on Wednesday, March 4 with the first of three budget review sessions. Full story.

Chamber Orchestra FundraiserPosted February 17, 2015
Columbia's Chamber Orchestra will play at a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, February 28. Ticket information.

Department of Health Issues Measles AdvisoryPosted February 17, 2015 (updated February 19)
The New York State Department of Health has released a health advisory for measles prevention and control. While the District is not aware of any cases of the measles at this time, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to take necessary precautions to protect themselves. Full story.

Teacher’s Union Spreads Valentine’s Day CheerPosted February 16, 2015
David Greene and Mary Anne Chylinski

The East Greenbush Teachers Association (EGTA) delivered nearly 1,400 Valentine’s Day cards to the Rensselaer County Department of Aging for distribution to seniors this weekend. Full story.

Educational Forum to Address Public School Funding and Other IssuesPosted February 13, 2015
East Greenbush CSD employees, parents and community members are encouraged to attend an Educational Forum on February 26 at 7 p.m. at Colonie Central High School. The purpose of the event is to address the ongoing fiscal crisis confronting public schools, inform parents and advocate to our elected state representatives. More information.

Diana Prout Named NYS Master TeacherPosted February 12, 2015
Columbia chemistry teacher Diana Prout has been named a New York State Master Teacher. The Master Teacher Program selects the highest-performing K-12 educators in the state teaching STEM to engage in professional development, leadership workshops and to mentor early career teachers. Full story.

Goff Drama Club Presents Annie Jr.Posted February 12, 2015
Annie Jr. is coming to Genet Auditorium on February 27, February 28 and March 1. Ticket information.

Bell Top’s Sarah Lussier Named “Top Teacher” by Channel 13Posted February 11, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School first grade teacher Sarah Lussier was named "Top Teacher" in the Capital Region this week by Channel 13. Watch video.

Columbia Crowned Regional Science Olympiad Champions; Advance to State FinalsPosted February 11, 2015
Jack BiddlecombColumbia’s Science Olympiad Team continued its tradition of excellence by winning the Capital District Regional on Saturday at The College of Saint Rose. Columbia has won the regional tournament 22 of the last 23 years and advances to the state finals in Syracuse on March 13-14. Full story.

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Meaghan Almon playing Annie at a dress rehearsal for Goff Drama Club's performance of Annie Jr.

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