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Calendar Changes Due to Snow Days Posted March 31 (Updated from March 13)
East Greenbush CSD will be in session on the following dates due to snow days: April 1, April 2 and May 26. Should the District have an additional snow day, May 22 will change from a recess day to an in-session day. Full story.

What the NYS Budget Means for East Greenbush CSD Posted March 31, 2015
A budget framework was agreed upon between the governor, assembly and senate early Monday morning, which greatly affects public schools throughout the state. Full story.

District Offers Yoga Class to Community Posted March 31, 2015
Back by popular demand, the East Greenbush Central School District’s Continuing Education Program is offering weekly yoga classes beginning Thursday, April 16 in the Red Mill Elementary small gymnasium. Full story.

Career and Technical Education Students Excel at Regional Competition Posted March 30, 2015
Three Columbia students won medals and three others earned certificates at the 2015 SkillsUSA regional competition on March 18 in Schenectady, N.Y. Full story.

Green Meadow Students Donate to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Posted March 30, 2015
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Fourth grade students at Green Meadow Elementary School donated dog food and other supplies to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society on Saturday. Full story.

Columbia Shirts on Sale Posted March 28, 2015
Columbia shirtColumbia's Student Council is selling short- and long-sleeved shirts until April 2. More information.

Sam Foglia Begins Recipe for Success Posted March 27, 2015
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Columbia senior Sam Foglia has always loved cooking – whether it’s buffalo chicken wing dip or crème brulee. Now she’s getting the opportunity to work in a commercial kitchen during a two-week internship at the high school. Full story.

Elementary Students Present Research at STEM Learning Fair Posted March 27, 2015
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Students turned into teachers Thursday evening at Genet Elementary School’s STEM Learning Fair. Full story.

Goff Middle School Wins Science Olympiad Regional; Advances to State Championship Posted March 26, 2015
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The Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Hudson Valley Regional Championship on Saturday and will advance to the New York State Championship on April 17 and 18. Full story.

Andrea Neiman Named Educator of the Year by Rensselaer County YMCAPosted March 26, 2015
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Columbia High School art teacher Andrea Neiman received the Educator of the Year award from the Rensselaer County YMCA at its Outstanding Student and Educators awards breakfast on Wednesday. Full story.

Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Announced Posted March 25, 2015
Save the date for the District's 13th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, May 2. The event is open to the public. More information.

Grandparents and Special Friends Visit Red Mill Posted March 25, 2015
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Red Mill Elementary School opened its doors and welcomed families for its annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day last Thursday. View photos on Facebook.

Education Foundation Gala Raises $6,500 for Students Posted March 25, 2015
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The East Greenbush Education Foundation raised more than $6,500 for student enrichment opportunities at its annual gala Friday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Full story.

Bailey Tator Wins First Place at Saratoga Art ShowPosted March 24, 2015
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Sixth grader Bailey Tator won first place at the National Museum of Racing’s juried art show “Horsing Around with the Arts” Wednesday evening in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Tator won the blue ribbon and a gift card from a group of about 60 students in grades 3-7 from the Capital Region.

Science Students Visit Mobile Lab Posted March 20, 2015
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Columbia students took a science field trip on Thursday, but didn’t get farther than the high school parking lot. That’s because the lab they visited was on wheels. Full story.

Children’s Book Author Visits Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School Posted March 20, 2015
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Children’s book author Michael Arndt spent the day working with students at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School on Friday. Full story.

Quinnipiac Poll Shows Disapproval of Governor Cuomo’s Education Policies Posted March 20, 2015
A Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday shows strong disapproval of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s education policies. According to the poll, 63% of New Yorkers disapproved of the governor’s policies while only 28% approved. Full story.

Professional Musician to Play Concert with Columbia Band Posted March 19, 2015
Dr. Ray Ricker, professor emeritus of saxophone at the Eastman School of Music and clarinetist with the Rochester Philharmonic, will spend two days teaching and performing with students at Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School. The residency will culminate with a concert on March 26. Full story.

Columbia's Melissa Gleason Named “Top Teacher” by Channel 13 Posted March 18, 2015
Columbia High School special education teacher Melissa Gleason was named Channel 13’s Top Teacher of the Week today. Watch the news story.

End the Gap Elimination Adjustment Posted March 18, 2015
Have you heard about the Gap Elimination Adjustment? It’s an important topic in New York State’s public school discussion. Since its inception in 2010, it has cost the District more than $18 million. Learn the facts.

Bell Top Principal Featured in Education Report Posted March 17, 2015
Bell Top Elementary School Principal Jim McHugh was featured in an educational guidance report published by the New York State Head Start Collaboration and New York State Association for the Education of Young Children in February. Full story.

Columbia Science Olympiad Team Wins State Tournament; Advances to Nationals Posted March 16, 2015
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Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad Team won the New York State tournament Saturday at LeMoyne College in Syracuse and will advance to the national tournament on May 15 and 16 at the University of Nebraska. Full story.

A Career Worth Driving For Posted March 16, 2015
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From the first time a parent lets go of their child’s hand and nudges them onto the school bus to each and every afternoon when kids bound safely off the bus to go home, an extraordinary amount of responsibility is felt by the District’s bus drivers. Full story.

Lip Sync Event Raises Money for Genet PTO Posted March 13, 2015
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Students from Genet Elementary School performed at their annual Lip Sync event last Friday to raise more than $1,700 for the school's PTO. Full story.

Calendar Changes Due to Snow Days Posted March 13, 2015
East Greenbush CSD will be in session on the following dates due to snow days: April 1, April 2 and May 26. Should the District have an additional snow day, May 22 will change from a recess day to an in-session day. Full story.

Math Students Celebrate Pi Day Posted March 13, 2015
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Math students across the District celebrated Pi Day with a variety of activities earlier this week. Pi (π), which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is observed on March 14 each year as the number begins with the digits 3.14. Full story and photos.

Genet Elementary Wins Local Math Competition Posted March 12, 2015
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Genet Elementary School won an online math competition aligned to Common Core Standards last week. Of the 13 total classes that participated, Genet Elementary took the top five spots. Full story.

Red Mill Students Win Odyssey of the Mind Regional; Advance to State Tournament Posted March 11, 2015
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A team of students from Red Mill Elementary won first place at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on Saturday and will advance to the state tournament on April 11 at Binghamton University. Seven other teams from the District placed in the top six for their respective categories. Full story.

The Most Important Meal of the Day Gets Easier Posted March 9, 2015
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The East Greenbush CSD has enhanced its food service program by adding a mobile food kiosk for breakfast in both Goff Middle School and Genet Elementary School. Full story.

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