Lifesaving Blood Donated at Columbia – Posted October 2, 2015

Columbia students rolled up their sleeves and got to work saving lives on Thursday at the school’s annual Fall Blood Drive. Full story.

Third Grade Students Receive New Dictionaries from Elks Lodge – Posted September 30, 2015

Each third grade student at Genet Elementary School and Red Mill Elementary School received a new dictionary this week, courtesy of the Elks Lodge.

Three Columbia Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program – Posted September 29, 2015

Three Columbia students scored in the top 5% nationally for the 2014 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Full story.

Bennett Kelvin Nominated for Statewide School Psychologist Award – Posted September 28, 2015

Bennett Kelvin was recently nominated for the New York Association of School Psychologists School Practitioner of the Year Award, representing districts in Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties. Full story.

Matthew Beattie Wins Goff Apple Race – Posted September 28, 2015

More than 65 students and staff participated in Howard L. Goff Middle School’s annual Apple Race on Thursday afternoon. Full story.

Helping Our Homeless – Posted September 25, 2015

Two fourth grade students at Green Meadow Elementary School have committed a random act of kindness for an often ignored part of society. Full story.

Former D.A.R.E. and School Resource Officer Retires from Local Police Force – Posted September 25, 2015

Police officer who taught D.A.R.E. and secured funding for school safety initiatives, retired Thursday. Full story.

Q&A: New School Kitchens – Posted September 24, 2015

We sat down with Food Service Manager Phyllis Sanford-Krug to learn more about the kitchen renovations completed this past summer. Full story.

District to Sell Gas Stove – Posted September 23, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District is now accepting bids for a surplus gas stove. More information.

Free National Park Passes for 4th Graders– Posted September 23, 2015

The National Park Service is giving out free park passes to 4th grade students and their teachers this school year through the Every Kid in a Park program. Full story.

Paula Sobol Named Special Educator of the Year – Posted September 22, 2015

Paula Sobol, who teaches Red Mill's Grade 3-5 Communication Skills class, was named Special Educator of the Year by the East Greenbush Special Needs Parent Support Group. Full story.

3rd Annual Barrett Memorial Run Scheduled for October 24 – Posted September 21, 2015

The District is hosting the 3rd annual Barrett Memorial Run at Columbia High School on October 24, which honors the late Dennis Barrett who taught social studies for more than 30 years. Full story.

District Wins Statewide Communication Award – Posted September 21, 2015
East Greenbush CSD received an award from the New York School Public Relations Association last week. The award was given for Excellence in Writing for the story “Columbia Alumna Stars as TV Weatherperson.” Full story.

Columbia Students Take a Stand – Posted September 18, 2015

Columbia students are taking a stand for their fellow classmates. Throughout the school year, they will participate in leadership and tolerance training. Full story.

DPS Unveils 2015-16 School Flag – Posted September 18, 2015

DPS unveiled its 2015-16 school flag at its Character Education Assembly on Friday afternoon. The flag was designed by Kendra Lownsbury last year when she was a fifth grader at DPS.

Redesigned PSAT/SAT Launch This Year – Posted September 17, 2015
The redesigned PSAT and SAT have changes that include fewer questions with greater focus on analysis of content and no penalty for wrong answers. Columbia's Guidance office will be making presentations to students next week and will also email parents. Read more.

Schools Practice Bus Safety – Posted September 16, 2015

The District’s Transportation Department held its first school bus safety drill of the year this week. Full story.

East Greenbush Schools Accepting Volunteers – Posted September 16, 2015

Is education important to you? Do you like working with kids, teens or young adults? If so, consider volunteering at one of the District’s seven schools. More information.

Columbia Athletics Raises $3,500 for Ovarian Cancer Research – Posted September 14, 2015

More than 300 people from the Columbia Athletics community participated in the 14th annual Teal Ribbon Run on Sunday in Albany’s Washington Park, raising more than $3,500 for ovarian cancer research. Full story.

Genet Elementary School Unveils New Sign – Posted September 14, 2015

A new sign was unveiled in front of Citizen Edmond Genet Elementary School on Friday evening as part of the school’s 75th anniversary. Full story and photos.

Columbia Athletics Honors Local First Responders – Posted September 14, 2015

Columbia High School Athletics honored local EMS, fire and police departments at Friday’s football game in remembrance of 9/11.

School Year Opens with Building Improvements – Posted September 10, 2015

All seven schools had construction this summer, including new floors, ceilings and lights; renovated kitchens; and asbestos abatement. Full story and photos.

Photos: First Day of School – Posted September 9, 2015

Students couldn’t contain their excitement as they bounded off school buses and began the new school year. View photo gallery.

Open House for Grades 7 and 8 Rescheduled to October 8 – Posted September 9, 2015
Open House for Grades 7 and 8 has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Goff Middle School so as not to conflict with Columbia High School's Open House. Open House for Grade 6 will remain on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m.

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