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District taking proactive approach to digital harassment, bullyingPosted October 31, 2014
It is an unmistakable reality that young people now carry and use cell phones.  They bring them to school and use them in their free time.  However, there are serious consequences that come with constant connectivity to the digital world.  As a result, the East Greenbush Central School District is taking a proactive approach to educate our students about the choices and consequences of digital communications. Read more...

 

Mr. Sawchuk shaves head for charity, promise to studentsPosted October 31, 2014
That's dedication! CHS principal Mr. John Sawchuk shaves his head as a promise to students if they contributed 1,200 items in one day for the needy. They did, and he held his word! He admits he was "a little nervous." Students give back every year for charity; this year, they're competing against several other Capital Region high schools in the WGNA-FM "Hunger Games" competition. If CHS wins by giving the most, the school is entitled to win a party at the Flight Trampoline Park in Albany and a screening of the recent "Hunger Games" movie. CHS, however, will present that prize to special needs students.

 

Red Mill students support local charityPosted October 30, 2014
It’s a sea of pink at the Hampton Manor elementary school.  Red Mill students attending Greenbush Child Caring are raising money for HopeClub of the Capital Region.  Each day as students arrive and leave for the day, they've been selling items to promote awareness for breast cancer. Read more...

 

Running in to the school yearPosted October 30, 2014
The Bell Top Running Club meets for fun and fitness on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings before school throughout the fall and spring seasons. Due to construction, we have been training by running the perimeter of the playground. An average of 90 third, fourth, and fifth grade students participate each morning. Second graders are invited to join. Our PTO sponsors a charm incentive program which motivates the children toward reaching their endurance goals while reinforcing valuable character education skills. Many of our runners participated in the recent Barrett Memorial Run; one of our second-grade boys claimed students claimed first place in the second-grade boys category. We look forward to training for the Freihofer Junior Run and the Bob Smith Memorial Run on our new field in the spring. Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged to join us! Contact the Physical Education department at the Bell Top school for more information.

 

Genet Student Council raises money, awareness for breast cancerPosted October 29, 2014
Student Council representatives at the Citizen Genet Elementary School thought they would sell 50 Candy Grams last year.  500 later, they’re setting their sights on another fantastic year!  While there are only a few days left to purchase Candy Grams, the sweet message is what motivates these students to continue. Read more...

 

Seventy-five years in NassauPosted October 29, 2014
"I'd gladly go back any day, and know I'd fit right in!" The words from the Donald P. Sutherland School Song never sung so true! The Nassau elementary school was filled last night with special visitors and seventy-five years worth of stories held dear. Please visit our Facebook page to see more photos from a wonderful evening!

 

DPS prepares for diamond anniversaryPosted October 28, 2014
Students and their families are sharing plenty of excitement for the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School. A celebration is planned for tonight, Tuesday, October 28. Read more... 

 

One miraculous journey!Posted October 24, 2014
One of the other dolls in the shop told Edward Tulane, "If you have no intention of loving or being loved, then the whole journey is pointless."  But, students at the Bell Top Elementary School sure did love The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane!  From Kindergarteners to fifth graders, everyone read the book together in school.  They finished Friday with a special Final Touch assembly and an even more special visit. Read more...

 

A heartwarming homecomingPosted October 21, 2014
"I never thought my daughter would be attending a homecoming dance," said Amy Severson. "We were told she would probably never walk or talk." But what happened Saturday night made a tremendous difference in the life of a special needs student and her family – a difference that will inspire you, and will not soon be forgotten. Read more...

 

 

Good Morning Red Mill!Posted October 20, 2014
There’s no disputing the ratings here.  The number one morning news program at Red Mill Elementary School is on WRMS-TV!  Several days a week, students split up responsibilities to put the school’s news on the air.  It’s much like a professional newsroom and television set.  At a quarter after 9:00 sharp, the camera goes on and students share in the story of their classmates. Read more...

 

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...

 

Homecoming excitement at CHSPosted October 17, 2014
There's something spirited in the air at Columbia High School! Friday night, the Blue Devils will take on Bethlehem for the homecoming football game! All week, students have been getting ready for the big event, and sharing their love for their school together. Read more...

 

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...

 

CHS, WGNA-FM ask students to remember needyPosted October 10, 2014
It has become much more than a tradition at Columbia High School.  Students have taken personally the call to action to help the less fortunate around the holidays.  Last year, high-school principal Mr. John Sawchuk asked students daily, “did you remember?”  You may remember the answer; they did remember – with 78 boxes full of canned goods and other items which benefited local charities. Read more...

 

Superintendent of Schools seeks input on budgetPosted September 25, 2014
While the date of the District budget vote may be eight months away, discussion with our community is critical in arriving at a final spending plan for our schools and students. In the coming weeks, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angela M. Nagle will be traveling to each building to ascertain opinions, questions, and concerns from the public for the 2015-2016 budget.  We hope you attend the meetings to share your thoughts with us. Read more...

 

Cashing in on Box TopsPosted September 22, 2014
We’re calling for Box Tops, and you’re helping us!  This week, an East Greenbush family sent a large sum of Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education to contribute! Read more...

 

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...

 

Tax bills mailed Wednesday - Posted September 9, 2014
School tax bills will be mailed to District residents this week, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  The tax collection period is September 10, 2014 to October 10, 2014, without payment of a penalty. Read more...

 

Continuing Education registration open - Posted August 15, 2014
The EGCSD Continuing Education program is offered to our community in keeping with the District’s philosophy of School and Community Working Together. Course schedules and descriptions are now posted on the Continuing Education page of our website, as well as information regarding registration. Read more...

 

District releases school tax bill information - Posted August 14, 2014
The East Greenbush Central School District has announced that the District's school tax bills will be mailed to District residents on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.  The tax collection period is September 10, 2014 to October 10, 2014, without payment of a penalty. 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...


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PICTURE OF THE WEEK

It may not be a picture from this week, but our Picture of the Week celebrates 75 Years of the Donald P. Sutherland School in Nassau! In this throwback, students and teachers enjoy outdoor activities.

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