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Calendar Changes Due to Unused Emergency Closings – Re-Posted May 26 (Posted May 23, 2016)
All schools will be closed Thursday, May 26 through Tuesday, May 31 due to unused emergency closing days this year. Schools will re-open on June 1. View calendar.

10 Columbia Student Athletes Sign College Commitments – Posted May 26, 2016

Ten standout student athletes signed commitments on Wednesday afternoon at a press conference in the school auditorium to play college sports in the fall. Full story.

Genet School Nurse Honored by Times Union – Posted May 26, 2016

Genet Elementary School Nurse Meg Condo was selected as one of the top 25 nurses in the Capital Region by the Albany Times Union in its “Salute to Nurses” edition earlier this month. Full story.

Changes to STAR Tax Exemption – Posted May 25, 2016
As a result of recent law changes, some homeowners will receive a STAR check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption. The amount of your benefit will be the same regardless of how you receive it. More information.

Columbia Artwork Selected for High School Regional Art Exhibition – Posted May 25, 2016

Columbia senior Amelie Hild and sophomore Anne Cass both had artwork selected for the 17th annual High School Regional Juried Art Exhibition at The Albany Center Gallery this spring. Full story.

An Entertaining Way to Learn Character Education – Posted May 25, 2016

Students at Green Meadow and Red Mill clapped and sang along as they learned about kindness, respect and tolerance from Johnny the K. Full story.

Goff Spirit Week – Posted May 25, 2016

Students showed their school spirit at Howard L. Goff Middle School last week by taking part in activities and dressing up in themed costumes each day. Full story.

Cosmetology Student Advances to National Championship – Posted May 24, 2016

Columbia senior Alyssa Casatelli advanced to the SkillsUSA National Championships for cosmetology with a second-place finish in the state tournament. Full story.

Columbia Places 16th at Science Olympiad National Championships – Posted May 23, 2016

Columbia High School’s Science Olympiad team placed 16th in the national championships this weekend at the University of Wisconsin Stout. Full story.

Red Mill Donates $1,300 to Veteran Support Group – Posted May 23, 2016

Red Mill Elementary School raised more than $1,300 to donate to Rebuilding Warriors as part of its second annual Character Education Walk on Friday morning. Full story.

Bell Top Accepting “Wall of Fame” Nominees – Posted May 23, 2016

Bell Top Elementary School is now accepting nominations for the annual Bell Ringers Wall of Fame. Full story.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Named at Columbian Awards Ceremony – Posted May 23, 2016

Seniors Parth Bhide and Noah Schwenzfeier highlighted the 2016 Columbian Awards on Thursday morning as they were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Full story.

DPS Student Battles Diabetes on His Bike – Posted May 20, 2016

For the second year in a row, DPS fourth grader John Bouzy will ride his bicycle in the Tour de Cure, a 10-mile bike ride to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Full story.

District Raises $3,100 for Brain Cancer Research – Posted May 20, 2016

An EGCSD Community Team raised approximately $3,100 for brain cancer research by participating in the Team Billy Ride and Walk for Research on Sunday in Saratoga Springs. Full story.

Schedule Changes for Continuing Education Yoga Class – Posted May 20, 2016
Due to school closings and building conflicts, there will be no Thursday Yoga classes on May 26 and June 2. The final two classes for this year will be on June 9 and June 16. Thank you for a great year and we hope to see you in the Fall.

Bell Top Field Day – Posted May 19, 2016

Bell Top Elementary students competed in a number of track and field events at their annual Field Day on Tuesday. Full story.

Green Meadow Field Day – Posted May 19, 2016

Fourth grader Carter Norton and third grader Kennedy Ring won the 300 meter Coaches Cup at Field Day on Tuesday. Full story.

District Receives School Safety Excellence Award – Posted May 19, 2016
For the 13th consecutive year, East Greenbush Central School District has received the School Safety Excellence Award from Utica National Insurance Group. Full story.

EGTA Announces 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients – Posted May 19, 2016

The East Greenbush Teachers Association is proud to announce its recipients, Meghan Farley and Julia Marino, for the 2016 EGTA scholarship awards. Full story.

Budget Vote and Two Bus Propositions Passed by Voters – Posted May 17, 2016
East Greenbush Central School District residents passed a $90,133,002 budget for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday. This budget represents a 2.21% increase in spending over the current year's budget and will result in a 1.92% tax levy increase for district residents. View results.

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