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Local fall fruit a sweet and healthy treatPosted September 29, 2014
An apple a day may really keep the doctor away! The East Greenbush Central School District is proud to partner with Goold Orchards in Schodack to providing locally grown fresh apples to students. 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...

 

New teachers settle in to school yearPosted September 24, 2014
Three full weeks in to the school year, students are starting to master the routines of their days.  They’re completing their homework, participating in clubs, and giving their all at practice.  Similarly, their teachers have been taking to their tasks, especially those new to education and the East Greenbush Central School District.  We thought you might like to get to know one of them, and see what their students see each day they arrive for class. Read more...

 

Memorial run to honor former teacher, coachPosted September 23, 2014
Dennis Barrett was a familiar face around the halls of the East Greenbush Central School District buildings for at least twenty years.  He was a social studies teacher, cross country coach, and friend to many students and staff members.  After his retirement and passing several years ago, the school community had hoped for a way to honor his memory and make a positive difference in his name. 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...

Tweet with us!Posted September 22, 2014
A little bird told us more people were tweeting for news and information.  So, the East Greenbush Central School District has taken to Twitter!  We hope it gives you one more way to connect with the District when you're on the go. Read more...

 

High school trip informationPosted September 17, 2014
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Class of 2018 will be sponsoring a bus trip to New York City.  The cost of the trip is $40 per person and only includes transportation.  Other details can be found on the attached flyer and registration form. Please spread the word about the trip!  The deadline to return your registration form and payment is Friday, October 3, 2014.  All are welcome!

 

Honorary captain, funds raised for ALS at Friday football gamePosted September 17, 2014
On Friday, September 5, 2014 the Columbia Athletic program and football team recognized Mr. Michael Britt as the team’s Honorary Captain. Mr. Britt is a current ALS patient. Read more...

 

Teal ribbons 5K runPosted September 17, 2014
On Sunday, September 14, 2014 the Columbia Athletic Family, athletes, coaches and parents participated in the 13th Annual Teal Ribbon 5K Run. Read more...

 

High honors for athletic departmentPosted September 17, 2014
This summer, the Columbia High School Athletic Department and Athletic Director, Michael Leonard, accept an award recognizing the Columbia Athletic Department with the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award. 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...

 

An easier way to purchase lunchPosted September 12, 2014
Buying a delicious and balanced meal in the East Greenbush Central School District is as simple as ever!  No more lost lunch money; MySchoolBucks is a program which allows families to pre-pay for meals.  We know you have busy lives, and we want to help make them a little easier! Read more...

 

Students reflect on anniversary of terrorist attacksPosted September 11, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, students at the Howard L. Goff Middle School and Columbia High School honored our country and remembered the sacrifice given by those who serve to protect it. On the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which shook and saddened our nation, Goff Principal Mr. Matthew Sloane urged students to hold dear their freedoms. "When we send our citizens overseas to defend our freedom, it's for you," he said. "You have endless possibilities and endless choices. Don't take advantage of it. We should always remember that on this day, and be grateful. If you fall down, get up, and be stronger."

 

Far-away visitors share culture and values with classPosted September 10, 2014
Their message was simple: own your spirit and yourself!  They are values the Navajo People hold close, and two guest speakers to Ms. Andrea Neiman’s Columbia High School art classes shared them Wednesday. 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...

 

Eagle Scout project honors passed CHS studentsPosted September 8, 2014
We salute the scout! Matt Giordano is a 10th grader at Columbia; his Eagle Scout project honors the memories of former students gone too soon. Matt's job was to clean-up and landscape the Memorial Garden area near the East Greenbush Community Library and the YMCA. The garden is dedicated to students who passed away while attending Columbia High School. CHS principal John Sawchuk gave Matt the project, and he did a fantastic job! Weare proud and thankful for what he's done. All of the landscaping materials, shrubs, and a tree were donated to Matt’s Troop, 522, by Beckers Farm.

 

Clip those Box Tops!Posted September 8, 2014
Did you know that many of the products in your kitchen can help our school community make valuable investments in the classroom? Read more...

 

Fundraiser to support Goff students - Posted September 5, 2014
Make money for your school community simply by sitting in the driver’s seat!  The East Greenbush Central School District is partnering with Armory Chrysler for a Drive for the Kids® Fundraiser.  It supports the Howard L. Goff Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization, which invests in programs and projects to enrich a student’s experience in grades 6-8.  Read more...

 

Welcome back! – Posted September 4, 2014
Another year! Students in grades 1-12 returned to the buildings of the East Greenbush Central School District Thursday! Read more...

 

What's happening at school this week – Posted September 3, 2014
Before we welcome students back from summer vacation, it has been a busy time in all the school buildings of the East Greenbush Central School District! Read more...

 

Transportation department gears up for start of school – Posted September 2, 2014
On Tuesday, WTEN reporter Trishna Begam visited the D. Jack Hedden-Raymond H. Werking, Sr. Transportation Center to speak with our staff about procedures and safety measures it takes before going on runs for the first day of school. The District also offered reminders to parents as the buses begin to run again. Read more...

 

Honoring 40 years of service Posted September 2, 2014
We just love her. At the Superintendent's Conference for staff members this morning, Dr. Angela Nagle honored (and surprised) our benefits clerk Mrs. Linda Mayville for 40 years of dedicated service to the East Greenbush Central School District. You may see Mrs. Mayville at the central office or jogging through town. Either way, she always has a smile on her face and is one of the warmest people you could ever be lucky enough to meet. She inspires us, and we salute her!

 

A "fresh" startPosted August 28, 2014
About 300 students officially began their first year of studies at Columbia High School Thursday with a Freshman Orientation program. Read more...

 

CHS graduate serving overseas named "Hometown Hero" Posted August 27, 2014
If you listen to WGNA-FM 107.7 or Pop Crush 105.7, you might have heard Eric Nardacci's name.

Eric is a 2000 graduate of Columbia High School serving our country as a member of the United States Air Force in the Middle East. He was selected as a Hometown Hero! Read more...

 

 

A breakfast for championsPosted August 27, 2014
It’s a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But now, we’re making it better and more accessible at the Howard L. Goff Middle School! Read more...

 

Spicing up lunchPosted August 25, 2014
The recipe for success is all in the ingredients!  To make your child’s school day more balanced, healthier, and tastier, the food service program is spicing up lunch with a new addition to the high school and middle school cafeterias! Read more...

 

Congratulations, graduate!Posted August 22, 2014
On Friday, August 22, Brianna Andres celebrated her graduation from Columbia High School! She received her diploma from Mr. John Sawchuk, CHS principal, with her family looking on. Please join us in wishing Brianna all the best as she embarks on her life's next journey!

Year begins on bright note, electricity costs savedPosted August 21, 2014
Seven years, $2.7 million saved!  Despite record cold this past winter, and blistering heat several days this summer, the East Greenbush Central School District has turned down its energy expenditures.  In doing so, hopes to continue saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in the school year soon to begin. 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...

 

Welcome Back community letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela NaglePosted August 15, 2014
East Greenbush Central School District superintendent Dr. Angela M. Nagle welcomes back students and families to another school year. She also explains what's been happening during the summer months in an effort to better serve you. 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...

Freshman orientation informationPosted August 7, 2014
Columbia High School will welcome incoming Freshmen on Thursday, August 28, 2014 with our annual orientation program.  This program is designed to familiarize 9th Grade students with the world of high school and lay the foundation for a successful first year at Columbia. The agenda consists of a full day of activities including an introduction of student leaders, staff, and administrators as well as breakout sessions and tours.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Columbia High School auditorium and ends at approximately 1:00 p.m., with a class barbeque near the football field. Parents are welcome but not mandated to come. There will be an informational session for parents who do attend.

New school immunization requirementsPosted July 29, 2014
The NYS Department of Health has updated immunization requirements for school attendance to be consistent with the most current national standards.  There are no new, added vaccines for school entry.  However, the number of doses required and the time between doses at minimum intervals has changed.  The goal is to help reduce the prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough or measles. Read more...

CHS Welcome Back NewsletterPosted July 29, 2014
As the summer winds down, it's time to start thinking about returning to school in almost one month's time! Here's everything you need to know from Principal John Sawchuk in his Welcome Back Newsletter. Read more...

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Students in Mrs. Schermerhorn's class are excited that the Donald P. Sutherland School officially celebrates its 75th year in October! This photo comes from the school building on Monday, September 29.

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