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Kindergarten pen pals meet Posted October 23, 2014
Students from Mrs. Jean Decker's Red Mill Kindergarten class spent Thursday morning getting to know their pen pals from Mrs. Nicole Maney's Green Meadow Kindergarten class. The two teachers have been doing the pen pal program for about the last two decades! They say it's a great way for students to get to know each other. Many of their former students still remember their pen pals by the time they get to high school! Students did various activities together today. Click here for photos...


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...


5th grade visits CooperstownUpdated October 17, 2014
Last Thursday, 5th grade Red Mill classes traveled to the Central Leatherstocking Region of New York and stopped in Cooperstown. While the village is best known as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field, it also boasts the Farmers' Museum, the Fenimore Art Museum, and beautiful views of Otsego Lake. Students traveled to some of those locations, and had a fantastic time!

Free and Reduced-Price Meal applications deadlineUpdated October 17, 2014
Students that are currently enrolled in the Free and Reduced Price Meal program, but have not completed an application for the 2014-15 school year, must complete and return that application by today, Friday, October 17.  Students will no longer receive free or reduced price meals if a new application is not completed and received by the deadline.  If you have any questions or require any help completing the application, please call the Food Service Office at (518) 207-2474, or (518) 207-2160.


Fire crews visit Red Mill Posted October 15, 2014
Friday, the Clinton Heights Fire Department stopped by the Red Mill School to talk fire safety with students. They got to check out the fire trucks, and also learned important lessons to keep them and their families safe! Click here for more photos.

Citizenship in action Posted October 9, 2014
Red Mill School had its first official character education assembly this week. Students learned about a different character trait every month, and October is all about citizenship. Some examples included listening to teachers, being a good friend, and following school rules. Safety was a key focus for today's message. Some students even contributed from the "VIP classes:" Ms. Krawczyk's first-grade and Ms. Slagen's fourth-grade classes. Lunch monitors will nominate a VIP class for having exceptional lunchroom manners and behaviors. Thanks to Mrs. Mahar for the photo!


Searching for Odyssey of the Mind membersPosted October 6, 2014
Are you a creative, artistic, and humorous person?  Do you enjoy building anddesigning new things?  Are you quick to think of a joke or clever idea?  Are you a problem solver?  Do you enjoy a challenge?  Are you a team player?
If any of these describe you, consider joining Odyssey of the Mind.  The program is open to all EGCSD students in grades K-12 and is fully funded by the district.  Odyssey of the Mind runs from the fall until the regional competition held on March 7th.  Please join us for an informational meeting Oct 22th at 6pm in the Genet auditorium. For more information about the program visit For other questions, please contact the District coordinator for Odyssey of the Mind, Ms. Sarah Hurley, at If you participated last year, you do not need to attend the meeting.  However, please email Ms. Hurley to register you and your team.


STARS shine on the local newsPosted October 6, 2014
Senior citizens in the East Greenbush Central School District shine in our classrooms every day. On Sunday night, they shone throughout the entire Capital District! Read more...


Thursday at Red MillPosted October 2, 2014
The Rensselaer Elks give dictionaries to third-grade spelling scholars, Mr. Brownell's "energy police" roam the halls to make sure lights and computers are off when no one is using them, Mrs. O'Brien's students study STEM by making roller coasters, and chicken nugget day makes for a happy cafeteria! View photos...


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...


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...


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...

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...

Asbestos Abatement Projects Scheduled for Summer - Posted June 18, 2014
The summer will be a busy time around the district with asbestos abatement projects scheduled at all schools, with the exception of Columbia High School. The abatement is happening at these locations as a result of security ehnancement and re-construction purposes. Read more...


Implementing the Common Core Standards


Music teacher Mrs. Nagy leads Red Mill students during a song at a recent morning assembly.