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Grandparents and Special Friends Visit Red Mill Posted March 25, 2015
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Red Mill Elementary School opened its doors and welcomed families for its annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day last Thursday. View photos on Facebook.

Red Mill Students Win Odyssey of the Mind Regional; Advance to State Tournament Posted March 11, 2015
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A team of students from Red Mill Elementary won first place at the NYS Odyssey of the Mind regional competition on Saturday and will advance to the state tournament on April 11 at Binghamton University. Full story.

A Practical Approach to Eating Healthier Posted March 5, 2015
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Check out recommendations from the USDA to encourage healthy eating - plus some fun and healthy food ideas for St. Patrick's Day. Full story.

Orientation Meeting for Incoming 6th Grade ParentsPosted March 2, 2015
Howard L. Goff Middle School is hosting its annual Sixth Grade Orientation Meeting this Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. If you have not already returned your parent articulation form to your child’s elementary school, please bring the form to the middle school that evening. We look forward to meeting you and sharing information about our school, schedules and opportunities for your child’s upcoming middle school experience.

Students Celebrates the 100th Day of School - Posted February 25, 2015
Red Mill students work with 3D printer
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Students Print in 3D - Posted February 19, 2015
Red Mill students work with 3D printer
Red Mill Elementary students have been broadening their minds by learning about 3D printing this month. They have learned how a 3D printer is used, what kinds of objects it makes and have seen it in action. Full story.

Diversity and Acceptance Headline Character Education Assembly - Posted February 13, 2015
Image from Character Education Assembly held on December 23
Diversity and acceptance were celebrated by Red Mill students during their Character Education assembly on Friday. Full story and photos.

Kindergarten Registration RescheduledPosted February 3, 2015
Fall 2015 kindergarten registration has been rescheduled for Red Mill to Thursday, February 26 at 9:30-11:00 a.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

2015 WinterFest - Posted January 9, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD recently announced that the 2015 WinterFest has been scheduled for January 16th, 17th & 18th. This year's events will include a free concert on Friday night, the annual WinterFest with fireworks on Saturday, and Rock ní Bowl on Sunday. Please see our flyer for complete details and event locations. WinterFest/Rock n' Bowl Flyer

Character Education Assembly - Posted January 2, 2015
Image from Character Education Assembly held on December 23
On December 23, Red Mill held its monthly character education assembly. Mrs. Hayes's fourth grade class and Mrs. Ret's kindergarten class were recognized as being the VIP class of the month. Read more...

Grinch day Posted December 22, 2014
Mr. Grinch may be a mean one, but even he turned around in the end! First-grade students at Red Mill turned Hampton Manor in to Whoville Friday with various classroom activities. View more photos...

Big man on campus Posted December 19, 2014
"Thumbs up" for Santa when he entered Mrs. Christine Dushensky's third-grade class this week!

Gymnastics unit in P.E. Posted December 9, 2014
It's one of the favorite units in the elementary Physical Education curriculum! Third-grade students swing between gymnastics stations in Mr. Daryl Steverson and Mr. Mark Welge's Red Mill class. Click here for photos...

Grade 4 Concert Posted December 5, 2014
Fourth graders filled the halls with beautiful music for the Holiday Chorus Concert this past Tuesday. The classes of Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Mahar, and Ms. Slagen were led by Mrs. Nagy in a wonderful concert of favorite holiday sing-a-longs, like Jingle Bells, as well as some new beautiful holiday songs, like Decorate the Tree.

Cyber bullying focus of grades 4, 5 assembly Posted December 4, 2014
Fourth and fifth graders together from across all five schools of the District came together to hear about the risks of constant contact to the digital world.  Mr. John Kelly, a former school resource officer from the Saratoga Springs City School District who is currently working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, directed an hour-long discussion with students Thursday about staying safe online.  Read more...

Warm hands and heartsPosted November 25, 2014
Gale Lossow and Sandy Yager from the Cause Home Bureau stopped at DPS and Red Mill today to donate hats and gloves for students. DPS School Nurse Sarah Tacy will hold on to them for students who may need those articles of clothing, or even those who may have forgotten their own at home on a chilly day. Thank you to the Cause Home Bureau for thinking of our students!

Charlotte's Web on stagePosted November 19, 2014
We know Wilbur and Charlotte like they're members of the family. This week, the well-known characters were on stage at Genet as students K-2 across the District watch the classic "Charlotte's Web" performed.

Honoring our veterans Posted November 12, 2014
On Monday, the Red Mill school community gathered to recognize and celebrate Veterans Day.  The gymnasium was crowded with students, staff, veterans, and special guests.  The assembly consisted of the first graders singing "This Land is Our Land," as well as songs from the fifth grade chorus. Mrs. O'Brien's third grade class performed the traditional glad folding; students from Ms. Slagen's fourth grade class and Mrs. Dunne's second grade class honored veterans with an poem and narratives about the positive character traits of a veteran.  Mr. David Howell, retired veteranand fifth grade parent, expressed his gratitude to the Red Mill family for the celebration and recognition of those who have served our country.  It was a poignant and meaningful address to all.

Over the net Posted November 7, 2014
Competition on the court. Red Mill staff pictured below competed in a volleyball tournament against teams from Bell Top, Green Meadow, Genet, Goff, and Columbia. Mrs. Dushensky sent in this picture of the Red Mill Rookies!

Emergency Go-Home Drill scheduled Friday Posted November 6, 2014
An annual early dismissal is scheduled across the East Greenbush Central School District Friday, November 7. The drill is in compliance with the regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Read more...

Polls open at Red Mill School Posted November 4, 2014
Democracy in action! Students have noticed a steady stream of voters at the Red Mill polling place on Election Day Tuesday! Don't forget to cast your ballot -- every one does really count!

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...

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!

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!

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.