Spring Recess – Posted April 20, 2016
All District schools will be closed from Thursday, April 21 through Friday, April 29 for Spring Recess. Schools will re-open on Monday, May 2. View Calendar.
Walking in High Heels for a Good Cause – Posted April 29, 2016
Male students and staff at Columbia High School are kicking off their shoes and slipping on high heels for the 9th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign on Saturday at noon in Troy’s Riverfront Park. Full story.
Spring Into Fresh Produce – Posted April 27, 2016
Now that the days are getting longer and the dreary days of winter are behind us, let’s do a spring cleaning on our nutrition! Full story.
Genet Student Council Volunteers at Regional Food Bank – Posted April 26, 2016
Genet Student Council donated canned goods and sorted 4,500 pounds of meat for local food pantries at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York last week. Full story.
Pen Pals Meet Face-to-Face – Posted April 25, 2016
After sending handwritten letters back and forth this school year, students from Columbia High School and Red Mill Elementary School met for the first time last Monday. Full story.
New LEGO Makerspace to Focus on Robotics – Posted April 22, 2016
Columbia's library is accepting donations of LEGO products to create a Makerspace for students to build and program robots in a collective workshop. Full story.
Six Alumni Enter Athletic Hall of Fame on May 7 – Posted April 21, 2016
Six Columbia alumni – Richard Nead ’54, Gary Tremblay ’80, Nancy Nicsevic ’95, Andrew Rose ’01, Kaylyn Smith ’06 and Zachary Crain ’08 – will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 7. The event begins with a dedication at 4:30 p.m. at Columbia followed by dinner and a formal program at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Ticket information.
Columbia Science Olympiad Team Receives Proclamation – Posted April 21, 2016
The state champion Columbia Science Olympiad Team was recognized with a proclamation from the Town of East Greenbush at Wednesday’s Town Board meeting.
District Recognizes 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year – Posted April 20, 2016
East Greenbush Central School District recognized its 2015-16 Volunteers of the Year at Tuesday evening’s Board of Education meeting at Red Mill Elementary School. Full story.
Columbia Studentís Artwork Places Third in Local Exhibit – Posted April 20, 2016
Columbia sophomore Caitlin Lallier’s self-portrait placed third at the 27th annual Questar III High School Invitational Art Exhibit. Full story.
Curtis Sankey Named EGTA Teacher of the Year – Posted April 19, 2016
Howard L. Goff Middle School physical education teacher Curtis Sankey has been named East Greenbush Teacher of the Year by the East Greenbush Teachers Association. Full story.
Board Approves Smart Schools Investment Plan – Posted April 19, 2016
The District’s Smart Schools Investment Plan to spend $400,000 in state funding for instructional technology upgrades in 2016-17 was approved by the Board of Education at last week's meeting. Full story.
Education Foundation Raises $10,000 for Enrichment Grants – Posted April 19, 2016
The East Greenbush Education Foundation raised $10,000 for summer enrichment grants at its annual gala on April 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Full story.
Goff Middle School Places 3rd at Science Olympiad State Championships – Posted April 18, 2016
The Howard L. Goff Middle School Science Olympiad Team placed third at the state championships in Syracuse on April 9. Full story.
Andrea Neiman Named Top Teacher by News Channel 13 – Posted April 15, 2016
Columbia High School art teacher Andrea Neiman was named this week’s Top Teacher by News Channel 13. Watch news story.
Columbia Places 3rd in Local Computer Programming Competition – Posted April 15, 2016
A group of Columbia students placed third among 37 high school teams in Siena College’s annual Computer Programming Competition on April 1. Full story.
Creativity Flows at 2nd Annual Poetry Slam – Posted April 15, 2016
Feeling more like a hip coffeehouse than the Columbia library, students read original poems at the school’s second annual Poetry Slam on March 31. Full story.
Fun with Science – Posted April 15, 2016
Red Mill students learned about forming and testing a hypothesis as they conducted hands-on science experiments with the guidance of volunteers from Regeneron on Thursday. View photos.