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Genet Moving Up Ceremony – Posted July 2, 2015
Students performing on stage
Fifth grade students at Citizen Edmond Genet Elementary School took the stage one final time on June 24 as part of their Moving Up Ceremony. Full story.

A Salute to Classroom Volunteers – Posted July 2, 2015
Students performing on stage
Students and teachers at Citizen Genet Elementary School took time to thank volunteers at Morning Program in June. Full story.

Columbia Graduation – Posted June 29, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Columbia’s Class of 2015, comprised of 358 graduates who earned more than $2.2 million in scholarships, walked across the stage at Hudson Valley Community College’s McDonough Sports Complex to receive their high school diplomas on Saturday. Full story.

Operation Graduation Students Earn Degrees – Posted June 29, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
A group of 14 students who were once in danger of dropping out of school, persevered and earned their high school diplomas at Columbia on Thursday afternoon. Full story.

East Greenbush Ranks 5th Out of 84 Capital Region School Districts – Posted June 26, 2015
The East Greenbush CSD moved into the Capital Region’s top five districts in the Albany Business Review’s 2015 Schools Report rankings, which were released on Friday. Full story.

Red Mill Moving Up Ceremony – Posted June 26, 2015
Red Mill Moving Up Ceremony
It was a packed house in Red Mill Elementary School’s cafeteria on Wednesday morning as teachers, parents and family members celebrated the fifth grade classes at their Moving Up Ceremony. Full story.

Green Meadow Moving Up Ceremony  – Posted June 26, 2015

Green Meadow’s fifth grade classes danced their way out of elementary school at their Moving Up Ceremony on Tuesday in the school gymnasium. Full story.

Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle Regarding Personnel Changes at Howard L. Goff Middle School – Posted June 26, 2015
Wayne Grignon has been appointed principal of Howard L. Goff Middle School to replace Matthew Sloane who recently resigned to take a position outside the District. Read the letter.

Students, Teachers and Administrators Honored at School Year’s Final Board Meeting – Posted June 25, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
At the District’s final Board of Education meeting of the school year, students and teachers were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Full story.

DPS Moving Up Ceremony – Posted June 25, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
With purple mortar boards sitting atop their heads and gold tassels hanging next to their smiling faces, 52 fifth grade students graduated from Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School on Wednesday morning. Full story.

District Recognizes Three Departing Technology Committee Members – Posted June 25, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
The District thanked Board of Education member Susan Garrigan-Piela, fifth grade teacher Peter Goodwin and fourth grade teacher Mary Ann Morgan on Monday for their longstanding service on the Technology Committee. Full story.

End of Year Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle – Posted June 24, 2015
Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle congratulates students on another successful school year. Read the letter.

Alumni Honored as Bell Top Ringers – Posted June 24, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Four outstanding Bell Top Elementary School alumni were inducted into the Bell Ringers Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in the gymnasium. Full story.

Investing in the Future: Students Get Lesson in Personal Finance – Posted June 23, 2015

Students learned about budgeting, saving and investing money, using credit cautiously and protecting their finances during their Junior Achievement Personal Finance course this semester. Full story.

Bell Top Moving Up Ceremony – Posted June 22, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Bell Top's fifth grade students were celebrated at their Moving Up Ceremony on Friday. Full story.

Flight School at Albany International Airport – Posted June 19, 2015

Second graders from Bell Top Elementary School descended on Albany International Airport for a field trip on Wednesday to learn about the airport and the people who work there. Full story.

Genet Students Win Americanism Essay Contest – Posted June 19, 2015

Fifth graders Cameron Taft, Jacob Martin and Jonathan Meracle each received a $25 gift from the Rensselaer Elks for their essay explaining “What does the Pledge of Allegiance mean to me?” Full story.

Goff Middle School Announces Students of the Month for April and May – Posted June 19, 2015

Fifty-one students were given certificates for being good communicators and listeners or for being positive leaders. Full story.

WRMS News Team Visits Channel 13 Studio – Posted June 18, 2015

Red Mill’s WRMS news team visited WNYT Channel 13’s studio in Albany on June 3 where they received a behind-the-scenes tour and met with a news anchor and meteorologist. Full story.

Rainbow Games Empowers Students Posted June 18, 2015

Everyone deserves the opportunity to go for gold. That’s why Columbia High School has been holding its Rainbow Games for young people with special needs for more than 10 years. Full story.

DPS Field Day Posted June 17, 2015

Students at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School participated in a number of track and field events at Field Day last Wednesday. Full story.

Young Conservationists Protect Monarch Butterflies – Posted June 17, 2015
Shondra Conyers
Confronted with the loss of an animal species, students at Bell Top Elementary School turned to conservation. Full story.

Thank You from the Food Service Department Posted June 17, 2015

The Food Service Department would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Lunch Program this year. Full story.

Green Meadow and DPS Teachers Receive Golden Apple Awards  – Posted June 16, 2015
Shondra Conyers
Less than two weeks after five District teachers received Golden Apple Awards for Teaching Excellence from Senator Kathleen Marchione, Nancy Boucher from Green Meadow Elementary School and Shondra Conyers from Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School received the same prestigious award on Monday morning. Full story.

Middle School and High School Reading Lists Now Available – Posted June 15, 2015
The District's Summer Reading List is now available for middle school and high school students. Summer Reading List.

Goff Talent Show Raises $1,000 for Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund – Posted June 15, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Students showcased their skills at the Howard L. Goff Middle School Talent Show to raise about $1,000 for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund on Friday evening in the Citizen Genet Elementary School auditorium. Full story.

New Record Set at Red Mill Field Day – Posted June 12, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Fifth grader Cailyn Thorpe set a new school record in the 300m Coaches Cup Race at Field Day last Friday. Full story.

Columbia Celebrates Teachers – Posted June 12, 2015

Columbia High School congratulated its newly tenured teachers Donna Shepardson, Laura O’Brien and Jaclyn Davey on Friday morning, while recognizing Bruce Palmer who is retiring at the end of the school year. Full story.

Students Hatch Chick Eggs – Posted June 11, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Second graders at Citizen Genet Elementary School were joined by some new, fuzzy friends in class last month. Full story.

Columbia Student Wins 2nd Place at Saratoga Arts Show – Posted June 11, 2015

Columbia senior Robert Ferson won second place at the Horsing Around with the Arts Show at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs on April 22. Full story.

Nine Employees Awarded Tenure – Posted June 11, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Nine District teachers and administrators who were awarded tenure during the 2014-15 school year were recognized at Wednesday evening’s Board of Education meeting at the Administration Center. Full story.

Columbia Science Olympiad Team Receives Resolution at State Capitol – Posted June 10, 2015
Alex DeMarco and John Sawchuk
Columbia’s state champion Science Olympiad team visited the New York State Capitol on Monday afternoon to receive a resolution from the State Assembly. Full story.

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