Bell Top Named High Performing Reward School – Posted August 28, 2015

Bell Top Elementary School is one of 365 schools in the state to be named a Reward School by the NYS Education Department, based on its high academic achievement. Full story.

Home Sweet Home for Goff Administrators – Posted August 28, 2015

Principal Wayne Grignon and Assistant Principals Jill Barker and Michael Neumann held a meet and greet with staff and community members on Wednesday evening at the school. Full story.

Welcome Back from the Food Service Department – Posted August 26, 2015

As the excitement builds for the first day of the new school year, the Food Service Department would like to recommend the use of its payment program system MySchoolBucks. Full story.

Driver’s Education Program Registration – Posted August 24, 2015
Columbia High School is offering Driver’s Education classes after school for the fall semester. Registration begins August 31 and students will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Registration information.

Back to School Information – Posted August 24, 2015

With summer winding down, it's time to begin thinking about Back to School. To start you off on the right foot, we have posted helpful resources including school start/dismissal times, supply lists and much more. Full story.

Columbia Athletics Accepting Participants for Charity Race – Posted August 24, 2015

Columbia Athletics is running for a good cause on Sunday, September 13 at Washington Park in Albany, and we want you to join in! Full story.

Meet the New Goff Middle School Administrators – Posted August 21, 2015
Parents, students, staff and community members will have the opportunity to meet the new administrative team at Howard L. Goff Middle School on Wednesday, August 26 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. Full story.

District Releases Tax Bill Information – Posted August 20, 2015
The District's school tax bills will be mailed to residents on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. The combined district-wide tax levy decreased, for all towns, by 1%. View tax rates.

2015-16 District Calendar – Posted August 19, 2015
Get all of this year’s important events with the 2015-16 District Calendar.
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District Shows Improvement on ELA and Math State Tests - Posted August 18, 2015
The East Greenbush Central School District showed improved proficiency rates on New York State’s 3-8 ELA and Math tests that were taken this past spring, according to state data. Full story.

Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle – Posted August 17, 2015

Superintendent Dr. Angela Nagle sets course for the 2015-16 school year. Read the letter.

District Now Hiring Bus Drivers – Re-posted August 14 (Posted July 17, 2015)
School buses
The East Greenbush Central School District is now hiring bus drivers and monitors for the 2015-16 school year. There are both permanent and substitute driver positions available. Full story.

2015-16 Bus Routes - Posted August 13, 2015
Bus routes for the 2015-16 school year were released Thursday morning.

6th Grade Orientation - Posted August 13, 2015
Incoming 6th grade students are invited to orientation at Howard L. Goff Middle School on August 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for students only. More details.

A Thrill Ride Through Summer School – Posted August 13, 2015

Students applied math, science and communication skills to building roller coasters out of pretzels. Full story.

Athletics to Host BBQ Dinner and Meet the Coaches Night – Posted August 12, 2015
Columbia Athletics will be hosting a Welcome Back Chicken BBQ as part of Meet the Coaches Night on August 31 at the high school. Full story.

Columbia Freshman Orientation – Re-posted August 10 (Posted July 9, 2015)
Columbia High School will welcome incoming freshmen on Thursday, August 27, 2015 with our annual orientation program. Full story.

Girl Scouts Organize Carnival for Special Education Students – Posted August 7, 2015

It must be fair season in the Capital Region because first graders enjoyed carnival games at Goff Middle School on Thursday morning. Full story.

August Regents Exam Information – Posted August 4, 2015
New York State Regents Examinations will be offered at Columbia High School on August 12 and 13. More details.

6th Grade Locker Night Scheduled for August 27 – Posted August 4, 2015

Students entering 6th grade can come into Howard L. Goff Middle School on August 27 to gain access to their lockers. Full story.

Construction Update – Posted August 3, 2015

Construction crews have been hard at work this summer, removing asbestos, renovating kitchens and replacing ceilings, floors and lights throughout District schools. Full story and photos.

Health Certifications for Fall Sports Begin August 3 – Posted July 30, 2015

All students who wish to play interscholastic sports this fall must be certified by the school nurse at a Health History Review in August. Full story.

Red Mill Playground Gets New Wooden Ramp – Posted July 30, 2015

The wooden ramp at the back of Red Mill Elementary School’s playground was replaced this summer by the District's Grounds Crew. Full story.

Get Well Cards for a New Friend – Posted July 24, 2015

Students in summer school took a break from class on Friday morning to bring some cheer to a sick child they don’t even know. Full story.

Summer ESL Program Brings the World Together – Posted July 24, 2015

The ESL Summer Enrichment Program gives students the opportunity to build their English skills while learning about American culture. Full story.

Columbia Named Scholar/Athlete School of Distinction – Posted July 23, 2015

Columbia is one of only 28 public high schools in the state to have every varsity team earn a 90 percent GPA or better this past school year. Full story.

Wayne Grignon Begins New Assignment as Goff Middle School Principal – Posted July 22, 2015

Wayne Grignon began his first week as principal of Howard L. Goff Middle School on Monday. Full story.

Schools Begin Summer Construction – Posted July 15, 2015
Students performing on stage
Days after students bounded out of school for summer vacation, slinging backpacks over their shoulders and saying goodbye to teachers, classrooms were emptied out for maintenance and construction projects. Full story with photos.

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