Update for Columbia Graduation and Goff Elevation Celebration

In response to further changes to New York State guidelines for outdoor gatherings announced earlier this week, Columbia High School has consolidated its three graduation ceremonies and will instead host one graduation for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25 on the CHS turf field at 4:00 p.m. Howard L. Goff Middle School will follow the plan for Columbia Graduation and also host one Elevation Celebration for all 8th grade students on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on the CHS turf field. Each student may be joined by up to four guests.

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A student re-arranges letters from the phrase "Happy New Year."

A student re-arranges letters from the phrase “Happy New Year” to create other words.

Students in Jennifer DeLancey’s first grade class at Red Mill rang in the new year on December 23 with a morning full of ELA and math activities. Gathered on a rug and wearing party hats, students took turns re-arranging the letters from the phrase “Happy New Year” on the smart board to create new words such as “are” and “wrap.”

Red Mill new years2Other activities included:

  • “Out with the old, in with the new” antonym sentences
  • “Countdown to noon” cause and effect readying strategy
  • Math addition sorting
  • Learning how to tell time to the hour and then matching digital and analog clocks
  • Writing a “New Year’s Goal” for the next few months in first grade

When the clock struck noon, the class enjoyed a few snacks and had a brief dance party.