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Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Goff Science Olympiad Team at the 2017 State TournamentGoff Middle School placed fourth at the New York State Science Olympiad Championships in Syracuse on Saturday. Goff students earned medals in 14 events, including gold in Hovercraft (Owen Ball and Nina Tedeschi) and Scrambler (Owen Ball and Zackary Malmberg).

Goff students competing at the Science Olympiad State TournamentThe competition tests students in STEM topics such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering and mathematics.

Only 40 schools qualified for the state championships out of more than 270 from across New York State. Goff advanced by winning the regional tournament in March for the seventh straight year.

Congratulations to the students and their coaches Mrs. Vlieg, Ms. Wood and Mr. Cirincione!


1st – STATE CHAMPIONS – Gold Medalists
Hovercraft – Owen Ball, Nina Tedeschi
Scrambler – Owen Ball, Zackary Malmberg

3rd – Bronze Medalists
Crime Busters – Nina Tedeschi, Tyler Pearson
Wright Stuff – Connor Hurley, Ekansh Agrawal

Experimental Design – Madeline Demers, Noelle Maloney, Tyler Pearson
Fast Facts – Bella Besuud, Sophia Culver

Towers – Buffy Kromer, Maryia Sikirzhytskaya

Disease Detective – Bella Besuud, Ekansh Agrawal
Dynamic Planet – Nina Tedeschi, Ekansh Agrawal
Optics – Connor Hurley, Owen Ball

Wind Power – Ekansh Agrawal, Sophia Culver
Write It / Do It – Bella Besuud, Sophia Culver

Microbe Mission – Clara Xin, Nina Tedschi

Bottle Rocket – Thomas Breimer, Bailey Tator, Madeline Demers