Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Rensselaer County Music scholarship winners

L to R: Maggie Dickson, Sarina Xin and Kaitlyn Evensen.

Three seniors from Columbia High School won scholarships recently at the Rensselaer County School Music Association Scholarship Competition.

Kaitlyn Evensen won 2nd place in the college division for her performance of Unaccompanied Bach Sonata for cello and will receive a $500 scholarship to supplement her music studies this summer. She will be attending Schenectady County Community College in the fall where she will major in music.

Sarina Xin and Maggie Dickson won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the 11-12 grade division. Ms. Xin performed Unaccompanied Bach Partita for violin and will receive a $300 scholarship.

Ms. Dickson performed “La Flute de Pan” by Jules Mouquet and will receive a $150 scholarship.  She will be minoring in music at Marist College in the fall.