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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More than 300 Bell Top students competed in a number of track and field events at their annual Field Day on Wednesday. Fifth grader Molly Marra won the Coaches Cup with a time of 50:07 and broke the standing record of 50:09 held by 2017 winner Cameron Mingle. Molly becomes the first girl in school history to win this event.

Field Day events included:


  • 50m
  • 100m
  • 300m
  • 4x100m relay race


  • Running long jump
  • High jump
  • Vertical jump
  • Standing long jump
  • Softball throw
  • 30-second basketball
  • One-minute jump rope
  • One-minute sit ups
  • Tug-of-war

Ribbons were given to all students for participating in Field Day, as well as for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each event. Thank you to the Bell Top PTO for sponsoring the ribbons and to all of our volunteers.