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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Student artwork at the MLK Art Exhibit at Siena CollegeStudents from Columbia High School and Howard L. Goff Middle School attended the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Invitational reception at Siena College on January 11.

Each year, the art invitational has a theme based upon a quote that relates to Dr. King’s vision. This year’s quote came from poet Maya Angelou: “I sustain myself with the love of family.”

The students were inspired by the cut, black paper silhouettes of artist, Kara Walker. Students researched a human rights, animal rights or environmental problem of their choice and then illustrated the solution to that problem in an effort to raise awareness in the community. Student work selected for the exhibit portrayed themes of peace, justice, compassion, diversity and freedom.

Congratulations to our students who participated in this event!


  • Leila Bates
  • Mackenzie Clute
  • Lauren Ernst
  • Morgan Hahn
  • Julia Hannum
  • Amani Hinton
  • Michaela Needham
  • Alexis Smith-Joy
  • Shelby Young


  • Angela Abbruzzese
  • Wesley Albert
  • Magnolia Allen
  • Sophia Arduini
  • Ei Aung
  • Alex Austin-Small
  • Lena Bramberg
  • Zoe Collins
  • Shannon Doyle
  • Ashley Grogan
  • Kaitlyn Lever
  • Kiera Mead
  • Kiley Merola
  • Kathryn Myers
  • Alyssa Sentz
  • Olivia Shultheis
  • Katelyn Watts
  • Sophia Xiao

Artwork on display at MLK Art Exhibit

Student with artwork at MLK Art Exhibit

Student with artwork at MLK Art Exhibit

Student with artwork at MLK Art Exhibit