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The students of Columbia Local Schools continue to achieve at the highest of levels. A great staff and community are the reasons for our success. This is what makes CLSD one of the best school districts in the State of Ohio. We are proud of the accomplishments of OUR students, staff and community. Thank you for being so supportive!

I am proud to be a Raider and I hope that you share the same vision. Raider Nation is a great place to be! I always welcome your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to email me at bansekg@columbia.k12.oh.us or by calling me at (440) 236-5008. Let's have another fantastic school year!
Superintendent's News
Rural Urban Record - April 10, 2017
I would like to officially welcome our new CMS Principal, Mr. Robert Magyar. Bob comes to us with three years of administrative experience and nine years teaching at the middle school level. He will be a great fit for our students and staff at CMS. For those of you that didn't know, Mr. Gibson has accepted a job with Amherst Schools. We wish Mr. Gibson the best of luck and thank him for his service to CMS.

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, CLSD will offer before/after school care for students in grades K-6. This will be at no cost to the district. Parents will assume costs if they choose to use this service. More information will be provided to parents in the coming weeks. I would like to thank all of you that completed the survey. This is yet another great service to offer in our schools.
Rural Urban Record - April 3, 2017
This past week CHS held its annual Academic Banquet. 129 students were recognized for his or her academic accomplishments. All of the students in attendance had a 3.5 grade point average or higher. I want to congratulate the students on a job well done! I am very proud of your efforts and for being leaders in the building. I would also like to thank the Academic Boosters for supporting our students. The work of this committee does not go unnoticed. Finally, thanks to all of the parents for supporting academic excellence.

Congratulations go out to the CHS/CMS students that participated in the Mohican District Science Fair last weekend. Ben Alten, Sydney Berg, Sarah Kittelberger, Maya Haoui, Grace Broschk, Elise Aniol, Jacob Wasko, Rachel Bledsoe, Calder Jessen, Alex Davis, Megan Simon, Lorelei Sikorski and Jillian Szekelyi. received an Excellent Rating. Jessi Saki, Jared Swartz, Jordan Wasko, Natalie Wilkens, Madeleine Finton, Will Hunt, Elise Champagne, Samantha Geiger, Claire Lind and Ethan Valentine all received a Superior Rating. Jared Swartz received 1 of 2 Outstanding Student Awards presented and an Honorable Mention Award from the Ohio Water Environment Association. Jordan Wasko and Natalie Wilkens were invited to participate in the Buckeye Science & Engineering Fair in Columbus on Saturday, April 1st. Madeleine Finton received a perfect score from both of her judges. She also received a scholarship to attend the B-Wiser Science Camp at Wooster College and is an alternate for the Ohio Trust Scholarship Fund. Congratulations and well done students!
Rural Urban Record - March 20, 2017
Due to last week’s weather, the CHS Academic Banquet has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Monday, March 27th at 6:45 pm at the Irish American Club. If you have any questions please contact CHS at (440) 236-5001.

The next CHS band and choir concert will be held on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm in the CHS gymnasium. All are welcome to attend.
Rural Urban Record - March 13, 2017
CLSD is proud to present “Operation Street Smart.” It will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm at Columbia High School in the gymnasium. All of Lorain County is invited to attend. We anticipate a large crowd for this event. This is a nationally recognized adult program, no children or students please, presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. This program is designed to educate parents, teachers, social workers, community partners, and anyone with a nexus to children about current drug trends, terminology, and paraphernalia. Our goal is to arm attendees with the information necessary to recognize the influences of the drug culture on their children, familiarize them with the many different drugs our children face, and share with them the experiences and knowledge of undercover narcotics officers so they are better prepared to help their children make the right choices. Hope to see you in attendance! 
Rural Urban Record - March 6, 2017
IMPORTANT: Due to scheduling conflicts, the State of the Schools address has been moved to Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm at CMS. There will be a short BOE meeting prior at 6:30 pm. Please note this change in your calendars. There will be many exciting things announced. I hope that you will join us. 
Rural Urban Record - February 27, 2017
The winter addition of the Raider Reflections newsletter is an insert in today’s Rural Urban Record. Raider Reflections is the district’s newsletter and is published three times each year. There are many informative and exciting articles about CLSD. Please take the time to read the great things happening in our schools! 
Rural Urban Record - January 9, 2017
January is School Board Recognition Month. I want to thank Stephen Coleman, Blanche Nemeth, Wayne Brassell, Shawn Ondrejko and Megan Champagne for their service to Columbia Local Schools. Below is a letter I like to share with our community each year. 
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