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Announcements for Wednesday, May 24, 2017
General Information:  Columbia High School sends our deepest sympathies to our Midview families and friends.
Any senior who has not completed the Senior Superlative voting ballot, please see Mr. Tullos for the ballot and voting instructions. All ballots must have the voter's name on the sheet in order for the votes to count. Remember... every vote counts, as many of the categories are currently close. Your vote will make a difference!
Attention all students: Check out the Lifetouch photography website to see a variety of photographs that have been taken of high school events throughout the year. Photos may be purchased from prom and other events by visiting the lifetouch website: www.lifetouchevents.com and using the guest password: COLUMBIA2017WP.
Underclassmen finals: Exam permission slips were distributed during all homerooms on Monday, May 22. The slips are due to the attendance office by Wednesday, May 31.

Congratulations to the seniors who were honored and awarded scholarships at the Senior Awards Night on Tuesday evening.  

Student council officer & at-large petitions are available in the guidance office. The offices are president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, over-all for student council, plus three at-large positions for each grade. Petitions must be returned to the guidance office by Friday, May 26th, at 2:35pm. Elections will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, at lunch. Please see Miss Neff with any questions. 
Attention all students who are taking honors english classes next year. Check the listing to see what summer reading books have been assigned for your grade level. The Barnes and Noble at Crocker Park has all summer reading books in stock.
This Friday, Mr. Jump and and Mr. Lynch will be manning the grills for our biannual Dollar Dog Lunch for $1.00. Lunch includes a grilled hot dog, baked beans, cole slaw and pears. Purchase an extra hot dogs for $1.00.
Reminder to all student drivers: You must have a parking permit to be able to drive to school. Stop in the office to pick up a form. If you are parking without a permit you may face disciplinary actions.
Attenton Seniors: Graduation applications  must be signed by both the senior and parent/guardian and returned to the main office.  If the senior DOES NOT plan to participate this signed application and a note from the senior's parent or guardian must be turned in regardless of senior's age. Please refer to the commencement information for specific information regarding graduation. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Kobe. 
Caps and Gowns, Announcements and Graduation items may be picked up from Mrs. Kobe in the main office for both CHS seniors and JVS seniors. Orders must be paid in full to take items home. Please pay online at Jostens.com or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. Bring a confirmation of payment when you come to pick up your items. Only cash will be accepted in person. Any seniors who has not ordered their cap and gown should also call 1-800-JOSTENS or order online. 
The CHS 2017 Yearbook is currently on sale for $65. Yearbook orders will be accepted until June 1. All checks made payable to CHS. Download order form here.
Attention all parents of current Juniors: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician.  2017 Meningitis vaccine requirement physician's form, Meningitis FAQImmunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
Meetings for the Week: Girls Soccer Parent Meeting: Tonight, Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. This meeting is for parents of athletes who would like to play girls soccer in the fall. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Coach Welker or Mr. Jump.  

Football Player/Parent PreSeason meeting: TomorrowThursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.

Guidance News:   Attention seniors planning on attending LCCC: Please see Miss Neff for info on the SAIL program. Some perks of the program include: gap tuition scholarship, textbook vouchers,  monthly Giant Eagle gift cards, and personalized academic advising and career planning advice.
Attention students: Get a heads up and register for College Now’s ACT Boot Camp! Learn valuable testing strategies, gain confidence and practice under timed circumstances. It takes place June 6 from 12:00-3:00 and June 7-9 from 10:30 to 2:15 in the CHS computer lab. There is no cost to attend and only the first 25 students to register will be accepted.Students may register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RF35BPL.  Check out the flier for more info or contact Mrs. Anderle by email at [email protected] with any questions.  
Mrs. Anderle will be holding a summer Transition to College Workshop on Friday, June 23, in the computer lab for seniors who may have questions. Activities will include: -Entrance loan counseling completion– complete your loan agreement and counseling. This must be completed before your loan can be Disbursed (student will need 3 personal references to complete) -What are the next steps?- understand your next steps to be ready for Fall -College items checklist– know what to bring, and what not to bring -Common college lingo– bursar, TA, RA, and more. Knowing college terms now can save you from a headache later. See the flyer for more information and to register. 
Attention Seniors: Continue to check the website under guidance and scholarships for additional ways to fund post secondary eduation. Any questions, see Mrs. Hechko.
Sports News: Girls Basketball Open gym: Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm in the gym.  
Attention Seniors Athletes: If you have not picked up your senior banner and are interested in purchasing yours for $25, see Mr. Jump. Banners will be returned to photographer after June 2. 
Registration for the 9th Annual Center for Orthopedics FREE Sports Physical Event is now open for June 9th, 2017!  Please spread the word! Register here for your physical. Spots are filling fast. The  17-18 Preparticipation physical forms are available for download or pick up a paper copy in the main office.  
 Miscellaneous:  Congratulations to the students that represented Columbia High School at the State Science Fair Saturday in Columbus. There were over 1100 students participating in this event. Jordan Wasko and Natalie Wilkins received Excellent Ratings. Jared Swartz received a Superior Rating. Jared also received the 2nd place Wildness Awareness Award which includes an invitation to present his project at a wildlife conference.
Congratulations to Morgan Elek and Taylor Beck who have been chosen as senior students of the month for AprilCongratulations to Halle Campbell and Scott Schlegel for being chosen at CHS’ Students of the Month for May. Watch for their bios to be displayed in the front hall at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations to Mrs. Mahoney who was honored as CHS staff member of the month for April. Take the time to thank Mrs. Mahoney for the helping you make sense of the world of mathematics! 
There were keys turned in found in the hall and tennis shoes found in girls locker room. If any of these items are yours, check the lost and found in the main office. There were glasses turned in to the main office last week. If you have misplaced your glasses, see Mrs. Kobe.
Looking for a job? Taste of Excellence catering is looking for Server positions for the summer. You must be 17 years or older to apply. Check out the job board in the cafeteria or the flyer posted on the website. Are you looking for a part time job? The Village of the Falls in Olmsted Falls is currently hiring dietary aides. Evenings 4-6pm and weekends 7am-1pm and 4-6 pm. Check the posting on the Job Board for contact information.
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General Information posted but not read each day:
Attention all students: All school fees were due on October 1. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic competitions, marching band games and shows and academic challenge matches. Payment can be made by credit card online on the PayForIt system. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card in the main office. See Mrs. Kobe if you have any questions.  
The PowerSchool portal is open and a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the app the district code is ZZGS.  
Attention all students: Make sure you are using this year’s google classroom account with your first initial, last name and graduation year. Your ID is your password. If you have documents saved in your previous account that used the “colum” password you need to copy those documents into your new account. The old google classroom accounts were deactivated on Sept. 17. If you have any difficulty logging in to a computer, your google classroom account or your student powerschool account; stop in the offices for assistance.
If your child will be enrolling at Columbia High school, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment for you to bring in your child’s paperwork and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment.
CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2016-2017 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced prices meals. Reduced price lunch is $0.40 and reduced price breakfast is $0.30. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child.
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