Monday, December 9, 2019
On Wednesday, Dec. 11 Key Club is sponsoring their biannual senior citizens breakfast beginning at 8:45.
Cafeteria Study halls for Wednesday will be relocated as follows:
1st period-Mr. Sheridan’s room
3rd period-Computer Lab, room 13
Please be kind and respectful to our visitors in the building on Wednesday.
Let's continue the holiday spirit! Student Council is sponsoring spirit days!Today= Holiday T-shirts & Socks DayTuesday = Red, Green, & White DayWednesday = Winter Wonderland Day (Wear Blue & White)Thursday = Holiday Character Day (Wear Santa hats, reindeer antlers, etc…)Friday = Ugly Sweater DayShow your Raider pride & let's get festive!
Snow is falling, winds are blowing, sounds like chili time! Join the Class of 2021 AfterProm committee and come to our Chili Cook-Off during the Columbia Boys Basketball v. Clearview game this Friday, December 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy $5 a bowl. If you can’t decide, $1 will get you two samples; or go for it and sample all 10 for $5.00. Vote for your favorite, and check out the raffle baskets as well. All proceeds go to funding the 2021 After Prom.
Attention seniors: If you have not placed your order for Cap/Gown/Announcement and senior items, you may do so online . JVS students may place their orders in person at LCJVS on Wednesday, December 18 during lunch periods in the main lobby. To avoid late fees, make sure you place your order by December 27. If you need a packet, stop in the main office at CHS.
Continue to choose your favorite holiday songs to be played between classes. For just $1.00, you can request a holiday song to be played in between class periods. All money collected will be donated to the Columbia Giving Tree to benefit families in our own community. So get your money and holiday songs ready! See Miss Neff or Ashley Kuhrt for details.
Are you looking for a “pawsome” Christmas gift? Mrs. Krug’s Junior Achievement class has just what you are looking for. Show your support for service dogs and your love of Stella and purchase a custom Stella t-shirt for $20.00. After the sale, a donation will be made to Service Dog Organization. See Ashley Kuhrt or Anthony Fatica for more information and order forms. Sale ends Friday, December 13.
Attention all students: Semester exams are quickly approaching. Exams begin on Wednesday, Dec. 18 and continue through Friday, Dec. 20. Exam permission slips are no longer required for exam days. Make sure your parents are aware of your schedule. You are to leave following your last exam each day. All students with a valid driver’s license may park in the student visitor section on exam days if you don’t have a parking permit. You are not permitted to leave between exams. In the case of a school closing due to weather, the exams days would be pushed back to the next day that school is open. If you are absent, make sure your parents or guardians call you in so you are excused and can make up your exams.
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year have now been assessed. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees were not paid by October 31 . Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on the PayForIt system by credit card. Payment is also accepted in the main office with cash, check or credit card or mail your payment to the high school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation. Past year's fees are overdue and should be paid immediately.
Check out some great candid shots from fall athletics and homecoming events. Lifetouch photography, Columbia High's school photographer, takes photos of extra curricular activities and sporting events throughout the school year. These photos can be viewed online and purchased through the shutterfly website. The password for Columbia purchases is COLUMBIAWP. Visitors will need to set up a personal shutterfly account or login to their shutterfly account to purchase pictures.
Attention all students interested in taking CCP courses for the 2020-2021 school year. Mark your calendar to attend our CCP Info Night this evening, Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. This meeting is for parents and students who wish to attend classes at LCCC or inhouse at CHS. If you are new to the CCP program this meeting is mandatory although all students and parents are encouraged to attend. If you have questions, contact the guidance office.
Attention students: College now is offering a free test prep class at Wellington High School called Impact! The dates are January 13th - March 6th from 3:00pm-6:00pm. There is no cost to participate. Students receive enhanced math and reading proficiency through ACT/SAT/PSAT test prep; have the opportunity to attend field trips, college visits, and will receive help with college scholarship applications and essays. Students can also receive a $200.00 stipend, and are eligible for an internship with Impact! The flyer and more information can be found in the Guidance office.
The Varsity Girls Basketball team won on Saturday afternoon in amazing fashion against a very good Clearview team 52-38. The Raiders controlled the pace of the game for the majority of the afternoon and at one point had the lead up to 19 points. Ally Ross led the way with 22 points while Emma Roberts finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds securing her second double-double of the season. It was a great defensive performance from the entire team. The Raiders extended their winning streak to 4 games and will be back in action on Wednesday night at Black River at 7 pm.
Attention girls interested in playing softball in the spring: Softball conditioning is every Monday and Wednesday that we are in school from 3-5pm in the weight room. If you have any questions, see Mr. Jump.
Are you ready for winter sports? The pay to participate fees of $150 per season are now past due. Questions? See Mr. Jump or Mrs. Kobe.
The Columbia Athletic Booster organization supports our 7th through 12th grade athletes. Please consider joining. Membership form and information explains the benefits of being a booster member.
Student-Athletes: All student-athletes must complete the athletic forms on OneView prior to the first mandatory practice of the season. Students will not be permitted to participate in any practice without the submission of the online forms on the OneView portal on our website. Please note, you will be prompted to upload your child’s current physical form. Please upload the physical in pdf format. All pages must be scanned as one document and then uploaded. If you are unable to upload the physical form, please bring to the main office and we will complete for you. The hard copy of your child’s current physical form must be on file or submitted to your child’s coach/director no later than the first official day of practice. Instructions on completion of the forms is available on our website. OHSAA sports physicals are valid for one calendar year. If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245.
Graduation requirement of community service hours. The community service log form is available in the offices at CHS and from Mrs. Meadows at LCJVS as well as on the website. Turn in log forms to Mrs. Hechko as they are completed. All students are required to complete this graduation requirement. Contact the guidance office if you have any questions. 19-20 school year required hours prior to graduation are seniors-10; juniors-15, sophomores-20, freshmen-20. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation.
Congratulations to Zoie Jarem and Hunter Smith, chosen as the November Students of the Month. Their pictures and bios will be displayed in the main hall and will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Zoie and Hunter.
Girls 4 Girls: Come out Friday mornings at 6:45 am in the media center to talk with girls about issues we all face and for moral support in dealing with these issues. If you have any questions, see Miss Neff.
Raising Cane's Chicken in Strongsville is hiring. Please check-out the link if you are interested.
School hours for the 2019-2020 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
Attention all Parents and Guardians: Columbia PTO wants to try something new! Instead of holding incentive-based fundraisers, this year the PTO will initiate our 1st Direct Donation Campaign. We are parents just like you who understand how busy family life is and know fundraisers can be a hassle. The direct donation is a one-time donation to the PTO that is 100% tax deductible and you don’t have to sell anything. With this one-time donation you help fund assemblies, field trip transportation, classroom enrichment grants, high school scholarships, and much more! See the flier for information and donation tiers and thank you for your support of the programs that enrich your children's educational experience at CLSD. Reminder to parents of seniors that you must be a member of the PTO to be eligible for PTO funded scholarships. Membership is $10 and the deadline is December 2, 2019.
The open forum discussion club will be held on Mondays in Mrs. Musser's room after school. Come to hang out and talk about almost anything! Snacks will be provided.
Seniors: Quick reminder that senior portraits will be taken by Prestige Portraits. If you choose to use a different photographer for your senior photos, your photo must be taken by Prestige to be included in the yearbook, on the class of 2020 composite and in the Rural Urban in May. You may go to their studio in Brunswick and have your picture taken free of charge or be scheduled through the high schoool to have your portrait taken at CHS on January 30.
Attention Class of 2020: Please check out the announcements and the senior class information link on the left side of this page for important senior information. When in doubt, contact the office for up to date information on" all things senior".
Attention parents of Juniors: Please make sure your child received a voluntary donation letter to support the class of 2021 from Mr. Campbell. This yearly donation will help to eliminate fundraisers for the class throughout the year.
If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Administration Building at 25796 Royalton Rd. See the enrollment/registration tab under the school district website for more information. Once online forms are completed, please call Mrs. Wenzel at 440-236-1236 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. oh.us to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. We request you do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. Thank you.
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the HS website. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
Please make sure all school fees and lunch charges have been paid as the release of transcripts and diplomas are held for unpaid fees. School transportation for extracurricular activities will also be denied. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.
Parking Permit applications are available. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are to be completed and turned in to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee of $30, cash or check made payable to CHS. Parking information is available here. If you were unable to attend the meeting, stop in the main office to make an appointment to review rules and regulations for parking at CHS.
Early Release and Late Arrival forms must be completed if you would like to participate in this privilege. The GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.0. Turn in completed forms to the guidance office prior to the day you would like to begin using this privilege. Looking for the latest in RaiderWear? Check out the flyer posted in the halls and online. Orders may be placed online or visit their store in Olmsted Falls.
All students who are enrolled in CCP classes off campus as well as high school classes during the school year may complete a permission slip to leave the high school when they are not scheduled in a class. These slips must be signed by a parent and returned to the guidance office. Students will not be permitted to leave during the school day without this signed acknowledgement from a parent or guardian.
Would you like to travel to Costa Rica? See Señora Hafeman for information on the June of 2020 trip! Please note this is not a CLSD sponsored trip.