Announcements for Friday, March 24, 2017
General Information: Congratulations to the band and choir students on their excellent spring concert Thursday evening.
Good luck to the students participating in Mohican Science Fair tomorrow. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Karl. Projects must be checked in and ready for judging by 8:30 am.
The end of the year is right around the corner. With that being said, Cedar Point tickets will be on sale March 28 - April 6 for $39.00 for students and adults at CHS and at LCJVS on March 30 at 8:00 am with Mr. Campbell. Money is due when you order. Checks made payable to CHS. The tickets are valid for Sunday, May 21 or can be used on another date with an additional $10 payable at the Cedar Point gate. Tickets can be purchased in room 2 before and after school and during 6th period lunch in the cafeteria at CHS.
Attention Juniors and Seniors: If you plan to take a guest to prom who is not a Columbia student, an out of town guest form must be filled out and completed prior to buying your guest a ticket. They are available online or in the main office at CHS. Prom is Friday, May 19 at Springvale Ballroom in North Olmsted.
The Columbia Class of 2018 After Prom committee is hosting the 3rd annual Vendor & Craft Fair tomorrow, Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 am 3:00 pm. Over 35 different vendors will be featured, food concessions and hourly performances by Elie Magic. Check out the flier for more information.
Columbia Color Guard Tryouts: Any students interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Color Guard should sign up in the main office by Friday, March 31. Packets will be available to pick up on Monday, April 3. Tryouts will be held April 25-27 at CMS.
Attention All Seniors: Caps and Gowns, Announcements and Graduation items will 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 $60. This price is good until April 30. After that date, yearbooks are will be sold fro $65. All checks made payable to CHS. Download order form here.
Attention Columbia parents and community members: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm in the high school gym and attend Operation Street Smart, an Adult Drug Education program presented by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. "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 paraphenalia." Download the flier for more information.
The 2017 Columbia AfterProm committee have some fundraising events coming up in the next month. Check out the flier and we thank you for your support of this fun and safe event.
Through March and April, Columbia High School is participating in Pasta for Pennies. This program directly benefits those with Leukemia and Lymphoma. The homeroom who raises the most money will get lunch catered by Olive Garden as long as the school as a whole raises $500. Last year, we unfortunately did not raise enough money, so we need to step our game up this year! After two weeks, we have raised slightly over $130. Senora's class is in the lead with $36 raised, Mr. Ward's class is in second with $29 raised, and Mr. Sheridan's class is in third with $23 raised. Great job to these homerooms and for all participating!
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 FAQ, Immunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
Meetings for the Week: Junior class meeting: Wednesday, March 29 at 10:05 in the gym. Please attend this short 10 minute meeting.
Guidance News: Attention all students who have been accepted by LCCC to take CCP classes in the fall of 2017. You must stop in the guidance office and schedule for an appointment to meet with Ms. Neff about your schedule for the fall. Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday next week from 8:00-9:00 am and from 12:00-2:10 pm. You cannot schedule at the college until you meet with Ms. Neff who will give you a form to take with you to your LCCC scheduling appt. See Mrs. Hechko if you have questions.
Attention Seniors:Local scholarships are now available in the guidance office. Applications will be due by 3pm on Tuesday, April 4. The scholarships include Columbia Athletic Boosters, CLEA, Columbia Fire, Columbia Eagles, Lifeshare, and Columbia PTA. Any questions, see Mrs. Hechko.
Attention underclassmen: The scheduling portal is open in PowerSchool. Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen can now select classes for next year. Any questions, please see Miss Neff.The portal will close on Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59pm. Please make sure your scheduling is complete by the deadline.
Attention students who are planning to take CCP courses during the 2017-2018 school year: Your College Credit Plus intent to participate forms are due in the guidance office by March 31. If you need a form, stop in the guidance office.
Mrs. Anderle from College Now will be in the guidance office Friday, March 31. If you have questions concerning your college choices, financial aid or the FAFSA, stop and make an appointment. Let your parents know that they also can call and request an appointment with Mrs. Anderle.
CHS will be giving the ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude & Battery test on Wednesday, April 5, at 8:30am. Please sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in, or are thinking about joining the military. Sophomores and juniors may take the test as a practice.
LCCC will be here on April 11 & 12, at 8:30am, to give the Accuplacer college placement test to anyone interested in participating in College Credit Plus next year. If you have already been taking CCP, you do not need to retest in that subject. However, if you plan to take Mrs. Mahoney's CCP classes next year, you will need to retake the math portion. Please sign up in the guidance office if you would like to take this test.
Attention all seniors & senior parents: Please make sure you complete your FAFSA! Many of our students have started the FAFSA, but have not completed & submitted them. The early deadline for completion has already passed to allow colleges to send out Financial Aid Award Letters. Also, this must be completed in order to apply for many local scholarships.
Sports News: All participation fees of $150 and academic fees for the 2016-2017 school year are now overdue. All must be paid before athletes can board school transportation for away games and meets.
Save the Date! The 9th Annual Center for Orthopedics Sports Physical Event will be June 9th, 2017! A winning season starts with a free sports physical. With community collaboration, the Center for Orthopedics will offer students a physical at no cost on June 9th. Please spread the word! Watch the website for more information in the coming months.
Miscellaneous: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 4 for the annual State of the Schools address at the CMS gym. See the flier for details.
Congratulations to Payton Alpine and Garrhett Wheatley who have been chosen as senior students of the month for February. Watch for their bios and pictures in the main hall and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations to Mr. Brandon Reynolds, the high school’s staff member of the month for February. Take the time to thank Mr. Reynolds for his hard work keeping our school days running smoothly!
Congratulations to Mrs. Krug’s entrepreneurship class that was featured in an article in the February 25 publication of Crain’s Cleveland Business. This issue explored Junior Achievement's past and present and featured Mrs. Krug and senior Cody Schwartz, president of the JA Company, ColumCo. The feature highlighted the workings of the JA company, ColumCo projects, and their Chipotle fundraiser. Congratulations.
Attention Seniors: If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown from Jostens, please stop and see Mrs. Kobe as soon as possible. Orders must be placed on Jostens' website. Please be aware of the late fee. Cost is $50 plus shipping.
Are you looking for a Job? Then check out the Job Board located in the Columbia Cafeteria, it is to the left of the vending machine on the edge of the hall way. You will find notices for local businesses seeking employees.
Attention all ladies: David’s Bridal coupons are available in the main office. These are valid until May 15.
Attention staff and students: Anyone who would like more Promise cards, either for themselves or for friends or family members, may request them from Mrs. Kobe in the main office.
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.
Student Parking is still available at CHS for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students may apply and must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are available at the HS office or online. The fee for the second semester parking pass only is $15 and is due when you turn in the application. Download the application and information sheet here.
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.