Columbia High School

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Friday, December 14, 2018
General Information:
Exam permissions slips are due to the guidance office today, Friday, December 14. If they are not returned, you will be unable to leave after exams on Dec. 19, 20, and 21st. Extra forms are available in the offices.
The 2018 Yearbook is in and will be distributed from Mr. Tullos’ room 1 today, Friday, December 14 after school until 3:15. During the week of December 17, you may pick up your yearbook on Monday and Tuesday  from 2:30-3:00, Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 12:00-2:45 pm, Thursday, Dec. 20 from 12:30-2:45 pm and Friday, Dec. 21 from 10:30 -3:00 pm. Following this distribution period, any remaining books will go on sale for $65.

Attention seniors:  Jostens orders can still be placed online at or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS, M-F 9:00am-8:00 pm. Extra packets are available in the main office. JVS seniors can place orders on Thursday, December 20 at LCJVS. After, December 22 the cost for the cap and gown will rise to $50. Keep some money in your wallet, avoid the late fee, and order your cap and gown today. Here is your link to the custom Columbia High School page on the Jostens web site. You can order your RAIDER PACKAGE and your class ring on this link…  
1        Tax Rate is Lorain County rate of 6.75%
2        Best Value is the custom RAIDER PACKAGE (Save over $50)
3        Cap & Gown Unit options are on line 16 of the red, white and blue order form (attached).
4        If you plan to wear a siblings gown, see line 16 for Cap & Tassel only.
5        Deadline for on time order is December 22, 2019. More information is available here.
Student Council is sponsoring a Winter Door Decorating Contest.  5-6-7th period will be responsible for decorating. Decorating can take place at any time of day, as long as the students are not missing another class.  Judging will be completed by December 14.  Winners will receive a cookie party on December 18. 
Mark your calendars for a great dinner option on Tuesday, December 18. Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and treat yourself to a satisfying meal at the Pearl Rd, Strongsville Chipotle and help out the class of 2019. Show the flyer to the cashier between 4:00-8:00 pm  and Chipotle will donate 33% back to the senior class. 
Attention students: Are you looking for an after school job? Check out the Strongsville Wendy’s. They are in search of crew members to join their team. Earn some extra cash and gain valuable work experience. Apply in person at the Pearl Rd. location. 
The Columbia Drama Club is selling candy canes during all lunch periods for $1.00 through today, Friday the 14th! Buy one for yourself or add a message and send to your friends. Candycane grams will be delivered tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 14.  
Academic Fees: Fee letters were mailed home to all residences on Thursday, October 4 listing past fees as well as the academic fees for the 18-19 school year. Payment is  now overdue.   If a payment plan is desired, please call Mrs. Kobe at 440-236-5001 to develop a plan. Transportation for extra curricular activities will be denied if fees are outstanding after October 31. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation for extra curricular activities and sports.
Meetings for the Week: 
Columbia Community Youth Group: Stop during your lunch periods today, Friday, December 14 and find out what opportunities await you as a member of the Columbia Community Youth Group. Become involved in your community and earn service hours required for graduation. Mrs. Andrews will be available to answer all your questions on Dec. 14 during all lunch periods.
Drama meeting: Monday, Dec. 17  in the cafeteria at 3:45 until 5:00 pm.

Guidance News: 
Attention seniors:  Ms. Hall from College Now will be in the guidance office, Wednesday, January 9. If you need assistance with college applications, scholarship applications, or the FAFSA, stop in during your free time or a study hall. 
Any seniors planning on majoring in education, please check out the website  They are offering a $5,000 scholarship.

Community Service:  
Beginning this year there is a new 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. All students are required to complete this graduation requirement. Contact the guidance office if you have any questions. The required hours for the  18-19 school year for students are seniors-5; juniors-10, sophomores-15, freshmen-20. 
As we approach the end of 2018, remember your community service requirements. Another great opportunity is the “A Night to Shine” event on February 8th held at White Hall, sponsored by Abiding Faith Church. Help is needed both on February 7th and 8th. Sign up and get more information
Sports News:  
Make sure you have a current physical on file before participating in any sports program.  The 2018-2019 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. High School Athletic participation fees for the 2018-2019 school year are $150.  If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245.
Information posted but not read each day: 
Congratulations to Jillian Grzywna and Bailey Coleman for being named November senior students of the month. Watch for their bios and pictures displayed in the main hall and in a future edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Jill and Bailey. 
Lifetouch photography, Columbia High's school photographer, takes photos of sporting events and extra curricular activities through out the school year. These photos can be viewed online and purchased through their website:  Visitors will need to set up a personal account using their email address, a password of their choosing and the school code: COLUMBIAWP.
Attention students ages 15 and older. Have you thought about how expensive college will be or need gas money? The Strongsville Rec is in HIGH need of lifeguardsIf you are currently certified, please pick up an application at the front desk inside the Strongsville Rec Center, download here,  or visit under the human resource tab to fill out an online application. If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, there will be course offered every Sunday from 9 am - 3 pm starting February 24th through March 24th. Working at the rec you will have the perks of making your own schedule with flexible hours, a starting pay rate of $9.00, and adding skills and work experience to your resumé. Please see the front desk at the Strongsville Rec Center to pick up an application or sign up for the class. You will not find any lifeguard class cheaper than this! Costs: Members $96, Non-members/residents $110, Non-Residents $120.
If you are intersted in traveling  to Costa Rica in June of 2020 and were unable to attend the November 1 meeting, contact Señora Hafeman. Check out the flier here
CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2018-2019 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced priced 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.   
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.   
Attention seniors: In order to apply for the PTA scholarship in the spring, membership must be maintained by an immediate family member. Pick up the application or apply online.  
Columbia Community Foundation Youth Club: All students interested in joining the club should contact Mandie Andrews at  or call 216-409-6668 for meeting information.  This club will give all CHS students the opportunity to  reach their community service goals and commitment towards their graduation requirement.
If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.  If you have difficutly accessing your account, contact Mrs. Hechko in the guidance office. PowerSchool for parents/students is a useful tool to keep track of class schedules, current assignments and grades, fees due, attendance, graduation pathways and much more.
The Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland (“OUWC”) will once again be awarding a scholarship to a high school senior woman who will be attending Ohio University in the fall of 2019. This scholarship can range in value from a partial scholarship, up to a full tuition scholarship for the freshman year. The maximum a student can receive is an amount, when considered with other awards, that totals the amount of tuition only. Please see Miss Neff with any questions or to apply.  Applications must be received by February 9, 2019.
Schedule Changes: If there is an error on your schedule, please contact the guidance office at 440-236-5003 to schedule an appointment to make corrections. No walk-ins will be accepted. Changes will only be made for the following reasons:
 1. A required course has not been scheduled 
 2. Computer error
 3. Academic misplacement-this change requires the approval of counselor, principal, teachers and parents.
There is no student parking permitted in the White Hall lot. This is not school property and is privately owned. Any violators who park in that lot will be towed at the owner's expense. 
School hours for the 18-19 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. 
Juniors and Seniors eligible for Early Release or Late Arrival should pick up an application in the guidance office. CCP students are reminded to return their CCP attendance forms to the guidance office asap. 
Any student who will be 18 before the next general election may register to vote on the Lorain County Board of Elections website.  The link is also available on the guidance page of our website. If you will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election, you may vote in the primary election to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18.
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. 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  required documents and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. 
Reminder to all Seniors : Back-to-school checklists include immunizations too. The Lorain County Public Health Department reminds you that before a student can enter 12th grade they must have received a dose of the Meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. See your medical provider or make an appointment with Lorain County Public Health to get the vaccines your student needs. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.  Proof of vaccine is due by the 14th day of school. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician.
Parking Permit applications are available in  the main office. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage . The applications are still available. Submit  your application, the fee of $30 and copies of required documents to the main office. You may also download  information here and  application 
Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance. 


Columbia High School
14168 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5001
(440) 236-3081 (Fax)
Sean Lynch, Principal
Jeff Jump, Assistant Principal
Suzanne Neff, School Counselor
Office Hours 7:00-3:00
School Hours 7:30-2:48

Upcoming Events


Drama Meeting

Mon Dec 17 2018

at Open Door

Mon Dec 17 2018

HS Finals

Wed Dec 19 2018

at Lutheran West

Wed Dec 19 2018
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