Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Thursday, February 20, 2020 
General Information:
Attention Juniors: On Tuesday, February 25, all juniors including JVS and CCP students will take the ACT test at CHS. This is a requirement for graduation. Students are to report to school no later than 7:30 and a free breakfast will be provided. Students will be dismissed at the end of the testing period. All freshmen, sophomores, and seniors are excused on February 25. See the letter emailed on February 11 for more information. 
The Columbia Band Boosters are sponsoring the  Music In Our Schools Night Fundraiser event on Saturday, March 7th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia VFW. This event is a dinner and recital organized by our Columbia Music Boosters and our Tri-M Music Honor Society students to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month. A $10.00 ticket will include a spaghetti dinner, salad, roll, and dessert. We will have raffle baskets, performances, a cake auction, and a reverse raffle! Tickets are limited; each table seats 6 people. If you are interested in attending, please email Mrs. Grady at and bring your payment to CHS. Checks payable to Columbia Music Boosters. Join us for a fun filled night filled with wonderful performances by Columbia student musicians.
The school year is flying by. Don’t forget to order your yearbook. Don’t miss your chance of getting the limited edition collection of our stories from the 2019-2020 school year. Hang on to those great memories for years to come. Go to the link to order online today for $75.00.   

The Columbia Vendor and Craft Fair supporting the Columbia Class of 2022 After Prom will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the Columbia Middle School gym. The event will be from 9am-3pm. We will have over 40 different vendors and over 40 different raffle baskets. It will be a fun day of shopping. We will also have a concession stand and an hourly magic show by Eliemagic. If you are intersted in becoming a vendor for the event, check out the flier. Admission is only $1. Please come out and support the Class of 2022!

Columbia High School's Journalism Class has published the first edition of the Columbia Chronicle. Please enjoy and feel free to give Mrs. Taylor your feedback.  Columbia Chronicle
Attention seniors: If you have not placed your order for Cap/Gown/Announcement and senior items, you may do so online  or mail in your order with payment to the address listed on the top of the form. As the order deadline has expired, the cost of the cap and gown unit is $55.00 including tax. If you need a packet, stop in the main office at CHS. 
Attention seniors: If you have not had your senior portrait taken by Prestige Portraits you may do so at the Brunswick studio no later than  Saturday, March 7. Only senior portraits taken by Prestige Portraits will be included in the 2020 yearbook, on the Class of 2020 composite at CHS and in the Rural Urban Record in May. Call the studio at 330-225-7666 to make your appointment today. Yearbook photos are taken free of charge. 
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year are overdue. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid. 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.
Check out some great candid shots from CHS 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.  
Key Club will be collecting pop tabs throughout January and February. Please donate in the container in the cafeteria or give them to Mrs. Musser or Mrs. Taylor. The money from this collection will go directly to families at the Ronald McDonald House. 
All Students: Please recycle clean, single used plastic! Mrs. Barnard's science class is collecting these items. There are boxes and containers on each end of the cafeteria. Please place plastic items in one of the containers. There's one by the garbage cans and one on the table by the white baord. This is for a science project. 
Guidance News:  
Any juniors interested in applying to be high school counselors for the 6th grade Outdoor Education program, please sign up in the guidance office.  This year, camp will be April 20, 21, & 22.  Please check athletic & work schedules before you sign up.  Any questions?  See Miss Neff at CHS or Miss Gates at CMS.
The Jewish Family Service Association is offering a scholarship to non-Jewish students -  the Horvitz YouthAbility Program Scholarship. This scholarship is specifically for students who will be studying special education, social work, psychology, physical therapy, or other related fields. Apply by April 1.
Any freshmen, sophomores, and Juniors who are interested in various careers in agriculture, The Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting free explore AG summer camp sessions in 2020. If interested see flyer here for more information.  
Upcoming Meetings:  
Science Olympiad Meetings: This week there will be meetings every day after school in Mr. Maykut’s room Please see Mr. Maykut if you have any questions.
Key Club meeting:  Thursday, February 20 at 2:50 in Mrs. Musser's room. A guest speaker is visiting to discuss the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. If you are unable to attend, please see Mrs. Musser or Mrs. Taylor.

Attention all athletes: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes group meets every Thursday morning at 6:30 am at the Smokin’ Bean. All are welcome to join. If you have questions, contact Emma Roberts. 
Sports News: 
The girls basketball team begins tournament play this Saturday as they battle Kidron Central Christian at 1:00 pm on the Raider home court. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, no presale and no passes are accepted for OHSAA tournament games. Come on out and cheer on our Raiders.
Columbia High School Cheerleading Tryouts will be on Saturday, March 21st at 10AM. There will be two practices held ahead of time and you may only attend one practice. The first practice is March 18th from 5pm-7pm at the Columbia Middle School gym. The second practice is March 20th from 5pm-7pm in the Columbia High School Cafeteria. There is a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, March 9th at 6pm in the High School in the cafeteria. All contestants must come to the meeting with a parent or guardian. Please pick up a tryout packed in the main office for more information. See you there!
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.
Community Service:
Attention Boys and Girls Soccer athletes: Are you looking for a fun way to complete your community service hours? Columbia Youth soccer is looking for high school soccer athletes to help with their winter soccer camp. Little campers, ages 5 through 11 years old, will be practicing passing and dribbling. Camp is at the K-8 gym Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 till 7:30 pm. Sign up in the main office if you are interested.
Need volunteer hours still this year? Columbia PTO needs volunteers to support Family Movie Night on March 20 and Raider Games (Laugh Olympics) during the day on June 2. Interested students can email Please specify your first & last name, grade level, which event you can work and if you have start & end time limits. 

Do you love working with animals and need community service hours? Ponytale Farms has openings in their volunteer programs for the spring, summer and fall. Options include pony rescue, farm work, and handling of animals. The farm is located at 13360 Cooley Rd.  Call Elaine at 440-891-9992 for more information. 
Volunteer Opportunity: Liver Life Walk at the Cleveland Zoo on May 17, 2020. Go to the link to volunteer. Duties include: serving food/drinks, selling raffle tickets, kids zone activities, voting on best t-shirt design, etc...
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
Miscellaneous Information: 
Congratulations to Emma Roberts and DJ Waddell, CHS Students of the Month for January. Watch for their pictures and bios displayed in the main hall showcase at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Emma and DJ.  
Congratulations to senior Zoie Jarem for her accomplishments in the 2019-2020 Lorain County Scholastics Art Show!  Zoie earned 5 awards at this years show including 2 Gold Key, 2 Silver Key, and 1 Honorable Mention awards.  Zoie was honored with the "American Vision Award" this year, which placed her artwork as one of the top 5 pieces entered into the show out of the 900 that were accepted.  Zoie will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Art next year, as Columbia's first in over 14 years. 
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.
Job Opportunities: 
Are you thinking warm thoughts and gearing up for a busy summer ? Hastings Water Works is looking to hire students to lifeguard this summer at pools close to where they live. We staff pools all over Northeast Ohio and conduct all lifeguard training in-house with the American Red Cross for anyone not certified. All we require is that students who apply are strong swimmers. See the flier for more information. For specific questions, call the Hastings office at  (440) 832-7705. 
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.  
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. 
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 wenzell@columbia.k12. 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.


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


Key Club meeting

Thu Feb 20 2020

PBIS Field Trip

Fri Feb 21 2020
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