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September 24, 2018
 
General Information:  Welcome to Spirit Week!
 
Reminder to all students:  Emergency Medical Authorization forms for students who have not turned them in to  Mrs. Kobe are overdue. See Mrs. Kobe this morning. 

Ms. Scott would like to thank all the Leaders Club students who came out to decorate the halls for Spirit Week! You did an awesome job in record time! Don't forget decorating the stadium on Friday, September 28th at 2:50. Meet in Room 11 to pick up your decorating supplies.

Today is Class Color Day: Seniors-Wear Black; Juniors-Wear White; Sophomores-Wear Red; Freshmen-Wear Blue, Staff-Gray
Tuesday is Tie-Dye Tuesday; It’s Retro 70’s, Peace out with your stylish Tie-Dye Attire!
Wednesday is Wild, Western Wednesday. Giddy up, Yee Haw! Get out your Wild or Western Wear!
Thursday is Raider Day. Break out your Green and White to show your school spirit!
 
Voting for king and queen and pre sale tickets: Tuesday, Sept. 25: JVS students will vote before school at the JVS, and have the option to buy presale tickets for $10. CHS students may buy presale tickets before school on Wednesday, Sept. 26:  CHS will vote during lunch periods on Wednesday. Presale tickets continue for sale on Thruseday during all lunch periods and before school.
 
Dollar Dog Day in the cafeteria is on Thursday, Sept. 27 and presale tickets for sale before school and during lunch periods at CHS.
 
The Pep Rally will round out the day on Thursday at 2:10 at the athletic field. Homecoming Court will be introduced and there will be friendly class competition games at the football stadium. JVS students will be dismissed from school at 1:40 to attend the pep rally. Cross your fingers for beautiful dry weather! See you there!
 
Homecoming crowning and game v. Lutheran West is on Friday, the crowning begins at 6:30 and the game start time is 7:00. 

The homecoming Dance is Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7:00-10:00 pm. Presale tickets sales begin tomorrow for $10. Tickets are available at the door for $12.00. If you plan to bring a guest to the dance who does not attend CHS, pick up an out of town guest form in the main office or download from the website. They must be turned in prior to buying a ticket for your guest.  Check the posted announcements for more homecoming details or the fliers around the school. 
 
Reminder to all leaders club members: Please meet in room 11 Saturday morning at 9am to decorate for spirit week.
 
Seniors, an important deadline is approaching for your immunization records! The Ohio Department of Health 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. Remember, all 12th graders must have a record of their meningitis vaccine on file or an appointment on record by today, September 24, 2018, or they may be excluded from school.  Seniors who have not turned their documentation in, need to send in written proof of their vaccine immediately to the clinic. This important deadline is Monday, September 24th.
 

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.

Attention students: PTA has many opportunities in which you can earn your required community services hours. Check out the fliers in the main lobby or online. 

Meetings for the Week: The sophomore class will have their meeting on Monday with Jostens with information for the purchase of class rings. Orders will be taken on Wednesday, Sept. 26 during all lunch periods and again on October 24. Orders can also be placed online.
 
Interested in joiningbook club? If interested, please come to our first ever meeting Wednesday after school in the Media Center. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Taylor or Danielle Roginsky.

Columbia Community Foundation Youth club: All students who have signed up in the main office or are interested in joining the club should attend the first meeting on Monday, October 1st at 3pm in the Media Center at CHS.   Mr. Brassell, Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. Andrews  hope to see as many of you there as possible.  This club will give all CHS students the opportunity to  reach their community service goals and commitment towards their graduation requirement. Sign up still available in main office. If you cannot attend or have questions, you may contact Mandie Andrews at mandieandrews@roadrunner.com  or call 216-409-6668 for meeting information.
 
Guidance News: 
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. 

Class schedules are available on PowerSchool. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. Paper Schedules for all students are available in the main office.  Stop in the guidance office if you need a copy of your schedule.

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.
 
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. 

Sports News
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The boys soccer team beat Cuyahoga Heights on Saturday 9-1. Brian Wells and Ben Skowronsky each had four goals and Sam Kleinhenz scored his 1st career goal! Picking up assists for the Raiders were Brian Wells with 3, Ryan Davis, Tyler Hite, Charlie Simon, Karl Tallos and Ben Skowronsky. The soccer team moves on to play Brookside at home on Monday at 7pm.

The Raiders Girls Soccer team lost a close game, 2-1 to Elyria on Saturday. Despite outshooting Elyria 16 to 5, the team scored one goal on a shot by Jessica Garrow, with the assist going to Sophia Young. The Raiders travel to Brookside for a game at 6:00 tonight.

The Varsity Football team lost a hard fought battle to Buckeye on Friday 38-35. Brandon Coleman had 186 yards on 17 carries and 3 TD"S. Bailey Coleman caught a TD pass from Jared Bycznski and Cole Schwartz added a rushing TD. Defensively the Raiders were led by Danny Snakovsky's 16 tackles. Brandon Coleman added 14 tackles with 2 tackles for loss. Columbia takes on Lutheran West this Friday in the homecoming game. The JV football team won its 4th game of the season beating Buckeye 10-6 on Saturday.  The Raiders played tough team defense recording a safety to give Columbia the lead. Joe Governale scored on a touchdown pass from Andrew Champagne to close out the scoring for the Raiders.

The boys cross country team took 3rd place out of 18 schools at the JB Firestone Invitational. Leading the Raiders was Matt Pettegrew who was the meet champion taking first place in the time of 17:4.5 Also helping lead he Raiders were Jared Swartz 13th, Brian Barta 19th, Dante Cirigliano 38th, Scott Saksa 42nd, Kevin Barta 51st, and Josh Morlock 69th. For the Lady Raiders Madeleine Finton took 4th place and Lily Sprinkle took 107th.
 
All athletes must 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. This fee for fall athletes is now overdue.  If you have not paid your participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245.
 
Miscellaneous
 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. 
 
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General Information posted each day:  School hours for the 18-19 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. 
 
Congratulations to the 2018 homecoming court! King candidates: Jared Bycznski, Brandon Coleman, Jay DeLisle, Tyler Hite, and Logan Wos. Queen candidates: Jennifer Boey, Lexi Bogdan, Alexis Corbett, Kelsey Palmer and Riley Thomas. These students were nominated by their peers to represent the class of 2019 at this year’s homecoming celebration. The Homecoming Crowning and game is Friday, September 28th beginning at 6:30 pm. Do you have your dress? Your shoes? Your dress pants, shirt and tie? Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. Check the timeline of events posted throughout the school. You don’t want to miss out on the fun extracurricular activities at Columbia HIgh School! 
 
All school fees, fines and lunch charges from past years are overdue. The release of transcripts and diplomas will be held until all debts have been resolved. School transportation for all extra curricular activities, inlcuding those over the summer,  will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic camps and competitions, marching band games and shows. 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. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract.  
 
Attention seniors who have a parking spot assigned for the 2018-2019 school year. You are permitted to paint your spot. Please use indoor or outdoor latex paint. No spray paint. Stay within the lines and don’t cover your number. 
 
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. 
 
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, November 6, 2018, you may vote in the primary election on May 8 to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18. ***The deadline to register to be able to vote in the May 8 primary election is now past. 
 
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. 
 
 Are you interested in fashion design, zero waste fashion and cosplay? Check out this no cost opportunity at the Columbia Library. TheGolden rule Sewing Circle and Friendship Society meet 3:30-4:30 on Thursdays through Oct. 4. If you have questions, check the posted announcements and the flyer outside the main office for details.
 
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. 

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