Columbia High School

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Daily Announcements for Friday, November 16, 2018
General Information:
 JV Academic Challenge defeated Clearview 38-12. Varsity Academic Challenge defeated Clearview 36-30. Great job team.
Attention Class of 2020: Prestige Portraits will be here during all lunch periods on Wednesday, November 28 to introduce their ambassador program. Stop and check out their display during lunch and see what they have to offer. 
Attention seniors: Jostens will return to Columbia High School on  Tuesday, December 4 to accept cap/gown and graduation item orders during all lunch periods. Extra packets are available in the main office. Orders can also be placed online at or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. 
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: 
Guidance News: 
Mark your calendars for CHS’s next Coffee with the Counselor on Wednesday, December 12. All parents have the opportunity to enjoy an informal conversation with Suzie Neff, High School counselor. Special invitation to parents of freshmen and sophomores to discuss how to best prepare  and support  their children for the high school experience. The event will take place in our Columbia Community Foundation Media Center from 7:45 - 10:00 am . No appointment is required however an RSVP by December 11 at 440-236-5003 would be appreciated.
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. 
College  and Lunchroom Visits: Throughout the school year, college representatives throughout northeast Ohio stop in at Columbia High. Vocational schools, military  and community groups will also visit CHS: 
  • Rafael Beauty School: Lunchtime visit on Monday, November 19. 
Sign up in the guidance office if you would like to attend one of these visits or would like more information.
Sports News:  
The winter sports picture day is today, Friday, November 16. Picture order forms are available from your child's coach. All participation fees are due no later than Friday, November 16. 
Looking forward to winter sports? 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.
MiscellaneousCongratulations to the October students of the month, seniors  Serena Goode  and Anthony Lutizio. Watch for their bios in the front hallway showcase and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban Record. Congratulations Serena and Anthony.
Matt Pettegrew and Madeleine Finton competed at the State Cross Country Championship meet on Saturday. Matt took 14th place in the time of 16:59.1 earning him 1st Team All State honors. Matt is the first boy in school history to make All State in cross country. Madeleine took 71st place in the time of 21:09.8 which made her the 8th fastest freshman girl in the state. Great season Matt and Madeleine, you made Columbia proud!
Congratulations  to  Emma Roberts and Fiona Medina for winning the 2018 Teen Driver Saftery Billboard contest. hosted by  the Lorain County Health Department . The winning artwork will be on three billboards located in Elyria and Lorain. The artists each received a cash award and  the art department at CHS received $500 donation. Congratulaiotns ladies, check out their awesome artwork 
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
Attention Sophomores If you need a ring packet, pick one up in the main office. Orders may be submitted by phone at 1-800-JOSTENS  or on the web at 
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.  
 Attention students: PTA has many opportunities in which you can earn your required community service hours. Check out the fliers in the main lobby or online. 
General Information posted each day:  School hours for the 18-19 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. 
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.

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. 
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, 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. 
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


HS Winter Sports pictures

Fri Nov 16 2018

Saturday School

Sat Nov 17 2018

HS Winter Sports Pep Rally

Tue Nov 20 2018
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