Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Thursday, January 23, 2020 
General Information:
The school year is flying by. Don’t forget to order your yearbook. Early bird pricing ends January 31. 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 contents of the lost and found box are in the high school cafeteria until Thursday, January 23. If you are missing items, please check out the tables in the back of the cafeteria. 
If you misplaced your headphones or earbuds, stop in the main office to claim.
The semester ends today, January 23. There is no school for students on Friday, January 24. The second semester begins on Monday, January 27. New schedules are available on Thursday, January 24 in the guidance office.

Attention Seniors: If you have not had your picture taken at Prestige Portraits, stop in the main office to see what time your appointment is to have your photograph taken at CHS on Thursday, January 30 between 6am and 12 noon free of charge. Portraits from other photographers will not be accepted as your official senior portrait. In order to be included in the yearbook, the senior composite and in the Rural Urban in May, your photo must be from Prestige Portraits.  See Mrs. Kobe today or call 440-236-5001 to receive your assigned time.

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 paymnet 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 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. 
Guidance News:  
JVS Open House: All are invited to attend the annual open house on Sunday, January 26 from 12:30-3:30 pm. Find your passion, follow your dreams, experience success, learn a skilled trade and discover your career. All in your own backyard! Any questions, see Miss Neff. Programs available for students entering 9th grade in the fall through adult education. 
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.
Upcoming Meetings:  
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: 
Attention girls interested in playing softball in the spring: Softball conditioning is every Monday and Wednesday that we are in school from 3-5pm in the weight room. If you have any questions, see Mr. Jump.
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:
Seeking volunteers! Columbia Middle School is hosting the District Power of the Pen Tournament. Twenty one schools will be at CMS on Saturday, February 8, 2019. Mrs. Wilson is looking for  20-25 volunteers  from 10:30 - 2:30.  Earn up to 4 community service hours at this event, lunch is provided. See Miss Neff to sign up. 
Attention highschoolers: need some hours? We need help at the Talent Show on 2/1! Email if you can help out! Parents, we need your help too! Email us if you can spare an hour or two that evening! Also -- we need an emcee! If you're interested, please let us know!!  Please include your first & last name and if you have start & end time limits in your message. 
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 all of the students that participated in science fair this year. Receiving Excellent scores were Zach Hritz and Sam Skor. Receiving Superior scores were Landon Hunt, Elise Aniol, and Will Hunt. The first place award went to Landon Hunt, 2nd place to Will Hunt, and 3rd place to Elise Aniol. Please contact Mrs. Karl if you wish to participate in NEOSEF or Mohican Science Fairs.
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. 
Congratulations to Ashley Kuhrt and Kyle Jarmatcki, CHS Students of the Month for December. Watch for their pictures and bios displayed in the main hall showcase at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Ashley and Kyle.  
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.
Would you like to travel to Costa Rica? See Señora Hafeman for information on the June of 2020 trip! Please note this is not a CLSD sponsored trip.


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


No School for Students

Fri Jan 24 2020

LCJVS open house at LCJVS

Sun Jan 26 2020

Open Forum Discussion Club

Mon Jan 27 2020
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