Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 
General Information:
Through the rest of October, Key Club is putting on a Door Decorating Contest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first period homeroom with the best door decoration will receive donuts. Thank you for participating! 
The Fall Band and Choir Concert is tonight, Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 7:15 in the High School gym. Please note the time change and spend an evening of musical entertainment. 
Picture retakes are this Friday, October 25. If you had your picture taken and would like to order a package, check the proof of your child's picture proof that shows your child's portait ID and access code. These were delivered to the High School on October 9. Once received, go to and enter the access code on the picture info. Fliers for retakes are now available in the office if you did not have your picture taken. These may also be prepaid online entering picture day ID EVT9GJFBN.  If you were unhappy with your photos, the entire package must be returned to the photographer on retake day. All students must have pictures taken for ID purposes including seniors who attend CHS. 
Attention class of 2020 ParentsIt's time to buy/sell tickets for our biggest afterprom fundraiser!!
 *Saturday, Nov. 16th at the Harvest Saloon in Strongsville from 5:00-8:00 PM.  
 *Tickets ($25.00) can be purchased at the home football games, through Sandy Morlock or Ms. Neff at CHS
 *Please reach out to Kelly Roberts or Kristie Davis with gift basket donations. We are all overwhelmed with fundraisers, but let's get this done for our kids!  We need EVERYONE'S  participation to make this year's afterprom a success!!!
Check out some great candid shots from fall athletics and homecoming 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.  
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year have now been assessed. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid by October 31. Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on the PayForIt system by credit card. Fee letters will be mailed home the week of October 7. 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. Past year's fees are overdue and should be paid immediately. 
Guidance News:   
Attention students who are approved for spring CCP classes: Appointments for scheduling your spring classes are now available in the guidance office beginning Wednesday, October 23 through November 5th. See below for dates and times and sign up in the guidance office. Bring the CCP paperwork with you to your meeting with Miss Neff before scheduling at the college.
  * Wednesday, October 23: 8am-11:45 am
  * Thursday, October 24: 11:15 am -2:30 pm
  * Monday, October 28: 8:00 am-11:45 am
  * Tuesday, October 29: 11:15 am-2:30 pm
  * Friday, Nov. 1: 8:00 am-11:45 am
  * Tuesday, Nov. 5: 11:15 am-2:30 pm
If you are unable to schedule at the Elyria campus, Miss Armstrong will be at CHS on Nov. 7 to approve schedulesand to enroll you in the LCCC schedules.
Upcoming Meetings:  
Boys Basketball meeting: Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm in Mr. Marlette’s room 12 for any boys interested in playing basketball at the high school this season.
Hello CHS Students –Members of the Board of the Columbia Community Foundation will be at the school during lunch periods next Friday, October 25 to talk about the Columbia Community Foundation CHS Club.  Please feel free to stop by, talk with them about volunteering and bring any ideas you have on making the club the best it can be! 

College visitations:
The following colleges/universities/post secondary organizations have scheduled visitations.
     *  University of Toledo: Tuesday, October 22-4th period
     *  Tri C: Tuesday, October 29 during all lunch periods 
If you are interested in attending, sign up in the guidance office.
Sports News: 
The Raider volleyball team continue tournament play tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23 at 6 at Medina High School. Come support the girls as they battle the Dalton bulldogs in postseason play.  
The boys cross country team and Madeleine Finton will run at the Regional meet at Boardman high school on Saturday for the chance to qualify to the State Championship meet. Good luck!

tournament game tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. No passes are accepted at tournament games. 
Friday, October 25 is parents/senior night for football, cheerleading, marching band, golf and cross country. Please get your info sheets to Mr. Jump asap.

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.  In addition, All SENIOR PARENTS MUST have their membership forms turned in by November 30th , to have their student Athlete eligible for one of the Booster Club’s Scholarships
Student-Athletes: All student-athletes and members of CHS marching band, 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. 
Attention wrestlers: Open Mats will continue every Wednesday through the Fall.
Are you ready for Raider athletics? Make sure you have a current physical on file before participating in any sports program.  The 2019-2020 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. High School Athletic participation fees for the 2019-2020 school year are $150, checks made payable to CHS. Payment is due by the fall sports picture day, Thursday, August 8.  If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245. All athletic forms will now be completed online under the OneView tab on our website. Access the instructions here for first time users to create an account. 
Community Service:
Looking to get some of those community service hours required for graduation out of the way? The K-8 Title teachers need volunteers to work the Red Wagon Math Night on the farm from 4:30-Dusk tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23.  Any high school students interested in volunteering should sign-up in the guidance office. Students will haveopportunities to work at a variety of stations as well as face painting. Volunteers are needed at various stations.  Contact Mrs. Rumes at Copopa for more info or see Miss Neff for more information! 
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:  
School hours for the 2019-2020 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
Congratulations to Jake Kile and Sarah Kittelberger who are named Senior Students of the Month for September. Their pictures and bios are displayed in the main hall and will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Jake and Sarah. 
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. 
Attention seniors Cap/Gown/Announcement and senior items orders can be placed online or at our second in house order day on December 3 during all lunch periods.  If you missed the meeting and need a packet, stop in the main office. 
A new 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. 
Seniors: Quick reminder that senior portraits will be taken by Prestige Portraits. If you choose to use a different photographer for your senior photos, your photo must be taken by Prestige to be included in the yearbook, on the class of 2020 composite and in the Rural Urban in May. You may go to their studio in Brunswick and have your picture taken free of charge or be scheduled through the high schoool to have your portrait taken at CHS on January 30. 
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 Class of 2020 concerning Immunizations: 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.  The deadline for vaccine on file or an appointment on record was September 23, 2019, or they may be excluded from school.  Seniors who have not turned their documentation in, need to send in written proof of their vaccine no later than September 23rd. Class of 2020 information letter and immunization summary are available here for review.  
 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 this fall, 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. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. 
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


Marching Band

Tue Oct 22 2019

Color Guard mini camp

Tue Oct 22 2019

Fall Choir/Band Concert

Tue Oct 22 2019
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