Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Friday, April 19, 2019
General Information:
Spring break continues through Friday, April 26. School will resume on Monday, April 29. 

Congratulations to Alyssa Krug and Jared Trujillo who have been chosen as students of the month for April. Watch for their bios in a future issue of the Rural Urban and displayed in the main hall at CHS. Congratulations Robin and Jared.
Attention soon to be graduates:  Will you be 18 by June 3 and  interested in working for CLSD this summer? Four summer workers will be hired at a rate of $8.55 per hour. Work schedule is June 3 through August 28, 6:30am -2:30 pm. If you are interested send an email to Mr. Bansek at 
Are you looking for a part time job and love to be outside. A Columbia resident who lives on Greenview is looking for  a student to help with yard work. See Mrs. Hechko if you are interested. 
Are you looking for a job?  Angelina's Pizza in Olmsted Falls is hiring.  Stop in to their shop in the Drug Mart Plaza to apply.
Attention upperclassmen: Prom Out of town guest forms are available online and in the office at CHS. These must be completed for a guest who does not attend Columbia High. There will be one more opportunity to purchase Prom tickets ($45) and Cedar Point tickets ($40) on Monday, April 29.  There are a limited number of cedar point tickets, if you are interested in them, see Mrs. Krug as soon as possible on April 29. No tickets will be sold during spring break. AfterProm tickets are $5 and may be purchased April 29 through May 3 at both CHS and LCJVS. More information may be viewed on our website. Check the information sheet and go online to fill out the online waiver to participate at the afterprom event at SkyZone in Westlake.  
Attention Seniors: Caps/Gowns and Graduation announcements are available for pick up in the main office as long as payment is made in full. Late orders are also in. Please contact Jostens directly if you have any questions. 
Time is running out to jump into the lead for our Pasta for Pennies Drive. Do you want Olive Garden for lunch? Please bring in your cash to your homeroom to help students like you who are battling blood cancers and to possibly win your class Olive Garden lunch! Remember we must raise $500 as a school for the winning homeroom to receive Olive Garden. 
Orders are now being accepted for the 2019 Yearbook. For the easiest and quickest way, go to  to order with a credit card or paypal. If you don't have access to order online, you may complete the order form and return to Mrs. Taylor in room 19 at CHS with $75 cash or check payable to CHS.
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 is 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. 
Meetings for the Week:  
Sports News: 
The softball team scored 10 runs in the second inning on April 17 and coasted to a 13-3 victory at Lutheran West. Ambriel Stair led the hitting attack with 3 base hits, including 2 doubles.  Danielle Gerda and Riley West supplied power with Home Runs and 2 hits each.  Carissa Templeton added 2 hits of her own, including a triple.  Jen Boey brought her speed and had 2 bunts for hits. Morgan Davis and Annie Sprinkle also contributed base hits.  Jesse Morlock improved her pitching record to 6-1 overall as she struck out 9 batters. The team is now 9-4 overall as they travel to Keystone today and try to upset the Wildcats!
Do you enjoy golfing? Why not hone your skills and be part of the Columbia Raiders golf team? Signups are in the main office for joining the team in the fall of 2019. Any questions, see Mr. Jump. 
Participation Fees for Spring Sports are now overdue . All athletes must have their school fees paid in order to ride school transportation to athletic events.  

Are you readying yourself for fall sports? 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.  If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245. 
Guidance News:  
Reminder to all seniors: You must have 5 hours of community service as a requirement for graduation. These hours are to be completed outside the school day. See Mrs. Hechko or Miss Neff if you have questions about this requirement.
Attention students new to the LCCC CCP program for the fall of 2019. Join them for a new student orientation on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30-8:30 pm or Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  This fun informative event is for first time students who plan to courses online or on campus for the summer/fall 2019.
Attention students: Please turn in any community service log forms to Mrs. Hechko as they are completed. If you need a log form, stop in the office or download from the website. If you still have hours to complete, turn in what you have now and pick up another form for future hours.
Attention juniors and seniors interested in a career in Sports Management: Check out the  2nd ANNUAL Sports Management SUMMER INSTITUTE at Cleveland State University, June 23-28. This program will serve as a complement to the CSU Management academic program; and provide an opportunity for High School students to experience hands-on opportunities with local and national figures from all levels of sport and entertainment. Students will engage with local leaders from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation. See CSU’s website for more information. Applications are due by May 31, 2019.
Any seniors planning on majoring in education, please check out the website  They are offering a $5,000 scholarship. Application due by June 30, 2019.
Community Service:
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. Begining with the 18-19 school year, required hours prior to graduation are seniors-5; juniors-10, sophomores-15, freshmen-20. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. 
Volunteer opportunities that will be coming up in the Spring. See below for list of events and contact information to participate.

1) Clean Up Columbia Park Tuesday, April 23, meet at the library at 10:00 am.  This is a change of date due to weather.  Lunch will be provided for all participants. Team Lead / Project Manager – Brandon Coleman. Brandon will be coordinating times and volunteers for this project. Sign up in the high school main office.

2) Copopa Laugh Olympics (This opportunity would require permission from CHS Principal to be excused from School, obviously Graduating Seniors are encouraged to volunteer) - Wednesday, May 29th from 7:30am – 3:30pm - Contact Jessica Kaititus to volunteer - (440) 334–6577 or by email @
Announcements posted but not read each morning:  
Spring and summer are fast approaching. Are you looking for a job close to home? Love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring. Check the fliers outside the offices, if interested apply online at    
Job openings: Check out the Strongsville Wendy’s. They are in search of crew members to join their team. Earn some extra cash and gain valuable work experience. Apply in person at the Pearl Rd. location.

Do you love being outside? Palmer’s Lawn Care is open and flexible to train enthusiastic individuals! Our minimum requirement for applicants is: 16 years old and have a driver’s license. We are interviewing for summer help but are also looking for a few seniors that have early release to meet up with one of our landscape crews this spring.  Employee  hourly rate starts around $9.00 per hour. Contact their office at 440-236-9625  or visit on-line at:

Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2018-2019 school year are now overdue. Fees may be paid online through the PayForIt system and by cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid by the due date. 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.
Power School Information: Class schedules are available on PowerSchool and hard copies are available in the guidance office. Printed schedules have your locker and locker combination on them.  If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. Stop in the guidance office if you need a printed schedule.
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.

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 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.  

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. 

Student Parking: Eligible students who would like to park at CHS during the school day must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage.  Applications are available in the HS office or online. Submit your application and fee of $15 for second semester only to the main office.   Information sheets contain complete application requirements. 
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. 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. 


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


LCJVS spring break

Mon Apr 15 2019
to Mon Apr 22 2019


Spring Recess

Mon Apr 22 2019
to Fri Apr 26 2019


JV softball v. Valley Forge

Mon Apr 22 2019
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