Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Thursday, November 14, 2019 
General Information:
Any student that is participating in science fair this year who needs special supplies ordered, must let their science teacher know or e-mail Mrs. Karl by Friday, November 15th. Orders placed after Friday cannot be guaranteed to be here in time for science fair experimentation. Science Fair judging will take place on Thursday, January 16th. The top 3 projects chosen by the judges will receive special awards.

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 were not paid by October 31 . 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. Past year's fees are overdue and should be paid immediately.  
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Raiders Inc. Junior Achievement Project. Come in to the Chipotle at 15029 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville on Tuesday, November 19th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Raiders Inc. Junior Achievement Project. 
The Class of 2022 is pie fundraiser orders are complete.  Mark your calendar for pie  pick up November 21st from 5:00-7:00 in the high school cafeteria, 14168 West River in Columbia Station.  See Mr. G with any questions
Attention Columbia Raiders, K-12! The PTO is VERY excited to host our first talent show – Raiders Got Talent!! Brush off those tap shoes, practice that concerto, and get ready for a super fun night full of talent and laughs! Keep your eyes out for audition sign-ups, which will open in November with auditions to follow in December. Pick up a participation form and return it to the office no later than November 22.   The talent show will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in the CHS gym. Check the flier for more information. 
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 Seniors: Your parents must be a member of the PTO to be eligible for PTO funded scholarships. Membership is $10 and the deadline is December 2, 2019.

Attention staff and students on Tuesday, November 26th we will have our winter sports pep rally begining at 2:20PM. We are on the short pep assembly schedule, late arrival and CCP students should take note of schedule and make sure they are on time for their classes JVS students will be dismissed at 1:48 on Tuesday the 26th to attend this home school pep rally. 
Guidance News:  
Upcoming Meetings:  
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.
National Honor Society:  Our first meeting with both new and returning members will take place on Monday, November 25th after school in Mr. Maykut’s room. If you are unable to attend, please let Mr. Maykut know. 
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.
Are you ready for winter sports? Winter sports pictures are Friday, November 15 beginning at 3:00 pm and pay to participate fees of $150 per season are due Friday, November 15. You may prepay for your winters sport pictures by going to and using the picture day ID EVTB3PSQ3. Make sure you have a valid physical and your parents have updated your OneView account prior to your first day of mandatory practice, so you are set to go for winter sports! Questions? See Mr. Jump or Mrs. Kobe.

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 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:
The PTO needs help this Friday night for the father/daughter dance.  Arrive at CMS between 5:45 and 6 and leave at 9pm.   Help is needed at check in, serving snacks and keeping the girls from running around in the halls. Grab a community service log form from the office before the end of the day on Friday.
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: 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.
Congratulations to Cassidy Kamms and Charlie Simon for being names students of the month for October. Watch for their bio in the front hall and in an upcoming edition of the RUR. Congratulations Cassie and Charlie. 
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.  Reminder to parents of seniors that youmust be a member of the PTO to be eligible for PTO funded scholarships. Membership is $10 and the deadline is December 2, 2019. 
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 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


JVS Jostens orders

Fri Nov 15 2019

HS Winter Sports pictures

Fri Nov 15 2019

Marching Band Banquet

Fri Nov 15 2019

Saturday School

Sat Nov 16 2019
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