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Daily Announcements
Friday,  May 25, 2018
General Information:   The Columbia High School Graduation ceremony  is this evening Friday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. The class of 2018 must arrive no later than 6:00 pm. Graduates and staff attending should park their vehicle in the cafeteria lot and check in with Mrs. Scott or Mrs. Hafeman. 
We welcome the class of 1968 to the ceremony this evening. Class members from the class of 1968 should report to the concession stand at the stadium at 6:30 pm.
There will be handicapped access parking and seating available this evening's ceremony. 
Underclassmen final exam permission slips were due Wednesday, May 23. These were distributed in homeroom on May 14. More forms are available in the office or download here
Attention Students: The last day to order your yearbook for $65 is June 1. Order forms are available from Mr. Tullos, the main office or download.
Attention Class of 2019 and parents: Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch, is partnering with our school and has been selected as the Official Senior Photographer for the Graduating Class of 2019. Lifetouch provides CHS with free photography coverage of our sports and school events. This partnership is very important to our school and our yearbook, as they will capture and document the memories of your senior year. By choosing to be photographed by Prestige Portraits for your senior portraits, you will be included in the 2019 yearbook automatically. They offer a wide variety of discounted sessions and order discounts, which you will soon begin to receive directly from Prestige Portraits.  Please take the time to visit their website at PrestigePortraitsOhio.com where you will have the opportunity to learn more information about their local studio, and schedule your portrait session online by taking advantage of their current special. To view their photography, checkout their Instagram page at wpprestige.
Guidance News: 

Attention CCP students. Mark your calendar to attend the New Student Orientation Day! This event is for CCP students who will be taking courses on campus or on-line for the first time starting fall 2018. Students will complete the *mandatory* New Student Orientation, take a campus tour, register for classes – if they haven’t already, complete their MyCampus/Canvas set up, etc. The event is Friday, June 15, 9:00am-11:30am, at LCCC – Culinary Arts Lobby. Please RSVP at– www.lorainccc.edu/newccp
Attention Sophomores and Juniors interested in Sports & Entertainment Management: Cleveland State University is offering a week long workshop, June 17-June 23 at CSU in the Summer Institute. This workshop will provide an opportunity for High School students to engage with local leaders in the Sport & Entertainment industry, including leadership teams from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation. Registration is open through May 31st and is $345. Check the website for more information. 
New ACT preparation workshops this summer will offer one-day sessions packed with review and strategies for time-strapped students to achieve higher exam scores. Area students will master testing strategies, conquer core subjects and build confidence to ace the college entrance exam and stay competitive among peers for college admission and scholarship dollars.  A workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials. Students can choose a workshop that fits their schedules:
  • Strongsville ACT Prep: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, Strongsville High School, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville
  • Medina ACT Prep: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Medina High School, 777 E. Union St., Medina.
    The one-day format will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The latest changes in the exam also will be discussed. To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi of ACT Test Preparation at 330-722-7235, or email licardi@ActTestPrep.info. Parents and students also can check out the website at www.ActTestPrep.info or Facebook. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
Attention  incoming 9-12th graders: Sign up for CollegeNow’s FREE ACT Boot Camp at Columbia High School. Learn ACT strategies and take pre and post tests to watch yur improvement. The camp runs Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. There are only a few spots remaining. Don't miss out, sign up today. See the flier and sign up here
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. 
Sports News:  
Anyone interested in trying out for cheerleading for next year should sign-up in the main office and pick up a packet. Tryouts are June 4-6th at the middle school.

Attention all athletes: Your winning season starts with a FREE sports physical! Get your by attending the 10th Annual Center of Orthopedics FREE sports physical event. It takes place on Friday, June 8 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Visit their website no later than Monday, June 4 to schedule. See the flyer for additional information.
Attention athletes: Here is another opportunity to get your sports physical for the 2018-2019 sports season. The North Olmsted Urgent Care on Lorain Rd. is offering $20 sports physicals,  July 9 through July 13 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Grab a physical form from the office or download from the website and bring it with you to your physical. 
Attention all senior participating in spring sports and the musical: If you would like to purchase your banner, they are $25. Money can be given to Mr. Jump in the athletic office.
If you are looking for great action shots of your favorite Raider team, go to the lifetouch website:   www.lifetouchevents.com and use the guest password: COLUMBIAWP. Photos from events from the 2017-2018 school year may be purchased directly from the lifetouch site.

Attention all parents of current Juniors : The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcla (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician. 2018 Meningitis vaccine requirement  physicians form. Meningitis FAQImmunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
Looking for a job?
Flyers for each of these summer opportunities are posted throughout the building.  For more info, stop in the guidance office.
  • Are you looking for a part time job this summer? Do you like being outside and close to home? A Columbia resident is looking for a hard working male or female student who is interested in assisting with yard work. The resident lives on Nichols Road and can provide transportation. See Mrs. Hechko for more information.
  • Marc's Strongsville: Now Hiring cashiers, general stock, cold cut counter, produce dept., meat dept. and closeouts. Appy at www.marcs.com or in person.  
  • Taste of Excellence:  Join the Taste of Excellence team which caters events all over northeast Ohio. Starting pay, $10 an hour, with weekend schedules. Must be 16 or older, schedules are flexible and the manager will work with groups of students so they can work at same events and car pool. No experience necessary. Apply at www.taste-food.com or email bob.shrefler@taste-food.com for more information.
  • Columbia Hills Country Club: Jobs available for  lifeguards or valet attendants. If you are interested contact David Rhoades, Clubhouse Manager, P: 440-236-5051 ext. 2339.
  • Columbia Local Schools: Attention Seniors: applications are being accepted by Columbia Local Schools for summer work. If you will be 18 by June 4 and graduating you may apply. Hours are 6:30am-2:30 pm. Includes paid lunch, salary is $8.30 an hours. See postings around the school for details and if you would like to apply send a letter of interest to Mr. Bansek at bansekg@columbia.k12.oh.us.
  • The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center in Strongsville is looking for part time lifeguards and water safety instructors. See the flier for complete details.
  • Swings-N-Things Fun Park is now hiring for the Spring and Summer season. Flexible weekday, weekend, and holiday availability is a requirement. Apply today and you can be a part of one of the most respected teams in the family fun center industry.  Pay starts at $8.40/hour.  Their application is available online: www.SNTfun.com/public/employment to download an application 
  • Hastings Water Works is now hiring and training lifeguards for summer employment. We hire and train 250+ lifeguards every year, do you have what it takes? Learn more about becoming a professional lifeguard and apply online at: HastingsWaterWorks.com or call us at: 440.832.7705 
General Information posted each day: Congratulations to Jessica Saki and Matt Caraballo for being named April students of the month and Emma Seitz and Jimmy Eisenhauer for being named May students of the month. Watch for their bios and pictures in the front hall and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to Courtney Yoder and Billy Eisenhauer who were crowned prom queen and king at Friday night at Williams on the Lake. There are pictures in the main office leftover from the photo booth. If you did not pick up your pictures, stop and get them today.  
Attention students looking for volunteer opportunities: Check out the fliers outside the main office for opportunities to work with horses and children at Pony Tales Farm. Located in Columbia Station, camps begin in the spring and continue through summer and fall. No experience necessary.
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 the second semester to the main office.   Information sheets contain complete application requirements. 

If your child is a new student at Columbia High School, contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Columbia Administration Center. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Voicemail is available at this number. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment. Please bring your child’s paperwork and required documents to your registration appointment. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.

All athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice for current season. The 18-19 Preparticipation physical forms are available for download or pick up a paper copy in the main office.

High School Athletic participation fees for the 2017-2018 school year are $150. This fee is due no later than the sports photo shoot each season. The fee of $150 is per season per athlete; with a family cap of $300.00 per season for 7-12 athletes. 

Please pay all outstanding school fees and lunch charges immediately. The release of transcripts and diplomas will be held until all debts have been resolved. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic camps and competitions, marching band games and shows and academic challenge matches. Payment can be made by credit card online on the PayForIt system. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card in the main office. See Mrs. Kobe if you have any questions. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract.

Report Cards may be accessed and printed as a pdf. in PowerSchool. Log in through the school's website to view and print the report card. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool app. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the main office.

The PowerSchool portal is a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.

Each school day, CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2017-2018 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced prices 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.
Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance. 

Attention athletes: You will need a current sports physical for the 2018-2019 sports season. The North Olmsted Urgent Care on Lorain Rd. is offering $20 sports physicals,  July 9 through July 13 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Grab a physical form from the office or download from the website and bring it with you to your physical. 

Sean Lynch, Principal
Columbia High School
14168 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5001
(440) 236-3081 (Fax)
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School Hours 7:30-2:48
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