Announcements for Friday, February 24, 2017
General Information: Attention staff and students: Please remember that we have only a couple days left to bring in pop tabs and mittens for Ronald McDonald House. Key Club will deliver donuts to the winning homeroom. Thank you for your participation in helping others in need.
The parents of the softball team are having a fundraiser at PIZZAFIRE in Strongsville located at 15163 Pearl Rd. just north of 82 on Tuesday March 7th from 11am to 10pm. Please mention the fundraiser to the cashier when paying. PIZZAFIRE will donate 15% of your bill to the Raider softball team.
Attention Seniors: If you DID NOT HAVE your senior picture taken by Prestige Portraits or onsite at Columbia High you have until Saturday, March 11 to make an appointment at the studio to have your picture taken. This picture will ensure that your photograph will be included in the yearbook, in the class of 2017 photo hung in the hall and in the Rural Urban in May. New this year, seniors will be able to choose their pose for the yearbook when they are photographed at CHS. Previews will be sent to the school or home address for each senior photographed. Seniors will receive a card with log in information to view the images and make their selection for the yearbook and will also have the opportunity to purchase these pictures. See the prestige portraits website for more information: http://prestigeportraitsohio.com/ Attention Columbia parents and community members: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm in the high school gym and attend Operation Street Smart, an Adult Drug Education program presented by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. "This program is designed to educate parents, teachers, social workers, community partners and anyone with a nexus to children about current drug trends, terminology and paraphenalia." Download the flier for more information.
Meetings for the Week: Science Olympiad meeting: Today, Friday, February 24 for all students participating in the Science Olympiad. Meet in Mr. Maykut’s room immediately after school. If you can not attend, see Mr. Maykut some time today.
Guidance News: Attention sophomores: JVS 17-18 applications are due in the guidance office by February 24. See Ms. Neff if you have any questions regarding the application process.
Any juniors interested in being a high school counselor for the Outdoor Education program, please sign up in the guidance office by Friday, February 24th.
Any juniors considering a career in education, please see Miss Neff ASAP.
Any senior girl majoring in a science related field, please see Miss Neff about a scholarship opportunity.
Mrs. Anderle from College Now will be in the guidance office Thursday, March 2. If you have questions concerning your college choices, financial aid or the FAFSA, stop and make an appointment. Let your parents know that they also can call and request an appointment with Mrs. Anderle.
The Columbia Community Foundation (CCF) will host a Scholarship Information Meeting on Sunday, March 12, 1pm the Columbia Town Hall. CCF is offering $22,000 this year in scholarships. This is a small part of the many local scholarships available to graduating seniors this year. They have invited over 10 agencies that offer local scholarships to be on-hand to answer questions to make the application process easy. Call Pam Coleman at 440-742-3456 if you have questions.
Attention all juniors: Anyone interested in attending the field trip to Cleveland State University on Friday, March 31, from 10am - 2:30pm, please sign up in the guidance office. Please see Miss Neff or Mrs. Anderle with any questions.
Attention all seniors & senior parents: Please make sure you complete your FAFSA! Many of our students have started the FAFSA, but have not completed & submitted them. The early deadline for completion has already passed to allow colleges to send out Financial Aid Award Letters. Also, this must be completed in order to apply for many local scholarships.
Sports News: Attention all spring athletes: All athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice each season. For baseball and softball that deadline is Monday, February 20. For track athletes the deadline is Monday, March 6. The 2016-2017 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online.
High School Athletic participation fees for the 2016-2017 school year are $150. This fee is due on the current season's scheduled photo day, for spring this is Monday, March 13. The fee of $150 is per season per athlete; with a family cap of $300.00 per season for 7-12 athletes. Also remember that all academic fees must be paid before athletes can board school transportation for away games and meets. Please turn in fees to main office and all other paperwork to your coach.
Save the Date! The 9th Annual Center for Orthopedics Sports Physical Event will be June 9th, 2017! A winning season starts with a free sports physical. With community collaboration, the Center for Orthopedics will offer students a physical at no cost on June 9th. Please spread the word! Watch the website for more information in the coming months.
Miscellaneous: Attention staff and students: Anyone who would like more Promise cards, either for themselves or for friends or family members, may request them from Mrs. Kobe in the main office
Attention Seniors: If you have NOT ordered your cap and gown from Jostens, please stop and see Mrs. Kobe as soon as possible. Orders must be placed on Jostens' website. Please be aware of the late fee. Cost is $50 plus shipping.
Are you looking for a Job? Then check out the Job Board located in the Columbia Cafeteria, it is to the left of the vending machine on the edge of the hall way. You will find notices for local businesses seeking employees.
Attention all ladies: David’s Bridal coupons are available in the main office. These are valid until May 15.
Attention all students: All school fees were due on October 1. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic 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.
Attention all students: Make sure you are using this year’s google classroom account with your first initial, last name and graduation year. Your ID is your password. If you have documents saved in your previous account that used the “colum” password you need to copy those documents into your new account. The old google classroom accounts were deactivated on Sept. 17. If you have any difficulty logging in to a computer, your google classroom account or your student powerschool account; stop in the offices for assistance.
General Information posted but not read each day:
The PowerSchool portal is open and a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the app the district code is ZZGS.
If your child will be enrolling at Columbia High school, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. 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 paperwork and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment.
Student Parking is still available at CHS for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible students may apply and must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are available at the HS office or online. The fee for the second semester parking pass only is $15 and is due when you turn in the application. Download the application and information sheet here.
CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2016-2017 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.