Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Monday, September 16, 2019 
General Information:
Fall picture day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17. Fliers were passed out in class meetings. You may preorder your pictures by going to and entering picture day ID  EVTCKMHC8. Extra forms are available in the main office. All students will have pictures taken for ID purposes. Money can be turned in on the day of pictures or prepaid online at site above. Checks must be made payable to Lifetouch.
Attention Sophomores: You will be meeting with Rodd Torbert from Jostens to discuss the purchase of class rings tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17 during 4th period. You will be called down from your classes to the gym for this meeting. JVS sophomores will meet with Mr. Torbert on Monday, November 4 at 8:00 am at LCJVS. Any questions, contact Jostens at 1-800-567-8367, by email at or their website at

Attention Raider Fans: Please attend the girls volleyball game tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17 and support the team and the class of 2021 after prom. The concession stand will have lots of snacks for the game and for $3.00 ice cream sundaes with unlimited toppings! What could be better than an ice cream sundae and you watch the girls battle Keystone on Tuesday? See you there! All money earned will go to the class of 2021 afterprom. 
Attention all Seniors! On Wednesday, September 18th during lunch please vote for Homecoming King and Queen Candidates of your choice. JVS seniors will vote between 7:00-7:35 a.m. on September 18th at the JVS. Seniors will select 5 girls and 5 boys for nomination. The Court will be announced on Friday, September 20th at the end of the day. The  Homecoming football game v. Oberlin and crowning is October 4th.
Attention High School parents/guardians.  Due to a glitch in the OneView system in late July, early August, some information has been deleted. All parents, including JVS and CCP students, are to login in to the system, even if you think you have completed this information, to double check to make sure your child’s EMA is on file with correct information to ensure his/her safety. The deadline to complete or reenter this information is September 20. Instructions to assist you in this process are listed on this letter .  You will be able to link all your children to your account. Please note - this site is best viewed on a device with a screen the size of an ipad or larger. If you do not have access to a computer, come to any school to use a computer and complete the forms. If you have any difficulty setting up an account or completing the online forms, please call our office 440-236-5001. Thank you.
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2018-2019 school year are 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.
The 2019 Emerald Yearbook can now be picked up in the main office for students who ordered the yearbooks during regular school hours.  Have you had an opportunity to see the 2018-2019 yearbook? Looks great! Did you forget to order one? You are in luck. Mrs. Taylor has a limited supply of yearbooks that you can purchase. They are $75 cash or check made payable to CHS. See Mrs. Taylor in room 19 to make payment and pick up your book. If you have any questions see Mrs. Taylor. Don’t put it off, sale ends September 27.  
Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 5th, 2019 from 7-10 p.m.! Do you have your dress? Your shoes? Your dress pants, shirt and tie? Homecoming Dance is around the corner! If you are bringing a guest who does not attend Columbia, a complted Out of Town Guest Form must be completed prior to purchasing a ticket for your guest. Check the timeline of events posted throughout the don’t want to miss out on the fun extracurricular activities at Columbia High School!
Anyone interested in Academic Challenge, please sign up in the guidance office.  If you'd like more information, please see Miss Neff.  Our fall matches are usually on Thursday afternoons October - November. 
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.  
Guidance News:   
Attention Seniors: Mark your calendars and grab your parents for Financial Aid Night, Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. The FAFSA will be discussed and financial aid and scholarship information to assist with your college plans. If you have any questions, stop in the guidance office.
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.  
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. 
Upcoming Meetings:  
Would you like to travel to Costa Rica? Join Señora Hafeman in  June of 2020! If you would like to get more information about the trip, there will be a meeting on Monday, September 16th at 6:30PM in room 5. If you have any questions, please contact Señora Hafeman. Please note this is not a CLSD sponsored trip
There will be a short Key Club meeting in Mrs. Musser's room on Thursday, September 19 after school. We will be discussing what we do to help the community. We are looking for more members so please come! If you are a current member who is unable to attend, please let Mrs. Musser or Mrs. Taylor know.
Sports News: 
The boys cross country team took 4th place out of 36 teams at the Spartan Invitational. Leading the team was Matt Pettegrew 5th, Jared Swartz 33rd, Scott Saksa 48th, Brian Barta 63rd, Frank Washburn 76th, Kevin Barta 84th, and Dante Cirigliano 93rd out of 380 runners. For the girls team Madeleine Finton took 9th and Amelia Hritz was 159th out of 302 runners. Both teams will compete at the JB Firestone Invitational on Saturday at Black River High School.

The varsity football team was defeated by Northwestern 21-14. The Raiders were down 14-0 after the first half Friday. The game was then delayed and Northwestern scored first on Saturday. Columbia roared back to make it 21-7 with Carter Kalamasz throwing his first varsity touchdown pass to Owen Menge. The Raiders then scored again, quickly with Joe Governale following up a long 55 yard run with a 1 yard run on 4th down. The Raider defense held again and the offense drove down the field only to turn it over on downs with 2 minutes left in the game. Governale finished with 149 yards rushing with Drew Saki adding 33 yards receiving on 5 catches. Freshman Hayden Garrow, in his first start, led the team with 11 tackles. The defense continued its' solid play this year with Carson Heidecker, Lukas McKee, Tom Reljin, and Dom Governale all ringing up sacks. The Raiders are on the road this Friday at Firelands. 

 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 the reverse side of the July mailing and 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:
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.
Student passwords for computers and google classroom have been updated. If you have any trouble accessing your accounts, stop in the main office for assistance.    
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: Class schedules are available on PowerSchool.
 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.
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.  

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 websiteThe 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. 

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. 


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


School Pictures

Tue Sep 17 2019

Marching Band

Tue Sep 17 2019

Varsity Girls Golf canceled

Tue Sep 17 2019
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