Announcements for Spring Break, April 17-21, 2017
Spring break runs through Friday, April 21. School will resume on Monday, April 24.
Congratulations to Michael Verbus. Michael won the Indians basket full of baseball goodies and two tickets to an Indians game courtesy of the cafeteria. Have fun at the game Michael and Go Tribe!
There were glasses turned in to the main office last week. If you have misplaced your glasses, see Mrs. Kobe.
Attention Juniors and Seniors, stop in and see Mr. Campbell to add songs to the Prom playlist.
Reminder: Prom tickets will go on sale for $45 beginning the Monday, April 24 through May 5. Tickets will be sold at LCJVS before school on Wednesday, April 26. If you plan to take a guest to prom who is not a Columbia student, an out of town guest form must be filled out and completed prior to buying your guest a ticket. They are available online or in the main office at CHS. Prom is Friday, May 19 at Springvale Ballroom in North Olmsted. Check the flier for more Prom 2017 and end of the year information.
The Pasta for Pennies drive is continuing through the end of April . This program directly benefits those with Leukemia and Lymphoma. The homeroom who raises the most money will get lunch catered by Olive Garden as long as the school as a whole raises $500. So far, we have raised around $285. Senora's class is in a commanding lead with $80 raised. Mrs. Haft's class is in second with $49 raised, and Mr. Ward's class is in third with $43 raised. We are running out of time and need to work together to meet our goal! Everyone - please donate anything you can to this worthy cause. Check your pockets, cup holders, anywhere for spare change. Thank you.
Columbia Color Guard Tryouts will be held April 25-27 at CMS.
The Columbia Township Trustees, with the cooperation of the Lorain County Commissioners, the Columbia Township Fire Department, and the Columbia Local School District, will be presenting the “Effects of Drug Abuse” on April 25 from 6:30-9:00 pm in the high school gym. This program is free and open to all Lorain County residents. Mark your calendar for the informative event.
Make dinner a selfless act by joining Mrs. Krug’s Junior Achievement group for a fundraiser to support Junior Achievement Summer Fun. Come in to the Chipotle at 15029 Pearl Rd. in Strongsville on Monday, May 1st 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 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Junior Achievement Summer Fun.
Attention All Seniors: Caps and Gowns, Announcements and Graduation items may be picked up from Mrs. Kobe in the main office for both CHS seniors and JVS seniors. Orders must be paid in full to take items home. Please pay online at Jostens.com or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS. Bring a confirmation of payment when you come to pick up your items. Only cash will be accepted in person. Any seniors who has not ordered their cap and gown should also call 1-800-JOSTENS or order online.
The CHS 2017 Yearbook is currently on sale for $60. This price is good until April 30. After that date, yearbooks are will be sold fro $65. All checks made payable to CHS. Download order form here.
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 Meningococcal (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. 2017 Meningitis vaccine requirement physician's form, Meningitis FAQ, Immunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
Meetings for the Week:
Guidance News: Mrs. Anderle from College Now will be in the guidance office, Friday, 12. 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.
Attention Seniors: Continue to check the website under guidance and scholarships for additional ways to fund post secondary eduation. Any questions, see Mrs. Hechko.
Sports News: On April 17th the Columbia Raider Softball team took a loss against Clearview. The final score of the game was 5-3. Sophomore Riley Thomas pitched 6 innings with 6 strikeouts, 3 walks, and gave up 6 hits. The Raiders had a total of 6 hits in the game, which came from: Ambriel Stair, Danielle Roginsky, Jennifer Boey, Natalie Wilkins, Emma Seitz, and Riley West. The girls had 3 walks, followed by 4 strikeouts. The raiders fielding had 7 assists that helped them end the innings sooner. Overall the raiders gave a good effort, but not enough to get the win. The Columbia Raiders record is now 7-1.
Attention all girls interested in playing basketball next season. The Findlay Team Camp forms are in the girls basketball mailbox on the stage. Please pick them up soon. See you there!
Burritos for Basketball! Come support the Columbia High School Boys Basketball teams! Join us Saturday May 13th, 2017 from 6-9pm at the Columbia Eagle’s Grand Hall. Tickets are $25. For questions or tickets call Josh Scharf at 440-823-7848.
Attention Fall and Winter Seniors Athletes: If you have not picked up your senior banner and are interested in purchasing yours for $25, see Mr. Jump.
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: Congratulations to Nicole Kittelberger and Lance Boise who have been chosen as senior students of the month for March. Watch for their bios and pictures in the main hall and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations to Mr. Jump, the high school’s staff member of the month for March. Take the time to congratulate Mr. Jump doing a great job juggling his many duties as both athletic director and assistant principal.
There were keys turned in found in the hall and tennis shoes found in girls locker room. If any of these items are yours, check the lost and found in the main office.
Are you looking for a part time job? The Village of the Falls in Olmsted Falls is currently hiring dietary aides. Evenings 4-6pm and weekends 7am-1pm and 4-6 pm. Check the posting on the Job Board for contact information.
At LCJVS five Allied Health Science students recently traveled to the Medina County Career Center to compete in the regional HOSA - Future Health Professionals conference. Senior, Hailey Delzeith is one of four students who will advance to the State competition as she placed 5th in the Nursing Assistant category. Fifteen Lorain County JVS students earned top ratings in the North Central Regional SkillsUSA Competition held recently at Ohio Technical College (Cleveland), Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center (Richfield), and Polaris Career Center (Middleburg Heights). Senior, Tom Widenmeyer was awarded a Silver medal in the Team Works event. Good luck to Hailey and Tom as they compete at State in Toledo in April.
Congratulations to Mrs. Krug’s entrepreneurship class that was featured in an article in the February 25 publication of Crain’s Cleveland Business. This issue explored Junior Achievement's past and present and featured Mrs. Krug and senior Cody Schwartz, president of the JA Company, ColumCo. The feature highlighted the workings of the JA company, ColumCo projects, and their Chipotle fundraiser. Congratulations.
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 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.
General Information posted but not read each day:
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.
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.
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.
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.