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Daily Announcements

March 2020 
General Information:
Please refer to the Our District homepage on this CLSD website for the most current information regarding closures and postponements due to the COVID-19 virus.  
Attention Seniors:  Jostens cap/gown orders cwill arrive in April.  Announcement orders will be distributed once they are delivered to CHS. Orders must be paid in full and proof of payment may be required. See Mrs. Kobe with any questions.
  CCP students who are enrolled in ON CAMPUS classes at LCCC:  All in-person classes will be postponed from 7 a.m., Wed., March 11 through -Sat., March 14. Online courses will continue.  Spring Break will be March 15-24. In-person classes will resume March 25, with alternate delivery. Please monitor your LCCC email for updates.

Columbia Local Schools Internet Safety night is postponed until further notice.
The school year is flying by. Don’t forget to order your yearbook. Don’t miss your chance of getting the limited edition collection of our stories from the 2019-2020 school year. Hang on to those great memories for years to come. Go to the link to order online today for $75.00.   

Columbia High School's Journalism Class has published the first edition of the Columbia Chronicle. Please enjoy and feel free to give Mrs. Taylor your feedback.  Columbia Chronicle
Attention seniors: If you have not placed your order for Cap/Gown/Announcement and senior items, you may do so online  or mail in your order with payment to the address listed on the top of the form. As the order deadline has expired, the cost of the cap and gown unit is $55.00 including tax.
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year are overdue. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid. 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.
Prom is right around the corner: JC Penney at Southpark mall has a special prom package. Stop in the main office for a flier to receive discounts on girls and guys apparel, jewelry, shoes, makeovers, salon styling, haircuts and more.
Check out some great candid shots from CHS 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.  
All Students: Please recycle clean, single used plastic! Mrs. Barnard's science class is collecting these items. There are boxes and containers on each end of the cafeteria. Please place plastic items in one of the containers. There's one by the garbage cans and one on the table by the white baord. This is for a science project. 
Immunizations: Attention Class of 2021: 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 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.  If your child has not received a dose of the meningitis vaccine after the age of 16, you may obtain it from your healthcare provider or other community providers such as Lorain County Public Health. You can schedule an appointment with Lorain County Public Health by calling (440) 284-3206.   
Guidance News:  
Attention seniors:  The Columbia community Foundation is offering the following scholarships this year:
Columbia Community Foundation Scholarship
   - Open to Columbia Township residents who reside within the 44028 zip code
   - An upcoming graduate from the Class of 2020 from any high school
Three (3) named scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $3,000/each
  -Wayne and Debbie Brassell Family Scholarship
  -Ron and Diane McKinley Family Scholarship
  -Emerald Woods/MLM Developers Scholarship
Four (4) Columbia Community Foundation scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500/each
Lucille MacClellan Memorial Scholarship
  -An upcoming graduate from the Class of 2020 from Columbia High School ONLY.  The applicant can have any home address and zip code outside of 44028
One (1) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000/each
The application can be found at the Columbia Community Foundation website.     When you apply, please fill out a transcript request in the guidance office, so your official transcript can be sent to the Foundation. All applications must be submitted by March 18. Winners will be announced at Senior Awards Night on Monday, April 27, 2020. 
ACT TEST PREP is offering a five-session ACT Prep course! The weekly ACT Prep Course will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursdays, starting April 23, at Highland High School. For more details, visit the guidance office. You also can check out the website at
The Jewish Family Service Association is offering a scholarship to non-Jewish students -  the Horvitz YouthAbility Program Scholarship. This scholarship is specifically for students who will be studying special education, social work, psychology, physical therapy, or other related fields. Apply by April 1.
Any freshmen, sophomores, and Juniors who are interested in various careers in agriculture, The Ohio Farm Bureau is hosting free explore AG summer camp sessions in 2020. If interested see flyer here for more information.  
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Sports News: 
Spring sports pictures for baseball and the all senior photo will be on March 25. Pay to participate fees are due no later than your team's scheduled picture day. Academic fees must also be paid to use school transportation to away scrimmages and events. See your coaches for more information and picture forms. 

Spring Sports athletes: You must complete the athletic forms on OneView. Students will be denied participation in any practice  or scrimmage if the online forms are not completed by the deadline. Go to the OneView portal on our website to complete.  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. 
Columbia High School Cheerleading Tryouts are postponed.
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.  
Community Service:
Need volunteer hours this year? Columbia PTO needs volunteers to support Family Movie Night (date to be determined)  and Raider Games (Laugh Olympics) during the day on June 2. Interested students can email [email protected] Please specify your first & last name, grade level, which event you can work and if you have start & end time limits. 

Do you love working with animals and need community service hours? Ponytale Farms has openings in their volunteer programs for the spring, summer and fall. Options include pony rescue, farm work, and handling of animals. The farm is located at 13360 Cooley Rd.  Call Elaine at 440-891-9992 for more information. 
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: 
Congratulations to Mackenzie Marx and Jared Swartz, CHS Students of the Month for February. Watch for their pictures and bios displayed in the main hall showcase at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Mackenzie and Jared.  
Congratulations to senior Zoie Jarem for her accomplishments in the 2019-2020 Lorain County Scholastics Art Show!  Zoie earned 5 awards at this years show including 2 Gold Key, 2 Silver Key, and 1 Honorable Mention awards.  Zoie was honored with the "American Vision Award" this year, which placed her artwork as one of the top 5 pieces entered into the show out of the 900 that were accepted.  Zoie will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Art next year, as Columbia's first in over 14 years. 
Attention all athletes: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes group meets every Thursday morning at 6:30 am at the Smokin’ Bean. All are welcome to join. If you have questions, contact Emma Roberts.  
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.
Job Opportunities: 
Are you thinking warm thoughts and gearing up for a busy summer ? Hastings Water Works is looking to hire students to lifeguard this summer at pools close to where they live. We staff pools all over Northeast Ohio and conduct all lifeguard training in-house with the American Red Cross for anyone not certified. All we require is that students who apply are strong swimmers. See the flier for more information. For specific questions, call the Hastings office at  (440) 832-7705. 
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.
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.  
The 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. 
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 [email protected] 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 is $30 for full year or $15 for second semester only, 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.


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


Track at Bay Village

Thu Apr 9 2020

Spring Recess

Sat Apr 11 2020

Spring Recess

Sun Apr 12 2020
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