Columbia High School

Daily Announcements

Monday, May 20, 2019
General Information:
Attention members of Student Council and NHS: Today, Monday, May 20th, there will be group photos during 5/6th period in the gym. Please spread the word so you can be in the yearbook!

Attention Seniors: Important Reminders for next week:

  • Monday: 8:10 am Locker cleanout, if you are not here during first period, please clean out sometime today.
  • Tuesday:Senior schedule: 1st period through 4th period- normal schedule; 5th period through 10th period- exams
  • Wednesday: 1st through 3rd period-exams, 4th period-make up exams-contact your teacher if necessary. Seniors dismissed after last exam period. 
  • Thursday: Mandatory graduation practice at 10:10 am report directly to the field. We will practice at the stadium, then in the gym. Practice should finish by approximately 11:30-11:45. You may then go to the K-8 building for a clapout, bring your caps to wear. Immediately following the clapout- PTO will be providing lunch for the class of 2019 at Columbia Park.
  • Friday: Graduation Report time is 6:00 pm. Park in the cafeteria lot regardless of your assigned parking spot. Caps may be decorated but must be in good taste and not be offensive nor obstruct the view of others. Administration will make final decision on cap designs. 

Don't’ forget to Pick up your cap and gown if you haven’t already done so. Payment is only accepted in cash. Any student not planning to participate in the graduation ceremony on May 24 must provide a note from a parent or guardian regardless of the age of the senior. 

All fees and fines,including  lunch charges must be paid , and community service requirement completed before receiving your diploma. 
Attention all NHS members: You must submit your volunteer hours to Mr. Maykut as soon as possible. Seniors may pick up their NHS honor cord as soon as they turn in their hours to Mr. Maykut.
ATTENTION SENIORS: Please see Mrs. Taylor immediately if you have not submitted your senior quote
The contents of the lost and found are on display in the cafeteria. Please check the tables and take anything that is yours. All remaining items will be donated at the end of the school year.   
On Tuesday, April 23, a senior class mailing was sent to all class of 2019 residences. This mailing contained the graduation application, commencement reminders, pano picture forms, community service status, outstanding fee letters and other important end of year information.
Orders are now being accepted for the 2019 Yearbook. For the easiest and quickest way, go to  to order with a credit card or paypal. If you don't have access to order online, you may complete the order form and return to Mrs. Taylor in room 19 at CHS with $75 cash or check payable to CHS. Last day to order is Wednesday, May 22. 
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. 
Meetings for the Week:
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in participating in cross country next year fall on Tuesday May 21st at 6:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.
Key Club meeting: Wednesday May 22 after school in Mrs. Musser's room. We will be voting on next year's officers. Please see Mrs. Musser or Mrs. Taylor if you are unable to attend.
Sports News: 
The Varsity Softball team completed their season with two more victories over the weekend. On Friday, senior Riley Thomas shutout Fairview for the second time this week.  She struck out five and only allowed four hits.  The bats came alive as the Raiders exploded for 13 hits!   Senior Jen Boey led off the game with a Home Run and ended with 2 hits and another stolen base. Senior Ambriel Stair had two triples and 2 RBI's.  Seniors Jill Grzywna, Danielle Gerda, and Dani Roginsky also had 2 hits a piece.  Rounding out the offense were Riley West, Jesse Morlock, and Averey Lavinder with one hit each.  On Saturday Morning, the offensive firepower continued as the team clinched at least a share of the PAC title, beating Buckeye by a score of 15-7.  Freshman Jesse Morlock earned the victory pitching 6 solid innings.  Riley Thomas completed the game pitching the seventh inning and wrapped up her career as a Raider.  Leading the team was Caitlyn Wilkins with 3 base hits.  Riley West, Ambriel Stair, Jill Grzywna, Averey Lavinder, and Morlock all added 2 hits each.  Jen Boey had another clutch Home Run and Dani Roginsky had a base hit.  The team ends their season as PAC CHAMPS, winning all five games last week, and finishing with an overall record of 15-10.  

The boys track team took 12th at Districts led by Coleman 3rd in the 800 in a new school record time of 2:00.22, Pettegrew 4th in the 3200, Goodman 8th in the 110H, Alten 7th in the long jump, the 4 x 800 of Saksa, B. Barta, Sikorski, & Coleman 6th, & the 4 x 400 relay of Cirigliano, Zeinert, Sikorski, & Coleman 8th. The girls team took 17th led by Finton 2nd in the 3200. Madeleine  Finton, Bailey Coleman, and Matt  Pettegrew will all compete at the regional meet Friday for the chance to qualify to the State Championship Meet. Good luck!
Are you readying yourself for fall sports? 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.  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. 
Guidance News:  
Any student planning on attending Lake Erie College in the fall, please see Miss Neff ASAP for a scholarship opportunity.
Reminder to all seniors: You must have 5 hours of community service as a requirement for graduation. These hours are to be completed outside the school day. See Mrs. Hechko or Miss Neff if you have questions about this requirement.
Attention students new to the LCCC CCP program for the fall of 2019. Join them for a new student orientation on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  This fun informative event is for first time students who plan to courses online or on campus for the summer/fall 2019.
Attention juniors and seniors interested in a career in Sports Management: Check out the  2nd ANNUAL Sports Management SUMMER INSTITUTE at Cleveland State University, June 23-28. This program will serve as a complement to the CSU Management academic program; and provide an opportunity for High School students to experience hands-on opportunities with local and national figures from all levels of sport and entertainment. Students will engage with local leaders from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation. See CSU’s website for more information. Applications are due by May 31, 2019.
Any seniors planning on majoring in education, please check out the website  They are offering a $5,000 scholarship. Application due by June 30, 2019.
Community Service:
Beginning this year there is a new 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. Begining with the 18-19 school year, required hours prior to graduation are seniors-5; juniors-10, sophomores-15, freshmen-20. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. 
Volunteer opportunities that will be coming up in the Spring. See below for list of events and contact information to participate.

1)  Copopa Laugh Olympics (This opportunity would require permission from CHS Principal to be excused from School, obviously Graduating Seniors are encouraged to volunteer) - Wednesday, May 29th from 7:30am – 3:30pm - Contact Jessica Kaititus to volunteer - (440) 334–6577 or by email @
Announcements posted but not read each morning:  
Congratulations to Jennifer Boey and Ben Skowronsky for being named Students of the Month for May. Watch for their bios and pictures in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban and displayed in the front hall at CHS.  
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton and Landon Hunt who represented Columbia High School at the 71st Annual State Science Day in Columbus. They were part of the 1,100 students presenting their science fair projects to judges. Madeleine received an Excellent Rating and Landon received a Superior Rating. Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations to Audrey Krug and Nick Milluzzi who were crowned Prom Queen and King on May 10.
Spring and summer are fast approaching. Are you looking for a job close to home? Love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring. Check the fliers outside the offices, if interested apply online at    

 Are you looking for a job?  Angelina's Pizza in Olmsted Falls is hiring.  Stop in to their shop in the Drug Mart Plaza to apply.
Job openings: Check out the Strongsville Wendy’s. They are in search of crew members to join their team. Earn some extra cash and gain valuable work experience. Apply in person at the Pearl Rd. location.

Do you love being outside? Palmer’s Lawn Care is open and flexible to train enthusiastic individuals! Our minimum requirement for applicants is: 16 years old and have a driver’s license. We are interviewing for summer help but are also looking for a few seniors that have early release to meet up with one of our landscape crews this spring.  Employee  hourly rate starts around $9.00 per hour. Contact their office at 440-236-9625  or visit on-line at:

Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2018-2019 school year are now 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.
Power School Information: Class schedules are available on PowerSchool and hard copies are available in the guidance office. Printed schedules have your locker and locker combination on them.  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.

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 their website: Visitors will need to set up a personal account using their email address, a password of their choosing and the school code: COLUMBIAWP.  

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. 

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 second semester only to the main office.   Information sheets contain complete application requirements. 
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. 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  required documents and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. 


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

Senior locker cleanout

Mon May 20 2019

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Mon May 20 2019

HS Senior Finals

Tue May 21 2019

HS Senior Finals

Wed May 22 2019

Key Club meeting

Wed May 22 2019
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