Columbia Middle School

Recent News

Thursday, February 21, 2019
There is a yearbook meeting today after school in room 25 until 4:15 pm. 
Congratulations to the CMS wrestlers that will be moving on to the State Tournaments on March 16 and 17th: Joe Sanderfer 1st place, Nehemiah Sanderfer 2nd, Hayden Garrow 2nd, Cole Schulke 3rd, Garrett Szuch and Tony Governale 5th place. Great job boys!!  
Track Sign ups are in the offfice for 7/8 grade students. Practice will begin in early March after the girls basketball season ends. Parents must attend the Spring Sport Mandatory Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00pm. in the HS cafeteria. Students must have a current OHSAA physical on file before practicing. See Coach Kilpatrick or Coach Krause with any questions.  
The 6th grade class will attend the Outdoor Education Trip at Camp Nuhop on Monday, April 8-Wednesday, April 10, 2019. See parent information packet HERE    

Character of the Month: In January we focused on the character trait of perseverance. The following students are our January Students of the Month for being great examples of this characteristic!

Congratulations to:

5th: Domenic Demagall, Nadia Hritz

6th: Adam Wilmeth, Rebecca Sorensen 
7th: Nolan Hunt, Megan Simon, Sydney Bevelacqua 
8th: Casey Weber, Elise Aniol 
In February we’re focusing on the trait of Citizenship. How involved are you in this CMS community? How are you making this a better place? 
"Breakfast with a Buddy" will be held February 19-22 from 8:30-9:00am for Columbia Middle School and Copopa students. Please call the office with any questions at 440.236.5741.
Students with last name A-D may join us on Tues., Feb. 19 
Students with last name E-K may join us on Wed., Feb. 20 
Students with last name L-R may join us on Thurs., Feb. 21 
Students with last name S-Z may join us on Fri., Feb. 22  
Since 1982, the Columbia Food Center has been helping Columbia's neediest families. With family changes and grandparents taking on parenting roles, we now see more families in need. Families that receive help through public assistance are not able to purchase cleaning supplies or toiletry items with their food vouchers. That means toothpaste, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies must be purchased with a family’s own money, a struggle for many folks. We will be conducting a drive to help the Columbia Food Center with these essential items. Columbia Middle School and Copopa will have a friendly competition from February 11 through February 22. Copopa will collect toiletry items and Columbia Middle School will collect cleaning items. You may send the following items with your student: paper towels, disinfectant wipes, dish soap, Magic Erasers, cleaning sponges. Any other cleaning items should be dropped off by a parent at the school. Please do not send laundry soap or any other items that may be harmful with your student on the bus. At the middle school, the grade level that donates the most items will be rewarded a pizza lunch after the close of the drive! Let's make this a fun event and help our community and neighbors with the things they truly need! Kindness means working together to make sure every family receives the help they need! 
Check out the February Student Broadcast HERE 
Summer STEM Camps available at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. Registration is required. Check it out HERE
There will be a Spring Sport Mandatory Meeting for all parents and students in grades 7-12 planning on participating in a spring sport. The mandatory meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 27 in the HS cafeteria at 6:00pm. 
Ohio State Testing will begin on Monday, March 25th. We have been busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning.  Even though the state tests are just a snapshot of what our kids can do it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. Please make sure our students are well rested and eat a good breakfast on testing days since this makes a big difference in student attitude, mental awareness, and performance. Please try not to schedule doctor/dentist appointments on testing days. Students who are absent may have to miss class time to make up a testing session. See test schedule HERE
The Vendor and Craft Fair for the Class of 2022 will be held on March 16, 2019 in the K-8 gym. See the flier for more information HERE. 
School Fees: School fees were due on October 31. Fee letters were mailed home to students with outstanding fee balances. Please pay your fees through the Payforit link on the left. You may also send your exact payment of cash or check with your child or stop in the office with cash, check or credit card. Transportation for extra curricular activities will be denied if fees are outstanding. Please call the office with any questions or if you would like to set up a payment plan.
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures for CMS and Copopa- click HERE to view phamplet.
Snack Safely: At Columbia Middle School and Copopa we have a growing number of students and families dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies- the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. Columbia Schools makes every effort to reduce exposure and cross contamination for these children. We do not intend to make this K-8 facility a nut free building, but we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our children. In order to do so we will closely monitor and manage our practices and what we allow into this facility as it relates specifically to snacks and treats. It is our hope to prevent cross contamination. View the Peanut Free Letter HERE.
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Should I stay or should I go? What to do when your child is sick. Keep Your child home if they have had any of these symptoms in the last 24 hours: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, too sick for regular activity, or fever above 100 F. Students should return to school when fever-free for 24 hours without medication. If anibiotics are used, wait 24 hours before returning to school. Visit your health district at or call 440.322.6367 with questions.  
Report Cards may be accessed and printed as a pdf. in PowerSchool. Log in through the school's website to view and print the report card. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool app. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the office. 
School Lunch and Breakfast: CMS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2018-2019 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced priced 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.


Athletic Physicals:  All athletes must have a current OHSAA Physical (on the OHSAA Physical Form) before the first mandatory day of practice for the current season. The 2018/2019 Preparticipation Physical Form is available to download HERE

Participation Fees: The 2018-2019 athletic participation fee is $150 per athlete per season with a $300 family cap per season for athletes in 7-12 grade. This fee is due no later than the first athletic contest. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until all past and current school fees are paid.

Schedules, Information, and Forms: Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left.
7/8 Girls Basketball: The 7th grade Lady Raiders did it again defeating Fairview 31-24 to stay undefeated! Leading the team were Champagne 14 pts, Washburn 8, Friscone 4, Menge 3, and Bodo 2. The 8th grade came out slow in the 4th quarter last night losing to Fairview 35-10.  Scoring for the Raiders were Delaney Friscone and Elise Champagne with 3 points each, Ava Paletta 2 and Emily Beck 2.  Shelby Rumes and Madison Rodgers deserve special mention for their hard work on both sides of the ball. The teams will play on Monday, Feb. 25 at Buckeye at 5:00. 
7/8 Track: Sign-ups are in the offfice. Practice will begin in early March. Parents must attend the Spring Sport Mandatory Parent Meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00pm. in the HS cafeteria. Students must have a current OHSAA physical on file before practicing. See Coach Kilpatrick or Coach Krause with any questions.  


Columbia Middle School
13646 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5741
(440) 236-9274 (Fax)
Robert Magyar, Principal
Emily Figliano, School Counselor
Office Hours  7:45-3:45
School Hours  8:15-3:30

Upcoming Events


5/6 Gr. C-Squad Mtg.

Thu Feb 21 2019

Power of Pen

Mon Feb 25 2019

7/8 C-Squad Mtg.

Tue Feb 26 2019

Parent Remind

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