Columbia Middle School

Recent News

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Science Fair for 6-12 grade students is TONIGHT in the high school cafeteria. Students are welcome to set up beginning at 5:30 and parents may view exhibits until 6:15. Parents are welcome to wait in the high school media center while their children are judged. Sixth grade students will be judged first. Judging will take place between 6:15 and 9:30 pm. 
There is No School for students on Friday, January 18 (Inservice Day) and Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday). School will resume on Tuesday, January 22 when we will begin the 2nd quarter. Make sure you check your schedule on PowerSchool to see what your “Special” is for the second quarter.
Check out the latest Student Broadcast HERE
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 ACT Practice Test for 7/8 grade students will be given on Saturday, February 23 from 8:30am-12:00 at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. Any 7/8 grade student interested in taking the test should pick up information from Mrs. Figliano in the office. You may also print forms here Instruction Sheet, Registration Form  
2018/2019 Yearbooks are on sale now through Monday, January 22. Order online at with Yearbook Code: 11596119 or turn in your order form and $15  to your homeroom teacher. Checks must be made payable to Lifetouch. 
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.
Enjoy the long weekend!  


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 Boys Basketball: The 7th grade team travelled to Clearview last Saturday to take on the Black River Pirates in the second round of tournament action. The nervous Raiders got off to a slow start as they shot the first 8 shots only capitalizing on 1, while the Pirates made 3 shot attempts. The Pirates employed a new offense, in which the Raiders had to switch their defense to slow the Pirates. The game battled back and forth throughout the rest of the night, but the Raiders couldn’t capitalize on turnovers, and the Pirates won at the end. The 8th grade travelled to Sheffield to take on the Fairview Warriors for the third time of the season. Unfortunately, the Raiders fell short to the Cardinals ending their season. The end of season uniform turn-in/pizza party will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24 afterschool from 3:30-4:15. 
7/8 Girls Basketball: The 8th grade team lost another tight game last night to Keystone. Entering the 4th quarter down by 10 points, the girls put on a full court press and pulled within 2 points, but ran out of time with the score 26-30. The girls had a well-rounded offense with 5 people getting in the score book. Emily Beck was high scorer with 10 points, Madison McCall added 6, Madison Rodgers and Andrea Szekelyi each had 4, and Ava Paletta had 2. On defense Ava Paletta did a great job on the boards at both ends. The 7th grade team defeated Keystone by the score of 34-18 to make their record 3-0. Leading the Lady Raiders were Elise Champagne 16 pts, Delaney Friscone 9 pts, Cameron Baker 2 pts, Megan Simon, 2 pts, Hannah Bodo 2 pts, Rachel Washburn 2 pts, and Payton Menge 1 pt. The teams will play TONIGHT at HOME vs Clearview at 5:00, come out to support them!!
7/8 Wrestling: This past Saturday the team traveled to New London to participate in the Randy Harner Memorial Tournament.  After a long day on the mats Cole Shulke, Garrett Szuch, and Hayden Garrow all walked away champs! David Oleksiak and Tony Governale both took third and all the Raiders contributed to the 5th place out of 21 total teams! The team is back in action TONIGHT at 5:00 pm. at Clearview HS. 


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


End of 2nd Grading Period

Thu Jan 17 2019

5/6 Gr. C-Squad Mtg.

Thu Jan 17 2019

MS GBBall Game vs Clearview

Thu Jan 17 2019

MS Wrestling @ Clearview HS

Thu Jan 17 2019

MS Science Fair-7/8 grade

Thu Jan 17 2019

Parent Remind

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