Columbia Middle School

Recent News

Monday, March 25, 2019
Congratulations to ALL of the Columbia Middle School students that participated in the Mohican District Science Fair at Ashland University on Saturday. Cameron Baker, Rachel Bledsoe, Delaney Friscone, Bella Stofey, Nathan Chapman, Max Elliott, Madelyn Fox, Savanna Gonzalez, Alianna Ibarra, Sami Markosky, Vaneassa Pierce, Ethan Plants, Alyse Young, Selah Davison, Bella Herhuth, Ava Mescan, and Alexis Miller all received Excellent Ratings. Samantha Geiger, Logan Cleavenger, Caden Davison, Kaitlyn Miller, Maggie Murray, and Addison Stair received Superior Ratings. Samantha Geiger received a $100 scholarship for the Buckeye Women in Science B-Wiser Science Camp. Kaitlyn Miller received the Michael R. Hudson Outstanding Young Scientist Award of $50 and received a $25 gift card as an alternate for the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority Award. The 5th & 6th grade students also brought back the plaque for the Most Superiors for Elementary School with 5. Great job, students! 
Attention 8th grade girls: If you are interested in trying out for cheerleading, tryouts for the 2019-20 school year will be at the end of the month. Pick up an information packet in the office and reach out to Ms. Lackofi with any questions.
Columbia Color Guard 2019/2020 Tryouts:  Any current  7th or 8th grade student interested in trying out for the CHS Color Guard, please sign up in the main office. Try out packets will be sent home on Friday, March 22.  A color guard clinic will run April 1, 2, 4,  from 5-8pm at CMS.  Try outs will be Friday, April 5, starting at 5pm. Any questions, please email 
Character of the Month: In February we focused on the Character Trait of Citizenship, contributing to our community. The following students are our February Students of the Month for being great examples of this characteristic! Congratulations to:
5th: Paige Zimmer, Julia Hrebin
6th: Anthony Andrews, Vaneassa Pierce
7th: Rachel Bledsoe
8th: Antonio DeBlasis, Wil Napoli
In March we’re turning our attention to the Character Trait of Trustworthiness. “Truth is powerful and it prevails.” 
Columbia 3rd Annual Family Literacy Night Carnival!   
You will enjoy a circus of fun at this BIG TOP event! Featuring Carnival Games, a Middle School Mystery Theater, Sno-Cones, Balloon Art, Popcorn, Face Painting, and Laser Tag. Don't miss out! 
Where: Arena 51 Laser Tag
When: Monday, March 25 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 
Cost: $5 per adult or child- includes 2 games of Laser Tag! Pay at the door. 
Please return RSVP as soon as possible. View the Invitation/RSVP HERE
Free Career Tech Saturday on March 30 at the Lorain County JVS. This camp is for students in grades 4,5, and 6. Students will have the opportunity to select TWO fun career tech activities and create make-it-take-it projects. Doors open at 8:30am. The camp will begin at 9:00am and will run until 11:30am. A light lunch will be provide at the end of camp. Register at  LCJVS.COM 
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    
Summer STEM Camps available at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. Registration is required. Check it out 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
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 forms:  All forms must be completed and submitted on the new online portal, OneView. The OneView link can be found on the front page of the website. The Preparticipation OHSAA Physical form, must be downloaded, completed by parent and physician, then uploaded as well as a hard copy returned to your child's coach. All forms need to be completed by Friday, March 22. Thank you!
7/8 Track: Practice will be held daily from 3:30-5:00 pm. Students must have a current OHSAA physical on file before practicing. See Coach Kilpatrick or Coach Krause with any questions.  
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 and Information: Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left.


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


Power of Pen

Mon Mar 25 2019

Color Guard Mini-Camp

Mon Mar 25 2019

Parent Remind

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