13646 West River Road, Columbia Station, Oh. 44028 | phone - 440.236.5741 | fax - 440.236.9274
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Spring Break 2017 
Spring Break: There will be no school beginning Friday, April 14-23. School resumes on Monday, April 24th. Happy Spring!!  
Student Council Elections will take place during the week of May 22. Students in 6/7 grade may run for office. See Mrs. Sorensen with any questions. 
2017 Send off Dance: Friday, May 5 from 6 -8 pm. The theme will be “ Can’t Mask My Kindness” This will be masquerade ball! You are encouraged to wear your own mask. We will crown a king and queen of kindness! More details to come!!! 
Attention parents of 6th grade students! The Lorain County General Health District reminds you that before a student can enter 7th grade they must receive one dose of the Tdap vaccine and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. See your medical provider or make an appointment with the Lorain County General Health District to get the vaccine your student needs. Call 440.284.3206 for an appointment. Immunization Summary for School Attendance and Meningococcal Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.

The Pasta for Pennies Campaign at CMS has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who donated! We have were able to collect over $500 and student council will add the additional amount to bring us to our most collected amount to date! The homeroom raising the most $$ will win a catered Olive Garden lunch!  Donate at least $5 to get your name on the wall of donators, $25 will get you a golden ticket for a chance to win a Cedar Point ticket (one ticket will be drawn on April 27 to win the Cedar Point ticket). The top student donator in each homeroom will get to enjoy the catered Olive Garden lunch. The top student donator at CMS gets to pick their prize (worth up to $100)! Winners will be announced when we return from Spring Break! Email Mrs. Sorensen with any questions at sorenseng@columbia.k12.oh.us   

The Columbia Township Trustees, with the cooperation of the Lorain County Commissioners, the Columbia Township Fire Department, and the Columbia Local School District, will be presenting the “Effects of Drug Abuse” on April 25 from 6:30-9 pm in the CHS gym. This program is free and open to all Lorain County residents. Mark your calendar for the informative event.
Congratulations to CMS March Students of the Month. In March we focused on the character trait of Trustworthiness. The following students were nominated by their teachers and continue to be Trustworthy individuals:
5th: Nolan Hunt, Samantha Geiger
6th: Elise Aniol, Ariel Hutchinson
7th: Kelsey Strieter, Autumn Hamman
8th: Ashley Krupinski, Austin Stair
In April we are focusing on the Character Trait Fairness. Students can exhibit fairness by not putting themselves above others.
Current and past year school fees letters were mailed out again on March 17 to students with outstanding fees. All fees are overdue. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until all fees are paid. To set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Bowes in the office at 440.236.5741. Please pay your school fees through the Payforit link on left. You may stop in the office with cash, check or credit card. Thank you!
Report Cards:  You can now access and print a pdf. of your students report card in PowerSchool.   
Before and After School Care: Beginning in the 2017/18 school year, CLSD will offer before/after school care for students in grades K-6. There will be no costs to the district. Parents will assume costs if they choose to use this service. 
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Arrival and Dismissal Information click HERE for pamphlet.
Current year school fees letters were mailed out to all students. All fees from past years are overdue. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. To set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Bowes in the office at 440.236.5741. Please pay your school fees through the Payforit link on left or in the office with cash or check.  Thank you! 
PowerSchool Parent Portal: Keep track of your students grades in PowerSchool. Click on the PowerSchool tab on the left to log in. When downloading the Mobile App you will be prompted for a district mobile registration code which is ZZGS. The link for the App may be downloaded from the Parent Portal or found on the App store. If you have trouble accessing your account please call the school at 440.236.5741 for assistance. Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as the prior year.

The price of a school lunch for the 2016-2017 school year is $3.50 / Milk 50¢. We offer breakfast each morning- cost is $1.50. CMS offers a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Reduced price is breakfast is 30¢ and lunch is 40¢ for lunch. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing your child with lunch.


7/8 Track:  Track practice over Spring Break will be held on Monday, April 17 and Thursday, April 20 at the high school from 9-10:30 (report to the high school track/football field). See Coach Kilpatrick or Coach Arndt with any questions. 

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 2016-2017 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available here.This form must be used for your physical. Physicals are good for 1 year.
Athletic participation fees for the 2016-2017 school year are $150 per athlete per season with a $300 family cap per season. This fee is due no later than the sports photo shoot for each season. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past and current school fees are paid.
Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left for information and forms. 


Andrew Gibson, Principal
Columbia Middle School
13646 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
440.236.9274 (Fax)
Office Hours 7:45-3:45
School Hours 8:15-3:12
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“To provide the students of our community with the opportunity for a balanced education from a staff dedicated to each student’s success.”
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