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Starting Tuesday, April 22nd please expect a moderate increase in traffic when dropping off and picking up students before and after school.  Also remember that if you need to turn left (west) onto Rt. 82, during these times, please exit through the Old Copopa lot.  That will help to prevent any unnecessary delays. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
General Information:
Over the past ten years, 7 Ohio students have been awarded scholarship money in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland essay contest. This year for the first time, a CHS student has earned 1st place in the contest. Over 300 students in Ohio competed. Congratulations to Amy Mirecki on this most impressive victory!
Prom is Friday, May 16. Tickets for prom and afterprom will be on sale right through May 1. Prom tickets are $35 each made out to Columiba High School.  Tickets will be on sale at the JVS on Tuesday morning, April 22 before school. Out of town guest forms for prom are available in the main office. Cedar Point ticket sales for the Sunday after prom, May 18, will run through this Thursday, April 24. Tickets are $35. Checks must be made payable to Columbia High School. These tickets are available to all students and family members. They must be used on May 18. See the posted announcements for complete details.
After Prom tickets will go on sale today through May 1st in the High School cafeteria during lunch. You must have a completed waiver form to purchase a ticket. Waiver forms will be available in office starting Wednesday, April 9th. Tickets are $12 per person. Checks can be made out to After Prom Committee 2014. 

Guidance Information:
Are you interested in a career in sports writing, reporting, broadcasting or journalism? Enter the Northeast Be a Tribe Reporter for a Day! 25 winners will be selected.  Contest deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23 at noon. See the red, white and blue flyers around the school if you are interested.

Sports News:
The Varsity baseball team beat Fairview yesterday 5-2.  Michael Boey got the win as he fanned 9 and gave up just 4 hits.  Danny Crites got the save.  John Cordell & Sean Nagle each had a pair of hits.  Next game is today as we host Fairview
The JV Softball team improved their record after defeating Buckeye 12-11 on Thursday, April 10. The offense was led by Halle Campbell who went 3-4 with a double. In addition, Bailey Dillon went 3-4 and Payton Alpine was 3-5. The defense was led by Audrey Chonko with 8 strike outs and Brooklyn Roberts with two catches in right field. The team plays home against Oberlin on Monday April 14th at 4:30. Good game ladies! The JV softball team lost to Keystone on last night 21-0. Sarah Severo led the team with a single. The team plays at Keystone on Tuesday at 4:30. Good luck ladies.
 Announcements posted but not read every day:
During homeroom on Tuesday all students should have received a letter from the superintendent’s office concerning calamity days. This letter details the two additional days added to the end of the year and complete information about blizzard bags. If you did not receive one please pick one up from the main office today.
If you are a junior and were unable to attend the senior portrait presentation on Tuesday, stop in the main office for a flyer. 
Prom 2014 Information 
Prom is Friday, May 16. Tickets for Prom and After Prom will be on sale Tuesday, April 22-Thursday, May 1 during lunch periods at CHS and before school in the main office. Cedar Point tickets will be on sale Monday, April 7 through Thursday, April 24.  Mrs. Krejsa will be at the JVS on Tuesday, April 22 before school to distribute and collect ballots for prom court and sell tickets for Prom, Cedar Point and After Prom.  Prom is Friday, May 16 at Michaud’s Towne and Country, 16808 Pearl Rd., Strongsville from 5:30-11:00 pm. You may reserve your spot at a table WHEN you have purchased a ticket. Tickets are $35.00 each, checks made out to CHS.  Out of town guest forms must be returned before you can purchase a ticket for a guest from another school. They are available on our website under documents or in the main office at CHS. Ballots for Prom Court will be available after spring break. Seniors only will make choices for prom court. 
Cedar Point tickets are $35.00 for students and adults. Money is due when you order (checks made to CHS).  They must be used on May 18.
After Prom is 12:00 pm -3:00 am at Columbia High School. Ticket Prices are $12 the theme is movie night. (Checks made payable to After Prom Committee 2014). Waiver form must be filled out when purchasing ticket, if you are under 18, parent must sign. 
Senior Breakfast/Panoramic Picture is on Friday, May 16. Meet in the gym no later than 7:25 am. After the picture you will report to the cafeteria for breakfast and the awarding of the senior superlatives. You must attend the breakfast in order to attend prom that evening. If you are a JVS senior, attendance will be taken and submitted to the JVS. All underclassmen must be in school half the day or four full periods.
 Afterprom is selling J&J greenhouse gift certificates. They are $15.00 a certificate. Good towards a flat of flowers or vegetable plants or 10" hanging basket. Makes great Mother's Day gifts! Please help support J&J and Afterprom.. Please contact Vicki Bycznski 440-539-3701, Lisa Schneider 236-5125, Karen O'Brien 748-1509, or Kim Steven's 440-281-0081 and we will get a certificate to you.
Are you having a great school year? Remember these days forever by ordering your 2014 Yearbook today. Please make all checks payable to Columbia High School. Orders can be turned in to Mr. Tullos or the main office. 
The senior class parents will be selling cow pie bingo tickets for $10.00 for a chance to win $1,000. Please contact Vicki Bycznski 440-539-3701 to buy tickets. The cow pie bingo event is on April 5.
News from LCCC: Beginning this week the hours of service for LCCC's Compass Lab will be as follows:
Testing Center Hours (Effective March 3, 2014) Hours are subject to change without notice.
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Guidance News: 
Attention Seniors: Check out the new partnership between Lorain County Community College and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 129 which creates a pathway to the Associate of Technical Studies degree in electrical trades for electricians working on their apprenticeship programs. Completion of the intensive five-year apprenticeship program through the IBEW and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) will allow students to earn more than half the college credits – about 36 credit hours – necessary for the associate's degree. For more information contact LCCC's Engineering Technologies division at (440) 366-4005.
Any seniors of Greek heritage please see Miss Neff for a scholarship opportunity.
Any seniors planning on attending Kent State University and majoring in education please see Miss Neff for a scholarship opportunity.
Miss Neff has information for any seniors interested in attending Regency Beauty Institute after graduation.  This includes an information night & scholarship opportunity.  Stop in Guidance to learn more.
Any students interested in learning Chinese or Russian, please see Miss Neff for more information about a free summer camp available at Kent State University where students can earn 5 college credits.
Attention all juniors and seniors: CHS has been assigned a new OCIS password.  If you are using this college planning website & have not created your own account, please see Miss Neff for the new password.







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Columbia High School
 Sean Lynch, Principal
 14168 West River Road
 Columbia Station OH 44028
 Phone: (440) 236-5001
 Fax: (440) 236-3081
 Hours: 7:25 am - 2:20 pm
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