Wednesday, October 22, 2014
General Information:
Picture retake day is Friday, October 24 from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Picture retake forms are available in the main office. Please bring your entire packet of original pictures if you were unhappy with your portraits. These photographs will be retaken free of charge. Students who were absent that day should pick up a packet from Mrs. Kobe in the main office. All students who were not photographed in September need to be photographed for ID purposes even if you do not plan to purchase pictures. 
Key Club is looking for volunteers on Sunday, October 26 to help with the PTA’s trick or treat street. See the posted announcements for details. 
Time is running out to decorate your homeroom door to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Judging of homeroom doors will take place on Friday, October 24th. The winning homeroom will receive donuts for the whole class. 
If you are looking for a part time job Panera in Strongsville is hiring! There are immediate openings with flexible schedules and competitive wages. Stop in and ask for a manager at either location, 17090 Royalton Road or at SouthPark Mall. See the flyer outside the main office for more details.

Guidance News: 
Any senior girls interested in the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, please sign-up in the Guidance Office by Friday, October 24th.  There is a timed essay portion that will be completed on October 27th, and the finalist will need to also complete a personal essay by October 30th.  Please see Miss Neff for more information.
College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the few weeks: Students need to sign up no later than 1st period the day of the visit.
Tri C: Thursday, Oct. 23 from 11:15-12:45 in the cafeteria
Kent State University: Monday, November 3 at 8:30 am.
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.
Meetings for the Week: 
Junior Class meeting: Today, Wednesday, October 22 at 1:15 in the cafeteria. You will be called down from your 8th period class to attend this short meeting.
Winter Cheerleading meeting: Thursday, October 23 at 2:30 pm in the cafeteria. Contact Mr. Jump if you cannot attend this meeting.
Attention all baseball players.  There will be a brief, mandatory baseball meeting in coach Ramsey's room on Monday, October 27th immediately after school.  If you plan on playing baseball this year you must be present.  Those of you that can't make the meeting please see Coach Ramsey before the meeting.
Sports News: 
The boy’s soccer team was defeated in the second overtime period last night by Oberlin 3-2. Nate Hite scored five minutes into the game with unassisted shot from 10 yards out. The half ended 1-0 Raiders. The boys continued to put pressure on Oberlin when Wolf Loos gave an assisted pass to Curt Welker who finished the goal from left side of the penalty area from 12 yards out. Oberlin scored two goals within an eight minute span to tie the game. The Raiders had their opportunities for the remainder of the game but could not find the back of the net. In the first overtime period the Raiders had the wind behind and again had scoring chances but the period ended. Oberlin scored five minutes into the second period for the win. The coaching staff and players would like to thank the students, parents, alumni and fans for their support last night in the heavy rain, 40 degree temps and high winds.  Congratulations to the team for winning the Patriot Conference this year. WE are Columbia!
Attention boy’s basketball players.  Tonight's conditioning/open gym will be from 5:00 until 7:00.
Parents’ night for the Football team, cheerleaders and band members is Friday, October 24. Parent night forms need to be turned in to Mr. Jump asap.
Articles posted but not read each day:
 Key club is looking for volunteers on Sunday, October 26 to help with the PTA’s trick or treat street. This free event is a safe alternative to trick or treating and will be held at the Lorain County Metro Park, Columbia branch from 11:00am and 2:30 pm. Volunteers will be passing out candy and running games. This is a great service opportunity for NHS current and future members and is good for college applications. See Ms. Rothgery to sign up or if you have questions.
The world needs to know your inner artist! Participate in PTA Reflections Fine Arts Competition.  Open to Columbia Students K-12. Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “The World Would Be a Better Place If...” Contact Nancy Geiger at for more details. Local deadline:  January 5th, 2015.
Are you looking for an afterschool job? The Lorain Public Library Columbia branch is looking for a student library aide. This position is up to 15 hours a week and pays $7.96. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. See the posting outside the main office for more details.
Attention all students: The 2014-2015 Yearbooks can still be preordered for the $60 price  now through Nov. 14th. Order at or by picking up an order form in the main office.  
School Fees: All current year and past year school fees were due on WEDNESDAY, October 1 These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extra curricular activities. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office at CHS. If you have questions about your school fees, please see Mrs. Kobe in the main office.
Oberlin College will be hosting virtual panels for prospective students during the fall semester: October 29, and December 9. These panels will be a chance for students to ask current Oberlin students about their experiences on campus.  Each panel will be livestreamed through the Oberlin blogs and will be archived on the blog for later watching.  They will be able to take questions through the blogs or from the Admissions Facebook page.  For a link to these pages, please see Miss Neff.
The Columbia Band Boosters are selling custom made CHS pillows to support The Columbia Marching Band. They are $25 a piece of two for $40. Check them out in the band case in the front hall. Orders will be taken in the main office.
The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is now open and can be accessed. Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as last year.  A new version of the Mobile App is now available and will prompt you for a District Mobile Registration code which is ZZGS.  The link for the App can be downloaded from the Parent Portal or found on the App store.  If you have trouble accessing your account please call the school at 440-236-5001 for assistance.
Attention all students who would like to drive to school.  If you have a valid driver’s license and have not met with Mr. Jump, turned in a completed parking permit form or paid the fee, you should not be driving to school and parking on the premises. All students who have a permit have an assigned spot. Make sure you are in it. If someone else is in your spot come see Mr. Jump. No one without a permit is to be parking in the high school lots or at Copopa.