Friday, April 24, 2015
General Information:
Attention all students who went to the NEOSEF science fair: Your thank you notes are due TODAY. Please drop them off to Mrs. Kobe in the main office or Mrs. Karl in room 16 today.

Prom Info: Prom flyers are posted throughout the school.  If you plan on taking a date who does not attend Columbia to prom, you need to fill out an out of town guest form. These need to be returned with all required signatures prior to buying tickets.  Waivers for after prom are also available and need to be filled out before tickets are purchased. Prom and After Prom tickets will go on sale at LCJVS on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 before school and the CHS beginning Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 8 during all lunch periods.  Prom tickets are $35; checks made to CHS, After Prom tickets are $15; checks to Columbia AfterProm 2015. Prom court ballots can be filled out by seniors at that time. You may sign up for a table after purchasing your ticket. 

The CHS drama Club will present  “A Night of One Act Plays” today and Saturday, curtain time is 7pm. Adults are $6.00 and Senior Citizens and Students $3, performance will be in the high school gym. 

Columbia Color Guard 2015 Tryouts: Anyone interested in trying out for the color guard? Please sign up in the main office by Monday, April 27. See posted announcements for details. 

Attention seniors: yearbook is requesting your baby photos for a slide show presentation during Senior Breakfast. We need them TODAY, Friday, April 24.

Meetings for the Week:
Student Council meeting: Tuesday, April 28th, after school in the cafeteria.  We will be discussing some very important changes to Student Council for next year, so attendance is mandatory.  It will be SHORT, so it shouldn't interfere with practice and/or games. See Miss Neff with questions.

Guidance News: 
Any student wishing to take the COMPASS test for the College Credit Plus Program can sign-up to take the test here at CHS on Monday, April 27. You must have turned in your LCCC application to Ms. Neff prior to taking the test. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session.  Please sign-up in the Guidance Office.

Sports News: 
The Varsity baseball team beat Black River 7- 3. Cody Reichard pitched a complete game giving up just 3 hits & 10Ks in 7 innings of work. Jordan DeLisle lead team with a pair of hits & 1RBI. Next game is home tonight against Parma.
JV Baseball wins 9 to 4 against Black River. Lance Boise had a triple and Jeff Hershey received the win from the mound. Next game is tonight vs Parma.

The Columbia Varsity Softball Team beats Black River 4 to 3 on a very cold evening. Winning pitcher  Allison Bouscher.  Hot bats for the Raiders Allison Bouscher with a double and a hit, Kailey Minarchick with 2 hits, Brooke White and Natalie Wilkins with 1 hit. The Team is now 8-0 in conference with a 10 and 2 record. 
The JV softball team beat Black River Thursday night 27-9 to improve their record to 7-4. The team hit extremely well and was led by Emily Berg who went 5-5 with 2 triples and 2 doubles along with Hattie Gault who went 5-5 and Torrie Shields who went 4-4. In addition, Sarah Severo and Emma Seitz both had 2 triples and Payton Alpine added a triple as well. The team plays home against North Royalton on Friday at 4:30. Great job ladies! 
Girls Soccer Lifting and Open fields will be held every Tuesday and Friday after school until 4:30. Please see Coach Bailey if you cannot attend.

Reminder: there are girls’ basketball open gyms on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the middle school this week from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Articles posted but not read each day: 
Columbia Color Guard 2015 Tryouts: Anyone interested in trying out for the color guard? Please sign up in the main office by Monday, April 27. Try out packets will be sent home on Friday, May 1st. A color guard clinic will run May 6, 7, 8 and May 11, from 3:30-5:30 in the CMS cafeteria. Try outs will be Tuesday, May 12, from 3:30-5:30. 
Attention Seniors: If you did not pick up your Graduation caps and gowns and announcements you can pick them up from Mrs. Kobe. Your order must be paid in full to receive your items. Contact Jostens directly if you have any questions regarding your order.
Please make sure all school fees have been paid as report cards will be held as well as the release of transcripts for unpaid fees. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extracurricular 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.
Guidance News:
Any senior majoring in Environmental Studies please see Miss Neff for a scholarship opportunity.
Any girls in grades 9-11 interested in a summer engineering program, please see Miss Neff for more information.
Anyone in need of service or volunteer hours, please see Miss Neff.  She has an opportunity for students to earn hours in early May assisting with Invention Convention.
Attention all sophomores and parents: Sophomore experience forms and letters were mailed on Friday, February 27. Please look over all the information and contact the guidance office if you have any questions or concerns. All information is also available on the website
Miscellaneous information: 
Looking for a summer job? A local company is looking for summer workers. Starting pay is $9.00 an hour. Job duties may include exterior painting, pressure washing and deck restoration. If interested contact Mazco Contractors, Brad Wiegand at 440-236-6119. 
Attention graduating seniors: Are you looking for a great summer job? Then put in your application to work for Columbia Local Schools. Jobs would run from June 8 through Aug. 15. Will include 30 minute paid lunch; $7.95 an hour. Work schedule is 6:30 am until 2:30 pm. You must be 18 when work schedule begins. Send a letter of interest to Mr. Bansek if you would like to apply. 
Are you interested in Aviation? The Lorain County Airport is having their “Discover Aviation Day” on Saturday May 16 from 10am -4 pm. There is free admission with a $5 parking donation but space is limited. Call 440-236-6594 or online at to reserve your spot. Free plane rides for kids ages 8-17, a parent must be present. See the flyer by the main office for more info.
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. 
Sophomores are selling Malley's chocolate bars for $1 each.  See any sophomore to purchase.