Friday, September 19, 2014
General Information:      
Today’s beach themed fans please be aware that all apparel must be school appropriate. No bathing suits may be worn at tonight’s football game!!!
Spirit Week begins on Monday, September 22 with Neon Day.
Tuesday is Class color day: Freshmen-purple, Sophomores-red, Juniors-blue, Seniors-black, Staff Hawaiian/Floral Print
Wednesday is Twins Day and Thursday is Green and White Day with the pep rally beginning at 1:50. Weather permitting the pep rally will take place at the football field.
The homecoming ceremony and game is Friday, Sept. 26. The presentation of the homecoming court and crowning of king and queen will take place at 6:30. Game begins at 7:00 pm v. Wellington.
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 27th! $10 PreSale tickets for the dance will be on sale Tuesday through Thursday before school. Tickets will also be sold on Thursday at CHS during all lunch periods. JVS king and queen voting and presale tickets will take place at the JVS on Tuesday, September 23 before school.  Out of Town Guest forms must be filled out and signed before purchasing a ticket for any guest who does not attend Columbia. Tickets are $12 at the door.

College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the next week:
Lake Erie College: Friday, September 19 at 9:25.
Ohio Northern University: Monday, September 22 at 12:15.
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.
Meetings for the Week:
Attention all girls playing winter softball: There will be a brief meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 right after school in the cafeteria. If you cannot make this meeting please see Mr. Jump the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Key Club: There will be a Key Club meeting for all interested students on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Ms. Atkinson’s room right after school. Come and check out what it means to be in Key Club.

Sports News:

The Columbia Volleyball team traveled and I mean traveled to Black River last night. Before I say a word about our accomplishments, I want to thank our Student Section. First we need to come up with a special name for them, they are beyond awesome. Second, they walked in, in the middle of the second game (INSTANT ENERGY). Now I will tell you a story about a volleyball team named the Raiders. From all my years of coaching I have never seen this accomplishment. Four ladies scored double figures in kills. This is a record!  Alison "the cage fighter" Schafer had 10 kills. Senior Captain Shelby Friedel had 10 kills. Bailey "The Sledge hammer" Patouhas had 12 kills. And super sophomore Becca "don't make me mad" Tacchite had 13 kills. All these kills were orchestrated by our own Super Frosh Kaitlynn "Cat woman" Krupinski. Our defense was amazing led by Senior Captain Nicolle "all over the floor" Jenny aided by Rachel Tacchite. Oh yes we sank the pirates ship 25-16, 25-19, 25-14. We travel this Saturday to Akron for the Firestone invitational our first foe, is Elyria HS.Don't forget to go out and support our awesome football team tonight. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO RAIDERS!

Articles posted but not read each day: 
Fee letters were mailed on Tuesday, September 9. 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. All school fees must be paid by October 1 if your child uses school transportation for extra curricular activities. 
Attention any seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA, 18 on the ACT, and planning on majoring in education or a field that could lead to a career working with a professional sports organization, please see Miss Neff for info on the Cleveland Browns Foundation Marion Motley Scholarship ASAP.
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.
All emergency medical forms and purple policy forms were due Thursday, August 28. 
Please INDICATE ANY CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE ON THE FORM, FILL IN DOCTOR, ALLERGY AND/OR MEDICATION INFORMATION AND SIGN BOTH SIDES OF FORM!  If the policy form is not returned with student and parent signatures, your child will not be able to use computers at school. Once you have turned in your purple policy form, see Mrs. Kobe for your 14-15 username and password for access to computers at CHS during your lunch period, a study hall or after school. A teacher may also send you down from class if you need it during that class period
NHS Mum Sale is in full swing!  See an NHS member or Mrs. Becher to purchase mums from J&J Greenhouse.  Price is $5 for one large mum or $5 for three small ones.  This year asters, kale, and cabbage are included in the sale, too.  
If you are riding the afternoon bus and need to know your bus number, stop in the offices to find out your bus assignment.
Plan to attend the 27th annual LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR. More than 120 Colleges, Universities, and Military Academies all under the same roof! The event takes place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lorain County Community College Ewings Activity Center. Stop in the guidance office for more info.
The price of a school lunch for the 2014-2015 school year is $3.50. Milk is 50¢. We are now offering breakfast each morning. Cost is $1.50. CHS is proud to offer 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.
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.
Reminder to all students to adhere to the dress code. Girls, all shorts must be at lease fingertip length. No skinny straps, halters for girls or sleeveless shirts for boys. Boys, no shirts with open sides, pants need to be worn at the waist. The complete dress code is in the agenda that students received in class meetings and is available on the website.