Tuesday, November 25, 2014

General Information:
Looking for some great Raider stocking stuffers? The Columbia Athletic Boosters will have a preview of the holiday sale TODAY, Tuesday, November 25 during all lunch periods. Come check out their newest offerings of lanyards, hats, gloves, scarves, and coffee mugs! The annual holiday sale will be on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. in the cafeteria.
Columbia Local Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28. School will resume on Monday, December 1.
Attention sophomores and class ring customers, Jostens will be here to deliver class ring orders on Tuesday, December 2nd from 11:15-12:45  in the cafeteria. Any remaining balance is due at delivery.  Extra order packets are available in the main office.
Attention Seniors… Jostens will be at Columbia High School on Tuesday, December 2nd from 11:15-12:45  in the cafeteria.   Please bring your graduation and/or class ring orders to Jostens at this time. Remember to take advantage of all the order day discounts and promotions! Extra order packets are available in the main office and payment options are listed on the order packet envelope.
The cap and gown fee is $26.00 and is made payable to Jostens. IF you are only purchasing the cap and gown before the Dec. 20 deadline, you do not need to include the $10.00 shipping cost. If you are not ordering announcements through Jostens, you still need to order the cap and gown if you plan to participate in the CHS commencement ceremony. You may use a gown from a sibling (white-girls, green-boys) and may choose only to purchase the cap and tassel for $15.00 or just the tassel for $10.00. After December 20, 2014 late fees apply: $50 for the cap and gown plus tax.
Sports News: 
Attention all baseball players: Open hit and lift is canceled for today.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Articles posted but not read each day: 
Current Information
Attention athletes interested in playing winter sports: All school fees must be paid in order for you to travel by bus to extra curricular competitions. If you have any questions about your fees, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office. 
Guidance Information:
Any juniors or seniors interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude & Battery) test, please sign up in the guidance office.  The test will be given on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 7:45-10:45am.  Please take an information sheet when you sign up.
Oberlin College will be hosting virtual panels for prospective students during the fall semester on December 9. These panels will be a chance for students to ask current Oberlin students about their experiences on campus.  Each panel will be live streamed 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.
Athletic Information:
Attention all girls interested in playing softball this spring:  The Columbia Softball Program is starting  it's conditioning and weightlifting every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. If you have questions contact Coach Lugo or Mr. Jump.
The Junior Class has extended our flip flop sale! For just $20 you can show your Raider spirit! Please support the class of 2016 in their Prom fundraising.
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 Nancy.Geiger@hotmail.com  for more details. Local deadline:  January 5th, 2015.
School Fees: Allcurrent year and past year school fees were due on WEDNESDAY, October 1. 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. If you have questions about your school fees, please see Mrs. Kobe in the main office.
The Columbia Band Boosters are selling custom made CHS pillows to support The Columbia High School 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.