Friday, May 1, 2015

General Information:    
Prom and After Prom tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods beginning today, Friday, May 1 through Friday, May 8.  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. 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.

Attention all girls trying out for color guard: You may pick up your tryout packets in the main office by the end of the day today.

Congratulations to Period2 for a strong showing at the Junior Achievement Student Symposium and Competition yesterday. John Fetchet,Shelby Friedel and Ray Potter did a tremendous job representing Period2 during the trade show and presentation to judges. John Fetchet was selected Employee of the Year out of all 400 students in attendance! Thanks also to Joy Choka, Justin Clark, Brian Hershey, Brandon Maher and Cody Shields for supporting the company.

Meetings for the Week:

Guidance News:
Attention Seniors: Your senior exit surveys are due to the guidance office TODAY, Friday, May 1. If you need a form, see Mrs. Hechko.

Sports News:
The Varsity baseball team beat Wellington 11-10. Sam Krizek got the start on the mound. Jared Heidecker gets his 1st win. Jordan Delisle, Sam Krizek & Matt Cordelllead the team to victory with 3 hits each

JV Baseball pulls out a tough loss last night to Wellington, 3-4. Josh Borling pitched a great game, but gets the loss. Lance Boise had a solid game at the plate with 2 hits. Next game is 5 o'clock today at home vs.Brooklyn.

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.