Friday, March 7, 2014
OGT testing begins Monday, March 10 and runs through Friday, March 14. Freshmen, sophomores, and students yet to pass the OGT are required to be at CHS at the regular time during the week of March 10. Sophomores are to report immediately to the cafeteria for breakfast. Freshmen are to report to their testing sites. At 7:35 a bell will ring and all sophomores will report to their assigned testing rooms and freshmen will report to the cafeteria for breakfast.
Once testing periods begin, students will NOT be permitted to enter testing rooms and will have to make up the test the following week. Juniors and seniors who have passed the tests are to arrive to school by 9:39. The school day will start at 9:44 during testing week. If you have late arrival you must be here by 10:05. Do not abuse this privilege.
All non-testing juniors or seniors who are tardy during this week will receive a detention, if you are late a second day you will receive a Saturday School. Make sure you are in class and ready to begin at 9:44 am.
Important reminder about the class schedule next week: Class periods are approximately 28 minutes long. We will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd period, then have lunch periods 5th, 6th, and 7th, after lunch we will have 4th period, followed by 8th and 9th.
ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL NOT BE READ NEXT WEEK DURING OGT’S. Please make a point of checking the posted announcements to see what is happening at CHS next week.
Attention all students attending the NEOSEF competition: Permission slips are due to Mrs. Kobe on Monday, March 10.
Academic Banquet reservations and money are due by Monday, March 10. These may be returned to Mrs. Kobe in the main office or mailed to the address on the form.
The Class of 2015 will be hosting a volleyball tournament
open to all students and staff. Teams of 6-9 members will be allowed. Teams are to be made up of all staff OR all students. Don’t forget to sign up
your team no later than Wednesday, March 12. See the posted announcements for details.
The senior class parents will be selling cow pie bingo tickets for $10.00 for a chance to win $1,000. Please contact Vicki Bycznski 440-539-3701 to buy tickets. The cow pie bingo event is on April 5.
Meetings for the Week:
National Honor Society members: There will be a brief NHS meeting in Mrs. Becher's room after school on Monday, March 10 to discuss our group service project and review your individual service hours.
Attention all boys’ basketball players: uniforms, shooting shirts, and practice jerseys will be collected this Saturday March 8th at 10:00.
Announcements posted but not read every day:
Columbia Middle School 8th grade class is going to Washington DC in the spring. They are having a fundraiser at Bootleggers on Tuesday, March 18th, from 5pm-close. This fundraiser will benefit those 8th grade students going on the Washington D.C. trip. Come out and enjoy some delicious food and show your support! Thank you!
News from LCCC: Beginning this week the hours of service for LCCC's Compass Lab will be as follows:
Testing Center Hours (Effective March 3, 2014) Hours are subject to change without notice.
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Class of 2015 will be hosting a volleyball tournament open to all students and staff. Teams of 6-9 members will be allowed. Don’t forget to sign up your team today. The tournament will be double elimination and prizes will be awarded to the winners and runners-up. The tournament will be on Friday, March 14 at 4:30 pm in the high school gym. The cost in only $5.00 per player. Registration forms
will be available in the main office and must be turned in by March 12th.
Attention Staff and Students: Columbia High School has been nominated as one of the schools for “Rock Your Prom 2014!” The winner of this contest receives $5,000 to go towards their prom. Please take a moment and vote for Columbia at KissCleveland.com
Let’s have our prom “rocked” this year!
Are you having a great school year? Remember these days forever by ordering your 2014 Yearbook today. We are having a spring price break sale until April 11. Order your book now for only $55. Please make all checks payable to Columbia High School. Orders
can be turned in to Mr. Tullos or the main office.
Any students interested in lifeguarding this summer, stop in the Guidance Office for more info on some job opportunities.
Any seniors interested in learning more about Ameri Corps. volunteer opportunities, please see Miss Neff for more info.
Any seniors planning on majoring in horticulture, forestry, agriculture, environmental science, botany, landscaping, or culinary arts, please see Miss Neff about a scholarship opportunity.
During homeroom on March 5, all students should receive a green PSEO agreement and intent to participate form as well as a blue PSEO Student Guide. Please read these items carefully. The green form is due no later than March 24. If you have any questions, please stop in the guidance office.
Attention all juniors and seniors: CHS has been assigned a new OCIS password. If you are using this college planning website & have not created your own account, please see Miss Neff for the new password.
Any ninth grade students interested in attending the Lorain County JVS Excel Camp June 11 - 13, please see Miss Neff. The FREE camp is from 9am - noon. Transportation & lunch are provided, and each participant receives a t-shirt.
Attention Seniors: There is still time to order your graduation items. The cost of a cap and gown cost is $50 online or $40 directly through our representative Rodd Torbert.
Swing N Things is hiring for spring & summer employment. For more information, stop in the guidance or check out the flyers hanging around the building. You must be 16 years & have reliable transportation.
As spring sports begin, NO athlete can participate in any practices without a current physical. OHSAA forms
are available on the high school website.
Any student who has outstanding fees will not be able to use extracurricular transportation until all school fees have been paid. This includes buses for scrimmages and away competitions. Also pay to participate fees are due by the sports photo day, Wednesday, March 19.
Student presale tickets are available for all home basketball games for $3.00. Stop in the main office to purchase your ticket.
The price of a school lunch for the 2013-2014 school year is $3.50. Milk is 50¢. CHS offers a healthy lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Reduced price is 40¢ for lunch. Please contact your school office id you need assistance providing your child with lunch.