Thursday, October 30, 2014

General Information:
The Breast Cancer Awareness Door Decorating contest winner is Mr. Tullos’ homeroom. Mr. Tullos’ first period class will receive donuts on Friday morning. Congratulations and thanks to all homerooms who participated. 
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. 
College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the few weeks: Students need to sign up no later than 1st period the day of the visit.
Kent State University: Monday, November 3 at 8:30 am.
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.
Meetings for the Week: 
Attention all class officers & class reps: there will be a student council meeting today Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 2:35pm in the cafeteria. This is a mandatory meeting to plan for this year.
Sports News: 
Attention all girls interested in playing indoor soccer: Experienced and new players are welcome. It is a great chance to have fun and learn the game. Games are typically held on Sundays throughout the winter. Please see Coach Bailey in Room 17 for more information.
Articles posted but not read each day:
If you are looking for a part time job Panera in Strongsville is hiring! There are immediate openings with flexible schedules and competitive wages. Stop in and ask for a manager at either location, 17090 Royalton Road or at SouthPark Mall. See the flyer outside the main office for more details.
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 for more details. Local deadline:  January 5th, 2015.
Attention all students: The 2014-2015 Yearbooks can still be preordered for the $60 price  now through Nov. 14th. Order at or by picking up an order form in the main office.  
School Fees: All current year and past year school fees were due on WEDNESDAY, October 1 These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extra curricular 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.
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 livestreamed 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.
The Columbia Band Boosters are selling custom made CHS pillows to support The Columbia 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.