Thursday, August 28, 2014

General Information: 
Friday, August 29 is a Waiver Day, school will not be in session. Columbia schools will also be closed on Monday, September 1 in observation of Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend.
Columbia is continuing the ice bucket challenge. Don't forget to buy your tickets for a chance to dump the ice bucket on a member of the office staff this afternoon.  Mr. Lynch, Mr. Jump, Miss Neff, Mrs. Kobe, and Mrs. Hechko will all meet the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Don't you want to be the one holding the bucket????  Get your tickets at lunch!. The event will take place today at approximately 2:15 at the athletic field.
All emergency medical forms and purple policy forms need to be turned in by the end of the day today. See posted announcements for details.
Guidance News:
Any seniors considering going to Ohio University next fall, please see Miss Neff ASAP.
Sports News: 
The boys soccer team had their first defeat of season to Buckeye last night. The final score was Buckeye 3- Raiders 1. After two Buckeye goals in a 4 minute span in the first half, the Raiders played much better 2nd half with Nate Hite scoring from rebound off his direct restart 9 minutes into half from 20 yards out. The Raiders continue to keep the pressure on the Bucks until they scored their third goal with 2 minutes left in the contest. The boys soccer next game is Wednesday at Fairview starting at 6pm.
The girls soccer team faced Buckeye,the 2013 PAC champs, last night for two tough games. The JV lost their game but keepers Hannah Primozic and Raquel Hysong, played hard and fought the bucks every second. The varsity game was an intense display for Columbia's strong defense. The defensive line, Sara Aniol and Shannon Cassidy were led by captains Alexis Reichard and Teresa Fudale with a showing of amazing unity and determination. The true MVP of the game was senior goalkeeper Jaimie Zelinsky with 15 saves and the best game of her career. The lady raiders lost but the game can be best summed up by Buckeye's Coach who after the game said, "I am impressed. This is the best Columbia Girls Soccer team I have seen in the last 8 years. The entire game, they never let up." The Girls team takes on Akron Ellet on Saturday at 1pm for their first home game. See you all there.
Articles posted but not read each day: 
The purple policy form also needs to be returned to the office no later than TODAY, Thursday, August 28. 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
Academic School fees will be assessed to your child’s account in early September. Please do not send school fees in until you receive a fees letter from the school. 
The week of September 1, the parent portal in powerschool will be opened. Your username and passwords from last year will be active once the parent portal opens. New students will receive their usernames and passwords in the mail.
Students who are academically eligible for National Honor Society received notification letters on Monday.  Directions for completing the Candidate Form will be in your letter. Mark your calendars for the next NHS Induction Ceremony which will be held Thursday, October 16.  If you have any questions visit the NHS page on the website or talk to Mrs. Becher.
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.
If you have outstanding Fees from previous years, these can be paid to Mrs. Kobe in the main office before school or during your lunch period. 
Attention all late arrival/early release students: All forms are due to the attendance office. Your parent/guardian must call in and verify that you have permission to arrive late or leave early. Make sure you sign in and/or out in the guidance office on the clipboards by the entrance.