Tuesday, September 23, 2014

General Information:
Spirit Week continues: 
Tomorrow is Twins Day and Thursday is Green and White Day with the pep rally beginning at 1:50. LATE ARRIVAL STUDENTS MUST SIGN IN NO LATER THAN 8:15. JVS students will be picked up at 1:15 to return to CHS. Weather permitting the pep rally will take place at the football field; we will be on the long pep assembly schedule
The homecoming ceremony and game are Friday, Sept. 26. The presentation of the homecoming court and crowning of king and queen will take place at 6:30. Game begins at 7:00 pm v. Wellington.
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, September 27th. $10 PreSale tickets for the dance will be on sale tomorrow through Thursday before school. Tickets will also be sold on Thursday at CHS during all lunch periods. JVS king and queen voting and presale tickets will take place at the JVS on Tuesday, September 23 before school.  Out of Town Guest forms must be filled out and signed before purchasing a ticket for any guest who does not attend Columbia. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Thursday is the Biannual grilled hot dog lunch: The cafeteria will be offering grilled hot dogs by our master grillers Mr. Lynch and Mr. Jump with all the fixings. The lunch will be accompanied by broccoli and French fries and our usual sides. All this for the cost of $1.00. Extra hot dogs may be purchased for an additional $1.00 each.
School Fees: This is a reminder that all current year and past year school fees must be paid by October 1 for students to 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. 
Attention all students: The 2014-2015 Yearbooks can be preordered for the lowest price of the year now through Oct 10th. If you order now you will receive an added bonus if you place your name on the front cover, you can get four icons for free!  Order at jostensyearbooks.com or by picking up an order form in the main office.  
Guidance News:
College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the next week:
United States Army: Monday, September 29 during all lunch periods.
Ursuline College: Tuesday, September 30 at 1:00 am. 
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.
Meetings for the Week: 
Key Club: There will be a Key Club meeting for all interested students today, Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Ms. Atkinson’s room right after school. Come and check out what it means to be in Key Club.
Leaders Club: There is a Leaders club meeting immediately after school on Wednesday, Sept 24 in the cafeteria to finalize all homecoming festivities. Please attend. 

Sports News: 
The boys soccer team was defeated by Elyria Catholic in a game which was much closer than the final score of 4-2 last night. EC scored on corner kick 4 minutes into the game. The Raiders got on the scoreboard 15 minutes later with a throw in from Cody Reichard which Nate Hite headed to Curt Welker in front of the goal who finished it in the back of the net. EC counter with direct free kick from 20 yards out at the 5 minute mark. However, with two minutes left in the half the Raiders tied the game. Reichard served a 40 yard pass from a direct free kick which Hite scored on the header from 10 yards out. The Raiders continue to put pressure on EC throughout the 2nd half until EC scored with 9 minutes left in the half and again two minutes later. Keeper Trevor Fess finished with five saves in the game. The boys soccer team's next game is Saturday at Home at 1pm against Wellington.
Articles posted but not read each day: 
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.
NHS Mum Sale is in full swing!  See an NHS member or Mrs. Becher to purchase mums from J&J Greenhouse.  Price is $5 for one large mum or $5 for three small ones.  This year asters, kale, and cabbage are included in the sale, too.  
Plan to attend the 27th annual LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR. More than 120 Colleges, Universities, and Military Academies all under the same roof! The event takes place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lorain County Community College Ewings Activity Center. Stop in the guidance office for more info.
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.