Welcome to Columbia Middle School
Monday, November 24, 2014
8th graders: Pick-up your HoneyBaked Ham orders TODAY in the CMS lobby from 4:15- 4:30 and deliver to satisfied customers!
The 7th grade will begin their Malley's Candy Fundraiser today through December 16th. All profits will go towards the Stone Lab Field Trip.
Thanksgiving Recess is Wednesday, November 26 - Friday, November 28. School will resume on Monday, December 1st. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Invention Convention Program for grades K-8: All students were given a yellow Columbia Invention Convention Information Brochure on Thursday, November 17th after the Invention Convention Assembly. Please click the link to register your child for the invention convention http://tinyurl.com/invention-convention-2015. We encourage all students to particpiate in this event. After students register, Mrs. Bowman will send home the Invention Convention Student Journal with your child. The invention and journal are to be completed at home. A timeline and additional information will come home while your student is inventing. In the spring we will host our own Invention Convention here at Columbia Local Schools. Top Inventors from that event will go on to the Northeast Regional Finals on May 2nd at Cleveland State University. Three things need to be present at CSU should your child be selected as a top inventor: your student, their invention, and their journal. The journal is very important in the inventing process and should be completed as indicated in the journal. Please contact Mrs. Bowman with any questions. Invention Convention Website
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. Bowes in the office.
Attention CMS! For the next two weeks, students will be competing in the Pasta for Pennies Contest! The object is for each homeroom to collect the most pennies! This is a "Penny War" which means pennies are positive and any other type of change like nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars will be used to deduct from another homeroom. For example: if you are in homeroom A and you donate 100 pennies, and someone else puts in 2 quarters into homeroom A's jar, then homeroom A will have to deduct 50 pennies from their total. The winning homeroom will receive an Olive Garden lunch! Good Luck students!
View the November 17th CMS Student Broadcast
View the October 27th CMS Student Broadcast
PTA Reflections Fine Arts Competition: The world needs to know your inner artist! 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@hotmail.com for more details. Entry Deadline is January 5th, 2015.
Quick Start - information on specifics for contest
School Fees are due. Fee letters were mailed home to all students on September 9th Please pay your school fees online through PayForIt. net located on this website (upper right corner). You may also pay in the office at CMS. All school fees must be paid by October 1st if your child uses school transportation for extra curricular activities. If fees are not paid at that time, transportation will be denied. Please call the school office with any questions.
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is 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.
Students/Parents: Click on the link to see what the next generation assessments will look like this spring. Take a sample Language Arts/Math Assessment here. Just click the link http://practice.parcc.testnav.com and select practice tests at the top.
Follow us on Twitter @RaiderMiddle. We will post the most current happenings going on at CMS!
BREAKFAST AT CMS! See Flyer
Drop-off/ Pick-up Pamphlet
Arrival: 8:00 - 8:15 am.
Car Riders exit vehicles onto the (entire) sidewalk.
Car Riders entering the building after 8:20 are tardy and must sign in at the office.
Parents may park in a parking spot but must escort their child from the sidewalk. No child is to cross the parking lot unattended
If your child is not typically a car rider please send a note to school with your child indicating they will be picked up. If this is done in the morning you will NOT need to enter the building to sign your child out.
Columbia Community PTA Cookbooks: $10 and filled with great recipes! We still have some available! See Mrs. Bowes in the office.
The price of a school lunch for the 2014-2015 school year is $3.50 / Milk 50¢. We are now offering breakfast each morning. Cost is $1.50. CMS offers 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 athletes 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. Bowes in the office.
7/8 Boys Basketball: The 7th grade bounced back to win against Brooklyn in convincing fashion lead by Jacob Kile and Charlie Simon. The whole team picked up to bring the 7th grade record to 2 and 3 for the season. Great job boys! The 8th grade boys basketball team beat Brooklyn 41 - 15. The Raiders were lead by Brandon Colemans 20 points along with Bailey Coleman who had 9 points. The Raiders play at home on Tuesday against Fairview.
7/8 Girls Basketball: Open gyms and small group instruction will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Official practice will begin on Monday, December 15th. Remember you must have a current OHSAA Physical on file before you begin practice. See Mr. Hershey at Copopa with any questions.
All student athletes must have a current OHSAA Sport Physical before the start of an athletic season. The preparticipation physical form, athletic code of conduct contract and eligibility checklist, and athletic medical waiver/authorization form are required documents which must be filled out and returned to the middle school coaches. The OHSAA Sport Physical form is due the first day of mandatory practices along with the yellow medical waiver form, your athlete will not be able to practice without these forms. The remaining forms are due along with your child's participation fee of $150 for the 2014-2015 school year no later than the team sports picture day scheduled for the season in which your child will participate. The physical form is valid for one calendar year and will be kept on file. The code of conduct and eligibility checklist and medical waiver need to be completed each athletic season to ensure CMS has the most current and accurate information to ensure your child's safety. The student and parent athletic handbook is a complete listing of all information that you and your child need. Please take the time to read this document carefully. All forms and fees must be turned in directly to your coach.
Educational Information for Parents: Parents are invited to visit OhioPIRC
(Parent Information and Resource Center) online http://www.ohiopirc.org
for valuable information about the education of your student.
EXCELLENT WITH DISTINCTION
2011/12 SCHOOL YEAR
We have achieved the highest ranking awarded by the Ohio Department of Education 5 years in a row!
We appreciate the hard work of our students, educators, families, and the community that resulted in OUR great achievement.