Welcome to Columbia Middle School
Monday, March 10, 2014
OHIO ACHIEVEMENT TESTING DATE CHANGE!! Due to the many calamity days we have had this year, OAA Testing has been postponed. OAA Testing at CMS will take place on: Tuesday, April 29= READING TEST (GRADES 5-8); Thursday, May 1st= MATH TEST (Grades 5-8); Tuesday, May 6th= SCIENCE TEST (Grades 5 & 8 only); Make-up testing will be the week of May 12th.
The 8th grade Panoramic Picture will be taken on Thursday, March 25th at 11:50 am (after lunch). Order forms were sent home with all 8th grade students on Wednesday, February 26th. Extra forms are available in the information rack.
8th grade Washington Trip Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, March 31 at 6:30 in the MS Gym. Please plan on attending this important meeting.
The 7/8 grade Spring Dance will be held on March 21 from 7-9 pm. The theme is Under the Sea. Dress is casual, wear your beach/Hawaiian wear!
The Columbia Community Cookbook for 2013 is $10.00 and filled with great recipes! Proceeds go 100% to PTA as the cost of printing was donated by a local company. See Mrs. Bowes in the office if you are interested.
SCHOOL FEES WERE DUE ON OCTOBER 1ST: Please make all payments through the new PayForIt System. Checks and cash may be used for payment at the school if you do not have internet access. Report cards will be withheld and transportation will be denied for any extracurricular activities until fees have been paid. Please call the office with any questions or to set up a payment plan.
Dress Code: All students must adhere to the dress code. Girls, all shorts must be at lease fingertip length. No skinny straps, halters or sleeveless shirts. Boys, no shirts with open sides, pants need to be worn at the waist. The complete dress code is in your student agenda. Students not adhering to the dress code will need to call home for appropriate clothing.
The price of a school lunch for the 2013-2014-school year is $3.50. Milk is 50¢. CMS 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 if you need assistance providing your child with lunch.
7/8 Girls Basketball: Despite a great second half, the 7th grade team lost their final game to Fairview last night. The entire team deserves player of the game honors for a great effort, and Emma Gill and Reilley Phares earned special mention for their relentless defensive pressure on the Fairview guards. Riley Thomas was high scorer with 4 points. Reilley Phares, Serena Goode, and Carissa Templeton each had 2 points, and Danielle Gerda added 1 point. Great job ladies and congratulations on a great season!
The 8th grade team won in the first round of the tournament on Saturday against Brookside! The team will play Keystone on Tuesday at 5:45 at CMS. Come on out and support the team!
All student athletes must have a current OHSAA Sport Physical before the start of an athletic season. The OHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form and Concussion sheet is due the first day of mandatory practices along with the yellow Athletic Medical Waiver Form your athlete will not be able to practice without these form. The remaining forms are due along with your child's participation fee of $250 for the 2013-2014 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 Columbia Local Schools 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.
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.