Welcome to Columbia Middle School

Friday, September 19, 2014


Picture Retake Day will be held in the morning on Wednesday, October 1st. If you were absent on picture day, you will need to have your picture taken, even if you do not plan on buying a picture packet. If you had your pictures taken on picture day and were not satisfied, you may have them retaken, however you must return the original picture packet to the photographer. Picture order forms are available in the information rack.

The Parent Portal 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. 


Fee letters were mailed on Tuesday, September 9. 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.


Click here to view the CMS Broadcast 9-15-2014


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!




Drop-off/ Pick-up Pamphlet 

Arrival:   Car Riders unload between 8:00 and 8:15.

  • Car Riders exit vehicles onto the (entire) sidewalk.
  • Car Riders entering the building after 8:20 are tardy and must be signed in. 
Dismissal:   All students are dismissed at 3:12.
  • 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.

2013/2014 Yearbooks: We have extra's available for $15. See Mrs. Bellisario in room 2.


The Columbia Community Cookbook for 2013 is $10.00 and filled with great recipes! We still have some available! 100% of proceeds go to PTA as the cost of printing was donated by a local company. See Mrs. Bowes in the office.


SCHOOL FEES: Outstanding fees from previous years are overdue. Please make all payments through PayForIt.net. (Use the link in the upper right side of your screen to log in). Checks/cash may be used for payment at the school if you do not have internet access. Current school fees will be assessed in September to allow for any schedule changes. Payment should be paid by October 1 to allow for students to use school transportation for any extracurricular activities. If fees are not paid at that time, transportation will be denied. Please call the school office with any questions.
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. 



7th Volleyball: The team won in 3 games against Black River last night! They play on Monday, Sept. 22 vs Wellington at HOME.

8th Volleyball: The 8th grade won last night in 2 games against Black River. They play again at HOME vs. Wellington on Monday, Sept. 22.


7th Football: The team lost their last game against Buckeye. They play again at HOME vs Keystone on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:30.


8th Football: The Raiders beat Firelands 46-0. Brandon Coleman scored three touchdowns, Cole Schwartz scored two touchdowns, and Andy Perrot scored another. Scrabble threw two touchdown passes. Andy Perrot and Cody Sestito each had interceptions and Thomas Hones and Brian Wells each recorded a pair of sacks.The team will play at HOME on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00pm. vs Wellington.

View the Firelands Game Highlights

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.

OHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation


Educational Information for Parents: Parents are invited to visit OhioPIRC
(Parent Information and Resource Center) online
for valuable information about the education of your student.






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.








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Columbia Middle School
 Troy Bunner, Principal
 13646 N.W. River Road
 Columbia Station OH 44028
 Phone: (440) 236-5741
 Fax: (440) 236-9274
Hours: 8:10 am-3:10 pm


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