Welcome to Columbia Middle School
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Columbia Youth Wrestling sign-ups for any 5th or 6th grade student will be held again on Monday, October 27th from 6-7:30 in the MS lobby.
Spirit Week is October 20-25: Celebration of Fall Sports!
Monday: Crazy Day: hair, clothes, socks...; Tuesday: PJ Day; Wednesday: Orange Day for Anti- Bullying Day; Thursday: Super Hero Day/ Favorite Character; Friday: Class Colors: 8th - Black, 7th- White, 6th- Green, 5th- Yellow.
On Friday during Raider there will be a Pep Rally to Celebrate! Prizes will be given to the most spirited students in each grade!!
5/6 grade "Monster Mash Social" ! We will have our first 5/6 grade social of the year on October 31st from 3:15-4:30 in the cafeteria. There will be a Halloween costume contest so dress in your best costume! All 5/6 grade students are welcomed to attend. Admission is $2/ refreshments provided (bring in a canned good and pay only $1)! Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, October 27th during lunch and Raider period! Please make sure your ride is here promptly at 4:30 after the social.
7th grade Market Day Pie Fundraiser: Help the 7th grade earn money towards the Ohio State University Stone Lab on Put-in-Bay field trip in May. The more pies sold, the higher % earned back as a group. Market Day offers delicious, high quality pies, and they will be coming in right before Thanksgiving. See a 7th grade student to place an order! Click on the Market Day Pie Parent Letter that was sent home with 7th grade students. Please contact Lisa Cassidy at 236-8067 or email at email@example.com with any questions.
HoneyBaked Ham Fundraiser: The 8th grade will be selling Honeybaked Hams to earn money towards their Washington Trip. Students will receive 15% of what they sell. The sale will run October 16th - November 17th. Hams will be delivered to CMS on Monday, November 24th. See an 8th grade student to order your ham for the holidays!
Today is the last day for the Raider Flip Flop Sale!! Extra order forms are available in the information rack.They are available in a variety of sizes. Orders must be received by October 24, 2014 and will be delivered in time for Christmas.The cost is $20 per pair and payment can me made in the form of cash or check made out to CHS. If you are in need of another order form or additional information please contact Suzie Neff CHS firstname.lastname@example.org
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...” Informational meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the K-8 Library. Contact Nancy.Geiger@hotmail.com for more details. Entry Deadline is January 5th, 2015.
Quick Start - information on specifics for contest
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 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.
View the Oct. 6 Student Broadcast
View the Sept. 22 Student Broadcast including the "Shake It Off" video!
View the Sept. 19 Student Broadcast
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.
7/8 Cheerleading: Sign-ups and try-outs information packets for the 2014/2015 basketball season are in the office. Cheer Clinics will be held on Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th from 6-8 pm. in the CMS gym. Try-outs will be held on Wedndesday, November 5th from 6-8 pm.
7th Volleyball: They will have their end of season party after school TODAY until 4:30.
8th Volleyball: They will have their end of season party TODAY after school until 4:30.
7th Football: The 7th grade team lost a close battle to Revere yesterday 28- 30 as the Raiders closed the season. Brian Barta scored the teams first touchdown on a 55 yard pass from Carson Heidecker. Jake Kile then ran the ball on a toss play for 65 yards down the sideline making the score 12- Revere's 30 at the half. The Raiders came out in the second half ready to respond holding Revere to zero points. Charlie Simon scored twice off of the same boot play making the score 28-30. With just a few minutes to play the Raiders ran out of time. The team did a nice job this season regardless of the outcomes. Look for the Raiders to come out strong next season! There will be an end of season party TODAY after school until 4:30.
8th Football: The 8th grade Raiders won 43-0 over Brooklyn last night in their last game of the season!! Brandon, Andy, Cole, Drew scored touchdowns. Logan made 5 extra points. Andrew, Quentin, Nick, Danny, Adam, and Ben opened up huge holes to run through. J-Z, Thomas, Cody, Bailey, Jay, Ben , and Doug played lockdown D! Scrabble led the team to a 7-1 record. Great year 8th grade Raiders! There will be an end of season party TODAY after school until 4:30.
View the Lutheran West Game Highlights
View the Oberlin Game Highlights
View the Fairview Game Highlights
View the Wellington Game Highlights
View the Firelands Game Highlights
7/8 Wrestling: Please sign -up in the office if you are interested in wrestling on the CMS Team. Remember you must have a current OHSAA Physical on file before you begin practice.
7/8 Boys Basketball: Sign-up in the office if you would like to play on the CMS Team. Practice will begin on Monday, October 27th. Practice will be held from daily from 3:30-5:30. Make sure that you have a current OHSAA Sport Physical before practice begins.
7/8 Girls Basketball: Open gyms and small group instruction will begin soon. Official practice may 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.