Welcome to Columbia Middle School
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Attention 8th graders: Anyone interested in attending the JVS 9th grade Career Readiness Program needs to have a completed online registration by Thursday, April 10th. If you are interested, see Ms. Kappus for directions. Don't be left out!
5/6th grade Co-ed Intramural Volleyball: There is a $25 participation fee for the program that includes a tee-shirt. Each team will play 5 games. All games will be played after school from 3:30-5:15 in the new gym, participants must provide their own transportation. If students are riding together you must have a note. The program will run from April 7th- May 5th. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Krause or Mr. Kilpatrick @ 236-5741.
Spring Break: Friday, April 11th-Monday, April 21st. School resumes on Tuesday, April 22.
CHS Afterprom is selling J&J Greenhouse gift certificates. Certificates are $15 good towards a flat of flowers, vegetable plants, or 10" hanging baskets-makes a great Mother's Day gift! Please help support J&J Greenhouse and CHS Afterprom. Contact Vicki Bycznski 440-539-3701, Lisa Schnieder 236-5125, Karen O'Brien 748-1509, or Kim Steven's 440-281-0081 and they will get a certificate to you.
OHIO ACHIEVEMENT TESTING DATES! 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 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 ARE DUE: 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.
8th grade girls interested in playing high school soccer are invited to attend weight lifting and skills trainings after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 1 at CHS until 4:30. There will be a bus provided (Bus #10) for girls to ride over to the CHS. Please see Coach Case if you have any questions.
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 forms. The remaining forms are due along with your child's participation fee of $250 no later than the team sports picture day scheduled for the season in which your child will participate. All forms and fees should be turned in directly to the coach. The physical form is valid for one calendar year and will be kept on file. The Code of Conduct, Eligibility Checklist, and Medical Waiver forms must be completed each athletic season so that we have 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.
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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.