Welcome to Columbia Middle School
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The CHS girls soccer coach and team will be here on Tuesday during the 8th grade lunch to talk with any 8th grade girl interested in playing soccer next year at CHS.
Attention 8th grade parents: To assist in planning for high school p.m. bus routes during the 2015/2016 school year, the bus garage is requesting that all parents of CHS students notify the Transportation Dept. of their intent to utilize school transportation. All 8th grade students were given an 8th grade CHS Busing letter to Parents on May 27th. Please return the letter to the office no later than Tuesday, June 2.
Attention all students: No more lunch charges will be allowed in the cafeteria. There are numerous outstanding charges that need to be paid. Again, you will not be able to charge food in the cafeteria for the rest of the school year.
"Lost and Found" items: all lost items we have collected throughout the year will be available for students and parents to view on tables in the lobby, beginning May 26th. If your student is missing something, please stop in and check out the collection of items. All items remaining at the end of the year will be donated to a local charity.
Any 6/7th grader interested in playing on next years 7/8 CMS volleyball team should sign-up in the office.
Transportation Request Forms for Next School Year: Do you already know that your child will be picked up or dropped off at a different location next year? Are you in need of alternative transportation?
If so please complete the Alternative Transportation Form and submit it to the Transportation Department.
Columbia Volleyball June Clinic for students in grades 1st - 8th grade: Learn to play volleyball while having FUN, and winning prizes! Volleyball Clinic Flyer
5-8th gr. Boys Basketball Camp will be held on June 8th-June 11th from 9-11:30 in the middle school gym. Registration forms were sent home with all boys. Extra forms are available in the information rack. Registration deadline is Monday, June 1st.
If you have checked out a library book, it needs to be returned to the library. Homeroom teachers will be passing out overdue notices to those students who have overdue books. Report cards will be held for students with overdue books.
Please make sure all school fees have been paid as report cards will be held for unpaid fees. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Bowes in the office at 236-5741. These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extracurricular activities. You may pay your school fees through the PayForIt system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the office at CMS.
Upcoming events at CMS:
May 28- C-Squad Mtg./Party, 3:15-4:10
May 29- K-6 LaughOlympics
June 1- 5th grade to BlockHouse @ Columbia Metroparks, 12:30-1:30
June 1- 7th grade field day at Columbia Park, 12:45-3:00
June 2 and June 3- 7th grade exams
June 2- 8th grade Award Celebration, 10:10 am. in CMS gym
June 3- 6th gr. to Metroparks, 9-11am. / Lunch at Columbia Park 11:15-12:15
June 3- Last Day for students
June 8-11th Boys Basketball Camp grades 2-9, 9-11:30 in CMS gym
June 8-11th Girls Basketball Camp, 12:00-2:30 in CMS gym
June 9-11th JVS Excel Camp for 8th graders, 9:00-12:00 @ JVS
View the March 23rd StudentBroadcast
View the March 16th CMS StudentBroadcast
View the February 23rd CMS StudentBroadcast
View the February 9th CMS StudentBroadcast
The Columbia PTA is a generous supporter of the Columbia Local Schools. Click here to see some of the items PTA has purchased for our schools, events they have sponsored, field trips they helped pay for, and upcoming events. Thank you for your continued support!
The PowerSchool Parent Portal: Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as the prior year. The Mobile App is 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.
Follow us on Twitter @RaiderMiddle. We will post the most current happenings going on at CMS!
BREAKFAST AT CMS! See Flyer
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 all 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball next season: Open gyms are available on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 7:00-8:00 p.m.at the high school.
Fall Parent meeting for the 2015/2016 season will be held at CHS on Tuesday, August 11th at 6 pm. Parents and students planning on playing a fall sport should plan on attending this important meeting.
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.