Welcome to Columbia Middle School

Thursday, October 16, 2014


8th grade Washington D.C. Parent Meeting: An informational meeting will be held for parents and students at 6 pm. TONIGHT, October 16th in the MS Cafe'. Please plan on attending this important meeting.


There is no school TOMORROW, Friday, October 17th (NEOEA Day).


Help AM930 WEOL Fill the F-150! Mike Bass Ford will bring a Ford F-150 to this Friday's Columbia vs. Lutheran West football game.  We are asking students, parents and fans to bring canned food to help "Fill the F-150". All benefits will go to The Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.


Columbia High School is up for the Cleveland Browns game of the week vs Lutheran West this Friday at home.  We need your help to make this happen.  Please go to the link below and vote as many times as you can. The team will also receive a monetary award if we are selected and we win the game. Go Raiders!


Did you know that this week is national school lunch week?  Join us in the lunch room and all students receiving a breakfast and lunch this week will be entered in a drawing for a cool lucky prize.  Come join the fun! 


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.

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 tcnlisa@hotmail.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!


The Raider Flip Flop Sale has been extended until October 24th. 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  neffs@columbia.k12.oh.us

KidStuff Coupon Books are currently being sold. $25.00/per book.  Get 1 book free with every 5 books sold.  We are doing a order form sale this year so the book will not come home.  If you would like to see the valuable coupons, stop in the school office or check out KidStuffcouponbook.com. If you have any questions, or need an order form - please call Kristin Antos @ 440.241.7129. Look for us at the football game on Tuesday night too!  We will have books available to take home that night. This PTA Fundraiser supports great programs such as Classroom Enrichment Grants for K-12 Teachers, Scholarships and Classroom Parties. Order one now for Christmas Shopping Savings!  Great savings at: Toys"R"Us, Macy's, Sears, Five Below, Dicks, Aeros, Michael's, Ulta, Party City, Loft, Payless and many more! The fundraiser will end on Monday, Oct. 20th- don't miss out!!


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.

Flyer that went home with students       

Quick Start - information on specifics for contest

General Participation Rules 


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!




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. 

  • Dismissal: 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.

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. 




7th Volleyball: They play in the PAC Tournament on Tonight, Oct. 16th at Langston Middle School in Oberlin at 4:30 against Buckeye.

8th Volleyball: They play in the PAC Tournament on Tonight, October 16th at Fairview. The games begin at 4:30 with a rolling time start- the Raiders  will play in the 3rd game. 


7th Football: The team lost a close one to Open Door 16-8. In the 3rd quarter Carson Heidecker ran 57 yards on a keeper for the Raiders only touchdown. Charlie Simon put in the 2 point conversion to cut the lead in half. Though the team had many opportunities, they fought hard and the breaks didn't fall their way. Last game of the season will played at HOME on Monday against Revere at 4:30.


There will be a Football Team Dinner onTONIGHT, October 16th at 5pm. in the Cafe'. If you have not signed up to bring something please contact Kim Schawrtz.

8th Football: The 8th grade Raiders won their last game against Brooklyn 44-0! Scoring four times for the Raiders was Brandon Coleman, scoring twice was Andy Perrot, and "rumble big man rumble", Logan Wos, scored from 50 yards out! The defense pitched a shutout led by Thomas Hones, Jay DeLisle, and Bailey Coleman. The Raiders play their final game on Monday at home against Brooklyn at 6:00 pm.

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.

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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