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Friday, October 19, 2018
General Information:
Attention underclassmen: School pictures are available for pickup in the main office from Mrs. Kobe.  If you were absent on the first picture day or are unhappy with your first picture, picture retakes will be taken on Friday, October 26 from 10:00 am until noon. Entire picture packet must be returned if you were unhappy with the first photo. Students who were absent may pick up a form in the main office. 

Attention seniors: Jostens will be at CHS on Monday, October 22 at 10:10 (4th period) to provide information on ordering caps and gowns and graduation items. Packets will be available in the main office after the meeting if you are unable to attend. Orders will be taken during all lunch periods Wednesday, October 24. JVS seniors will meet with Jostens at the JVS on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 am. 
Attention Sophomores: Second ring order day is Wednesday, October 24. Bring your order to the cafeteria during all lunch periods. If you need a ring packet, pick one up in the main office. Orders may also be submitted by phone at 1-800-JOSTENS  or on the web at JVS sophomores will meet with Jostens at 8:00 am on October 30.
Attention seniors: Make sure your turn in your required paperwork to the guidance office verifying your attendance from your college visit, job shadow or community service project completed on October 10.  You will be considered unexcused on October 10 until your completed paperwork is turned in. Any questions, stop in the guidance office. 
The Columbia Community Foundation Student club will meet once a month on Mondays, right after school at 3pm. The next meeting is scheduled for November 12th.   During this meeting, discussions will be held to name officers for the club and also brainstorm different names for the group. Below, find opportunities in Columbia at which you can volunteer and complete community service hours for  graduation  requirements. If you are able to assist with any of these opportunities, please contact Mandie Andrews at  or call 216-409-6668  and she will contact the person in charge of the event. We welcome new members to join us at anytime, so please feel free to share any information you wish with your friends and fellow students.   
  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 4:30pm-8pm, Student helpers for CLSD Family Math Night.   Non-Profit Organization – Columbia Local School District
  • Wednesday, October 31st, 5:15pm – 7pm – THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO 16 YEARS AND OLDER ONLY – Set up for COSI Assembly at Copopa/CMS - Non–Profit Organization – Columbia PTA
  • Thursday, November 1st, 7:30am-4pm (2 hours shifts are available throughout the day) - THIS OPPORTUNITY IS OPEN TO 16 YEARS AND OLDER ONLY - COSI Assembly at Copopa / CMS - Non–Profit Organization – Columbia PTA
  • Friday, November 9th – 5:30-9pm – Father/Daughter Dance at Copopa / CMS – check-in, serving snacks and monitoring halls - Non–Profit Organization – Columbia PTA
  • Saturday, November 10th – 5:30-11pm – Columbia Community Foundation, Fall Gala (Business Casual Dress Required) - escorting guests to their tables, coat check, assisting with auction items and baskets - Non–Profit Organization – Columbia Community Foundation
  • Hey Columbia High students, it’s time to show your school spirit and participate in the Healthy High School Challenge in the cafeteria throughout the month of October. We will be competing with other high schools across the country. Every combo meal, healthy snack or beverage purchase made earns us points toward winning the top prize of $5,000. Last year we won $1,000 that went toward the new microwaves and sandwich warmer in our cafeteria. Check out more information posted in the cafeteria. 

    Fee letters were mailed home to all residences on Thursday, October 4 listing past fees as well as the academic fees for the 18-19 school year. These fees are due no later than October 31.   If a payment plan is desired, please call Mrs. Kobe at 440-236-5001 to develop a plan. Transportation for extra curricular activities will be denied if fees are outstanding after October 31. 
    Meetings for the Week: 
    Drama Club meeting :Monday, October 22. Meet at 3:45 in the cafeteria. Sign up for the club in the Guidance office. 

    Girls  basketball  mandatory meeting: Immediately following school on Wednesday, October 24th. If you would like to try out for the team this year but have a conflict with the meeting date, please see Coach Taylor in Room 3.
    Guidance News: 
    Miss Hall from College Now will be in the guidance office Wednesday, October 31. If you would like an appointment, stop in the guidance office.
    Beginning this year there is a new graduation requirement of community service hours. The community service log form is available in the offices at CHS and from Mrs. Meadows at LCJVS as well as on the website. All students are required to complete this graduation requirement. Contact the guidance office if you have any questions. The required hours for the  18-19 school year for students are seniors-5; juniors-10, sophomores-15, freshmen-20. 
    College Visits: Throughout the school year, college representatives throughout northeast Ohio stop in at Columbia High. Watch the announcements and sign up in the guidance office if you would like to attend one of these visits.
    Sports News:  Any boy planning on trying out for basketball this year, please sign up in room 12.
    The boys soccer tournament is home on Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 pm. Passes are not accepted for tournament games and fall athletes are NOT able to attend free of charge. Student tickets at the gate are $4 and adults are $6.
    Attention team members of football, cheerleading, cross country, golf and marching band: Please turn in your parents night forms as soon as possible to Mr. Jump in the main office. If you need a new form, stop in the main office. 
    Attention all fall athletes: Please turn in the Night at The Races tickets into the Athletic Office as soon as possible.
    Looking forward to winter sports? Make sure you have a current physical on file before participating in any sports program.  Mandatory practices for girls basketball begin October 26, boys basketball on November 2 and wrestling on November 9. The 2018-2019 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. High School Athletic participation fees for the 2018-2019 school year are $150.  If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245.
    Lifetouch photography, Columbia High's school photographer, takes photos of sporting events and extra curricular activities through out the school year. These photos can be viewed online and purchased through their website:  Visitors will need to set up a personal account using their email address, a password of their choosing and the school code: COLUMBIAWP.
    CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2018-2019 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Reduced price lunch is $0.40 and reduced price breakfast is $0.30. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child. 
    Seniors, an important deadline is approaching for your immunization records! The Ohio Department of Health requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Remember, all 12th graders must have a record of their meningitis vaccine on file or an appointment on record by September 24, 2018, or they may be excluded from school.  Seniors who have not turned their documentation in, need to send in written proof of their vaccine immediately to the clinic.
    Looking for the latest in RaiderWear? Check out the flyer posted in the halls and online. Orders may be placed online or visit their store in Olmsted Falls.   
    Attention seniors: In order to apply for the PTA scholarship in the spring, membership must be maintained by an immediate family member. Pick up the application or apply online.  
     Attention students: PTA has many opportunities in which you can earn your required community service hours. Check out the fliers in the main lobby or online. 
    General Information posted each day:  School hours for the 18-19 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. 
    Congratulations to the September students of the month, seniors  Nicole Ballachino and Jackson Ives. Watch for their bios in the front hallway showcase and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban Record. Congratulations Nicole and Jackson. 
    Columbia Community Foundation Youth Club: All students interested in joining the club should contact Mandie Andrews at  or call 216-409-6668 for meeting information.  This club will give all CHS students the opportunity to  reach their community service goals and commitment towards their graduation requirement.
    Would you like to travel to Costa Rica-June of 2020See Señora Hafeman if you would like to get more information about the trip. The next trip meeting is on November 1 at 6:30 pm in room 5. This is not a school sponsored trip. 
    If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.  If you have difficutly accessing your account, contact Mrs. Hechko in the guidance office. PowerSchool for parents/students is a useful tool to keep track of class schedules, current assignments and grades, fees due, attendance, graduation pathways and much more. 
    Schedule Changes: If there is an error on your schedule, please contact the guidance office at 440-236-5003 to schedule an appointment to make corrections. No walk-ins will be accepted. Changes will only be made for the following reasons:
     1. A required course has not been scheduled 
     2. Computer error
     3. Academic misplacement-this change requires the approval of counselor, principal, teachers and parents.
    Please make sure all school fees and lunch charges have been paid no later than Ocotber 31 as the release of transcripts and diplomas are held for unpaid fees. School transportation for extracurricular activities will also be denied. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.
    Attention seniors who have a parking spot assigned for the 2018-2019 school year. You are permitted to paint your spot. Please use indoor or outdoor latex paint. No spray paint. Stay within the lines and don’t cover your number. 
    There is no student parking permitted in the White Hall lot. This is not school property and is privately owned. Any violators who park in that lot will be towed at the owner's expense. 
    Juniors and Seniors eligible for Early Release or Late Arrival should pick up an application in the guidance office. CCP students are reminded to return their CCP attendance forms to the guidance office asap. 
    Any student who will be 18 before the next general election may register to vote on the Lorain County Board of Elections website.  The link is also available on the guidance page of our website. If you will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election, November 6, 2018, you may vote in the primary election on May 8 to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18. ***The deadline to register to be able to vote in the May 8 primary election is now past. 
    If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Administration Building at 25796 Royalton Rd. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment for you to bring in your child’s  required documents and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. 
    Reminder to all Seniors : Back-to-school checklists include immunizations too. The Lorain County Public Health Department reminds you that before a student can enter 12th grade they must have received a dose of the Meningitis vaccine after the age of 16. See your medical provider or make an appointment with Lorain County Public Health to get the vaccines your student needs. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.  Proof of vaccine is due by the 14th day of school. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician.
    Parking Permit applications are available in  the main office. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage . The applications are still available. Submit  your application, the fee of $30 and copies of required documents to the main office. You may also download  information here and  application 
    Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance. 

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    Posted Monday, September 18, 2017

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