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Daily Announcements
Friday, October 20, 2017

General Information:  Congratulations to the high school band and choir on their entertaining concert on Thursday evening.

Pictures Retakes are next Friday, October 27 from 10am-12pm. You may prepay online at mylifetouch.com by entering in the Picture Day ID WP067022Y1. If you were absent, forms are available in the main office. If you were unhappy with the picture taken in September, return entire packet on picture retake day.

Attention all Seniors: If you were unable to attend the Jostens meeting stop in the main office to collect your packet to purchase caps and gowns, graduation announcements and class of 2018 items.

Jostens will return to take orders today, Friday, October 20 during all lunch periods. Sophomores through seniors may place ring orders, seniors can order all graduation items. These may also be ordered online. If you need an order packet, stop in the main office.

Attention Leaders Club members: Dues of $5.00 were due last week. Pay your dues to be eligible for group photos in the spring. See Ms. Scott ASAP.

Key Club is sponsoring a door decorating contest throughout the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. The homeroom who has the best design will receive donuts as a reward at the end of the month. Thank you for your participation.

Looking for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon for the whole family?  Enjoy Columbia and Midview’s Magic Gives Back Show at the Stocker Center at LCCC this Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 pm. Elie Haoui is performing his magic  along with world-renowned magician Rick Smith Jr. and his team of top-notch performers. This show is open to the public and all proceeds benefit the Columbia and Midview Marching Band programs. Buy your tickets early as these performances often sell out. To check out the show details and to purchase tickets go to MagicGivesBack.com

Fee letters were mailed to residences on Friday, September 29.  Current year academic fees are due by October 31. Outstanding fees from previous years are due immediately. If your child participates in extra curricular activities that require school transportation, fees must be paid by the due date. If you require a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office. 

Hey Raiders, it’s time to show your school spirit! Our school is taking part in the Healthy High School Challenge again. We will be competing against high schools around the country to see who can win some of the $80,000 in cash prizes. During October, for every combo meal in the cafeteria, healthy snack or beverage purchase you make, we earn points toward winning the Healthy High School Challenge and the top prize of $5,000. Last year we won $500 for our Student Council. So please remember to buy healthy snacks and beverages in the cafeteria and help us win.

Meetings for the Week:

Guidance News: Attention all seniors: Anyone who has not seen Miss Neff about the Common Application needs to see her ASAP. Please stop in guidance to make an appointment.

 
If students and/or parents wish to schedule an individual appointment for college counseling with Mrs. Anderle, contact her at janderle@collegenowgc.org, by phone at 216-870-8614 or by signing up in the guidance office. Mrs. Anderle's next in school visit is Friday, October 20 from 7:00 am-2:30 pm.

College Visits:
Ohio Northern University visit: Friday, October 20 during 4th period.
Mount Union University: Wednesday, October 25 during 4th period.
Malone University: Friday, October 27 during 4th period
Watch this site for upcoming visits from local universities .
If you are interested in attending the information session, stop in the guidance office to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities: Do you need service hours? Sundae Funday’s can help! They are in need of volunteers for their Trick or Treat Street on Sunday, October 29 from 12:30-3:30 pm. Help is needed with setup, cleanup and distributing candy. If interested please sign up with Liz Whatmore or stop in at Sundae Funday’s and ask for Karee.

Sports News:
     The volleyball team will battle Oberlin in a tournament  showdown this Saturday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 pm at Elyria High School. 

The Boy's Soccer team will play Wellington on Saturday at 3 pm at Wellington High School in the sectional final.

The girls soccer team will play the winner of the Trinity/Wellington in the sectional final game on Monday at a time and place to be announced.


Tickets for all tournament games are $6 for adults and $4 for students, no passes are accepted for tournament play. Go Raiders!

Girls Basketball Open Gym: Monday, October 23 from 7:30-8:30 pm. 

If you are looking for great action shots of your favorite Raider team, go to 
the lifetouch website: www.lifetouchevents.com and use the guest password: COLUMBIAWP. Photos from events from the 2017-2018 school year may be purchased directly from the lifetouch site.

Miscellaneous:  
Looking for a job? the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center in Strongsville is looking for part time lifeguards and water safety instructors. See the flier for complete details.
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General Information posted but not read each day:
Student Parking: Eligible students who would like to park at CHS during the school day must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are available in the HS office or online. Submit your application and fee of $30 to the main office. Information sheets contain complete application requirements. Reminder to seniors who are painting their parking spots. Please use indoor or outdoor latex paint. No spray paint. Stay within the lines and don’t cover your number.

PTA membership forms were distributed in homeroom. The homeroom turning in the most completed membership forms by October 6 will win a Pizza Lunch. Seniors, make sure you give parents the form and ask them to join. Membership will qualify you to apply for a PTA scholarship in the spring. 

Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance.

If your child is a new student at Columbia High School, contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Voicemail is available at this number. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment. Please bring your child’s paperwork and required documents to your registration appointment. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment.

All athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice for current season. The 17-18 Preparticipation physical forms are available for download or pick up a paper copy in the main office.

High School Athletic participation fees for the 2017-2018 school year are $150. This fee is due no later than the sports photo shoot each season. The fee of $150 is per season per athlete; with a family cap of $300.00 per season for 7-12 athletes. 

Attention all parents of current Juniors: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, 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. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician. 2017 Meningitis vaccine requirement physician's form, Meningitis FAQ, Immunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.

Please pay all outstanding school fees and lunch charges immediately. The release of transcripts and diplomas will be held until all debts have been resolved. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic camps and competitions, marching band games and shows and academic challenge matches. Payment can be made by credit card online on the PayForIt system. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card in the main office. See Mrs. Kobe if you have any questions. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract.

Report Cards may be accessed and printed as a pdf. in PowerSchool. Log in through the school's website to view and print the report card. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool app. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the main office.

The PowerSchool portal is a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.

Each school day, CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2017-2018 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced prices 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.
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Posted Monday, September 18, 2017
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