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Daily Announcements
Friday, March 23, 2018
General InformationAttention late arrival students and CCP students: Please note special schedules this week and make sure you are on time to your classes.  Today, we are on the long assembly schedule for the senior-staff volleyball game beginning at 2:10 pm. 
Spring break for Columbia High school students begins on Monday, March 26 and continues through Monday, April 2. School resumes at CHS on Tuesday, April 3. Spring break for LCJVS students begins on Friday, March 30 and continues through Friday, April 6. School resumes for LCJVS students on Monday, April 9. 
Attention all juniors, sophomores and freshmen: Next school year is right around the corner. Online scheduling for next year on the PowerSchool portal is now open for Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. Online scheduling will close on Friday, April 6.
Attention Seniors: Caps and gowns  are now in and ready for pickup.  All outstanding balances must be paid in cash if you are giving payment to Mrs. Kobe. Jostens will not accept personal checks at this late date. You may pay online with a credit card and show proof of payment when you pick up your order. 
Orders will not be released until payment is made in full. If you were contacted by Mrs. Kobe and she ordered a  cap and gown for you,  $50 cash may be paid in the main office. If you pay online with a credit card, tax will be charged.
* JVS students please note: Your caps/gowns and announcements are available for pick up during regular school hours at CHS.  

Prom information is available on the fliers posted around the school. Out of Town Guest forms are available online or in the main office. Mark your calendars, tickets for prom, afterprom and  Cedar Point go on sale April 9.
Attention students: Time is running out to take advantage of the pre spring break price on the 2018 Yearbook. For $60 you can a reserve your copy. Beginning March 24, the price increases to $65. Get a yearbook form from Mr. Tullos, the main office or download.
Through March and April, Columbia High School is participating in Pasta for Pennies. This program directly benefits those with Leukemia and Lymphoma. The homeroom who raises the most money will get lunch catered by Olive Garden as long as the school as a whole raises $500. 
Mark your calendar for the annual Class of 2018 Vendor Fair at Columbia Middle School on Saturday, March 24. If you are vendor interested in displaying your product, click here. If you are interested in attending the event, click here for a flyer. 
Attention Parents: Check out the free Internet Safety and Suicide Prevention Workshop scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9am-1pm at Christian Heritage Church in Avon .  The training is open to the public.  More information is available on the flier.
Meetings for the Week:   
Guidance News: Students who plan to take any CCP classes in the fall must to stop in the guidance office to make an appointment for a scheduling meeting with Miss Neff. This includes classes at the college and CCP classes at CHS. Meetings will take place today.  See Mrs. Hechko to sign up. 

Any student planning on participating in the CCP program next school year MUST turn in an Intent to Participate form, signed by a parent, before spring break. This includes students who are already taking CCP classes.  Every CCP student must turn in a new Intent to Participate form to guidance each school year. These are due today.  Also, CCP applications for students new to the program are due by April 13, 2018.
Attention Seniors: The Columbia Community Foundation Scholarships are available online at their website. Ten scholarships will be awarded in 2018. The deadline for application submissions is April 1. 

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 is here Friday, April 6 from 7:00 am -2:30 pm.
Attention Seniors: College Now scholarships are due March 28. To be eligible, students must qualify for the Pell Grant from FAFSA. Students can turn in their transcripts, essays, and any additional materials in the guidance office or they can email them to janderle@collegenowgc.org. Students applying must complete the Traditional Scholarship online application at the following link if they are applying for any of the scholarships.
Sports News:  Attention all spring athletes: Your pay to participate fees are now over due. If you have any questions, stop in the office.
Columbia Color Guard 2018 Tryouts: Any student  interested in trying out for the 2018 Columbia Raider Color Guard should note that tryouts will be held April 10-13 at CMS.

Attention all athletes: Your winning season starts with a FREE sports physical! Get your by attending the 10th Annual Center of Orthopedics FREE sports physical event. It takes place on Friday, June 8 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Visit their website no later than Monday, June 4 to schedule. See the flyer for additional information.

Attention all senior athletes participating in fall sports, and marching band and color guard and winter sports: If you would like to purchase your banner, they are $25. Money can be given to Mr. Jump in the athletic office.
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?

Flyers for each of these summer opportunities are posted throughout the building.  For more info, stop in the guidance office.
The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center in Strongsville is looking for part time lifeguards and water safety instructors. See the flier for complete details.

Several businesses are hiring for summer workers.
  • Swings-N-Things Fun Park is now hiring for the Spring and Summer season. Flexible weekday, weekend, and holiday availability is a requirement. Apply today and you can be a part of one of the most respected teams in the family fun center industry.  Pay starts at $8.40/hour.  Their application is available online: www.SNTfun.com/public/employment to download an application 
  • Hastings Water Works is now hiring and training lifeguards for summer employment. We hire and train 250+ lifeguards every year, do you have what it takes? Learn more about becoming a professional lifeguard and apply online at: HastingsWaterWorks.com or call us at: 440.832.7705 
General Information posted each day:    Congratulations to  Amber Caldwell and Greg Grzywna who have been chosen as Students of the Month  for February. Watch the main hall and the Rural Urban Record for pictures and bios. Congratulations Amber and Greg.
Attention Juniors Class of 2019 : Senior year is fast approaching and with that comes senior portraits. Prestige Portraits, your official senior class photographer is launching the Ambassador senior portrait program. Each year, the studio searches for juniors to be "Ambassadors" and represent their graduating class for senior portraits. The studio uses Ambassador photos in our new displays around the studio and on promotional material. The Ambassador portrait session is FREE! To thank participants, we offer exclusive discounts and benefits AND we will be giving away a $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP at EVERY studio location! If you are a junior and are interested in being an ambassador, sign up in the main office. Click here for more information. 
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. 

If your child is a new student at Columbia High School, contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Columbia Administration Center. 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 administration center 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. 2018 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.
If any student is still interested in the 2019 Europe trip, please see Mr. Campbell for more information. 
Attention all  Seniors Graduation items and caps and gowns may be ordered online. Late fees now apply.  If you need an order packet, see Mrs. Kobe. Complete Jostens grad information can be viewed here
Chick-fil-A in Strongsville is offering a free Homework Club on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Children from Kindergarten through High School can bring in their homework, educational questions, or testing assistance and professional tutors will provide complimentary help and guidance, including ACT prep. Enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone or ice cream cup for those that stop by for the event.
 PTA membership forms were distributed in homeroom in the beginning of the year. 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. 
Good luck to the team! 
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Posted Monday, September 18, 2017
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