Thursday, January 26, 2023
Congratulations to the following Power of the Pen team members who qualified to move on to the Regional Tournament: Ira Lavinder, Lillie Keirn, Lilly Schwermann, and Marina Stolarek-Houston. Write on!
BREAKFAST WITH A BUDDY: In an effort to strengthen the family and school connection and to offer simple fellowship and fun, we would like to invite you to Breakfast with a Buddy at Columbia Middle School and Copopa during the week of Feb. 6-10th. All middle school students received an invitation with an RSVP attached on Tuesday, January 17. If you did not receive it from your student, but would like to attend, please call the office. Students may bring a grown up buddy (neighbor, relative, grandparent, parent) and have a light breakfast with us in the lunchroom. Students/ buddies will be able to take a quick tour of the school, if they wish. If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Figliano at 440-236-5741 or email [email protected] Parents of elementary students may contact Mrs. Dunn at 440-236-5020 or email at [email protected]
Sport Pictures: Pictures will be taken for boys basketball and cheerleading after school on Monday, February 6. Coaches will hand out order forms. You may order online with Lifetouch HERE with Picture ID Code EVTXMB8SH or with your picture order form and exact payment on picture day.
College Credit Plus Meeting: Columbia High School and Lorain County Community College will have an informational meeting on the topic of College Credit Plus on Monday, January 30, at 6:30pm in the Columbia High School cafeteria. All students in grades 6-11 interested in participating in the CCP program for next school year and their parents MUST attend this meeting. LCCC will have CCP applications available that evening. If you have any questions about the College Credit Plus program, please contact theColumbia High School Guidance office at 440-236-5003 or email Miss Neff [email protected] or Mrs. Figliano [email protected] . Again, this meeting is mandatory for any students new to the CCP program. Informational Flyer
Good Morning CMS News Broadcast: View the January 23 Broadcast HERE Due to the second semester starting, there won't be a broadcast for 3-4 weeks, but stay tuned!!
CMS Yearbook: Order your Columbia Middle School 2022-2023 yeabook HERE with the ID Code: 11596123 ~ deadline for ordering is March 17, 2023
LCJVS Connections Academy Info Night: All Lorain County 8th and 9th graders are invited to visit the Lorain County JVS for their Connections Academy Info Night on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Visit their lab spaces, meet instructors, and learn how you can start a career tech education in 9th and 10th grade. Register today!
Pay to Participate and outstanding academic fees are now overdue for all winter sports teams.
Marching Band Shoe Drive: Are you looking to clean out your closet before the holidays? The Raider Marching Band is having a community shoe drive to raise funds for their new band uniforms. All NEW or GENTLY worn shoes that are taking up space in your closet can be donated to the shoe drive containers located in the CMS lobby. All shoes collected will be resold by a non-profit organization to raise money for small businesses and entrepreneurs in developing countries, so this drive is for two great causes!!! Please bring shoes in no later than January 31st.
Chromebook Insurance Deadline has passed: Chromebook insurance is no longer available for purchase for the 2022-2023 school year.
Attention Parents: 2022-2023 school fees have now been assessed to your account. Fee letters were sent home on October 4th to all middle school residences. Information on payment and due dates are listed on the fee letter. Also, included in this mailing was a Free and Reduced Lunch application. If you feel your child may qualify, please fill out the application and return to the school office.
Academic Challenge for 5-8th graders:
Meetings will be held on Tuesdays after school in room 8 with Mrs. Wilson. Your parents must pick you up when the meeting ends at 3:40. Contact Mrs. Wilson with any questions.
7/8 grade Power of Pen: Meetings will be held every Monday after school in room 8 with Mrs. Wilson. Your parents must pick you up when the meeting ends at 3:40. Contact Mrs. Wilson with any questions.
7/8 Yearbook Club: Meetings willl be held after school on Wednesdays. Students need to have their ride here by 3:45 pm. Contact Mrs. Bellisario with any questions.
Attention All Parents/Guardians: Please make sure your student brings their fully-charged chromebook to school everyday! We have a limited number of chromebooks available for students to borrow, so there may be times that your student will not be able to borrow one from the office. Please make sure that your child is charging his/her chromebook each night and they have it in their backpack to bring to school each morning. Thank you!
Important Notice for Family and Fans supporting CLSD events: Beginning August 2022, Columbia Local Schools will use online ticketing for all onsite events through TicketSpicket . There will be no cash sales at the gates for any CLSD events that require paid tickets. Review the informational letter from Mr. Jump HERE with details on how to purchase your tickets.
PowerSchool Parent Portal: Please note, report cards cannot be viewed on the app. You must login to the PowerSchool website to view and print report cards.
Access PowerSchool from the MS website (toggle on left). The mobile app district code is ZZGS.
2022-2023 School Year:
School Day: 7:35 am – 2:35 pm.
Buses arrive at the school by 7:20 am.
Car riders drop-off begins at 7:20 am.
Car riders dismissed at 2:30 pm.
Bus riders dismissed at 2:35 pm.
School Meals for the 2022-2023 School year: As of August 2022, the federal government will no longer subsidize meals for ALL students. Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are:
Student Breakfast $2.00
Student Lunch $3.50
Families may add monies to their PaySchools Account (PayForIt) HERE to cover meal costs and extras for their children. See the user guide HERE for frequently asked questions.
Application for Free and Reduced Meals: The 2022-2023 school year Application for Free and Reduced Meals can now be accessed and filled out. You may download the application HERE.
School Fees: Check your child’s PaySchools Account (Pay ForIt) or PowerSchool account to view your students outstanding fees.
Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if school fees are not paid. Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on PaySchools with a credit card. Payment is also accepted in the office with cash (exact amount), check or credit card or mail your payment to the middle school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Bowes in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation.
Attendance Policy: View the updated HERE
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