Monday, March 27, 2023
Columbia Middle School would like to congratulate the four students that participated in the Mohican District Science Fair at Ashland University on Saturday. Iris Marek and Manraj Chauhan received Excellent Ratings on their projects. Alina Jones and Japneet Kaur received Superior Ratings. Alina also received two special awards, the Cornerstone Counseling Award of $50 for best project in Behavioral Science and a $250 award from the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority! Alina and Japneet will both compete in the State Science Fair. Congratulations!
Good Morning CMS News Broadcast: View the March 27 Broadcast HERE
Spring Sports Pictures: Track pictures will be taken afterschool on Thursday, April 6. Picture order forms will be distributed by your child’s coach. You may prepay for your athlete's photo by going to mylifetouch.com and entering Picture Day ID: EVTCRTB8C. Pay to Participate fees are due by picture day. Please make checks payable to CHS for $150 per athlete per season. Family cap is $300 per season. Also, outstanding school fees are due before the first meet. 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.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Quarter Drive: CLDS is working towards collecting quarters that add up to a length of a mile to give back to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society now through May 20th. There are many families in Columbia that are fighting the disease or have fought the disease. Although we do prefer quarters, a cent or even $500 is appreciated to help compensate for their help! Students who donate $10 at once will have their name posted on a ribbon in the hallway. Students who donate $20 at once will receive a LLS rubber bracelet. CMS is competing against CHS and Copopa. The winning school will receive a school wide prize!!!! Donations can be made in person at school or online through the following link click here and enter your student's name & grade level in the message box. Email [email protected] for more information.
Southwest General Hospital will be providing regular mental health education to the community. The first program will be “Adolescent Mental Health Awareness: for Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Others that Care about Them.” The presentation will be Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7p.m. The outreach programs are held at the Old Oak Center (the former Old Oak Bible Church on the corner of Old Oak and Fowles). The event is free. See flyer for details HERE
Attention 8th grade parents: Save the date and bring your 8th grader with you to CHS’s Raider Night on Tuesday, March 28. Join us for a pizza dinner at 5:45 pm and stay for the program from 6-7 pm. We will explore graduation planning, course overview, STEAM/CCP/JVS pathways, graduation seals, community service and how to get involved! For an accurate dinner count, please register HERE.
The Honors Band and Choir Concert at Keystone has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00pm. The all day rehearsal will be on Tuesday, April 25.
Bye Bye Birdie Musical: Make sure not to miss the Bye Bye Birdie Musical on March 31st & April 1st. Bye Bye Birdie is a musical comedy for the whole family! Please join us for this fun filled musical celebration of the 50's. Buy your tickets HERE
Attention all 6th grade Parents/Guardians: The Ohio Revised Code 3313.67 requires that a student entering 7th grade provide written evidence of being immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, (Tdap) and meningococcal (MCV4) or is in the process of being immunized against these diseases.
You must provide the school with a current immunization record for your child by September 18, 2023.
Culinary Art Competition: Learn how to turn fruits and vegetables into edible art displays! FREE classes will be held afterschoool on April 19 and 20 from 2:45-5:00 in the K-8 cafeteria kitchen. The culinary competition will be held on Friday, April 21 from 6:00-8:30 pm. in the K-8 cafeteria. Students in 5-8 grade should sign up in the office and make sure to take a registration form to be completed by a parent/guardian. Open to the first 32 students, so sign up now! Classes instructed by Elaine Webber, Director of Nutritional Services. Contact Ms. Webber at [email protected] or 440-236-5741 with any questions.
Color Guard Tryouts: Tryouts for the 2023 season will be on April 21, 24, and 25 from 4:30-6:30pm in the CHS gym. Any student in grade 7-12 interested should sign up in the office.
Chromebook Insurance Deadline has passed: Chromebook insurance is no longer available for purchase for the 2022-2023 school year.
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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