Tuesday, April 20, 2021
8th grade Panoramic Picture: Lifetouch will be here on Thursday, April 29 at 12:30pm. to take the 8th grade group picture. We will take the picture outside weather permitting. You may order online HERE with Picture day ID: WP080002T0 or return the picture order form with payment on picture day. Cost is $18. Checks should be made payable to Lifetouch. Exact payment is required, photograhers will not make change. Online students planning on having their picture taken must arrive by 12:30 and may wait in the lobby until picture time.
Ms. Kirkendall's 5th grade students completed their classroom spelling bees before spring break. All students did a fantastic job! Top 5 spellers are: 5th place Marina Stolarek-Hewston; 4th place Patrick Sorensen; 3rd place Brayden Orear; 2nd place Tanner Cochrane; and in 1st place....Gabby Shie! Gabby will be moving on to the Lorain County Spelling Bee in May! Congratulations to all spellers!
Any 7th or 8th grader interested in high school soccer:
There will be voluntary soccer training every Monday evening beginning April 19 on the middle school soccer fields from 6:30-7:30pm. Training is open to 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.
Wear cleats and shin guards. Covid rules apply so you must bring a mask to the practices.
Attention all 8th grade students: If you are interested in playing sports next year at the high school, stop in the office and sign-up! We have sign-ups for high school girls basketball, girls volleyball, girls soccer and boys soccer and boys golf teams.
New hours at Columbia Middle School!
School Day: 7:35 am – 2:35 pm
Buses will arrive at the school at approximately 7:20 am
Parent morninig drop-off begins at 7:20 am
Parent end of day pick-up begins at 2:25 pm
End of day bus departs CMS at approximately 2:38 pm
Chromebook Return for Hybrid Learners: All hybrid students who still have a school issued chromebook and charger at home must return them to the CMS office! Any chromebooks, ipads or chargers that are not returned will be added to student fees at replacement cost.
The 8th grade Panoramic Picture will be taken on Thursday, April 29 at 12:30. The picture will be taken outside, weather permitting. Order forms will go home with students on Friday.
Exciting CMS News! Seven of our Power of the Pen writers made it to State which will be held May 14 and 15th! 8th graders qualifying for State are Alyse Young, Maggie Murray, and Sami Markosky! 7th graders qualifying are Claire Ondrejko, Adelynn McKee, Arwen DeWerth and Piper Erman! Writers receiving trophies are Alyse Young, 2nd place overall for 8th grade; Piper Erman, 6th place; and Arwen DeWerth, 9th place. CMS is so proud of these talented writers!
Ohio State Testing will begin on Tuesday, April 20 (April 22 for online students) at Columbia Middle School. Letters were mailed home to online only students and emailed to all of our hybrid students. View the letters with testing dates and important information. All testing will take place on-site at CMS.
State Testing Letter for 5-8 grades- HERE Online Only Students State Testing Letter for 5-8 grade- HERE
Attention parents of 6th grade students: Lorain County Public Health Department reminds you that before a student can enter 7th grade they must receive one dose of the Tdap vaccine and one dose of the meningitis vaccine. You can contact your medical provider to receive these vaccines or Lorain County Public Health can safely vaccinate your child. Call 440-284-3206 for an appointment.
PGA Junior League Golf at Mallard Creek for boys and girls ages 14-17 (on August 1st.). See flyer HERE
Virtual College Credit Plus Meeting for CMS and CHS: Columbia Middle School, Columbia High School, and Lorain County Community College will have a mandatory virtual informational meeting on the topic of College Credit Plus this year in lieu of our annual in-person meeting. Contact Mrs. Figliano with any questions. See informational flyer HERE CCP Letter of Intent to Participate (fillable) HERE
Fee letters were mailed home to all students still owing fees as well as new fees assessed for students returning to hybrid classes. Payments may be made online through the payforit system or by check or cash in the office.
All students will receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year thanks to a nationwide waiver. We are grateful and hope this will ease some of the financial burden that many of our families are dealing with at this time. Instructional fees are waived for students who meet the free meal guidelines as established by the USDA. If you feel your child is eligible, please print and fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application HERE Please return the form to the school office. Lorain Public Library Access Card Application: Applications were sent home with all students. An Access Card does not need an ID, or a signature for registration – just date of birth and contact information. Applications may be turned in to the school office or directly to the library. Print an application HERE
5-8 Student Council: Any hybrid or online student interested in student council will need to join the CMS Student Council google classroom using the code: aoon3pg Email Mrs. Sorensen with any questions!
Columbia Middle School is taking all safety precautions to make the start of the 2020-2021 school year as safe as possible for our students and staff. Please take the time to read our CMS Restart Guide. Also, to help avoid some confusion for the upcoming school year, CMS will have short video clips available soon in regards to procedures at CMS- stay tuned!
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the MS website (toggle on left). If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
Are you interested in knowing what we offer at our middle school? Click on the link to check out our CMS Course Selection Guide for the 2020-2021 school year. See Mrs. Figliano with any questions.
New students attending CMS for the 2020-2021 year: You must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel. See the enrollment/registration tab under the school district website for more information. Once online forms are completed, please call Mrs. Wenzel at 440.236.1236 or email at [email protected] to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. We request you do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.
Academic 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 the PayForIt system by 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.
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