Golden Eagles Times

April 30, 2018

Important Dates and Reminders

5/1-Juniors and Seniors must report their commitment to Jackson County Early College

5/4- 8th grade students attend the College/Pathways to Professional Skilled Trades Program

5/5-Junior High Choir Solo and Ensemble (selected students only), Grand Ledge

5/7, 5/8, 5/10, 5/11-Senior Exit Interviews

5/8, 5/10, 5/11, 5/12- 7th & 8th grade trip to Washington DC

5/7-5/18-AP Testing

5/10-High School Choir Showcase

5/12-Holland Tulip Festival HS Band only

5/17 & 5/18-Senior Exams

5/17-Girls on the Move, CCHS Library, 3:30-4:30 PM

5/18-Seniors last day of school

5/18-Junior High Dance, 7-9:30 PM

5/21-Junior High Band Capitol Performance (JH Band, School Day only)

5/24-Junior High Band and Choir Concert, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

5/28-Band performs in the Memorial Day Parade, Clark Lake and Brooklyn

5/29-Senior Awards Night, 7 PM

5/30-Senior Photos, 8 AM

Senior Breakfast, 10 AM

Senior Graduation Practice, mandatory for all seniors, directly following breakfast

Senior Parade through the elementary schools, approx 2 PM

5/31-Senior Baccalaureate, Heart of the Lakes Church, 6:30 PM

6/1-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center, 7 PM


6/6-Last day of school, half day of school

Important senior information for parents. Please click on the link below.

Graduation Yard Signs are Available in the CCHS Office for $20!

Job Shadowing for Juniors

We would like to thank the Junior Achievement program for sponsoring our juniors with job shadowing opportunities in the community. Students visited a variety of companies including Columbia Animal Clinic, Jackson Police Department, K105.3, Hurst Planetarium, Jackson Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and many more.
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Important Information Regarding Jackson County Early College

Students who plan to enroll in Jackson County Early College must complete their applications soon. Current seniors have until May 7; current juniors, sophomores and freshman have until May 14 if you plan to enroll in classes for the 2018-19 School Year. Please see Mrs. Diefenthaler if you need help in the application process.

Congratulations to CCJH/HS Students for their Golden Eagle of the Week Nomination!

Congratulations to Columbia Central Seniors who earned the MIS Cares Scholarship~

Advance Placement Testing Dates

May 7- Chemistry, 8 am

Psychology, 12 pm

May 9- English, 8 am

May 11- US History, 8 am

May 14- Biology, 8 am

May 15- Calculus, 8 am

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be here tomorrow, May 1st, during lunches. The cost is between $3.00-$5.00. There will be one more Kona Ice May 30th (tentatively).

Make-Up Hours and Academic Recovery in May

Make-up hour dates are the following Saturdays in May: 5th, 12th, and 19th from 8 AM-12 PM.

Academic Make-Up Day is May 5 from 8 AM-12 PM. Any student who needs extra help or who needs time to complete missing assignments may attend.

CCHS Students Visit University of Michigan!

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Anti-Bullying Program at CCJH

On Wednesday, May 2nd, CCJH will be discussing a variety of aspects of bullying. The students will also be watching the film Bully by Lee Hirsh. Bully is a powerful movie that provides a compelling and sometimes tragic portrait of the consequences of bullying in our society. All students must have a signed permission slip to watch the film. You can learn more about this film and watch the trailer for the video online at

Congratulations to Malerie Gazarek who will attend Adrian College for Bowling!

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CCJH Activities

May 18th- Spring into Summer dance from 7-9:30 pm.

May 14th-18th- Most Teens Don't National Drug and Alcohol week.

Senior Baby Pictures

Senior baby pictures are due to Mrs. Hall as soon as possible. We want to be sure all students are pictured in the slideshow played at graduation. You can email them to

Seventh Grade M-Step

M-Step Testing begins for 7th-grade students on Tuesday, May 1st. Please encourage your child to get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time. Please contact the junior high office with any questions.

May 1 & 2, Grade 7, English Language Arts M-STEP

May 3 & 4, Grade 7, Math M-STEP

Congratulations to Connor Davenport who will play football at Adrian College!

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Congratulations to the CCJH Cast of The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf!

Photos from Hope Run 2018

Congratulations to our Leadership Class for their hard work and positive contributions to our community. The Hope Run was able to raise over $11,000.00 to donate to the American Cancer Society! Way to go Columbia Central!

Band News

Friday, the High School Band traveled to Manchester High School where they performed in the MSBOA State Band Festival. After earning Superior Ratings at the district level back in March, the band then continued to work and refine their performance to take it to the next level. They performed their 3 selections for the State Adjudicators and earned straight A's in all 5 different categories: Intonation, Rhythm, Tone, Interpretation, and Technique. They then went on to sight-reading where they demonstrated their abilities to talk through, read, and perform a piece of music for the very first time with just 5 minutes of instruction (although the students are not allowed to play during that 5 minutes). The students earned an Excellent Rating for their sight-reading work and combined with their on-stage performance, it earned them an overall Superior Rating! The students will be receiving individual Superior medals and a State Plaque that will be displayed in the band room, recognizing their achievements and hard work.
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