Golden Eagle Times

Friday, October 2, 2020

Important Dates

10/5-National Honor Society Applications are due for NEWLY invited students

10/7-Student Count Day

10/14-SAT Testing

10/14 & 10/15-Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled as needed-information will be sent home on how to sign up

10/15-Deadline for Juniors to apply to Jackson County Early College

10/16-Deadline for switching learning programs for the second marking period (In-Person or Learning at Home)

10/17-Fall FAFSA Event, 11 AM-7 PM

10/19-No School for Students, Professional Development for Staff

10/21-Unity Day, Wear Orange

10/23-End of First Marking Period

10/27-PSAT 9

10/28-Blood Drive, 8 AM-2 PM


10/30-Deadline for Advance Placement assessments must be ordered and paid for

11/11-Virtual Veterans Day Assembly

12/4-Leadership Forum

12/14-Senior Pictures and quotes are due for the yearbook

12/16-12/18-Semester one exams

12/18-Half day of school

IMPORTANT-We will hold Class Meetings beginning next week. Please make sure your child is aware of the date and time to attend.

The following links are for class meetings that will be very informative. It will cover new policies, important dates, and information that is important for the 2020/2021 school year. Please plan to attend.

If your child is unable to attend, we will share recorded versions of the meetings.

7th and 8th grade class meeting

Class of 2025

Class of 2026

7th and 8th graders need to attend on October 13th, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Join Zoom Meeting

Freshman Class Meeting

Class of 2024

Freshman need to attend on October 12th, 2020 at 8:00 am.

Join Zoom Meeting

Sophomore Class Meeting

Class of 2023

Sophomores need to attend on October 9th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Join Zoom Meeting

Junior Class Meeting

Class of 2022

Juniors need to attend on October 8th, 2020 at 8:00 am

This is the link you need to use

Join Zoom Meeting

Senior Class Meeting

Class of 2020

Seniors need to attend on October 6th, 2020 at 8:00 am.

This should be the correct link now.

Join Zoom Meeting

Homecoming Fun!

Homecoming Headquarters

Please Join us at 5 PM for the Homecoming Car Parade featuring the CCHS Marching Band and the 2020 Fall Homecoming Court

Wednesday is County Day!

Learning at Home Students-The classroom teacher will communicate with you each week. Please have your child respond to this communication.

In-Person Students-Check Google Classroom and be sure to complete the assignment.

Important Letter to Senior Parents

Please review this letter with upcoming dates for Seniors.

If your child has not yet ordered their cap and gown for graduation, please contact Jim Ross from Jostens:

Jim Ross, Jostens of southwest Michigan


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Important Testing Day Information for 9th-12th grade-Including SAT on Octobers 14

If your child is in 9th-12th grade, PLEASE be sure to review this important letter regarding our upcoming assessment process.

Important Letter for Parents of Seniors

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IMPORTANT-Virtual Parent- Teacher Conferences

Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School will host virtual conferences on October 14 and 15 from 4-7 PM. If your child is having difficulty in a class or if they need support, it is important for you to attend. If you are comfortable with your child's academic progress, you do not need to sign up for a session but are welcome to. The link to sign up for a time slot is below:

Once you choose a time, the classroom teacher will send you an online meeting address.

Learning at Home Update from Mrs. Wallace, Learning at Home Liaison

Tutoring & Coursework Help

Mrs. Wallace can help coordinate tutoring sessions, troubleshoot technical issues, and help you organize and tackle your workload. Please email to request help.

Key Club & Builder's Club

Are you looking for leadership experience? Do you need volunteer hours for NHS, college, and scholarship applications? You can earn service hours, have fun, and make a difference by joining the largest Service Leadership Organization for students in the world. Builders Club, for grades 7th-8th and Key Club grades 9th-12th are affiliated with the Kiwanis Club of Brooklyn. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wallace Regular club meetings will take place Wednesdays via zoom. This year, in-person and remote learners can participate in various community events beginning with a Book Box Build. Social Distancing precautions will be followed. Join the Fun!

Yearbook Club for BOTH In-Person and At-Home Learners

Calling all photographers, writers and designers! Yearbook needs you! Come to our first meeting on Tuesday next week afterschool in Ms. Reaume’s classroom - PS. It’s the art room if you haven’t been.

No experience necessary to participate! - Can’t make the meeting but still want to participate? There will be a Zoom meeting link posted for next Wednesday. Please email Ms. Reaume at


Yearbooks are on sale! COLUMBIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Ecommerce Link:

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Senior pictures and quotes are due December 14th for the yearbook. Please use the link to upload your picture and quote!

Yearbook needs your help capturing moments! Please send in pictures of your high school student for inclusion in the yearbook using the following link!

Tutoring Support for Students

The Columbia Central Leadership students are available to provide tutoring in all subject areas for students in need. Please email our school counselors to set this up:

Congratulations, Sydni Collins, MSUFCU Student of the Week!

Sydni Collins is MSUFCU's Student of the Week! The video clip below will air on Friday this week on WILX. Please join us in congratulating Sydni on her success!

Please view this clip featured on WILX below-

Jackson County Early College Information

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Update on Clubs and School Activities for Junior High and High School Students

Please Join the Junior High and High School Robotics Team Today!

The Junior High Team is currently in season and the high school team is meeting and preparing for their upcoming events.

Practices are held in in the Options High School building

Junior High-Tuesday and Thursdays from 6-7:30 PM

High School-Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9 PM

New members are welcome on both the Junior High and High School teams. No previous experience is required! There are so many wonderful opportunities available with our Robotics program including learning skills such as:

CAD Skills


Game Design

Business Planning


Team Building and more

The high school Robotics program offers students a chance to earn their Varsity Letter for their participation on this team!

The program also offers scholarships for graduating seniors!

7th & 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip


Below is a link to the Washington DC Meeting video, the registration site, and the volunteer form that must be filled out by any adults that are going on the trip.

If you have questions please email me at

DC Meeting Video

Registration site. Use code 21CCRRDC to register.

Volunteer Form:

Builders and Key Club

Builders Club and Key Club are service organizations affiliated with the Kiwanis International organization. Students meet on Wednesdays at 2 PM virtually. Learning at Home and In-Person students are invited to participate. These clubs are great way to make a positive impact in our community and gain service experience. Email if you are interested.

American Red Cross Blood Drive-October 28

Blood Drive!

Wednesday, October 28th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Please email Elizabeth Tyndall or Katie Taylor for registration. You may also email Mr. Jackson at

Important Information about Attendance

All absences must be reported to the attendance line at 517-769-8673 and include:

Parent's name

Student's first and last name

Date of absence

Reason for absence

Phone number to reach parent

Upon a student's fourth unexcused absence, a notice will be mailed to parents/guardians

Second and final notice will be mailed when student exceeds eight absences

After 8 days of absences, excluding documented days, a student will be considered truant.

Virtual students:

Students need to have 2 way communication with teachers-

  • Jr. High students check in with their 4th hour teacher.
  • Sr. High students check in with their 5th hour teacher

School Pictures have Arrived!

Any student who had their pictures taken may pick them up in the office. Picture retakes are scheduled for October 30. Learning at Home students may come between 8-9 AM.
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Counseling Corner

Information from Mrs. Diefenthaler-

October is College Application Month! I will be working with the seniors to get college applications filled out. I have everyone apply to Jackson College because you never know what life might look like next August. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has also opened! Mary Stanely from the College and Career Access Center will be helping the students create their FAFSA ID's. Families file this every year for loans, grants, and scholarships to help with the cost of higher education. The College and Career Access Center will be having a FAFSA event on October 17 to help families fill this out. I highly recommend doing it this way, they will have you completed in about 30 minutes and you will save the tears, frustration and arguments that come along with filling out the FAFSA on your own. (speaking from experience)

The Early College Program is open for Juniors until October 15. Jackson County Early College is a great opportunity for students to begin earning college credits while in high school. Whether they are interested in going to a college, university or pursuing a trade, JCEC provides a chance for students to earn up to an associates degree or certificate. Stop in and see me for an application. 9th and 10th graders the program is open for you as well. You could potentially earn an associates degree or find a great trades job after high school.

Information from Mrs. Caryl-

Virtual Students, the counseling team is hosting a zoom session every Thursday at 10-10:20.

This will be lead by Mrs. Caryl, Mrs. Diefenthaler, and the leadership students. Last week we had Miss White join us as well! We will discuss wellness, academics, leadership, coping skills, and many more!

Counselor Closet: Located in the Junior High. This closet is welcome to all students grades 7-12. This closet includes note books, binders, folders, lanyards and lined paper. It also includes shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, deodorant, axe body spray, perfume, pads, lice kits, and cleansing wipes. We have also included female shirts, sweaters, tanks, sweatshirts, sweat pants, leggings, jeans, dress pants, shorts, underwear, socks and shoes and male shirts, sweaters, tanks, sweatshirts, sweat pants, jeans, shorts, underwear, socks and shoes. Please ask Mrs. Caryl about any of these items.

Don't forget the counselors have a newsletter of their own with updates from our counseling team. Here is the link to our Smore Newsletter:

Columbia Central Counselor Corner

Virtual Veterans Day Assembly on November 11

Please use this link to learn more about our Virtual Veterans Assembly-
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Important Reminder about Riding the Bus

We want to make sure students and staff are safe on our bus routes. Students must wear a mask properly throughout their entire bus route. Thank you for your support!

Columbia Central Athletics

Girls Golf-The team earned 2nd place in the IGL Conference! Elizabeth Tyndall earned First Team All Conference and Reyna Oudekerk received Second Team recognition. Way to go!

Football-The team is 1-1 going into the game tonight against Dundee! Good Luck!

Boys Tennis-The team is growing and continuing to improve each meet.

Volleyball-Both the JV and Varsity had a great win Thursday evening!

Cross Country-Had several run their fastest times of the season at the home meet this past week!