Golden Eagle Times

Monday, September 24, 2018

Important Dates

9/26-National Honor Society Induction, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

9/28-Junior High Outdoor Movie Night, 8 PM

9/28-Float building begins. All classes must have a location for float building by the 28th

10/3-Count Day

10/5-Homecoming Parade, 5 PM, Home varsity football game against Dundee, 7 PM

10/6-Homecoming Dance, Grades 9-12, CCHS Cafeteria, 8-11 PM

10/10-Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 PM (High School only)

10/10-Parent Night, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 5:30 PM (Info on college prep, testing out, JCEC, dual enrollments, etc.)

10/10-PSAT Fall Testing for grades 8-11

10/11-Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 PM (Junior High only)

10/11-Community Seminar for Junior High and High School Parents sponsored by the Attorney General and OK2SAY, CCHS Library, 6:30-7:30 PM

10/12-Half day of school

10/15-No school for students, Professional Development for staff

10/16-College and Career Fair for grades 11&12, CCHS Gymnasium, 9:30-11 AM

10/18- Fall Band Concert, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

10/19-End of the first marking period

10/22-Jackson County Early College 9th and 10th grade Parent Meeting, CCHS Library, 6:30 PM

10/24-National Junior Honor Society Induction, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

10/25-Blood drive

10/25-Choir Concert, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

11/1-Fall Academic Awards for 10th-12th grade, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 6 PM

11/16-11/18- Fall Musical, The Addams Family

11/21-11/23-No school, Thanksgiving Break

12/21-Half day, 12/24-1/4-Holiday Break, School resumes 1/7/19

Save the Date:

2/15-2/18-Winter Break

3/28-Half day, 3/29-4/5-Spring Break, School resumes 4/8/19

4/8-4/12-Senior Trip to New York

4/27-Prom, Tobias Center, Adrian College, 8-11 PM

5/17-Seniors last day of school


5/31-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center, 7 PM

6/7-Last day of school, half day

Spirit Bus to Erie Mason

There will be a spirit bus for the varsity football game, Friday, September 28th. The cost to ride the bus and game admission will be $10. The bus will leave at 5:30 PM. Students need to be at the school no later than 5:15 PM. The spirit bus is open to any current 7th-12th grade student at CCJH/HS. We need at least 25 students to make the bus possible. A staff member will also attend with the students.

Senior Trip to New York City

September 24, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Payments for the trip are due next Monday, October 1st.

The cost of the trip, for quad occupancy, is $699.00 per person. Single, double, and triple occupancy are also available at a higher rate.

Travel insurance is available for those who wish to purchase it, but it is not required. There is also a $15.00 per person tip that we will collect with the last payment for the driver and our tour guide.

To help offset the cost of the trip, we are offering a Scratch Card Fundraiser. The first 22 families that hand in their registration form(s) and deposit(s) to me will get one card for free. After that, each card costs $10.00. They need to be ordered, so I will need to know how many you would like as soon as possible. Scratch cards will earn you a minimum of $150.00 off your trip. If you have any ideas for additional fundraisers, please let me know.

If you need financial assistance, a scholarship MAY be available for you. Please contact me for more information. I can be reached by emailing

Thank you,

Robyn Hall

Senior Pictures and Quotes

Senior pictures and quotes are due October 23rd through November 2nd.

Please make sure to send your seniors pictures and quotes to Students may also drop their quotes and pictures off at the office. Please make sure that you keep your picture and quote together in an envelope with your name on it.

Homecoming Headquarters!

Homecoming is the week of October 1st- 6th! We are looking forward to an exciting week!!

Spirit Week Theme Days

Monday-Celebrity Day

Tuesday-Grandparents Day

Wednesday-Superhero vs. Villain Day

Thursday-Country and Country Club Day

Friday-Blue and Gold, Gold Out, Glitter Out Day

The theme for Homecoming this year is Famous Cities. The classes are covering the following cities for their floats:

  • Freshmen-Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sophomores -Sydney, Australia
  • Juniors-Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Seniors-Los Angeles, California (Hollywood)

The parade will take place on Friday, October 5 at 5 PM in Brooklyn.

The Powderpuff game will be held on Monday, October 1st, 7:30 PM, at the High School Football Field.

The student body has voted on representatives from their grades. Congratulations to the 2018 Fall Homecoming Court:

  • Freshmen-Jayc Dawson and Lillian Johnson
  • Sophomores-Sydni Collins and Caleb Ronders
  • Juniors-Riley Fish and Kaden Burge
  • Seniors-Mackenzie Ashby, Aubree Dickens, Kaylee Beever, Mason Crane, Noah Eisenmann, and Khol Partridge

The Pep Assembly will be held on Friday, October 5th at 1:35 PM. The events will include band and cheer performances. In addition, Fall sports will be introduced with plenty of fun games to involve the crowd.

The varsity football game against Dundee will take place on Friday, October 5th at 7 PM. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime.

The last event to wrap up the week will be the Homecoming Dance taking place on Saturday, October 6th from 8-11 PM in the High School Cafeteria.

Academic Assistance for Students

Both junior high and high school students may attend the after school math help sessions every Tuesday until 3:30 PM. Students may also contact their teachers directly to set up a time for academic assistance.

Please contact Mrs. Diefenthaler or Mrs. Schatzle if you are interested in setting up a student tutor for your child.

What is new at the Eagle's Nest School Store?

Trip to Spain and Barcelona

If your child is a high school Spanish student at Columbia Central, please consider attending Mr. Jackson's trip to Madrid and Barcelona in the summer of 2020. If you were unable to attend the Parent Meeting this past week, please refer to the attached document from Explorica describing the trip. Please contact Mr. Jackson for details. All participants must sign up by October 1, 2018.

Sports Updates

Boys Soccer beat Onsted 8-0 and lost to Lenawee Christian 6-1 last week.

JV and Varsity Volleyball placed 3rd in the Jackson County Invitational at Spring Arbor this past weekend.

Girls Golf set a school record with a score of 173. Three girls had their personal best scores and they are currently in first place of IGL by 6 points.

Varsity football won against Onsted on Friday making their record 4-1. The team is two wins away from their fourth consecutive playoff appearance!

Cross Country performed very well this past weekend at the Jackson Invitational. Many of the team members achieved their personal best times!

A Night For Jax!

Our community is invited to a special event raising awareness and funds to support the Cystinosis Research Network. The link attached provides you with important details and ways you may contribute.

Purchase from Amazon Smile!

Please consider using Amazon Smile for your purchases. We are excited to share Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase when you choose Columbia School District. Thank you for your support!

Junior High Trip to Detroit

The first payment and the registration form will be due to Mrs. Hall by Friday, October 5th. Please call the office with any questions.

Junior High Outdoor Movie Night....Friday!

The Junior High Student Council is hosting an Outdoor Movie Night for 7th and 8th grade students this Friday evening at 8 PM. The cost is $2 this week and $3 at the door. Concessions are available.

Girls on the Move 9-25-2018

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Save the Date-Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent involvement has a helpful relationship with student success. Please join us for an opportunity to meet with your child's teachers about their progress. We hope to provide parents with resources and information to help encourage academic achievement. The dates and times for conferences are below:

  • October 10-High School Conferences, 5-8 PM
  • October 11-Junior High Conferences, 5-8 PM

If you are unable to attend, please feel free to contact your child's teacher by phone or email.

Important Parent Information Night for Junior High and High School

Please join us for a special program offered by the Department of Attorney Generals Office and OK2SAY. On October 11, we will be hosting a community seminar from 6:30-7:30 PM. The program provides information on the following:

  • How to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
  • Understanding the impact of digital footprints
  • Realize the risk of sharing photos with local information
  • Identify the possible privacy risks of different apps
  • Recognize the potential legal ramifications of sexting
  • Identify cyber bullying warning signs and develop a plan of action.

This important parent seminar will be held in the library during junior high conferences.

Student Calculators for High School Students

Columbia Central has scientific calculators that can be checked out for student use. These are available FREE in the Media Center. A contract for use must also be completed to check out the calculators.

Columbia Central Jr./ Sr. High School Quiz Bowl

Mr. May is looking for interested Quiz Bowl participants this school year. Meets begin in October. Please see Mr. May if interested

Welcome Mrs. Packard!

Mrs. Packard teaches both 8th and 9th grade Language Arts at Columbia Central! She is also the new National Honor Society advisor. In her free time, Mrs. Packard enjoys camping and kayaking with her family. She also loves reading in a comfortable chair! Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Packard to the Columbia School District family!