Golden Eagle Times

October 9, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Tuesday Evening, 5-8 PM

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES!

We encourage parents of 7th-12th grade students to attend conferences on the evening of October 10th from 5-8 PM. Refreshments will be served along with a special gift card giveaway.


  • 7th and 8th grade student-led conferences will be held in the Columbia Central Library from 5-8 PM.
  • All high school teachers will be available to speak with parents in their classrooms from 5-8 PM.
  • There will be an informational parent meeting held at 6:30 PM regarding college preparation, dual enrollment, and planning for the future. The meeting will take place in the auditorium.


We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact your child's teacher if you are unable to attend and would like to meet at an alternate time.

It's a Great Day to Be a Golden Eagle!

The celebration of Homecoming was a tremendous success! We had so many great things taking place, among them, the students in grades 9-12 participated in a poster contest to showcase their school spirit. The junior class won both the Powder Puff game and the float competition. The senior class won the overall homecoming events including spirit week. Thank you to our community for attending these events and honoring our school pride. It was a great day to be a Golden Eagle!

Memories from Homecoming 2017

Columbia Central Junior High

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Homecoming, 2017

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Junior Class

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Important Dates

10/10-Parent Night, CCHS Auditorium, 6: 30 PM (Info on college prep, testing out, dual enrollment, etc.)

10/10-7th-12th grade Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 PM, full day of school for students

10/11-PSAT/National Merit Qualifier Test (10th & 11th grades)

10/11-PSAT 9th grade

10/17-College and Career Fair, CCHS Gymnasium, 9:30-11:30 AM

10/20-End of first marking period

10/23-No school for students, professional development for staff

10/25-Girls on the Move, CCHS Media Center, 3:30-5 PM

10/26-Blood Drive, CCHS Gymnasium, 9 AM-2PM

10/29-Trunk or Treat, CCHS parking lot area, 3:30-5:30 PM

11/7-Fall Academic Awards, CCHS Auditorium, 6:30 PM

11/8-11/10-Communications Camp

Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be sold at lunch on Tuesday. This is the final sale until Spring. The cost is $3-$5.

PSAT Testing is on Wednesday for 9th, 10th and 11th grade

PSAT-NATIONAL MERIT QUALIFIER TEST

Both the PSAT and the PSAT-NMSQT will be given at Columbia Central High School on Wednesday, October 11th.

  • PSAT will be provided to 9th grade students.
  • PSAT-NMSQT will be provided to 10th and 11th grade students.

This assessment is great practice for the SAT and can qualify students for scholarship programs. The results can also help lead students to choose the right AP course to take. It tests knowledge of reading, writing, language, and math. The focus is on what students have already learned in school and what students need to succeed in college.


For more information about the PSAT and SAT, click on the College Board link below:

https://www.collegeboard.org/

Chad P. Dermyer Soccer Dedication

Thank you to those who were able to attend the Chad P. Dermyer Soccer Field Dedication. The ceremony and the alumni game were both a positive tribute to Chad and his family. We appreciate the opportunity to honor a wonderful man and role model for our community.

College and Career Expo, 2017

Columbia Central will host a College and Career Expo for all juniors and seniors including the Addison, Onsted, and Napoleon school districts. The event will be held on October 17th and include over 80 vendors. Students will be able to talk with college advisors, entrepreneurs, and the military about their upcoming future decisions. This will be a great opportunity for our students.

Mr. Aponte

Mr. Leonardo Aponte teaches junior high and high school Spanish. He began teaching Spanish, Health, and Physical Education at Amy Firth Middle School in 2007. Also in 2007, he began coaching Track & Field, Cross Country, and Wrestling at Jackson High School. In 2009, Mr. Aponte transferred to Jackson High School and continued his expertise of teaching and coaching. He taught in an alternative education program as the Spanish Education teacher at T. A. Wilson Academy in 2014. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Olivet College and is currently pursuing his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership, K-12, at Eastern Michigan University. His hobbies include exercising, running and coaching. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Aponte to the Columbia School District family!