Eagle's Nest


Volunteering at Columbia School District

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Columbia School District. All volunteers must complete the Columbia School District Volunteer Release Form/Background Check each year. Any adult that plans to chaperone school field trips, attend classroom parties, volunteer in classrooms, assist with sporting teams/extracurricular clubs, etc. are required to complete the Volunteer Release Form and provide a photo ID. Forms can be completed in any District Office.

Suggested Back to School Supplies List for Elementary Students

Introducing the new staff members at Columbia School District:

Mrs. Coughlin

Mrs. Coughlin will be a Reading Recovery Specialist at Columbia Elementary School.

Mrs. Schmidt

Mrs. Schimidt will be teaching 5th Grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School.

Ms. Teller

Ms. Teller will be teaching 5th Grade at Columbia Upper Elementary School.

Mrs. Niehaus

Mrs. Niehaus will be teaching 7th and 8th Grade English at Columbia Central Junior High School.

Mr. Snow

Mr. Snow will be teaching Science at Columbia Central Junior High School.

Mrs. Brinkman

Mrs. Brinkman will be teaching English at Columbia Central High School.

Mrs. Packard

Staff Changes for the 2018-2019 School Year:

Each school year brings new and exciting changes for the staff and students of Columbia School District! Some of the staff changes that are taking place for the 2018-2019 school year include:

Mrs. Wright is the new Principal at Columbia Elementary School.

Mrs. Lape is moving from 5th Grade Teacher to 2nd Grade Teacher.

Mrs. Caryl is moving from 2nd Grade Teacher to 3rd Grade Teacher.

Mrs. Elliott is moving from 5th Grade Teacher to Young 5's Teacher.

Mrs. Howland is moving from Young 5's Teacher to Kindergarten Teacher.

Childrenz Challenge

Let's go GOLDEN EAGLES!! The Childrenz Challenge is an amazing event for the entire community. Please register your kids to participate. When you register, you will be helping Columbia Elementary Schools with their goal of winning first place in the Michigan Community Credit Union School Challenge.

Enter through www.childrenzchallenge.com

Dates to Remember!

Elementary Back to School Bash- August 20, 5:30-7:00pm

  • Parent Internet Safety Presentation at 6:00pm

CCJHS/CCHS Orientation dates and times:

  • August 13th, 12:00-3:00 pm (11th & 12th Grade)
  • August 14th, 3:00-6:00 pm (9th & 10th Grade)
  • August 15th, 3:00-6:00 pm (7th & 8th Grade)

CCJHS/CCHS Back to School Open House - August 20, 6:00-7:30 pm

The Orientation and the Open House will include schedule and book pick up, locker assignments, and new student registration.

Sports Physicals with Dr. Dinverno

Columbia Central High School

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2:00pm - 4:00pm

$10 fee (cash preferred)

History portion and signatures must be completed on the MHSAA physical form prior to obtaining physical forms. Forms may be picked up in the front office or the AD's office.

Contact the Athletic Department with questions


Board of Education Elections - November 2018

A candidate seeking a School Board Office must file an Affidavit of Identity and School District Nominating Petition(s), which bear the requisite number of valid signatures with the Jackson County Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. A $100 nonrefundable fee may be filed in lieu of a petition.


Jackson County Clerks Office – Elections Division

Colleen Garety – Elections Director

312 S. Jackson Street Jackson, MI 49201




Immunizations are one of the most effective measures in protecting children from harmful diseases. The Michigan Public Health Code requires all children who attend school in Michigan to have an up-to-date immunization history or a valid waiver on file. A child who fails to meet these immunization requirements shall not be admitted into school. It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to ensure that their child has received all required vaccinations. Children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade are required to have age-appropriate vaccination(s)/boosters. Summer is a great time to schedule the necessary appointments to make sure that your child is up to date.

Sub Bus Drivers Needed! Contact Bill Bradley at 592-6449 if interested.


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Columbia Summer Camps

  • Academic Games Camp for Grades 3-6
  • Art Camp Grades 1-6
  • Explore Literacy Camp for Grades 1-6
  • Leaders In Training for Grades 4-6
  • Underwater Robotics 3-6


To apply for free and reduced-priced meals, please print and complete the downloadable forms below or apply online at lunchapp.com.

2018-2019 School Calendar

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