September 13, 2018


We are so fortunate to have dedicated, caring and knowledgeable teachers at the Columbia School District. I am reminded daily of the valuable impact they make and the positive relationships they share with the young people in our community.

Every year the Jackson Magazine hosts a search for the Top Teachers in Jackson County. Thank you to the Hurst Foundation and the Jackson Community Foundation for sponsoring this program.

There are nomination forms available in each school office. You may also complete your nomination form online. The link is attached below. Columbia teachers have been honored in the past by the Jackson Magazine. We hope to continue the tradition of honoring excellent teachers. All nomination forms are due by October 26, 2018.


September 21 - Popcorn Friday
September 22 - Youth Cheerleading Clinic from 10 AM-2:00 PM @ CCHS
September 29 - Fall Family Fun Event
October 1-5 - Spirit Week
October 3 - Count Day

October 5 - CCHS Homecoming Football Game
October 10 - Picture Day
October 12 - Half Day (Dismissal at 11:20)

October 15 - No School Students - Professional Development (Staff only)


Mrs. Caryl is our new 3rd Grade Teacher. Previously she was a 2nd grade teacher at CES. She has been with the Columbia School District for 13 years. She loves camping, spending time with her family, the beach and enjoying outdoor activities. Her favorite food is ice cream (black cherry). She is a graduate of Columbia Central High School and has two degrees. One degree is from Central Michigan University and the other from Spring Arbor University. We welcome Mrs. Caryl to CUES!


When your child is absent please call the attendance hotline @ 517-592-7981 and leave your child's name, reason your child is absent, and the teacher's name. You may call the hotline at anytime and leave a message.


Know instantly where and when your child entered and exited the school bus with ZPass+. Have comfort knowing your child is safe. Click on the link below to download the app or get started!



Popcorn Friday begins on September 21, 2018. You may purchase popcorn for your child for the school year. Annual pass is $3.00 per student for the entire school year. Forms have been sent home from the PTO to order popcorn or stop by the office.

The PTO is in need of parent volunteers to help with the popcorn. Please contact Amy Vanderpool at 517.745.5341 and/or Andrea Feldvary 517.499.1549 to volunteer or with any questions or concerns.