Eagle's Nest

September 25, 2020

Important Dates

9/28-10/2-Homecoming Week

9/30-SENIORS-Jostens orders are due

10/5- Options High School Picture Day

10/5 GSRP First Day of School

10/7- Count Day

10/12 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 PM

10/14- Elementary Picture Day

10/14-SAT Testing

10/14-Parent Zoom Session with Counselors, 6 PM-College Application preparation and Counseling Resources

10/14 & 10/15- (5-8 PM) Online Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled as needed-information will be sent home on how to sign up

10/16-Deadline for switching learning programs for the second semester either In-Person or Learning at Home

10/17-Saturday School Session, 9-11 AM

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

10/23-End of First Marking Period

10/27-PSAT 9

10/28 - Blood Drive


11/4-11/5 - (5-8 PM) CES Parent-Teacher Conferences online Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled as needed-information will be sent home on how to sign up

11/4-11/5 - (4-7 PM) CUES Parent-Teacher Conferences online Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled as needed-information will be sent home on how to sign up

11/11-Veterans Day Honor Video

11/17- Elementary Picture Retakes

11/25-11/27- No School- Happy Thanksgiving

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Nominate a Top Teacher

Parents and students: Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Top Teacher. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, especially during the pandemic, please visit their website at www.jacksonmagazine.com, go to the events tab and select Top Teachers. The due date for 2021 nominations is October 16, 2020.

Homecoming Week

Columbia Central vs. Dundee - Friday, October 2, 7 PM

Homecoming Court

Freshman: Tajhon Majors

Lauren Bates

Sophomore: Chase Strasser

Lillian Voorhees

Junior: Luke McDorman

Sydnee Miller

Senior: Suzanne Baker

Sydni Collins

Lexi Collins

Austin Benfant

Caleb Ronders

Ethan Emerson

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Attendance Lines- Please call 24 hours in advance if your child will not be in attendance

CES-(517) 592-7552

CUES- (517) 592-7981
Jr.-Sr. High School- (517) 769-8673

Options- (517) 529-9400

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Reading is Our Top Priority!

Reading is an essential skill all children need in order to learn other subjects in school. Having fun while learning to read is a focus in every classroom at CES. Students work daily to increase their skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, accuracy, decoding, comprehension, sight words, and expanding their vocabulary.

Mrs. Knaup, Mrs. Coughlin, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Kouba offer reading interventions at Columbia Elementary School. Some of the interventions include:

Reading Recovery - a one-on-one daily, intensive reading intervention.

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) - 30 minute sessions in a small group to strengthen a child’s reading and writing skills.

Guided Reading Groups - 30 minute sessions to improve a student's fluency, accuracy, comprehension, sight word recognition and decoding skills.

We are grateful to our aides, classroom teachers, special education teacher and Reading Interventionists for keeping reading a top priority at CES


Latchkey is a before and after-school child care program located in Columbia Elementary School. Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade can attend this program from 6:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ($8) and from 2:55-5:00 p.m. ($8) or 2:55-6:00 p.m. ($10). There is an annual, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot. A child must be pre-registered before using the Latchkey program.

Please contact Terri McLaury @517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org for more information.

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