Golden Eagle Times

March 6, 2018

Important Dates

3/9-Communications Camp Lock In, 6 PM-12 AM, CCHS

3/12-No school for students, Professional Development for teachers and staff

3/15-Blood Drive, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM, CCHS Gymnasium

3/15-Girls on the Move, 3:30-4:30 PM, 5-8 grade, CCHS Library

3/16-End of the third marking period

3/16- Advanced Placement test money due to Mrs. Diefenthaler

3/16, 3/17 & 3/18-"Nice Work If You Can Get It" Musical, Columbia Performing Arts Center

3/20-First Floral Design Class, 2:45-4:15 PM, Mrs. Samson's classroom

3/21-Spring Parent Teacher Conferences for junior high and high school, 5-8 PM

3/24-Marshmallow Drop, Napoleon Airport, 2 PM

3/26-JCEC Parent Meeting for 8-11 grade students, 5:30 PM, CCHS Library

3/29-Half day for students and staff

3/30-4/6-Spring Break, no school for students and staff

4/9-4/13 New York trip, Testing week

4/18-Junior High Spring Pictures

5/1-Seniors must report their commitment to Jackson County Early College


State testing begins directly after Spring Break

4/19-Job Shadowing Day for 11th-grade students

4/27 & 4/29-Junior High Play, The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf

4/28-Prom, Jackson College Potter Center

5/29-Senior Awards Night

5/30-Senior Breakfast and Graduation Practice


6/1-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center


6/6-Last Day (1/2 day)

Red Cross Blood Drive

The last blood drive of the school year is Thursday, March 15 from 8:30 AM-2:30 PM at Columbia Central High School. Walk-ins are welcome and will be moved to the front of the line. Students aged 16 MUST have a signed Parent Consent Form to donate. For more information, or to get the form, please see Lexie Hall or Abigail Randolph.

Superintendent's Recognition Award

March is National Red Cross Month! At the Columbia March Board of Education meeting, we will recognize two of our amazing CCHS seniors, Lexie Hall and Allison McDevitt, with the Superintendent’s Recognition Award for their work, publicity, and organization of local blood drives! *Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow*

Junior High Yearbooks for Sale!!!

Dear Parents,

Please do not miss out on purchasing a Columbia Central Junior High School yearbook. Each page is filled with friends, photos, and fun memories!

Pre-order your child's copy today at

using our school's Yearbook ID Code 10409118

Thank you!!

Can't remember if you already purchased online? Go to and get records of your previous orders by email.

Please join us for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School!

Students and parents are invited to the Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Spring Conferences on Wednesday, March 21 from 5-8 PM. The evening will offer:

  • A chance to review your child's progress.
  • Opportunities to encourage further growth in each academic area.
  • Possible course recommendations for the next school year.
  • Special presentations and student work displayed in the building.
  • Raffles for free prize give away's to those who attend.

Track and Field

High School track and field begins next week, Tuesday, March 13, from 2:50-4:30/5:00 PM. Students should meet in the Fitness Center Gym and be prepared to be outside. You must have a physical on file to participate.

Congratulations to our Golden Eagles of the Week-Brian Pickford, Kayli Schulz, and Kayla Slusher!

Jackson County Early College Update

Seniors will need to declare their enrollment with Columbia Central by May 1, 2018. Please contact Mr. Diefenthaler with questions.

There will be a parent informational meeting for students in grades 8-11 on March 26 at 5:30 PM in our library.

Please check out their Facebook page for more information:

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Student Senate Spirit Days

The Student Senate is hosting special spirit days for the month of March. Students and staff are invited to participate:

March 9-Blue and Gold Day

March 16-Wear your green for St. Patrick's Day

March 20-Wear neon and pastels for Spring

March 28-Dress like a Tourist Day

C3 Team Fundraiser

The Columbia Central Clay Team has officially kicked off their Can & Bottle Drive.

Last year, they collected 5000 returnables; their goal this year is 8500!!! If you have any you'd like to donate, please get in touch with a Clay Team member.

Marshmallow Drop to Benefit the Brooklyn/Napoleon Food Banks, March 24, 2 PM

This event is hosted by Fiddle Bricker's and Skydive Tecumseh. It will be held at 2 PM at the Napoleon Airport. The entry fee is 1 can of food per child. Please see the attached form for more exciting information.

Junior High Penny Wars

The Builders Club is hosting Penny Wars! Here’s how it works:

Money is worth “points” based on its monetary value.

· Pennies = +1 point

· Nickels = -5 points

· Dimes = -10 points

· Quarters = -25 points

· $1 Bills = -100 points

· $5 Bills = -500 points

· $10 Bills = -1,000 points

· $20 Bills = -2,000 points

There’s another key rule in a Penny War. Pennies give your team positive points—while nickels, dimes, quarters, and any dollar bills take points AWAY from the team’s total. Therefore, you want to put PENNIES in YOUR TEAM’S jar (positive points). However, you want to put nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills (negative points) in the jars of OTHER TEAMS. The goal is for your team to have the most POSITIVE points by the date for the end of the fundraiser (March 16). The winning team will have root beer floats during lunch!

All League Honors- Basketball

Congratulations to the following basketball players on their All-League Honors.


First Team- Alyssa Fish

Second Team- Lexi Collins

Honorable Mention- Natalie Tyndall


First Team-Carson Daniels

Honorable Mention-Dalton Fish

Attention 5-8 Grade Girls... Girls on the Move is Back!

Girls on the Move will be held on March 15 from 3:30-4:30 PM for any interested 5-8 grade students. Please return the attached permission slip to Mrs. Hall if you would like to participate.

Junior High Science Needs

The 8th-grade classes are in the process of building mousetrap cars. They will be measuring distance, speed, and accuracy. Donations of wood glue and hot glue would be greatly appreciated.

The 7th-grade classes are completing a cross-curriculum with Language Arts about sound. Donations of white posterboard would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

Free Breakfast Day, March 6!

Thank you to our wonderful Food Service staff for providing free breakfast for all Columbia School District students today!

Please join us in Welcoming Mr. Woodard to Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School!

Mr. Woodard joins the Columbia School District staff as our new Resource Room teacher. He previously taught at Western High School. Mr. Woodard is from the Brooklyn area. He loves theater and music. He also enjoys spending time with his family. We are so excited to welcome Mr. Woodard to the Columbia School District!

Welcome, Officer Ritchey!

We are happy to welcome Officer Josh Ritchey to the Columbia School District. Officer Ritchey is our new police liaison officer. He will be spending his time in all of our district buildings. We look forward to our partnership with him encouraging safety in our schools and building positive relationships with our students. Officer Ritchey served on the National Guard before his work as a police officer. In his free time, Officer Ritchey enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities. He also loves playing and coaching the sport of soccer. Please join us in welcoming Officer Ritchey to the Columbia School District.