Golden Eagle Times

March 6, 2020

Important Dates

  • 3/6-3/8-Spring Musical and Art Show

  • 3/7-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 3/9-NO SCHOOL for students, professional development for staff

  • 3/13-End of the third marking period

  • 3/17-NAEP Testing for 17 year old students

  • 3/19-Blood Drive

  • 3/26-Half day for students and staff

  • 3/27-4/5-Spring Break

  • 4/13-4/17-Testing Week

  • 4/23-55 10th grade student travel to Career Quest

  • 4/23-Job Shadowing, 11th grade

  • 4/25-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 4/26-Spring Choir and Band Concert, 3 PM

  • 5/1-5/3-Junior High Play

  • 5/1- 8th-grade to Kids 2 College

  • 5/9-Prom and After Prom

  • 5/13-5/17- CCJH trip to Washington DC

  • 5/14 & 5/15-Senior Exams

  • 5/15-Seniors last day of school

  • 5/18- 8th-grade field trip to MIS

  • 5/28-Baccalaureate

  • 5/29-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center, 7 PM

  • 6/3-6/5-Exams

  • 6/5-Last day of school, half-day

Important Testing Calendar-Please Review Dates

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Columbia Central Performing Arts will present, The Little Mermaid this weekend. In addition, we will host the second annual Student Art Show!

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The Little Mermaid and Student Art Show begins on March 6-8. Saturday and Sunday performances are at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Children under 3 are free.

In addition to the musical, come and check out work created by students from 7th to 12th grade in the cafeteria during all performances of the Little Mermaid this weekend!


Students MUST go home after school if they are not involved in a supervised activity! Students are NOT ABLE to stay after school without supervision and will be sent home if in the building.

Congratulations to our students who achieved Honor Roll throughout the first semester!

Congratulations to our students who earned PERFECT ATTENDANCE throughout the first semester!

Please review this helpful information to prevent the spread of illness or infection at school.

Tips to prevent the spread of illness:

  • Students should stay home when they are sick.
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after they blow their nose. Help young children do the same. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean hands.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Advising persons to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash and cleaning hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
  • Get a flu shot during the flu season.

Proper Hand Washing Procedures

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Support our Local Food Pantry with the Bowls for Soup Fundraiser!

Bowls for Soup will take place on Tuesday, March 10th from 5 to 7 pm. Come out and enjoy a bowl of ice cream and walk away with a student ceramic bowl. All proceeds go to our local food pantry!

Electronic Devices are NOT PERMITTED in any class

We would like to remind all parents CELL PHONES, HEADPHONES, AIR PODS, ETC. ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM during the school day! Cell phones, headphones, air pods, etc. may be used before school, after school, and during lunches. In addition, we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Thank you for your support!

Counseling News

Seniors should be applying for scholarships at this time. The Columbia Education Foundation scholarship is DUE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th. This scholarship along with others can be found on Mrs. Diefenthaler's website:

Any 10th or 11th grade student who is interested in enrolling in Jackson County EARLY COLLEGE next school year, needs to see Mrs. Diefenthaler to begin the process.

Congratulations to Winter Homecoming Queen-Devyn Salter, King-Garnett Woody, and the entire court!

Winter Homecoming Court Representatives

Freshman-Ava Lyke and Brendan Nietzke

Sophomores-Claudia and Aiden Adams

Juniors-Chloe Kerr and Connor Duvall

Seniors-Devyn Salter and Garnett Woody

Ella Sillers-Beard and Caleb Shay

Mercaydeez Scott and Blake Ellison

Tickets for Prom are on sale now!

It is that time of year again, prom season is among us! Columbia Central High School's prom will be taking place at the Irish Hills Wedding Barn on May 9th BUT it is never too early to start thinking about prom. Tickets can be purchased for $30 starting March 10th during A & B lunch. Make sure to get your tickets early because the price will increase the closer we get to the date of the event.

Saturday School

Saturday School sessions for the remainder of the school year are listed below. The sessions run from 8-11 AM in the library. 7-12 grade students are invited to attend.
  • March 7
  • April 25
  • May 23


Check out this App to help STOP Texting and Driving!

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Summer Employment Opportunities

We have numerous openings in a wide variety of locations, types of work, and available schedules for quality individuals looking for summer work.

Jackson County Parks will begin the hiring process for our more than 40 seasonal, summer positions. Job opportunities range from 20 to 40 hours per week. Some positions are open to those 16 and older, while others require applicants to be at least 18. Wages range from $9.45 to $14 per hour, depending on the position.

Not posted yet, but coming soon will also be job opportunities at the new American One Event Center at Keeley Park (formerly known as the fairgrounds) for event set up and tear down, and custodial and maintenance positions. These will be part-time, but year-round employment.

call the office at 788-4320. or contact me personally with questions.

Junior High News

Students in Mrs. Niehaus's class read The Outsiders and enjoyed a day dressing like the characters from the novel!

Spelling Bee

7th grade and 8th-grade representatives will be competing at the Regional Spelling Bee next Wednesday 3/11 at Western High School.

Congratulations and good luck to:

  • Xavier Mayer (7th-grade winner),
  • Caden Alexander (7th-grade runner up)
  • Savannah Cushman (8th-grade winner).

Poetry Contest

Finally, we had over 70, 7th-grade students enter the county-wide poetry contest put on annually by the Jackson District Library. Any winners will be notified sometime in March. Students stretched themselves creatively to try and do something different.

Washington D.C. Update

All adult chaperones must have a current Volunteer Release form on file to go on the trip. All adults attending must be registered through Junior Tours no later than April 1st.

Additionally, please make sure your student has their Medical Release form turned into Mrs. Hall.

Looking for Gently Used Tennis Racquets

The Girls tennis program is looking for extra tennis racquets. If you are spring cleaning and find tennis racquets that aren't being used, please consider donating them to our program. These racquets will benefit some players who do not have a racquet. We appreciate your support!

Spring Sports are beginning in March!

Important Announcements about Spring Sports-

All athletes must have a current physical and a signed Athletic Code of Conduct on file to participate in Spring sports on March 9.

  • JV/Varsity baseball tryouts start March 9th from 7-9 P.M in the Gym

  • Columbia Clays will hold the first practice on Sunday, 3/8. This practice is for range safety and is at the Jackson Sportsman's club at 12 pm.

  • CCHS Girls Tennis practice begins on March 9 from 3:10-4:40 PM. Practice will be outside. Dress for the weather!

  • High school Girls Soccer and Boys/Girls Track also begin next week!

Junior High Spring sports begin March 16!

Columbia Central Athletic Update-Winter Sports in Review

Boys Basketball begin Districts at Onsted on Wednesday, March 1. Good luck to our Golden Eagles!!

LCAA BACK TO BACK CHAMPS!! Way to go Girls Basketball!

Join us TONIGHT for the District Championship held at Grass Lake High School! The Golden Eagles will play Michigan Center at 7 pm. Tickets are $6. Let's go Golden Eagles!
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Congratulations! Golden Eagle Senior, Jensen Tumas, was awarded a scholarship from the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association for exceptional leadership skills, high academic standards, and excellent athletic ability!