Columbia Heights Public Schools

CHPS Update | May 25, 2023

Important Calendar Reminders

  • District Closed and No School on Monday, May 29. Mini Adventures and Adventure Club are closed.
  • Friday, June 2 is the last day of school for CHHS Seniors
  • Last Day of school for all schools is Thursday, June 8
  • Graduation is June 8 at 7:00 p.m. on the CHHS Football Field

CHPS BOE Passes Resolution for Referendums

The Columbia Heights Public Schools (CHPS) Board of Education, passed a resolution on May 23, asking voters to consider revoking the School District’s existing referendum revenue authorization that the district receives of $308.93 per pupil, from 2005, and replace that authorization with a new amount of $827 per pupil that the district will receive, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2023 for taxes payable in 2024 and applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. CHPS has received the same amount of $308.93 since 2005 (18 years.)

The resolution also asks voters to consider renewing the Capital Projects Levy authorization, scheduled to expire in 2024, in the amount of 5.67% times the net tax capacity of the School District. The proposed tax rate is not being increased from the previous year’s rate. All six members of the CHPS Board of Education were present and unanimously passed the resolution. The Operating Levy will provide for direct student instruction, staff salaries and benefits, student transportation and the general costs of running a school building. The Capital Projects Levy provides for maintaining district buildings and grounds, improving safety and security of schools and district technology needs.

The two referendum questions will be on the ballot on November 7, 2023.

For more detailed information go to

Good Luck at State CHHS Synchro Team!

Three performances from our CHHS Synchronized Swimming Team qualified the team to make it to the MSHSL State Meet this week! Our athletes are competing today (Thursday, May 25) and tomorrow (Friday, May 26)!

The three state routines are:

  • TV Themes - Short Team Performance by Katelynn Hackett, Genevieve DuRose, Liliam Taly Palma, Gaby Berrezueta Mendieta and Jhessyca Nacipucha Cumbe
  • Bananas - Long Team Performance by Maddie Mueller, Jayden Kline, Lucy Rosengren, Marissa Foy, Beatrice Carter and Ada Riensche (alternate is Sofia Cedillo)
  • Beauty School Drop-Out - Solo by Beatrice Carter

Good Luck to our Hylander Synchronized Swimming Team!

The CHPS Board of Educaiton is seeking two Student School Board Representatives for the 2023-2024 school year!

Are you interested in how the school district is governed? If you will be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade next year, we invite you to apply today! Applications are due May 31, 2023.

Click here to apply

May 30 at CA - Well Child Exams | Vaccine Clinic | Sports Physicals

On Tuesday, May 30 from 3:30-7:30 p.m., Columbia Academy is hosting a clinic for Well Child Exams, Vaccines and Sports Physicals! This clinic is FREE! If you would like to sign up, please call your school's home school liaison or nurse (listed below).

Offered at the Clinic:

  • Well Child Exams
  • Hearing/vision screens (included in the well child exam)
  • Sports Physical (if needed)
  • Any vaccinations needed to be compliant for school

If a student needs their meningococcal vaccine (entering 7th or 12th grade) it is available at this clinic. The meningococcal and Tdap are required for entering 7th grade and booster is required for 12th graders.

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Parents must be with any student under 18 to sign the waiver.

Contacts for Each School:

  • CHHS: 763-528-4617 or 763-528-4608 (Spanish)
  • CA: 763-528-4702 (English and Spanish)
  • Highland: 763-528-4403 or 763-528-4402 (Spanish)
  • NPSfI: 763-528-4303 or 763-528-4302 (Spanish)
  • Valley View: 763-528-4203 or 763-528-4256 (Spanish)
  • Family Center: 763-528-4580 or 763-528-4517 (Spanish)

Registration is now open for Fall ECFE classes!

Check it out online:

ECFE will also have summer drop-in's at different parks this summer on Wednesday's 9:30-11 a.m. starting June 21st.

We have current openings in Mini Adventures child care for 3-5 year old's, call Kari Sawyer at 763.528.4518 for more information! And register now for PreK3 or Prek 4 for the fall - information online, or stop in at the Family Center/Student Placement to apply.

CHPS 2023 PowWow

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The CHPS Powwow will take place on Saturday, June 3 from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

CHHS Football Field (rain location is the Hylander Gym)

Free Admission! Indian Tacos, concessions, prizes and more fun!

There will be a Men's Tradition Contest and a Women/Youth Tradition and Jingle Contest!

For more information, call 763-528-4729

Heights Online Program Enrollment is Open

Enrollment for the 2023-24 Heights Online Program is now open. The Heights Online Program (HOP) is a hybrid course format. Certain sections of core classes at Columbia Heights High School are part of the Heights Online Program. For example, if a student is enrolled in English 11, they may enroll in either a traditional section of English 11, or a HOP section of English 11.

In 2023-24, the following courses will have at least one HOP-designated section:

  • Precalculus
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra through Data
  • Economics
  • English 11
  • English 12

If your student is interested in enrolling in the Heights Online Program, they can apply here:

Upcoming Performances and Events at CHPS

May 25:

  • CA Intermediate, Advanced & Hylander Concert (6:30 p.m.)

June 1

  • CA Choir Concert at PAC (7 p.m.)

June 3:

  • VV Fun Run (12 p.m.)
  • CHHS PowWow at CHHS Football Field (12-6 p.m.)

Activities Update

Congratulations to our Frights Softball Team, Boys Tennis Team, CA Track Team and CA Baseball Team on a fun Spring Season!

Spring Athletes Moving into Section Tournaments

  • Baseball will be playing in their first round sections game on Monday
  • Lacrosse will be playing in their first round sections game on Wednesday
  • Track will compete in the section preliminaries at St. Anthony Village on Wednesday

Register Now for Summer Sports Opportunities for incoming 6th-12th graders.

Upcoming info meetings for summer/next year:

  • CHHS Girls Basketball- May 30 and May 31st in Room 144 @ 3:30 p.m.

Spring 2023 Activity Calendars! We have calendars available and would love to see them throughout our community, if you have a place where you’d like to hang one up, please contact the Activities Office to arrange a time to pick one up. The calendars are 18 x 26 inches.

Hats can be purchased in the Activities Office, the Concessions Stand during Home Games or online.

We have 2 After-School Activity Buses every afternoon, they leave CA @ 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and CHHS @ 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Sports Physical for All Athletics
Every athlete participating in school-year sports must have a physical on file with the Activities Office. Student-Athletes cannot register for the upcoming season without a sports physical on file. Sports physicals are valid for three years. 22-23 Sports Physical Form

More information can be found at the CHPS Activities Website or contact the Activities Office at 763-528-4511

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2023 Columbia Heights Boosters Golf Tournament

We are excited for our upcoming 2023 Columbia Heights Boosters Golf Tournament. The Columbia Heights Boosters mission is to "support youth activities and athletics throughout Columbia Heights fostering participation and the best experiences possible." You have all helped us fulfill that mission by golfing with us in past tournaments, and we hope that you will be able to join us again this year!

This year's golf tournament is on Tuesday, July 18 at 12:00 PM at Majestic Oaks Golf Club (701 Bunker Lake Blvd NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304). The cost is $100 per person and your day includes golf, cart, driving range balls, dinner and prizes/raffles. Majestic Oaks also offers a grilled lunch for purchase prior to the event if you are interested.

Don't miss out ... Register TODAY!

We hope to see you at Majestic Oaks on Tuesday, July 19!

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CH Recreation and Library Offerings

There are many wonderful activities for students through our CH Rec Dept and Library!

Please go to the CH Recreation website or call their office at 763-706-3730.

Click Here for the Columbia Heights Library Website.

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