Team Columbia

Average is OFFICIALLY over!

Our fourth week of school....time is flying!

As we celebrate College and Career Week, I would like to welcome Ms. Clark back to the team! Also, please keep Mr. Darrel McClemore in your thoughts and prayers as he lost his wife last week. We will keep you posted on service arrangements.

This week's tidbits for professional learning are from the topics of Teacher Collaboration and Using Eye Contact with High and Low Achieving Students.

Have a great week of teaching and learning!

Things to know!

Progress Reports

Please remember that progress reports go home next Tuesday. Catch up on your grading if you are behind. Remember, one grade per week must be represented in INOW for all students. We will print Progress Reports on Friday, September 4 in order to have them ready on Sept. 8.


A few of our Professional Development and Faculty Meetings have been loaded in STI-PD. Please make sure you register for them in order to get credit.

Honor Student Questionnaire Survey

Teachers, please do not forget to administer the questionnaire to your Honors and DP classes. Students only need to take the questionnaire once. The link for the questionnaire is posted on Edmodo.

Period Attendance

Please make sure you are taking your attendance during each period/block. In one instance, a student skipped classes for over a week and sat in another teacher's class he was not enrolled. This should not occur. Taking your attendance is important to ensure students are where they should be. If a student is present at school and not in class, an office referral for skipping should be sent to the office.

Monday Lunch Schedule

Please ensure that your students attend the correct lunch. Students who attend the wrong lunch should be written up for skipping.

Hall Passes

Remember, hall passes should only be written in the event of an emergency. It is the expectation that students remain in class and are learning.

Tardy Log

Continue to input your tardy log names into the Google Doc. This worked well for our last Pep Rally. Our next Pep Rally is coming soon.

Going on this week!

20-Day Attendance Report

The 20-Day Attendance Report for Month 1 ends Monday, August 31. We will be sending out the 20-Day Registery Report for your approval.

HCS Password Reset

Please be advised that the HCS password reset is scheduled for September 1.

Faculty Meeting

We will have faculty meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 in the Library. We will clear up the ambiguity with our discipline policy for Class I offenses.

SGA Candidate Speak-out Assemblies

Freshman and Sophomore assembly will be Thursday, Sept. 3 at 9:00 am.

Junior and Senior assembly will be Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11:00 am.

Data Meetings this Thursday, Sept. 3.

Departmental Data Meetings will be held in the Principal's Conference Room. You will need your laptops.

  • Social Science Department 8:00-8:50 am
  • Science Department 10:01-10:51 am
  • English Department 12:40-1:30 pm
  • Math Department 1:40-2:30 pm

Junior & Senior Trip to UAH on Friday, Sept. 4.

All juniors and seniors will be traveling to UAH on Friday.

SGA Elections

SGA Elections will be Friday, September 4.

Columbia Eagles vs. Westpoint

We wish our football team well as they take on Westpoint this week there this Friday. GO EAGLES!!

Freshman Academy Corner

- Freshman Academy will meet this Wednesday or Friday to finalize the September 9th trip to Huntsville High School. Mr. Hayden will provide additional information.

Save the Dates

  • September 7, Labor Day Holiday - No School.
  • September 8, Progress Reports go home.
  • September 9, Freshman Academy trip to HHS.
  • September 18, 1/2 Day Professional Development for Faculty. (Early Release for Students)
Teacher Collaboration: Spreading Best Practices School-Wide