Golden Eagle Times

September 18, 2017

Columbia Central received the top SAT scores in Jackson County!

Congratulations to Columbia Central High School for earning the top SAT scores in Jackson county. We have excellent teachers, dedicated students, and a supportive community! The Michigan average score was 1007.6. Columbia Central High School students received an average of 1052.6!!! It is a great day to be a Golden Eagle!

Nominate a Top Teacher from the Columbia School District

We are so fortunate to have dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable teachers at the Columbia School District. I am reminded daily of the valuable impact they make and the positive relationships they share with the young people in our community.

Every year the Jackson Magazine hosts a search for the Top Teachers in Jackson County. Thank you to the Hurst Foundation and the Jackson Community Foundation for sponsoring this program. The top five teachers will receive a combination of $9,000.

There are nomination forms available in each school office. You may also complete your nomination online. The link is attached below. Columbia teachers have been honored in the past by the Jackson Magazine. We hope to continue the tradition of honoring excellent teachers. All nomination forms are due by October 27, 2017.

Important Dates

9/19-Kona Ice sold at lunch

9/19-Preseason conditioning for wrestling begins, 5:30-6:30 PM (every Tuesday and Thursday)

9/19 & 9/20-Auditions for Peter Pan, 6:30 PM, Choir Room

9/27-National Honor Society Induction, CCHS Auditorium, 7 PM (11th & 12th grade)

10/6-Homecoming, Varsity Football vs. Erie Mason, 7 PM

10/7-Homecoming Dance, time to be announced

10/10-Parent Night, CCHS Auditorium, 6: 30 PM (Info on college prep, testing out, dual enrollment, etc.)

10/10-9th-12th grade Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 PM, full day of school for students

10/11-7th & 8th grade Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 PM, full day of school for students

10/11-PSAT/National Merit Qualifier Test (10th & 11th grades)

10/11-PSAT 9th grade

10/20-End of first marking period

10/23-No school for students, professional development for staff

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Senior Information

Please note the information below regarding the Senior class trip to New York City:

Dates-April 9-13

Cost-$685 per student

Deposit 1-$200 due on 10/15/17

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, a $50 deposit will need to be made to Mrs. Van Wagnen to hold your spot. Please turn this in by September 21st.

Eagle Pride Points

The Student Senate is kicking off their Eagle Pride Points program. Columbia Central students will receive points for attending home athletic events. In addition, we will also encourage students to attend musicals and other performances. Every Friday at Columbia Central High School students will receive points for wearing blue and gold. We are coming together to celebrate our pride for the Columbia School District. Eagle Pride Points will begin on Monday, September 18th. The winning class next week will receive a free ice cream.

Go Eagles!

Preseason Wrestling information

The wrestling team begins preseason conditioning on September 19th from 5:30-6:30 PM. Conditioning will take place every Tuesday and Thursday. Please contact Coach Guernsey or Coach Aponte with questions.

Junior High After School Club Opportunities

Mr. Riedel is offering the following after school opportunities for junior high students:

  • Yearbook Club-Meeting every Wednesday after school until 3:30 PM
  • Euchre, Chess, Checkers Club-Meeting every Thursday after school until 3:30 PM

Come and join the fun! Students will need a ride home from school.

Thank you Home Depot!

Mrs. Guernsey and the junior high students would like to thank Home Depot for generously donating PVC pipe for their homecoming float. We appreciate our supportive community!

Attention Sophomore Class

The sophomore class is looking for a location for their float building. If you or someone you know has a barn they are willing to share, please contact Ms. Kimble by September 22nd.


Information for Parents-I Wish Assembly

On September 29th, students in grades 9th-12th at Columbia Central High School will participate in the I Wish Assembly. This assembly is being presented in collaboration with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative in Jackson County. The assembly will feature a locally produced video titled, “I Wish”, that shares the stories of local teen parents and has a strong message of teen pregnancy prevention. The assembly will also include live testimonies from teen parents in our community who hope to discourage other teens from making the same decision at a young age. We hope that you will consider allowing your child to participate in this important assembly.

If you do not wish for your child to participate, please send a note or call the high school office before September 29th.

Fall Mini Musical-Peter Pan

Auditions for the Fall Musical will be held on September 19th and 20th, beginning at 6:30 PM, in the choir room. Students should have a song and monologue prepared, although it does not need to be memorized. Contact Mrs. Carlson at deborah.carlson@myeagles.orgwith any questions.

Columbia Central High School Marching Band

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After Prom Fundraiser

Please join us to support the After Prom Event at Columbia Central High School. Adults will enjoy both a trip to the casino and a brewery tour. We hope to see you there.
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Mrs. Eccles is our new junior high and high school art teacher. She has been actively involved with the Paint-a-Plow program and is developing a new art curriculum that includes a focus in art history. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University. Her hobbies include digital photography, camping, and backpacking. Please join us in welcoming her to the Columbia School District family.

Columbia Athletics

For a complete listing of upcoming athletic events, refer to the link below: