Golden Eagle Times

Monday, November 5, 2018

Dates to Remember

11/5-Community Seminar for Junior High and High School Parents sponsored by the Attorney General and OK2SAY, CCHS Library, 6:30-7:30 PM

11/6-Challenge Day for 7th grade, students need to arrive at 7:25 AM to load buses.

11/7-Josten's rep will visit CCHS for graduation and class ring orders

11/9-District Wide Veterans Day Assembly, CCHS Gymnasium, Breakfast for Veterans-9 AM, Assembly-9:30 AM

11/10-Saturday School for high school students, CCHS Library, 8 AM-12 PM

11/12-11/18-Scholastic Book Fair

11/16-11/18- Fall Musical, The Addams Family

11/21-11/23-No school, Thanksgiving Break

12/1-Robotics Competition

12/7-CCHS Leadership Forum

12/8-Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser for the trip to Spain

12/10-12/14-CCHS Annual Canned Food Drive

12/13-Holiday Choir Concert, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

12/17-Holiday Band Concert, Columbia Performing Arts Center, 7 PM

12/21-Half day, 12/24-1/4-Holiday Break, School resumes 1/7/19

12/27-Blood Drive, CCHS Gymnasium, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Save the Date:

1/15-Vision Screening, 7th & 9th grades

2/15-2/18-Winter Break

3/28-Half day, 3/29-4/5-Spring Break, School resumes 4/8/19

4/8-4/12-Senior Trip to New York

4/27-Prom, Tobias Center, Adrian College, 8-11 PM

5/17-Seniors last day of school

5/17- CCJH trip to Detroit


5/31-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center, 7 PM

6/7-Last day of school, half day

OK2SAY Parent Seminar-TONIGHT, 6:30-7:30 PM, CCHS Library

OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.

Please join us for a special program offered by the Department of Attorney Generals Office and OK2SAY. On November 5th, we will be hosting a community seminar from 6:30-7:30 PM. The program provides information on the following:

  • How to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry
  • Understanding the impact of digital footprints
  • Realize the risk of sharing photos with local information
  • Identify the possible privacy risks of different apps
  • Recognize the potential legal ramifications of sexting
  • Identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action

Please join us for our District Wide Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9

The Columbia School District is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 9. The event will be held at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School. There will be a welcome reception with a light breakfast at 9 AM for all veterans in the cafeteria. The assembly will be held in the gymnasium at 9:30 AM.

In addition, the Builders Club and Key Club are providing community members with the opportunity to purchase a flag that will be displayed in front of the school in honor of any member of the armed forces. The form attached provides important details. Please contact the any building office with questions.

Columbia Central Christmas Apparel & Novelties is now open through November 8!

Find items and spirit wear specifically designed for our school.

Check out the shop details below.


- Shop Now:

- Store Open From: October 29 - November 8, 2018

Academic Help for Students

Junior High After School Homework Help-Every Tuesday

High School After School Math Help-Every Tuesday

Please check in with teachers for additional times to receive extra help.

November 10-Saturday School Session, 8 AM-12 PM. Please contact the high school office if you would like your student to attend. Ms. Samson will be available to provide student support.

8th Hour Credit Recovery begins next week for any student who needs to make up a course. Please see Mrs. Diefenthaler to sign up.

Kahn Academy

Free online learning tool for your child to get help with what they are learning. Visit:

Class of 2019 Updates

Senior Pictures and Quotes are due! They may be emailed to or dropped off the the high school office.

November 7-The Josten's representative will be collecting graduation deposits for caps, gowns and any other products you wish to order.

Congratulations to the CCHS Marching Band on their Successful and Exciting Season!

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Please join us for the FIRST Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Scholastic Book Fair!

Book Fair will be open November 12-18! Books are a great idea for Christmas!

Fall Musical-The Addams Family.. Coming Soon!!

The Columbia Performing Arts students are excited about their upcoming production of The Addams Family! The performance dates and times are listed below:
  • Friday, November 16, 7 PM
  • Saturday, November 17, 7 PM
  • Sunday, November 18, 2 PM

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, children 3 and under are FREE! We look forward to a wonderful production!

Congratulations to all Fall Sports Athletes on your Hard Work this Season!

Toys for Mott's!

Maria Cook, Columbia Central Alumni and a current Central Michigan University student, is launching the sixth annual toy drive this year! This toy drive is for Mott Children's Hospital and the toys go to patients that are spending the holiday season in Mott Children's Hospital. Collection boxes will be located in each school office as well as the Fitness Center.

Toy Collection Deadline: 12/12/18

Please take time to watch this video describing the Toys for Mott's program:

Tigers Game for Eagle Pride Winners!

Batter up Columbia Central High School! The class that shows the most school spirit will get to go to a free Tigers game during the school day! How can you do this? Students need to show up to announced varsity sporting events, participate in Blue and Gold Fridays and other events throughout the year. If you hear Eagle Pride, it's being counted! See where your class stands on the T.V. monitors, announcements, and on the board in the cafeteria! Good luck!

Cash Bash Tickets are on sale now! Call the high school office if you would like to purchase tickets!

The 5th annual Golden Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 5 to 10:30 PM at the Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center. The cost is $80 per ticket, and each ticket will admit two people. Tickets are available for purchase in all district offices.

CCHS Students on a Mission to End "Vaping" STEM Project

Ms. Samson's 9th grade Physical Science students have banned together to help fight the epidemic of "vaping" in schools. They are ambitious, intelligent, caring students who want the peers in their community to transition into successful 21st century learners. Through this STEM project they can meet this goal and help shape the health and well being of fellow students from around the world. Please read more about this important project and ways you can support them throughout their process.

Congratulations to CCJH Most Teens Don't!

Our Most Teens Don't group sponsored a successful Red Ribbon Week at CCJH! In addition, their Public Service Announcement regarding the dangers of vaping was chosen to be recorded this Spring! Way to go CCJH Most Teens Don't!

SafeStop App

Available November 7th, the SafeStop App is a program designed for parents to have access to their students whereabouts when on a bus and notify them when their child is to be dropped off. This utilizes real-time GPS data and route directions.

Thank you CCHS National Honor Society Members!

The Columbia Central National Honor Society students recently spent time with the senior community at the Brooklyn Living Center. They played Halloween bingo and other games while also enjoying some festive snacks. The students did a great job of enriching the experience for the residents. We are grateful to our NHS students for their service in our community!

Please stop by the Columbia Central Eagle's Nest School Store!

Please check out the newest Columbia gear or purchase a snack at the Eagle's Nest School Store. Donuts are on sale every Friday for $1.50.

Card Game Club for 9th and 10th Grade Students

Mrs. Evans is inviting any 9th or 10th grade students in A lunch to participate in a Euchre Club during lunch every Friday! If your child enjoys card games, please encourage them to take advantage of this fun opportunity!

Columbia Central Junior High News

Congratulations to the newly inducted 8th grade National Junior Honor Society students!!

Students attending Challenge Day need to arrive at 7:25 AM Tuesday morning. Please meet in the Fitness Center area. Lunches will be provided by the program. Students DO NOT need to bring a lunch.

The next payment for the Detroit field trip is due on November 30. Please contact Mr. Riedel with questions.

Join Mr. Riedel and crew for the Chess/Euchre club during lunch on Wednesdays.

CCJH Students-Please order you yearbook by November 20th. Every CCJH student is guaranteed to be pictured on 4 pages of the yearbook!! Please contact the junior high office with questions.

Attention Junior High Parents/Guardians

Junior High students ARE NOT permitted to stay after school unless they are appropriately approved to used the fitness center, are involved in a supervised after school club, or participate in the homework help program on Tuesdays. If they are unsupervised, we will ask that they be picked up. We appreciate your support.

Welcome Mrs.Niehaus to the Columbia Family!

Mrs. Niehaus is a 2002 Columbia Central graduate and attended Central Michigan University. She teaches 7th and 8th grade Language Arts at CCJH. In her free time, Mrs. Niehaus enjoys reading, baking, sports, going to concerts and spending time with her husband and dog!

Please join me in welcoming back Mrs.Niehaus to the Columbia School District family!