Golden Eagle Times

Important Dates

1/15-Vision Screening 7th and 9th grade

1/19-Saturday School Session for high school students, 8 AM-12 PM

1/20-Winter Homecoming Hallway Decorating, 4:30-7:30 PM

1/21-No School for students, professional development for teachers

1/25-Winter Homecoming, home basketball game, dance after the game

1/31-American One Half Court Shot Competition to win money

2/2-Saturday School Session for high school students, 8 AM-12 PM

2/5-10th grade trip to the Career Center

2/7-8th grade Jackson Area Career Center Field Trip

2/8- Junior High Dance 7-9 pm

2/13-Count Day for students

2/15-2/18-Winter Break

2/15 & 2/18-No School for students and staff, Presidents Weekend

2/18-Career and College Access Center is having a FAFSA Day

2/20-Art Field Trip to the Detroit Institute of Art

2/27-JAC3 Parent Information Night, CCHS Library, 5-6 PM

3/9-Saturday School Session for high school students, 8 AM-12 PM

3/11-No School for students, professional development for teachers

3/15-End of third marking period

3/15-Advanced Placement Testing registration due to Mrs. Diefenthaler

3/15-3/17- Spring Musical-West Side Story and Student Art Show

3/21-Blood Drive

3/23-Saturday School Session for high school students, 8 AM-12 PM

Save the Date

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

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

Congratulations to the following students for achieving Perfect Attendance for the first semester at Columbia Central! We are so proud of your accomplishment!

7th Grade Brandon Robert Goings, Trevor Robert Jordan, Abigail Rose Keller, Nora Elise Liebau, Colton Michael Plate, Logan Makenzie Renfer, Morgan Diane St. Charles, Gavin R Zuver

8th Grade-Zachary M Babcock, Cort Wesley Bailey, Logan Porter Burton, Piper Ann Herron, Ryan James Ladd, Thomas R Schneider, Hannah E Webster, Ava Ann Woody

9th Grade-Aidan Charles Edwards, Lindsey Marie Swank, Kymberly Sue Trumble, Morgan L Wilber

10th Grade-Blake Michael Farmer, Joshua T Haeussler, Alexa Marie Harris, Aliyah L Newman, Andrew Michael Schneider, Gage Butler Willoughby, Emily B Zuver

11th Grade-Zachary Robert Corser, Jackson Reese Hamann, Nicklas Joseph Jeffreys, Kyle M Richardson, Nicholas M Rudd

12th Grade-Sydney Joy Griffin, Maya E Newman, Ivan A Panergo, Yuki A Rizzo

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Winter Homecoming-January 25

The Junior and Senior High will celebrate Spirit Week January 22 - 25 by dressing up each day as follows:

  • Tuesday-America Day
  • Wednesday-Disney Day
  • Thursday-Jersey day
  • Friday -Blue and Gold day

Senior High grades will be competing for Eagle pride points and the Junior High will be competing for a class prize provided by the Junior High student council. We got spirit, yes we do!

Congratulations to the 2019 Winter Homecoming Court. They are listed below:

9th Grade

Will Bates

Caydence Blair

10th Grade

Elizabeth Curry

Ashton Ballach

11th Grade

Skye Stein

Cole Strasser

12th Grade

Meredith Nye

Ruger Hamlin

Alissa Fish

Micah Sonnenberg

Abigail Randolph

Gehrig Elliot

Abigail Price

Carson Daniels

Winter Homecoming Court, 2019

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Purchase Columbia Central Nike Hats in the High School Office for $25!

Please contact Mrs. Prendel or Mrs. Russell in the high school office or stop by to purchase a hat.

Congratulations to the Columbia Central Band!

Congrats to the following students on their accomplishments Friday and Saturday at MSVMA Solo and Ensemble, held at Western High School. The students performed 2 pieces for a judge for a rating, based on scores in tone, rhythm, style, and performance.

Earning an Excellent (1) Rating and qualifying for States in April:

Eric Peek

Xander Baker

Emily Hissong

Andrew Schneider

Molly Hayes

Earning a Good (2) Rating:

Tesla Crouse

Molly Hayes & Emily Hissong

Izzi Green

Katie Schneider

Makayla Seger

Emma Tappan

Allison Salsbury

Golden Eagle Large Ensemble featuring Larae Micklatcher, Abby Crane, Allison Salsbury, Tesla Crouse, Makayla Seger, Yuki Rizzo, Xander Baker, Andrew Schneider, Eric Peek, Emma Tappan, and Katie Schneider. Way to go, Choir Students!

Exam Incentive Information

We would like to remind students and parents about the Exam Incentive. The incentive will be offered at the end of the year for those who met the requirements both first and second semester. The informational letter describing the program is attached.

CCHS Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale for $60. Get them now before they go up in price on January 18th! They can be purchased online from or from Ms. Reaume with cash or check. Please make checks out to Columbia Central High School.

Please Attend the Cash Bash-February 23

You are invited to attend the Annual CASH BASH & BUFFET DINNER on Saturday, February, 23, 2019 at Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center at 3537 Francis Street, Jackson. Cash Drawing: 1st prize $2250, 2nd prize $700, 3rd prize $400, 4th prize $250, 5th prize 150, 6th prize $125, and Eight $80 prizes. Ticket price is $80 - which admits two people. Tickets are available to purchase at any Columbia School District office.

The money raised through this event is for classroom grants for resources to support teaching and learning, Columbia Graduating Senior Scholarships and to support our Columbia Athletics.

Thank you for supporting education in Columbia School District.

Help Support Scholarships for Seniors by Donating to the Silent Auction at the Cash Bash

Help raise funds for scholarships for CCHS Seniors. Donate tickets to sporting events, oil changes, gift certificates or items to the Cash Bash Silent Auction! To donate: Call Columbia Admin at 5175926641 or email

Business Professionals of America Compete at the Regional Conference

The Business Professionals of America group at Columbia Central competed at the Regional Leadership Conference on January 8. The event was held at Jackson College. Schools from the surrounding area competed in activities such as Administration Support, Fundamental Accounting, Small Business Team Management and more. We are proud of Mr. Parkinson and all of his students for their hard work and representing Columbia Central in a positive way!

Congratulations to the following students for qualifying for the state competition:

Abby Price

Sam Huddleston

Carson Daniels

Elaine Zhang

Meredith Nye

Dustyn Shaw

Daniel Yang

Parker Miller

Yuki Rizzo

Save the Date-West Side Story, Spring Musical!

The cast has been chosen for the West Side Story. The musical production will take place March 15-17!

Congratulations to Mr.Lake for receiving the Superintendent’s Award for excellence in education!

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Seniors-Apply for scholarships

Please encourage your Senior to apply for scholarships. There are many available both locally and nationally. Scholarships are a wonderful way to support your student financially as they pursue their post-secondary educational goals.

Students may locate new scholarship opportunities on Mrs. Diefenthaler's website.

High School Robotics Team is Currently Seeking New Members

First Robotics just revealed our challenge for this year’s build. If you feel your child might enjoy robotics, please encourage them to come to our meeting Wednesday night to check it out. They do need not need to have any robotics experience and there is a role for every student on the team, whether they are interested in programming, engineering, applied physics and mathematics, CAD, electrical, fabricating, marketing, fundraising, etc. Please contact Chris Holbert for more information,

Students Interested in a Manufacturing and Technology Career

The Technique U program is an exceptional high tech training program that leads to a career in advanced manufacturing and engineering right here in Jackson County.

Saturday School for January

The first Saturday School session for the second semester will be held on January 19 from 8 AM-12 PM. Students will be able to work in a quiet environment while making up missing work. Students who plan to attend need to contact their teachers before the Saturday Session and bring work they need to complete. Chromebooks will be available to students who attend. Please contact the high school office with questions.

Say goodbye to your senior with a lasting memory!

$30 for 1/16th (half of a business card) includes 1 small photo and a message

$50 for 1/8th (business card size) include up to 2 small photos and a message

or 1 larger photo and a message

To purchase a yearbook go to!

January is a way to show our year-round appreciation for the Columbia School Board for their positive impact on our students.

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Senior Trip to New York

Due to lack of participation, the senior trip to New York has been canceled. We are in the process of trying to plan a fun activity for the senior class that week. If you have not already received your refund, please see Mrs. Hall in the Junior High office.

Congratulations Allie Salsbury

Allie Salsbury has been a dedicated ambassador for the Columbia High School's Most Teens Don't chapter. Allie attended the national Drug Summit as a Freshman and has created and performed in two radio public service announcements and one television commercial. As a sophomore, Allie emerged as the unofficial leader, working with others to plan and deliver activities to promote healthy choices. This year, Allie has been selected as one of four students in Jackson County to attend this years drug summit held in Washington, D.C., in February 2019. We are very proud of Allie and all she has done for the Columbia student community.

Sports Update

Both boys and girls basketball programs are off to a great start and competing for an LCAA championship. The girls are 5 – 2 (4 – 1 LCAA) and have 2 home games this week vs Erie Mason and Hudson. The boys are 5 – 3 (4 – 2 LCAA) and have 2 tough road games at Vandercook Lake and Hudson this week.

Bowling is off and rolling while improving every match. This week they wrap up their last LCAA event before the final LCAA Jamboree on Saturday, January 26th at Ten Pins in Tecumseh.

Cheerleading just finished off a tough competition in Hudson on Saturday and looking forward to a BIG cheer event on February 1st. We will have 12 varsity teams coming to CCHS to cheer for charity.

Wrestling is at full strength, and even with them being young, they are off to their best team start in a couple years. They have 2 away events this week, and with good performances, we could finish in the top half of the LCAA which has 2 teams ranked #1 in the state.

Columbia Central Junior High News

The Junior High Student Council will be hosting a Fancy Schmancy Dance on Friday, February 8 from 7 to 9 PM. It will be held in the Commons area of the high school. Watch for more information on our Facebook page.

Welcome Mrs. Evans!

Mrs. Evans is the Algebra and Senior Math teacher at Columbia Central. Mrs. Evans has one son and she graduated from Hillsdale College. In her free time she enjoys, outdoor activities, art and reading. Mrs. Evans enjoys attending different school events to support her students. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Evans to the Columbia School District.

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