The Wildcat Wire

April 5th - 9th, 2021

The Golden Donut Award

The Golden Doughnut Award will be issued monthly by Ofc. Workman to a staff member AND student who shows outstanding commitment to school safety and security. The criteria are simple…. Any act or deed that promotes safety here at Columbia will be considered for the award and everyone is eligible for nominations.

The award will consist of a travelling trophy of a Golden Doughnut(for the staff only) as well as other varying prizes such as coffee gift cards, lunch vouchers, and car washes!

In this day and age Ofc Workman truly believes we need more positivity in our lives and this is one simple way that he feels he can help highlight what great things we are all doing around our school…

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Congrats to WildPride Dance Team- 4A State Champs!

ISAT Testing Prep for 9th & 10th Graders

ISAT testing is coming up on Tuesday, April 13th for all 9th and 10th graders. To prepare for testing please make sure that your device headphone jacks are working, your volume is turned up, and the audio is heard loud and clear. Testing day please come with your device charged from the night before. Please also bring with you your charger and if you choose your own headphones to use. An important thought to also prepare for testing is to restart your computer while on campus to receive the latest updates to your device.

To prepare for 11th grade SAT testing, students are allowed to bring/use a calculator if it’s on the approved list, please check with the counselors if you have questions. Please leave your technology at home. Phones will need to be turned off while you are testing. Make sure to get plenty of rest the night before as well as having a good breakfast to start your day.

12th graders here by 9am in Auditorium & Senior photo

The Official Columbia High School Wildcats YouTube Channel

This week at CHS students watched grade level assemblies where Student Body elections were happening. These assemblies were recorded & posted to our official YouTube channel.

We will let families know when there will be other Live Events they can tune into and we will be uploading recordings of other events.

April Teacher Appreciation 4/29


Weekly Events

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Columbia WildPride Dance Team Tryouts

Come join the 2021 State Championship winning dance team!

Make sure to wear clothes you can move in. Pickup a tryout packet in the front office for more information.

Wildcat Cheer Tryouts

Cheer has open gym in the Aux Gym (upstairs) every Wednesday and Friday 3pm to 4:30pm, Try-outs April 19th thru the 24th, Come join us!

College & Career Corner

Reps at Lunch

Week of 5th - 9th

Monday: Special event

Tuesday: College of Idaho

Thursday: CWI and Paul Mitchell (who will bring current students to braid hair)

Friday: Idaho State University

Week of 12th - 16th

Monday: U of I and NNU

Tuesday: SAT DAY - no reps

Thursday: CWI here 9-1 in Career Center and National Guard

Friday: Army

Nampa Advanced Opportunities

Want to get ahead over the summer? Consider joining Advanced Opportunities Summer School! NSD students grades 8-11 are invited to take high school level overload courses this summer. Some advantages to taking overload courses include early graduation, more desirable course schedule, potential to take college credits, and access to highly rigorous academic content. Want to learn more? Check out our website!

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey below and see the attached flyer. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Essman, SHS College & Career Counselor. Email:

Survey Link:

Northwest College of Art & Design

Interested in Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design, Motion Design and Entertainment Art? If so, NCAD might be right for you! You can take a virtual tour to find out more:


Nampa P.E.O. Chapter N is offering scholarship monies to a young woman graduating in the spring of 2021 from any Nampa high school OR a daughter or granddaughter of a Chapter N member who is graduating from any high school in the U.S.

Family & Community Resource Center Newsletter

Navegando Adelante

CWI is having a conference in Spanish called Navegando Adelante, the purpose is to provide parents and students (of all ages) with information about the admissions process, financial aid, and more. I’ve attached a flyer, students will need to register online.

It will be held on April 9th from 4:45p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Skaug Law Scholarship

$1000 award

Deadline April 15th

(see attached flyer)

Oregon Institute of Technology

Spring Open House (Virtual)

Saturday, April 24 at 11:00 AM

During the event, you will:

  • Learn about Oregon Tech's cutting-edge programs, student services, campus life, and the many resources we have available
  • Connect with current students
  • Take a virtual campus tour

Northwest Lineman College