Golden Eagle Times

December 6, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Jackson, and the Columbia Central Leadership program for hosting Forum Day! We are so grateful for the learning opportunities and memorable moments! Way to go CC!

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Important Dates

  • 12/4-12/8-Holiday Art Show, purchase art pieces made by our students during lunches

  • 12/6-Senior photos and quotes are due

  • 12/6-Leadership Forum, kick-off to the Canned Food Drive

  • 12/8-Holiday Choir/Band Concert, 3 PM (7th-12th grade)

  • 12/9-12/13-Canned Food Drive (7th-12th grade)

  • 12/12-FREE Holiday Lunch for students and staff

  • 12/14-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 12/18-12/20-First semester exams

  • 12/20-Half day of school, 11 AM dismissal, End of 2nd marking period and 1st semester

  • 12/23-1/3-Holiday Break

  • 12/23-Blood Drive, Columbia Central High School Commons Area

  • 1/6-Second semester begins

  • 1/14-Vision screening for 7th and 9th grade

  • 1/20-No school for students, professional development for staff

  • 1/25-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 2/3-Jackson County Early College Informational Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM

  • 2/14-2/17-Winter Break

  • 2/20-Kona Ice (7-12)

  • 2/22-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 3/6-3/8-Spring Musical

  • 3/7-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 3/9-No school for students, professional development for staff

  • 3/12-Job Shadowing for juniors

  • 3/13-End of the third marking period

  • 3/19-Blood Drive

  • 3/26-Half day for students and staff

  • 3/27-4/5-Spring Break

Save the Date

5/9-Prom and After Prom

5/13-5/17- CCJH trip to Washington DC

5/15-Seniors last day of school


5/29-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center, 7 PM

6/5-Last day of school, half-day

Holiday Spirit Week

Student Senate will be hosting a Holiday Spirit Week December 9th-13th for junior high and high school students and staff. The days are as follows:

Monday- Pajama Day

Tuesday- White Out Day

Wednesday- Holiday Colors

Thursday- Holiday Character Day

Friday- Holiday Ugly Sweater Day

All days count towards Eagle Pride points!!

FREE Holiday Lunch for Students and Staff

On Thursday, December 12th, our Food Service Department is hosting a special holiday lunch for students and staff. All are invited to enjoy the meal together FREE of charge. Thank you to the Columbia School District Food Service for hosting this special event!

Fall Semester Exam Schedules-December 18th-20th

Parents, learn more about the Live Different presentation that was held today during our Forum!


We are Live Different, a trusted youth empowerment charity that had the opportunity to engage with your child and others at school today, all about the value and beauty within each of our own personal stories. Our goal is to help develop resilient, compassionate young people by having them come away from a presentation understanding the ability they have to turn experience into growth and to find meaning and purpose in helping others.

We are thrilled to have had the chance to connect with your community in this way. Relationships are important to us and, as a Canadian charity that focuses on positive youth development, we work alongside educators, students, and caregivers to inspire a lifestyle that cares about people.

As a follow-up to our in-school presentation, you will find a resource attached to help families extend the impact of this conversation at home, digging deeper into just how important it is to "Own Your Story".

Also, one of the most proven ways of positively strengthening a youth’s identity and resilience is through volunteering. It also increases positive mental health, boosts feelings of connectedness and belonging, and changes perspectives.

In addition to your local volunteer opportunities, for over a decade we have witnessed the power of volunteering first hand through our international Builds program. We’ve brought thousands of Canadian students (and many parents too) to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Mexico to build homes, schools, and other various important projects. Every Build is fully charitable and easy to fundraise for because all donations are eligible for tax receipts.

If you would like to learn more about the many ways we help empower young people, feel free to check out our website or give us a call anytime.


The team at Live Different

Live Different Parent Resource

Congratulations Alan Marshall!

Congratulations to Columbia Central Freshman, Alan Marshall, for being chosen as a winner of the 2019 Careers in Energy Week Online Trivia Contest. This contest was sponsored by Consumers Energy and Walker-Miller. Alan was a top winner among students throughout Michigan!
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Please complete our Parent Survey

Thank you to those who have completed our Parent Survey. If you have not been able to yet, please take a moment to complete this parent survey. We value your input as it helps to facilitate improvements at Columbia Central.


Check out the DANCE CLINIC being offered to Columbia Central students..

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Please see the documents below to register-

Use Amazon Smile when Holiday Shopping

If you shop Amazon - please consider using This allows you to select COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT as a non-profit organization and a portion of every purchase will be donated from Amazon to our school district! We appreciate your support to enhance the education of all of our students!--

Toys for Motts Organized by Maria Cook, Columbia Central Alumni

Donate a Toy to the 7th Annual Toys for Mott Children’s Hospital! Columbia Central Alumni, Maria Cook, is collecting toys for children who are in the hospital over Christmas . Please drop unwrapped toys off to any Columbia School District office by December 13. Thank you for your support!
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Maria Cook, Columbia Central Alumni, Donating to Toys for Motts

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Please be sure to join us for the CCJH and CCHS Holiday Band and Choir Concert on Sunday at 3 PM in our auditorium!

Attention parents of 7th, 9th and 11th grade students..

Our school is taking part in the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey supported by the Michigan Department of Education and Community Health. The research survey will ask about the health behaviors of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students and will include questions regarding nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. It will also ask about sexual behaviors that cause AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. The survey results help guide our health programming and other student support services in the future. Students will have the opportunity to take the survey the week of December 9th. If you object to your child’s participation in the survey, please complete the opt out form which is linked below. You will only need to return the form if you DO NOT give your child permission to take the survey.

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Emma, A Pop Musical! What a Fabulous Show!

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Please attend the Golden Cash Bash on February 22, 2020!

The 6th annual Golden Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 5:00 pm 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.

Thank you for supporting education at the Columbia School District!

Attention Seniors- High school seniors have an opportunity to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships for college from the Jackson Community Foundation!

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OK2Say Reporting Tip Website

What is Ok2SAY? Information from the OK2SAY Website-

WHAT IS OOK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing among students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and law enforcement officials about harmful WHAT IS OK2SAY?

  • OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. It uses a comprehensive communication system to facilitate tip sharing among students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and law enforcement officials about harmful behaviors that threaten to disrupt the learning environment.

Anyone can report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.

Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Resource for Parents.. Learn About Snapchat and other Social Media Trends

Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat

Is Snapchat safe for kids? How does it work? And what's with Snapstreaks? Everything curious parents need to know about this ultra-popular app. By Christine Elgersma 6/4/2018

Parents' Ultimate Guides

Common Sense's Parents' Ultimate Guides can help keep you up to date and answer your questions about all the latest titles and trends. Whether you're trying to figure out if a new app is safe for your teen or if a popular game includes blood and gore, this site has it covered.

Save the Date-JCEC Parent Meeting

There will be a Jackson County Early College Informational Parent Meeting for students interested in enrolling in the program on February 3rd at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the library.

Columbia Central Junior High News

Giving Thanks

Thank you to Columbia Central Junior High for collecting food items to donate to local families this Thanksgiving! We are proud of your hard work and your care for the community. Way to go CC!

Thank you Kelly Express Mart!

Thank you to Kelly Fuels Express Mart for the opportunity to enhance our Math and Science program at Columbia Central. We received a $500 grant and are grateful for their community partnership!
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