CJHS Update

September 13 - 17, 2021

A Message from the Principal...

Here are the events happening at CJHS this week:


Monday 9/13

  • Regular Bell Schedule: Character Strong

  • Sign up for UIL Acdemics!

  • Volleyball Game (Home) vs. Industrial: Pink @ 3:30 pm followed by 7B @ 4:30, 8B, 7A, 8A

  • 8th Grade Volleyball Practice: A & B (7:15 am); Pink (7:54 am)

  • 7th/8th Grade Football:

    • Athletic Period: Weight Room

    • After-school practice 3:25pm - 5:00pm

    • Parent pickup by 5:15pm


Tuesday 9/14

  • Extended Advisory Schedule: Math AI

  • Sign up for UIL Academics!

  • Volleyball Practice:

    • 8th Grade: A,B,Pink (7:54 am)

    • 7th Grade: Pink (Athletic period only); A & B until 4:25 pm. Parent pickup by 4:40 pm

  • 7th/8th Grade Football:

    • Athletic Period: Outside (Football)

    • After-school practice 3:25pm - 5:00pm

    • Parent pickup by 5:15pm


Wednesday 9/15

  • Extended Advisory Schedule: Reading AI

  • College Awareness Day! Wear your favorite college shirt!

  • Deadline to Sign up for UIL Academics!

  • Volleyball pictures during the Athletic period for both 7th/8th

  • Volleyball Practice:

    • 8th Grade: A,B,Pink (7:30 am beginning w/ vball pictures)

    • 7th Grade: Begin w/ vball pictures; Pink (Athletic period only); A & B until 4:30 pm. Parent pickup by 4:45 pm.

  • 7th/8th Grade Football:

    • Athletic Period: Weight Room

    • After-school practice 3:25pm - 5:00pm

    • Parent pickup by 5:15pm


Thursday 9/16

  • Regular Bell Schedule

  • Pep Rally: CAMO DAY!

  • Volleyball Practice:

    • 8th Grade: A & B (7:15 am); Pink (7:54 am)

    • 7th Grade: Pink (Athletic period only); A & B until 4:30 pm. Parent pickup by 4:45 pm

  • 7th/8th Grade Football:

    • Athletic Period: Outside (Football)

    • Football Games in Columbus vs. Edna

      • 7th - @5:00pm

      • 8th - @6:15pm (Following 7th grade game)


Friday 9/17

  • Regular Bell Schedule

  • School Picture Day

  • UIL Academic Practice during Advisory

  • Sno-cones during recess for attendance at Meet the Teacher

  • Volleyball Practice:

    • 8th Grade: A & B (7:15 am); Pink (7:54 am)

    • 7th Grade: A,B,Pink (Athletic Period only)

  • 7th/8th Grade Football:

    • Athletic Period: Weight Room

    • No After school practice


Saturday 9/18

  • 7A/8A Volleyball Tournament @ Somerville

  • Cross Country meet @ Shiner. Run at 9:55 am @ Green Dickson Park

Ascender Parent Portal

CLICK THE IMAGE to access and monitor your student's grades and attendance. If at any time you have questions, please contact your student's teacher. A complete list of the CJHS Faculty & Staff may be found here: https://cjh.columbusisd.org/apps/staff/

Sign Up For UIL ACADEMICS

These are the events and sponsors for this year's UIL Academic contest. Students may sign up by completing this Google Form: https://forms.gle/NXgQZBBTJvTsDekt7 This link will be emailed to every student. It will also be available by scanning a QR code in the cafeteria during lunch. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 15th!


Art (6-8): Mrs. Templeton (Rm 129)

Calculator Applications (6-8): Mrs. Weishuhn (Rm 163)

Chess (6-8): Coach Korenek (Rm 117)

Co-Coordinator: Coach Chester

Co-Coordinator: Miss Briscoe

Dictionary Skills (6-8): Miss Hoelscher (Rm113)

Editorial Writing (6-8): Mr. Caldwell (Rm 156)

Impromptu Speaking (6-8): Mrs. Brune (Rm 112)

Listening (6-8): Miss Swindle (Rm 114)

Maps, Graphs, and Charts (6-8): Mrs. Toliver (Rm 118)

Mathematics (6-8): Coach Shorter (127)

Modern Oratory (6 -8): Mrs. Peikert (167)

Music Memory (6-8): Mr. Straw (Band Hall)

Number Sense (6-8): Coach Mikulin (Rm 162)

One Act Play (6-8): Miss Patch (Rm 169)

Oral Reading (6-8): Mrs. Brown (Rm 159)

Ready Writing (6-8): Mrs. Hanak (Rm 168)

Science (7-8): Mr. Lebman (Rm 157)

Social Studies (6-8): Coach Hernandez (170)

Spelling (6-8): Mrs. Besch (Rm 153)

LiveSchool House Point Totals

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CJHS Student Spotlight

Congratulations to the following students who represented CJHS in the Academic Rodeo at the Colorado County Fair!


7th graders: Mary Fitzgerald and Jack Dudensing

8th graders: Keller McClelland and Colby Lewis

CJHS Student Spotlight

Congratulations to the Columbus 7A volleyball team for winning 3rd place and 8A winning 2nd place at the Schulenburg Tournament on Saturday, September 11. Results are as follows:


7B (3rd place):

Columbus beat Schulenburg 25-6, 25-13

Columbus lost to Bellville 19-25, 12-25

Columbus beat Flatonia 27-25, 25-13


8A (2nd place):

Columbus beat Weimar 25-17, 25-20

Columbus beat Brazos 25-13, 26-24

Columbus lost to Bellville 26-24, 18-25, 10-15


The Lady Cards will host Industrial on Monday, September 13. Pink team will play at 3:30 pm followed by 7B at 4:30, 8B, 7A, 8A.

CJHS Counseling Spotlight

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.


What is CJHS doing to educate and help our students?


  • There will be regular announcements that educate students on suicide awareness.
  • Students receive weekly Character Strong lessons during advisory. The social-emotional learning lessons encourage self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationshiip skills, and responsible decision making. Additionally, Character Strong lessons reinforce character development by focusing on patience, kindness, honesty, respect, selflessness, forgiveness, committment, and humility.
  • Students can participate in small group and topic focused discussions in the Counseling Center with Mr. Luna which will give them the tools to handle their problems and grow as individuals.

P-EBT Benefits Extended to September 13, 2021

The application window for 2021-2022 School Year P-EBT Benefits have been extended until September 13, 2021. If you haven’t filled out this application yet, now’s your chance! Make sure you first go online to www.columbusisd.org and fill out the lunch application to be eligible for the P-EBT Benefits offered. If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Woytek at CES at 979-732-2078 ext:403. (Eligibility is based on the 2020-2021 School Year.)