Golden Eagle Times

November 26, 2018

Important Dates

11/30-Detroit payment due for CCJH

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 Lunch-Lunch is free for all students and staff

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

1/25-Winter Homecoming

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

Important Parent Survey

We feel fortunate your family is a part of Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School. Your input is valuable for our future planning. Please take a moment to fill out the parent survey. It is confidential. We will use the feedback to make continued improvements at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School.

Please Participate in the Annual Canned Food Drive, December 10-14

The CCHS Leadership Class is hosting their annual Canned Food Drive December 10-14. All non-perishable donations will be provided to the Brooklyn Food Pantry. First hour classes will share in a school-wide competition to collect the most items. The winners of both junior high and high school will receive a trip to Imagine Theater for a movie in January!

Volunteers needed for the Robotics Competition at CCHS on December 1st!

We are excited to host a Robotics competition at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School on December 1st. We are in need of volunteers to help make the event a success! Please sign up if interested. view image

Scholarships Available for Robotics Students

The Robotics team at Columbia Central is still accepting new members. There are scholarship opportunities for seniors involved in this program. The team meets every Wednesday after school. Please see Mrs. O'Neil for more details.

Please join us for a Holiday Lunch-December 13!

All students and staff are invited to enjoy a FREE holiday lunch on December 13. The Columbia Food Service department prepares a traditional holiday meal with turkey and all of the delicious sides! Thank you to our food service for sharing this meal with the students and staff at Columbia Central!

New York Trip

We are still accepting down payments for New York. Please email Mrs. Hall @ for more information.

Saturday School Sessions Available in December

Columbia Central will provide high school students the opportunity to attend Saturday School sessions to make up work for classes. There will be a teacher on hand to help assist students and to ensure a quiet learning environment. The dates and times for Saturday School are listed below. If your child is failing a class or struggling with missing assignments, please encourage them to attend.

Saturday School Dates and Times for December:

  • Saturday, December 1-8 AM-12 PM
  • Saturday. December 8-8 AM-12 PM

Please email,, if your child will attend either or both of the dates. You may also call the high school office to confirm their participation for Saturday School.

Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Exam Schedule

All Columbia Central High School students will take exams for their first semester classes. The Exam Incentive will only applied to the second semester exam period at the end of the school year. The Exam Incentive qualifications are attached for your review.

The schedule for exams is listed below. Please help to encourage your child to prepare for these important testing sessions. Junior high students will also follow this schedule but may not have a cumulative exam in their class.

Exam Schedule

Wednesday, December 19-1st, 2nd and 5th hour exams

Thursday, December 20-3rd, 4th and 6th hour exams

Friday, December 21-7th hour exam (Half day of school for students and staff)

Student Senate NEWS......Holiday and Homecoming Information

The Student Senate will host a Holiday Spirit Week December 10-14. Students who participate will earn Eagle Pride Points. The themed days are listed below:

  • Monday: Christmas colors and hats
  • Tuesday: Ugly Sweaters
  • Wednesday: Christmas Character Day
  • Thursday: Winder Wonderland (White out)
  • Friday: T'was the night before Christmas (PJ)

Holiday Candy Cane and Cookie Grams will be on sale December 3-12 and handed out to students on December 14. Candy Canes will cost $1 and Cookies $1.50. This is a fundraiser for the Student Senate.


Homecoming T-Shirts will be on sale for all students December 12-21. The cost will be $5. Disney will be the theme for Winter Homecoming. We are looking forward to a fun spirit week and a hallway decorating contest for the classes.

Attention Senior Parents-Say goodbye to your Senior with a lasting memory!

Say goodbye to your senior with a lasting memory!

The costs for ads are below:

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

Thank you to the CCHS Key Club, Builders Club and the Kiwanis Organization for hosting a wonderful Veterans Day Assembly!

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Fitness Club with Mr. Snow!

Mr. Snow is hosting a Fitness Club for high school students and staff. This after school opportunity is for students looking for a way to get fit or prepare for an upcoming sport. Permission forms to join may be picked up in the office or from Mr. Snow. The club will meet on Mondays and Thursdays after school.

Make Purchases through Amazon Smile

Please consider using Amazon Smile for your purchases. We are excited to share Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase when you choose Columbia School District. Thank you for your support!

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Communications Camp, 2018

Congratulations and THANK YOU Mr. Miller!

The Communications Camp program started 20 years ago. Mr. Scheick, former high school principal, and Mr. Miller had a vision to bring this program to Columbia Central. They wanted to provide students with the opportunity to increase acceptance and tolerance of differences while building a connection among the student body. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Communications Camp, we share gratitude for Mr. Miller. He has dedicated his time and passion to ensure this program has continued to grow year after year.

Thank you...

Staff members Derek Jackson and Tiffany Brinkman were also able to attend as mentors. In addition, community members: Bob Schneider, Nancy Harris, Cindy Pease, Doug McComas, Jolynn Salo and Todd Kennedy dedicated three days of their time to serve as mentors for our students. We are so grateful to all of them!

Thank you to the Beach Bar for donating pizza's for Communications Camp!

Toys for Mott's Children's Hospital

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:

Jackson County Early College

Interested in learning more about the Early/Middle College available to your Columbia student? Click the link or contact CCHS counselor

Congratulations to the AMAZING Cast and Crew of The Addams Family! What a tremendous production!

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.

CCJH/HS Athletic News

Winter Sports are underway. Please check out schedules using the link below:

Congratulations to our Scholar Athletes earning a 3.5 or above!

Congratulations to Coach Kubiak! He was named as one of the Region 10 Coaches of the Year by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association! Thank you, Coach Kubiak, for your leadership, dedication and hard work at CC!

Congratulations to members of the Dream Team!

Khol Partridge-Offensive Player of the Year

Dream Team-Offense

Gehrig Elliot was 1st team WR

Micah Sonnenberg 1st team K

Aiden Adams 2nd team WR

Derek Scheil H/M team OL

Riley Wilcox H/M team OL

Dream Team-Defense

Carson Daniels 1st team LB

Lucas Mendez H/M team DE

Mason Crane H/M team DB

Junior High News

ATTENTION DETROIT TRIP-The next payment of $44.00 per person is due to Mrs. Hall by November 30th.

YEARBOOKS- Yearbooks are now on sale. Please visit YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and enter code 10409119. Please note, this code is ONLY for the Junior High yearbook. If you preorder by November 30th, your student is guaranteed to be on four pages.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE- Please consider donating nonperishable items in our canned food drive December 10-14. All items will be donated to the Brooklyn Food Pantry.

We are in great need of kleenex, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes in the Junior High. Please consider donating some if you are able. Thank you!

Welcome Ms. Reaume!

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Reaume to the Columbia School District family. Ms. Reaume teaches art for both the junior high and high school students. In addition, Ms. Reaume leads the yearbook class at Columbia Central High School. She has earned her Masters Degree in Museum Studies and just completed an internship at the Uffizi in Florence, Italy. In her free time she enjoys ballroom dancing, sewing, drawing, knitting, photography, along with a love of traveling!
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