Golden Eagle Times

October 4, 2019

Important Dates

  • 10/9 & 10/10, 5-8PM- Parent/Teacher Conferences (grades 7-12)

  • 10/15-College and Career Fair, 9:30-11AM (11th and 12th grade)

  • 10/16 PSAT NMSQT (10&11) Testing

  • 10/18-End of the first marking period

  • 10/21-No school for students, Staff Professional Development

  • 10/22-After Prom meeting for parents, CCHS Library, 6:30-7:30PM

  • 10/23-PSAT 8 & 9

  • 10/23-High School National Honor Society Induction, CCHS Auditorium, 7 PM

  • 10/25-Picture retakes

  • 10/28-Challenge Day, 8 AM-2:30 PM (7th graders who are invited to attend)

  • 10/30-Blood Drive

  • 11/6, 11/7, & 11/8-Communications Camp (10th-12th grade)

  • 11/11-District-Wide Veterans Day Assembly, Columbia Central High School Gymnasium, 9 AM

  • 11/14-Fall Academic Awards Night, 6 PM (10th-12th grade)

  • 11/22-24-Fall Musical, Emma A Pop Musical

  • 11/26-Meet the Winter Teams, 7-8:30 PM (high school)

  • 11/27-29-Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/6-Leadership forum

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

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

  • 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

  • 1/2-Blood Drive


Our high school Student Senate program is encouraging students to be involved this school year. They will sponsor a variety of events to promote school spirit. Students who attend these events will earn Eagle Pride points for their class. The winning class will receive a trip to CEDAR POINT in May, 2020. Let's go Golden Eagles. An update of the current standings for Eagle Pride points are below:

October is College Application Month for Seniors!

Information for College Application Month..

Students will work on college applications this month in their Senior Transitions class, with Mrs. Diefenthaler, and with Mary Stanley, College and Career Navigator.

In addition, the FAFSA Application has now opened. Students will work on their FAFSA applications throughout the month.


Saturday, October 19, 10AM-8PM

Jackson Crossing Mall

Join the center for food, prizes, and free assistance to complete the FAFSA.

Get your High School Yearbook Now!

Yearbooks are on sale now!! You may purchase by using the link below.

Senior pictures and quotes are due by December 6th, 2019. Use the link ABOVE to add photos, quotes, and to create special messages for you graduating senior.

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Cash Bash Tickets are ON SALE

The 6th annual Golden Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 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.

Fall Assessments

The PSAT/NMSQT is given to our 10th and 11th grade students on October 16th. The PSAT 8 and 9 will be given on October 23rd. We will hold AM testing sessions from 8AM-noon. A regular scheduled school day will immediately follow our testing schedule. Fall testing is a great opportunity for students to practice the testing process as we prepare for Spring testing and the SAT.

Please review these important testing reminders:

Testing will begin promptly by 8 AM. We would like to provide some important tips and reminders to help promote success for your student:

  • Students should arrive on time to school and be sure to get a good night sleep prior to test day.

  • Students need to bring an APPROVED calculator with them for the testing process. They are permitted to bring an APPROVED backup calculator and/or extra batteries. They MAY NOT share calculators with any other student. The school does have calculators for use if checked out before testing day. If your child needs to check out a calculator, please have them do so by October 15th for 10th and 11th grade and October 22 for 8th and 9th grade.

  • Students MAY NOT have ANY type of electronic device during testing. This includes any type of fitness watch, smart watch, or recording/communication device. Students MUST leave these devices at home or place them in their lockers for the entire testing process. Devices WILL NOT be permitted for use during breaks.

  • The school will supply No. 2 pencils for every student. Students are only permitted to bring the following item with them to their testing room:


Following testing on each day, students will resume their regularly scheduled school day. Seniors will not be testing during this time. Grades not testing will have a normal academic schedule.

Please use this link for parents regarding important facts regarding the PSAT/NMSQT.

Congratulations to our Students of the Game! Thank you for your positive contribution to our school and commitment to academics!

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OK2SAY-A Tool for Reporting

OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.

Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce College and Career Fair for Junior and Seniors-October 15, 9:30-11AM

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Fundraiser for the CC Fitness Center

Chateau Aeronautique winery is hosting a fundraiser for the Columbia Community Fitness Center on Sunday, Oct.6th from 2-4 pm. We are offering food & wine pairing and a delightful environment at a local winery. The tickets are $20 and are on sale at the Fitness Center. Proceeds will go towards new benches and other equipment that we desperately need. For more information call the Fitness Center at 517-592-3393.

After Prom Committee

Please join us for the next After Prom planning meeting. The meeting will be held on October 22nd from 6:30-7:30PM. We are working together to plan a safe and fun after prom event for our high school students.

Tickets are Still AVAILABLE to help support After Prom!

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High School Leadership Information and Canned Food Drive

CCHS Leadership students are busy volunteering at Lyle Torrant Center in Jackson, MI. They are also organizing a canned food drive for high school students for the Crop Walk held in Napoleon on October 13th.

There will be a Canned Food Drive for 9th-12th grade October 7th-11th. Donations will help benefit the Crop Walk.

Save the Date...Parent-Teacher Conferences

Save the Date-Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on October 9th and 10th from 5-8 PM. Both evenings are available for junior high and high school parents.

Please take a moment to complete our Parent Survey while at conferences. When you complete the survey, your name will be entered in to a drawing for gift card giveaways.

Academic Help for Students

Junior High After School Homework Help-Begins Tuesday, October 8th. It will be held every Tuesday and Thursday until 3:45PM in Mrs. Eastman's room. (There will NOT be after school on Thursday, October 10th due to conferences.)

High School After School Math Help-Every Tuesday

Please check in with teachers for additional times to receive extra help.

Saturday School Session-We will hold these sessions monthly from 8 AM-11 AM. Please contact the high school office if you would like your student to attend. Teaching staff will be available for support at each session.

Credit Recovery-8th hour will begin at the end of October. Please see Mrs. Diefenthaler to sign up.

Khan Academy

Helpful resource to support your child in preparing for the SAT. Free online learning tool for your child to get help with what they are learning. Visit: https://www.khanacademy.

Saturday School Sessions for the Year

Columbia Central will provide high school and junior high students the opportunity to attend Saturday School sessions to make up work for classes. There will be staff available to support 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. Students planning to attend must RSVP to the office and collect their assignment to work on the Friday before the planned session.

  • October 26
  • November 23
  • December 14
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 7
  • April 25
  • May 23

Trunk or Treat-Sunday, October 27, 3-5PM

Please join the Columbia community for Trunk or Treat. We welcome local businesses and organizations to participate. Please contact if your business would like to sponsor a trunk.

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Please join us for our community Veterans Day Assembly-November 11, 9AM

The Columbia School District is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11. The event will be held at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School. There will be a welcome reception with a light breakfast at 9 AM for all veterans in the cafeteria. The assembly will be held in the gymnasium at 9:30 AM.

In addition, the Key Club are providing community members with the opportunity to purchase a flag that will be displayed in front of the school in honor of any member of the armed forces. Please contact the any building office with questions.

Junior High News

Small groups with our counselor, Mrs. Caryl, will begin in October. Students filled out surveys earlier in the month to denote their interests.

Challenge Day is coming up quickly for 7th grade students that were invited to go. Permission slips can be turned in Monday if your student has not turned one in already. Please call Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Caryl with questions.

After school academic assistance begins next week for all interested JH students. It will run from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm in Mrs. Eastman's room. Sign up is not necessary.

Way to go CC Girls Golf!! They earned FIRST PLACE in the IGL Conference!

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