Golden Eagle Times
October 4, 2019
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
10/28-Challenge Day, 8 AM-2:30 PM (7th graders who are invited to attend)
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)
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
October is College Application Month for Seniors!
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.
FAFSA ASSISTANCE AT THE COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS CENTER
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!
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.
Cash Bash Tickets are ON SALE
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:
Approved Calculator-FOR MATH CALCULATOR PORTION OF THE TEST
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!
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
Fundraiser for the CC Fitness Center
Tickets are Still AVAILABLE to help support After Prom!
High School Leadership Information and Canned Food Drive
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
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.
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 email@example.com if your business would like to sponsor a trunk.
Please join us for our community Veterans Day Assembly-November 11, 9AM
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
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.