Golden Eagle Times

November 6, 2017

Please Attend the Columbia School District Veterans Day Assembly

Columbia School District is proudly sponsoring a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10th at 9:00 AM. Please help by inviting any friend or relative you may have that served in our armed forces. Please call the high school office to RSVP for any Veteran who will attend. You may also email We need to know the individual's name and branch of service/military rank. We will also need to know what student at Columbia Central they are affiliated with. If at all possible for the Veteran, please wear uniforms or other service/patriotic clothing.

All of our special guests are invited to arrive at 8:30 AM to Columbia Central High School for coffee and muffins. The assembly will include special music, a guest speaker, reading of the Veterans’ names and will last approximately one hour.

If you have any questions, please contact the school offices.

Important Dates

11/7- Challenge Day, 7th grade

11/8-11/10-Communication Camp

11/10-District Veterans Day Assembly, 8:30 AM-Breakfast, 9 AM-Assembly

11/14-Fall Academic Awards, CCHS Auditorium, 6:30 PM

11/17-Half day for students and staff

11/17, 11/18 and 11/19-Fall Musical, Peter Pan

11/22-11/24-Thanksgiving Break, No school

12/1-Leadership Forum

12/4-12/8-Annual Food Drive

12/6-Seniors submit grad orders during lunch hours. Mail and web orders are due by December 22.

Save the Date!

Columbia Central Prom will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Jackson College Potter Center.

Congratulations to our Columbia Central Quiz Bowl Team!

This year's Quiz Bowl team had a successful campaign. The team finished in 3rd place in the Jackson Area Quiz Bowl league with victories over Michigan Center, Onsted, and Vandercook Lake. The team also competed in the final season of Quiz Busters.

Team Members:

1) Katie Powell - Senior

2) Tanner Stevens - Senior

3) Jeanine Galvan - Senior

4) Peter Hayes - Senior

5) Rebecca Yang - Senior

6) Trevor Wesolowski - Senior

7) Zach Hyliard - Junior

8) Jesse Galvan - Sophomore

9) Grant Pfister - Sophomore

Congratulations to our Columbia Central Golden Eagle Football 🏈Team!

Congratulations to the players and coaches on your terrific season and making school history! Also, thank you parents for all of your support!

Congratulations to our Robotics Team!

Congratulations to The Fiddle Brickers FIRST Robotics Team from Columbia Central Junior High School for passing all their robot inspections. Their first competition was at Bedford High School. Next week they go to Mason! Team members are:
Phillip Coughlin (CCJH)
Asher Feldvary (CCJH)
Timothy Schneider (CCJH)
Tommy Schneider (CCJH)
Lance Drake (CCJH)
Zac Babcock (CCJH)
Eric Nordan (Napoleon Junior High)

Please attend the Fall Musical, Peter Pan!

The production of Peter Pan is coming soon to the Columbia Central Performing Arts Center! The students have been working so hard to prepare. We invite you to attend this wonderful event!

Peter Pan A Musical Adventure

Columbia Central High School

November 17th & 18th at 7 pm and November 19th at 2 pm

$7.00/Adult: $5.00/Student: Ages 3 and under/free

Columbia Cash Bash, February 24, 2018

The 4th annual Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5 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.

Senior Cap and Gown Graduation Information

November 29-Seniors receive ordering information during the senior class meeting. Extra information will be kept in the CCHS office.

December 6-Seniors submit grad orders during lunch hours. Mail and web order deadline is December 22.

Payment-$50 deposit is requested. Orders totaling less than $50, please make the payment in full.

Balance Due-Statements will be emailed to those with a balance due the beginning of each month. The total balance must be paid by March 15.

Distribution-Grad products, excluding cap and gown, will be distributed to students in late April or early May. Caps and gowns will be distributed to students in May.

Caps and Gowns-The cost is $31. Students are permitted to wear a gown from a sibling or neighbor and can purchase a matching cap and tassel for $18.

Senior Grad Products Text Reminders

To receive a text reminder the day grad information is distributed to the seniors, the day before orders are due and the day before orders are distributed, register with these credentials:

26098 (send your text to this number)

events cchs1012#18 (enter this code in the message

Senior Portrait and Quote Information

Congratulations on your child being a Senior at Columbia Central! Every senior will need to submit both their senior picture and their senior quote by February 1, 2018. If their photo or quote do not meet the requirements, they may be returned to the student to re-submit or may be removed from the yearbook entirely. The requirements for both are as follows:

Senior Pictures:

Must show face

Professional photo (no selfies)

Must be dressed appropriately

Simple background

They do not need to be portrait style

Senior Quote:

Must be 20 words or less

Must be appropriate (No explicit language or imagery)

You may email both of these to

Challenge Day for 7th Grade Students

There are 46 Columbia Central Junior High School 7th grade students attending Challenge Day on Tuesday, November 7. This is a national program that our 7th grade students participate in each year. Challenge Day is an experiential social and emotional learning program for grades 7-12 and offers schools and youth organizations an opportunity to ignite a shift toward greater school connectedness, empathy, and inclusivity. To find out more information about Challenge Day, please use the link below:

Mrs. Diefenthaler Makes a Difference at Columbia Central!

Mrs. Diefenthaler makes a positive difference at Columbia Central! Mrs. Diefenthaler is our Guidance Counselor and a Cheerleading Coach. She supports students throughout high school to graduate successfully and make plans for their future. Mrs. Diefenthaler works to help students apply for scholarships, grants, and complete college applications. Recently, she organized a College and Career Expo bringing in over 750 students to visit with colleges, universities, military branches, and potential careers. Mrs. Diefenthaler has three daughters who attend college. She loves spending time with them when they are home and she also enjoys running! We appreciate everything she does to help our students and staff at Columbia Central! Thank you, Mrs. Diefenthaler for making a positive difference!

Please Join Remind for Columbia Central Jr./Sr/ High School

We have begun providing short updates and reminders for parents using the Remind App. You may receive notifications using your smartphone or email. Please use the link below to join Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Remind.