Golden Eagle Times

February 20, 2018

Upcoming Events

2/22-MIPHY given to all 7th, 9th and 11th-grade students

2/22-Jackson Area Career Center Open House, 4-7 PM

2/23-Junior High Dance, CCHS, 6:30-8:30 PM

2/24-Cascades Prom Closet, 201 West St., Napoleon, 10 AM-5 PM

2/24-Columbia Cash Bash, Gene & Davis Catering Center, 5 PM-10:30 PM

2/26-JCEC Parent Meeting for Seniors, CCHS Library, 7 PM

2/28-JAC3 Manufacturing Program parent/student meeting, CCHS Library, 6:30 PM

2/28-Clay Team meeting for parents and athletes, CCHS, 7 PM

3/1-FAFSA application deadline


3/12-No school for students, Professional Development for teachers

3/15-Blood Drive, CCHS Gymnasium

3/16-End of the third marking period

3/16- Advanced Placement test money due to Mrs. Diefenthaler

3/16, 3/17 & 3/18-"Nice Work If You Can Get It" Musical, Columbia Performing Arts Center

3/20-First Floral Design Class, 2:45-4:15 PM, Mrs. Samson's classroom

3/26-JCEC Parent Meeting for 8-11 grade students, 5:30 PM, CCHS Library

3/29-Half day for students and staff

3/30-4/6-Spring Break, no school for students and staff

4/9-4/13 New York trip, Testing week

4/18-Junior High Spring Pictures


State testing begins directly after Spring Break

4/19-Job Shadowing Day for 11th-grade students

4/27 & 4/29-Junior High Play, The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf

4/28-Prom, Jackson College Potter Center

5/30-Senior Breakfast and Graduation Practice


6/1-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center

School Safety is Our Top Priotiy

The Columbia School District, along with others across the nation, extend our sincere support to the victims of the most recent school violence incident in Florida. Please know that school safety procedures are evaluated continuously to ensure we have the best practices in place for the safety of our students and staff.

We continue to make safety the TOP priority for our school community and below are a few things our district has participated in:

  • We held important meetings for every Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School student. We showed students the OK2SAY website along with reviewing important safety procedures.
  • Columbia School District staff will be participating in an important school safety training.
  • We complete safety drills every year that include lock down, fire, and tornado drills.
  • All doors including the fitness center entrance are locked during the school day. All visitors must check into the Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School high school office.
  • We meet with local law enforcement on a regular basis to ensure school safety.

Please read the most recent Blog Post from Superintendent, Dr. Campbell:


OK2SAY is designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. Please take some time to look at the website and talk with your student about the importance of reporting.

Congratulations to Alexandria Hall for signing with Concordia University!

Students will take the MiPHY survey Thursday, February, 22nd

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth is an anonymous survey that will ask students about behaviors and attitudes related to nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. It will also ask about sexual behaviors that cause AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. Results are used for planning effective prevention programs and are shared with our community.

The parent letter and fact sheet is attached below. You may choose to NOT have your child take the survey by returning the form or calling the school office. You do not need to return the form if your child has permission to take the survey.

Junior High Dance, Friday!

Tickets are on sale now during lunches for the Junior High Dance. Tickets are $5 this week and will be $7 at the door. It will be held in the Commons Area at CCHS from 6:30-8:30 PM. Don't miss this great evening!

CCHS is excited to announce a new opportunity-Introductory Floral Design and Arranging Class

Please join Mrs. Samson for a unique after school opportunity! She is hosting floral design classes on the following dates and times:

March 20-2:45-4:15 PM

April 17-2:45-4:15 PM

April 24-2:45-4:15 PM

Interested students need to turn in their registration to Mrs. Samson by March 2. Please contact Mrs. Samson with any questions,

Fundraiser for the Golden Eagle Baseball/Softball Association

Friday, March 23 from 6-8 PM dance out with a spectacular group of Zumba instructors as they bring you Zumba with Glowlights and family fun. Pro DJ will be lighting up Columbia Community Fitness Center Gym.

Price is $10.00 and kids are free. ALL proceeds going to the Golden Eagles Baseball/Softball Association.

Don’t miss out on the fun and let’s support our Golden Eagles!

Junior High Musical Information

Title: The Trial of the Big, Bad Wolf

Show Dates: Friday, April 27th 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 29th 2:00 PM

Auditions: Wednesday, Feb. 28th from 2:45-4:30 PM and Thursday, March 1st from 6-8 PM in the Media Center.

Students interested in backstage/sound/lighting should plan to attend the Thursday night audition. We would like to run a mini-workshop for those students interested.

Congratulations Varsity Cheerleaders On A Job Well Done At Districts!

Congratualtions to Zachary Corser and Jacob Sciarrabba- Our Golden Eagles of the Week!!!

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Jackson Country Early College Information

The Jackson County Early College is a new program being made available to our students. The Class of 2018 will be eligible to participate in a 13th year. Beginning in the Fall of 2018, the JCEC program will be available to interested high school students. Please review the attached flyer for more information. There will be important parent informational sessions being offered on the dates listed below. Please feel free to contact Jean Logan, Director of the program, with any questions. You may also contact Mrs. Diefenthaler or Mrs. O'Neil.

JCEC Parent Meetings:

Meeting for all parents of all seniors-February 26, 7 PM, CCHS Library

Meeting for parents of students in grades 8-11, March 26, 5:30 PM, CCHS Library

All Conference Team Named for Bowling

Congratulations to the following students for being named to the All-Conference Bowling Team:


1st Team: Cameron Palmer

2nd Team: Elijah Newton

Honorable Mention: Yuki Rizzo


2nd Team: Malerie Gazarek and Morgan Sedlecky

Honorable Mention: Saralyn Erickson and Taylor Gritzmaker

Last Friday, our Junior High students watched the movie, Wonder, while also participating in several team building activities. Thank you to Mrs. Guernsey and the Leadership class for hosting such a memorable day!

CCHS Basketball Districts

Girls Open District play starts February 26th against Onsted at Adrian High School. The boys team begins Open District play March 5th against Hillsdale at Jonesville High School. Hope to see you there!
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Congratulations to Mrs. Samson for receiving a grant to purchase laser 3-D printers for her Forensics class!