Team Columbia

Average is OFFICIALLY over!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!!

I hope everyone had a restful and peaceful winter break. Welcome to 2016. With every new year, comes a time for reflection of the previous year. Likewise, with the dawn of a new semester, we pause to reflect on the semester we previously finished. Reflection gives us the opportunity to celebrate the success of the first semester, whether big or small. Moreover, we have the opportunity to reaffirm expectations and to focus on improvement from the first semester.

As we welcome back our students, I challenge each of your to reaffirm your classroom expectations to your students. Give them the opportunity to improve upon their performance of the first nine weeks and to encourage them to finish strong. Here is to a great second semester. Welcome back Team Columbia!

Going on this Week!


  • Teacher work day

Tuesday, January 5

  • All teachers will be on bus duty for the morning.
  • We will operate our regular schedule of the remainder of the week.

Wednesday, January 6

  • Faculty Meeting in the Library.
  • Grades are due and should be posted in INOW.
  • NASA Meeting with ELL students in the Library at 9:45.

Friday, January 8

  • Lock Down Safety Drill during Homeroom.

STAR Testing

Teachers should administer their STAR Assessments for both Math and Reading on Thursday and Friday. Teachers should administer makeups in their clas

Things to Know

Mr. Jernigan has revised the lunch and duty schedules.

Presentation templates for our January Data Meeting will be sent out in a separate email.

Save the Dates

January 11- Report Cards go home

January 13 - Grade Level Expectation Assemblies/PBIS Student Orientation Assemblies

  • 9th Grade 9:45-10:30
  • 11th Grade 2:15-3:10

January 14 - Grade Level Expectation Assemblies/PBIS Student Orientation Assemblies

  • 10th Grade 9:45-10:30
  • 12th Grade 2:15-3:10

January 14 - Data Meetings for Social Studies and English

January 15- Freshman Academy Meeting