Golden Eagle Times

Friday, November 1, 2019

Thank you to our CCHS Volleyball Program for Hosting Volley For Hope!

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Important Dates

  • 11/1-AP Testing sign up and money due

  • 11/6-Jostens Rep will visit to take cap and gown orders for seniors during lunches

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

  • 11/9-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

  • 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)

  • 11/19-11/24-Scholastic Book Fair

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

  • 11/23-Saturday School, 8-11 AM

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

  • 11/27-29-Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/4-12/8-Holiday Art Show

  • 12/6-Senior photos and quotes are due

  • 12/6-Leadership forum, Kick off to the Canned Food Drive

  • 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

  • 12/23-Blood Drive

Please join us for our community Veterans Day Assembly-November 11th, 2019

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 and a 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 CCHS Key Club is 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.

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Important information about Advanced Placement Testing

AP test sign up is due by November. 1. Students should let Mrs. Diefenthaler know if they are interested in taking the AP test.

Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce College and Career Fair

  • Columbia Central hosted the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce College and Career Fair in October. We would like to thank the 46 colleges, 23 businesses, and 5 military branches who attended. In addition, juniors and seniors from Addison, Onsted, and Napoleon participated. This is the fourth year in a row Columbia Central has hosted this event.

The Book Fair is Coming!

Please save the date for the Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School Book Fair from November 19th-24th! Students will have opportunities to shop during school hours. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair while attending the CCHS Fall Musical, "Emma A Pop Musical!". Every purchase earns rewards for our school, thank you for your support!

Parent Resource-Khan Academy,

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. In addition, it provides the opportunity for student to prepare for success with the PSAT and SAT.

Refer to this parent information below:

Holiday Art Sale at CCHS

Art 2 and 3 students are having a holiday sale! Art work will be available for purchase during the week of December 4th to the 6th at lunches, and on December 8th at the Christmas Choir/Band Concert!

Senior Information

All seniors should have received a packet of information from Jostens regarding caps, gowns, graduation announcements, class rings and more. Please call the office with any questions.

A Jostens Representative will visit on November 6 to take orders for caps and gowns.

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

Please upload them to

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Columbia Central Semester Exams

Final semester exams will take place at the end of this marking period. We will have exam periods on December 18th-20th. A specific exam schedule will be provided to all students prior to exam week. The Exam Incentive only applies to the second semester exams which are held in June, 2020.

CCHS Leadership Announcements-

The CCHS Leadership students are preparing for FORUM and the CANNED FOOD DRIVE on Friday, December 6th.

Also, they will be hosting another BLOOD DRIVE on December 23rd. Please email if you would like to participate / volunteer for either event!

We are so proud of the Columbia Central Music Program!

Recently, 3 of our band students auditioned at Northwest High School for the MSBOA Michigan All State Band. If accepted these students will be performing with students from all over the state of Michigan at the January Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. Congrats to Roland Rice, Logan Cripps, and Lorelei Mortimer on their efforts in preparing for this audition and good luck!

Our High School choir performed in the first annual Jackson College Fall Choir Festival. They performed alongside two other high school choirs as well as the new Jackson College Vocal Point Choir to showcase what they’ve been working on. Well done, Voices of Columbia!

Get your High School Yearbook Now!

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

Saturday School Session 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.

  • November 9-New date
  • November 23
  • December 14
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 7
  • April 25
  • May 23

Columbia Central Junior High News


Congratulations to Hunter Fletcher for being chosen as the Most Teens Don't Ambassador representing Columbia Central in Washington D.C.!

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Challenge Day

A group of our 7th-grade students attended Challenge Day at Jackson College, Monday, October 28th. It was a great day for our students! The event helps students cope with several topics such as bullying, addiction, peer relationships, and stress. Our students supported one another with various activities throughout the day.

Columbia Central Athletic Update-

Cross Country-Congratulations to Hope Wilkes and Hannah Hinkle for qualifying for the MHSSA state cross country meet. They will compete on Saturday, November 2 at Michigan International Speedway. We wish them the best!

Football-The team ended the season 5 and 4 with a victory over Hudson.

Girls Golf-Elizabeth Tyndall participated in the MHSAA State Golf Tournament! The team earned 4th place at regional's missing the team state qualification by one place. They had a tremendous season and were first in the IGL conference!

Boys Soccer-The team had another exciting season competing ending with the District Championship game.

Volleyball-Volley for Hope was held last month. This annual event raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Boys Tennis-The program has gathered so much enthusiasm this year with coaches, Mrs. Daniels and Mr. Lake. They had 18 players this year up from 4 last year. In addition, Mrs. Daniels has noticed an increase in overall excitement about tennis with players using the courts over the weekend and working on improving their skills outside practice.

Winter sports will begin in the coming weeks. Please attend events to help support our student athletes. Check the Winter Athletic Schedule below: