Golden Eagle Times

January 22, 2018

Important Dates

1/29-Reality Fair for Seniors

1/29-2/2-Winterfest Week

2/1-Senior pictures and quotes due to Mrs. Eccles

2/2-Winterfest, boys basketball vs. Blissfield, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity will follow

2/2-Winterfest dance for 9-12 grades directly following the basketball game until 11 PM

2/15-Final New York trip payment is due

2/16-Half day for students and staff

2/19-President's Day, no school for students and staff

2/21-MIPHY given to all 7, 9 and 11 grade students

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

2/27-Jackson Area Career Center Open House, 4-7 PM

2/28-JAC3 Manufacturing program parent/student meeting, high school library, 6:30 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

3/29-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

4/28/18-Prom, Jackson College Potter Center

5/30-Senior Breakfast and graduation practice


6/1/18-Graduation, Jackson College Potter Center

Congratulations to our honor roll students at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School! We are so proud of your hard work!

Congratulations to our students earning Perfect Attendance throughout the first semester!

Congratulations to Holly Hanson, Golden Eagle of the Week, January 15-19

Winterfest, January 29-February 2

Spirit Week Theme Days

Monday-College Day

Tuesday-Color Day

7th grade-Blue

8th grade-Red

9th grade-Yellow

10th grade-White

11th grade-Purple

12th grade-Black


Wednesday-Pajama Day

Thursday-Teacher Thursday-Dress like your favorite teacher


  • Iron Man Volleyball game/Hope Run Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at 1:30 PM-the cost is $1 to attend
  • Pep Assembly is on Friday, February 2 at 1:30 PM
  • Winterfest game vs. Blissfield on Friday, JV begins at 5:30 PM and Varsity will follow
  • After the game-high school glow dance until 11 PM

Please read the attached letter regarding the new exam incentive for our students.

American One Federal Credit Union will host the Half Court Contest on February 9

Please join us for the home basketball game on February 9 against Hudson. The American One Federal Credit Union will host a half court shot contest. They will choose two participants from the crowd. If the shot is made, the contestant will win $500. American One will also make a donation to the Columbia School District athletic programs. Come out and join the fun!

Junior High Dance

There will be a Junior High Dance held on Friday, February 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM. "Dress for your Best" will be the theme. The dance is being held in the Columbia Elementary School gymnasium.

Junior High Robotics Team is accepting new team members

The Columbia Central Junior High Fiddle Brickers Robotics Club is looking for new members for the Spring Robotics Competition. The club needs both seventh and eighth grade students to join them. Practices will be at Fiddle Brickers in Brooklyn and students may ride the bus to practice. Adults who are interested in helping are welcome. If you have questions contact Sally Coughlin at 248-477-3777.

Attention High School Students Looking for Volunteer Hours

The CES/CUES PTO is hosting a school carnival on Friday, February 9. We are inviting responsible high school volunteers to assist with the event. Please contact Mrs. O'Neil or Mrs.Hall if you are interested in earning volunteer hours and helping that evening.

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

Counseling Information

Please check out this important student information from Mrs. Diefenthaler:

  • February 5 we will be presenting information about scholarships and FAFSA to our seniors.
  • We have a representative coming in to present the updated information for the Foundation for Columbia Schools Scholarship. Most local scholarships are due before Spring Break.
  • President's Day weekend the College and Career Access Center will be having their FAFSA Open House for the final push to finish up the applications.
  • We will be having exciting give aways and drawings for students who have finished the FAFSA before March 1.

After School Support is Available for High School and Junior High Students

Junior High

  • After school study help is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:35-3:45 PM with Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Eastman. Bus transportation home is provided.

High School

  • 8th hour credit recovery with Mrs. Samson every Monday.
  • After school math help is available every Tuesday.
  • Teachers may be available for assistance on other days of the week when set up in advance.

Most Teens Don't, National Drug Facts Week, January 22-28

Most Teens Don't will have activities planned for National Drug and Alcohol Facts week, January 22 - 28. In addition to announcements being read daily to our students, there will be activities taking place at lunch. We have a Most Teens Don't chapter in both the junior high and high school at Columbia Central!


The 4th annual Golden Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5:00 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.

Vaping-Information for Parents and Students

The use of Vapes or E-Cigarettes are on the rise. While they are legal for purchase to those 18 and older, they are not permitted on the school campus at anytime. This is addressed in our School Code of Conduct. The use of E-Cigarettes also have negative health risks.

Please take time to read through this important information for parents to protect your child from the health concerns that result from their use. Attached are some resources below:

Polar Plunge Fundraiser

The Leadership class is participating in the Polar Plunge Saturday, January 27. The event will be held at The Pointe on Clarklake. If you would like to donate cans/bottles (returnables), or even cash, we will gladly accept any donation. Please have them turned into Mr. Miller by Thursday, January 25. All donations will go to Special Olympics. The school that donates the most will win a prize. Proud to be a Golden Eagle!!!!!

Donations Accepted for Fur-Ever Small Dog Rescue in Jackson

Everybody likes prizes, right? Fur-Ever Small Dog Rescue in Jackson is looking for your help in donating dog supplies. Junior high and high school students, as well as adults, are welcome to participate. Make sure to write your name on what you bring to be put in the drawing. There will be a box in the cafeteria to put your supplies in. Donations will be collected until the beginning of March. Prizes vary from graduation invitations, senior photo prints, candy, or a $10 gift card of your choosing.

7th, 9th and 11th Grade Students will take the MIPHY on February 21

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth is a 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.

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.

Thank you Mrs. Samson for making a difference at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School!

Mrs. Samson is a special person at Columbia Central High School. She teaches Physical Science along with our Engineering classes. Mrs. Samson has a vested interest in the success of her students. She leads our 8th hour program and is often working with students outside of class to help them achieve their goals. She helps to lead our Green School Initiative at Columbia Central. Mrs. Samson enjoys floral design in her free time and shares her beautiful work with the office on a regular basis. Mrs. Samson has a wonderful relationship with staff and students and makes a positive impact each and every day. Thank you for making a difference at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School!