Wildcat Wire

January 16 -January 22

NO SCHOOL - Monday, January 17

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbia High School will not be in session. We will see students back on Tuesday, January 18. It is a B Day. Remember to charge your device & wear your Student ID. See you then!

Grades in PowerSchool

Just a reminder to please check PowerSchool for your (your child's) first semester grades. This step is vital to verify you (your child) doesn't have any NCA grades and to assure the grade isn't lower than you'd like. Remember, all our yearlong Personalized-Mastery Learning courses (any course in Summit) the 2nd semester year-end grade can become a replacement grade for first semester if the year-end grade is higher (i.e. 1st semester is a C grade and 2nd semester is an A grade - we retroactively replace the 1st semester with an A grade). The time is now in 2nd semester to improve any 1st semester grade. And if there is an NCA in any class from 1st semester those NCA grades need to be resolved as soon as possible for them to change to the grade earned - please connect with our attendance office to confirm opportunities to work time for time in any course with more than 5 absences (an NCA grade).

9-Square Game on Campus

As it starts to get a bit nicer outside, we will soon be having Field Day Activities on Wednesdays to give our Mentors a Prep Break. CHS is looking to see if anyone out there could lend their talents to help build a 9-Square Game for our campus. Our kids love the 9-Square Game and would like to have a permanent court in our courtyard, so we are reaching out to our community for help. If you have any questions or might be able to support this need please call or email Nick Stern at 209-498-0571 or nstern@nsd131.org.

What is 9-Square? Check this out: https://www.gophersport.com/pe/activities/nine-square-in-the-air


Thanks to all the seniors and their families that attended our meeting last week. If you weren't able to come, please check your email for the information that was covered, including Graduation, the Senior Timeline/Calendar, Remind Communication Sign-up, NCA, Credit Recovery, FAFSA, Scholarships and more. If you are looking for any of this information, please refer to our website, Senior Graduation Information – Seniors – Columbia High School (nsd131.org)

Yearbook has extended their deadline for pictures to be submitted! They are asking for 1 senior picture and 1 baby/young child picture. Pictures must be submitted in a JPEG format by FRIDAY, JANUARY 21. Submit photos to chsyearbook25@gmail.com.

NCA - Saturday School

No Saturday School this Saturday, January 22.

Saturday School will resume from 9a-11a:

  • January 29

Students - Got Your Student ID?

As a reminder, students are REQUIRED to wear their student ID at school at all times. If your ID is lost, please stop by the front office to purchase a new one.

Wildcat Resource Room

The Wildcat Resource Room is well-stocked with clothes, food and personal items. If you or your family are needing anything, please come check it out. The Wildcat Resource Room is open school days, 7:30a-3p.

Weekly Events

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College & Career Corner

College and Military Recruiter Visits

  • Tuesday, January 18: Army
    • Will be in the cafeteria foyer during both lunches
  • Thursday, January 20: CWI
    • Will be in the cafeteria foyer during both lunches
  • Are you wanting to know which College/Military Recruiter will be here? click here to find out


  • Only 58 Seniors have completed the FAFSA application that is only 21% of the Seniors
  • Please make sure to complete the FAFSA for financial aid
  • Drawing for a Dutch Bros gift card is still going on until January 21st