Golden Eagle Times

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoyed your holiday season and your new year is off to a positive start!

Important Dates

1/15-No school for students, Professional Development for teachers

1/16-Report cards will be mailed home

1/29-Reality Fair for Seniors

2/2-Winterfest, boys basketball vs. Blissfield, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity 7 PM

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

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

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


State testing begins directly after Spring Break

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

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

Columbia Central High School Musical Auditions

The high school musical this year is "Nice Work If You Can Get It". Auditions are being held on Monday, January 8 and Tuesday, January 9 in the Choir Room. They are from 6-8 PM. Students only need to attend ONE of the evening auditions. Students should be prepared to sing, read, and dance.

7th and 8th grade Washington DC trip payment information:

The following payments are due for the Washington DC trip:

January 10-$150 per participant

February 8-$150 per participant

March 15-$129 per participant

Checks may be made payable Columbia Central Junior High School

Congratulations Columbia Central!

Tanner Stevens and Max Gregg, along with several other Columbia Central students, were featured on WILX, Schools Rule. We are so thankful to Mr. Miller and his students for continuing to make this day a true learning experience for students and staff. The link for the WILX feature is below:

Congratulations Cameron Palmer!

We are so proud of Columbia Central Senior, Cameron Palmer!! He has earned a scholarship for Bowling and will be signing with Spring Arbor University. Way to go Cameron!


We appreciate all who were able to donate to the Food for Thought fundraiser led by Mary Johns and the Beach Bar. Their positive effort and energy helped to raise a total of $1240 to support families in our district with the purchase of school meals and snacks. There will be many smiles among our students because of this wonderful project. Thank you to those who were able to donate. Also, a special thank you to Mary Johns and the Beach Bar for your care and support of our students and community.

Winter Sports Conditioning Class

We are excited to offer all 7-12 grade students an opportunity to stay fit and exercise throughout the winter months. Mr. Kubiak is holding a training program after school until 4:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays each week. The class will take place in the fitness center. Interested students can plan to participate beginning Tuesday, January 16.

Reality Fair for Columbia Central Seniors on January 29!

The Reality Fair is sponsored by Junior Achievement. All Columbia Central Seniors will problem solve through life scenarios managing their own financial decisions. This will take place in the Columbia Central High School Library and occurs in partnership with Mr. Vitale’s Senior Transition class.

Congratulations Business Professionals of America!

The Business Professionals of America competed with a Presentation Management Team that consists of four members Parker Miller, Ally McDevitt, Daniel Yang, and Yuki Rizzo. They placed second at the Regional Conference and will move on to the State Competition in March. Tanner Stevens received first in the Administrative Support Research Project. He will compete in the state competition in March as well. Way to go BPA students!

Student Senate visits Little Caesars Arena

Ms. Kimble, Mr. May, and some of our Student Senate members traveled to the Little Caesars Arena for a Student Leadership Summit. They were also able to enjoy a Pistons game!

Join us for the 4th Annual Columbia Cash Bash!

Tickets are on sale for this fun evening! The proceeds support the Arts, Academics, and Athletic programs for the Columbia School District. Your contribution is graciously appreciated! Please contact Christi O'Neil at the high school office to purchase tickets.

Vision Screening for 7th and 9th grade students

Parents of 7th and 9th grade students will receive a letter regarding upcoming vision screening. This will be held on January 25. Parents may opt their child out of the screening by returning the form to the school office.

Stay tuned for some exciting student activities with Junior Achievement:

  • On January 23 students from Mr. May’s Civics class and Mr. Parkinson’s Business Professional of America group will attend SPARK. This is a one-day youth entrepreneur summit for our students. It is designed to introduce students to business building concepts while participating in interactive activities. This event is being held at the Jackson College.
  • We will have a team of students from the Business Professionals of America group led by Mr. Parkinson participate in IGNITE. The group of students is assigned a Business Mentor to help them develop and refine a business model. The teams commit to working together 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. Junior Achievement provides online learning modules so students develop the skills needed to create their idea. IGNITE kicks off January 29-March 16 and will take place at Columbia Central.

  • The final stage for the IGNITE team is to participate in LAUNCH. This is a Shark Tank style competition where the teams meet before a panel of judges to give an oral presentation of their business concept. The overall winning team receives scholarship money, prizes and is able to showcase their business in the Student Business Marketplace. LAUNCH is held on Saturday, March 17 at Baker College.

Mrs. McCollum-Welcome to the Columbia School District!

We would like to welcome Mrs. McCollum as our new 10th and 11th grade English Long Term Substitute Teacher. Mrs. McCollum lives in the Columbia School District and is a certified English teacher. Mrs. McCollum also teaches English courses at Baker and Jackson Colleges. She has four children and in her free time enjoys traveling to warm places with her family.