Columbus Christian School News

August 11, 2017

Note from Mrs. Donnell

We made it 5 full days in a row and even survived a full moon! I am still struggling with getting to know students’ names, but I have a goal of 8-10 new names every couple of days. The elementary students are enjoying testing me. We are seeing a lot of students who are being a blessing to those around them and it fills our hearts with joy.

I got to experience my first chapel on Wednesday and I was so inspired. To hear the combined voices of students and staff praising God was amazing! God continues to show me every day that my move to Columbus Christian School was always His plan for me.

Our sports schedules are kicking into gear and the sound of young people working hard in the gym are music to my ears. Drama and Choir will begin soon as well. I can’t wait to see the talent that God has placed in front of me.

In Christ’s Love,

Mrs. Donnell


All parents and other citizens are welcome to visit Columbus Christian School at any time. In order to ensure the safety of the students and to prevent disruptions to the instructional programs, visitors/parents are asked to follow the procedures listed below:

  • Call the school office to arrange for an appointment with the administrator or other staff members if a conference is desired.
  • All visitors/parents must report to the office, sign-in and inform the secretary or administration of the nature of any visit. ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR VISITOR BADGES.
  • Parents or other persons bringing students to school after the school day begins must report to the office to sign the student in and to obtain a tardy pass before going to class.
  • Parents or other persons bringing items or messages to students must report to the main office.
  • Classrooms should not be interrupted by visitors/parents between 8:15 and 3:00 elementary and 8:00-3:15 JR/SR High.
  • Parents/guardians should report to the office to check students in or out.
  • Parents should wait until 3:00 for the dismissal of students who walk home or ride home in cars.
  • Parent and community involvement in the school is a vital and essential part of any successful school. We encourage you to take part in the school volunteer program.

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Attendance Incentive Program

The goal is to incentivize students to attend school and be on time.
  • Each student with perfect attendance for the month (no unexcused absences or tardies) will get a prize (food certificates from local restaurants, etc.).

  • There will be a monthly drawing for another prize out of the monthly perfect attendance students (gift cards, etc.).

  • Each student with perfect attendance for each month will then get their name in a drawing for an end of the year prize (elementary - new bike, secondary - Beats headphones etc…).

A student could earn 10 different food coupons throughout the school year, potentially get another prize each month (if they are randomly drawn), and could have 10 chances at the “big” prize at the end of the year. This allows for all students to strive for good attendance throughout the year.

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All School Chapel

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All School Chapel

Mr. Wildey spoke on Servanthood. His key message was if you want to be great, then you have to be a servant. The people who sit at the right and the left of Jesus in heaven are not people who consider themselves great (athletes, performers, etc.) but rather reserved for those who serve, just as Jesus served. We need to serve from the heart and take servanthood to another level, finding ways to serve others.

We want to be Christ-like.

We want to serve like Jesus.

Mr. Heaton spoke on being the light of the world. Using a flashlight, he demonstrated that in darkness people will be mean and disrespectful. The flashlight represents Christians. Some carry a flashlight but never turn it on. When Jesus served others, He gave His life. You will have the chance to serve - be the light of the world. Do not turn off your light - serve!

New Chapel Sign-In For Parents

For the convenience of parents and the main office staff, parents who are attending chapel may enter the building through the church entrance. A PTF representative will be there to greet parents and have them sign in. If you are attending chapel only, then you may exit from the church entrance as well. If you need to go to the main office of the school, then please report to the office and sign in and get a Visitor Badge.

Jr. & Sr. High Curriculum Night

Junior & Senior High Curriculum Night on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30pm. This is an opportunity for parents to get information from teachers on all classes for this school year. If you are unable to make it this night, you can contact the teacher directly to get information.

Senior class parent meeting afterward

A representative from 21st Century Scholars will be present with information about its scholarship program. You can check out the website at

Junior High Fall Retreat!

This is always one of the highlights of the year. This year's retreat will be August 23-25 at Hilltop Christian Camp. You can download the tentative agenda and packing list here.

Students are highly encouraged to attend and participate in the fun. However, please let the office know if your child will not be attending.


Saturday, August 12 - JV and Varsity Volleyball teams will travel to play Dugger. Games begin at 1:00 for JV and 2:00 for Varsity.

Elementary Volleyball team will play in a Round Robin Tournament at Columbus Christian. Crusaders will take the court at 10:00, 11:00 and 2:00.

Upcoming Events -

The Athletic Department is sponsoring the sale of Fall Mums and Pumpkins. Order forms will be coming home with students soon.

Come to Renner Ford on Saturday, September 9 to test drive a Ford vehicle and raise money for Columbus Christian School.

We will also be working at the "Red Bull" Air Race on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15. (Your help keeps our Athletic Program running)

Athletics Dept Is Selling Pumpkins & Mums

Order your pumpkins & mums: Order Form Here.
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5th Graders Made Catapults With Spoons & Marshmallows

2nd Grade On First Day Of Recess

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Learning About Insects In Preschool For The Letter "i"

Congratulations, Kindergarten Won The Golden Spatula Award!

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Fire Alarm - Students Did A Great Job

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Ron Bridgewater In Concert

This Sunday night, there will be a special concert in the CCS chapel / ECCC sanctuary by The Ron Bridgewater Band. All summer long the band has been performing at area churches in an effort to raise support for Hilltop Christian Camp. It has been called the "7 for 70" Tour. The name comes from trying to raise $7K in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the camp.

Right now, there has been $6,707 raised and this is the last concert of the tour. The concert starts at 6:00 with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. There will be some give-aways such as camp t-shirts & water bottles. We will also be giving away one week's tuition for camp next summer. (up to $230 value) We hope you can come and celebrate with us and help support the camp.

Meningitis and Vaccine Information for Parents

The following information is from Theresa Forkert, RN, Bartholomew County Health Dept. Meningitis Letter

You Can Order Your Lunch From Home

Go to and order your child's lunch. Pay for your lunches at school so you don't get charged the extra fee from online! If you have any questions about this process, contact the school office at 812-372-378. We're happy to help!

3:00 PM Dismissal for Elementary Students

Quick reminder, please do not pick up your children before 3:00. If you come in to the building before 3:00, we would like for you to sign in at the office. Keeping kids safe is a priority for CCS! Thank you for helping us keep kids safe!


Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 9 for Drive 4 UR School at Renner Ford.

Raise funds for CCS with Ford.

It's so simple.

For every valid test drive taken with a CCS volunteer in a Ford vehicle, Ford will donate $20 to CCS up to $6,000. The goal is to raise the maximum donation of $6,000 at this Drive 4 UR School event. There is absolutely NO sales pressure, you will take a test drive with a CCS volunteer. Watch for more details to come.

Need a document?

School forms, Athletic forms, PTF forms, Lunch forms, etc. are available at the Crusader Connection, located just outside the office door. Forms are also available for download, below.
Bible Class Memory Verses for K - 6th grades

Now you can access your child's memory verses anytime!

New to CCS?

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code

Click here for more details.

After School Care Program

Click here for information

Save the Date!

Jr. & Sr. High Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 15, 6:30p.m.

Senior class parent meeting afterward

Jr. High Fall Retreat

August 23-25

Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 4

Mid Terms Go Home

Mondat, September 5

Senior Project Proposal

September 6-7, 3:30

Grandparent's Day Pancake Breakfast

Friday, September 8

Breakfast: 7:15-8:15

Classroom Activity: 8:15-8:50

Chapel: 9:00-9:50


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