Bond Facilities Update

Thank you to the Columbia School District community for their overwhelming support in passing the construction bond.  This gift to the students and staff in our district is largely going towards remodeling our elementary multipurpose room into a dedicated cafeteria, adding staff bathrooms, adding new elementary classrooms, and constructing a new gym. 

Our architects have worked tirelessly with our school board to determine the new site and agree upon the general design for our elementary facilities.  Now that the school board approved the basic design, below is a link to the drawings.  We will change and update the website drawings from time-to-time as we move forward toward the realization of an exciting addition and renovation for Columbia Elementary School, which we plan to complete in preparation for the winter of 2018.

Bond Schematic Design

Welcome to Columbia School District!

Our Mission Statement: In partnership with our community, our mission is to provide relevant and challenging work that engages students so they persist when experiencing difficulties and have a sense of accomplishment when they succeed.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 14th
HS Volleyball vs. Connell (Home) (5:30pm)

Friday, 15th
HS Football vs. Wahluke (Away) (7:00pm)

Monday, 18th
JV Football vs. Wahluke (Home) (5:30pm)

Tuesday, 19th
Volleyball 7th-8th Grade vs. Warden (Away) (4:00pm)
Varsity Volleybvall vs. Warden (Away) (6:30pm)

DNA of Teaching & Learning

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Curriculum Guide (includes C-Terms 360)

Collaboration

Common Language of Instruction

Teacher Principal Evaluation Frameworks (Danielson)

Instructional Coherence from Theory to Practice

 

This Week's Teacher Collaboration News

Monday, September, 18, 2017:

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -

The staff is working on a variety of things this morning. Additionally, this Wednesday the teachers will be meeting from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm to do the following:

• Discuss state civic observances and how instruction is provided in the classroom to teach the students about these very important topics.

• Evaluation. Nearly half of the teachers are on Comprehensive evaluation this year which means that there are 64 components which need evidence uploaded into the state system.

• The School Improvement Plan and specifically how to update the Make Your Day citizenship system.

Things discussed this morning in collaboration included:

• Introducing centers and how to clean up, the math pacing guides and pathways documents, leveling of students for reading instruction, math automaticity system called ‘Essential Math’ and instruction and review of Moby Max and how it supports reading, math and social studies.

COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL -

Today for collaboration the Middle School Staff met and began the process to create student growth goals for each teachers yearly evaluations. As individuals they also worked to come up with a second instructional goal that wasn’t tied to data but was more observable in the class that I will use to help provide specific feedback and praise during informal observations.

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL -

• For today's collaboration session at Columbia High School, staff broke into a variety of Professional Learning Communities to work on the following topics:

• Researching and testing reading materials within content areas and lesson planning for writing across curricular areas.

• Lesson planning and project planning for laboratory sciences.

• Planning and implementing transitional services for students on Individualized Educational Plans.  Additionally the group plans to streamline student services between departments.

• A group of staff worked on protocols aimed at increasing the level of student engagement in lessons as well as tying topics across content areas.

Weather Delay & Closure Notifications

Watch this page for any school delays or closures during our winter season. We will be posting the details in a scrolling banner.


Parents, staff and students wishing to receive Columbia School District weather closure/delay announcements via email, text message, or push notification can sign up by going to
http://flashalert.net/id/ColumbiaSD.

When you get to that page, start the process by entering your email address and setting a password. Once the account is established, you may add one or two additional email or cell text addresses. Each new entry will require you to launch a test message to that address which will contain a two-letter code which must be entered back onto your account page to ensure that the address(es) is valid, or by clicking the link in the message. Keep in mind that the cell phone companies can get backlogged on weather mornings as they try to keep up with the text messages, so it is recommended that you not rely entirely on text messages. We recommend you download the new, free app for iOS and Android called FlashAlert Messenger. It uses push notification to send messages directly to your phone, bypassing the cell companies' text message channel. Search for FlashAlert Messenger at the iTunes App Store (iOS) or at Google Play (Android). 

Also check www.KNDU.com for area school delays and closures. 

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