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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.
5/22 Community BBQ @ CMS Playground 11:00am-1:00pm
5/25 Memorial Day: Schools are closed
5/26 Board Meeting 7:00pm
5/26 HS AND MS Band Concert 7:30pm
5/29 HS Drama Production @ CHS Auditoruim 7:30pm
5/30 HS Drama Production @ CHS Auditorium 7:30pm
6/1 Boosters 6:00pm
6/1 Kindergarten Grad @ CHS Auditorium 6:00pm
6/2 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ CHS Auditorium 6:30pm
6/3 HS Baccalaureate @ CHS Auditorium 7:00pm
6/4 Academic Awards Night & Dinner @ CHS Commons and Auditorium 6:00pm
6/5 CHS Graduation @ CHS Gym 7:00pm
6/8 Last Day of School: Early Release
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
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. Bear in my mind that the cell phone companies 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.
DNA of Learning and Teaching
This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, May 11, 2015:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - For the May 18th collaboration, staff at the elementary school began working on student placement for the coming school year.
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Today for collaboration the middle school staff met and discussed: Rescheduling SBAC testing due to CEA walkout. Calendar items as the year comes to an end (check out, reward activities, assemblies, ASB elections, etc.). Community BBQ schedule. Which 8th grade students to recognize at Moving Up Ceremony. Clock hour forms. Student led conferences. Scheduling for next year
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - At the 5/18 collaboration session for Columbia HS the staff began the meeting with a quick review of the various student growth goals and measures utilized throughout the 14/15 school year in each of the curricular departments. Each of these goals, and for each department, has been met with at least an 80% proficiency mark. Following this, staff worked on final exam for each course, ensuring that curricular goals and c-terms are present in every student final. Last, the group reviewed calendar items for the remainder of the school year, particularly looking at adjustments needed due to the 5/21 interruption and state standardized testing schedules.
Columbia School District is working to enhance technology in the classroom. Interactive Whiteboards are our latest addition.
Click HERE for a video demo.