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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.
This Week's Events
School Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day
Bond Community Forum, Charbonneau Fire Station (7pm)
Bond Community Forum, Wallula Fire Station (7pm)
MS Wrestling - at Burbank (4pm)
MS Girls Basketball, Burbank at Ki-Be (4pm & 5pm)
HS Wrestling, Burbank at Cle Elum (6pm)
Bond Community Forum at Humorist Fire Station (7pm)
HS Basketball, Warden at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS Boys Wrestling, Burbank at Mabton (8:00am)
HS Girls Wrestling, Burbank at Grandview (8:00am)
HS Basketball, Burbank at Royal (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS Basketball, Riverview at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
Band Booster Meeting, CHS Band Room, 6:30pm
School Board Meeting (7:00pm)
MS Wrestling, Burbank at Connell (3:30pm)
MS Girls Basketball, Royal at Burbank (4pm and 5pm)
Semester Testing, Early Release
Semester Testing, Early Release
MS Girls Basketball, Burbank at Connell (4pm and 5pm)
HS Boys wrestling at Burbank (6pm)
End of Quarter, Early Release
HS Basketball, Burbank at Wahluke (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS Wrestling, at Royal, (10am)
HS Basketball, Ki-Be at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
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This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, December 19, 2016:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -This morning, the staff discussed chapters 5 and 6 from Help for Billy. The emphasis is responding positively and not reacting to negative messages. This is hard and the staff had a very rich discussion…often about our own parenting skills and sometimes how we should approach our children with more patience!
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Report coming soon.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - At the final collaboration session for 2016, the CHS staff met together to plan for student remediation needs between now and the end of the first semester. Staff reviewed student test scores and categorized students in areas of need for remediation, support or exploration.
Additionally, we reviewed the protocol for the “High School and Beyond” day planned for 12/21 by our tremendous librarian, the Gear Up staff and our ASB officers. Each of the four grade level groups will be participating in some fun activities geared toward getting to graduation and making plans for life after graduation.
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. 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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