Columbia School District will be closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 18th. CALENDAR CHANGE! January 20th will be a regular school day and January 27th will be the end of the second quarter and early release.

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.

This Week's Events

Monday, 16th
School Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, 17th
Bond Community Forum, Charbonneau Fire Station (7pm)

Wednesday, 18th
Bond Community Forum, Wallula Fire Station (7pm)

Thursday, 19th
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)

Friday, 20th
HS Basketball, Warden at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)

Saturday, 21st
SAT Test
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)

Next Week

Monday, 23rd
HS Basketball, Riverview at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
Band Booster Meeting, CHS Band Room, 6:30pm
School Board Meeting (7:00pm)

Tuesday, 24th
MS Wrestling, Burbank at Connell (3:30pm)
MS Girls Basketball, Royal at Burbank (4pm and 5pm)

Wednesday, 25th
Semester Testing, Early Release

Thursday, 26th
Semester Testing, Early Release
MS Girls Basketball, Burbank at Connell (4pm and 5pm)
HS Boys wrestling at Burbank (6pm)

Friday, 27th
End of Quarter, Early Release
HS Basketball, Burbank at Wahluke (4:30, 6, 7:30)

Saturday, 28th
HS Wrestling, at Royal, (10am)
HS Basketball, Ki-Be at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)

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Common Language of Instruction

Teacher Principal Evaluation Frameworks (Danielson)

Instructional Coherence from Theory to Practice


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 for area school delays and closures. 

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