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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

Monday (Dec, 5th):
CMS Book Fair, 8:00am-3:00pm
MS Boys Basketball, Burbank at Finley, 4:00pm and 5:00pm
Boosters Meeting, HS Library, 6:00pm

Tuesday(Dec, 6th):
CMS Book Fair, 8:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday (Dec, 7th):
CMS Book Fair, 8:00am-3:00pm

Thursday (Dec, 8th):
CMS Book Fair, 8:00am-3:00pm
MS Boys Basketball, Burbank at Ki-Be, 4:00pm and 5:00pm
HS Wrestling, Burbank at Naches, 6:00pm

Friday (Dec, 9th):
CMS Book Fair, 8:00am-3:00pm
HS Basketball, Burbankat Highland, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
Elementary PTO Meeting, Elementary School, 8:10am

Saturday (Dec, 10th):
HS Girl's Wrestling, Burbank at Warden, 8:00am
HS Boys Wrestling, Burbank at Connell, 10:00am
HS Basketball, Granger at Burbank, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm
AAU Fall League, 8:00am, MS Gym


Next Week:

Monday (Dec, 12th):
MS Boys Basketball, Warden at Burbank, 4:00-5:00pm

Tuesday(Dec, 13th):
HS and MS all Band Concert, 7:30 in the HS Auditorium
Walla Walla Sheriff Round Table, HS Library, 5:30pm

Wednesday (Dec, 14th):

Thursday (Dec, 15th):
Second Grade Concierto, 6:00pm, Auditorium

Varsity Wrestling, "Boys Varsity Double Dual", Connell, River, Warden, Royal, Burbank @ Royal HS Gym, 6:00pm

Friday (Dec, 16th):
HS JV Basketball, College Place at Burbank, 4:30pm, (Boys in HS, girls in MS)
HS Varsity Basketball, College Place at Burbank, 6:00pm

Saturday (Dec, 17th):
HS JV Basketball, Columbia at Warden, 4:30pm
HS Varsity Basketball, Columbia at Warden, 6:00pm

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Curriculum Guide (includes C-Terms 360)


Common Language of Instruction

Teacher Principal Evaluation Frameworks (Danielson)

Instructional Coherence from Theory to Practice


This Week's Teacher Collaboration News

Monday, November 28, 2016:

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -The next two weeks are so wonderful…great time of the year AND two full weeks of no interruptions!  This morning in collaboration:

▪Kindergarten – discussed working with double bubble maps and the sight words and letters for practice from the MyNGconnects, the online resource for our new reading program.

▪1st Grade – worked on the science concepts embedded in the reading program and reinforcing addition skills in math.

▪2nd Grade – worked on writing letter skills and discussed how to integrate high school students wanting to do their senior projects into the 2nd grade program.  Additionally the kids are working on around the world holiday activities!

▪3rd Grade – reviewed the reading assessments as part of the Reach for Reading program and established rubrics for the writing contained in the different areas of evaluation.

▪4th Grade – Mrs. Williams discussed the ‘illumination device challenge’ in science and the teachers are working on using the MobyMax program more effectively to support students learning multiplication skills. 

▪5th Grade – teachers discussed writing skills and reviewed the writing program through the reading series.  Additionally, Ms. Rothstrom shared the math concepts of lucky 7 and division check.

COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Report coming soon.

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - For the 12/5 collaboration session at Columbia High School, the staff worked in a variety of smaller Professional Learning Communities covering a variety of school improvement issues.  The topics of the various PLCs included:

▪Scheduling out activates for Individualized Educational Plan meetings, parent teacher conferences and student testing timetables for the remainder of 2016, and a parent meeting regarding a student’s individualized education plan.

▪Reporting on a Microsoft Publisher project, building a grading/expectation rubric for students to follow through the project.

▪Design and redesign protocols that will increase student engagement and/or raise the quality of content delivered.

▪Working within the Milepost program, entering new student data and analyzing data trends within the site.

▪Planning for STEM week this winter.  The STEM week events will include acquainting students with STEM field jobs, application of STEM concepts in the workplace, several relevant instructional lessons and guest presentations on STEM usage and areas.

▪Alignment of lesson plans to the Common Core State Standards including differentiating in-class work based on student levels.  Additionally design of assessments tied to standards.

▪C-Terms vocabulary review and assessment, also planning interventions for students in need of gaining mastery of C-Terms and associated concepts.



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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