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.

E-Rate Request for Proposals: Columbia School District #400 is taking sealed bids for E-rate supported hosted VOIP solutions and internal wired/wireless infrastructure upgrades. Please visit www.csd400.org/csd/csd_rfp.php for Category 1 and 2 RFP documentation.


This year’s plant sale will be held May 1 and May 2 
May 1 Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 2 Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
There is various plants including but not limited to:
FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE - Ivy Geraniums (hanging baskets), Zonal Geraniums (6” pots), Spike Grass (6” and 4” pots), Purple Fountain Grass (6” and 4” pots), Calibrachoa (6” pots), Ipomoea (hanging baskets and patio baskets), Osteo (4” pots), Petunias (4” pots and hanging baskets), Alyssum (4” pots), Dahlia (4” pots), Impatiens (4” pots) Pansy (4” pots) Lobelia (hanging baskets and 4” pots) Marigolds (4” pots)
VEGETABLES- Tomatoes – Early Girl, Big Boy, Roma (6” pots) Jalapeno (6” pots) Sweet Peppers (6” pots)
HERBS - Sage (herb pot and 6 pk), Parsley (herb pot and 6 pk), Thyme (herb pot and 6 pk), Rosemary (herb pot and 6 pk), Chives (herb pot and 6 pk), Cilantro (herb pot and 6 pk)
ODDITIES – Bacopa, Snapdragon, Geranium (from seed), Dianthus, Delphinium, Catnip

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

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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, April 20, 2015:

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - This morning we discussed student progress on a variety of measures and the SBAC.  The testing for the 3rd graders went very well last week.  The assessment program worked well on the computers and thanks to our technology infrastructures we had enough bandwidth and there were no distractions due to tech issues.  Thank you Mr. Kramer for the wonderful job you do!

▪The Kindergarten teachers planned for the STEAM Expo Night (they are using the floating and sinking unit).  Additionally, they think we will have baby chicks here in less than a week and are planning a Barn Book for culminate the unit!

▪The first grade teachers are seeing positive results of the use of the MobyMax tablets.  The kids are using them well and excited to get on them.  In Reading, the students were STAR tested and some new students to our program are doing very well!  In Math, the students were given a different testing format for the measurement assessment.  The teachers used the assessment from the journals that seemed to align well with what the students were experiencing. 

▪The second grade teachers discussed their writing unit; narrative and expository writing.  Additionally, this Friday they will be going to McNary Wildlife Refuge

▪This morning, two of the three third grade teachers are out, so Mrs. Good worked by herself and supported the substitutes in getting ready for the day!  Mr. Yale and Mrs. Good also discussed some information about the SBAC as we prepare to help the 4th and 5th grades get ready for their SBAC testing in May!

▪Mr. Yale met with the 4th and 5th grade teachers and we discussed how well the computer lab is equipped for the SBAC and how the 30 computer mobile lab worked down in the western part of the school.  The maturation unit went well last week; both RNs that worked with the students told Mr. Yale how well behaved the students were and maturely they approached the subject. 

COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Today during collaboration the middle school staff met and discussed the TPEP process as we near the end of the year. We also discussed Make Your Day and how we can improve the outcomes for students. We recognize that there are areas and procedures that we can improve on that will create a more successful environment for all students and teachers.

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - Report coming soon.


Technology Updates

Columbia School District is working to enhance technology in the classroom. Interactive Whiteboards are our latest addition.

Click HERE for a video demo.