The CHS Boys' Basketball Team fell to Beatrice 51-39 in the season opener.
The Discoverers girls' basketball team fell to Beatrice 38-24.
Due to the predicted weather forecast, Columbus High has made the following changes related to activities: Swimming at Hastings has been postponed, date TBA Wrestling at Kearney Invitational postponed to Dec. 21 Quiz Bowl at Ralston has been canceled (Home) Freshman basketball vs. Seward has been postponed, date TBA JV/V Girls/Boys basketball at South Sioux City, postponed to Monday, Dec. 3
The CMS food drive collected more than 1,300 items that were donated to the Platte County Food Pantry. The seventh graders brought in the most food. The drive was sponsored by the CMS Student Council. Way to be helpful students!
Within the next hour, as part of CHS emergency preparedness planning, students and staff will take part in a building-wide evacuation. The steps we take today are to help ensure students and staff know what to do and where to go in the event that we would be ordered to evacuate our building due to an emergency. The safety of our students and staff are the foremost concern of our administration. There is no cause for alarm as today’s activities are a planned exercise.
Thanks to the community and Gene Steffy’s Ford the CHS Band Boosters received a check for $4,620 for the Drive 4 UR Community event. Gene Steffy’s Ford made a donation for all the people who test drove a vehicle.
Columbus Police Officer Jorge Magdaleno answered questions from CMS students. From the information they received, the students will write a short biography about Officer Magdaleno. The assignment is helping the students practice the different genres of writing.
Nebraska Extension – Platte County led the 4-H School Enrichment program called Leadership Summit for all CMS 5th graders. The Leadership Summit was a hiking theme experience where students spent all day learning about themselves and how to work with others. The morning featured the opportunity to learn about their own personality and how they naturally operate as a leader as well as learning how to recognize, accept and value differences among their peers. Students rotated through sessions called Scenic Lookout (how to be an effective listener), Teamwork Tightrope (teamwork through communication), Tower Building (teamwork through working together) and Cards of Value (learning how to treat everyone respectfully). The day provided an opportunity for students to learn actively about how to be a great leader.
The CHS Winter Sports Parents meeting will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Parents who have students participating in basketball, wrestling or swimming & diving are encouraged to attend. This includes parents of Scotus students who are planning to swim at CHS. Students are welcome to attend, but it is not a requirement. Activities Director Dave Hiebner will have a short address, followed by comments from the CHS Booster Club, and Athletic Trainer Rob Marshall. Parents will then go to meetings with their sport-specific coaches.
There were 81 CHS students who submitted 147 applications to various colleges or military branches on the Apply 2 College day. There were 17 colleges and military branches that attended. This event happens in conjunction with EducationQuest as a state-wide effort to assist more students in the application process for post-secondary education after high school. Students were able to choose three institutions to visit, and at that time, they could submit an application or talk to the admissions representative to get more information about the school.
Thank you to the Student Organizations that had a trunk at our Trunk or Treat. We appreciate you taking time to help! Those that participated from the high school include: Circle of Friends, FBLA, Key Club and Educators Rising. We also had our first middle school trunk with the CMS Cheerleaders.
Congratulations to the winners of the CPS Trunk or Treat Contest.
Congratulations to the CHS Volleyball Team for defeating Schuyler and Blair to win the B-5 Subdistrict game. Way to go Discoverers!
The 8th annual CPS Trunk or Treat event will be Oct. 31 from 5-6 p.m. in the CMS southeast parking lot. Please join us!
Centennial fourth graders experienced how Paleontologists have used fossils to learn about Nebraska's ancient climate and habitats. This project started with the students digging for fossils as a team. They encountered lots of small and medium fossils as well as one large mystery fossil. They had to make predictions about what the climate and habitat was like based on the type of fossil they had. The second day was the interaction with a representative from University of Nebraska Morrill Hall where they then got to actually identify their mystery fossil. The large fossil was the cast of the different elephant (Mammoth and Mastodon) teeth. The students had to determine what the elephant ate then figure out what kind of environment they must have lived in. This assignment fit in with the social studies curriculum, which is all about Nebraska history.
Congratulations to the Discoverer Marching Band for earning a superior rating at the 2018 NSBA State Marching Contest.
Come out and enjoy a burger before the last home football game against Omaha Northwest tonight. The Burger Bash runs from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and costs $6. Go Discoverers!
Come out tonight and support the Discoverers, and help them Rally a WIN by purchasing a white rally towel for $5 at the football game. All proceeds will go to CHS Post Prom.
On to state! Congratulations to the boys' cross country team for qualifying for state. Kudos also go out to Douglas Davidchik for placing 13th, Joe McFarland for placing 10th and Lucas Miller for placing 9th. Way to go Discoverers!
The CMS Talent Show is October 12 at 7 p.m. in the Nantkes Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $3 for students K-12 and $5 for adults. Pre-K and under is free. Activity passes are accepted. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front office or at the door.