Columbus Public Schools will be open today. Our staff have been out driving in the community. Expect ice on neighborhood roads. Please take your time getting to school this morning. As a parent please remember it is your choice as to what time your student gets to school.
Band Booster Soup Supper will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the CHS cafeteria. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. The meal includes all you can eat soup, dessert and a drink. The proceeds will go to fund summer band camp scholarships; CHS band color guard and drumline trips and expenses; instrument and equipment repair and replacement.
Columbus Public Schools will remain open today with students being dismissed at the regular time. As in all inclement weather events, parents can choose to check out and pick up their children early. If another adult or sibling is picking up your child, you must please call the school to let them know who that person is.
CPS extends their condolences to the Welch family on the death of their daughter and CMS student, Peiton Welch. The crisis team will be available during the visitation and funeral. In addition, students may talk to their school counselor at anytime during the school day.
The CPS Destination Imagination program will host a blood drive through the Red Cross. The CPS DI program will receive $10 per unit of blood donated. If you are interested in making a donation, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B084AA8A92AA1FD0-diblood.
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The Columbus Public Schools Crisis Team will be available for staff, students, and anyone needing support from 10 a.m.-noon today and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the CHS IMC.
It is with great sadness that we report that Columbus High School Sophomore, Trevor Luckey passed away peacefully at Children's Hospital. Please keep the Luckey family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Columbus Public Schools Crisis Team will be available for staff students, and anyone needing support until 3 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the CHS IMC.
2019 Jam the Gym Diamond Dance Camp is from 9 a.m.-noon January 19 at CHS. The clinic is open to K-6th students. The performance is Jan. 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Registrations are due by Jan. 4. For more information, contact Kassie Neujahr at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the Columbus Public Schools Skilled and Technical Science programs for receiving the Program of Excellence Award. This is one of the highest honors given to Skilled and Technical Sciences programs and departments in Nebraska and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the profession and students. The Program of Excellence Award provides public recognition on a local and state level and is presented at the Annual NCE/NASTSE Conference. In addition, if the recipients meet the criteria to be forwarded to the International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA), they also receive recognition on a national and international level. They are also formally presented with an engraved plaque and other recognition at ITEEA's Annual Conference.
There will be a presentation for all junior students, parents, and guardians regarding PreACT results. Please plan to attend one of the following sessions: Sunday, December 16, at 5 p.m. ,following the vocal concert, or Monday, December 17, at 7 p.m. During the session, parents/guardians will receive their students’ PreACT score report along with learning methods to improve scores.
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Here We Come a Waffling is tonight from 5-7 p.m. at CHS. Waffles will be served and the art show will be going on from 5-7 p.m. The band concert starts at 7 p.m. The CHS Art Department will also be selling anchor ornaments for $10. These are limited supply, and the proceeds will go towards classroom art supplies.
Come look at some art, eat waffles and listen to some music at the CHS Winter Fine Arts Festival, “Here We Come a Waffling,” December 10 from 5-7 p.m. The Waffleman will be serving waffles from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, and there will be musical entertainment. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students and 5 and under free. The art show will be held in the IMC during this same time. The CHS Band concert will be at 7 p.m. in the concert hall. The CHS Art Department will also be selling anchor ornaments for $10. These are limited supply, and the proceeds will go towards classroom art supplies.
The CHS New World Singers will present their Christmas Spectacular Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Federated Church Fellowship Hall, which is located in the basement. All proceeds from this free will donation will be used by the Vocal Music Boosters to support the CHS Vocal music department. Vocal Tech, a group from CMS, will also be performing.
CMS Parents and Guardians are invited to learn about vaping and digital media awareness on Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the CMS Auditorium. Jamie Rodriguez from East Health Department and the Columbus Police Department will be the presenters. Topics covered include: how to spot vaping products; dangers of vaping; how to help your child respond to online harassment; how kids can protect themselves from online predators; and much more.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Discoverer clothing items have arrived. They can be picked up at the CHS main office during regular office hours (7:30-4:30).
Board of Education Meeting Tonight
Columbus High School has been informed of an individual named Nathan Geiger who is calling local businesses claiming to be a project manager at Columbus High School selling T-shirt and other advertising. This individual is not authorized nor are they working with Columbus High School. Previously, Sports Media Advertising (formerly known as Boost Sports and Touchdown Sports) has been attempting to sell advertisements claiming they are associated with Columbus High School. The individual claiming to be a project manager at CHS and may be associated with Sports Media Advertising. Sports Media Advertising is not connected to Columbus High School in any way and does not have our permission to be representing themselves in this manner. If any local businesses have sent Sports Media Advertising any money, we encourage you to contact Sports Media Advertising and request a refund.
CHS Administration has been informed of someone claiming to be a Columbus High project manager selling T-shirt advertising. This person is not authorized and is not working with CHS. Please contact the CHS Activities office at 402-563-7050 if you have any questions.
Come out to the football game early today to grab a burger or brat and watch the Diamond Dancers. The Diamond Dancers will perform at 6:37 p.m., and the Burger Bash runs from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and costs $6. The Discoverers will be playing Millard South at 7 p.m. Go Discoverers!
CHS will host the A3 District Wrestling Tournament in February.
Good luck to the softball team as they take on Bellevue West in the 1st round of districts today at 10:45. Go Discoverers!
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