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New security access to CHSPosted August 27, 2014
If you've been near the high school lately, you know there has been some significant construction happening at the building's front entrance. Mr. Sawchuk explains the new, more secure process of entering Columbia High School. Read more...

Resources for returning studentsPosted August 26, 2014

Resources for incoming studentsPosted August 26, 2014

Class photo informationPosted August 26, 2014
Picture days will be held Friday and Monday, September 12 and 15, respectively. Read more...

Spicing up lunchPosted August 25, 2014
The recipe for success is all in the ingredients!  To make your child’s school day more balanced, healthier, and tastier, the food service program is spicing up lunch with a new addition to the high school and middle school cafeterias! Read more...

Suggested Basic Supply ListPosted June 30, 2014
Because class dynamics may vary significantly, please note that students at the High School level will receive a separate supply list from each classroom teacher on the first day of classes.

Below is a suggested basic list of supplies for those who wish to purchase items in advance:

  • Spiral bound notebooks
  • Pocket folders (pockets in the bottom)
  • Composition notebooks
  • Pens/pencils
  • Highlighter pens
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Flash drives
  • Pencil case
  • Student Planner/Agenda
  • Calculator (please refer to letter from Math or Science teacher, if applicable, regarding scientific calculator)
  • Sneakers and Clothing specifically for Gym
  • Lock for gym locker (strongly recommended)
  • Backpack

Freshman orientation informationPosted August 7, 2014
Columbia High School will welcome incoming Freshmen on Thursday, August 28, 2014 with our annual orientation program.  This program is designed to familiarize 9th Grade students with the world of high school and lay the foundation for a successful first year at Columbia. The agenda consists of a full day of activities including an introduction of student leaders, staff, and administrators as well as breakout sessions and tours.  The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Columbia High School auditorium and ends at approximately 1:00 p.m., with a class barbeque near the football field. Parents are welcome but not mandated to come. There will be an informational session for parents who do attend.

Congratulations, graduate!Posted August 22, 2014
On Friday, August 22, Brianna Andres celebrated her graduation from Columbia High School! She received her diploma from Mr. John Sawchuk, CHS principal, with her family looking on. Please join us in wishing Brianna all the best as she embarks on her life's next journey!

Math calculator informationPosted August 4, 2014
Freshman entering Columbia High School in the fall will be participating in a math class culminating in either the Common Core Algebra Regents examination or the Common Core Geometry Regents examination.  New York State has mandated the use of graphing calculators for all high school mathematics Regents examinations. Read more...

District looking for seniors to reach students Posted August 11, 2014
It has been said that the greatest gift one person can give another is that of himself or herself.  STARS do that every day in the East Greenbush Central School District. STARS, or Seniors Teaching and Reaching Students, is a volunteer program in which anyone 55 years or older may work in a classroom directly with students and teachers.  Read more...

Business education classes offeredPosted August 4, 2014
Business education courses prepare students for the workforce. They will be offered at CHS in the fall. You wouldn't learn only the importance of complex economics, but also the practical necessities of saving and investing, handling consumer and credit issues, and operating a business. Read more...

Meet the Coaches NightPosted July 29, 2014
A Meet the Coaches night will be held Thursday, August 28 in the Columbia High School auditorium. The purpose of a pre-season meeting is to introduce students and their parents and coaches to each other in a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere, talk about season expectations, communicate specific information, encourage discussion and promote cooperative community action. Read more...

Welcome Back NewsletterPosted July 29, 2014
As the summer winds down, it's time to start thinking about returning to school in almost one month's time! Here's everything you need to know from Principal John Sawchuk in his Welcome Back Newsletter. Read more...

Health History Review DatesPosted July 14, 2014
All students must be on an approved list from the Health Office prior to participation in any practices. Dates and times have been established to conduct health history reviews for fall sports. Click here...

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CHS Student Council recently sold handmade angel ornaments, with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Two students, Michala Hendrick and Abby Hughes, dressed as angels and walked around school selling them for $1 on both Thursday and Friday before the holiday break.

Michala and Abby travelled to numerous classrooms late Thursday morning, and students and staff were already eagerly donating their hard-earned money for this worthy cause. At the end of the school day Friday, they raised $512 for the Foundation. Thank you to all the students and staff who donated!

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Silver Medal 2012

SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

Suggested Basic Supply List