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.
Pre-School Placement Testing
There will be free developmental screenings for potential preschool children from the ages birth to five years old. Give Chelsea a call at 545-8571 if you are interested!
This Week's Events
MS Basketball Clinic (2:45pm)
Mat Rattlers Wrestling (5:30pm)
Board Meeting (7:00pm)
4th Grade Concerto Practice (12:45pm)
WWSO Round Table, HS Library (5:30pm)
4th Grade Concerto (6:30pm)
MS Basketball Clinic (2:45pm)
MS & HS Band Concert, HS Auditorium (7:30pm)
Lacrosse, Football Field (6:00pm)
Lacrosse, Football Field (9:00am)
DNA of Teaching & Learning
Curriculum Guide (includes C-Terms 360)
This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, March 27, 2017:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - This morning the staff discussed chapters 11 and 12 from the book Help for Billy by Heather Forbes. The staff discussed the needs of students and the “4 L” approach to solving issues: Language, Logic, Learning and Listening. We also discussed how we are looking to the future and issues that we would like to address in our next School Improvement Plan (SIP).
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - Today for collaboration the Middle School Staff met and watched a video on brain health and how our reoccurring thought patterns can have an impact on overall physical health and brain function.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - At the 3/27 collaboration session for Columbia High School, the main themes were House Bill 1541, freshmen transition opportunities and Individualized Educational Plans. The staff began the session by working through a presentation prepared by Scott Seaman, the director of professional learning at the offices of the association for Washington school principals, out of Olympia. Staff learned the intricacies of HB 1541, how it is intended to help students achieve more and be better supported throughout their educational careers. That presentation lead to the next activity, supporting freshmen and increasing opportunities for success at the freshmen level. Included in the discussion and planning were considerations on how to effectively implement programs that support students in their first year at high school.
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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