Middle School Fund Raiser

It is that time of year again, time for the CMS Coffee/Fudge fundraiser. This year we also have cookies, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Cinnabon baking kits available. The fundraiser will run from 11/14/17 to 11/21/17. Please click HERE and support Columbia Middle School in our effort to raise funds for our students social, cultural and recreational activities!

Burbank Grange Breakfast

The Burbank Grange is serving delicious, hot breakfast on Sundays in November from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Proceeds from the breakfast go toward scholarships for graduating seniors. The menu will be: Nov. 5th-sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, all you can eat pancakes and coffee. Nov. 12th-sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, all you can eat pancakes or biscuits and gravy, and coffee. Nov 19th-ham, scrambled eggs juice, all you can eat pancakes and coffee. Nov. 26th-ham or sausage, scrambled eggs, juice all you can eat pancakes and coffee. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.50 for 12 years and under. Come enjoy a great home cooked breakfast while supporting CHS students!

Bond Facilities Update

Thank you to the Columbia School District community for their overwhelming support in passing the construction bond.  This gift to the students and staff in our district is largely going towards remodeling our elementary multipurpose room into a dedicated cafeteria, adding staff bathrooms, adding new elementary classrooms, and constructing a new gym. 

Our architects have worked tirelessly with our school board to determine the new site and agree upon the general design for our elementary facilities.  Now that the school board approved the basic design, below is a link to the drawings.  We will change and update the website drawings from time-to-time as we move forward toward the realization of an exciting addition and renovation for Columbia Elementary School, which we plan to complete in preparation for the winter of 2018.

Bond Schematic Design

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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 13th
HS Winter Sports Practice Begin

Tuesday, 14th
Elementary PTO Meeting at Elementary (6:00 pm)
MS Boys Basketball Burbank at Connell (4:00 pm & 5:00 pm)

Wednesday, 15th
Elementary Early Release – Conferences (HS will be open)

Thursday, 16th
Elementary & Middle School Conferences – Schools Closed (HS will be open)

Friday, 17th
Elementary & Middle School Conferences – Schools Closed (HS will be open)

Next Week:

Monday, 20th:

Tuesday, 21st:
MS Boys Basketball Burbank at Warden (4:00 pm & 5:00 pm)

Wednesday, 22nd:
Early Release. Start of Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, 23rd:
Schools Closed. Thanksgiving Day!

Friday, 24th:
Schools Closed

Week after next:

Monday, 27th:
Missoula Children’s Theatre Play Tryouts at CHS Auditorium (3:00 pm)
Board Meeting (7:00 PM)
MS Boys Basketball McFarland at Burbank (4:00 pm & 5:00 pm)

Tuesday, 28th
MS Boys Basketball at Wahluke (4:00 pm & 5:00 pm)
HS Wrestling Finley at Burbank (6:00 pm)

Wednesday, 29th

Thursday, 30th

Friday, 1st
Missoula Children’s Theatre Aladdin at CHS Auditorium (1:00 pm & 7:00 pm)
HS Basketball – Burbank at Tri-Cities Prep (6:00 pm & 7:30 pm)

Saturday, 2nd
HS Basketball – DeSales at Burbank (6:00 pm & 7:30 pm)
HS Wrestling at Kennewick-Time TBD

DNA of Teaching & Learning

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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, November 13, 2017:


Conferences are this week and we will be open until around 8 o’clock on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  There will be early release at 11:10 am on Wednesday the 15th of November.  Conversations during collaboration this morning included:  Evaluation of math data and a multiplication program, personal narratives, lucky 7 division strategy, the location of states and their neighboring states, Thanksgiving (Pilgrims and Native Americans), writing of complete sentences using nouns, verbs and adjectives and more discussion about homework and Class Dojo.


This Monday the middle school staff met to finalize plans for our conferences that are this week. 


For the 11/13 collaboration session at Columbia High School, helping students to build a growth mindset was the main topic for the day.  Staff viewed a video presentation from Angela Duckworth regarding the topic of student ‘grit’ and the ability to persevere through learning situations.  Staff then went on to participate in two separate presentations from two of our own wonderful staff members.  The first was on building reading comprehension skills across content areas, with the basis of the presentation being gleaned from Dr. Danny Brassel’s work on developing readers. The second staff presentation dealt with effective entry tasks for students.  Staff  took part in a lesson covering a renewable, customizable worksheet for students that can be used potentially on a daily basis.  

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. 

Technology Updates

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