Thank You, School Board!
January is School Board Appreciation Month. A special thank you to our dedicated board members who volunteer their time to govern our school. We appreciate the effort, energy and thought they put into this important position.
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.
This Week's Events
HS Basketball, Riverview at Burbank (Rescheduled for Wednesday, 1/25)
Band Booster Meeting, CHS Band Room, 6:30pm
School Board Meeting (7:00pm)
MS Wrestling, Burbank at Connell (3:30pm)
MS Girls Basketball, Royal at Burbank (4pm and 5pm)
HS Basketball, Riverview at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
Semester Testing, Early Release
Semester Testing, Early Release
MS Girls Basketball, Burbank at Connell (4pm and 5pm)
HS Boys wrestling at Burbank (6pm)
End of Quarter, Early Release
HS Basketball, Burbank at Wahluke (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS Wrestling, at Royal, (10am)
HS Basketball, Ki-Be at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
MS Girls Basketball, McFarland at Burbank (4pm and 5pm)
HS Basketball, Burbank at Riverview (4:30, 6, 7:30)
"We Care Sports" Assembly at CMS (6pm)
MS Wrestling, Burbank at Warden (4pm)
HS Basketball, College Place at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS Basketball, Wahluke at Burbank (4:30, 6, 7:30)
HS District Wrestling at Wahluke (TBD)
DNA of Learning Teaching
Curriculum Guide (includes C-Terms 360)
This Week's Teacher Collaboration News
Monday, January 23, 2017:
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -During the January 23, 2017 collaboration session, the elementary staff met with Dr. Gates who shared information and answered questions about the upcoming capital projects bond.
COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL - During the January 23, 2017 collaboration session, the elementary staff met with Dr. Gates who shared information and answered questions about the upcoming capital projects bond.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL - For the 1/23 collaboration session at Columbia High School, we completed our semester-long book study on the text “Help for Billy” by Heather Forbes. One of our teachers did a 5 minute presentation on utilizing concepts from the text to support students through individualized educational plans and/or section 504 programs, where students might need specified modifications or supports on a daily basis in order to help them be successful. Following this presentation, our district social worker let the staff through a summarization of the entire text and made some recommendations regarding students’ social maturity, non-social thinking and fear of rejection. The district social worker also made some recommendations for “where we go from here” in an effort to keep this process of working with all students more effectively a continuous target.
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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