Truthful Tuesday - Believe you can & you’re halfway there.

    • To prepare for finals that start tomorrow, please know that students who are tardy during an exam period are not allowed to enter the room after the bell rings.  Tardy students will report to the office to schedule a make-up time for their exam.  Please be work extra hard to be prompt for the rest of the week.
    • Columbia hosted Gibault for a conference match last night. Once again, all four bowling teams won their matches extending the 4 teams' collective record to 44 wins & 2 loses.  Madi Powell had the high girls game of 228 & Matt Howard led the JV boys.  Varsity boys had their best night yet behind Seth Harris’s 771 series, Jacob Amos’s 760, & Tyler Grafton's 708.  Together, Nathan Bostick, Justin Budde, & Max Taake set the 2nd all-time highest team series in IHSA record books with a 3592 only missing the #1 score by 9 pins.  The big highlight of the night was Max Takke!  Max took the high game bowling his SECOND 300 GAME in the LAST 10 DAYS!!!  What an outstanding accomplishment!!!!  Congrats Max & all the bowlers!
    • SENIOR SHIRTS ARE HERE! See Maggi Gonzalez after school today or tomorrow at her parking spot (111) to get your shirt.
    • The weight room will be open over the holiday break. Dates & times are posted in the weight room. 


    • Congratulations to the CHS Cheerleaders for their outstanding performance & 2nd place finish at the ICCA Invitational. The Eagles qualified for the ICCA Championships January 5, where they will compete to defend their title in the medium division.  Way to go girls!!!
    • The Lady Eagle basketball team brought home the big trophy on Saturday with a 55-33 win over Wood River in the Championship game of the Gibault Candy Cane Classic. Lexi Touchette made the All-Tournament Team & Sophia Bonaldi was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.  Great job by all of the ladies this week!  Next home game is Thursday night with a JV tip off at 4:30 & varsity to follow at 6:00 against Mehlville.
    • On Friday, the bowling teams defended the West Park Cup against the three other local teams.  Both the boys’ teams & the girls JV won their 3 matches while girls varsity won 2 of 3 match games.  Varsity girls even bowled their highest team game of 1069.   Max Taake led the boys with a 266 game & a 707 series while Heidi Feix had the girls high series of 634.  Sophie Merhmann had the tournament game, throwing the front 10 strikes for a 288 game.  By winning 16 of the possible 18 points, Columbia successfully defended the Cup.
    • On Saturday, at the Girls JV Tournament, Columbia finished in 2nd place & Allie Weary finished 4th on the All-Tournament team. Emily Grossman finished 2nd & Jessica Lambert averaged 197 to take first on the team.
    • Congratulations to the following students for winning their Badminton Championship during physical education class!
      1st hour:  Ryan Lammert & Micah Peters
      2nd hour:  Jakob Hoffman & Conner Shaw
      3rd hour:  Bryce Vogt & Corey Stumpf
      4th hour:  Trevin Cannon & Ruben Martinez Cortes
      5th hour:  Seth Harris & Isaac Kmucha
      6th hour:  Josh Halteman & Josh Vandever
      7th hour:  Logan Taake & Eli Defosset
    • SENIOR SHIRTS ARE IN FINALLY! See Maggi Gonzalez to get your shirt after school on Tuesday & Wednesday.  She will be handing shirts out at her parking spot (111).
    • The weight room will be open over the holiday break. Dates & times are posted in the weight room. 
    • Please remember to return any library books you may have before leaving for the holiday break.
    • Friday is the last day to donate to the Key Club’s Clothing Drive & the Happy “Howl”iday Supply Drive. Clothes of all sizes may be donated in the library & “Howl”iday supplies should be donated in the bags in your 1st hour class.


    Student Calendar
    Monday, December 17
    Tuesday, December 18
    Wednesday, December 19
    1st Hour, 4th hour & 6th Hour Exams;
    12:45 pm Dismissal
    Thursday, December 20
    2nd Hour, 5th Hour, & 7th Hour Exams;
    12:45 pm Dismissal; 11:00 am Opt-Out dismissal
    Friday, December 21
    3rd Hour & Make-Up Exams;
    9:15 am Dismissal; 11:30 am Make-Up Exam Dismissal
    2nd Quarter / 1st Semester Ends

    Athletic Calendar
    Monday, December 17
    Boys & Girls Bowl @ HOME, 3:30 pm
    V Hockey @ East Alton, 7:30 pm
    Tuesday, December 18
    Boys JV BB @ HOME, 6:15 pm
    Boys V BB @ HOME, 7:30 pm
    V Hockey @ McKendree, 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, December 19
    Thursday, December 20
    Girls JV BB @ HOME, 4:30 pm
    Girls V BB @ HOME, 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 21
    Saturday, December 22
    Boys & Girls Bowl @ Hi-Top, 9:00 am
    JV North Hockey @ Granite, 6:30 pm
    JV South Hockey @ McKendree, 9:15 pm
    Sunday, December 23
    JV North Hockey @ Granite, 4:10 pm
    JV South Hockey @ East Alton, 6:45 pm
    Wednesday, December 26
    Boys V BB @ Freeburg, 10:00 am
    Girls V BB @ Lebanon, 2:00 pm
    Boys V BB @ Freeburg, 7:00 pm
    Thursday, December 27
    Boys V BB @ Freeburg, 4:00 pm
    Girls V BB @ Lebanon, 6:30 pm
    V Hockey @ McKendree, 9:00 pm
    Friday, December 28
    Girls V BB @ Lebanon, TBA
    Boys V BB @ Freeburg, 5:30 pm
    Saturday, December 29
    Boys V BB @ Freeburg, TBA
    Girls V BB @ Lebanon, TBA
    Boys Bowl @ St. Clair, 9:00 am
    JV South Hockey @ McKendree, 9:15 pm
    Sunday, December 30
    JV South Hockey @ Granite, 5:25 pm
    JV North Hockey @ McKendree, 6:45 pm

    Weekly Menu
    Monday, December 17Chicken Rounds, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Peaches, Mandarin Oranges, Hot Roll
    Tuesday, December 18Sliced Pizza, Popcorn Chicken, Italian Salad, Carrots, Cinnamon Apples, Mixed Fruit
    Wednesday, December 19Sack Lunch - Italian Chicken Sandwich
    Thursday, December 20Sack Lunch - Hot Dog
    Friday, December 21Sack Lunch - Chicken Patty Sandwich