Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Students and teachers with new library drop box

The new library drop box is unveiled by (L to R) Art Club Advisor Valerie Gordon, Principal Michael Harkin, Amber Brown ’18, Leif Haley ’19 and Librarian Kate Banks.

A beautiful piece of functional artwork now greets anyone entering the Columbia High School library. The library book drop, which sits outside the library doors, was recently painted by a group of Art Club students.

Amber Brown and Leif Haley with library book dropAmber Brown ’18 and Leif Haley ’19 took lead on the project and were assisted by Lilly Wilkes ’19 and Renee Scheck ’19.

The students came up with the concept, created sketches and then painted the drop box which features a ship sailing on stormy seas, a rocket shooting towards planets in outer space and castles made to look like books on a shelf.

“We are so excited to display the new CHS Library book drop!” said Columbia librarian Kate Banks. “These phenomenal artists turned our drab old wooden library book drop into a beautiful work of art that will be permanently displayed outside the library! We are very proud of their collaboration and hard work!”