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a child can do instead of on what he cannot do
                                                    -Dr. Temple Grandin

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Columbiana Schools Offers Electronic Alerts

In an effort to further enhance school communications, Columbiana Exempted Village School District has implemented Ohio Alerts.

By signing up for Ohio Alerts, you can choose to receive important notifications through text or e-mail. As a student, parent, business leader, or community member, you can decide what alerts you would like to receive. 

Receiving too many alerts?  You can unsubscribe from various alert lists at any time. To get started, simply go to:

You will be asked for your name, how long you would like to receive alerts leave blank to receive until you unsubscribe), text or e-mail and your mobile provider (if text). If you would like texts and emails, just sign up twice.

Standard messaging fees through your provider may apply (for text messages)

The lists we are currently offering are:

Columbiana School District

General district information (School Cancellations, Two Hour Delays, Job Postings, etc.)

Columbiana Athletics
Important information regarding athletics, schedule changes, etc.

Columbiana Special Education
Important information regarding changes/updates regarding Special Education

Columbiana Technology
Information regarding advances in technology within our schools

Columbiana Transportation
Information regarding bus changes, transportation delays/changes

Noteworthy information specific to Columbiana High School

CHS Guidance
Information related to high school guidance, scheduling, scholarships, etc.

Noteworthy information specific to Joshua Dixon Elementary School

Noteworthy information specific to South Side Middle School

CHS Guidance Office Newsletters

In an effort to better inform students and parents, our high school guidance office now offers newsletters.
Click here to visit the CHS Guidance Newsletters page.

Columbiana Schools offers Pay For It
You can now add money to your child's school lunch account conveniently online
Click here to read more

        • PFI manages Student Lunch Accounts
        • Purchases & balances can be reviewed online
        • Parents can fund student accounts online
        • Adult menus can be posted & meals can be pre-ordered online
        • Kitchen cashiers can verify students through online pictures, take payment from
          student accounts, and inform students of their balances
        • PFI can auto-replenish accounts and/or send an automated email

Congratulations, Danyelle

Danyelle McMaster London

Danyelle McMaster, CHS Varsity Cheerleader, represented Columbiana High School when she traveled abroad for the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade. Danyelle was selected to participate after being named as an All-American Cheerleader by Varsity Spirit's Universal Cheerleader Association. Over 650 cheerleaders from across the United States participated in the 2.2 mile parade with performers from all around the world. These cheerleaders, marching bands, acrobats and more made |up the 8,500 individuals representing over 20 countries worldwide. This parade is one of London's biggest events, and was viewed by over 500,000 spectators.

Click here to read more

Congratulations Ashley Orr on being selected as a Rhodes Scholar

Ashley Orr
Click here to read the entire YSU article.

The Vindicator Highlights Columbiana's Marching Band

Click here to view the Marching Band's Half Time Performance Highlight Video

Congratulations South Side Middle School

Congratulations to South Side Middle School on being selected one of fourteen schools in Ohio to receive the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award.
South Side Middle School is categorized as an Exemplary High Performing School.

3D is Not Just for Movies Anymore

Columbiana, OH –3D capabilities have reached a new level in not just entertainment, but also in the medical and engineering fields. Doctors are now able to use 3D devices to view a patient’s heart and find better ways to fix problems and save lives. The students at the Columbiana Schools are getting that very same opportunity. The district has purchased two 3D AV Rover carts for students to use. The carts are equipped with 30 3D glasses that enable the students to view videos and interactive modules in full 3D.

At the elementary level, students are able to use the 3D carts for lessons in language arts, math and science. There is an entire curriculum that accompanies the carts. For example, in language arts, the students are able to work with phonemes and punctuation, and in math they work with estimating, counting, and telling time.  Science materials include a sun/moon explorer, seasons, day/night, and orbit. All of these materials contain interactive demonstrations or selections for students to make. They also have a science program that covers physical, life, earth, technology, personal health, resources, and environmental changes.

At the middle and high school levels, students are exposed to over 1300 topics covering math and science topics. Math topics include operations, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Science topics include physical, life, earth and space, anatomy, biology, and social perspectives in science.  There are also simulation packages that cover chemistry, anatomy, and math and an extensive cyberscience program that provides virtual dissection experiences covering topics that include astronomy, botany, earth science, anatomy, mechanical, microbiology, and zoology.

“The carts have grabbed the attention of administrators, teachers, and students and we are extremely pleased with the opportunity to have these available for our teachers and students,” said Technology Director, Jason Martin.  

Columbiana is the only school district in the area that offers these unique devices to their students. This new initiative has recently been highlighted by WKBN.

Click here to view the article.

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Columbiana Exempted Village School District

700 Columbiana-Waterford Road
Columbiana, Ohio 44408

Office of the Superintendent
Phone: (330) 482-5352
Fax: (330) 482-5361

Columbiana High School
Phone: (330) 482-3818
Fax: (330) 482-5360

South Side Middle School
Phone: (330) 482-5354
Fax: (330) 482-6332

Joshua Dixon Elementary School
Phone: (330) 482-5355
Fax: (330) 482-5358

Help Hotline/Crisis Center (Tip Line)

SSMS National Blue Ribbon Award '15

SSMS ODE School of Promise '14

SSMS ODE High Performing School of Honor '14

Excellent Rated District
'05-'06, '06-'07, '07-'08, '08-'09, '10-'11, '11-'12

Excellent with Distinction Rated District '09-'10

US News & World Reports Best High Schools in the Nation Silver Medal '09, '11, '14

Newsweek's Best High Schools '13

US News & World Reports Ranked #7 in the Nation
Most Connected Classrooms '11

CHS National Blue Ribbon Award '09

Athletic Schedules

Please note all schedules are tentative

CHS Basketball (JV/Varsity) - Boys - Girls

SSMS Basketball - Boys - Girls

Wrestling - CHS - SSMS

Career Advising Policy

Click here for more information

Student Accident Application

Click here for more information

Interested in e-mail Updates?
Are you interested in e-mail updates regarding board meetings,
school closings and more?
E-mail our Coordinator of Technology/
Assistant Principal (5-12):
with your name and
e-mail address.

Spread the Good News!
Would you like to congratulate someone on a job well done?
Send an e-mail to: include
the name of the individual or group and the accomplishment.

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Columbiana High School has been listed as one of
U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools.
View Article
View State of Ohio Best High Schools List

Columbiana Upgrading Classrooms
Read the Article

Comcast's Internet Essentials Program


ODE Feature's Columbiana Schools

"Wired in more ways than one:
CHS students and teachers are enthusiastic about technology"

Columbiana Schools Highlighted in U.S. News & World Reports Article: Schools Turn to In-House Experts for Tech Training

Columbiana High School Ranked #7 in the Nation
U.S. News and World Report's Most Connected Classrooms

U.S. News & World Reports Most Connected Classroom

I am very pleased to announce that we have been ranked #7 in the nation in the 2011 U.S. News & World Reports Most Connected Classrooms.  The ranking is based on a connectivity index which measures student-to-computer ratio, Internet access/speed, and technical support.

View Ranked Schools

Since we were ranked in the top 10, we were included in the
Top 10 Most Connected Classrooms in Photos section as well. 

A special thanks to Mr. Mook for his support with this initative, our Board of Education for realizing the importance of Technology Integration within our classrooms, and our staff for working dilligently to find exciting ways to incorporate technology within your classrooms.

Read more at:

View our article within EdConnection by clicking here.

View WKBN's article and video by clicking here.

View PR Newswire's Article

Jason Martin
Coordinator of Technology/Assistant Principal



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A Special Thank You to our Board of Education
For Your Continued Support and Service to our Schools

Board of Education
Scott Caron (Vice President), Michael Clark (President), Kelly Witmer, Mark Hutson, Tony Roncone

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