Columbia School District

The Columbia School District will provide a safe and positive learning environment.

In the late 1960's the current school district was formed through the consolidation of the Brooklyn, Cement City and Clarklake schools systems. Today the Columbia School District provides educational services for more than 1,500 students and is a Class B school system. The Columbia School District believes that ALL students can learn and achieve mastery of essential skills. The district, to the ex

Operating as usual


Good luck Lady Eagles!

ITS COMP DAY and we’re ready to give it all we’ve got! Come on out to Spring Arbor University today to watch us today! We begin at 9:30am 💙

Photos from Columbia School District's post 12/02/2023

The CUES Robotics team is ready to compete!

Photos from Columbia Central Junior-Senior High School's post 11/30/2023

Elementary Schools Picture Retake Day!


"Due to lack of participation, Parents Night Out has been canceled. Your refund will be sent home with your student if you have paid. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused your family. Thank you for your continuous support of our PTO."


Join the Golden Eagle team! Visit for current employment opportunities.


Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for each student, staff, and community member that makes our district special!


Support our CC students! 💙💛

The proposals are it's your turn to let your voice be heard!!!! Help us choose our recipients! Go to to select your favorite FIVE.


PTO is hosting a Parents Night Out on Saturday, December 2nd from 5-8 PM. This is for Kindergarten-6th grade students. The cost is $20 for the first child, and $10 for each additional child.
No walk-ins are available; families must pre-register students! Forms and money are due by 11/29.
If you would like to volunteer, here is the signup link -


Enjoy the upcoming break!


High school girls basketball tryouts begin Monday! We look forward to an exciting season!


Be sure to join in the fun this weekend!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have A Weekend of The Arts performance. Check out the flyer for all of the details.


PTO is hosting a Parents Night Out on Saturday, December 2nd from 5-8 PM. This is for Kindergarten-6th grade students. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child.
No walk-ins are available; families must pre-register students! Forms and money are due by 11/29.
If you would like to volunteer, here is the signup link -


Class of 2024 and Families-Important Scholarship Planning Information-

There will be a Virtual County Workshop this month to assist students with creating a Scholarship Action Plan on Wednesday, November 15th from 6-7 PM on Zoom: | Meeting ID: 509 656 025. Please encourage your student to reach out to us and feel free to come into our office located in the Target wing of the Jackson Crossing Mall.

We are currently in the third season of the 4 Seasons of College Application: Scholarships! Students should start applying for scholarships now and continue applying for them until they have finished their post-secondary education. Here is a list of local scholarship opportunities that I will be talking with your student about:

Meyer Lois Franklin Scholarship - up to $5,000 - opens December 1, 2023
Jackson Community Foundation Scholarships - 1 application can apply students for up to 5 scholarships of various amounts - opens December 1, 2023
Jackson Legacy Scholarship - $1,000 for students attending Jackson College, Baker College in Jackson, or Spring Arbor University - included in the JCF Scholarship Application - opens December 1, 2023
Sigmund Foundation Scholarship - up to $5,000 - one application for students going to a traditional 2- or 4-year institution and one application for students going into the trades - opens November 1, 2023
John George Loan - up to $6,000 with 2% interest rate (note: even though this is a loan we still talk about it with the students) - opens October 1, 2023
Additional scholarship resources:

College and Career Access Center Monthly Scholarship List - updated monthly - available on our website:
Scholarship Search Engines - links available on the CCAC website (note: never pay for a scholarship application or search!)

Please note that your student’s FAFSA must be completed in order to complete the Jackson Community Foundation scholarship applications and most other scholarship applications. While the current date of when the FAFSA will be open has not been announced, it should be opening in December.

For students interested in entering the workforce or an apprenticeship after graduation, now is the time to:
Work on soft skills/interview skills
Look into job shadowing opportunities
Do a job search based on your areas of interest


Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences November 15th & 16th!


😍Book Fair is 11/13-11/17! Gear up for new book titles and a fun way for your students to shop for books.
⚡Types of payment accepted - Cash, Check (payable to Columbia PTO), Credit Cards or eWallets
🌟Need to set up an eWallet? Check out our Book Fair Homepage for all the information!
➡️ The PTO accepts donations to help buy books for children who can't attend the fair or can't afford to shop. If you'd like to contribute, you can upload funds to this e-wallet account:


Happy Veterans Day!


The class of 2027 spirit wear fundraiser! Forms and money will be due no later than November 14th so items can be ready for Christmas.


Book Bingo!
A fun and interactive family event that can get the entire family involved! Children have an opportunity to win books, spend time with family, and shop at the book fair.


We are grateful your generosity, making it possible for children to explore the wonders of the book fair! Thank you for making a lasting impact on our students!

The Kiwanis Club of Brooklyn is pleased to offer 100 $10 gift certificates to the Scholastic Book Fairs (fall and spring) organized by the Columbia PTO. These gift certificates will allow for 50 students at both Columbia Elementary and Columbia Upper Elementary Schools to pick out a book or other item from the book fairs for the 2023-2024 school year.

For more information about this program and others, please contact us at [email protected].

Pictured left to right: Brooklyn Kiwanis President Suzi Watson-Roberson, CES Principal Derek Jackson, CUES Principal Phil Timmerman, Brooklyn Kiwanis Secretary & Youth Priority Chairperson Bonnie Bartlett


Meeting tonight!


Winter sports will be starting soon!


Please join us for our Columbia School District Veterans Day Celebration. If you plan to attend, please sign up with the form in the link below or call 517-592-6641

Form Link

Eagle's Nest 11/03/2023

Enjoy this week's edition of the Eagle's Nest district newsletter!

Eagle's Nest Eagle's Nest November 3, 2023

Photos from Columbia School District's post 11/02/2023

The CCHS Drumline performed this afternoon, giving us a preview of the Jackson College "Percussion Concussion"!

Photos from Columbia School District's post 10/30/2023

Another successful Columbia School District Trunk or Treat! Thank you to all who participated!


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Halloween Open House!


Kiwanis Arts & Craft Show this Saturday!


Join us this Sunday!

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