• OMS Student on USA U15 Football Team!

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 1/10/2017


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  • OMS Students Win Patriots' Pen award

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 12/8/2016

    Our proudest congratulations to Ana San Juan Rodriguez and Dam Don, first and second place winners of the Patriots' Pen award, presented by the Columbia Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We are so grateful they shared their stories with others and were appreciated by this wonderful group!

     Award       Student

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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 11/1/2016 5:00:00 AM

    Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be here beginning Thursday, November 3rd. Our Book Fair is a fund raiser for our Media Center. All funds raised will be used to purchase student requested materials. Thank you for your support! 


    Book Fair Hours: 

    Thursday, November 3rd 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Friday, November 4th 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Monday, November 7th 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Tuesday, November 8th - No School - Book Fair Closed 

    Wednesday, November 9th 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

    Thursday, November 10th: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm


    Please contact rbevelsmith@cpsk12.org for further information. 

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  • Columbia Values Diversity Writing Contest

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 9/29/2016

    2017 Writing Contest Information


    2017 Writing Contest Guidelines


    2017 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration     Image



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  • Care Program Information

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 9/27/2016

    The CARE Program’s Free Drop In Employment Classes For 13- To 20-Year-Olds includes classes on:

    1. Job Readiness Training
    2. Volunteering To Help You Get A Job
    3. Resume Assistance
    4. Cover Letter Assistance
    5. How To Obtain Letters Of Recommendation
    6. Job Interviewing Assistance

    They will be offered on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. from 10/4/16 to 12/8/16.  All of the classes will be held in the second floor conference room at the Armory Sports Center (701 East Ash St.), which is located at the northeast corner of 7th St. and Ash St. Free parking is available in the Armory parking lots after 6:00 p.m. as well as on Park St. (which is behind/north of the Armory) 24 hours per day.

    PAID Summer Employment Program Online Application Open Soon:

    The CARE Summer Program is for 14- to 20- year olds (must be 14 by December 31, 2016) who live within Columbia City limits and/or attend a Columbia School.

     Online applications are available January 1 through February 5; however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as early (as close to January 1) as possible.

    To apply, visit:

    ​ https://www.gocomojobs.com/postings/search

    ​ (search for CARE Summer Trainee).

    ​While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to your online application.

    Assistance filling out the CARE online application will be available in the second floor conference room at the Armory Sports Center on the ​following dates ​and times:

    1. 1/10/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
    2. 1/12/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    3. 1/17/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
    4. 1/19/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    1. 1/24/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
    2. 1/26/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
    3. 1/31/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
    4. 2/2/2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Care Program Flyer

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  • OMS Students attend DoDeca Con

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 9/21/2016


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  • Virtual Backpack

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 9/15/2016

    Virtual Backpack (VB) our electronic bulletin board connects the community with Columbia Public Schools.  It is our eco-friendly way to distribute information on educational programming and activities available to students in the community. Check out the latest activities by visiting the Virtual Backpack at www.cpsk12.org/vb 

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  • School Information Updated

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 8/19/2016

    We've added some information under "Our School" on the OMS website. You will now find a "Profile" tab with data from student, parent, and staff surveys. 

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  • Shakespeare's Pizza Fundraiser

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 8/11/2016

    Shakespeare's Pizza Fundraiser

     *Wednesday, September 7, 2016* 

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  • Vision Statement

    Posted by Rebecca Bevel-Smith at 8/1/2016

    We've updated our Vision Statement. You can find this by clicking the link below or click on "Our School", then "Vision Statement". 


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