Please join us this Friday evening for Family Fun Knight! Invite your friends and others in the community to come and enjoy bounce houses, face painting, obstacle courses, bottle toss, hole in one, cake walk, BINGO!... and so much more. Rain or shine, join us for family fun on campus from 5-8pm.
The Columbia Christian High School Drama Department is excited to announce our spring musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
You can purchase tickets by calling 503-252-8577 or coming into our school office during office hours.
Tickets are also on sale at the door beginning an hour before the performance.
The 5th and 6th Grade classes at Columbia Christian took a journey through the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. After each class finished the novel, they took a field trip to the theater to watch the Disney version of the story.
Columbia's boys basketball team brought home the 1st place trophy for Oregon 2A schools and we couldn't be more proud. Read the full story here!
Association of Christian Schools International regional director Dr. Deborah Miller, announced the appointment of Columbia principal Ami Vensel as the new District 2B representative for ACSI.
“In my short tenure as Regional Director and previously when I had student teachers in my Multnomah program in her building and then as a fellow administrator while at WCHS, I have found Ami to be energetic, optimistic, service-oriented, collaborative, honest, visionary, and godly,” Dr. Miller said in announcing her appointment. “I am thankful to have her leadership in our region.”
ACSI is the largest private school accreditation body in the world. Columbia Christian is accredited by ACSI and AdvancED, and has been educating students in northeast Portland and beyond for over 70 years. They have a current enrollment of 320 students in grades PreK through 12th.
Columbia president Marquita Moss commended Mrs. Vensel on her appointment, noting that she has served on accreditation teams at other schools and has demonstrated her commitment to high accreditation standards and excellence in education.
Columbia Christian is pleased to offer two options for Kindergarten students in 2018-2019. Click here to read more about the full-day and half-day options!
Read about Coach Valentine and the success of our boys varsity basketball team in the Portland Tribune. Go Knights!
Connor D, 8th grade student at Columbia Christian School, performed at the Hult Center in Eugene as a member of the 2018 Oregon Music Educators Association's Middle School All-State Honor Band. Connor was selected from among hundreds of applicants as one of the top middle school band musicians in Oregon. While he was in Eugene, Connor played in a band with 165 student-musicians from schools across the state, directed by renowned conductor Cheryl Floyd (Austin, Texas). Though the students received the sheet music in December, and had been practicing since then, the conference was full of several more hours of rehearsal, training in technique, and culminated with the All-State Middle School Honor Band Gala Concert on Friday evening, January 12th. The Honor Band performed at the beautiful Hult Center for the Performing Arts.
Connor began playing a basic clarinet in 2014 as part of Columbia Christian’s 5th grade Band program. As Connor's musical skills improved, he discovered that he would need a better instrument to continue his advancement. Through his own efforts, Connor got a job and began earning money to purchase a professional clarinet. Connor’s dedication to the arts is inspirational! After school, Connor can often be found on campus at the top of the dining hall stairs playing his clarinet. Connor says the acoustics are amazing there!
Columbia's own Elijah Munyan, freshman basketball player, was highlighted as "Athlete of the Week" in the Portland Tribune in January 2018. The Knights are enjoying another successful basketball season!
The Columbia Christian Board of Directors this month voted to add CCS parent Anne Deidrich as the newest member of the board. An experienced leader, Anne is the national compliance reporting manager for Kaiser Permanente. She has more than 15 years of experience in project analysis and management, quality implementation, and customer requirement implementation.
Anne and her husband Brian have two children attending Columbia, Montgomery in third grade and Hudson in first grade. Both have attended Columbia since PreK. Anne is a graduate of Cascade College and has a MBA from Regis University. She previously taught several business courses at Cascade College and Warner Pacific College.
Anne said that she is excited about serving on the board and believes that her role with Kaiser has equipped her to be a contributing member. At Kaiser, her work with audit and regulatory processes enabled her to contribute to strategic initiatives that increased effectiveness and efficiency.
Known for building and fostering relationships, Anne says she loves the school and has a deep faith in the value of Christian education. With young children at Columbia, she has a vested interest in the future of the school. “With the growth currently occurring at Columbia, it feels like the right time to join the board, roll up some sleeves and get to work,” she explained. “It is the perfect time to help partner on strategic decisions and the future direction of Columbia.
Other members of the board include David Tucker, chair, and Paul Baldwin, Arleen Barnett, Doug Hanna, Julian Hess, Chuck Lawrence, Mike Lawrence, Craig Moody, and DeAnn Womack.
Our 2017 Homecoming celebration will be held on Saturday 12/16 at 3:00pm in the gymnasium. A bake sale sponsored by the PTF will be taking place in the lobby before and during Homecoming (2:30pm-6pm). If you haven’t been to this annual event before, here is an idea of what to expect:
- The coronation program typically runs 25-30 minutes and will conclude by 3:30 PM.
- Students from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will participate as the “candle lighters” for the ceremony
- Six princesses from our high school will be introduced with their escorts
- These ladies were chosen by their peers to represent our core values: Faith, Character, and Academics.
- One princess will be crowned queen at the end of the program (as selected by fellow students)
- Cost to be admitted is the standard admission fee for basketball, students may enter free with student ID card
- A section of the bleachers will be reserved for parents of the court
The boys varsity game vs. Life Christian will begin at 4:00pm