Columbia.....Where Students Come First!

Welcome to Columbia, home of the Bulldogs! Good middle schools emphasize academic integrity, while making an emotional connection with students. We are committed to supporting the whole child and invite you to join in this effort. The CMS staff is committed to providing a meaningful and challenging experience for our students. Our parent community has been and will be working with us in developing the school and its parent community. On behalf of the staff and the community, we hope that 2007-2008 will be a successful and enjoyable school year.

At CMS We Practice Lifeskills....

  • Integrity: To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong.
  • Initiative: To do something of one's own free will because it needs to be done.
  • Flexibility: To be willing to alter plans when necessary.
  • Perseverance: To keep at it.
  • Organization: To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way, to keep things orderly and ready to use.
  • Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without harming others.
  • Effort: To do your best
  • Common Sense: To use good judgment.
  • Problem-Solving: To create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.
  • Responsibility: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions.
  • Patience: To wait calmly for someone or something.
  • Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
  • Curiosity: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.
  • Cooperation: To work together toward a common goal or purpose.
  • Caring: To feel and show concern for others Courage To act according to one's beliefs.
  • Pride: Satisfaction from doing your personal best.
  • Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in an innovative and creative way.