This year’s theme was The Women of Shakespeare: “And though she be but little, she is fierce” ...
For the third year in a row, the South Orange and Maplewood School District has been named as one of the 100 best communities for music education in America by the NAMM Foundation.
On January 9, Columbia High School (CHS) welcomed Willie Cole, renowned sculptor and artist, to speak to various classes in the Arts Department.
The Columbia High School art and literary magazine, Guildscript, received a First Place award from the American Scholastic Press Association for Top-Scoring Magazine for 2016!
Five members of the Columbia High School Band program were recently selected as members of the 2016-2017 North Jersey Area Honor Bands.
"The Brain in 3-D" will be displayed through the Holiday Break. If you would like to learn more about our neural processes, stop by the CHS Library and take a look! The structures/areas of each brain model are labeled, and there are also keys, describing each structure's function!
On Friday, October 28 the Columbia boys varsity cross country team won the Essex County championship at cold and blustery Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.
Columbia boys varsity cross country team won the Super Essex Conference (SEC) championship at Branch Brook Park in Newark
The hallways of CHS were filled with parents and guardians the evening of September 22nd, as families came out for Back to School Night.
Columbia High School’s production of Beauty & the Beast has been nominated for 10 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Stars Awards.
The banner hanging from the CHS clock tower is the final project of one of our AP art history students, sophomore John Bell.
Approximately 900 students from more than 60 schools and school districts throughout New Jersey came together to recite authentic poems they had memorized in Chinese, ESL, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and Spanish.
Shakespeare Festival Club provides an opportunity for students of all grades to take the Bard beyond the classroom
The Columbian, has won the first place award for the second year in a row in the national competition held by the American Scholastic Press Association.
Columbia High School participated in the North Jersey School Music Association’s annual Concert Band Festival
Students from Columbia HS Model UN attended a conference at West Windsor-Plainsboro HS.
The Columbia High School Literary Magazine, Guildscript, has received two separate national awards.
The artistic endeavors of students from Columbia High School and five additional local high schools, are currently featured in an innovative display in 1978 Maplewood Arts Center’s eighth annual Advanced Placement studio art exhibit, “Fresh 8.0."
Whether home or away, the Columbia High School Girls Varsity Swim Team continues to amaze and to win.
Both the Columbia High School Boys’ and Girls’ Fencing teams won their first meet of the season against West Essex which was held at the West Essex High School in December.
First Place by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and Silver Medalist Rating by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).
Columbia High School freshman girls’ soccer team last week put the finishing touches on an undefeated 2015 season, beating West Essex 4-1 in its final game.
The CHS Cougars Marching Band performed in the Nationals Competition
Coach Lisa Morgan’s Columbia varsity boys cross country team is headed to the New Jersey State Group IV Championship as one of the top five finishers in Saturday’s New Jersey Group IV, Section 2 championship at Greystone Park in Morris Plains.
The Parnassian Society, Columbia High School's presentation of "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani opened on Friday, November 13 in the school's Black Box Theater. Click to view future dates and ticket information.
The Columbia boys varsity cross country team traveled to the renowned Van Cortlandt Park course in the Bronx, New York on Saturday, October 17 for the NYC Cross Country Carnival.
The Columbia boys varsity cross country team traveled to Brookdale Park in Montclair on Friday afternoon for the 2015 Essex County Cross Country Championships. In a field of 21 teams the Cougars finished second to one of the best teams in New Jersey, Millburn.
For the first time, Columbia High School will have a chapter of the National Honor Society
Advanced art students at Columbia High School recently had an opportunity to push their personal and artistic boundaries thanks to performance-drawing demonstrations by CHS Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Wroblewski.
The show is a tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, following one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change that gave birth to the abolitionist movement.
Jennifer Wroblewski is an artist, curator, and adjunct Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase School of Art+Design. Her practice is comprised mainly of large scale drawing installation and performance.
Dozens of cross country teams, and over a thousand runners from across New Jersey, converged this past Saturday at the 36th Bernie Magee Class Meet at Greystone Central Park in Morris Plains.
The 2015 Commencement Speech delivered by Ms. Aaron.
Come enjoy Columbia High School Special Dance Company this Weekend.
Because the show was named as a finalist for Outstanding Overall Musical, CHS will perform a number from the show at the ceremony.
The original children’s stories were inspired by the poetry of Shel Silverstein.
The Festival, an all-day event kicks off on April 10th and is open to the community.
Columbia High School students performed as members of the Fifth Annual Essex County Honors Band.
The South Orange – Maplewood School District has once again been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation.
CHS students spearheaded the effort to bring a charter for a chapter of the National Honor Society to Columbia High.
Tony Award-winning Brian Stokes Mitchell paid a visit to the CHS auditorium to speak to the cast and crew of the CHS' "school edition" of Ragtime The Musical.
Sophie Fisher is currently enrolled in AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and Production Journalism.
Columbia HS uber talented students and staff delivered a powerful and unforgettable 6-show run with their rendition of the Broadway musical Ragtime ...
Bart Feller visited Columbia High School and gave a master class to flute students from all levels of the CHS instrumental music program.
The Columbia High School boys’ and girls’ fencing teams advanced to the semifinals of their respective New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association team tournaments.
The event was held on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Columbia High School cafeteria.
Good day, CHS families. Attached please find a letter summarizing the adjustments we’ve made based on weather predictions for our schedule here at CHS for midterm exams. Stay safe and warm.
Please take some time to look through our presentation, from the PARCC INFO NIGHT. Look at the many online resources available to you to learn more (referenced on the last slides) and know that we are here to answer questions.
Jefferson 3rd grade students, in collaboration with Columbia HS students created drawings and sculptures now on display until January 23rd.
The Italian Cultural Club is sponsoring a night of fun, music, dance and entertainment as we embark on our 21st annual fundraiser ITALIAN DINNER/MUSIC NIGHT; TITLED: AN EVENING OF CULTURE/MUSIC FROM SOUTHERN ITALY.
On Thursday, December 11, Columbia High School students organized and held a series of forums on race.
Columbia High School has added a new course to the science curriculum — one that allows students to pursue independent study and work with actual researchers over three years.
Teachers and staff were treated to a sweet treat on Friday at Columbia High School.
Alumni Dr. Joseph Freeman visited with both the Science Research Class and the MAC scholars at Columbia HS
Hundreds of students, parents, and guardians joined the CHS Administration for a preview of Columbia High School.
The CHS Cougars will host the Robo-Catastrophe Qualifying Tournament, a free, fun, family-friendly event and, “a look into the future.
Larry Busichio, Athletic Director for Columbia High School, was recently presented with the 11th annual NJSIAA ShopRite Cup for Best Athletic Program - Group IV in 2014.
Dr. Stornetta, CHS Principal Elizabeth Aaron, and Assistant Principal Charles Ezell welcomed the families to the classroom to strengthen the partnership between parents and guardians, students, and the school.
During the summer, the members of the Columbia HS Cougar Marching Band, “The Pride of Columbia,” took to the field for their 2014 band camp.
I look forward to working with you to make Columbia High School the best-performing school in the nation...
Click to view the summer reading list for grades 6-12.
Baker opened her final group championship performance by finishing second.
More than 100 Columbia High School Seniors were honored in the CHS Auditorium on Wednesday, June 4, during the 2014 Senior Recognition Night.
The American Scholastic Press Association announced that The Columbian won a second place award for its 2014 newspaper competition!
The CHS Shakespeare Festival took to the stage throughout the day on Friday, April 11, with Shakespeare-themed performances presented by more than 300 students.
Columbia High School's spring 2014 staging of CATS played to sell-out crowds.
Students from Columbia High School participated in the fourth annual Essex County Honors Band.
Italian students of AP, 4HN and 2H participate in a state competition of the Italian Language and Cultural Day at Montclair State College
Chiamaka Obidigbo competed against nine other state finalists in The national recitation competition Poetry Out Loud.
The 2013 edition of The Guildscript, Columbia High School’s annual art and literary magazine, has received the rank of Excellent from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)!
Currently serving as Assistant Principal at CHS, Elizabeth Aaron was highly recommended by a multi-stakeholder interview committee after an extensive search process which began in Fall 2013.
Italian students trekked to EATALY on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Okera Goodwin received a judge’s certificate of recognition for her submission.
Jonah competed with about 170 projects in various other areas of science and mathematics.
The Columbia High School student newspaper, The Columbian, was awarded a Silver Medalist ranking for editions published in 20012-2013 by The Columbia University Scholastic Press Association.
It wasn’t enough that the highschool actors were dancing atop a gigantic rubbish dump. The Broadway veteranof “Cats” was looking for more, much more as he keenly observed their felinemovements.
The CHS Cougars withstood Ramapo’s challenge to advance to the state tournament championship for the fifth straight year
CHS proved powerful, advancing to the state championship where it will face the No 2 seed, Bernards High School from Bernards Township.
High School Track Stars Olivia Baker, Imani Coleman and Kayla Richardson each signed a National Letter of Intent for three different Division 1 Schools.
Columbia High School held Newark Vocational to four points in the first half in a 59-43 victory in the quarterfinals of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Columbia High School student and drummer Cameron MacIntosh was one of 32 high school students selected to participate in the 2014 GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session.
In a game of “physical chess,” the Columbia High School boys and girls fencing teams are checkmating all challengers.
The Columbia Cougars boys basketball team improved its record to 11-4 after defeating Newark Tech, 67-46, at home on Tuesday afternoon.
Sophomore Jordan Fields' 14-point game led the attack as Columbia High School defeated Irvington, 44-14.
More than 1300 Columbia High School students attended panels offered by the GRADS RETURN program this week.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
Celebrating its 90th year anniversary, its a banner year for the fund.
Dr. Lovie Lilly, Principal of Columbia High School, announced her retirement, effective September 1, 2013. Dr. Lilly has served as an instructional leader at Columbia High School for twelve years.
Seniors graduate Wednesday at Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange.
The CHS Varsity Robotics Team qualified for the World Championships in St. Louis in April
Led by an undefeated performance from Hammarberg, Columbia earned its third state title in the finals of the NJSIAA team tournament
Excelsior Singers of the CHS choral department give a lobby concert at the New Jersey Music Educators' Association Annual Convention at the East Brunswick Hilton
For the first time, 11 students were selected from the same school.
The old African proverb has come to life in the villages of Maplewood and South Orange with an ongoing senior graduation project called Midnight Madness.
On Friday, February 1st, artistic and gifted students displayed their various talents during a benefit show organized by the Columbia High School's chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP).
Not only does it look fabulous, this shiny marvel of electro-mechanical circuitry is crushing its competition. This high-performing robot was designed, created and programmed by the Columbia High School Varsity Robotics team.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL welcomed home nearly 40 recent CHS graduates on Tuesday, December 18, as they shared their expertise as college students with their former school mates.
On Friday, December 14th, members of the Russian Embassy Improv club gave a free after-school performance in the CHS black box theater.
The Editorial Board of Guildscript, Columbia High School’s award-winning literary magazine, hosted an open mic poetry reading on Thursday, December 13th, in the school’s Open mic session black box theater.
Fencers from Columbia High School made an impressive showing at the Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament held at Rutgers University on November 24 and 25.
An Interactive Exhibit Of Student Art Work - CHS Domareki Gallery December 12 through January 11
Members of the Environmental Club at Columbia High School recently worked on shooting promos which will be aired on the Columbia Cable Network to address the status of the school’s recycling program.
Within the halls of Columbia High School exists tremendous poetic and literary talent, a fact that is duly represented in the Writer’s Group of Guildscript, CHS’s award-winning literary magazine.
NJ children's author and classical singer Patricia Brady-Danzig will be the very special guest of The Italian Cultural Club of Columbia High School for the 20th Edition of Italian Dinner & Music Night, which will celebrate the local regions of Italy.
Columbia High School's Shakespeare Festival Club began the year with drama and a visit
On October 26, in the culmination of Columbia High School’s spirit week, the student body attended the annual pep rally, an event preceding the Homecoming dance and football game.
Students enrolled in the AP Art History course at Columbia High School traveled to New York City to explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art for their first field trip of the year.
Seventeen members of the Italian Cultural Club and students of Italian attended the East Hanover Columbus Day Parade on October 7 to celebrate Italian Heritage in New Jersey.
The Parnassian Society of Columbia High School proudly presents one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, the classic Kaufman and Hart farce, "You Can’t Take It With You."
October 12 was a day of submergence in the literary art. Students attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, one of the most prolific poetry events in North America.
Columbia High School (CHS) hosted its annual "Back to School Night" for parents on the evening of Wednesday, October 3rd. The turnout was tremendous.
A sneak peek at the musicals planned at Columbia High School, Maplewood Middle School and South Orange Middle School for 2012-2013.
The Columbia High School Improv Club made its first performance of the year at the All Air-Cooled Gathering, a car show in Flanders, NJ featuring vintage Volkswagens.
Two Columbia High School students have been accepted into the highly selective Columbia University’s Science Honors Program for the 2012-2013 academic year.
To Larry Busichio, Columbia High School has been a big part of his life. He is a graduate of the school where he played for the baseball team.
The 25th annual Essex County Academic Awards Banquet was held on May 1 at Nanina's on the Park in Belleville, honoring the top two graduates from each public high school in the county.
June 5, 2012 - Columbia High School inducted a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission and an Obie award-winning actor into its prestigious Hall of Fame.
Columbia High School hosted a district wide meeting this week for students of all ages to promote robotics in the area.
May 4, 2012 - Columbia High School drummer Cameron MacIntosh will tour with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, after being discovered by the orchestra in a nationwide search for talented high school jazz musicians.
Almost Gone, an exhibition of artwork from Kevin Testa’s Art 2 and Art 3 classes, is on display in two locations at Columbia High School, the Domareki Art Gallery and the main showcase.
This school year marks the first year of Columbia High School’s Intro to Shakespearean Literature course, taught by Mr. Steve MacPherson.
CHS TV students are entered into a safety driving campaign and the community can help them win first place.
Mark McCombs, a valued and dedicated Health and Physical Education teacher at Columbia High School, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 27th.
On Friday, February 17, during period 3, a group of students from my Italian AP and Italian 4 HN classes, attended a lecture on Archeology given by Professor John Muccigrosso in the Columbia High School Library.
November 11, 2011 - Columbia High School recently welcomed back one of its graduates to hear about his research into and teaching of the cultural sociology of race and ethnicity, hip-hop studies, and American popular culture.
November 11, 2011 - The Columbia High School Italian Cultural Club recently held its 19th annual Italian dinner and music night fundraiser with a packed crowd in the Columbia High School Cafeteria.
November 10, 2011 -The Parnassian Society at Columbia High School opens its hilarious version of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 8 p.m. in The Black Box Theatre located at 17 Parker Avenue in Maplewood, New Jersey
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month and Allison’s Heart Foundation for Children and Young Adults is taking the occasion to educate tomorrow’s leaders at Columbia High School how to be heart healthy today and for the long haul.
April 7, 2011 - The Columbia High School Student Council cordially invites the entire community to Columbia High School-in-Action Night, an event to showcase the many clubs, teams and other opportunities that Columbia has to offer on Wednesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.
April 7, 2011 - Founded in 1885, Columbia High School is among the oldest high schools in the United States, and a fascinating history of the school has developed as the years have gone by.
April 8, 2011 - The Columbia High School Chess Team won the first place team trophy in the NJ High School Chess Championship 2011 Junior Varsity competition. The team competed against 11 others to win the tournament held at Brookdale College.
April 8, 2011 - Columbia High School students, individually, and a CHS team are enjoying great success in mathematics competitions this season.
April 11, 2011 - CHS senior Brian Kaneshige, and the other three members of the USA Junior National Mens Foil Team, won the Gold Medal in the 2011 Junior Fencing World Championships in Amman, Jordan.
April 15, 2011 - Columbia High School Student Council invited students, staff and administrators to participate in a School Forum, which provided an opportunity for open dialogue about issues pertaining to school climate.
April 15, 2011 - For every eighth grader wondering what's next, especially after visiting CHS in Action Night, senior Akira Davis has ten pieces of advice, ten tips for high school success.
March 29, 2011 - The Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey awarded a college scholarship to a Columbia High School senior for her excellent proficiency in written and oral French.
March 28, 2011 - ACHIEVE, an organization dedicated to improving local education, has recently rewarded one group of students in Dr. Scott Stornetta’s Advanced Topics math class with a grant of $7,500.
March 28, 2011 - While the environment at a high school sporting event can be intense, in college, this atmosphere escalates. Many high school athletes have aspirations of playing their respective sports at the next level but do not get the opportunity to do so.
March 28, 2011 - “A great concept,” “a ton of fun,” and “a great way to hide general knowledge and research skill building in a fun game” were only a few of the reviews of Wiki Golf on the iTunes App Store.
March 28, 2011 - CHS has fostered many radio personalities over the years including greats such as legendary National Public Radio (NPR) producers, Jonathan “Smokey” Baer and Donna Fiducia.
March 3, 2011 - The Columbia High School Boys Fencing Team, under the direction of Coaches Darryl White, Ibtihaj Muhammad and volunteer Coach Jason Kohn, won the state championship NJ SIAA/Bollinger Team title at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway.
February 24, 2011 - In June 2009 16 year-old David Hoffman decided, instead of going to camp or having a traditional summer job, to devote his summer vacation to living and volunteering with “Cherubs,” a private orphanage in Ghana.
February 24, 2011 - Through weekly involvement at Winchester Gardens, a nursing home in Maplewood, “Students Helping Seniors” aims to narrow the generation gap between students and senior citizens who seldom have the opportunity to interact.
February 24, 2011 - “Phenomenal,” “Impressive” and an “Inspiration to us all” are just some of the words used by friend and classmate Jake Schmitz, ’11, to describe Francois Sissoko, ’11, and the way he plays his viola.
February 24, 2011 - Columbia High School has moved up the ranks of public schools in New Jersey in terms of the school’s environment, performance, and outcome, which generally translates into standardized testing scores, according to New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
February 24, 2011 - The Columbia High School Robotics Club won the State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament in only its second competition since forming earlier this school year.
February 25, 2011 - The Columbia High School AP Physics Team, part of the Columbia High School Science League, won its section of the recent regional Science League competition.
February 25, 2011 - Columbia High School Track Star Kayann Richards has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend University of Miami. The school also offered her a full scholarship.
February 14, 2011 - Columbia High School was recently named one of 19 Champion Schools in the state and received an award of $1,000 for creating a public service announcement (PSA) to help make students more aware of highway safety.
January 25, 2010 - "If the news media gives you that platform," said Gene Chyzowych, the state’s winningest soccer coach at Columbia High School, "that’s a great way to score a touchdown without coming on the field." (Click to read the entire article.)
January 19, 2011 - The Columbia High School Literary Magazine, Guildscript, has received two separate national awards. The first award is a First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association Top-Scoring Magazines for 2010.
December 23, 2010 - Every Tuesday at 7:00 AM, while most students are still far away from Columbia High School, CHS’s Student Council meets in the otherwise deserted classrooms.
December 23, 2010 - In an effort to close the achievement gap at Columbia High School, the Equity and Excellence committee have decided to alter the role the PSAT will play in high school academics.
December 23, 2010 - Starting this year, Montrose has expanded its curriculum from the classroom to the internet in an attempt to help students earn the credits they need to graduate through online courses.
December 23, 2010 - Ashley Lumpkin knew by the end of my freshman year what she wanted. She set her sights high and far: a prestigious art school, and beyond that, a career in the arts.
November 17, 2010 - Columbia High School students meet their science requirements by taking Biology, Physics and Chemistry, they may qualify for four Advanced Placement (AP)-level science courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental ...
November 17, 2010 - A report on the increase in student participation in Advanced Placement (AP) and advanced classes was presented to the Board of Education at its November 15, 2010.
November 4, 2010 - The boy’s varsity soccer team enjoyed a good season under the direction of head coach Gene Chyzowych.
November 1, 2010 - The Columbia High School Cougar Football team won the division championship and remained undefeated (7 – 0) Saturday, by defeating West Essex 27 to 9 at Lynn Profeta Field in Maplewood.
November 1, 2010 - The Columbia High School Italian Cultural Club presented its 18th Italian Dinner-Music Night. Held in the CHS cafeteria, the program featured Italian music, dance, poetry, acting and puppetry, presented by CHS students, parents and faculty.
October 12, 2010 - The last time Columbia High School students could join a school golf club was twenty-five years ago. Now, through an offer from Maplewood Country Club and a few determined students, the Columbia High School Golf Club is back.
July 7, 2010 - The Columbia High School Scholarship Fund (CHSSF) was established 85 years ago as a nonprofit NJ Corporation whose sole purpose is providing financial assistance to CHS seniors ...
July 6, 2010 - The legacy of the 2010 Cougar girls track team as the best in school history and one of the best in the state's history was cemented this weekend with a 2nd place finish ...
June 16, 2010 - More than 200 Columbia High School Seniors were honored at the school's Senior Recognition Night. Students received awards and accolades for outstanding accomplishments in academics, sports, community service and the arts.
June 15, 2010 - Superior ability, passionate commitment and tireless determination have been hallmarks of Cory Myers', '10, quest to gain knowledge and purpose in life.
June 15, 2010 - For many CHS students, attending art school is a way for them to continue their passion for creating. The South Orange-Maplewood Community and Columbia High School seem to celebrate and support art and artists more than amany surrounding towns.
June 15, 2010 - Behind the curtains of Montclair State University (MSU), Miles Cody, '10, prepared for his audition. He listened to only what he would be playing;
June 15, 2010 - As college decisions arrived in the mail, Columbia High School seniors experienced anticipation, happiness, and in some cases, disappointment.
March 24, 2010 -- “Natalem nutiasdiem, now repeat it back.” Ethan Panzer,'11, stands alone in front of eight elementary school students, carefully pronouncing each Latin syllable for them to recite.
March 24, 2010 -- When asked what inspires her, Briana McCalmon-Bailey,'10, said, “Helping people in other countries and raising awareness in your community, that speaks for itself.”
March 24, 2010 -- In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Columbia High School students are raising money for relief efforts. Student Council is working alongside CHACA, Key Club, The Loft, CHI, Columbia ...
The Columbia High School Boys Swim Team (pictured above) finished second at the Super Essex County Conference Swim Meet on January 30.
The Columbia High School art and literary magazine, Guildscript, received two national recognitions, a first-place award in the very competitive American Scholastic Press Association competition and the rank of “Excellent” in the 2009 ...
Columbia High School students lined up in the school’s cafeteria to sign a banner proclaiming “Love Shouldn’t Hurt,” in support of a National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness campaign.
The Columbia High School Student Council received two awards at the State Student Council Meeting held at The College of New Jersey.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for the protection and respect of human rights. Freedom of expression is an imperative piece of the organization’s goal.
Coming into the new school year, the Columbia Cable Network (CCN) was under pressure to live up to last year’s cast, the bulk of whom were seniors.
Brittany Jackson,’10, was a member of the best 4x4 relay team in New Jersey. Her success, driven by hard work and commitment, had brought her and the CHS Track team
Sienna Batzli, ’10, has a lot on her plate. She travels to New York City four days a week for fencing, leaving immediately after school and not returning home until nine thirty at night.
Wolkstein is the author of 23 books. Through her performances, teaching, books, and recordings, she has played a major role in the renewed interest in mythology and the modern storytelling movement.
Nine colleges and universities recognized Columbia High School students for their academic excellence, leadership, community service and high moral character.
November 4, 2009 - Columbia High School's award-winning Parnassian Society (the drama club) will present two one-act comedies for its fall production in mid-November. more...
The Columbia High School student newspaper, The Columbian, was awarded a Gold Medalist ranking for editions published in 2008-2009 by The Columbia University Scholastic Press Association.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that four Columbia High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The Bridge to Success begins with a transition program for incoming ninth-grade students who have been identified, for any number of reasons, as potentially “at risk” for success as they begin their high school careers.
National School Violence Awareness Week Columbia High School students learned about National School Violence Awareness Week when members of the Maplewood Police Force, from left, Officer Ira Ford, Detective Lawrence Washington and Sergeant Jim DeVaul visited and talked to students during their lunch period.
CHS Pep Rally Columbia High School held its first pep rally of the 2009-2010 school year to celebrate the fall athletic teams and honor the spirit of Columbia High School.
October 15, 2009 - The Columbia High School Girls Varsity and JV Soccer Teams volunteered at the first annual Special Olympics NJ Soccer Festival in Westfield ...
September 24, 2009 - The National College Board has announced that a total of 109 current Columbia High School students and 2009 graduates have received Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards ...
Ms. Stacey Lawrence's 11th and 12th grade drama classes took part in the second annual One Act Play Festival held in the Columbia High School Black Box Theater.
June 12, 2009 - Columbia High School’s Alternative Program staff presented awards to students for their achievements this year.
June 11, 2009 - Each year, after making their final decision about which college to attend, Columbia High School seniors post their decision on a star and place it on the Star Bulletin Board outside of the guidance office.
June 9, 2009 - The English/Language Arts Departments announced the winners of the annual Joseph “REX” Potts Award for Excellence in English.
June 4, 2009 - Four Columbia High School juniors were selected as grand prize winners in the national History Uncovered: ABC-CLIO’s Annual History Research Competition for High School.
June 3, 2009 - Eighteen Columbia High School seniors were honored for their outstanding volunteer service by The Unity Club and the Village Club of South Orange.
June 3, 2009 - The Columbia High School students in Kate Dodd’s Art I class displayed their two- and three- dimensional art work in the Domareki Art Gallery at Columbia High School.
June 2, 2009 - On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all residents of South Orange, the Community Relations Committee tonight honors two almost graduates of Columbia High School ...
June 1, 2009 - At the May 18 Board of Education meeting, Columbia High School was honored as one of 13 Model Schools in the Arts designated by the New Jersey Arts Education Partnership ...
June 1, 2009 - Columbia High School students in Dr. Janet Bustrin’s Drama as Literature and Performance class won several awards at The Shakespeare Theatre ...
May 29, 2009 - The Columbian, Columbia High School’s student newspaper, has won the “First Place with Special Merit Award” presented by the American Scholastic Press Association, ...
May 6, 2009 - It's been 14 years since Pete Chatmon, an inspiring senior, helped Emily Konopinski in her freshman film class at Columbia.
May 1, 2009 - The Domareki Art Gallery at Columbia High School is presenting “The Recession Show,” featuring sculptures and collages constructed in Mr. Kevin Testa’s Art 2 and Art 3 classes.
April 24, 2009 - As spring approaches, and the school year begins to wind down, high school seniors are flooded with responsibility. Among the many decisions to be made, likely the most difficult ...
April 24, 2009 - Shakespeare - one of the most talented playwrights of all time - is celebrated annually at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey.
April 13, 2009 - On Wednesday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. Columbia’s Student Council is hosting CHS in Action Night, an event to showcase the many clubs, teams and other opportunities that ...
April 13, 2009 - Four Columbia High School students have been selected as members of the 2009 All North Jersey Area Symphonic Band.
April 13, 2009 - Columbia High School seniors Dane West and Nick Brown won first place in the NJ State Safety Council's Statewide Teen Driving Safety Film Festival Contest.
April 7, 2009 - This year, for the first time since it began 25 years ago, an entire family was selected for induction into Columbia High School’s Hall of Fame.
April 2, 2009 - Columbia High School students won two individual state championship titles in fencing on March 14, 2009 at Rider University.
April 1, 2009 - The Columbia High School photography department is presenting the photographic work of students in the Photo II class in the school’s Domareki Art Gallery through April 8, 2009.
March 26, 2009 - On March 8, 2009, the NJSIAA High School State Championships was held at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ for the fastest swimmers ...
March 27, 2009 - On March 14 and 15, the Columbia High School Boy’s and Girl’s Track Teams won top awards at The Nike Indoor Nationals in Boston, Massachusetts and ...
March 23, 2009 - Spring has always been a busy time for Columbia High School. Spring sports, final exams, and year-end activities combine to make the last few months of our school year ...
March 23, 2009 - While some of her classmates saw the assignment as tiresome, Allison Phillips was intrigued. Her subject for the project, legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong ...
March 13, 2009 - The Columbia High School Girls Basketball Team, under the leadership of Coach Johanna Wright, won the North Jersey Group Four Finals
February 19, 2009 - Columbia High School’s Domareki Art Gallery is currently featuring the work of community resident Nancy Tobin. The gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm ...
February 25, 2009 - On Friday, December 5, 2008, Career Minister of the Foreign Service Patricia M. Haslach visited Columbia High School’s Advanced Placement ...
February 24, 2009 - On March 13, 2009, Columbia High School will present its first performance of The Wiz, this year’s annual all-school musical. ...
February 9, 2009 - Mr. Gene Chyzowych, CHS physical education teacher and soccer coach was selected as the 45th member of the National Soccer Coaches ...
February 6, 2009 - Columbia High School Teams encourage excitement and pride in the school during a Columbia High School Pep Assembly.
January 27, 2009 - "It absolutely dominates the lives of seniors." "It comes up more often than the weather and never changes." "No matter where you are, what time it is, or who you're with, all it takes is ...
January 9, 2009 - Montclair State University has awarded Columbia High School's Parnassian Society's fall production of Sleep Deprivatioon Chamber top honors for Outstanding Achievement ...
January 27, 2009 - The sounds of music in the halls, the sight of bright flyers on the walls, class banners, flowing school-colored black and red streamers ...
November 25, 2008 - Thirty-Five Columbia High School students named as scholars in national competitions were honored at “The First Annual Scholars Breakfast,” recently.