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“Every child in Columbia is enrolled, engaged, excelling and well-positioned to become a productive member of the community.” 

C = is for the courage I possess through the drama
H = is for the hurt but it’s all for the Honor
A = is for my attitude working through the patience money comes and goes so the
M = is for Motivation gotta stay consistent so the
P = is to Persevere the
I = is for Integrity Innovative career the
O = is for Optimistic Open and never shut and the
N = is Necessary cause I’m never giving up

“Every Champion is all about his principles” C. Underwood

We will embrace Core Values of Integrity, Perseverance, Collaboration, Respect, Empowerment, and Communications. This adventure will Emphasize the Positive, in a Growth Mindset, being Transparent and we will Embrace Differences in our schools, nation, and the world. We will reduce or eliminate negativity, distrust, impulsive behavior, and making excuses.

The Columbia Borough School District will emphasize literacy in every subject area, math, student participation in the arts and other extra-curricular activities, and career readiness programs and opportunities. There are many exciting opportunities for students, District Team, and community members this year and in the future.

Each week, the District will have a “Drop Everything And Read” time for students and staff. When visiting our schools, please bring reading material, so you can join us. We will be promoting the arts and other extra-curricular activities. Our students need to learn about our differences and the world around us. In collaboration with the business community, students will have many opportunities to begin career exploration through research, career days, job fairs, job shadowing, internships, and summer employment.

We will work with parents and families with a goal of every student to succeed by receiving their diploma and having dreams to fulfill the day after Commencement. The District Team working collaboratively will make this a reality for every student. There are many exciting opportunities for students, District Team, and community members this year and in the future.

You are invited to join us for this adventure and opportunity. Every student can be a Champion as we work one at a time for success! We look forward to SUCCESS in each student, family, and the community!

Thomas Strickler
Superintendent