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District Center complex parking construction starting July 6

Jun 29, 2015

Beginning July 6, 2015, the main driving entrance to the Columbia Heights Public Schools' District Center, Family Center, Columbia Heights High School and Highland Elementary School will be closed through August 21, 2015.   The entrance and accompanying parking lots, for safety reasons, are being reconfigured, expanded and repaved.


Families volunteer to maintain the grounds

Jun 27, 2015

North Park Elementary families are volunteering this summer to help maintain their school grounds. Organized by Klever Palacios, a parent in North Park PTA, they are...

District wins three international communications awards

Jun 24, 2015

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) announced June 15, 2015 that Columbia Heights Public Schools is the recipient of three international communication awards. The District earned an Award of Excellence, an Award of Merit and an Honorable Mention for its publications and branding.

There were a total of 568 publication entries in this year'...

School Board approves 2015-2016 budget

Jun 19, 2015

At its June 9 business meeting, the Columbia Heights School Board approved a $44,056.316 General Fund budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The approved overall budget of $51,499,034 (all funds) provides continued funding for existing services and programs and also capital projects levy funding as approved by voters in 2014.

While the General Fund budget meets basic Columbia Heights Public Schools' needs, it does not meet financial...

Minnesota Reading Corps Tutor Openings in CHPS for the 2015-2016 School Year

Jun 13, 2015

The Columbia Heights Public Schools Early Childhood Programs have full-time openings for four Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Selected MRC tutors will work with preschool-age children's early language and literacy skills using research-based intervention techniques. The tutors will work with the early childhood teachers and staff to imbed the literacy instruction into the daily curriculum.

Numerous studies focused on pre-school students have...

Vern Hoium, Class of 1948, selected as 2015 CHHS Alumni of Distinction

Jun 12, 2015

 A Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) Class of 1948 graduate and one of the founders of the Columbia Heights Alumni Scholarship Foundation, is the school's 2015 Alumni of Distinction recipient.  Vern Hoium, who co-founded the Foundation in 1998, is the eighth recipient of the award.

The Alumni of Distinction Award is the highest award presented by Columbia Heights High School to alumni. To be selected as the Alumni of Distinction, the recipient must excel in one of the...