EauClaire Jazz Fest

Columbus Catholic Jazz Band won first place in its’ division at the EauClaire Jazz Fest! Columbus has only earned this honor one time previously, in 1997.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 the twenty-eight member strong Columbus Catholic High School Jazz band competed at the longest running Jazz Festival in the nation, the UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival.
This jazz festival, which has now completed its’ fifty-first year of competitions, hosts schools from all over the Midwest, including the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, and Illinois.
Similar to athletics, the jazz festival is split into five divisions which are based on school size. Columbus Catholic competed in Class D, which is the smallest of the divisions.
After finishing third the past three years in a row, this year the Columbus Catholic Jazz Band won first place in its’ division! Columbus has only earned this honor one time previously, in 1997.

Bee Club

Last fall a group of Columbus High School students came together to address the worldwide concern with the declining bee population. They formed the Bee Club whose mission is to inform and educate our community regarding the devastating decline in the bee populations worldwide. the club is selling bee apparel to raise money to support our clubs’ bee awareness activities. Click on the link above for the t-shirt order form.

Last fall a group of Columbus High School students came together to address the worldwide concern with the declining bee population. They formed the Bee Club whose mission is to inform and educate our community regarding the devastating decline in the bee populations worldwide.
Every year about 30% of the bee population dies. Recently 7 species of bees have been added to the Endangered species list. According to the USDA: “1 in 3 bites of food we eat is derived from plants pollinated by bees.” Many fruit and vegetable plants rely on bees to pollinate them. Without bee pollination we wouldn’t have apples, cucumbers, almonds and many of our favorite foods.
According to Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

Our club is selling bee apparel including, T-shirts, sweat shirts, jackets and polo’s to raise money to support our clubs’ bee awareness activities. This apparel will spark conversation when you wear them in public. They make great gifts. Bee Clothing Order Form 2017

Parents Who Host

Students made a human billboard promoting the Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign

CCMS and CCHS students formed a human billboard in front of Columbus promoting the Parents Who Host Lose the Most (PWHLTM) campaign. The goal of this campaign is to combat underage drinking and to discourage parents from hosting parties with underage drinking. We have joined MACY and Marshfield Senior High for a number of years in promoting PWHLTM.

Galleon 2017

Galleon Auction
Friday, April 28th
5:00 pm Cocktails-6:30 pm Dinner
Hotel Marshfield Grand Ballroom

The annual Galleon Auction is scheduled for Friday, April 28th, 2017. Galleon will feature a silent auction and our popular live auction. Tickets are available through Wednesday, April 26th. For a sneak preview of our auction items click on the link below.

Pinata Market

Senora Kennedy and the CCHS Spanish students recently hosted a piñata market in the Spanish classroom. All of the piñatas were hand-crafted by the Spanish students.

Senora Kennedy and the CCHS Spanish students recently hosted a piñata market in the Spanish classroom. All of the piñatas were hand-crafted by the Spanish students at Columbus High School. Proceeds will be used to purchase items for the children at Casa Hogar or to help the Mission Team pay for their trip in August 2018.

Shadow Stations

Our Lady of Peace Intermediate School, Columbus Middle, and Columbus High School students attended Shadow Stations in the Columbus gym on Wednesday, April 12th presented live by the youth of St. John’s and Christ the King parishes.

Shadow Stations is the passion of Christ presented live by the youth of St. John’s and Christ the King parishes using biblically narrated accounts, music, reflection, special effects, prayer, and a live multicolor reenactment of the last hours of Christ’s earthly life done in shadow. This multi-media presentation follows the last stages of Christ’s human life. It allows everyone a more personal experience of both the pain and triumph of Jesus. In less than an hour, the depth of the shadows, draw you in to allow you to share in Christ’s passion by truly “walking with him” in the final hours of His life.

Cloverbelt Scholar Banquet

Cloverbelt All Conference Academic Award recipients Celine Scholin and Cullen Voss with Principal Steve VanWhye at the Cloverbelt Conference Scholar Banquet.
Congratulations Celine and Cullen!

Each year the Cloverbelt Conference holds a Scholar Banquet recognizing the all-conference academic achievement award. The 17 schools in the conference each select two students that exhibit positive school leadership, participation in school activities and a strong cumulative grade point average. This year the Banquet was held at McDonnel Central Catholic High School.
Columbus Seniors Cullen Voss and Celine Scholin were honored at the banquet.

KC Knowledge Contest

Congratulations Mira Torbey, Alex Edwards, and Mark Fieweger on advancing to the KC Knowledge Contest State Competition.

Each year the Knights of Columbus hold their annual statewide Knowledge Contest. The Contest is open to all 5th through 8th graders competing in the categories of Spelling and Math. Students start their competition at the local level and the top finishers move onto the regional and then the state competition.
Columbus Catholic was well represented in the competition with a number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the local and regional competitions. Alex Edwards earned 1st them to the state level. The competition at the state level was very difficult and the students were excited to earn 2nd place finishes in spelling and math.

Stem Shuttle

Last week students from OLP and Columbus Middle school hopped aboard the STEM Shuttle and took a trip to space.

Last week students from OLP and Columbus Middle school hopped aboard the STEM Shuttle and took a trip to space. The STEM Shuttle is like a science classroom on wheels — and it makes stops at hundreds of schools.
For a moment, students were no longer in Marshfield. They were in space! Students learned about the difference in gravity and were able to see how astronauts live.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Shuttle is a hands-on activity center where students spend time on board at different work stations that include how to design a space station, working in space, fixing the Hubble Telescope, lessons on lunar and solar eclipses and more.