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Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Students may enter kindergarten if they turn five years old on or before July 31. However, if a child turns five between August 1 and October 15, he or she is eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by Columbus Public Schools, if they live in the district boundaries, to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

Requests can be made from March 5, 2018 to April 13, 2018.  No requests will be accepted after April 13.

Please contact Student Services at  402-563-7000 ext. 12123 if you have questions or to schedule an assessment.

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Veseth winner of School Bell

Frances Veseth doesn’t play an instrument and never participated in band. However, these past few years she spent many hours in the band room and being involved in the program. “My kids are in music, and I don’t have a clue,” she joked. “I’m not a band person. I’m a band mom.” For her involvement in the Band Boosters, Veseth is this year’s School Bell winner. The School Bell award is given to someone in the community for his or her service to the youth of Columbus Public Schools. To find out all she has done for CPS, go to click here.

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Kopp receives School Bell Award


Erv Kopp receives the CPS School Bell award for his volunteer work at CMS. To find out more about Erv, click here.

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Philanthropist of the Year

IMG_6337Roberta Nielsen Saalfeld makes a difference in the lives of CHS students.

Thanks to her generosity, 27 CHS graduates were able pursue their education after high school. Roberta has been a supporter of the Columbus Public Schools Foundation for more than 20 years.

For this generosity, she was named the 2015 Philanthropist of the Year by the Philanthropy Council.

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Inclusive Playground

Dream with us to build an inclusive playground that allows children with special needs to play as independently and freely as possible–a place where they are not defined by their disability but by the joy, laughter and play of childhood. Click here to check out the pamphlet.

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What does STEM mean for you?

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ADM Donation

STEM - Version 2Archer Daniels Midland Company awarded a $25,000 grant to Columbus Public Schools to go toward the purchasing of equipment for the new High School STEM Academy Program. CPS Superintendent Dr. Troy Loeffelholz is excited to see what he hopes is the beginning of strong partnership with ADM and STEM Education at Columbus Public Schools. Click here to read the complete story.

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Amanda Soltero

CHS 2010 graduate Amanda Soltero was recognized for her accomplishments during half time of the boys’ basketball. Soltero was the 2014 Miss Nebraska USA and was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Miss USA pageant. She also was the 2010 Miss Nebraska Teen USA. Click here to read more. IMG_0927

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Meet Lil’C


Columbus High School has a new mascot. Find out about our new fan.

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