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New Scholarships

The Columbus Public School Foundation is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Columbus High School students. This memorial scholarship is named after Anton Micek and Vincent Mausbach, two longtime Columbus residents who were hard working farmers that understood the importance of establishing sound values and principles in life. They raised their families around solid foundations and set examples for their children and grandchildren to follow. The scholarships will be funded by the children and grandchildren of Harry and Donna (Micek) Crebbin and the ... Read more

Kerry Lassek Operations Employee of the Year

CPS Operations Employee of the Year The Operations Employee of the Year Award was created to recognize district employees, who excel in their service to the teachers and students at Columbus Public Schools, for the contributions that they make to the betterment of the quality and the advancement of CPS. Nominations for the Operations Employee of the Year are accepted from CPS staff, students, school supporting organizations, and the general public. The recipient receives a $500 award, sponsored by Bob Markham (CHS ... Read more

Roberta Nielsen Saalfeld Named 2015 Columbus Philanthropist of the Year

Roberta 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. CPS Foundation Executive Director Landon Wietfeld said he appreciates all Roberta has done. “We are grateful for Roberta’s dedication in making these funds endowed with the ... Read more

Camp Invention

CAMP INVENTION Camp Invention was held again this past summer at Lost Creek Elementary June 15th-19th. This summer experience is for Columbus children entering grades one through six. Camp Invention is made up of learning opportunities led by local teachers. Camp Invention each year teaches curriculum that aligns with the state and national education standards. Children that attend the camp are challenged to learn through teamwork while providing exciting challenges and designing new ideas.  During this week long Camp children discover the ... Read more

STEM Education at CPS

Along with the construction of a new Columbus High School comes the introduction of a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Academy. STEM fosters creativity and innovative thinking and teaches students to become problem-solvers to our everyday concerns. STEM education prepares the students of Columbus Public School’s to become innovators, doers and inspiring minds of the future. Graduates of CHS will have the ability to assess problems, employ STEM concepts and design creative solutions in their daily lives.   The completion of the STEM ... Read more

Ritter named Educator of the Year

Educator of the Year The CPS Foundation Educator of the Year Award was created to recognize CPS teachers for their dedication, knowledge, and skill in the classroom; their ability to gain the respect and admiration of students, parents and colleagues; the ... Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 CPS Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

$5,000 Nielsen Family Scholarship – Alexis Milburn $2,000 Class of 1940 War Memorial Scholarship – Ryan Pauley $1,500 Edward M. Nielsen, Sr. and Jr. Memorial Scholarship $1,500 Christopher John Saalfeld Memorial Scholarship – Cole Beiermann $875 Joyce Malena Memorial Scholarship for Female Students – Emily Grant $1,000 Speice Scholarship – Alexis Liebig $1,000 Edward A. Babka Scholarship – Jessica Humphrey $1,000 Wilson-Covert Centennial Scholarship – Brielyn Borer and Caitlin Edzards $500 Columbus United Federal Credit Union – Jon Luckey $250 Pinnacle Bank – Alyssa Downs $250 Pinnacle Bank CCC – Wade ... Read more