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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Kick Off Event - 5K FUN RUN/WALK - October 31 at Columbus Catholic High School

Proceeds benefit St. Vincent De Paul through the efforts of the Columbus High food drive. The goal for 2015 is $23,500 (the St. Vincent De Paul budget for the entire year). For more information or questions please contact Ms. Pat Wiss at

One of the first events of the annual food drive is the 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 31. Team Up against hunger. Here is your registration form. 5K FUN RUN/WALK INFO

October Sailors of the Month 

Columbus New Faculty Spotlight

Columbus welcomes Cory O'Brien to our teaching staff as a new Science Teacher this year. 

  • Cory is a Denver, IA native and a UNI graduate.
  • Cory is teaching Chemistry and Intro to Engineering at Columbus this year.
  • Some of you may recognize Cory from his position as the Head Girls Basketball Coach for Denver HS. 
  • Cory and his wife Carrie are the proud parents of Marley, Macey and Nash.  
  • Cory is excited to be with us at Columbus and we are very thankful that we have been able to bring Cory on board! 

Columbus Driveway Sign

The Columbus Booster Club has something very fun for your home and showing your Sailor Pride. Only $25 for new subscribers and $15 for a touch up. Show your neighborhood your Sailor Support. 

Contact Mark Wall at 319.504.6540 if you would like some driveway "Sailor" art.

Where Inspiration meets Preparation

Every day at Columbus Catholic High School, we strive to define excellence as we prepare students to achieve success in college, their career and in life. At Columbus Catholic High School, instruction occurs in a disciplined environment of accountability, fairness and sincerity. Valuable life skills, such as critical thinking, communicating clearly and problem solving, are nurtured through a variety of teaching approaches, clear expectations and practical applications.

A Catholic education at our high school fosters the values of human dignity, responsibility, the importance of family, informed citizenship and moral decision making.

Tuition Assistance Reminders

If you would like to apply for tuition assistance for the 2015/16 year, go to the Archdiocese of Dubuque STO application.  If you'd like to save on the processing fee, the fee this year for online submission is $25 & for paper application is $26. A copy of your tax return is mandatory; therefore, it is critical that you have your 2014 return prepared promptly. Links for registration & assistance materials are at CVCS Registration. When completing the PSAS application, our school/system code is 1086 and the authorization code for filing online is arch1

If you are uncertain your child will be attending CVCS but would need tuition assistance if they do, apply as soon as possible. You can always turn down the assistance but the assistance may not be available if you change your mind & apply this summer.  The next assistance awards are made in mid-August. 

Be sure to read the instructions for section C of the application form carefully. Have you included your college students & those in PreK or daycare on your application? Eventhough you can't get tuition assistance thru STO or CVCS for those students, the information is considered in the assistance calculation. 

If you receive notification from PSAS that you are missing documentation, please send the missing items immediately. Applications missing information will NOT be processed for assistance.