What is the STRIPES program?

    It is Columbia Middle School's character development program.

    Starting in 6th grade students will participate in guidance lessons and discussion groups that address each of the character traits represented by the letters of the Stripes acronym. The CMS staff believe that each of these attributes are essential for the success of Columbia students.
    S - self-discipline
    T - tolerance
    R - respect
    I -  integrity
    P - positive attitude
    E - empathy
    S - service