by on Feb. 07, 2014

MUSCOGEE MANOR COMMUNITY SERVICE - If you are doing your community service at Muscogee Manor for the spring semester, there is an Orientation Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 in Mrs. Shorey’s room #315 from 3:30-3:45 pm. Attendance is mandatory.

Football Booster Club Sales - The football boosters will be selling Columbus Athletic t-shirts in the cafeteria this Thursday

and Friday during all lunch times. There are limited sizes and the t-shirts that we are selling are available in grey, orange, and blue. The price is only $7 each! The t-shirts say Columbus Athletics with the Devils head in the middle so any sport can wear them.


Dream Trip Opportunity - There will be an informational meeting for the June 2015 Dream Trip to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 in the media center.   If you are interested, please plan to attend with your parents.


Basketball Schedule Adjustment -


Thursday  6 FEB 2014  (MAKE-UP GAME FROM FRIDAY, JAN 31st)

Troup County at CHS (SENIOR NIGHT)
4:30 PM - Boys JV 
6:00 PM - Girls Varsity

7:30 PM - Boys Varsity


Please come out and support your Blue Devil Ballers this week.  $3.00 admission for students with Columbus High School ID.  Remember to join us Thursday as we celebrate our Senior Blue Devil Ballers for their accomplishments on and off of the court.  Go Blue Devils!


Magnet Card Extension - Due to last week’s snow days we will extend the selling of magnet cards until February 10, 2014.  Please make sure you are ready to turn in all money and/or cards on Monday during homeroom. 

Talent Show Rescheduled - The CHS Talent Show is February 13th at 7pm. Rehearsals will be immediately after school Feb. 11 and 12.

Book Club - What:  Blue Devils Book Club

When:  February 13th, during each lunch period     

Where:  Memorabilia Room of the CHS Media Center

Why:  Discussion around the following books (you should have read at least one of the titles):

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett

Leverage by Joshua Cohen

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth by Daniel Hernandez

Bring your own sack lunch & drink!!!


Science Olympiad - This group meets in room 124 after school on Wednesday, Feb. 12th.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION - Registration is from Wednesday February 19 - Wednesday March 19. All students must register online! PLEASE NOTE: CHS website has changed! To find the AP Exam Registration link, please click on the "STUDENTS" tab.

Rifle Team - Congratulation to Kelly Orck and Josh Gonzales for shooting a score of 290 out 0f 300 to qualify for the GHSA Rifle State Finals. Congratulations for defeating Central Macon H.S. 1133 to 785.  The match high scorer was Kelly Orck (292) followed by Josh Gonzales (283) Veronica Leggett (280),Sierra Moon (278) Sara Daniels (272), Carmen Paige(253) and Nicole Hite 253. Way To Go, Blue Devils!


Air Show Volunteers - Earn all of your Volunteer / Service Hours in one weekend this Spring and it can count for next year.

            1. This will either count towards this year or next year's service hour commitment.  Especially juniors, you can count this for next year, so you don't have to worry about service hours while you're doing your senior project.

            2. What you will be doing: You will be expected to work at the Air Show on Saturday March 15th and Sunday March 16th, from 8-6 both days (which equals 20 hours).  The jobs include working the kiddie rides, selling food and drinks, or taking tickets at the gate. 

            Come sign up on Coach Perry's door - room 310 - but please don't sign up and then not follow through with this commitment.  The businesses we will be working for are counting on you.


Senior Superlative and Class Favorite Results

- Congratulations to all who are honored -


Mr. and Miss CHS - Chris Scrivner and Hannah Henderson

Most Attractive - Wes Evermon and Tahira Allen

Friendliest - Cameron Hite and Mary Casey Powers

Most Talented - Taggart Price and Michelle Vatral

Funniest - Andrew Cowart and Chantal Alford

Most Likely to Succeed - MJ Lloyd and Madison Johnson

Most Academic - Daniel Faught and Yelim Youm

Most Dedicated - Bo Bridges and Kayla Tew

Most Athletic - James Traylor and Sydney Sprague

Best Dressed - Will Ard and Ayana Mabry

Most Spirited - Carson Snider and Madison McKelvey


Senior class favorites - Dagem Araya, Jasmyn Bernard, Carson Cummings, Sarah Ehrhart, Mitchell Hart, Maddy Lewis, Mario Parra, McKenzie Siter, Katrell Smith, Fiona Ward


Junior class favorites - Andrew Snodgrass, Carson Outler, Drew Aguilar, Erin Moore, Ivan Rome, Justin Geter, Rachel Cochran, Ramond Cochran, Sarah Beth Guidry, Will Lowery


Sophomore class favorites - Brandon Palmer, Caroline Kittrell, Catie Wulff, Dante Lawson, Patrick Edwards, Ja'Quan Mason, Mary Tindall Smith, Nyla White, Sam Cargill, Zaria Singleton

Freshmen class favorites - Ben Smith, Bremer Eysel, Brittany Floyd, Cameron Chandler, Haaris Soomro, Kaitlyn Lester, Luke Paul, Mailee Allen, Mallory Martin, Tej Patel


Academic Honors - Please congratulate the following CHS students who have been recognized for their achievement on the National Classical Etymology Exam.   David Liss-Gold Medal-Advanced; Ben Tucker-Gold Medal-Intermediate; John Ingenito-Silver Medal-Intermediate; Arun Benny-Bronze Medal-Advanced; Autumn Nobles-Bronze Medal-Advanced; Joseph Tucker-Bronze Medal-Advanced; Tucker Oliver-Bronze Medal-Advanced


Fellowship of Christian Athletes - FCA Presents:    Jeremy Williams at the CHS auditorium, Feb 27, 2014, 6:00pm.  Please come and get motivated by this speaker.


Beta Club - The Beta Club meets in the auditorium after school on Tuesday, 11 Feb.


Powderpuff Pictures - The yearbook staff would like to print your pictures of the Powderpuff teams and game shots that could be used. If you have any pictures, please contact Ashaunti Humphries here at Columbus High in room 310 during your lunch or send the pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


WIN GIFT CARDS - Student 2 Student will kick off their 4th annual book drive for Wynnton Elementary School in February. Red collections boxes will be placed in all homerooms. The purpose of this red box is for students and teachers to donate gently used children’s books. On the side of the box is an envelope with entry forms that can be filled out for each book donated. An entry form should be completed and placed inside each book donated. Books will be collected February 3rd - 26th. Drawings for the gift cards will be held in March.


Wrestling - This past weekend the Columbus High wrestling team travelled to Carrollton to participate in the 4A Area Tournament.  Knowing that this is the part of the season where a loss means the end of your season, the wrestlers came out ready to wrestle.  This was evident during the last round of the tournament where the Blue Devil Matmen won 10 of the 11 matches they wrestled.  At the end of the day, 11 of the 12 wrestlers qualified for the Sectional Tournament this weekend.  Katrell Smith continued his dominance of the 160lb weight class stomping his way to the championship title for the second consecutive week.  Taking 3rd place for the Blue Devils are: Tristan Catterton (152lbs), Michael Toole (182lbs), and William NanaFabu (285lbs).  Justin Bowles surprised the competition with a 4th place finish at 195lbs.  Those who qualified as an alternate are:Elliot Reeder (106), Johnathan Toole (113), Josh McAlister (138), Patrick Barnett (145), Ivan Rome (170), Justin Geter (220).  The wrestlers will travel to Fayette County this weekend for the sectional tournament, where they will try to earn a spot at the almighty State Tournament.  Good luck guys!!!


Social Studies Honors - Trenton Smith, a 9th grader, who won 1st Place in the Political Science category and Best in Show for the High School Division at the MCSD Social Studies Fair this weekend.  His project was on “Stand Your Ground” laws.  He will represent CHS at the Region Social Studies Fair at the end of the month. 


National School Counseling Week 2014 - "School Counseling: Building Magical Futures," will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2014, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Medical Center Volunteers - If you are interested in volunteering this summer at the Medical Center, please see Mrs. Solomons after school in room 206. Completed applications are due by March 30th.

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! - If you are interested in volunteering at Columbus Regional Health Hospital this summer, please see your grade level counselor for an application. The application deadline is April 1st. You must be between the ages of 14-18 years old.




1st Place in Region

1st Place in Largest Local Chapter Membership


Ren, Shirley, Accounting I, 1st Place, advancing to State

Nobles, Autumn, Accounting I, 9th Place, advancing to State

Clark, Adams, Gonzales, Josh,  Jino, Nithin, Banking & Financial Systems Team, 1st Place, advancing to State

Clark, Adams, Individual, Banking & Financial Systems, 1st Place, advancing to State

Gonzales, Josh, Individual, Banking & Financial Systems, 2nd Place, advancing to State

Jino, Nithin, Individual, Banking & Financial Systems, 3rd Place, advancing to State

Wu, Steven, Business Calculations, 1st Place, advancing to State

Prewitt, Davon, Business Calculations, 3rd Place, advancing to State

Ali, Hamzah, Business Calculations, 8th Place, advancing to State

Henley, Katie, Business Communications, 1st Place, advancing to State

Patel, Arnav, Business Communications, 4th Place, advancing to State

Parab, Ekta, Business Communications, 5th Place, advancing to State

Prewitt, Davon, Business Math, 5th Place, advancing to State

Koon, Thonny, Business Math 2nd Place, advancing to State

Shajan, Anju, Business Math, 10th Place, advancing to State

Johnson, Madison, Economics, 3rd Place, advancing to State

Ali, Hamzah, Economics, 6th Place, advancing to State

Clark, Adams, Gonzales, Josh, Jino, Nithin, Entrepreneurship Team, 1st Place

Jones, Alexus, McGaan, Cal, Zheng, Zhong. 4th Place

Gonzales, Josh, Individual, Entrepreneurship, 2nd Place

Jino, Nithin, Individual, Entrepreneurship, 4th Place

Zheng, Zhong, Individual, Entrepreneurship, 5th Place

Clark, Adams, Individual, Entrepreneurship, 6th Place

Jones, Alexus, Individual, Entrepreneurship, 10th Place

Dabke, Varad, Marsh, Matt, Young, Andrew, Global Business Team, 1st Place

Patel, Arnax, Prasade, Ninad, Shukla, Global Business Team, 2nd Place

Dabke, Varad, Individual, Global Business, 1st Place

Patel, Arnav, Individual, Global Business, 2nd Place

Prasade, Ninad, Individual, Global Business, 3rd Place

Marsh, Matt, Individual, Global Business, 6th Place

Shukla, Dhairya, Individual, Global Business, 7th Place

Tyler, Alaya, Help Desk, 5th Place

Malla, Geethika, Help Desk, 6th Place

Earl-Bledsoe, Help Desk, 8th Place

Nobles, Autumn, Parab, Ekta, Hospitality Management Team, 1st Place, advancing to State

Nakirikanti, Sai, Punjani, Aamir, Sahoo, Ishan, Hospitality Management Team, 5th Place

Parab, Ekta, Individual, Hospitality Management, 1st Place, advancing to State

Nobles, Autumn, Individual, Hospitality Management, 5th Place, advancing to State

Punjani, Aamir, Individual, Hospitality Management, 8th Place, advancing to Stat

Sahoo, Ishan, Individual, Hospitality Management, 10th Place, advancing to State

Shajan, Anju, Introduction to Business Communication, 2nd Place, advancing to State

Goldsmith, Tanner, Introduction to Business Communication, 5th Place, advancing to State

Kimsey, Mia, Introduction to Business Communication, 10thPlace, advancing to State

Patel, Monil, Introduction to Information Technology, 3rd Place, advancing to State

Hines, Thomas, Introduction to Information Technology, 7th Place, advancing to State

Goldsmith, Tanner, Introduction to Information Technology, 9th Place, advancing to State

Desai, Sarina, Doshi, Moksha, Patel, Mira, Management Decision Making, Team, 4th Place

Desai, Sarina, Individual, Management Decision Making, 7th Place

Doshi, Moksha, Individual, Management Decision Making, 9th Place

Patel, Mira, Individual, Management Decision Making, 10th Place

Earl-Bledsoe, Maya, Henley, Katie, Malla, Geethika, Management Information Team, 1st Place

Amin, Luv, Patel, Monil, Management Information Team, 2nd Place

Henley, Katie, Individual, Management Information, 1st Place, advancing to State

Malla, Geethika, Individual, Management Information, 2nd Place

Earl-Bledsoe, Maya, Individual, Management Information, 3rd Place

Amin, Luv, Individual, Management Information, 4th Place

Patel, Monil, Individual, Management Information, 5th Place

Hines, Thomas, Holden, Joy, Johnson, Madison, Marketing Team, 1st Place, advancing to State

Holden, Joy, Individual, Marketing, 3rd Place, advancing to State

Johnson, Madison, Individual, Marketing, 4th Place, advancing to State

Hines, Thomas, Individual, Marketing, 5th Place, advancing to State

Kiker, Jared, Individual, Marketing, 10th Place

Desai, Sarina, Kiker, Jared, Nakirikanti, Sai, Patel, Mira, Sahoo, Ishan, Parliamentary Procedure Team, 1st Place

Lawson, Dante, Rynearson, Valerie, Tyler, Alaya, Upadhayay, Shivani, Williams, Donald, Parliamentary     Procedure Team, 2nd Place

Sahoo, Ishan, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 1st Place, advancing to State

Williams, Donald, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure 2nd Place, advancing to State

Nakirikanti, Sai, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 4th Place, advancing to State

Lawson, Dante, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 5th Place, advancing to State

Desai, Sarina, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 7th Place

Patel, Mira, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 8th Place

Tyler, Alaya, Individual, Parliamentary Procedure, 10th Place

Shukla, Dhairya, Personal Finance, 2nd Place, advancing to State

Kimsey, Mia, Personal Finance, 4th Place, advancing to State

Marsh, Matt, Personal Finance, 6th Place, advancing to State

Barton, John, Lawson, Dante, Williams, Donald, Sports & Entertainment Management Team, 3rd Place

Lawson, Dante, Individual, Sports & Entertainment Management, 5th Place

Barton, John, Individual, Sports & Entertainment Management, 6th Place

Jones, Alexus, Client Service, 5th Place

Evans, Dillon, Zheng, Zhong, Emerging Business Issues Team, 1st Place, advancing to State

Young, Andrew, Future Business Leader, 4th Place, advancing to State

Wu, Steven, Future Business Leader, 6th Place

Doshi, Moksha, Future Business Leader, 9th Place


NOMINATE A YOUNG VOLUNTEER FOR UP TO $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS - Parents can nominate their teen for the Kohl's Care Scholarship. Awards will be given for two different age groups: ages 6-12 and ages 13-18. Nominations should describe how the student has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped people who are NOT related to the student. The primary volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months (March 16, 2013 - March 14, 2014). Nominations must be submitted online by 11:59 CST, March 14, 2014. For more information, go to


QUEST BRIDGE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JUNIORS - QuestBridge seeks students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets the admissions standards of our partner colleges. These are students  can envision thrive on the campus of a leading college. In addition, juniors must demonstrate evidence of financial hardship and obstacles they have overcome.


While there are no absolute academic or financial cut-offs, the majority of our successful applicants share the following characteristics:


·       They are in the top 5% or 10% of their class.

·       They have strong grades in challenging classes and high standardized test scores.

·       Their household income is less than $60,000 a year, and often less than $50,000 a year.

·       Often they are among the first generation in their family to attend college.


High school juniors can apply to the College Prep Scholarship through a free online application. The application allows juniors to apply to multiple awards at once. To be considered for a summer program scholarship or college counseling, you should indicate your interest in the Awards section of the application. Applicants are automatically considered for all other awards, with the exception of Quest for Excellence awards, which require additional short essays.  Additional information and scholarship applications are available at    Application deadline is March 26, 2014.





Here is a list of upcoming writing contests that you may be eligible to enter:


Oratorical Contest:                        CALL FOR INTEREST      

            SEE MS. CARTER ASAP

            Sponsor:       Columbus Optimist

            Grades:         9-12

            Specifics:     Theme: “How My Passions Impact the World”

                                    Students entering must have been under the age of 19 as of

                                                December 31, 2013.         

                                    The prepared oration must be an original effort.

                                    This is a request for names of students interested in this contest.  A list of

interested students will be maintained by Ms. Carter.   The entry does not need to be ready or even outlined when you see Ms. Carter. 

Columbus High is limited to two (2) female and two (2) male participants.       Our entries will be forwarded in the order in which Ms. Carter            receives them.


Essay Contest

Deadline:      February 14, 2014, by 11:59 pm

Sponsor:       Stossel in the Classroom

Grades:         9-12

Specifics:     500 to 1000 word essay

                        View the video at

Theme: Food Nannies: Who Decides What You Eat?

                                                Should it be government's job to try to keep people healthy? Why

                                                or why not?  Support your analysis with a least one example from

                                                 the video “Myths, Lies, and Complete Stupidity,".   

Award:                      125 various cash prizes

For More Information:       See Ms. Carter in the Media Center

Return:                      Entries must be returned to Ms. Carter on a flash drive.  Ms. Carter will

submit all entries.


Writing Contest

Deadline:      February 26, 2014

Sponsor:       Georgia Department of Education

(Young Georgia Authors' Writing Competition)

Grades:                     9-12

Specifics:     any type of student writing is allowed - must be original

                        typed, one side of paper, double-spaced, New Times Roman 12 pt. font

                        5 page maximum

                        official entry form required

                        no identifying information on the item

original plus 1 copy required, entries will not be returned

Award:                      not listed

For More Information:       See Ms. Carter in the Media Center.

Return:          All entries must be returned to Ms. Carter.  CHS will send one entry per grade to     the District level for judging.


College Recruiters Scheduled to Visit CHS in the Coming Weeks


Students must sign up in the Guidance Office at least 24 hours before the visit and fill out a pass to be signed by the teacher whose class they will miss.


February 5th, Wednesday at 2:00 pm – Georgia Regents (Augusta, GA)

March 28th, Friday at 2:00 pm – Mississippi State (Mississippi State, MS)


Speech and Debate Team are Winners - The CHS Speech and Debate Team has started 2014 strong, competing back-to-back weekends since returning for the spring semester.           

            January 9-10, the team traveled to Grady High School in Atlanta for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Invitational.  Eighteen students represented CHS and took home the following honors:

            Policy Debate: In their first tournament, Ekta Parab and Arnav Patel placed 4th out of 13 teams in Novice Policy.  Arnav was named 5th place speaker. Thomas Hines and Varad Dabke won 2nd place JV Policy Debate.  Thomas was 5th place speaker and Varad was 1st place Speaker.

            Public Forum: Yannik Marazia and Jazmine Buckley won 2nd place in Novice Public Forum.  Sam Cargill and Caroline Sayers (3rd place speaker) were Semi-Finalists.  Also representing CHS in Novice PF were Sharvil Patel and Aamir Punjani.

            In Varsity PF, Joy Holden and Drew Young advanced to the Semi-Final round.  Drew earned 2nd place speaker honors.  Matt Marsh and Tanner Goldsmith also competed in Varsity PF.

            Speech: Katie Nelson and Sarah Read won 4th place in a very competitive field of Duo Interpretations.  Sarah, Ana Mejia, and Rachael McConnell also competed in Dramatic Interpretation, with Rachael advancing to semi-finals.

            We barely had an opportunity to recover from Grady before we were on the road again, traveling January 18 to Jackson, Georgia.  Once again, Columbus received high honors, with twenty-three students representing our school in five different events.

            Policy Debate: In Novice Policy, Dillon Evans and Donald Williams won first place, with Dillon earning recognition as 2nd place speaker.  Ekta Parab and Arnav Patel also competed, with Ekta winning 1st place Novice speaker. Thomas Hines and Varad Dabke won 2nd place in Varsity Policy.  Varad was named 3rd place speaker.

            Public Forum: At the novice level, both of our teams won high honors.  Aamir Punjani and Sharvil Patel won 4th place, and Caroline Sayers and Sam Cargill earned 2nd place in the novice division.  Aamir won 7th place speaker, Sam was named 3rd place speaker, and Caroline was the 2nd place speaker.

            In Varsity PF, Drew Young and Jacob Harvey advanced to the semi-final round.  Drew was named 4th place speaker.  Matt Marsh and Tanner Goldsmith won second place in the varsity division, earning them a bid to the state championship in March.  Also competing were Kyle Canady and Jazmine Buckley

            Speech: Jinny Van Doorn won 5th place and a bid to the state championship in Impromptu Speaking. Our entries in Duo Interpretation swept the awards, with Katie Nelson & Sarah Read earning 1st place, and Emily Harvey & Hannah Rauhut winning 2nd place.

Sarah Read, Taylor Blackwell, and Rachael McConnell competed in Dramatic Interpretation. Rachael, in only her second tournament, won 2nd place! The combined efforts of these talented students earned Columbus High the 2nd place Sweepstakes award for overall wins!  The team now begins preparation for the novice/JV state tournament in February.

            Please take the opportunity to congratulate these students on their incredible achievements when you see them.  Thanks to Ms. Doran, our parent volunteers, and our school faculty and staff for supporting CHS Speech and Debate!


Journalism Conference - Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference for Juniors

This all expenses paid journalism conference promotes the role of the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy and inspires students to pursue journalism careers.   This will be an incredible life changing opportunity for 51 high school juniors from across the United States.


To qualify as an applicant for this program:


You must be a high school junior who will graduate in the Class of 2015.

You must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism.

You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”

You must be available to attend the conference June 21-26, 2014, in Washington D.C.


Apply online at:

Deadline for applications is February 1, 2014.


Endevvr Summer Program at Georgia Tech - Endevvr helps high school students start, run, and fund real companies.  Taught by Ivy League professors and top-tier management consultants, the program is highly rated; last year’s alumni considered it to be “the best, most transformational experience of their life.”  The six week program will be held in the Summer 2014 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Application deadlines are January 10, 2014 for early admission, and March 1, 2014 for regular admission.  The total cost of the program is $6800 for 6 weeks, which includes housing, a full meal plan, and tuition.  A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available.  For more information, contact Martin Miller, Managing Director Endevvr Summer Incubator, or visit


Duke Summer Academy - Duke University proudly begins accepting applications December 2nd, for two exciting academic programs for high school students during the summer of 2014! Duke’s four-week Summer College for High School Students program takes place June 28 – July 25 and is designed to enhance your students’ readiness for future admission to an undergraduate degree program at a selective and prestigious university or college. Students currently in grades 10 & 11 will make friends from all over the globe as they learn from the highly-trained, highly-intriguing faculty of Duke University and earn college credit.

     For students currently in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 we offer a new three-week program Duke Summer Academy for High School Students July 5 - 25. This program is designed for personal enrichment and offers a two-part daytime course in Global Citizenship and Leadership and an evening course with many exciting options available. The classroom environment is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive, and the residential life is full of exciting excursions and activities.
     For more information, visit




Recurring Announcements


Yearbook Prices - The offer for personalization on the yearbook cover is over, and the price of the book is now $65


Math Team - The Math Team meets every Thursday in room 133 at 3:30.


Recycling Bins- Only paper and cardboard should be placed in the blue bins -no drink bottles, food items, garbage, clothing, etc.

            Thank you for participating. Every green effort helps!


Student Bible Club - This group meets every Thursday morning at 7:45 in room 104. Come hear a devotion brought by a student. Enjoy fellowship with other students. Also there are doughnuts.


Literary Magazine - Submit to our literary magazine, SCORZA. We are currently taking prose, poetry, and art submissions from students of all grades.  Send your questions and submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The subject line of your email should include your name, grade, and homeroom teacher.  However, the body of your submission should not have your name on it.  Pictures should be in .jpg or .png format.


Freshmen Class - All Freshmen and Freshmen Parents: Please visit the freshman class website for updates and news that might be helpful during your freshman year:


Feel free to contact Mrs. Belt, your 9th grade counselor, with any questions.


Sophomores - The sophomores have a website. The web address is:


Juniors - Stop by the Guidance and Counseling Office to peruse the Junior Resource Box which is full of brochures and flyers from various colleges for you to take.  Upcoming college fairs are posted on the CHS Website for Junior Students and Parents:


Old Yearbooks - You may purchase yearbooks from the last four years at a price of $40.  If you are interested, see Coach Perry in room 310.  Make checks payable to "Columbus High School."


Academic Decathlon - All meetings for Academic Decathlon are now Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Media Center Reference Room.


Chess Club – The CHS Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 in the Media Center and Media Center Classroom.  All students are welcome.


FCA - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be held every Friday in the gym at 8:00 - breakfast will be served.


Cherry Berry - Cherry Berry will be on campus during lunch hours every 1st Friday of the month.


Library Hours - The CHS Media Center opens at 8:10 (when the bell rings) each morning.

We are closed after school on the first Monday of each month. We are open Tuesday – Friday until 4:30 (unless we have something unusual like a district wide meeting to attend—in these cases we place a sign on our front door announcing that we will not be open that afternoon).


Guidance - Any Senior planning to attend the University of Virginia should see Mrs. Strunk regarding a scholarship program that requires a nomination.  Students should have stellar grades and SAT/ACT scores, as well as an outstanding resume of community/school service.


Dream Trip - The Alps, beautiful countryside, Rhine River cruise, cathedrals, castles, holocaust, great food.  What do all of these things have in common?  They are on the itinerary for the June 2014 Dream Trip to Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.  If you are interested in going on this trip please see either Mrs. Zachry or Mrs. Highnote for more information.




Art and Essay Contest

Deadline:       December 20, 2013 by 12:00 AM

Sponsor:       Istanbul Center and the Atlantic Institute

Grades:         9-12

Specifics:     theme Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How Does Social Media

                        Change the Future of Our World?

                        Rubric for submission is online at

one entry per student in art

one entry per student in the essay

Award:                       1st Place - trip to Turkey

            For More Info:          See online at

Return:                      Individual students will be responsible for all submission.

The Fountain City Slam is embarking on yet another fun-filled and enriching year of self-expression. The slam season kicks off in September at their new home, Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, 31901. Please see the below upcoming events that the entire family can enjoy: Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, 31901  Admission: FREE

Fountain City Slam Youth Open Mic - Beginning September 11th, Local youth talent (ages 13 – 19) are invited to come out and express themselves! Whether you’re a poet, singer, comedian, or rapper, we welcome all talent to the mic. Sign-up starts at 6 PM. There are only 15 performance slots. Material must be 5 minutes or less. Every 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Fountain City Slam Youth Poetry Slam Competition - This event is open to area youth (ages 13 – 19). A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Those interested in slamming should come prepared with at least 2 original poems, no longer than 3 minutes in length. Sign-up starts at 6 PM.  The first 10 slammers to sign up will be allowed to compete. The top 3 from each preliminary slam will advance to the finals to be held in March. The top finishers from the finals will represent the city at Brave New Voices in Philadelphia in July 2014. Every 4th Wednesday @ 6:30 PM.