Announcements, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Relay For Life Shootathon - The Relay for Life Shootathon will be held in the Armory - April 14-18. All students must fill out the waiver form to participate. Students may shoot during lunch and with their teacher's permission. 

 Closing - The media center will close at 2:45 PM on Wednesday the 16th.

S2S - This organization will meet in room 308 after school on Wednesday, April 16th.

 Science Club - This group will meet in room 124 after school on Wednesday, April 16th.

JCL - This organization will meet in portable 1A after school on Wednesday, April 16th.

Peer Helpers - We have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, 4/16 at 3:30 in RM 307 to finalize EOCT cram session plans. This is a mandatory meeting so if you are unable to attend please visit Mrs. Belt beforehand.



If you have been invited to be inducted into the BETA Club - There will be a practice for the BETA Club induction ceremony on Monday, April 21st at 3:30 in the auditorium. It should last approximately 30 minutes. We will practice the ceremony. Please be in attendance.


ΜΑθ - These mathematicians will have a meeting from 3:30-400 in rm133 on Tuesday, April 22nd.


Beta Club Induction - This ceremony takes place in the auditorium at 6:00 on Tuesday, April 22nd.

Let Them Eat Crepes!!! - Thursday, April 17th- there will be a French Club Crepe Party in room 305 from 3:40-4:40.


Get out and vote - Columbus High will hold a voter registration on Thursday, April 17 in the cafeteria during all lunches.  Students who are eligible (age 18 with proof of identity) should take advantage of this opportunity to register!


Spring Pictures - Any student who would like to take a spring picture must sign up on the list posted on Coach Perry's door (room 310) by Thursday, April 17th.  This is open to anyone in any grade including seniors.  Also, you may choose to take pictures in groups with your friends if you like, but you must specify that when you sign up.  Spring Picture Day is Thursday the 24th.


Roll Tide- The University of Alabama regional recruiter will be available to meet with Juniors at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17th.  Interested Juniors should sign up in the Guidance and Counseling Office at least 24 hours before the visit and fill out a pass to be signed by the teacher whose class they will miss.  Location of the meeting will be posted in the Guidance office on April 17th.


The Academic Letters of Distinction applications are available in the guidance office April 11 - 18 - The Academic Letter of Distinction is an award that is presented at the Day of Distinction.  The award recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership in various categories.  A minimum overall grade point average of 3.75 (AP courses ONLY will be weighted) is required for consideration. Completed applications must be turned in to the guidance office no later than Tuesday, April 22. All grade levels are eligible to complete applications.


Envirothon - This group will meet in room 122 after school on Friday, April 18th.


Prom - The Junior/Senior Prom will be held on April 26 from 8-11 at the National Infantry Museum. All students who have paid there dues will receive a ticket next week during HR.


Girls INC. Scholarship - Girls, Inc. has made a scholarship application available to girls who are currently members OR who are past members of Girls, Inc. in Columbus.  Applications are on file in the Senior Box in the Guidance Office!  Deadline is May 30!


Spring Academy Day  - What?  An event held to familiarize students/parents with the process of applying for any U.S. military academy    When?  Saturday, May 17, 2014  - 10:00 until 11:30 a.m.

Where?  1408 Dobbins Place, Dobbins ARB 30069   Who?  Open to students grades 8-10

Why?  The process of applying for admission to a military academy is very different from simply applying to college.  One should not wait until the Senior year in high school to do begin the process!   Additional information:  ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING MUST MAKE A RESERVATION BY REGISTERING ONLINE AT by Friday, May 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!


GHP - Any Senior who attended GHP and would like to wear a GHP cord at graduation need to see Mr. Broda in room 302 ASAP.


PURPLE UP! FOR Military KIDS IN APRIL - Student 2 Student is inviting all students and faculty to “Purple Up!”  every Thursday during the month of April to show our support and thank military students for their strength and sacrifices. WHY PURPLE?  Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blue. 


Scholarship Opportunity - The JVA Scholarship applications are now open! The application deadline is April 30, 2014. The MSG Jared Van Aalst foundation has $13,000 to award. Eligible high school students can learn more about the JVA Memorial Foundation scholarships, and apply at


Memorial run to Honor Fallen Solider - What: 4th Annual MSG Jared Van Aalst Memorial 5/10 K Run

            When: Saturday June 14th 2014                        Registration begins at 7 am

            1 mile Race begins at 8 am                                  5/10 K Race begins at 8:30 am

            Where: Broadway & 11 Street, Columbus GA

            Cost: $25 and $20 for students, $30 race day


Scholarships for Seniors - Seniors should check the Senior Box in the Guidance Office for new scholarship opportunities!  The spring is the season for many local organizations to make scholarships available to students our area.  Local competition means better odds for achieving scholarships!!


CUTS FOR A CURE IS A SERVICE PROJECT OPEN TO YOU! - Bring someone close to your heart to make the cut for you and share this special moment. Donations of hair for wigs and headpieces for cancer patients will benefit. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. @ Brookstone School Illges Gym - For more information or to participate, email Kate Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ponytails must be 8 inches long and free of dyes, bleaches, and chemicals.


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


Congressional STEM App Challenge

Deadline:      April 30, 2014

Sponsor:      2nd Congressional District Office –

Representative Sanford Bishop

Grades:                     9-12    (student must live in 2nd Congressional District –

                                    see Ms. Carter to check your address)

Specifics:     student must be 13 as of February 1, 2014

                        may be individual or group entry

                        complete instructions including set up of account are with Ms. Carter

Award:            not specified, but would include the app being featured on the website

For More Information:       See Ms. Carter


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.


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.


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).



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