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Announcements, Thursday, April 24, 2014

by on Apr. 24, 2014

Thursday, 24 April is Senior Cap & Gown photo Day - All seniors (boys and girls) must wear a white collar shirt.  You may bring it and put it on only for the photo, but if you don't have one, you will have to wear a fake white collar that Lifetouch provides.

            Boys must also wear a dark-colored neck tie, or one will be provided.

If you have any questions, see Coach Perry in room 310.

            Make-ups - If you miss these photos on Thursday, you will have to go to Lifetouch Studios on Saturday May 17th.  You must call them first to arrange an appointment. 706-568-1650

To Be or Not To Be... - Auditions for the ACTING/PRODUCTION CLASS for 2014-15 (next school year) will be k on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 – 24, from 3:45 – 5:00.  Auditions will be held in Room 112. Those interested, please prepare a 1 minute monologue of your choice to be presented from memory.  You should sign up for a group time slot.  There will be 10 people admitted for each time slot. You may leave after you’ve performed.

If you are interested in working tech for next year, see Mrs. Collins for more information.

Students planning to attend CSU after graduation  - This summer CSU will introduce their Rapid Start Summer Freshman Learning Communities.  Classes will complete in 7 weeks instead of the traditional 15!  No Friday classes!  Introductory courses in business, communication, English, math and music will be available.  Students planning to attend CSU after graduation should definitely explore this as an option to the start of your college experience!  Call 706-507-8883 or go to ColumbusState.edu/Summer for more information.  Deadline:  May 30.

 

 

Art in the Library - We enjoyed having all the art work in the media center! Thank you so much for brightening our library! Now that the art show is concluded, all participants are encouraged to retrieve their art work before it finds a new owner.  :-)

 

FBLA members - Pick up your FBLA t-shirt before or after school Thursday,April 24, or wait until Wednesday, April 30, and after.  Thanks.

 

EPIC - Takes place in the auditorium from 7-9 on Friday, April 25th.

 

Relay for Life - The Relay for Life Walk is April 25 at 6:30 at the CSU intermural fields. All students attending need to wear their shirt and bring money for the activities at the walk. If you are spending the night bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.

 

Volunteers are needed - The Chattahoochee Valley Library System is now taking applications for their Summer Volunteer Program. If you are interested in signing up to complete your CHS Summer 2014 volunteer hours with the Chattahoochee Valley Library System, please meet with Mrs. Bynam briefly on Friday April 25th, 2014 in room 209 IMMEDIATELY AFTER SCHOOL! CVLS completes their own process for selecting summer volunteers and all paperwork must be submitted to the Main Library by April 30th Volunteer space is limited!

 

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.

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.

 

Summer Jobs - McDonalds at Bradley Park is currently in the process of rebuilding facilities.  The management for that business is currently hiring for the summer and beyond (part time opportunities).  There are scholarships that are available for employees, as well.  Students (especially seniors seeking summer employment) may want to check out this out – especially those planning on attending CSU!

 

Waddell Elementary Reunion Cookout - Waddell Elementary School is planning a reunion cookout for graduating seniors who attended Waddell.  The cookout will be Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Waddell.  Those with questions may contact personnel at 706-569-3722.

 

Cake for Military Kids!!! - In celebration of the  Month of the Military Child, cake will be served to all military students in the cafeteria during their lunch.  Please look for the tables in the back of the cafeteria.  Don’t forget to Purple Up! on Thursday for military kids.

 

Envirothon - Please extend congratulations to our Envirothon Team who competed yesterday in the State Competition in Griffin, GA. Our team competed in 5 categories:  Forestry, Wildlife, Aquatic Ecology, Soils/Land Use, and Current Issues - Sustainable Agriculture. CHS finished 3rd in Forestry, 3rd in Wildlife, and 4th Overall. Envirothon Team Members: Matthew Adams, Hamzah Ali, Olivia Choi, Jinny Van Doorn, Josh Gonzales, Alexandria Williams

 

College Fair - Voorhees College will sponsor a recruitment fair on Sat., May 3 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Columbus Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue.  Scholarships will be available on site.  Students attending should bring an unofficial copy of their transcripts.  E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

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 – 12

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 http://isakson.senate.gov by Friday, May 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

 

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 http://jvafoundation.org/scholarships.html.

 

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!!

 

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 House.gov 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.

 

                                   

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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:

 

http://dnbelt24.wix.com/chscounselorscorner

 

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

 

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

 

www.phillipsmelaniec.wix.com/chssophomores

 

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:   

 

http://teacherweb.com/GA/ColumbusHS/Harnois

 

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.

 

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 HighSchool 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
http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students

 

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).

 

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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.