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Announcements, Thursday, May1, 2014

by on Apr. 30, 2014

Track & Field Advance to State - The following Blue Devils will be competing for the state championship in their events!  Girls compete this week in Albany and boys compete next week in Jefferson.  Please congratulate them and wish them luck!

            Brittany Floyd: 1600 (Thursday) and Long Jump (Friday)

            Harper Fine: 1600 (Thursday)

            Hope Skypek: 3200 (Thursday)

            Briana Dent: Discus (Friday)       Bo Bridges: 3200 (Next Friday)

Excellent Summer Opportunity - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an exciting summer camp program for ambitious students entering grades 9-12 interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. There are programs available in the following fields: Geology, Fossils, Mining and Explosive Engineering, electronics and computers, Metallurgy, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Robotics.

     Each camp is a week-long program on the School of Mines campus. Students will live in the dorms and get in-depth, hands-on experience working with SDSMT professors.  The curricula are fun and engaging, but also challenging enough to provide students with a great pre-college experience.

     Visit  www.sdsmt.edu/learn for more information on tuition and registration . Additionally, academic and financial-need scholarships are available.

Science Club - This group has a meeting in room 124 after school on Wednesday, May 7th.

JCL - This group has a meeting in portable 1A  after school on Wednesday, May 7th.

Student Council -  This group has a meeting in room 206 at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7th.

Achievers International - Achievers International will be having a Fair Trade event in the cafeteria during all lunch periods today, May 1 and Friday May 2nd. There will be drawings for prizes on Friday. You must be there to be placed in the drawings. Come learn about Fair Trade and win yummy Fair Trade products!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 an upcoming writing contest 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

                                 

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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.

 

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."

 

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.