Announcements, Monday, May 12, 2014

by on May. 09, 2014

Lacrosse Makes History - If you see a lacrosse player, please congratulate her on another great season.  The awesome Coach McDaniel would like especially to thank Coach Catchings for being a great assistant coach this year. She helped lead the JV to a 6-1-2 season, the best JV lacrosse season in CHS history!

 Volunteer Orientation - Columbus Museum will be holding Orientation on Thursday, May 15th at 3:30 in Mr. Jiles room 304.  This is mandatory for all students who are volunteering at the museum over the summer.

French Club - The last French club party will be held on Friday, May 16th from 3:40-4:40 in room 305. Please contact either Kaitlyn Floyd (251-586-4938) or Alex Owens (706-573-0593) or send us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions, comments, or concerns. 

Track & Field Banquet - The track & field team will be having their banquet Monday May 19th 5:00p-8:00p in the school’s cafeteria. Athletes who are attending need to come to the coaches office and check off by their name by Thursday May 15th.

Page One Winners - Please congratulate the following students who were winners in the Page One Awards Program sponsored by the Ledger-Enquirer and Columbus Regional. 

            Citizenship – Korie MacDougall (runner-up)              Drama – Nick Rulon (runner-up)

            English Literature – Madison Johnson (winner)       Journalism – Austin Seidel (runner-up)

            General Scholarship – Daniel Faught (winner)          Math – Hamzah Ali (runner-up)

            Social Studies – Yelim Youm (winner)

 Free Concert - On Tuesday, May 13th, the CHS Band will put on a concert in the auditorium at 6 pm.

 Beta Club - All members have a meeting in the auditorium after school on Tuesday, May 13th.



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.


AP World History Tutoring - AP World History Tutoring for the exam will be in Mr. DiQuattro's room from 3:45 - 4:45 this week and next week. It is open to all AP WH students. 


            Tuesday, May 13th - Comp and COT Essays                         Wednesday, May 14th - Unit 6


Volunteer Orientation - Britt David Community Service Orientation is Wednesday, May 14 after school in DiQuattro's room.


Faculty vs Powder Puff - On Friday May 16th the faculty will play flag football against this year’s powder puff champions, the Mighty Juniors. This game will follow the Varsity intra-squad blue and orange scrimmage game. The varsity scrimmage will be from 4-5:00 PM at Lakebottom Park. The powder puff game will begin at 5:00 and will end at 6:00.

            We will have the concession stand open; Chester BBQ will be selling BBQ at the park helping to support our team. Mr. Leverett will bring some band members down to bring a game atmosphere to the park. Students, come and purchase BBQ, feast on items from the concession stand, watch the varsity play, and witness the teachers dominate in flag football. J


Seniors who are members of NEHS - If you are in good standing, you may come by room 321 during 3rd block or after school the week of May 19th to pick up your NEHS cord to wear at graduation.

            As discussed at the meeting in April,  if a senior needs to make up missed meetings and a service hour then the student must bring 4 books for each requirement NOT met.  All this must be completed prior to Monday, May 19th.


Beta club - All juniors in Beta club should check the roster on Mrs. Calhoun’s door (room 104) before May 20th. Please check to see that your service points for the 2013/2014 school year are correct. If you have a question or concern please see Mrs. Calhoun before or after school.


Dance Team - Are you interested in becoming a member of the Columbus High School Dance Team? Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 31st at 9am in the CHS gym. There will be an informational meeting for interested dancers and parents on Tuesday May 27th at 5pm at Columbus High School in Room 209. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Bynam in Rm. 209 or Mrs. Jenkins in Rm. 203.


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 for more information on tuition and registration . Additionally, academic and financial-need scholarships are available.


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 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!


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 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!




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:


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."


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.