Announcements, Friday, May 16, 2014

by on May. 15, 2014

Yearbook Prices - Yearbooks are still available for purchase; the cost is $65, but it will go up to $70 on Tuesday, May 20th .  Bring a check to room 310, payable to Columbus High School.  If you bring cash, it must be for the exact amount, and you must come during lunch. 

Yearbooks are being given out at the end of 4th block on Friday, May 16th.

Scroll to the bottom of this file for all the instructions about yearbook distribution today.


Liberty Theatre Community Service - Those registered for Liberty Theatre Summer Arts Academy for community service this summer needs to come to an informative meeting on Friday, May 16th immediately after school in room 102.



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. 


Envirothon - there will be an end of the year party/meeting in room 122 on Wednesday, May 21st. There will be free food and cake available to both returning members and those interested in joining. 


Track & Field Banquet - The track & field team will be having their banquet Monday May 19th 5:00p-8:00p in the school’s cafeteria.


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.

            NEHS/NHS have a meeting after school in the auditorium on Tuesday, May 20th.


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.


Azalea Trace Meeting - Students who signed up to volunteer at Azalea Trace will meet with Dr. Harnois in the Guidance and Counseling Office at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20th.


California Dreamin'? - Dream no more!  Spring Break 2015 we’ll fly to San Francisco and head down the coast taking in all the sights as well as Los Angeles and San Diego!


There is a meeting for all interested on May 20at 5:30 in room 212.


Girls Inc. - The summer orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 21st after school in room 307.


JCL - This group has a meeting in P1A after school on Wednesday, May 21st.


Science Club - This group has a meeting in room 124 after school on Wednesday, May 21st.


Student Council - This group has a meeting in room 206 at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21st.


National Spanish Honor Society - Cords will be available for pickup after school the WEEK of GRADUATION on Tuesday and Wednesday in room 222.


Attention Peer Helpers - Congrats to the following students who were elected as next year’s officers: President – Nicole Hodge, Vice President - Faith Odutola, Secretary - Helly Shah, Historian - Alyssa Idahosa.


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!

 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


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.


Here is how the yearbook distribution should work:


1.     On Friday, during 3rd block, the yearbook students will deliver the boxes of PURCHASED books to each home room with a sign-up sheet inside for students to initial off on receipt of their books.  Many of the books are personalized, so it is important that students are given the right book.

2.     Please keep the yearbook boxes secured until the time we return to homeroom at the end of fourth block.  Yearbook students will arrive to distribute the books.  Please do not let the students have the books until my staff member arrives, unless… (see #3)

3.     If you have emailed me saying that you would be happy to get the students to sign for their books, then my staff will try to have a post-it note with each student’s name on the covers.  That should make it a little easier for you.

4.     After all books have been signed for, please send the sheets back up to my room (310) along with any books for students who were absent.  If there is no post-it note on the absent student’s book, please affix one with his or her name on it.  We will hold their books in room 310 until they come to claim them. Do not let another student sign for someone else’s book.

5.     Please remind everyone that we will not give refunds for books that have been written in, so before they get others to sign, they should inspect the book thoroughly.

6.     If a student claims to have purchased a book but is not highlighted on the list, then he or she may come to room 310 to work things out. We have a digital version of the receipt book, so we can check very quickly for any purchases.  Also, please remind students that they may purchase the book on Monday for $65 or on Tuesday for $70.  Checks should be payable to Columbus High School, while cash must be exact change.

7.     We have plenty of additional autograph pages and a few plastic covers left for $3.00 each.