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Announcements, Tuesday, May 20, 2014

by on May. 19, 2014

2014-2015 Student Council Members - Mandatory meeting Friday, March 23, 2014 in room 206. Come directly to room 206 after homeroom. We will meet until lunch and plan for next year.

 Community Service Orientation - Red Cross community Service Orientation on Wednesday, May 21 after school in room 201.

Achievers International students - you need to briefly check with Ms. Bailey immediately after school today, Tuesday, May 20thregarding your export product to the Dubai British School, and the agenda for the next and last meeting of the year. If you are unable to see Ms. Bailey for any reason, you must email her to that effect.

Yearbook Prices - Yearbooks are still available and cost $70 as of 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, homeroom, or after school. 



Seniors who are members of NEHS - 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.


Academic Decathlon - a planning meeting for the 2014-2015 competition year will be held Tuesday, May 20th at 3:45 in the Media Center.  Current team members, former team members and anyone interested are invited to attend.


Community Service - Orientation for summer service hours at Muscogee Manor will be held Tuesday, May 20, at 3:30 in Room 315.



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.


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.


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


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. 


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.


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


Community Service - Orientation for Feeding the Valley Food Bank will be held on Wednesday, May 21, from 4:30-5:00 at the food bank. The address is 5928 Coca Cola Boulevard | Columbus, Georgia 31909-5531    This is a reminder that orientation is mandatory and that failure to attend will result in a grade deduction. See Mrs. Sayama in room 222 if you have any questions.


Animal Ark Rescue – Summer Volunteer Orientation information is as follows: 

Your MANDATORY orientation will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.  Orientation will take approximately one hour and will be held at Animal Ark Rescue, 5133 Sacerdote Lane, Columbus, Georgia.  The phone number is 706-566-5947, and your volunteer coordinator is Holly Gonzalez.  You will receive more pertinent information from your homeroom teacher. If you have questions, please see Ms. Mills in Room 301.  Thanks for your help!  


Look at all our success in math! -


CHS Math Team                                                     2013-2014 Competitions

State Math Competitions

Kennesaw State

Round 2 Finalists – Ninad Prasade and Farita Tasnim

CHS Top Scorers  1st -  Farita Tasnim ,  2nd – Ninad Prasade,  3rd – Adams Clark


Nov. 2013


5th Place Individual – Farita Tasnim

4th Place Overall Team

GA Southwestern

Jan. 2014

Tournament Champion

1st Place Division 3A

1st Place Individual Scorer for Division 3A – Farita Tasnim

2nd Place Individual Scorer for Division 3A – Daniel Faught

Top 4 – Farita Tasnim, Daniel Faught, Vraj Patel, Adams Clark


Feb. 2014

Tournament Champion

2nd Place – Category 1 Large Schools Division (Trystin, Wesley, Steven)

1st Place Individual Scorer for Category 1 – Trystin McCann

Top CHS Scorer – Trystin McCann

Top Freshman Scorer – Trystin McCann

1st Place – Group Problem Solving – Columbus Team A

     John Barton, Jonathan VanKley, Veer Shah, Ryan Mecca



Feb. 2014

Tournament Champion

1st Place Varsity Team – Category IV

1st Place Category IV Individual Scorer – Farita Tasnim

2nd Place Category IV Individual Scorer – Daniel Faught

Top CHS Varsity Scorer – Farita Tasnim

1st Place Junior Varsity Team – Category III

1st Place Category III Individual Scorer – Pavel Pivarshev

Top CHS Junior Varsity Scorer – Pavel Pivarshev

Top 4 JV – Pavel, Sharvil, Ty, Andrew

Top 4 Varsity – Farita, Daniel, Vraj, Russell

CSU Calculus

April 2014

CHS Clean Sweep – 1st Place Team

Calculus Individual Awards –

1st Place – Farita Tasnim, 2nd Place – Daniel Faught, 3rd Place – Joseph Cantrell

Precalculus Individual Awards –

1st Place – Jared Vale, 2nd Place – John Barton, 3rd Place – Ishan Sahoo

Top 4 Individual Scores Overall:

Farita Tasnim, Daniel Faught, Joseph Cantrell, Jared Value

GA State Math Tournament

14th Place Overall

2nd Place – Division 3A

Georgia Math League

Tied for 7th Place

Individual High Scorer:  Farita Tasnim (Tied for 10th place in state)


John Barton, Ninad Prasade, Ishan Sahoo, Shivani Upadhayay, Dhairya Shukla

National Math Competitions


Farita Tasnim


Highest AMC12 Score – Farita Tasnim

Highest AMC10 Score – Ishan Sahoo

AIME Qualifiers – Farita Tasnim


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.