Dear Parents and Students,
I am excited to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! As your new principal it is my privilege to serve our students, families, faculty, and community, as we work together to provide the best opportunities for high student achievement & academic success. I’ve been a proud Blue Devil for 17 years now, having served as a classroom teacher for 10 years and an assistant principal for 7 years. My many years of service at Columbus High School has instilled in me a deep love for our rich traditions and a great belief in our mission to inspire and equip our students to achieve unlimited potential.
Our mantra this school year is BE YOUR BEST AT CHS! The faculty and staff of CHS are committed to giving you our best in instruction, leadership, and service. We will also challenge our students to be their best in scholarship, character, and ingenuity as we guide them towards achieving their personal goals for college and career readiness.
I want to provide a few updates as we prepare for the start of the school year. Our building renovation is still underway. The building continues to remain inaccessible to the public; however, we anticipate we will open our doors Tuesday, August 1st. Beginning Wednesday, July 19th, administrators and secretaries will return to the school building, and we will no longer be temporarily working from Rainey McCullers School of the Arts. We will be able to receive calls on our school office lines beginning Wed., July 19th, but again, we are not permitted to have public access inside the building until Tue. 8/1, due to safety concerns and the campus still being designated as a hard-hat zone. We are very excited about the renovations to our building, to include new carpet throughout, freshly painted classrooms, new landscaping & pressure washing, and new stairs leading to our main entrance!
Be on the lookout for more information this Friday 7/21 regarding our Verification Day (Aug. 3rd) for 10th – 12th graders and Orientation Night (Aug. 3rd) for incoming 9th graders and transfer students. You will also receive detailed information about the start of the school year, schedules, bus passes, parking, and other important information. This information will be sent via the BlackBoard ConnectEd email messaging system.
As a reminder, all parents are required by the school district to complete Online Registration (OLR). This is a mandatory requirement by the Muscogee County School District to ensure your child’s enrollment at Columbus High School for the 2023-2024 school year.
Every student must have OLR completed prior to getting a schedule on CHS Verification Day on August 3rd. Please visit the district website to complete your online registration and upload the required forms, if you have not done so already. Please use this link to access OLR: Student Registration – Online Registration (muscogee.k12.ga.us) Any documents requested during the registration process must be uploaded or the student’s status cannot be finalized. For questions, please call the school at 706-748-2534, or email our school secretary: Mrs. Tracee Patrick, at Patrick.Tracee.S@muscogee.k12.ga.us.
The entire CHS faculty and staff looks forward to working with you this year. This will be an exciting year and we can’t wait to welcome you back on the first day of school, Tue. August 8th!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email at Allen.Sonya.M@muscogee.k12.ga.us or call the school office to arrange a meeting.
Let’s Go Blue!