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 Academic Awards and Events

  Specific dates and times for MCSD events are provided on the

Instructional Calendar of Events

AND Online Calendar


Presidential Award Nominations for Teachers

Click the subject for a quick link down the page.

 Interdisciplinary    Language Arts       Mathematics         Science         Social Studies


Academic Decathlon TBA
Alabama Math Competition April - grades 1-8,
Future City Competition Visit  For more information, contact the Regional Coordinator, Dawn Ramsey, Extended University, Southern Polytechnic State University,
1100 S. Marietta Parkway, Atrium Building J-330, Marietta, GA 30060.
Phone: 678-915-4287or 678-915-3576    Email,
Georgia Odyssey of the Mind

Visit  and for the latest information. Register your team online at

Governor's Honors Program



Coordinators Handbook
Descriptions and Criteria
    Nomination Quota
    Student Nomination Form
           Sample AgSc Topic Review


      (Click the titles above to open documents.)

  GHP Home Page at GaDOE



The Georgia Honors Program (GHP) is a  summer residential instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl TBA
PAGE Academic Bowl


  PAGE Bowl Readers meet on October 30th to review rules and guidelines.              


 Competition is in November  at Hardaway High School

TBA PM refreshments        TBA PM Game 1 begins



      MCSD PAGE Bowl manual  - Team List Form, page 9


For more information and the latest manual, visit The PAGE Foundation.


The  PAGE Foundation Rules and Guidelines are located here.

Click here for the PAGE Homepage.

Campbell's Quiz Bowls books provide sample questions. Teams may find these useful in practice for the PAGE Academic Bowl.

Youth of the Month

             Exchange Club of Columbus Recognizes MCSD Students


2014-2015 Essay Theme:



2015 Youth of the Year Essay



Organizational Meeting: TBA

Youth of the Year Luncheon: TBA

               Cover Page for YOM Application (contains specific dates)


                   Youth of the Month Application (Word)

Language Arts

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

           District Finals

Date: February

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Online Calendar for Secondary Education for details.

Spelling Bee

Date: February

Time: TBA

Location: Columbus Museum - MCSD Event

Online Calendar for Secondary Education for details.

Columbus High School  Mathematics Tournament

Contact Storie Atkins for details of the  CHS Middle School Mathematics Tournament.  Deadline for participation in the November tournament is held in October.

CLICK HERE for the registration form.


Math Counts Math Counts Homepage
MathFest MathFest Homepage (K-6 competition)
Coca-Cola Space Science Center

Sixth graders visit the Coca-Cola Space Science Center (CCSSC) and are supported by tasks correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards. Microsoft Word documents are provided by the CCSSC staff.  Visit the CCSSC Website.

An Organizational Meeting for all MCSD 6th grade science teachers is scheduled for August.  See the Online Calendar for Secondary Education for details.

NASA: Exploring Space Challenges Investigations and design challenges for all grade levels

Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Columbus State University and MCSD host the Regional Fair. 

The Awards Night is held the Thursday following the judging of projects.

                                 See Science Fair Page  (to the left)  for details.                 


Regional Science Olympiad

The Regional Science Olympiad is scheduled in March at Columbus State University.  For more information visit

YES: Youth Envir. Symposium

Environmental Competition and Awards Homepage

Social Studies

Social Studies

The MCSD competition is held in  January at the Columbus Museum. Confirm participation by TBA.

The Regional Social Science Fair is held TBA. The Columbus Museum and MCSD collaborate to host the Fair. See the Online Calendar for Secondary Education for details.