Principal's Corner

Dear Wildcat Family,

As the seasons turn, it is hard to believe we are nearly half way through our first 9 weeks.  This means that our seniors are an eighth of the way to graduation.  Seniors I look forward to seeing you all graduate as class of 2018, and I look forward to helping you to accomplish your last year goals at Columbia High.  

 We are improving our website and school communication systems, so parents and students, please log onto and utilize Pwerschool to keep up with you student's grades, use the website for up to date information and a guide to communication with staff members.  We have a "Facebook" page (Chs Wildcats), a "Twitter" feed (CHScatpowered) and my principals "Twitter" feed (CHS_prin_Yan). Our website will begin to look cleaner, newer, and more user-friendly.  We look forward to you connecting with CHS to get updates, agendas, registration information and important announcements even more in the future. 

Hey parents, if you’d like to volunteer at our school or continue doing so come out and let's find ways you can meet the needs of our Wildcat family. if you’ve already started to give the most precious resource of all, your time, please follow Tyrrell County Schools volunteer guidelines on at, search volunteers.  We encourage involvement and feedback.  You’ll be invited to complete surveys and feedback opportunities this year on the website, and we look forward to your insights.

 This school year, we continue to work diligently with students struggling to retain credits to advance to their grade levels year to year, and are striving to strengthen support with students who are struggling with attendance concerns.  We look forward to this partnership.  Ultimately, we want every student who starts and stays with us to graduate from Columbia High School.

 In the classroom, we are emphasizing academic confidence and student voice by encouraging students to verbalize their learning to increase critical thinking.  We will be working on how we commonly assess our student’s proficiency toward standards with an emphasis on growth.

Again, as the season change don't "fall" away from school but "inspire excellence" in our students and continue to make our school a great place to work and learn each day! 

Dr. Michael L. Yancey, Principal

Columbia High School


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