The Eagle Nation Newsletter
Sixth Edition - January 23, 2020
Dates to Remember
January 23, 9th Grade Chromebook distributionJanuary 30, AMC Math Test in Library
February 06, Progress Reports
February 06, Cheer Meeting in VHS Library
February 19, Virtual Day (No School)
Basketball Game Dates
January 27, @Cold Springs ( First Game at 5:00 pm)
January 28, Winston Co. @VHS (First Game at 5:00 pm)
January 30, St. Bernard @VHS ( First Game at 6:00 pm)
DID YOU KNOW?
2019 Football Awards
St. Bernard Basketball Tournament
Can you briefly share some information regarding player(s) who you feel have shown growth this season?
Coach Boyd (Varsity Boys)
Coach Boyd believes that his players have done an amazing job this season. This group has taken steps to get better individually and collectively. The program is continually moving forward because of the effort the guys are putting in on a daily basis. With that being said, there are a few guys who go above and beyond to help create the culture we want here at Vinemont. Caleb Sharpe and Connor Handley both completed the 15K shot program this off-season - the requirements are for players to MAKE 5,000 free throws, 5,000 mid-range jumpers, and 5,000 three pointers. Every player had the opportunity to complete the program, but these two put in the time required to get it done.
The young man who has impressed Coach Boyd the most this off-season/season is Jordan Hall and enough positive things can't be said about him. Jordan has worked hard in the weight room and on the court, and he has improved significantly since last season because he is willing to put in the needed time and effort. Coach Boyd has demanded a lot out of Jordan and asked him to do multiple things for the team. He always has max effort. Even when it wasn't required, Jordan would request access to the gym at 5:30 a.m. so could get shots up. Coach Boyd is proud of the young man Jordan Hall is becoming and he hopes the younger players in the program will look up to him as an example of what is expected out of a Vinemont basketball player.
DID YOU KNOW?
What's Happening at the Pinnacle?
VHS Reading Challenge
The challenge for the third 9 weeks is to complete three gray squares with a minimum of two books. One of your chosen books can apply to two of the three gray squares. Students will have their names entered into a drawing once the challenge is complete. Their names will also be entered into the drawing if they complete any extra category (box), beyond the initial challenge. The prize for this 9 weeks will be $150.00 worth of gift cards, including a Visa gift card.
Each English teacher will take grades on this activity; therefore, every student should complete this assignment.
Miss Vinemont/Fair Queen Pageant
Have You Met?
9th - Ally Banks
Ally Banks is a 9th grader at Vinemont High School. She just transferred from Cold Springs High School. She hopes to make good friends, good grades, and also looks forward to spending more time with her boyfriend. Ally enjoys competitive cheer, fishing and hunting. And, now for a side note regarding Ally. She can recite all of the lyrics to the song, Beautiful Crazy, by Luke Combs.
10th - Kix Johnson
12th - Zoey Dunn
DID YOU KNOW?
Why is it so important that students take and study for the ACT?
According to Mr. Netherton, the ACT is THE test that college admissions and scholarships are based on. He believes the best investment a high school student can make is putting the time in to prepare for the ACT. The ACT ranges from 1-36, with 36 being the a perfect score. Typically, every point made over a 24 would add another $1,000 of scholarship money per semester. A student that has a 25 and increases their score to a 30 could increase their scholarship money by as much as $5,000 per semster. The dream of FREE college is real, and it happens by mastering the ACT. He firmly believes the best part-time job a student can have is to invest their time in learning high-level math and improving their reading skills to raise ACT scores.
What makes our school so different from other schools?
Our school's atmosphere is one that reflects a small Christian school. Our culture at the school represents the beliefs of our teachers and students. According to Mr. Netherton, our teachers are people of faith that live it every day. They show love and respect towards our students. He believes we all work together as a school to ensure that our students and teachers are cared for, respected and appreciated. In the words of Mr. Netherton, "The way people treat each other is what makes Vinemont High School very different from any other school."