The Eagle Nation Newsletter

Fourth Edition — November 8, 2019

Dates to Remember

November 06, ASVAB Testing

November 11, Veterans Day No School

November 14, Progress Reports

November 25-29, Thanksgiving Break

Basketball Game Dates

November 12, Cold Springs @VHS (First Game at 4:00 pm)

November 14, @ West Point (First Game at 4:30 pm)

November 15, @ Good Hope (First Game at 4:00 pm)

November 18, @ St. Bernard (First Game at 5:00 pm)

November 19, @ Winston Co. (First Game at 5:00 pm)

November 21, Fairview @VHS (First Game at 3:30 pm)

November 23, 25, 26, Priceville Thanksgiving Tournament (TBA)

Cross Country

November 9, @Oakville (AHSAA State Cross Country Meet)

Pinnacle Moments

The Vinemont Marching Eagle Band

The Vinemont Marching Eagle Band competed at the Muscle Shoals Tennessee Valley Marching Band Invitational. The bands are ranked in a 1-4 scale.The band received an overall superior rating for Best in Class Majorettes and Best in Class Band, along with a $200 check!


"Jingle Bells" was originally a Thanksgiving Day song.


Congratulations to the Vinemont Varsity Cheerleaders for placing 3rd in the Cullman County Cheer Competition!
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Picture Courtesy - Mrs. Bridges

Cross Country

Congratulations to the VHS Girls' Cross Country Team for being the first cross country team ever at Vinemont High School to qualify for State. Kendall Harbison proved herself the fastest girl and highest state finisher in Vinemont history. Bosten McDuffee and Will Rhodes also qualified for State. Congratulations!
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What's Happening at the Pinnacle?


The Overwatch team consists of 12 people. Members include: Hunter Brock, Joshua Fuentes, Jayden Hilton, Abby Jennings, Austin Richardson, Will Walton, Dawson Crider, Saul Fuentes, Vaelyn Hilton, Elyssa Mead, and Cole Stevens.

The fall season lasts until December 6. Matches are played each Monday. Playoffs run from December 7 - 16.

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Picture Courtesy - Mrs. Hilton


The woman behind "Mary had a Little Lamb" is also responsible for Thanksgiving's recognition as a national holiday.

Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the Poetry Out Loud Competition!

Idalee Greer and Austin Riddle placed 1st in the Original Poetry division.

Savannah Keel placed 1st in the Anthology division.

All three students will be competing in the Regional's Competition at UAH on November 22, 2019.

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Picture Courtesy - Ms. Carmack

Golden Pumpkin Contest

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Homecoming 2019

Eagles WIN!

The Eagles defeated the Locust Fork Hornets 42-35.
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Connecticut was home to the highest percentage of World War ll Veterans as of 2018 at 7.1 percent.

Have You Met...

Savannah Keel - 9th Grade

What are you involved in at VHS?

"JV Basketball, Band, Math Team and The Golf Team."

What Motivates you the most when it comes to attending school?

"Keeping my grades up so that I can get into a good college."

What do you hope to accomplish before Christmas break? (academic and/or personal goals)

"I hope to keep my grades at all A's."

Keith Slaton - 10th Grade

What are you involved in at VHS?

"Football, Basketball, Baseball, Fishing Team and SGA."

What Motivates you the most when it comes to attending school?

"My involvement at VHS and my God above me."

What do you hope to accomplish before Christmas break? (academic and/or personal goals)

"Growing my relationship with Christ, and also increasing my grade point average."

Candace Smith - 11th Grade

What are you involved in at VHS?

"I am involved with the Health Science Academy at the Career Center."

What Motivates you the most when it comes to attending school?

"Just knowing that I can get a good education and have things in life."

What do you hope to accomplish before Christmas break? (academic and/or personal goals)

"I hope to accomplish having good grades and to understand the things I'm learning."

Caleb Pierce - 12th Grade

What are you involved in at VHS?

"Track and Field and after school activities"

What Motivates you the most when it comes to attending school?

"School has actually been enjoyable and a great time to catch up with people I don't see otherwise."

What do you hope to accomplish before Christmas break? (academic and/or personal goals)

"I hope to maintain an A average and to gain a better understanding of what I'd like to spend the following years doing."


In 2017, the largest living group of male Veterans served during the Vietnam War Era , while the largest living group of female Veterans served during the post 9/11 period.

Eagle Talk

VHS Basketball

Ch. Preston Boyd

What are your coaching goals? Where do you hope to be in 5, 10, 15 years?

"Coaching goals: My main goal, as far as my coaching career, was to become a head basketball coach before I turned 30. I was able to achieve that goal last year when I took the head varsity boys basketball job here at Vinemont. Of course, I want to win games, but coaching is about so much more than that for me. I learned my first year at Madison County that coaching was not about what I could get out of the position, but rather how I could positively impact the players around me. My goal last year was to lay a foundation for our future as a program. We took a step in the right direction last year, but the foundation is still being built. I kept dwelling on what I could do to create the firm foundation we need within our program. I found my inspiration when I came across Coach Tony Bennet and the University of Virginia's five core values he institutes within his men's basketball program. Through the help of some colleagues, former players, and my wife, I developed Vinemont High School Boy's Basketball Core Values: Integrity, Discipline, Grateful, Respect, Selfless. These are all qualities I want to instill in each of the players that come through my program. If I can do that then I know my time here will be a success.

Future Plans: I am currently finishing my Educational Specialist Degree at Auburn University-Montgomery in Instructional Leadership. My plans are to one day use that degree to get into administration. I do not know when that will be. I still have such a strong passion to coach and that is all I can see myself doing for the foreseeable future. It really depends on the types of opportunities that become available."

Admin's Corner

1. What is your philosophy for being a principal?

My philosophy is that all kids can learn in the right environment. My goal is to create that environment and put teachers in their lives that can influence and inspire them in positive ways. I try to always think of students first, then teachers then everything else.

2. What do you enjoy most about being principal at Vinemont High School

The opportunity to do something meaningful every day in the lives of our current and future students is what I enjoy most. I love to give my heart to the job I do.

3. What advice would you give someone wanting to go into the field of education?

Do it! There is nothing more rewarding. The reward may not be all financial but in the relationships and memories that you will forge.

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Remember our Veterans...ALWAYS. Thank a Veteran...ALWAYS.

Thanksgiving Break - November 25 - 29, 2019

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Contact Vinemont High School


Phone: 256-734-0571

Location: 105 High School Road, Vinemont, AL 35179