COLD SPRINGS HIGH

August 2020

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Who is ready for a little bit of normalcy? I know we are, and we are all so excited to see our students. The faculty and staff at Cold Springs can't wait to see the students walk through the door ready to learn and take on the 2020-2021 school year.


This school year will bring many challenges. Challenges that will be met with positivity, resilience, flexibility, and determination. We are ready! We are ready for those challenges, and we are ready for a great school year.

IMPORTANT DATES

Fall Pictures - August 27th

Football Game @ Holly Pond - August 28th

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Advanced tickets will be sold on Fridays before each home game. You can also purchase your tickets online at www.gofan.com.


By purchasing your tickets in advance, you will be able to save time by skipping the regular ticket line.

STUDENT ACTIVITY PASSES

Students may purchase an activity pass for $25. This will get the student into all of the regular home games for every sport. However, this does not include playoffs, tournaments or area games. Purchase an activity pass for your child to enjoy football, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, baseball and softball.

MEET OUR NEW TEACHERS

We are excited to introduce three new teachers to Cold Springs High. They will be such an asset to our school, and we are so thankful to have them as part of our Eagle family.

Paige Adams

Mrs. Adams is back home. She is a CS 2009 graduate. She is also a 2013 graduate of Union University where she was a member of the girls basketball team. She will be teaching physical science, chemistry and physics. Mrs. Adams resides in Cullman with her husband. She enjoys playing golf, being active, and spending time with her family. We are happy to have Mrs. Adams with us at Cold Springs.

Taylor Hale

Mrs. Hale graduated from Ashville High School in 2013 and is a 2017 graduate of Delta State University where she was a member the softball team. She majored in general biology. She will be teaching biology and anatomy. She is currently working on her master's degree in secondary education. She resides in Cullman with her husband and two cats. She enjoys reading and bullet journaling. We are happy to have Mrs. Hale with us at Cold Springs.

Eric Vest

Mr. Vest is also back home. He is a 2002 graduate of CS and a graduate of Athens State where he majored in mathematics and minored in education. He will be teaching geometry and computer science principles. He resides in the Cold Springs community with his wife and 2 daughters. Mr. Vest enjoys fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He also serves on the worship team at Daystar Church. He is a bit of a musician. He plays drums, guitar(several types), and piano. Mr. Vest is happy to be back home, and we are happy to have him at Cold Springs.

FUN FACT...

BABY SEA OTTERS CAN'T SWIM!


Their moms will wrap them in pieces of kelp while they hunt until the buoyant pups learn how to paddle around on their own. A raft of otters will also hold hands while they sleep so they don't drift apart!

COACH VOCE SHARES HER LOOK ON VOLLEYBALL

Although the 2020-2021 volleyball season started without the usual tryouts, fundraising, and summer practice games, your Cold Springs Lady Eagles have been committing as much time as possible to being game ready on August 22. Three days of open gym and two days of workouts per week started back on June 30th. We had 24 girls take advantage of the open gym time, which prepared them for the July 27th tryouts.


All of the girls—grades 9-12—worked hard and made improvements. Between the junior varsity and varsity teams, coaches selected 20 of the young ladies to press forward into the uncertainties of this season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Half of the 20 players are ninth graders with little to no experience running a defense and offense in volleyball, but what they lack in experience, they make up for in hustle and a positive outlook on the season.


The players and coaches continue to practice and condition using the AHSAA Best Practices Guidelines to keep them as safe as possible. They also continue to try to sell and renew ads for the volleyball gym to help pay for their uniforms, equipment, and officiating fees for the season. Support your Cold Springs Lady Eagles with a donation or by attending a game this season. The first home game will be a jv/varsity tri-match on August 25th at 4 p.m. with Fairview and Hanceville.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

This summer Maddie Mitchell competed in the Leadership STAR Event at the FCCLA National Virtual Conference. She placed gold in the "Leadership" competition. Maddie is also an Alabama State FCCLA Officer. She attended two meetings this summer with one being a committee that she chaired. She spent several hours this summer devoting her time to the responsibilities of being a State FCCLA Officer. After graduation Maddie plans to college to become a financial advisor.


We are so proud of Maddie and all of her accomplishments.

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

We are excited to welcome everyone back for the 2020-201 school year. Although the times have provided to the school a different set of challenges, our goal is constant in offering our students the best educational experience possible. Throughout the summer our staff has worked to provide the safest environment for our students while also adapting our strategies to meet the changing needs of various forms of instruction. I encourage our parents to frequently visit our webpage and follow our social media for up-to-date and accurate information. As a school, we will always try our best to keep you informed and updated about not only the latest happenings within the school but also the guidelines provided to schools as they change.


We will be here for your student in every aspect that we can. We also want to make this a great school year for the students. Thank you for your continued support of our faculty, staff and students.