Cold Springs High

November 2019 Edition

Important Dates

November 16th - Fall Formal

November 18, 2019 - ASVAB test for all juniors and some seniors.

November 18, 2019 - Junior parent meeting at 5:00 p.m. for any parent wanting to review their child's transcript.

November 25th-29th - Happy Thanksgiving! School will be closed.

A Successful Ending

By: Nick Griffin

There’s a lot of hardware returning to Cullman County after Saturday morning’s AHSAA State Cross Country Championships. The Cold Springs Eagles captured the blue map in the Class 1A/2A race and the Lady Eagles lost a tiebreaker to Whitesburg Christian Academy to finish as state runner ups. This year’s Cold Springs boys are the first team in school history to finish the season as undefeated state champions and head coach Casey Howell was very proud of the way both his teams competed on the biggest stage to finish stellar seasons.

“We had talked about coming here and doing things the right way for the people that came before us and the people that are going to come after us and we constantly look back and remember the Cold Springs teams from the past. We just wanted to be a part of that history and looking back, one of the things they told me from the beginning is usually there will be one let down per season where the guys just don’t bring it so we talked about each week making sure we’re focused and we bring it,” Howell said. “It was a total team effort this year because we had a great season and went undefeated, but it wasn’t always the same five. For a lot of our season, our number seven runner today was our number five. There was no pride on this team, there was a lot of humility and everybody was genuinely happy for everyone else. We weren’t out there trying to beat each other; we were trying to run for each other.”

Howell continued,

“We had a lot of mottos this year but the big one was we just wanted to remember “Who am I?” and remember that we’re children of God,” Howell said. “We constantly ask them, ‘Is what you did today glorifying to God?’ and I think that brought a realization back to them that everything they do does matter and its just been a magical season. I don’t think a team from Cold Springs has ever gone undefeated.”

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Mrs. Stephanie Blair receives award from Dr. Barnett

Cold Springs High School teacher Stephanie Blair received the system’s e5 Exceptional Service Award, which is given each month to teachers, students, volunteers or anyone on a school campus who goes above and beyond in their day-to-day actions. Mrs. Blair has been teaching at Cold Springs for 20 years. She has also won many other awards for her dedication to FCCLA. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Blair on this award and thank her for everything that she does for our students.

Fun Fact

It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.


Cold Springs High School received a grade of A on the Alabama State Department of Education School Report Card for the 2018-19 school year. The school improved from a 77 to a 91 in the current year. This growth was made possible through the hard work of the students and staff of Cold Springs.

Attendance Matters

Attendance plays a big role in your child's education. Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. As of October 13th Cold Springs attendance is at 96.9% which is the highest attendance rate in the county.
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What is RIGHT with our school

We have so many changes going on at Cold Springs High School. Stay tuned next month and we will show you the good things happening.

Counselor's Corner

ACT Information

Test Date................................. Registration Deadline

October 26, 2019........................ September 27, 2019

December 14, 2019.................... November 8, 2019

February 8, 2020........................ January 10, 2020

April 4, 2020............................... February 28, 2020

June 13, 2020............................. May 8, 2020

July 18, 2020.............................. June 19, 2020

Important Reminders for Test Day

Do not forget your admission ticket.

Do not forget your picture ID.

***Seniors*** Scholarship deadlines are approaching. Be sure you fill out applications soon.

College Week

We had a successful college week. Teachers decorated their doors to represent the college they attended or their favorite college. We had Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, UAH, UAB, UNA, West Alabama, Wallace, Montevallo, and Jacksonville State all represented. Students were allowed to dress up for different college theme days and door prizes were given.
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Nursing home items needed

The CSH Anchor Club will be collecting items to give to a local nursing home. Items needed are socks with the grippers on the bottom, blankets, men's pajama pants, gloves, unscented lotion, and sugar free candy. Items need to be turned in by December 6th. We appreciate anyone that would like to help. Any extra items we have will be donated to a local shelter.

Thank you!

CSH Anchor Club

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Principal Note

I am not sure where the time has gone. We are already midway through the second nine weeks, and it feels like we just started. In just a short period of time our students have already accomplished so much this year, and we are just beginning. I want to personally thank you for taking the time to read our first monthly newsletter. This is a new process of sharing our school experience with all of you who share an interest in our school. As the principal of Cold Springs High School, I consider it an honor to work with a dedicated school staff and supportive parent community. Parental involvement in a student’s education is very important to us at Cold Springs. We strongly encourage parents to partner with our school to help create a positive relationship so that we can all serve in the best interest of our students. We are proud to be a high-performing school that is part of a high-performing school district. We have made it our mission to inspire students, challenge learners and prepare leaders. It is my goal to continue to find innovative ways to continuously improve our school so that our students receive the high quality education they deserve.

-Eric Dickerson, Principal