COLD SPRINGS HIGH

March 2020

Important Dates

March 10th - ACT with writing for 11th graders

March 12th - Report cards go home

Spring Break - March 30th-April 3rd


Teacher Spotlight

Coach Justin Cornelius

Coach Cornelius came to Cold Springs in the Spring of 2017. He has been a tremendous asset to our school. Here is what some students had to say about Coach "Corn": always positive, cares about his students, wise beyond his years, assigns projects in his class that we like, and motivator on the field and in the classroom. Coach Cornelius teaches 9th and 11th grade history and he is the faculty adviser of the Cold Springs Ambassadors.

Coach Corn will be our new head football coach, and we are excited to see what his future holds on the field and in the classroom. He has had an impact on the students and faculty during his time here.


Thank you, Coach Corn, for all you do!



CSH Band on the Go!

Our band has been on the go the past couple of weeks. The pep band attended both girls' basketball games that were held at the BJCC. They played and cheered our girls' basketball team on while they competed for the state title. They took another road trip to Florence High School on Tuesday, March 3rd to participate in the Alabama Band Masters District 3 Music Performance Assessment for concert band. The band did an outstanding job and received an excellent rating on the stage and a superior rating in sight-reading. Way to go Royal Blue!

Student of the Month

Our Student of the Month is Miss Ella Stephenson. Ella is a sophomore at Cold Springs. She is involved in Anchor Club, Student Council, and Clean Campus Committee. Ella is also on the volleyball, softball, and basketball teams. She is an honor student and an outstanding asset to our school. When describing Ella one teacher said, "she has a heart of gold and the sweetest soul". Ella plans to earn a full ride to college and potentially become a writer/journalist in the future.

Students prepare for the ACT

On Tuesday, March 10th CSH Juniors will be taking the ACT with writing. Students have been preparing for this test by participating in the John Bayler On to College Program.


To give you more of an insight as to how taking the ACT will help your student please read the information below.



  • Is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States;
  • Has been approved for use in No Child Left Behind and Annual Yearly Progress accountability;
  • Will enable school and district leaders to track student performance with aggregate and standards-based reporting past high school classes;
  • Will be used as an instructional improvement program statewide to improve the college and career readiness of Alabama students;
  • Will raise college awareness and exposure among all students, rather than just self-selected, college-bound students now that it is administered statewide;
  • Will provide user-friendly information about how ACT tests align with state standards.


The ACT Individual High School Reports are excellent tools that can be used by counselors and teachers as they assist students in preparing for their futures. Educators will know the students' educational strengths and weaknesses, areas of need, college plans, and career interests. Teachers and administrators will use the ACT Profile Report in intervention, curriculum review, course planning, collaboration, and professional development.

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the ACT with Writing will be counted as the accountability measure for high school assessments (math, English, and science.)

Get ready for the ACT

Tips for taking the ACT:


  • Get a good nights sleep.
  • Wake up on time so you are not in a rush.
  • Eat a good healthy breakfast.
  • Bring a calculator.

Girls Basketball Team Awarded Volunteer Group of the Year!

On February 19th the Cold Springs Lady Eagles won the Cullman Parks, Recreation, and Sports Volunteer Group of the year award. The girls spent countless hours with the therapeutic group last fall and winter. Some of the activities included helping with the Miracle League Baseball games, Cullman County Fair, Halloween Bash, and Christmas Party.


The girls along with boys also hosted a basketball camp last month for the Hoop Stars. We are extremely proud to have student-athletes that are willing to volunteer so much time with our special needs children and adults from across the county.

Cold Springs chapter of FCCLA has a State Vice President of STAR Events!

Congratulations to Maddie Mitchell, she was voted in by her peers from all over the state of Alabama to be the FCCLA State Vice President of STAR Events. Also, congratulations to Emily Sharp and Natalie Davis for placing Silver in the Interior Design category, Lizzie Rooker for placing Silver in the Career Investigation category, Maddie Mitchell for place high gold in the Leadership category (qualifying her to compete at nationals in Washington DC this summer), and Piper Stricklin and Bailey Sharp for placing high gold in the Event Management category (also qualifying them to compete in Washington, DC this summer).

It's time to order your senior ad for the yearbook

If you are interested in placing an ad in the yearbook for your senior, please contact Mrs. Oden at loden@ccboe.org or come by the office to pick up a form. The deadline for ads is April 22nd.

Order your yearbook!

Yearbooks are $50 until Spring Break. After Spring Break the cost will be $60. Forms are in the office.

2020 Cold Springs Queens

The 2020 Jr. Miss Cold Springs, Miss Cold Springs and Fair Queen pageant was held Friday night, March 6th. We have so many beautiful ladies that we are sure the judges had a hard time judging. The Jr. Miss winners were Mia Light (winner), Analissa Warren (1st alt.), Gabriella Palacio (2nd alt.), Kaley Windsor (3rd alt.), and Leighann Quinn (Miss Congeniality). Miss Cold Springs winners were Breanna Bell (winner), Emma Chambers (1st alt.), Sadie McClendon (2nd alt.), Breanna Bell (Most Photogenic), and Sadie McClendon (Most Congeniality). Fair Queen winners were Annelise Hyche (winner), Savana Jackson (1st alt.), and Heather Twilley (2nd alt.)