The Eagle Nation Newsletter
Seventh Edition — February 13, 2020
1-Cent Sales Tax (a student's perspective)
Ethan Martin, 11th Grader, VHS
The 1-Cent Sales Tax vote is March 3rd, and I think anyone old enough, or eligible to vote, should do so. The 1-Cent Sales Tax will be used to improve all county school campuses, with upgrades to some and completely new buildings on others. Cullman County Schools do not collect any additional funds from Property Tax. Funding for county schools comes from Sales Tax monies. This tax will be beneficial for all current and future students.
Dates to Remember
February 13, Cheer Tryouts Middle School Gym (3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
February 14, Archery Tournament in high school gym
February 14, UAH Recruitment during OTI (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
February 19, Virtual Day ( No School)
February 26, Senior Field Trip to Montgomery
February 26, Math Tournament at Good Hope
February 29, Jr. Miss Vinemont / Miss Vinemont / Fair Queen Pageant
Softball Game Dates
February 20, Falkville @VHS (First Game at 3:00 pm)
February 21, Meek @VHS (First Game at 3:00 pm)
February 24, JB Pennington @VHS (First Game at 3:00 pm)
February 25, Cleveland @VHS (First Game at 3:00 pm)
February 27-29, Cullman Softball Tournament (First game at 4:00 pm)
Baseball Game Dates
February 17, @Cold Springs (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 18, @Douglas (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 20, West Morgan @VHS (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 24, Fairview @VHS (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 25, @DAR (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 27, @St. John Paul ll (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 28, @Gordo: Ablertville (First Game at 4:30 pm)
February 29, @Falkville (First Game at 10:00 am)
Golf Match Dates
February 15, Golf Match at Cross Creek (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
February 25, Golf Match at Terri Pines (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
Random pick-up line... (Valentine's Edition)
𝒴𝑜𝓊’𝓇𝑒 𝒽𝑜𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝑜𝓉𝓉𝑜𝓂 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝓎 𝓁𝒶𝓅𝓉𝑜𝓅.
Eli Thomas Award
Congratulations to Teague Whatley for receiving the Eli Thomas Award/Scholarship!
To receive this award, all of the Cullman County Principals decide the student based on athleticism and academic ability. Teague received a $1,000 scholarship as the recipient of this award.
Congratulations to Sadie Stanley and Katch Johnson for receiving All-County in the 2020 Cullman County Basketball Tournament!
Congratulations to Kinlee Puckett, Bailey Preiss, Emily Cheatwood, and Madelyn Oden for receiving All-County Cheer in the 2020 Cullman County Basketball Tournament!
Could you share your thoughts regarding the upcoming season?
Baseball (Coach Collins)
Track (Coach Carie)
Coach Carie knows Vinemont placed 2nd last year in the boys' and girls' Cullman County Track Championships. He believes this year they are going to win. According to Carie, "It is going to be a blast." He plans to have some State Champions, many State Qualifiers, and lots of fun by the end of the 2020 season.
What's Happening at the Pinnacle?
Another random pick-up line... (Valentine's Edition)
𝓘'𝓶 𝓷𝓸𝓽 𝓪 𝓹𝓱𝓸𝓽𝓸𝓰𝓻𝓪𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻, 𝓫𝓾𝓽 𝓘 𝓬𝓪𝓷 𝓹𝓲𝓬𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓮 𝓾𝓼 𝓽𝓸𝓰𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻.
Valentine Candy Store Hosted by SGA
If you are interested in purchasing a Valentine Gram for your significant other, a friend, or even yourself, you may do so in the library before school and during both breaks. Valentine Grams consist of a bag of candy for $2.00. Last day to purchase is Thursday, February 13. Valentine Grams will be delivered Friday, February 14.
Valentine Shindig Hosted by SGA
Students can now check out both Chromebooks and hotspots from the VHS Library. In order to do this, pick up a form from Mrs. Conquest and bring back completed and signed by a parent.
Miss Vinemont/ Fair Queen Pageant
Have You Met?
9th Grade - Kimberly Wilt
10th Grade - Kailey Freeman
11th Grade - Brandon McClure
12th - Samantha Callingwood
Caught Doing Good
Congratulations to the following students who were caught in an act of kindness by a VHS faculty member: Joshua Fuentes, Kyra Butts, and Dakota McGraw. Just being polite and remembering your manners will go a long way. Make sure you make good choices because you never know who is watching and looking up to you. Can you imagine how much better the world would be if everyone took the "Stay Humble and Kind" approach?
Another random pick-up line... (Valentine's Edition)
𝓢𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓫𝓸𝓭𝔂 𝓬𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓬𝓸𝓹𝓼. 𝓘𝓽'𝓼 𝓰𝓸𝓽 𝓽𝓸 𝓫𝓮 𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓮𝓰𝓪𝓵 𝓽𝓸 𝓵𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓰𝓸𝓸𝓭.
What is your opinion concerning the 1-Cent Sales Tax?
In Mr. Johnson’s opinion, county schools need the funding of the 1-Cent Sales Tax. This sales tax would provide many upgrades to facilities. If the county does not pass the sales tax then the city can pass the tax without our vote and we - the county - will have to pay the taxes regardless and would not receive any benefits. In his words, “We need everyone to talk to their parents and grandparents and help us get the word out to vote YES on March 3!”
What is your vision for the school for the second semester?
"The first semester was great, and we should finish the year strong." Mr. Johnson wants all the Seniors to get serious and complete their course work so they can graduate and move up in life. Upperclassmen need to take more accountability for their part in learning and be more motivated, disciplined and mature students. As Mr. Johnson said, “Make the absolute most of you education, don't just settle, strive to be the best you can be.”
What is your expectation for the school in the new decade?
Vinemont needs to continue the success we have had academically and to keep moving forward in our ACT and performance goals. Our athletic teams need to continue to improve and reach their potential. If the 1-cent sales tax passes, we could have a new high school and elementary school.
Way Back When..
The School was first named Holmes Gap, then became Pinnacle before it was named Vinemont.
The railroad track was first located on Swamp Road and was later moved to where it is in the present day.