Well, Christmas Break is upon us. I hope that over the next couple of weeks, you’re are able to spend time with family and rest up for the second semester. Most importantly, I hope that the Christmas season provides you an opportunity for renewed thankfulness for God’s intervention in the world and our lives through the coming of His Son, Jesus Christ.
For the last several years the CCS Academic teams have improved. Winning most of their matches and remaining in the top tier of the rankings. They have fought hard, but have never been able to defeat Bishop Brossart High School at any level. Those days are now over, CONGRATULATIONS to the CCS JV Academic Team on defeating Bishop Brossart in a head-to-head competition.
Congratulations to our Elementary Spelling Bee Champion, Cristina Toro (6th grade)!! She will go on to represent CCS in the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee. If she is unable to compete, our runner-up, Savannah Gray (5th grade), will compete. GREAT JOB to both of you!!
Our Elementary and Middle School Lego Robotics team placed 7th out of 42 teams and will advance to the State Competition in February. Additionally, out of all the robots, they won “Best Overall Design” in the competition. GREAT JOB!!!
The Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team lost a hard-fought game to Scott High School last Thursday night. However, there was a bright spot. Akeem Riley, CCS senior, scored his 1,000th point as a CCS Cougar. Congratulations, Akeem!!
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR NEWS
It is with mixed emotions that I share the following news. Our Athletic Director, Matt Morrison will be leaving CCS at the Christmas Break. He was approached about two weeks ago by Madison Central High School in Butler County. He attended this school and has been asked to return as their Athletic Director. After much prayer and consideration, he has accepted the position. It will allow him to relocate near his hometown and family. We have been blessed with his leadership for a year and a half. We wish God’s blessing on him, Emilie and Teagan as they begin their new adventure. We will certainly miss them. Be sure and stop by and tell Matt how thankful you are for his service to CCS.
To fill this void, we have asked Mr. Jeremy Leach to step in as the Interim Athletic Director. He will spend the rest of the semester with Mr. Morrison and fill this position through the end of the school year. Having just completed his student teaching at CCS, under Mr. Heyob, Mr. Leach is familiar with the CCS culture. He is graduating with a Master in Teaching from Liberty University this month. He played baseball, football and ran cross country in Trimble County, KY. We look forward to his leadership for the rest of the school year. Please be in prayer for Mr. Leach and the CCS Athletic Program.
BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL COACHING NEWS
We are thrilled to announce that Jamey Hinkle will serve as the Head Baseball Coach and our new Athletic Director, Jeremy Leach, will assist. Coach Hinkle has many years of coaching experience with select and traveling teams. We look forward to another great season under their combined leadership.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that we have Dr. Bobbie Sparks as our Head Softball Coach. She brings collegiate playing experience from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as a pitcher, catcher and first baseman. She is an author, business-owner and has two earned Ph.D.s. She is a member of Grace Fellowship Church. She has taught and coached softball, basketball, volleyball and track in the Texas public school system. She desires to make a difference in the lives of student athletes. We are thrilled to have her lead our Lady Cougars Softball Team.
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
There is still time to contribute to the Annual Campaign and the Faculty/Staff Christmas Bonus. To take advantage of this opportunity for your 2016 taxes, CCS must receive any donations by midnight on December 31st. Thank you for your continued support of CCS through your generous contributions. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Cornell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2017!!