The Fruit of Our Labor

from May 17th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

✔️ Elementary ✔️ Middle School ✔️ High School ✔️ Senior Pranks ✔️ Senior finals ✔️ Senior chapel ✔️ Graduation Practice ✔️ Dinner and Final Senior Devo ___Graduation ___Life The class of 2019 is a great group! I can still picture them as 7th graders my first year as a principal on Mustang Mountain. It’s been […]

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CAC Teacher Qualities

from May 10th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

This week, our students voted for this year’s Middle School and High School Teacher of the Year. It’s a great honor each year, and I absolutely love that moment when we announce it at senior chapel. Last year, I was so thrilled when Tamara Hodges and Lynnette Noble were selected because I know how deserving […]

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It’s Hot

from May 3rd, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Nine years ago, I helped lead a youth group mission trip to Birmingham to work with Habitat for Humanity. As you might guess, summer in Alabama is hot and humid. The forecast for the week was HOT, with daily temperatures reaching the upper 90s. Each day when we arrived at the job site, our Habitat […]

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Standardized Testing

from April 26th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Today is a big day on Mustang Mountain— it’s standardized testing day! I’m fully aware that it’s possible I might be the most excited person about giving the ACT Aspire test today. I don’t understand it, but there may be a segment of our faculty and students and parents who aren’t as excited as I am about today. For […]

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Thursday

from April 22nd, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as we had hoped it would, our school came through in a big way for our ACCESS Gators Meet / Day of Service. It’s a day when we’re at our best. Thank you for your hard work, positive attitudes, and willingness to help. I love pausing from the daily […]

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They’ve Lost Their Minds

from April 12th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

I’ve heard it a few times this week— “These kids have lost their minds,” and while it may feel like it at times, it’s nothing new. It happens every April. Spring Break’s in the past, the weather’s pleasant, days get longer, spring sports are up and running, schedules are filled with just one more thing, and the […]

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The Simpleness of Monotony

from April 5th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough […]

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Rest & Replenish

from March 29th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

“We need to do our ministry and our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us.” Gary Haugen CEO and founder of International Justice Mission Some years we come back from spring break rested and ready to get back to school. Other years we come back tired from a busy spring […]

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The Whole Child

from March 25th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

Each day as we walk into school, we pass under banners that say, “Love the Lord with all your Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength.” The context of those banners comes from Mark 12:30-31, when Jesus is identifying the greatest commandments— to love God and to love our neighbors. What I love about that passage is how heart, soul, […]

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Growth & Perspective

from March 8th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

After listening to a great sermon this past Sunday at PV, I thought about a book I read about eight years ago that really impacted me at the time, so I decided to re-read it this week. A lot has happened in my life since I last read Radical by David Platt (we have a few more kids, […]

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