Cone Auditorium: More Than a Room

from October 8th, 2019 Avatar by Rachel Brackins

Hi CAC friends — Rachel Brackins here. Since 2016 it’s been my job as the Communications Director to share a wide array of stories with you. In some articles we’ve looked back and soaked in the Mustang Mountain nostalgia, while in others we’ve celebrated the accomplishments of current students, teachers and alumni. This one is […]

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The Final Day of School

from May 24th, 2019 Jordan Collier by Jordan Collier

For as long as I can remember, the first day of school has always been my favorite. The energy, the excitement, the fresh start— there’s just something about it that I look forward to each year. Honestly, it’s what gets me through the summer. And if the first day of school is my favorite, I […]

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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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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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