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Two CCHS Rocket League teams and one Madden 21 team make the state Playoffs Rocket League
Colbert County High School Blood Drive CCHS Blood Drive
Fall Individual School Days Pictures COMING SOON!!!
CAPS PreK Registration 1stt
Colbert County Schools Top of their Class top
Esports teams making a name for themselves in area schools CCHS eSports
CCHS UPDATES Spring Announcements
CCHS Prom Announcement


Virtual Space Camp-Out with the Space Center in Houston, Texas
Val + Sal Luncheon


ECHA County Food Guide Project ECH Logo
Year-End Information for Events and Fees
Public Service Announcement

April 30, 2020

Recap of Future Activities




In Loving Memory of Megan Gooch Megan

💐 Services for Megan Lee Gooch:

💐Visitation Wednesday at Colbert Heights Baptist Church 5-8

💐Funeral service
Thursday 2:00 at Colbert Heights Baptist Church 

🚌 CHES/CHHS(early dismissal)
Buses will run at 1:00 p.m.
CHES car riders will start at 12:30 p.m to allow students to attend services. 

Continue to pray for passenger Brianna Agee currently being cared for at Huntsville Hospital.

Weather Delay 2/21/2020 Weather

❄️2-hour delay, Friday 2/21/2020

🥞🥓Breakfast will be served 




The STEAM focus at Colbert County High School is to provide students with learning opportunities through a collaborative, innovative, and student-centered approach. 

School Delays Weather Alert!



Colbert County Schools will be delayed 2 hours tomorrow. Wednesday, February 12th. We will serve breakfast in the morning as well. The buses will run two hours later in the morning.   Please stay safe and drive carefully! 

Congratulations Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians of the Colbert County School District.
Congratulations Class of 2020 Valedictorians, Salutatorians, & Honor Graduates of the Colbert County School District. 2020 CCS Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Early Dismissal

Colbert County Schools will close at 1 p.m. today due to the threat of severe weather. All after school activities have been canceled. Please be weather aware. Storms are expected to arrive in our area between 3 and 8 for areas west of I-65 and between 5 and 11 for areas east of I-65. Stay Safe!


Colbert County Schools will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. today due to inclement weather. All after school activities have been canceled. 

CCS Awarded Energy Grant SO²
Parent Appreciation Day

parent appreciation day

Senior Parent Night

senior parent night

Red Ribbon Week

red ribbon week

2019 Homecoming Schedule of Events

2019 HOCO Schedule

B-Team Football CANCELLED




Public Budget Hearing

public budget hearing

Hat Day Tomorrow!




NWSCC College Fair

2020 Seniors

College Fair

UNA Summer STEM Camps

UNA Summer STEM Camps 2019


2019 Senior Awards Night

Join us as we celebrate our 2019 Seniors

Senior Awards Night 2019

Congratulations Nolan Stracener

Congratulations to Nolan Stracener for winning your SkillsUSA State Competition in Cabinetmaking and on winning your $2000 scholarship! Good Luck competing at Nationals in Louisville during the month of June!! We wish you the best! 


Nolan Stracener 2019



Congrats CCHS students on passing CNA exam

We are so proud of your hard work and success. 

CCHS CNA's 2019

FBLA honorees

Congratulations to sophomore Kerigan Mardis. She won first place in her competition, Word Processing

Congratulations to senior Ashlyn Brown. She IS the District 1 FBLA Scholarship Winner


2019 Prom

2019 Prom Season is here! 

Details: 2019 Prom

Hospitality and Tourism Fundraiser

Hospitality and Tourism classes are preparing Heart Healthy Snack for the month of February and proceeds go to the Jr. class to help offset the cost of the Jr. Sr. Prom. These delicious treats can be bought in the Tee Pee for the month of Feburary.


Honor Band 2019

Congratulations to the following students for making the Shoals Area Honor Band.

Honor Band festival will be March 8-9, 2019.


Middle School
Lilly Zeedar - 7th Chair Flute
Tristian Qualls - 8th Chair Clarinet
Levi Houston - 15th Chair Clarinet
Kamren Randolph - 3rd Chair Tuba

High School
Emily Vandiver - 2nd Chair Flute Concert Band
Hayley Behel - 1st Chair Tenor Sax Concert Band
Harley Garrett - 1st Chair Trumpet Concert Band
Brianna McGee - 1st Chair Baritone Concert Band

2019 Salutatorian Ashlyn Brown

Congratulations to Ashlyn Brown!!

2019 Valedictorian Gabriel Cochran

Congratulations Gabriel Cochran!!

Students Learn of Opportunities in the Military

Colbert County High School Career Tech hosted five veterans, one from each branch of the military.  

Click HERE to read more. 

Collaborative Education at its B.E.S.T!

How does the Ocean Goddess Amphitrite, a submarine booth, and S.E.A ‘bot all relate to robotics?

Click HERE to read more. 
Collaborative Partnership with Constellium

The career tech department at Colbert County High School has partnered with Constelluim to provide a new career experience to students.

Click HERE to read more.

Homecoming 2018

Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without a Queen!  We are happy to announce Jada Gardner as the 2018 Homecoming Queen.

Click HERE to read more. 

Thank you Spangler Candy Company!

Ms. Russell, CCHS Geometry & Algebra 2 teacher, received a generous candy donation to use in the homecoming parade. The Spangler Candy Co. is the makers of Dum-Dum Lollipops. 

Click HERE to read more. 

Homecoming 2018

September 21st

Community Breakfast - 7:00 - 8:30 am
Pep Rally - 11:20 am
School Dismiss - NOON
Parade Line-Up - 12:45 pm
Parade - 1:00 pm
Alumni Tea - 5:00 pm
Game - 7:00 pm 

Click HERE for Parade Entry Form.

Click HERE for Homecoming Breakfast Information.

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed

Click HERE for more information. 

Meet the Indians! FREE Admission

Meet the Indians

Updated Bell Schedule

Click HERE to view the 2018-2019 Bell Schedule.

Pick up times for SchoolMint User Names and Passwords

August 3rd - Friday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Pick up time only

August 6th - Monday - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pick up time & computer access available

August 7th - Tuesday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Pick up time & computer access available

Click HERE for more information.

2018 Varsity Football Schedule

Click HERE to view the 2018 Varsity Football Schedule.

8th Grade Supply List

Click HERE to view 8th Grade Supply List.

7th Grade Supply List

Click HERE to view the 7th Grade Supply List.

Class of 2019 Senior Information

Senior Class Fees are past due! Please pay $225 ASAP.

Senior Picnic: May 17

Senior Awards Night Practice: May 20

Senior Awards Night: May 21

Senior Breakfast: May 23

Graduation: May 23 at 6 p.m.

Achieving Excellence on the Basketball Court

lawson stateCongratulations to Senior Lady Indian Basketball Players Chelsea Leach and Nasha Qualls on signing with Lawson State Community College!

Congratulations to our Academic Scholarships Recipients

Eleven Colbert County High School seniors celebrated College Signing Day by signing academic scholarships on Thursday, May 3rd.  Congratulations and Roll Tribe!


Heather Adams

Academic, Honors and Leadership Scholarship

Austin Gregory

Academic, Honors and Leadership Scholarship

Chase Aday

Vanguard Scholarship

Peyton Gillott

Vanguard Scholarship

Antony Mendoza

Vanguard Scholarship

Jacksonville State University

Baylee Mardis

Academic Merit Scholarship


Auburn University

Anna Kate Russell​

Spirit of Auburn Academic Scholarship

Susan G. Delony Memorial Endowed Scholarship


Northwest Shoals Community College

Lagan Fuller

Academic Scholarship

Delaney Zeedar

Academic Scholarship

Nancy Samano

Academic Scholarship


Kory Bradley

Applied Technical Scholarship

Making a Difference!
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Written by: Cannon Joly

What started off a normal day for Mirika Kirkman, a junior a Colbert County High School, quickly turned into something she never expected.  While jogging at Spring Park in Tuscumbia with her brother, Mirika noticed a little girl riding her bike alone. She began to worry and could tell something was wrong when she realized there was no adult around to ensure the safety of the young child.   

As Mirika approached to see what was wrong, the little girl began to cry and ask for help. After asking a few questions, it became clear her father was unconscious in the park restroom.  Mirika quickly called 911 and stayed with the little girl until help arrived. She learned the girl’s name was Bella and comforted her while they waited. As you can imagine, the little girl’s mother was very grateful.  In a way, Mirika saved her life, because anything could have happened. After the incident, Bella’s mother reached out to Mirika saying “You were the difference in never seeing my daughter again. I can’t thank you enough.” Bella and her mother even visited Mirika at work to deliver a handmade “thank you” gift basket to show their appreciation. It’s no surprise the two have stayed in contact and even enjoyed a special trip to Miami Ice together.  Colbert County High School is so proud to recognize this small act of kindness displayed by Mirika Kirkman!



Test Scores on the Rise
test scores

Test Scores on the Rise
by Jaidyn Quillen

Seventh and Eighth grade students and teachers alike have been working during the 2017-2018 school year and that hard work is paying off, in a big way. Every year, students are required to take a web based diagnostic test called Scantron Performance Series.  This test measures student proficiency in Math, Reading and Science. This year, 7th and 8th grade students saw huge increases in all three subject areas. Nearly 80% of all 7th and 8th graders increased in Reading, an average of 65% of 7th and 8th graders increased in Math and 84% of 7th graders saw an increase in Science.

Click here to read more.



FFA Alumni Silent Auction


Located in Colbert County High School Main Hallway


Thursday & Friday

May 3rd & 4th, 2018

8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Proceeds from the auction will benefit CCHS FFA. 

*A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to

Ronald McDonald House Children’s of Alabama



On to Nationals

On April 11th, The Colbert County FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) organization set off to Birmingham for the regional competition. They had spent months to train and prepare their students for this year’s competition. The competition is designed for students from grades 9th-12th to utilize their skills and compete amongst other schools within their category, thereby enhancing their skills and confidence. Click HERE to read more.



CCHS Rocks the House!

By: Cannon Joly

Rock and Roll! That’s exactly what happened at Colbert County High School “CCHS” on Wednesday April 18, with another amazing concert from the Velcro Pygmies for the students of the Colbert County School System. It all started last year with a dream to raise money in a cool way for Future Business Leaders of America “FBLA”, a career tech student organization.



Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2018

Lee Craft

Congratulations to our very own Lee Craft for being inducted into the 2018 Colbert County Sports Hall of Fame. Craft currently serves as the assistant principal, athletic director and head baseball coach at Colbert County High School. Roll Tribe Coach Craft, we are proud of you!  


2018 Prom King and Queen

Congratulations to Chase Aday and Nasjah Qualls! These two Colbert County High School seniors were elected by their peers and crowned Prom King and Queen 2018.



Time for a Makeover

By: Ashlyn Brown 

School pride was a major motivator for Ashlyn Brown, Kara Johnson, Madison Dickens, and Aubrey McCravy-- Varsity Cheerleaders who felt it was time for a makeover. But not just any makeover, a gymnasium makeover.  The cheerleaders knew it was well overdue for the “Old Gym” to be updated. During Spring Break, these girls sacrificed their time and organized for the gym to be cleaned up and repainted. With the help of donors and extra helpers, the goal was quickly accomplished. Click HERE to read more. 

Join us as we ROCK OUT with The Velcro Pygmies!

Colbert County High School and Colbert Heights High School will be hosting a rock concert on the CCHS campus on April 18th at 12 noon.  The event is open to the public and tickets are $12 at the door. This is an event you do NOT want to miss!

Rock Concert

Colbert County Schools Graduation Schedule

Colbert Heights High School - Thursday, May 24th 7:00 pm

Colbert County High School - Friday, May 25th 6:00 pm

Cherokee High School - Friday, May 25th 7:30 pm

All Smiles at Egg Hunt

By: Zachary Johnson

The Leighton Elementary Pre-K students got to celebrate Easter a little bit early when Colbert County High School hosted an Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the football field. The high school invited the students to enjoy the festivities provided by FCCLA and FFA, two student organizations who supplied the eggs and helped with crowd control. There were so many eggs for the Pre-K students, the football field looked like one giant Easter egg. It’s safe to say that all students went home over-loaded with Easter eggs filled with goodies.


According to Leighton Elementary Pre-K teacher, Rolanda Johnson, “Once we let the students loose, they cleared the field in about three seconds flat.”  However, the hunt for eggs wasn’t the only thing Easter themed this year. Students also had the opportunity to get a picture made with the Easter Bunny and Chief Colbert., thanks to Adrianna Bailey and Logan Wisdom, who played the roles fabulously. All in all, the students had a great time and the Easter festivities were a huge success.


Egg Hunt


A Clean Sweep


Photo (left to right): Garrett Jackson, Tyson Childers and Jesse Hunt smile for a picture following their competition rankings announcement.

Written by: Wil Akers and Cannon Joly

Colbert County Schools sent their best welders from Colbert County High School, Cherokee High School and Colbert Heights High School on March 22nd, to a welding competition hosted by Northwest Shoals Community College.  The competition consisted of seven schools, each with multiple competitors. Students were required to perform a vertical T joint weld and a triple pass. Each of these welds can be very complicated if one is not trained properly.  Luckily, Colbert County School system has incredible Ag instructors, which was proven true when all three Colbert County high schools took the top three rankings. Garrett Jackson from Colbert Heights took 1st place, Tyson Childers from Colbert County High School came in 2nd and Jesse Hunt rounded out the 3rd place position, making a clean sweep for the Colbert County school system.  Tyson Childers, a senior who came in second place, said “I really enjoyed it! I hate that this is my last year, but I support my team and hope they get a win next year. Go Indians!” 


Mr. & Miss CCHS - Chance Bates and Anna Kate Russell


Written by: Aubrey McCravy

Colbert County High School recently had their yearly Mr. and Miss CCHS coronation. To be a member of the court, the students nominated must meet strict academic and behavioral requirements. Underclassmen are nominated by their peers and teachers and Senior representatives must complete resumes submitted for approval. The students of Colbert County High School then vote on representatives, one boy and one girl from each grade.  On the day of coronation, everyone looked elegant in their beautiful dresses and handsome tuxedos.


Colbert County High School is pleased to announce the seniors chosen for Mr. and Miss CCHS are Anna Kate Russell and Chance Bates. Both students work hard both in the classroom and on the playing field. These two students are incredible representatives of the school and we could not be more proud.  Congratulations and Roll Tribe!

Mr. and Miss CCHS


The Most Important Meal of the Day

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Written by: Cannon Joly

The National School Breakfast Week turned out to be a blast at Colbert County High School. Every year since 1989, schools across the nation celebrate the most important meal of the day, breakfast. This celebration involves various events and games, in hope to show kids that breakfast is very important to their health and learning throughout their day. The lunchroom staff at Colbert County High School never fail to provide the best meals daily, so this week they had very special treats for the students of Colbert County High School. From Smoothies to omelets, every breakfast was absolutely wonderful! There is no doubt that the students at CCHS looked forward to breakfast at school.

Coach Brett Mask wins Pancake Eating Contest Championship Title


National School Breakfast Week - March 19th - 23rd

Breakfast will be served 7:15-8:15 am. 

We will wrap up the week with a special COMMUNITY BREAKFAST, featuring Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits - SPREAD THE WORD!

Click here to see flyer with more information. 

Celebrating Black History Black History Play Flyer

Have you heard the news? Colbert County High School will be having a Black History play on March 17th and 19th. Click here to read more.

Seniors Making a Positive Influence

Recently, Read Across America was celebrated by schools all across the United States. Hatton Elementary also participated by having senior athletes, Hogan Isbell and Peyton Gillott, from Colbert County High School visit the school and read to elementary students. After reading the books, the seniors ask if there were any questions, in which they received a lot of response. The students had questions for the seniors such as, “What are your plans after high school?” and several questions about sports. This truly shows how the younger students look up to them.

Hogan Isbell stated, “It’s nice to take time out of our day to do that.” Isbell and Gillott had a great time visiting and reading to the kids. When asked about the opportunity, Gillott said, “Hopefully we influenced the students in a positive way.” It is very important to provide young people with positive role models, and this is an opportunity to do just that.  

National Signing Day

National Signing Day

Congratulations to Colbert County High School seniors Chance Bates and Hogan Isbell.  Both students signed commitments to further their athletic careers on February 7th, the day many sports fan call National Signing Day.  Bates will be playing football for Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA and Isbell will be playing baseball at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, AL.  Earlier this year, Larynn Clopton, another senior at Colbert County High School signed a track scholarship to King University in East Tennessee.   Colbert County High School is extremely proud of these outstanding students.  Roll Tribe.  


Mike Hubka

The Art Department at Colbert County High School recently received special instruction from Mr. Mike Hubka, a retired college professor and Mechanical Designer.  During his teaching career Hubka taught at NWSCC, the University of North Alabama and Shoals Christian.  His 20 year experience as a Mechanical Designer gives him incredible knowledge to provide students.

The purpose of Hubka’s visit to Colbert County High School was to assist students using the Solid Works software, which was implemented into Kim Lander’s art classroom this year. During his visit, Hubka explained that Solid Works, a 3-D CAD design software, can create everything you use on a daily basis. He also stated that even if a student does not go into an artistic career path, students can learn a wide variety of terminology from using Solid Works.

According to Mrs. Landers, her 8th grade art students respond well to the software and are also starting to pick up on the terminology. “They are getting familiar with the early stages of mechanical design,” she explained.  Landers also noted that students are only at the beginning of creating with this software.  Once they get comfortable, they will be able to create and design really incredible projects.  According to Emily Spice, who wishes to pursue a career as an Animator, “The software is really cool to use. Even as an animator, it will be useful in my career.”  Visits from industry professionals, such as Mr. Mike Hubka, make learning technical software easier and relatable to the real world.

Stuffed Animal Drive

Stuffed with Love

Colbert County Schools recently completed their 2nd annual stuffed animal drive for the Colbert County Sherriff department, which collected over 400 stuffed animals. What began as a small act of kindness has grown into something much more amazing.  The Colbert County Sherriff department uses the stuffed animals to provide comfort when they receive a call involving children.  This small gesture has the potential to ease the pain of a traumatic experience.  The stuffed animal drive is organized and maintained each year by Donna Patterson and Colbert County Schools educational support personnel.  A big thank you to Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson, Melcha Satchel and everyone who donated!

Stuffed animals




The Special Olympics

The Student Council recently attended the Special Olympics to cheer on our incredible athletes!

The following news article was published in the Colbert County Reporter:

One Incredible Day

Written by: Jaidyn Quillen (Freshman at Colbert County High School)

The annual Special Olympics event was held this year on November 17th at the James F. Moore Stadium at Muscle Shoals High School.   This event allows for special needs students from all around to come and compete in various athletic events. Some competitions include the 100-yard dash, softball toss and the standing long jump. 

Click here to read more!

Special Olympics

Special Olympics



Polar Express

FFA and FCLA recently hosted the annual POLAR EXPRESS event for Pre-K Students!

Here is an article published in the Colbert County Reporter regarding the incredible event:

Providing a Magical Experience through Team Work

By: Wil Akers and Cannon Joly

Fourteen years ago at Leighton Elementary, Kirsten Burns a Pre-K teacher wanted to have a field trip for her students that would be within walking distance from the school. So, what did Kristen Burns do? She proposed a plan to Jeff McKinney, who teaches Career Tech and Agriculture at Colbert County High School. They decided to take the kids on a trip to the high school to pick pumpkins. The kids would go into the pumpkin patch and choose their pumpkin. After they harvested it, they would paint them and take them home as a gift, but one day it rained and the kids weren’t given the opportunity to pick their pumpkins.  McKinney came up with a wonderful idea.  Click here to continue reading.


Mr. McKinney     Polar Express 


2017 Geography Bee Competition

Congratulations to Brandon Underwood for placing 2nd and Jordan Austen for placing 3rd in the 2017 Colbert County Schools Geogrpahy Bee Competition.

We are so proud of these incredible students.

CCHS Robotics presents Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Mystery DinnerMurder Class Reunion of 1985

December 2nd 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Doors open at 5:00 pm

Wear your best 80's attire to have the chance to win a prize.

(Video, cartoons, movie characters, etc. of the 80's)

Colbert County High School Cafeteria

2200 High School Street, Leighton, AL 35646

Meal includes: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Dessert and Beverage.


$15.00 Adult

$7.00 12 and under

2 and under - FREE

Tee Pee T-Shirt Sale T-shirt Sale



Click HERE to see T-shirt Designs


 CREW SHIRTS   $20-$22*

HOODIES         $25-$27




*Youth Sizes NOT available in the Dark Gray CREW Sweatshirt

Haunted Hallways Myths and Legends

Come ready to be scared out of your wits!!!!!!

$5.00 Admission

Thursday, October 26th 6:30 to 8:30 pm & Saturday, October 28th 6:30 to 9:00 pm



CCHS Robotics

Congratulations to the CCHS Robotics team!  On Saturday, October 6th, the Robotics competed at NWSCC.  The Robotics team placed 3rd in Website Design and Mascot. We are so proud of the hard work all the students and teachers put in to this exciting opportunity.


Saturday ACT tutoring from 9 am -11am

ACT Tutoring at the Central office on the following dates from 9 am - 11 am.

ACT Tutoring

Career Tech Tumbler Fundraiser

FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA will be selling 24 oz team tumblers to raise money for the Career Tech Department.

Click here to see the tumblers available for sale.

2017 CCHS Homecoming


CCHS Homecoming Breakfast

Colbert County High School would like to invite you to celebrate homecoming with their annual community breakfast, Friday, September 22nd. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-8:15 a.m.. HELP US CHEER ON OUR INDIANS!


Homecoming Parade Entry Form

Schedule of Events:

Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15 am

PEP Rally 11:20 am    

School Out at 12:00 Noon 

Line-up 1:00 pm

Parade 1:30 pm

Alumni Tea 5:00 pm

Game 7:00 pm