Friday, August 17, 2018

Score 20 for Cinco! Let the celebration begin!

Hey Cougs!

I am excited to announce that our blog is back for 2018-19.  Did you know that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary?  Look for our blog to show up each week throughout the school year.  We will have thoughts and reflections from teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members. We are kicking off this year with a blog post from the second Cougar staff member ever hired at Cinco, our head football coach and athletic coordinator Don Clayton.  I know you will enjoy his thoughts on our school.  I think he might be a little proud.  I might be a little proud too.  Welcome Back Cougars! Looking forward to a fantastic year!

James Cross, Principal

A score is another way to say twenty years.  President Abraham Lincoln famously said in his Gettysburg Address, “Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation….”  Well, one score ago, Katy ISD brought Cinco Ranch High School upon this continent to be the best high school in America.  What an awesome high school filled with outstanding young people mixed with caring teachers, para-professionals, custodians, and administrators.  From the day CRHS opened, we have been achieving varying high degrees of success in everything we do, from Academics to Athletics to Fine Arts.  Going into our twentieth year, we are only getting better at everything we do.  But the great thing is that our kids are complete kids – they are not only talented in a lot of areas but they truly care about their fellow classmates and about our community.  We are a proud Cougar Family.  As we go into our twentieth year, we do so with a great deal of excitement because we know that we are all on the same team and that we will always be here for one another – that’s family – our Cougar Family.  Personally, it has been unbelievable watching this school and community grow.  From my first day on the job on April 15th, 1999, this has been a ride like no other and I’ve been blessed to be around so many outstanding students and an awesome school staff.  I can say from first-hand experience, WE are the best high school in America!  GO COUGARS!!!

Coach Don Clayton

1 comment:

  1. Love this sentiment, Don. What is really awesome is it is a belief shared by so many of us that were not lucky enough to be part of the original crew.