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Cheryl  Kuyk
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Principal's Corner

January News

We have lots of great news to share!

  • The Moody Wrestling Team won the AHSAA 1A-5A Region 2 Dual Championship this weekend. We beat Leeds 40-36 on Friday 1/13, and then we beat Montevallo 73-0, Shelby County 59-21, Dadeville 72-12, Prattville Christian 66-7, and Holtville 51-27 to win the Region 2 Championship. We will host Elmore County High School (Region 1 Runners-Up) on Friday January 20th at 5 pm in the Preliminary round of the AHSAA State Dual Playoffs. Congratulations to our wrestling team and Coach Gosnell!
  • This weekend, our indoor track team competed.  Kendall England came in 2nd in the 3200m run and set a new school record!  Congratulations, Kendall and Coach Greaux!
  • A sophomore at Moody High School, Miss Aleya Grace Gilley, who is Miss Jefferson County's Outstanding Teen, will be competing in the Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen competition.  Good luck to you, Aleya!
  • The Moody Band had an outstanding day at all-state auditions on Saturday with a record number of placements from our program. The results follow:
    All-State Band:
    Evan McCrary, percussion
    Travis Quesenberry, trumpet
    Henry Sargent, tuba
    Austin Waller, tuba
    Matthew Willingham, trombone
    All-District Band includes the students above, plus the following:
    Sadie Ferguson, percussion
    Grant Matos, clarinet
    Cody Prickett, percussion
    Quan Tran, flute
    Zach Wesson, percussion


Congratulations to our talented musicians and to Dr. Sargent!


  • On Monday afternoon, January 23, we will be administering a practice ACT to any 25 interested Juniors who will stay after school to take it.  We will meet in the library immediately after school for the test.  I am doing this through a company who will provide the tests, grade the tests, and then give me information regarding concepts that a high number of students missed. I will then be able to share this with the teachers. They will also give each student specific information about the questions they answered incorrectly.  The cost for this is $10 per student, but I will pay for this so that every interested student can participate.  If your student is interested, he/she needs to come by my office and sign up.  At that time, they will need to pay $10.  However, if they show up on the 23rd, I will give the $10 back to the student. I am only allowing 25 students to participate and I don't want a student to sign up and not show up - which is why I am using $10 to hold their place! So parents, ask for your $10 back after the test!  :-)  If you want your student to participate, please send them by my office on Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • We are so excited!  Moody High School has been selected as a 2016 CLAS Banner School by CLAS (Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools).  This award recognizes schools that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools in Alabama.  This year 153 schools were nominated for this prestigious recognition.  Only ten schools were selected and Moody High School was one of them! I am so proud of the staff and students who work so hard to make MHS a fabulous school!

  • The next day off from school for students is for President's Day, Monday, February 20, 2017.


Have a great week!

Cheryl Kuyk