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Mr.  Thomas  Casteel
Instructional Leader
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Principal's Corner

Wildcat Up

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Welcome to the Principal's Corner at CHHS.  We have a saying on the Mountain called, "Wildcat Up" which has many meanings.  It reminds our students and staff to be the best they can be in the classroom, on the playing field, and basically in all aspects of life.  The Wildcat staff have a passion for helping young people progress to new heights each day.  Our commitment to high expectations for the students and ourselves is second to none.


We focus on three specific areas of excellence every day.  They are rigorous instruction, relevance to the real-world, and relationship-based learning experiences.  Students are challenged every day with a rigorous curriculum to prepare them to be college and/or career ready once they graduate.  We make learning relevant to the students' lives so they can utilize these skills later in life.  Lastly, we build relationships as partners in education to make sure every student feels they a part of the Wildcat Family.


Our staff is a caring and considerate group of individuals who make up a larger devoted team determined to give 110% to help your student grow academically, socially, athletically, and/or spiritually.  Plain and simple, Colbert Heights High School will offer Excellent Instruction, Every Day, to Every Student.  That is a non-negotiable.  We as a school staff request the parental support to fulfill this mission.


The Colbert Heights community has welcomed my family with open arms.  We thank you for this welcome and plan to serve all Wildcats to our utmost ability.  I have a open door policy and welcome your visits to the school.  Feel free to contact me at 256-383-7875 or by email at if need be.  We are off to successful school year which will surely be one to remember.


Wildcat Up, 

Thomas Casteel