Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Athletic Event Information

This past spring a request was brought to Mr. Parris and the school board to play the national anthem at our home sporting events.  During the past six months the board has prayed, questioned, and listened to thoughts and concerns about this request.  The decision has been made to play the national anthem at select athletic events.  In playing this we recognize with deep gratitude to God our freedoms and those who have sacrificed for them, mindful that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven alongside believers “From every tribe, tongue, people, and nation” Revelation 5:9.  The national anthem will first be performed this year at the Cougar Classic prior to the CCS girls' basketball game. All the teams participating in the Cougar Classic and our parents will be invited to be present for the anthem and a prayer of dedication on our basketball season.

On another note, thank you to all who come and cheer for Cougar athletes throughout the year.  A couple of reminders in reference to safety and encouragement: 1) Parents, please remember that you are responsible for your children during the event.  Children should not be allowed to roam the campus.  2) Fans are to encourage the play of the athletes and not to demonstrate any negative cheering.  CCS has begun to read a Fan Code of Conduct prior to games as a reminder to us all how we should act as spectators. Please encourage those cheering near you to be positive.

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