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Harpeth High School News: 4-28-13

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HHS assessment beliefs: We believe that to improve student success, assessment needs to be an on-going process made up of a variety of assignments and measurements.

We would like to congratulate Isa Richards, Ethan Boyd, Dallas Hamlin, Joseph Harness and Justin Smith for their participation in the county-wide science fair on April 18. Isa, Ethan, and Dallas took 1st place in the Biology Division for their project on “Plant Anti-Freeze.”

Justin Smith and Joseph Harness took 1st place honors in the physical science division for their project on “Surface Tension Raft.” Congratulations to all of these fine young men for their accomplishments in science and for representing Harpeth High School in impressive style. Great job!

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Congratulations are due to two very well deserving Harpeth students for being awarded the Heritage Bank Scholarship for 2013. They are Amber Yarbrough and Dallas Hamlin. Excellent job!!

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Rose invite you to their newly renovated bed and breakfast at the old Ravensgate plantation. Who are the Roses you may ask? They are characters in Harpeth High School’s Advanced Theatre class production of “The Beating Heart” written by Craig Sodaro. “The Beating Heart” is the story of a modern day Bed & Breakfast haunted by a ghost from the Civil War. A young college senior travels to Ravensgate wanting to unlock the mystery behind a photograph she has been given of a woman that lived at Ravensgate. As she attempts to unlock the events of the young woman’s life, a story of murder and revenge unfolds. Twists, turns, and suspense fill the entire stage.

“The Beating Heart” will be presented at HHS’s Jean Downey Theatre on Saturday, April 27th, Sunday, April 28th, and Monday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase your tickets in advance for $3.00 during school on Thursday, Friday, & Monday(April 25th, 26th & 29th). Tickets at the door will be $5.00 for everyone. We can’t wait to see you at the theatre.

Participating in the city-wide yard sale is our very own Harpeth Band of Blue. Be sure to stop by the front of the school building and support the HHS Band by purchasing items from their yard sale on May 4. Happy yard sale jumping!

We are currently accepting applications for the first Harpeth High School Summer Day Camp. We plan to provide your child with the best summer camp experience they have ever had. It will be held at Harpeth High School from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the weeks of June 10-14 and/or June 17-21. Weekly rate is $100.00 per child or $30.00 for single day per camper. This includes ages 5-12. Please contact Coach Ricky Woods if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity.

The countdown to graduation is approaching!!

Here are some important dates to remember:

Friday, May 3: College day (wear a shirt/sweatshirt from the college/university you plan to attend)

Friday, May 3: Begin handing out graduation gowns Friday, May 10- deadline for credit recovery to be completed Friday, May 10- money for honor cord and honor tassel to be turned in to guidance

Thursday, May 16: Senior Awards Night-refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m., program follows at 6:30.

Scholarship opportunities: www.fafsa.org, www.collegeboard.org.; FREE practice for the SATs at sat.collegeboard.org;

ACT: sign up by May 3 for June 8 test at www.actstudent.org.

Upcoming events: baseball: Monday, April 29 at home 7:00 vs. Montgomery Central; Tuesday, April 30 at Montgomery Central at 7:00; May 3-8 District 11-AA Tournament; softball: Tuesday, April 30 home vs. Pleasant View Christian 4:30/6:00(DH); soccer: Monday, April 29 at Waverly game time 5:30; May 2 at Hillwood at 6:30; senior awards night May 16 at 6:30 in the theatre; graduation May 24 at 7:00 at Lipscomb University.

College/study tip: Even if you have no homework, review your notes from class each day.

Food for thought: Respect is showing high regard for an authority figure, other people, yourself and your country; treating others as you would want to be treated; understanding that all people have value.

Quote of the week: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life, it goes on.” Robert Frost

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