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Harpeth High School News: 8-03-2013

Mission statement:  Harpeth High School provides a safe learning community which challenges its students academically, artistically, and athletically.  We empower our students to become life-long learners who possess integrity and wisdom.

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3Attention all seniors and juniors!  You may come by the front office next Wednesday, August 7, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,  to pick up your class schedules for the upcoming school year.  Thursday, August 8, is the assigned day for sophomores and freshmen to pick up their schedules,  also from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Hope to see you then!

HHS will be offering a new class called Broadcasting 1 and is being taught by new baseball coach Coby Ginsberg.  This new class will cover all aspects of the media and will be available for all students.  To enroll for this class, please email HHS counselors at or

The HHS football players and the Band of Blue have been extremely busy this week getting ready for the 2013 football and band seasons. All this hard work culminates tonight when the football team scrimmages at East Hickman High.  The band will perform a preview of their upcoming show Friday evening as well at HHS.  Come support these hard-working students as they develop their skills.  Go Harpeth Indians and HHS Band of Blue!

Student Dress:

Based on the need to address a community standard and focus on academic learning, students’ safety, and the workplace, HHS will enforce the following dress code. It is expected that students clothing should be in good taste, sized appropriately (not too tight or too baggy), having no holes revealing skin or undergarments above the knees, not revealing in cut, fit or consistency of material.

• Clothing should have no inappropriate messages or graphics.

• Hats or other head-gear and sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in the building.

• Shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must not be shorter than 3 inches from the knee all the way around the skirt.

• Halter tops, strapless shirts, off the shoulder tops, and TANK TOPS are not permitted.

• Undergarments are required and should not be visible at any time. Cleavage and/or skin at the waist (front and back) should not be visible at any time. Every student is required to wear shirts/tops/sweaters that extend below their waistline.

• Pants must fit around the waist and shall not be excessively baggy or allow undergarments to be exposed. (Tennessee State Law.)

• No holes or visible worn spots on pants above the knee.

• Pajama bottoms and house slippers are not permitted.

• No long/oversized coats of any type should be worn during the school day. These items should be placed in the locker.

• Students are not allowed to wear gang, or racially/ethnically inflammatory style, or sexually oriented clothing, colors, symbols, jewelry, etc. Chains attached to clothing are not permitted.

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