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Harpeth High School News 8/24/13

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.

Beliefs about learning and instruction: We believe that teachers need to be periodically in-serviced in their subject area to learn innovative student-oriented techniques.

Once again it’s football time in south Cheatham!! Come out tonight and support your Harpeth Indians as we face Nashville Christian at 7:30. Go Indians!!!

There will be a senior planning meeting in the Harpeth High Theater on August 26 at 6:30 p.m. James Snider with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be presenting a program providing seniors and their parents with information related to college, scholarships, and financial aid. If you are a senior or parent of a senior, we hope you will be able to attend.

Scholarship information:

• Wendy’s High School Heisman-For athletes who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field, and within their communities. Awards range from $100-$500. Must be a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and must have played one school sponsored sport. October 2, 2013

• Horatio Alger Scholarship: Ranges from $2500-$20,000. Criteria: must plan to attend a 4-year college/university in the US, display financial need, co-curricular and community involvement, minimum 2.0 GPA, and US citizenship. You must apply online at www.horatioalger/org/scholarships. October 25, 2013

• Coca-Cola Scholarship: for high school seniors who are motivated, dedicated, and involved. 250 awards will be given. For additional information, visit Deadline: October 31, 2013

Coach Ricky Woods and the Harpeth Indians wrestlers would like to thank everyone who came out for the Back to School Bash last Saturday. It was great to see everyone. If your car needs a good wash, you are in luck tomorrow. The HHS wrestlers will be holding a car wash and yard sale in front of the school between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Come by for a wash and treasure hunt and thanks again for supporting HHS wrestlers!

Go to to register for upcoming dates for ACT testing.

ACT test dates: registration date test date

September 21 August 23

October 26 September 27

December 14 November 8


If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, you are also eligible for two free ACT vouchers. See Andrea Holley in the guidance office for more details.

SAT dates: October 5 (register by September 20) and November 2 (October 18 registration date)

Breakfast and lunches prices for students are $1.75 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. For questions regarding lunches, the cafeteria number is 952-2039.

Sporting events: HHS football: home tonight at 7:30 vs. Nashville Christian; HHS Lady Indian soccer: August 27 home vs. White House Heritage at 6:00, August 29 home vs. St. Cecilia at 6:30; volleyball: August 26 at Portland at 5:00 for varsity(JV 6:30); August 27 at White House Heritage at 5:00(JV 6:30), August 29 home vs. Greenbriar at 5:00(JV 6:30); golf: August 27 vs. Hume-Fogg at Greystone, August 29 vs. White House Heritage at Greystone at 4:00.

For high school success: Get to know Harpeth High. HHS has a handbook that explains our rules, dress code, attendance policies, and much more. Make sure you understand our school’s rules and that you know where to go for help.

Ways to conquer stress: Think of a place where you feel very relaxed and calm. Close your eyes and visualize being in that place.

Quote of the week: “To devote a portion of one’s leisure to do something for someone else is one of the highest forms of recreation.” Gerald B. Fitzgerald

Have a studious week!

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