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Harpeth High School News 09/07/13

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 decision and policy-making: We believe that decisions should be made and policies set in a well-orchestrated fashion based on what is best for all.

In the teacher spotlight this week, we would like to introduce Natalia Fallon. Ms. Fallon is from Walhalla, South Carolina and has a BA in English from Clemson and an M.Ed. in English education from Vanderbilt University. She has lived in Tennessee for 4 1/2 years. What is her first impression of Harpeth? “Harpeth High is very similar to the school I graduated from and went back to teach in for 5 years, so Harpeth feels a lot like home to me.” When asked how she likes working on the yearbook, she says, “It is a lot of fun! It’s a nice change of pace during the day , and the yearbook staff is a really creative and talented crew. They are going to make an awesome yearbook this year!” says Ms. Fallon. Ms. Fallon teaches classes in English 2,3,4 as well as being our new yearbook sponsor for the 2013-2014 school year. Welcome to Harpeth, Ms. Fallon!!

September 12 is the next meeting to obtain FAFSA information. This is for all sophomores, juniors, and seniors and their families. We will be meeting in the HHS theatre at 6:30 in the evening. Please plan to join us for this very informative session.

College Fair 2013 is scheduled for September 19 at Harpeth High School from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There will be many representatives for colleges all around the area bringing beneficial information from their colleges. Please plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

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

Go to to register for upcoming dates for ACT testing.

ACT test dates: next test date September 21

test date registration date October 26 September 27 December 14 November 8

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

Sporting events: HHS football: tonight vs. Cheatham County at home 7:30; HHS Lady Indian soccer: Sept. 9 vs. Nashville Christian at 4:00, Sept. 10 vs. White Heritage at 4:00;

Sept. 10 away at Community 6:30, Sept. 12 home vs. Waverly at 6:00;

For high school success: In order to get good grades, be organized, manage your time well, take good notes, and use test-taking strategies. These strategies include use all the time available, have everything you need for the test, and look over the entire test first. This will help you develop a plan for your test-taking abilities.

Ways to conquer stress: Try to keep a good sense of

humor, and do healthy things that help you feel calm and relaxed

Quote of the week: “You need to overcome the tug of

people against you as you reach for high goals.”

General George S. Patton

Have a mighty terrific week!


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