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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 relationships and interactions: We believe that the teachers’ classroom hospitality results in a more hospitable world.

hhs picSince June, 2012, Mr. Mike Kinnard has been an outstanding principal here at Harpeth High School. It has been an honor and a privilege working with such a positive, motivating and influential leader. Thank you so much Mr.

Kinnard for all that you have accomplished at Harpeth. You have truly been an asset for our school and you will be sorely missed. We wish you success and good fortune in your future endeavors.

We welcome Brian Black to the HHS faculty this year. He will be teaching US History, World History, and Contemporary Issues. He is originally from New Lenox, Illinois, near Chicago. He is a die-hard Chicago sports fan. He started his educational career at UT and finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education at Millikin University where he lettered four times in baseball. As he begins his eighth year of teaching, he has now taught in Florida, Tennessee, and his home state of Illinois. He is certified in Special Education, English, Physical Education, and Social Studies. He is also our assistant baseball coach and one of the assistant football coaches. We are glad to have you on staff, Coach Black!

The HHS Lady Indians soccer team will be having a carwash from 9:00-1:00 in front of Harpeth High. Please help support Harpeth soccer and get your car washed by this enthusiastic team. Thanks in advance for your support!

College Fair 2013 is scheduled for September 19 at Harpeth High School from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There will be many representatives from colleges all around the area bringing beneficial information. 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. www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.

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 www.coca-colascholars.org. Deadline: October 31, 2013

Go to www.actstudent.org to register for upcoming dates for ACT testing.

ACT test dates: next test date September 21

registration date September 27 for October 26 testdate

November 8 December 14

SAT dates:

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

Sporting events: HHS football: HHS away tonight at East Robertson 7:30; HHS Lady Indian soccer: Sept. 17 home vs. Sycamore at 6:00, Sept. 19 at Brentwood Academy at 4:30; volleyball: Sept. 16 at Sycamore 5:00/6:30, Sept. 17 home vs. White House 5:00/6:30, Sept. 19 home vs. White House Heritage 5:00/6:30; golf: district tourney begins Sept. 16 at the Legacy; cross country: Sept. 17 at Vaughn Creek Cross Country Trail at Warner Park 4:30 girls and 5:00 boys.

For high school success: Setting goals helps you determine where you want to go and what you want to accomplish. Every goal should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Timed.

Ways to conquer stress: Having asked several students,

we received these responses: go to a quiet place, listen to music, get on the basketball court, read a book, or take a walk.

Quote of the week: “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It

deals with prospects.” Norman Cousins

Hope you find happiness in your week!

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