Congratulations to the Harpeth Band of Blue!! Last weekend, our band travelled to Montgomery Central High School where they competed along with 16 bands. Out of those 16 bands, the Harpeth BOB placed 4th overall. They were 2nd in their class and 1st in percussion. Way to go, BOB!! We are proud of you!
In the teacher spotlight this week is Caitlin Roach. Ms. Roach tells us: “I am from Greenbrier, TN. I received my B.S. in Human Ecology from Tennessee Technological University with a concentration in Textiles and Design. I am so excited to start my teaching career at Harpeth High School teaching Family and Consumer Sciences, Foods and Nutrition, and Child and Lifespan Development. My goal for students is that they leave my classroom taking something with them. Whether they use their knowledge in preparing healthy meals, understanding the development of infants, or designing an interior space, I know they will one day use their learning outside of my classroom. I am so grateful to have the chance to work with your teenagers!” Welcome aboard, Ms. Roach! We are glad to have you on staff!!
Next week is Homecoming 2013! Our theme this year is “Superheroes Unite.” There will be many activities for all to participate in throughout the week including float building for each class in the evenings. There will be “Water Wars” on Monday and the powder puff football game on Tuesday. Wednesday is an early dismissal day for all students with an 11:45 a.m. dismissal time. Thursday is Block party day with many booths and entertainment. Pep rally is scheduled for Friday to help cheer our Indians on to victory!! Please plan to attend all these fun activities and get involved in the spirit of Homecoming. The homecoming football game will be at 7:30 vs. Clarksville Academy. Go Indians!!
Based on the need to address a community standard and focus on academic learning, it is imperative that students clothing should be in good taste, sized appropriately, with NO holes above the knee, and not revealing in cut, fit or consistency of material. For homecoming week, the different dress days are as follows: Monday-pajama day, Tuesday-superheroes vs. villains, Wednesday-decades day, Thursday-class colors day, and Friday-spirit day. Please be sure to follow dress codes on these days as well.
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
Go to www.actstudent.org 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
SAT dates: October 5 (register by September 20) and November 2 (October 18 registration date)
Sporting events: HHS football: Open week-no game tonight, next week-homecoming; Volleyball: Sept. 24 at Greenbrier 5:00(V)/6:30(JV), Sept. 26 home vs. Westmoreland 5:00/6:30; Soccer: Sept. 24 away at Ensworth at 4:30, Sept. 26 away at Harpeth Hall at 6:00; Golf: regional tourney begins; Cross Country: Sept. 24 at Vaughn Creek Cross Country Trail at Warner Park boys race at 4:30, girls at 5:00.
For high school success: Develop a variety of skills and talents. Consider theatre programs, athletic teams, leadership organizations, music programs, service organizations, and special interest clubs.
Making decisions in high school: Determine what your choices are and write down the positives and negatives for each. Compare your pros and cons in order to make an educated decision.
Quote of the week: “Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”
Have an eye-opening week!