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Last updated 12/06/2013 11:00 A.M.
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Dress Code Committee Information and Survey
Parents, Students, and Community Members:
As you may or may not know, RCPS has recently convened a committee across the division to review and potentially revise the dress code policy currently in place for our students. TAHS has several representatives serving on the committee including our assistant principal, Mrs. Hammill, two teachers – Mr. Atwood (also a parent) and Ms. Arbaugh, a parent – Pam Powers, and a student – Erin Cunningham. The committee has met twice so far to review the legal side of dress code policies, summarize the comparisons of dress codes between RCPS and surrounding school divisions, discuss the dress codes in place at local employers and discuss possible revisions to the dress code currently in place in Rockingham County Schools. We are looking to create a dress code that reflects the values of our community and promotes education and the mission of the school division.
At this stage, the Dress Code Committee would like to gain your feedback regarding components of the policy. In order to do so, a survey has been created through SurveyMonkey. Please use the following link to complete the survey. It should take approximately five minutes of your time. Feel free to pass this on to other parents, community members, RCPS students, etc. Thank you in advance your time and input.
The survey will be open until Friday, December 6, 2013, and may only be taken one time per person.
Got College Applications?
Attention seniors: how are those college applications coming along? Do you need help with any parts of the application process? Come to the library during 6th period club on Thursday, December 12 for college application assistance! Sign up in the counseling office by Wednesday, December 11th.
Financial Aid Presentation
The counseling office is sponsoring a Financial Aid Presentation on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Brad Barnett from JMU will provide an informative session on paying for college. Bring a parent and any questions you may have about financial aid.
Shop for TA apparel for the holidays. Mark your calendars for the TA apparel holiday sales: Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AND Saturday, December 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Both sales will be in the school’s large commons. TA sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and more will be on sale. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for TA apparel for your friends and family!
The 4th Annual Brent Barry Food Drive has begun! Students please bring canned food to your 7th period teacher to win a free breakfast for your class. If every student brings 2 cans of food, we will be able to donate over 2,000 food items! Do your part and show your heart
Plan for Your Future
It is never too early to start thinking about college and careers! Don’t wait until spring of senior year to start thinking about what you will do next. The Career Coach is available to provide career assessments, help with career exploration and support you through college applications processes. While ninth and tenth graders may be broadly thinking about and exploring career interests, juniors should have more specific possibilities in mind for careers and the education necessary to get there. By fall of senior year, students should have narrowed down their planning to just a few colleges or career possibilities. Grades matter every year. The better your grades are, the more choices you will have. Feeling behind? See Ms. Whiston-Dean in the Counseling Office for help. She is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Lost and Found
Our school’s lost and found is overflowing with cups, water bottles, hats, gym bags, shoes and all kinds of clothes. We don’t have room for all this stuff, so we’re going to be donating early to a local charity if it’s not claimed. If you’ve lost anything, please come check out the lost and found ASAP.
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