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Smoke Signals 4.2.18
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

HHS Information

Welcome back from Spring Break! I certainly hope you were able to get some RnR during this time to help prepare for the final stretch in the 17-18 school year. As we approach the final weeks of the year now that most students will be preparing for end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The testing window is April 16-May 4 and students taking classes with an EOC must take the test. There will be a modified schedule during testing. Updates will be shared in additional Smoke Signals.



This Week

Tuesday - This Tuesday HHS juniors will be taking the ACT at school. All other students will be on a field trip. The only teachers in the building will be facilitating the ACT. ALL other teachers will be on one of the field trips, therefore, your freshman, sophomore, or senior will attend the respective field trip if he/she shows up for school that day.

- Freshmen - College Field Trip - Please bring $10 for lunch

- Sophomores - College Field Trip - Please bring $10 for lunch

- Juniors - ACT @ HHS (See below for additional information)

- Seniors - TN State Capital Field Trip



Ok folks, great news!

Disney's High School Musical

Encore Presentation

Wednesday, April 4 @ 6:30 $5.00 Admission

This is a chance for folks to see this fantastic performance put on by the advance theater class... OR see it again. We need 196 more patrons to reach 1000 attendees for this performance, be one of them!

Thursday - TN Promise Meeting - 5:30pm



Prom Tickets are on sale! Tickets are now $55 and cash only. Last day to purchase is April 6.


Next week

Wednesday, April 11 - 11:45 Dismissal


Cheatham Challenge

Volunteers needed for the Second Annual Cheatham Challenge.

- High school students across the district will meet on Friday, May 11 at Cheatham County Central High School to compete against each other in various school disciplines (math, art, theater, band, social studies, and so on). We are looking for adults to help judge events (7:30-11) at the Cheatham Challenge. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Balthrop

ACT for Juniors

ACT test is on Tuesday, April 3rd at Harpeth High School.


The test will be given in the English hallway. Students must report to the ACT check-in table, located at the entrance to the English hallway, no later than 8:00. Testing will begin at 8:30a.m. No one will be permitted in the testing rooms once the test begins.



All juniors are required to take the test. It is now a graduation requirement. Attendance is a priority. We recommend students arrive at school at 7:30a.m.


Students should eat a good breakfast this morning.



No electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, iPads, smart watches, fitness bands, or any other devices with recording and/or internet etc.) other than permitted calculators, are allowed in the testing room. We will keep the prohibited electronic devices at the ACT check-in table for the duration of the test. Examinees may not handle or access a cell phone or electronic device at any time in the test room or during breaks. If a student’s cell phone goes off in a test room during the testing, he/she will be removed and their test will not be scored. We recommend you leave these items at home for this day.

Car Riders

Car rider drop off and pick-up is in the back of the building. The front driveway is reserved for Bus rider drop off (7:15-7:45) and pick-up (2:30-3:00). Do not drop students off in the front of the building during those times.

TN Promise Info

Class of 2018 TN Promise students’ mandatory meeting will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Harpeth High School in the cafeteria.


Sign in will begin at 4:45 p.m., so we are encouraging students to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. to ensure adequate time for sign in. At this meeting, students will learn more about the TN Promise college eligibility requirements, college enrollment processes from local post-secondary institutions and tnAchieves mentors will be in attendance to begin working with your students. The meeting will last one hour and students are required to remain in attendance for the full duration of the meeting.


It is mandatory for students to attend this meeting in order to remain eligible for TN Promise. Parents are encouraged to attend but cannot attend for the student.

School Safety

Schools should be safe places for students to learn and staff to educate your child(ren). HHS is continuing to ensure the building and our students are safe. Our greatest asset is our students, parents and community. If you have a safety concern please share it. You are welcome to call and you can email the Cheatham County email tip line -


We continue to have various drills throughout the school year to practice procedures to help everyone know and understand what is expected from both students and adults.

Yearbook Information

To All Parents and Guardians of Students:


Yearbooks are still on sale for the price of $75. However, due to schedule issues and the time frame as a result, yearbooks may not be delivered until students are dismissed for summer. We are working hard to ensure that this does not happen, but it is a very real possibility. All of yearbooks that have been purchased will be still held for the individuals who have purchased them, we will hold a day when everyone can come and pick up purchased yearbooks. Thank you all for your support.

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