Announcements

NOTE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS:  Students are not allowed to go to their lockers, vending machines…… until 7:35.  At 7:35 students will be allowed down the hallway to the locker area and the new wing vending machine area.

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS: DO NOT LEAVE ANY MORE BAGS IN THE FRONT OFFICE.  WE HAVE HAD AN EPIDEMIC OF SOFTBALL / BASEBALL / TRACK BAGS LEFT IN THE OFFICE.  ATHLETES SHOULD LEAVE THEIR BAGS IN THEIR COACHE’S CLASSROOM IF THEY DO NOT HAVE SPACE IN THEIR LOCKERS.

 

Students are absolutely not allowed to bring outside food or drink in the mornings (this means any type of mug, container or bottle).

 

ATTENTION:  Mr. West has stated that ALL BACKPACKS MUST BE PLACED ALONG THE WALL OF THE FRONT LOBBY DURING LUNCH.  This is the only place acceptable for leaving your backpack.

 

Students are not to open the doors of the school even if they know the person trying to get in. Only faculty and staff are permitted to open the door.

 

STUDENTS:  There is to be NO FOOD OR DRINK in the Little Theater at ANY TIME.

 

Dr. Pepper Football (CONTEST):  Students, collect bottle caps from Dr. Pepper products and return to the school.  The top three schools will win a prize!  (1st place $10,000; 2nd place $5000; 3rd place $2,500) The contest will run through October.  See signs posted around the school for more info.

 

2018 Yearbooks are on sale and can be purchased at balfour.com. The price is $55.

The State of Tennessee provides eleven summer programs for gifted and talented high school students in grades 10 and 11. These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in these disciplines: Arts (Visual, Dance, Filmmaking, Theater, and Music), Computational Physics, Humanities, Emerging Technologies, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Integration of Biological and Statistical Sciences, Sciences and Engineering and Agricultural Science.  The programs are held at different college campuses across the state.  The programs are four week long residential programs and students can receive up to 6 hours of college credit by attending some of the programs.  The cost for tuition, housing, meals, activities, etc. is provided. (The Governor’s school for the Arts does have a fee.) The only cost to the student for most of the Governor’s school programs is transportation to and from the school. Each school has specific GPA eligibility requirements as well as other eligibility requirements.   Any student wishing to apply to any of the Governor’s Schools must sign the list in Ms. Kelley’s office by October 5th in order to receive the instructions for completing and submitting an application! Ms. Kelley will print application instructions for all students who sign the list.  Each Governor’s School has a specific deadline.  Ms. Kelley must receive all parts of the application at least one week before the deadline printed on the application in order to have time to check, assemble, copy and send the application by the printed deadline. Please see Ms. Kelley if you have any questions.

In recognition of College Application and Exploration Week faculty and students will be allowed to wear a COLLEGE t-Shirt, pullover, or sweatshirt this Thursday, September 28th.  T-shirts must be tucked in and NO hoodies of any kind will be allowed. All other dress code rules apply.

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SENIOR INFORMATION 

**Seniors will be taking ACT here Tuesday October 3 all morning.

 

**In an effort to promote college and technical school awareness and access and the Tennessee Promise, The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships, and other types of financial aid, Dresden High School will participate in College Application Week this week, September 25th-29th. The goal of College Application Week is to provide seniors with the opportunity to complete and file college and technical school applications.  Help will be available on Monday and Wednesday during study halls for seniors who wish to complete a college or technical school application online.  Seniors who do not have a study hall need to see Ms. Kelley to arrange a time to complete applications. The University of Tennessee at Martin, Bethel University, Union University are waiving application fees for students who apply during College Application Week.  Other universities may also be waiving fees, so please check the websites of the schools you are interested in attending. The names of students who have applied to college or technical school will be added to the “I Applied” bulletin board.  Students need to remember to fill out a transcript request in Ms. Kelley’s office after applying to a school.

 

**Dresden High School is hosting a FAFSA FRENZY “Complete the FAFSA Workshop” on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 between 4:30p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Dresden High School computer lab. The FAFSA takes about 45 minutes to complete so students and parents may come any time between 4:30 and 5:45 in order to be able to finish by 6:30. The FAFSA is the form that all seniors must complete in order to be eligible for financial aid from the Tennessee Promise, the Hope Lottery Scholarships and all other forms of federal and state financial aid.   All seniors and their parents who need help with the FAFSA are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be the only “Complete the FAFSA Workshop” that will be held at Dresden High.  Seniors and their parents need to bring all information listed on the FAFSA FRENZY Handout that was given to parents at the Senior Parent Night. (2016 income tax information, W2 forms, social security information, etc.)  If anyone needs a list, please see Ms. Kelley. 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHESS CLUB There will be a chess club meeting in Mr. Watson’s room Thursday (9/28) from 3-4:30. Anybody interested can come to the meeting, even if you are not a member!

BETA: Beta Club Members- We need volunteers for the Fall Festival at Dresden Elementary School.  The festival is from 10 to 1 on Saturday Sept. 30th. We are needing students to help with the 2nd grade group which has a jumper inside the multipurpose room (gym) and the giant slide outside. Volunteers would mark cards and manage the number of children in the jumper and going up the slide. If you are interested in helping at the Fall Festival, please see Ms. Kelley in the office to sign up.

HOSA:  Friday is the last day to pay for HOSA dues and t-shirts.

ETHICS BOWL:  There will be an ethics bowl meeting today during directed studies.

STUDENT COUNCIL:  If any student council member has not voted for officers they need to see Coach Pace TODAY.

FCA:  FCA will meet at 7:15 tomorrow morning in Coach Pace’s room.

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SPORTS

 

Football:  This week’s game will be here against South Fulton.  Kickoff will be 7:00.

 

Cross Country:

 

Golf: Congratulations to Grant Roberts on finishing a great golf season at the state tournament.  We are so proud to have Grant representing the Dresden Lions!