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    College Fair at Bearden next Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m.  This is the HVA- Bearden- Farragut College Fair! If you want to know the colleges in attendance, check the Bearden High School Counseling page for updates.


    College App week!  Seniors, during lunch on Wednesday and Friday, come by the table in the atrium, sign the "I applied" banner and get your sticker! Post it on social media using #Iapplied and #TNCollegeAppWeek. What college will you apply to this week?


    Governor's School Applications are now available on our school counseling page. If you are a high achieving 10th or 11th grader, please consider applying to one of the Governor's Schools. Go to: for info, and then check in with/email your counselor once you decide to apply so they will know to be looking for your application.


    There will be a call meeting for all DECA members including students that are taking marketing classes next semester who want to join DECA and participate in DECA competition.  The meeting will be held in the auditorium during advisory on Wednesday, October 19th.


    Next Thursday, October 6th, from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (approximately), TN Achieves will be here to speak with our seniors in the auditorium about TN Promise. While it is not a mandatory meeting, all seniors are encouraged to attend as they will receive their handbook at this time.  This was scheduled at the beginning of the year, and TN Achieves gave us this date. There are many seniors who are taking their ECON final at this time.  Please do NOT  STRESS OUT about missing this meeting! If you have an EOC for Econ that block, you should come to a table by the auditorium on their way to 2nd block (or if all else fails, come to the Guidance office) to pick up a handbook.  The only mandatory meeting for TN Promise is March 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.


    HVA's Slip of the Pen Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions until October 3rd.  Poetry, photography, short stories, and art work (drawings, paintings, digital art, etc.) are all welcomed.  Please send submissions to


    HVA DECA:  If you would like to have a long-sleeve comfort colors DECA T-Shirt you need to go to Mrs. Price's Room, D105, and sign up for your t-shirt.  The t-shirts are $18.  Show your DECA pride.  Also, don't forget you $15 DECA dues.  You are not a DECA member till you pay the dues.


    You are invited to the first ever HVA Spirit of the Valley Invitational Marching Band Contest this Saturday, October 1stWe are hosting 9 bands and we will be performing in exhibition at 6:40 pm in the evening.  The contest starts at 2:30 pm, and bands in attendance include Concord Christian, Grainger, Clinton, Fulton, Sequoyah, Boyd-Buchanan, Carter, Halls, and Powell. I hope some of you will join us at some point during the day.  If you present your Hardin Valley ID, you will be able to get in free of charge! 


    Calling all artists: You can win CASH prizes of $35-$15 for 1st – 3rd place in any or all of the following six categories:  Photography, Visual Arts, Literature, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Film Production.  Pick up a copy of the rules and entry form in the HVA front office; use the theme, “What Is Your Story”; and submit your entry to the front office by the deadline, November 4th.  You may participate in all six categories. Since this is a national PTA competition, school winners will automatically be sent to the Knox County Competition and if chosen, will be invited to an awards reception in February 2017. Winners at county level will be forwarded to the State competition.  Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your talent!


    College Visits this week: Wednesday, September 28:  10:30 a.m. Vanderbilt; 1:00 p.m. Austin Peay.  Sign up on the School Counseling webpage using


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