Free and reduced meal applications do not automatically roll over from one school year to the next. If a parent feels they may qualify for free/reduced meals, they will need to submit a new application for the current school year to see if they are approved. Parents will be responsible for any charges accumulated until an application is approved. Once the application is processed the parent will receive a letter of confirmation in the mail with the results from the application.
All students who were at a free or reduced meal status at the end of the 16/17 year will have a 30 day grace period, which will end on 9/18/17. This means any student who was on F/R at the end of the 16/17 school year will have 30 days to turn in a new application for the current school year before they start getting charged full price for meals. Once the grace period ends, if no application is turned in AND approved the parent will be responsible to pay for any meals eaten in the cafeteria until a new application is approved. This will not wipe any charges off of the account previous to the application being approved. Parents will still be responsible to pay for any accumulated balance to the meal account.
PSAT is October 25 at HVA. Deadline to register is September 15. Cost is $20 (Check or Cash) payable in the School Counseling Office. PSAT is great practice for the SAT and Juniors: it is the qualifying exam for National Merit. Students in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades should consider taking the PSAT.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Kerri Maniscalco, is releasing her new book, Hunting Prince Dracula, at West High School on September 19th at 7 pm. Check out her first book, Stalking Jack the Ripper, from the HVA Library and then join the Knox County Public Library at West High for an exciting evening in their auditorium. The Friends of the Library is sponsoring a writing contest for students in grades 9-12 with cash prizes. Please see one of the HVA librarians if you would like to check out Maniscalco's book or if you would like more information about the writing contest.
SENIORS do you need a little test prep to boost your ACT score on the 10/17 test? Mrs. Graham is offering Test Prep Tuesdays in the Library from 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Sign up in the Counseling Office!
The HVA Latino Student Alliance will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 19th, Room F116, 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. This new organization at HVA will focus on issues affecting latino students. We will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by planning activities to help celebrate and help share traditions throughout the school year.
HVA PTSA Student Advisory Board will have its 1st monthly meeting Wednesday September 18th in the All-Purpose Room from 3:45- 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this Board is to allow our students to feel that they have a voice and input to what is taking place at Hardin Valley Academy. Students involved with this Board will have to be members of the PTSA and will actively promote the efforts of HVA PTSA.
The HVA PTSA Reflections Contest begins Monday, September 11 and run till November 13. The categories are – Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Production, Visual Art, and Photography. Entry Forms can be found on the PTSA Bulletin Board.
HVA PTSA General Meeting – We will be having our 1st General Meeting of the new year on Monday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. We hope many of our students, parents, and staff will be in attendance.
The ASVAB is offered at HVA on September 27. If you would like to take the ASVAB sign up in the Counseling Office. The deadline to sign up is September 15.
Dr. Sternberg and Mrs. West are pleased to announce that they have three openings to join HVA's awarding winning CyberPatriots. The first practice session is Thursday, September 14, after school in Room D207. If you are interesting in becoming a team member, please stop by D207 and see Mrs. West ASAP!
Are you 18 years old? Do you like driving nice cars? Would you like to test drive a brand new Lincoln for free with no strings attached? Come by the upper parking lot Saturday, September 16th anytime from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Lady Hawks Basketball team is partnering up with Ted Russell Lincoln. You can drive up to 6 different fully loaded, brand new cars with NO sales pitch. Come test drive a car this Saturday and Ted Russell will donate money to your Lady Hawks!
HVA Gradient will hold its weekly meeting on Thursday, September 14 from 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m. in Room F101. Please bring a snack to share if you wish!