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Principal's Notes 12/11/2022

Principal's Notes 12/11/2022

Free Dress Day

Tuesday 12/13/22 will be a free dress day for a ream of copy paper. Make sure you are following handbook guidelines

Free Dress Days

"Free dress" will be allowed on certain designated days. Clothing must be clean, modest, and appropriate for school wear. These guidelines apply also to attire for after school classes, sports, and other school events.

All shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no more than three inches above the knees;

  • The straps of a student’s top should be at least three flat fingers across in width;

  • Closed toed and closed heel shoes;

  • No low cut dresses or top;

  • No strapless, halter, tank, tube tops, or bare midriff style tops;

  • No oversized shorts/pants worn low on hips;

  • No hats;

  • No t-shirts with inappropriate advertising, language, or pictures.

  • Leggings may only be worn under a skirt or shorts or with a shirt that comes to mid thigh.

Friday 12/16/22 Will be a Holiday Dress Day. Wear your favorite Holiday Sweater or shirt with Free Dress appropriate jeans. All dress should fit within the Free Dress requirements. Powerschool The Powerschool app for the phone is not being supported by Powerschool at this time. It may be possible to have it work by closing the app and completely reloading. There is no guarantee that it will function properly. The online version is still operating normally and can be accessed through your computer.

Coach's Clipboard


We have made an update to the Athletics Website to show individual team calendars on the page. No more searching through one huge calendar to find your events. Also when an event is canceled or rescheduled it will automatically be adjusted online to give you the most up to date information. This is something that has been in the works but it took some time, trial and error. From here on out we would like this to be the way we work with our schedules.

Check it out here.

Schedule for the week

Monday, Dec 12th

MS Boys Secondary 5:00 PM at HOME vs Kingdom Collegiate

MS Girls 6:00 PM at HOME vs IDEA Achieve

MS Boys Premier 7:00 PM at HOME vs IDEA Achieve

HS Boys Blue 8:00 PM at HOME vs ILT Arlington-Grand Prairie

HS Girls 6:30 PM @ Harmony Science of Euless

HS Boys Red 8:00 PM @ Harmony Science of Euless

Wednesday Dec 14th

MS Boys Secondary 5:30 PM at HOME vs Harmony Science of Dallas

Thursday Dec 15th

MS Girls 5:00 PM at HOME vs ILT North Richland Hills

MS Boys Premier 6:00 PM at HOME vs ILT North Richland Hills

HS Girls 7:00 PM at HOME vs Newman Arlington

HS Boys Red 8:00 PM at HOME vs Newman Arlington

The support at games this season has been better than it has ever been. The players and coaches notice and appreciate students coming to the games. Keep building our crowd by inviting students and families to be a part of our games!


Any middle schoolers and/or high schoolers wanting to join track need to email Coach Penland. The last day to join track is Friday, January 20th. Those who are participating in basketball need to email Coach Penland as well if you are wanting to be in track.


Girls' soccer tryouts are this Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 in the gym. Girls this is your time to shine. Please get in touch with Coach Sifuentes if you have any questions.


Please be working out over the break. If you want to know what to work on please get in touch with Coach Kilpatrick or Coach Bartee.


Please get Coach Houpt your Club and/or your GameOn schedule. That way I can come and watch if at all possible. Also, please have your athlete write down what they are doing in the offseason to get better and turn it into me as well. Thank you very much

HPA Athletics

Please have a GREAT and restful holiday break. From HPA Athletics we wish you all the best. We know many of our athletes play multiple sports and you parents spend a lot of time taking them to and from games and practices. It is truly a dedication of love. Trust me it doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you very much.

Athletics Webpage -

HPA Newsletter ALL-SPORTS Edition

Hello HPA Families,

We hope you enjoy reading the 5th volume of our HPA Newsletter, that we have named The Daily Talon. This is our first ALL-SPORTS Edition, where we highlight 6 athletes who participated in a fall sport. We interviewed athletes from each of the fall sports that we have at HPA, including Cross Country, Volleyball & Soccer. With those 6 athletes we also interviewed their coaches. So the articles are written from the perspective of both the coach and the athlete. We regret that we were not able to interview more athletes, but our plan is to do this again soon. But our yearbook / newsletter team is all students and they worked very hard to produce quality articles for this special edition newsletter. So on behalf of those students we hope you will enjoy reading each article and enjoy learning about our athletes at HPA.

Coach Nate Penland



Nate Penland

High School Graphic Design Teacher

HPA Midterm Exam Schedule

Wednesday December 14, 2022

  • Period 2 Normal Class Time

  • Period 4 Normal Class Time

  • Period 6 Exam 12:53-2:25

  • Period 8 Exam 2:28-4:00

Thursday December 15, 2022

  • Period 1 Exam 8:15-9:52

  • Period 3 Exam 9:55-11:27

  • Period 5 Exam 12:53-2:25

  • Period 7 Exam 2:28-4:00

Friday December 16, 2022

  • Period 2 Exam 8:15-10:10

  • Period 4 Exam 10:15-12:10

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