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    July 13, 2017


    Greetings D.M. Therrell High School Parents,


    I want to officially welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! We anticipate an exciting year where we will collectively strive to foster an engaging environment for all students.  As of May 2017, D.M. Therrell High School became an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Career-related Programme (CP).  As we pursue authorization as an IB World School, we share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, and international education- that we believe is important for our students.


    High expectations and accountability will be top priorities at D.M. Therrell High School.  We will continue to focus on making our vision and mission the core of our daily work with children, teachers and parents. We are creating a culture of college readiness and we will build shared understandings about what this means and ways parents and teachers can work together to ensure that every D.M. Therrell student is prepared for the future.  


    To help support us in achieving this goal we ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

    1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
    2. Completes all assignments and projects on time assigned by teachers
    3. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
    4. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
    5. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and pursue college, military or other post-secondary opportunities


    Please be reminded that D.M. Therrell High School is a uniform campus.  Students are expected to adhere to the uniform policy at all times.  Please support our effort to create a safe and positive learning environment by ensuring your child is in uniform every day.  In addition to the required grade level uniforms, all students will be expected to adhere to the following:

    1. Clothing, including spirit wear, must be modest and of appropriate length and fit. Extremely tight clothing, sagging shorts or trousers, or baggy, oversized clothing is not permitted.
    2. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain words or symbols that are gang-related, offensive, insulting, embarrassing, obscene, or promote illegal behavior.
    3. Clothing and/or jewelry must not contain any advertisement or display of words or symbols associated with alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco.
    4. Appropriate undergarments must be worn at all times and must not be visible.
    5. Caps, hats, head wraps, bandanas, hoods, or other head coverings must not be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity where they are deemed appropriate by the school principal.
    6. Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times at school and school sponsored activities.  For the safety of students, open-toe shoes/ sandals are not allowed.

    We invite you to be an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTSA or supporting school events.  Research clearly states that when parents participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success.


    We look forward to continuing our work as partners and eagerly anticipate a meaningful year of learning and engagement for our students.  


    With Panther Pride,


    Shelly H. Powell, Principal





    TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017


    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


    Friday, July 28th 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    Board Policy JDCB (Student Dress Code) The Superintendent shall require each school principal to establish an advisory committee comprised of parents, students, and school staff to formulate and/or revise the student dress code for the school and school-sponsored activities. The school principal has the authority to interpret the dress code for the school and make a case-by-case determination of the appropriateness of a student’s dress and grooming. Violations of the dress code policy will be addressed through the district’s progressive discipline policy.

    The D.M. Therrell High School Governance Team voted and approved the following uniform policy.  

    9th Grade- White polo shirt

    10th Grade- Black polo shirt

    11th and 12th Grade- White oxford (button down) shirt
    All students will wear tan or black khaki pants, shorts or skirts.  No sweat pants, jeans, tights or athletic gear allowed.  
    Shoes:   Sneakers or other closed-toe shoes.  No sandals, slides, slippers or flip-flops.


    8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.            Mandatory student advisory

    9:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          First Period

    10:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.        Second Period

    12:05 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Third Period (lunch included)

    2:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.            Fourth Period

    Lunch periods

    1st lunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    2nd lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    3rd lunch 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    4th lunch 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    (404) 802-5500



    Cost $1.00. Required for all students.  No locker sharing allowed.  Due by August 4th


    Every 4th Tuesday 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    (404) 802-5374


    9th Grade Office (404) 802-5345

    10th Grade Office (404) 802-5355

    11th and 12th Grade Office (404) 802-5348

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