Cherokee High School dress code

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wondering

Rogersville, TN

#1 Apr 9, 2010
So, my friend's daughter gets a reprimand at school for violating dress code because her Tshirt had accidentally fell down off her shoulder because her purse was on her arm, and was told to never wear the shirt again. My friend attended 8th grade night at Cherokee last nite and said the Miss Keetowah winner made a speech to the 8th grade and was dressed in a very very short skirt, white Tshirt and nude high heels. I was not there, this is heresay, but my question is, is this the message that is to be presented to the 8th graders, that in order to win Miss Keetowah this is how they to have to dress? And Im sure the same person that reprimanded the girl that same day at school was there last night at 8th grade night beaming with pride at Miss Keetowah, even though she most likely was not "in dress code". What a great message to send to up and coming freshman, that in order to be popular you have to dress a certain way or act a certain way.
My friend's daughter is a straight A student, 4.0 grade point average, never gets in trouble, good kid, and gets reprimanded because her shirt has fallen off her shoulder-never gets recognized for any of her good traits. I just don't understand it.

“Yee-haw!!”

Since: Jul 09

Hazzard County, USA

#2 Apr 9, 2010
Welcome to high school. I was at Cherokee 4 years.

I'm a guy and will tell you about how the dress code works.

1st off in 2009 Miss Henard was over the girls dress code, I don't know if its like that this year but she will get every girl to change but the ones she well likes or she knows their moms and dads.

I seen girls that was forced to change or leave school over wearing a white shirt, and some that the biggest piece of cloth on there was the how to wash tag and they could walk by the office and get away with it.

Cherokees rules are like every other school it just depends on the person wearing it.

"My friend's daughter is a straight A student, 4.0 grade point average, never gets in trouble, good kid"

Thats why they got her, they knew that there would be no fuss back. Thats the one they like to pick on.
blugrass_momma

United States

#3 Apr 9, 2010
its sad to see the teachers and staff treating our kids like this, when its ok for the rich or popular kids get away with everything then the lower income an unpopular kids get treater like dirt. so what if the girls purse caused her shirt to pull of her shoulder, thats nothing for school officals to get all bent out of shape over, most all girls and women too have had this happen, i know i've had it happen to me more than once. i can see the need for a dress code at cherokee, but come on if they are gonna have a dress code it should applty to everyone, even the teachers and staff. and if the school wants to be so picky about the dress code, where are they at at other school functions?? i've seen some of the kids at ballgames on school property dressed no where close to the dress code, and if you really want to see dress code violations show up at the prom and look at some the dresses some girls wear, on some you see more skin than if they were wearing a bikini. yes my daughter will be at the prom and i bought her a strapless, lace up back dress, but most of the more revealing dresses have modesty covers, as does my daughters. she will wear the modesty panel and its sewn in so even if she wanted to she cant take it off after she leaves
to go to the prom and i made sure there wasnt gonna be any cleveage shown aslo. I spent way to much money on this event to have her show up at prom just to have someone tell her she cant be there because of a dress code violation, but i'm positive there will be "privliged" girls there way out of the lines of the dress code that will walk rite in and not have anything mentioned to them about it.

back to the original post, if I were the girls mom that got in trouble over her shirt sliding off her shoulder, i would be over at cherokee pointing out all the other kids there that were not in dress code approved clothes raising hell over it.
its not rite for the rules to apply to certain kids and let the popular an rich kids get away with all they can. its been over 20 years since i graduated from cherokee and while some rules have changed, the the rich and popular kids still have their own set of specail rules to go by,,,,, its out rite discrimination and segregation by popularity and wealth!
Wondering

United States

#4 Apr 9, 2010
Thank you!! My sentiments exactly. Unfortunately (or fortunately), my family and I do not fall into the rich and popular category..but we love our kids and would do anything to protect them. We are raising them in a good home, we have a great time together, and unlike the rich and popular, we are satisfied with what we have. Im sorry for our kids, though, who have to suffer the consequences of trying to live right.
blugrass_momma wrote:
its sad to see the teachers and staff treating our kids like this, when its ok for the rich or popular kids get away with everything then the lower income an unpopular kids get treater like dirt. so what if the girls purse caused her shirt to pull of her shoulder, thats nothing for school officals to get all bent out of shape over, most all girls and women too have had this happen, i know i've had it happen to me more than once. i can see the need for a dress code at cherokee, but come on if they are gonna have a dress code it should applty to everyone, even the teachers and staff. and if the school wants to be so picky about the dress code, where are they at at other school functions?? i've seen some of the kids at ballgames on school property dressed no where close to the dress code, and if you really want to see dress code violations show up at the prom and look at some the dresses some girls wear, on some you see more skin than if they were wearing a bikini. yes my daughter will be at the prom and i bought her a strapless, lace up back dress, but most of the more revealing dresses have modesty covers, as does my daughters. she will wear the modesty panel and its sewn in so even if she wanted to she cant take it off after she leaves
to go to the prom and i made sure there wasnt gonna be any cleveage shown aslo. I spent way to much money on this event to have her show up at prom just to have someone tell her she cant be there because of a dress code violation, but i'm positive there will be "privliged" girls there way out of the lines of the dress code that will walk rite in and not have anything mentioned to them about it.
back to the original post, if I were the girls mom that got in trouble over her shirt sliding off her shoulder, i would be over at cherokee pointing out all the other kids there that were not in dress code approved clothes raising hell over it.
its not rite for the rules to apply to certain kids and let the popular an rich kids get away with all they can. its been over 20 years since i graduated from cherokee and while some rules have changed, the the rich and popular kids still have their own set of specail rules to go by,,,,, its out rite discrimination and segregation by popularity and wealth!
Been There

United States

#5 Apr 9, 2010
"My friend's daughter is a straight A student, 4.0 grade point average, never gets in trouble, good kid, and gets reprimanded because her shirt has fallen off her shoulder-never gets recognized for any of her good traits."

Well, it could be worse. She could be accused of cheating, because she makes good grades. I know someone it happened to, and I know this kid didn't cheat. He didn't have to. They wouldn't know gifted kids over there if they had one. It's all about who your mommy and daddy is.
Observer

Kingsport, TN

#6 Apr 9, 2010
Lost Sheep wrote:
Thats why they got her, they knew that there would be no fuss back. Thats the one they like to pick on.
Lost Sheep is right about this. They pick on the good kids because a bunch of the staff is pretty dumb and did badly in school and resents the kids that do well.

Meanwhile, you have drug dealing in the open and kids having sex in the bleachers and nothing is done about that because of who their parents are.

Since: Apr 10

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#7 Apr 9, 2010
Who was the Keetowah winner and that will tell you a big part about if this story is completely true or not.

I attended Cherokee, and the staff their is very unfair. Especially on dress code.

All the "preps" or teachers favorites get away with walking in with no more cloth than a thong, but they never get told anything. But if you have a girl walk in with holes in her jeans, or a guy with a cigarette on his shirt, they're screwed.

Mrs. Henard && Mr. Fraley are unfair, and need to get off their high horse.
Mobuck

AOL

#8 Apr 9, 2010
Observer wrote:
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kids having sex in the bleachers.
So that's what that was. I thought they were kind of sticky the last time I went to a game.
blugrass_momma

United States

#9 Apr 9, 2010
its been a long while since i was a student at cherokee as a matter of fact Fraley was a student there at the same time, he was known to be a bully, jock, smartass rich boy that thought him and the rest of the privledged kids owned the school and now he is the principal,, looks to me like its the same Fraley from the early to mid 80's. there are a few other teacher/staff members there now that were students when i was there and now that i think about they to were in the "privledged" group. i'm proud to say that i was never in that group of kids, my family was poor and yes i wore hand me downs with holes in my jeans and faded wore out stuff all 4 years i was there and never once did i wish to be any different than what i was and still am now. i didnt go buy jeans with holes in them thats just how they were when they got passed thru family. i did have a confrontation with Mr Anderson once over my clothes and i politely told him when he started buyin my clothes he could tell me what i could or couldnt wear, didnt exactly set well with him but he never said anything to me again about the way i dressed.
blugrass_momma

United States

#10 Apr 9, 2010
to bad we cant elect who teaches and guides our kids,, cherokee would be much better off if we did
lol

Richmond, KY

#12 Apr 9, 2010
blugrass_momma wrote:
to bad we cant elect who teaches and guides our kids,, cherokee would be much better off if we did
You have always had control over that. If you ever desire to accept it.

The problem is parents are too chicken (along with the schools) to bust their kids ass thanks to DCS.

In all honesty, what is a more child abuse? Neglecting to bust your kids ass or let them be tought by liberals?
CHS Alumni

Palmer, TX

#13 Apr 9, 2010
This is off the original topic, but I also was a student at CHS when Patrick Fraley was a student. I cannot remember him ever being like bluegrass_momma described. I did not run in the same circle due to the fact I was younger and not athletic, but he was always nice and personable when we were in school and still is today. He knew my name then and does now if I see him out. I have had family attend CHS since he has been principal and have no complaints. I just had to state my difference of opinion because the above post about Mr. Fraley, in my opinion, is just simply not true.
Ambassador

Milan, TN

#14 Apr 10, 2010
It would be the best thing,in my opinion,if Hawkins County would have uniforms, this way noone gets their feelings hurt over theprice tag on their clothes.Another thing is with the girls clothing is that our great Wal-Mart (ha) mainly sells junior clothes that are way to revealing.just the other day I went to buy my daughter,age 11some summer clothes and the shorts was way to short and the shirts are tight fitting and low cut..No way is my daughter wearing this.. As for the picking and choosing their favorite students to enforce the rules.. If it was my daughter that it happened to and I felt as strongly as you do then you should go over there and request a meeting with Fraley and Henard and take you a small tape recorder in case something is said , if so, go to a lawyer..Take a stand if you feel you are right.If you don't stand for what's right then you will fall for anything. Trust me, you will have alot of peoples support....Hang in there!!
Angie

Charlotte, NC

#15 Apr 11, 2010
Too bad we can't have a say over who procreates and who doesn't and how many kids you can have. This whole country would be better off if we did.
blugrass_momma wrote:
to bad we cant elect who teaches and guides our kids,, cherokee would be much better off if we did
Yes

Blountville, TN

#16 Apr 11, 2010
CHS Alumni wrote:
This is off the original topic, but I also was a student at CHS when Patrick Fraley was a student. I cannot remember him ever being like bluegrass_momma described. I did not run in the same circle due to the fact I was younger and not athletic, but he was always nice and personable when we were in school and still is today. He knew my name then and does now if I see him out. I have had family attend CHS since he has been principal and have no complaints. I just had to state my difference of opinion because the above post about Mr. Fraley, in my opinion, is just simply not true.
I was also a student at CHS when Frahley was there And while I never ran with his group in HS I agree with you in that back then he never acted the way the other poster describes.
Milton

Blountville, TN

#17 Apr 11, 2010
blugrass_momma wrote:
to bad we cant elect who teaches and guides our kids,, cherokee would be much better off if we did
You sound like one of those parents who won't do a thing to discipline your heathen acting child at home and then get all bent out of shape when your kid is expected to follow rules or be disciplined at school.
a lil more info

United States

#18 Apr 11, 2010
if u r wearing a T shirt, and it falls off ur shoulders....wouldnt that make the T shirt way 2 big? maybe she needed 2 b repremainded
groundling

Oak Ridge, TN

#19 Apr 11, 2010
I had a niece who attended CHS a few years ago. One day she called her mom and told her she was in trouble for violating the dress code. Her shorts were almost half an anch too short. She either had to change her clothes or leave. Her mom brought her a change of pants to school. As she went to the office to find her daughter and speak to the principal, she saw a couple of cheerleaders in uniform walk by wearing skirts way shorter than Anna's shorts. My sister then told the principal that if they could wear very short skirts, then her daughters shorts shouldn't be a problem. She said when you change the rules for everyone, cheerleader included, then her daughter will abide by the dress code. Until then leave her alone, she'll wear what she likes. They did. She did.
been there done that

Morristown, TN

#20 Apr 12, 2010
trust me, i graduated in 2001, things haven't changed obviously....the preps get away with it because of who they or their parents are, but if ur someone who stays out of the limelight (like me), ur the first to get busted for something silly...
mom

Knoxville, TN

#21 Apr 12, 2010
Ive got a child at CHS and ive been sitting in the school when they change classes.And to see some of the clothes that the girls have on is shocking.I think a shirt folling off the shoulder should be the least of there worries.And hair you have those that get by with the blue and green,red,purple streaks you know the ones who stand at the office and chat with the workers.Oh but those dont get in trouble.it just depends on whos A&& your kissing and who you know.And haveing a cop there is a joke she spends more time standing in the office gossiping than doing her job.

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