Kemp ISD dress and
grooming code for 2007-08
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Kemp Independent School District students and parents may determine
a students’ personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they
comply with certain minimum standards.
The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene,
prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards.
The dress code prohibits:
• any form of dress or grooming that either reveals cleavage, midriff,
or an undergarment or provides a disruptive influence to the normal
function of the school. It is deemed inappropriate.
Students must wear undergarments. Shorts and skirts (including slits in
skirts) must be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
No cut-offs are permitted.
All clothing should fit properly. Clothing should be worn in the way it
is designed to be worn. Any clothing that is tight fitting or too baggy
is unacceptable (i.e., biking shorts or leggings worn as pants, stretch
pants, tights, etc.).
The waistband of all pants, shorts and skirts shall be worn no lower
than the waist.
• clothing displaying vulgar or suggestive words, symbols, and/or the
name of any alcoholic beverage, drug, or tobacco product. These may not
be worn on campus.
When a shirt is deemed inappropriate, the student will be loaned a
t-shirt to be worn for the remainder of the school day.
When the t-shirt is returned (clean) to the office, the original t-shirt
will be returned to the student. The second infraction will result in
• clothing that either displays bare skin where normally it would be
covered or is otherwise deemed immodest (i.e., slit skirts,
off-the-shoulder blouses, tank-tops, crop-tops, sundresses, etc.).
A crop-top is anything that exposes the midriff. Jackets may not be used
to cover tops that are not in compliance with the dress code.
A top is too short if the midriff is exposed when the student’s hands
are fully extended overhead. For students in grades 7-12, all shirts
(tops) must have sleeves.
• clothing that needs laundering or mending. All clothes must be clean
and free of holes or tears. Repair work should be neatly patched.
• pajama type clothing.
• swim trunks. Athletic shorts may be worn only in PE/Athletics class.
Appropriate shoes must be worn at all times. Some classes may require
closed-toe shoes for safety purposes.
• hats or head coverings worn inside the school buildings. Prior to
first period, hats/caps should be placed in lockers and not carried from
class to class.
• the wearing of more than one small earring per earlobe for males.
• piercing of body parts other than ears.
• the wearing of hair in inappropriate colors, designs or styles. Hair
must be clean and well maintained.
Hair for males must not extend past the base of the neck in back, past
the bottom of the ears on the side or below the eyebrows in front.
Neatly trimmed moustaches are permitted but shall not extend past the
corners of the mouth. Beards are not allowed; males must be clean
• the wearing of exposed or “hanging” chains.
Appropriate personal hygiene should be practiced.
If a student has a tattoo, that tattoo must be covered by clothing or in
some other manner at all times. Shirts will be buttoned to an
Concerning extra-curricular activities, the sponsor, coach, or other
person in charge of the activity may regulate more stringent dress or
grooming of students who participate in the activity.
In any disputed infraction of the dress code, the principal shall have
final authority to determine appropriate dress and grooming.
Students who do not comply with the dress code will be subject to
disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
violence volunteer training set
Special to The Monitor
GUN BARREL CITY–Break the Chain Against Domestic Violence and The Family
Peace Project are two organizations that help women and their children
who are victims of domestic violence.
Women are helped to obtain access to community services such as
counseling, support groups, legal assistance, Medicaid, WIC and health
Both organizations also sponsor a safe house, one in Henderson County
and one in Kaufman County, where women and children receive shelter,
resources and hope while they make decisions regarding their future.
Break the Chain Against Domestic Violence and The Family Peace Project
is hosting a volunteer education/training session from 6:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 30, at St Jude’s Parish Hall, 172 Luther Lane, Gun Barrel
We cordially invite anyone interested and we hope you will come to share
time with us and have a cup of coffee and dessert!
Contact Jan Wood at (903) 880-6539, or Marlena Taylor at (903) 677-9177
for additional information and to RSVP.
calendar available at TFFC
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–If you have a pond, farm or ranch and are wondering how to best
manage it for fish or wildlife, help has arrived.
Now available in the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center gift shop is the
Wildlife and Fisheries Management Calendar from Texas Cooperative
Extension, which gives month-by-month recommendations for improving
habitat, stocking fish, monitoring wildlife populations and controlling
pests such as feral hogs.
The calendar is not year-specific (e.g., no dates are included for
months), so it can be used year after year.
In addition, the calendar contains appendices telling how to interpret
angler catch data to avoid or solve fish growth problems; how to conduct
a deer census and age deer on the hoof or by tooth wear; and how to
manage feral hogs.
The calendar is illustrated with color photographs of wildlife. It was
authored by Dr. Billy Higginbotham of Tyler, a professor and extension
wildlife and fisheries specialist with the Texas A&M University System.
The calendar may be purchased at the TFFC gift shop during open hours, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, or
ordered by phone by calling (903) 670-2246.
TFFC is located at 5550 Farm-to-Market 2495, four miles east of Athens.
Persons wishing only to purchase items in the gift shop are not required
to pay admission.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
I am one of four Border Collie
mix pups. We are six weeks old. There is no history on us
because we are too young. We are beautiful puppies looking for
wonderful homes. One male, three females.
My name is Bella. I am a
beautiful female mix. I seem to love people and seem to be
housebroken. I was a stray brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I am a wonderful girl looking for
a wonderful new forever home.
My name is Lark. I am a beautiful
female Chihuahua mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I seem to possibly by
housebroken. I am a little beauty looking for a wonderful new
My name is Cain. I am a wonderful
old male Catahoula mix. I was brought to the Shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I am just a big old gentle baby
who is in need of a new forever new.
Pictured are just a few
animals at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven
Points in dire need of a good home. Please call or stop by the
Humane Society today and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake is located on 10220
County Road 2403 in
Seven Points. For more information, please call (903) 432-3422
after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
For further information
visit our website at