Quantcast

Chatham Middle School Starts the School Year With New Dress Code - abc27 WHTM

Chatham Middle School Starts the School Year With New Dress Code

Posted:

Pittsylvania Co., VA - Tina Spears can breathe a sigh of relief now that her 13-year-old daughter has a new dress code to follow.

"Getting ready in the morning is a lot easier, " she said.

Chatham Middle School's new policy says students must wear crew neck or collared shirts, in solids, stripes or plaid. Pants must be dark colored, denim or khaki. Logos cannot exceed three inches.

Principal Cedric Hairston says there's a whole new atmosphere now that fashion's not the focus. 

"Faculty and staff here at CMS can definitely tell a difference in that climate it's a climate that's conducive to learning, " Hairston said. 

The changes aren't drastic, but there are some students who have not adapted to the new policy.

Verbal warnings are given, followed by a letter to be signed by a parent, but Hairston says he hasn't sent many of those this early in the year.

"As we progress and move forward, we hope that they will comply as needed, but we have had very, very minimum of students who have not been compliant, " he said. 

Hairston hopes the new dress code will eliminate competition between students when it comes to clothing, and parents like Spears agree this will take some of the pressure off the kids and their parents.

"Basic polo shirts, basic jeans. They don't have to go out and get the name brands, so that's a good thing, " said Spears.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman burned in suspicious fire in Steelton

    Woman burned in suspicious fire in Steelton

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:59:59 GMT
    A 37-year-old woman suffered second- and third-degree burns to 60 percent of her body during a fire Sunday in her Steelton home.More >>
    A 37-year-old woman suffered second- and third-degree burns to 60 percent of her body during a fire Sunday in her Steelton home.
    More >>
  • Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:48:47 GMT
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
  • UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:36 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
Powered by WorldNow