As Panther pride rises, so do dress code violations

 

Senior Marjorie Arnell shows off her outfit that abides by the dress code. (Photo: Dela Cruz)

Students at LHS were all but conservative during the 2011 homecoming week activities, some taking it too far in regard to appropriate dress.

“Everyone decided to push the limits and see how far they could go,” attendance clerk Vianna Crisp said.

The word got out through online activity that the dress code would not be in effect during Spirit Week.

“There were words going around on Facebook that dress code didn’t apply,” Crisp said.

This, however, was not true, and some students were not very gracious when they were told their outfits were out of dress code.

When students start giving her attitude, either about changing or going home, Crisp calls in the closest dean, which is usually dean Butch Miller.

Not only does Crisp have to deal with defensive students, she has to deal with phone calls from disgruntled parents as well. One parent got upset about the call from school during homecoming week.

“I had one [parent ] during the week, that wasn’t too happy with [the dress code violation],” Crisp said.

Calls about dress code violations usually go out Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Students attempt to push the envelope on final exam days as well.

“Homecoming week is usually pretty bad, [but] final exam days are usually really bad. People come to school in pajamas,” Crisp said. “In the spring when it starts warming up and [everyone] starts wearing shorts. That’s pretty bad.”

The dress code applies while you are attending any school function and blatant disregard of this rule will result in punishment; homecoming week is no exception.