New Threads for Helias Students

9 years 9 months 1 week ago August 16, 2007 Aug 16, 2007 Thursday, August 16 2007 Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:43:49 PM CDT in News
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Helias kids needed a new uniform too. The high school announced the switch to uniforms last semester, but students are still getting used to the idea. The new uniform policy is changing the look in the hallways.

"They have three different colored shirts they can wear from the gold, the white the blue," said Didier Aur, school president. "The girls have the option of wearing khaki pants or skorts. They all have the Helias logo on them. The shoes they have the leather shoes. They have to be closed heel closed toe."

School officials decided to start using uniforms when updating the dress code became a challenge.

"We were spending too much time trying to determine if this was appropriate or that was appropriate for a catholic school so we decided let's make it a little bit easier," said Aur.

School administrators won't take the violation of the new policy lightly. Students who don't abide by the new dress code face a ten dollar fine and detention.

The decision to switch to uniforms came last year giving students the summer to get used to the idea.

"It's easy in the morning," said Rachel Shepard, student. "We get up we have a set uniform. I mean you put on what you have to wear, it's easy. But there's not so much competition between who looks better who's wearing what style clothes and stuff so I like it a lot."

But for others, it will take a little convincing.

"It's not waking up and going and buying Abercrombie t-shirts or anything but it's all right," said student Jayme Mertens. "I can't say it's my favorite."

Students can check to see if they are following the dress code by visiting the schools website where an approved list is posted.

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