• Mr. Scott Lyons

    Mr. Lyons Mr. Lyons received his BA in English at Florida State University and his MEd in English Education and Master in School Administration from North Carolina State University.

    Mr. Lyons served as and English teacher at Githens Middle School in Durham and Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh.  He has also served as an assistant principal at Enloe and as principal at Ligon Middle School, Leesville Road High School and Enloe High School.

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/13/2017 8:15:00 AM

    We will finish the week of homecoming activities with a dance on Saturday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in our main gym.  Students will be admitted only with a pre-purchased ticket.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  As a reminder, students will not be allowed entry after 10:00 pm and once a student leaves the dance, he/she may not re-enter. 

     

    Jostens will be at Heritage High to take ring orders during all lunches Monday and to take graduation orders during all lunches on Tuesday.  A $60 deposit is required.  Jostens parent night will be Monday, October 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Seniors received graduation packets on Wednesday during senior roundup.  Parents please take a moment to review items.

     

    Students can now request a peer tutor for any subject using our online system through the school website.  From the student page, click on Peer Tutoring and submit form. 

     

    Friday, October 20 is an early release day.  All students must exit campus at the 11:48 bell so that staff can engage in professional development.

     

    The next makeup work deadline is October 23.  Parents please take a moment to log into the parent portal to discuss any missing assignments with your child.  As we near the end of the quarter, students have a chance to earn partial credit for work previously not submitted.

     

    FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 28.  This is a free event sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and is a resource to assist families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors and parents should schedule appointments in advance to secure a time on that day.  Go to www.cfnc.org to find out all participating locations in this area.

     

    The remining messages are from our PTSA:

    During the week of Monday, October 16th through Saturday, October 21, The PTSA is partnering with The Giving Tree to hold a Donation Drive to earn money for our school.  Drop off your gently used home good items that you no longer use to The Giving Tree at 839 South Main Street in Wake Forest. They accept donations Monday-Friday from 10:30-5:30 and on Saturdays from 10:30-4:30. Our school will get Double Donation Credit during the entire week of our donation drive!

     

    Parents, teachers and students please be sure to join the PTSA. It is only $10 for parents and teachers and $5 for students. Online payment is accepted on the PTSA page on the Website. 

     

    The No Fuss Fundraiser still going.  100% of your donation goes right to the PTSA.  Donations are used to fund Homecoming, teacher grants, early release luncheons, Senior Breakfast, two $1000 scholarships to our Senior PTSA member applicants in June and so much more.  Donations are tax deductible.  We are taking donations online on the PTSA page and welcome corporate sponsors! 

     

    HHS PTSA Spirit Day at the Juice Bar in Wake Forest is on October 26 from 7:00 am through 7:00 pm. The PTSA will receive 20% of the Heritage High School sales for the day! 

     

    Please link your Harris Teeter and Lowes reward cards to our HHS PTSA link on our website or in your local stores. We would love to have everyone at HHS linked as well as their family friends and neighbors. Every year your cards must be relinked for the new school year. 

     

    PTSA meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS Media Center. Please come and join us!

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/29/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Over 600 ninth through eleventh grade students are registered for the PSAT on October 11.  Encourage your students to read the registration bulletin they’ve received, particularly instructions for what to bring and what not to bring.  Students should be prepared with their own calculator on test day.

     

    On Monday, October 2, you will be able to use the WCPSS bus tracking app Here Comes the Bus.  It is accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.  You’ll soon receive a district message with instructions to sign up at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/.

     

    HHS is hosting a Financial Aid Night event on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding information is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.

     

    Senior Saturday is approaching.  We will open our doors on Saturday morning October 7, for seniors to work on college and scholarship applications.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and review essays.  The Media Center will be open from 8:00 am to noon. 

     

    In addition to the Financial Aid workshop for senior parents and students on October 3, the counseling department will sponsor additional post high school planning workshops about SAT/ACT, academics, college admissions, opportunities outside the classroom and all things military beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’re encouraged to bring your student with you to share in learning and planning.

     

    The Career Services & Student Services Department at Heritage High School are seeking YOUR HELP in mock interviewing for our seniors on Wednesday, October 11, from 8am – 10:30am.  The style will be “speed mock interviewing” which will allow for no more than 3 questions per student each time. This experience will foster employability skills, improve self-confidence and reinforce curriculum. The more volunteers the better, as students will gain from the feedback of multiple interviewers. To participate as one of our mock interviewers, please contact Dawn Beaster at 919-570-5600 ext.20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/22/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/22/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Friday, September 29 is an early release day.  Students will be released at 11:48 am.

     

    Each year, we celebrate seniors who receive acceptance letters from colleges or officially enlist in the military.  The College Acceptance and Military Wall begins now, as we already have seniors being accepted.  Parents, your senior must submit the document to Student Services to be included.  Please encourage your senior to submit their information whenever they receive notice.

     

    The annual HBCU College Fair will be tomorrow, September 23 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

     

    The military academy program is also tomorrow at the NCSU campus at 10:00 am.  Any student interested in learning more about Naval, Air Force and other academy and their admissions process should attend.  Call Student Services at extension 20701 for additional details.

     

    Monday, September 25 is the first makeup work deadline.  You are encouraged to log into your parent portal account so that you can determine if your child should be spending time this weekend on any possible assignments.

     

    Official senior ranking will be released early next week.  Seniors will be able to stop by the Counseling Corner or email their counselor to get their official class standing to use for college and scholarship applications.  Senior Saturday is coming up October 7.  Seniors needing help with applications, essays or just needing a quiet place to work are encouraged to work in the Media Center anytime from 8:00 am to noon. 

     

    The Career and College Promise program offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school.  Wake Tech will hold a mandatory information session on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium for anyone seeking spring enrollment.  Students need to register to attend this session at ccp.waketech.edu. Contact any counselor for additional details.

     

    The HHS annual Financial Aid Night event is rescheduled for Tuesday October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding info is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.  Many parents have inquired about a September 20 financial aid program.  That event is not sponsored by Heritage High, but an outside agency who has rented our facility for their program.

     

    In addition to the Financial Aid workshop for senior parents and students on October 3, the counseling department will sponsor additional post high school planning workshops about SAT/ACT, academics, college admissions and all things military beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’re encouraged to bring your student with you to share in learning and planning.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/15/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/15/2017 10:35:00 AM

    Today is the deadline to register for the PSAT.  We will keep the online registration link open throughout the weekend for anyone who may have forgotten.  Parents, please check to make sure students have received their registration booklet, with practice materials and test prep day info.

     

    Counselors are currently conducting senior conferences to help seniors get started with college applications and other post high school tasks.  They are also meeting with freshmen for high school transition needs.  Please take a moment to engage your senior or freshman and communicate any questions or concerns with your assigned counselor.

     

    Each year, we celebrate seniors who receive acceptance letters from colleges or officially enlist in the military.  The College Acceptance and Military Wall begins now, as we already have seniors being accepted.  Parents, your senior must submit the document to Student Services to be included.  Please encourage your senior to submit their info whenever they receive notice.

     

    There are two upcoming college fairs in our area:    The annual Wake County College Fair is this Sunday, September 17, from 2:00 pm to 4:30pm at the NC State McKimmon Center.  This event is free but interested students should preregister by going to www.gotocollegefairs.com.  The annual HBCU College Fair will be on Saturday, September 23 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Both events give students access to admissions representatives to increase their knowledge of post high school options.

     

    The district ranking for all students will be the week of September 25.  Seniors will soon be able to request official senior ranking info for college applications.  We will announce when this information has been verified and is available.

     

    The Career and College Promise program offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit, tuition free while still in high school.  Wake Tech will hold a mandatory information session on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium for anyone seeking spring enrollment.  Students need to register to attend this session at ccp.waketech.edu. Contact any counselor for additional details.

     

    The HHS annual Financial Aid Night event is rescheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding info is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.  Many parents have inquired about a September 20 financial aid program.  That event is not sponsored by Heritage High, but an outside agency who has rented our facility for their program.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/8/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/8/2017 9:30:00 AM

    Graduation 2018 is now confirmed.  Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 12 at 8:00 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center.  This along with the mandatory rehearsal date will be updated in the senior timeline and posted on the senior page of the website.  Please plan accordingly to avoid special trips and events that may conflict with rehearsal and commencement.  As a reminder, the midyear graduation ceremony is already scheduled for Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm in the HHS Main Gym.

     

    Wednesday, September 13 is Meet the Teacher Night.  Meet face to face with your child’s teachers and learn more about the courses they are taking this semester.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for you to visit parent auxiliary tables and register your 9th, 10th or 11th grader for the PSAT.  Please report to your child’s advisory room at 6:30 pm to receive a schedule and additional information.  Parents of AP Seminar students will meet the AP Seminar teachers at 6:15 pm in the auditorium, so that you may also meet the partnering PreAP English teacher during the regular schedule rotations.  Parents of Research Students will also meet the AP Research teacher at 6:15pm in the Media Center, then meet the AP English teacher during 4th.

     

    Students have one more week to register for the PSAT.  Free personalized SAT prep through Khan Academy is a new benefit to all students taking the PSAT.  The test fee is $16 and need-based fee waivers are available.  Juniors with at least a 4.2667 can also test for free.  Students can sign up in Student Services during lunch and before school.  You may also pay online through the online payment link.  Registration deadline is September 15.

     

    Seniors who have not scheduled or had a senior picture taken at Prestige will have a chance to be photographed on September 13 on campus.  There is a $15 sitting fee.  We are asking 100% of seniors to have their formal photograph taken for the yearbook.

     

    There are two upcoming college fairs in our area:    The annual Wake County College Fair is Sunday, September 17, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the NC State McKimmon Center.  This event is free but interested students should preregister by going to www.gotocollegefairs.com.  The annual HBCU College Fair will be on Saturday, September 23 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Both events give students access to admissions representatives to increase their knowledge of post high school options.

     

    Heritage High is proud to welcome several college admissions representatives this month.  Schools include:  ECU, Barton, Salem, Ohio State and University of South Carolina.  Students must sign up at the Counseling Corner during lunch to receive a pass to attend.

     

    There will be a Service Academy Day at NC State on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 am.  Students interested in either Air Force, Naval or Coast Guard Academies, West Point or Merchant Marine Academy should attend to learn more about the application process and programs.  Contact Student Services for more details.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/1/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/1/2017 9:30:00 AM

    This past week, administrators met with all students during grade level assemblies to review behavior expectations as well as consequences for violating the discipline policies.  Please take time to review this information found in the WCPSS Student/Parent Handbook.

     

    Registration for the October 11 PSAT is underway.  There are a few updates.  The fee is $16.  Juniors with at least a 4.2667 weighted GPA can test for free but must still register.  Need-based waivers are also available.    Students can sign up in Student Services during lunch and before school.  You may also pay online through the online payment link.

     

    Today, Friday, September 1, is the final day for students to request a course change and for any remaining seniors to submit an application for midyear graduation.  Counselors have been available each day during lunch to assist students with schedule questions.

     

    Wednesday, September 13 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to meet face to face with your child’s teachers and learn more about the courses they are taking this semester.  The event begins at 6:30 pm.  PTSA and Athletic Boosters will have information tables as well.

     

    There are two upcoming college fairs for juniors and seniors.  The Wake County College Fair is September 17 at NCSU McKimmon Center at 2:00 pm.  The HBCU College Fair is Saturday, September 23 at Broughton High School at 10:00 am.  Preregistration and other details are available on the senior page of the Student Services section of the school website.

     

    Here are a few messages from our PTSA:

    • Join the PTSA - $5 for students and $10 for parents and staff.
    • Please consider donating to the annual no Fuss Fundraiser!  100% goes to the PTSA and they welcome Corporate matches! 
    • Your donations help fund teacher mini grants, two $1000 scholarships for HHS Seniors, Cultural arts programs, student awards, staff appreciation, and numerous events throughout the year. The PTSA need your help!
    • Legacy Bricks are available for purchase online! Please be sure to check out the PTSA website today!
    • PTSA meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the HHS media center.
    • The next General Membership Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 13th at the Meet the Teacher night! Please come visit the PTSA tables! Board Members will be there to answer questions, and sign everyone up for membership, volunteer, Brick purchases and donations! 
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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 8/25/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 8/25/2017 3:30:00 PM

    Monday, August 28 is the first day of school for all students.  Freshmen, sophomores and juniors should report to their advisory classrooms to receive their final schedule.  Any schedule received prior to Monday should be discarded.  If your child has not submitted a technology permission and military disclosure form, he or she will bring one home, which should be completed.  Privacy release forms are also available if you desire to complete one.

     

    Seniors planning to participate in the annual senior parade are reminded to meet at Richland Creek Community Church at 6:30am to prepare for line up and to depart for campus by 6:45am.  All seniors should report to the loading dock in the rear of the school to check in with your advisory teacher, get your schedule and enjoy senior breakfast before heading to first period.

     

    Morning carpool is located in the back student parking lot.  When dropping students off, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in.  When exiting the morning carpool proceed around the building.  If exiting left, proceed through bus loop to the light to make left turn.  If exiting right, exit through bus loop making a right onto Forestville Rd.  The earliest a student can be dropped off is 6:55 am.

     

    Afternoon Pick up/Carpool is located in the front staff parking lot.  When picking up students, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in.

     

    Parents, we ask that you have conversation with your teens who have parking permits and off campus passes about making good decisions.  Honoring speed limits, practicing safe driving, and obeying school parking off campus guidelines are a must in order to keep these privileges. 

     

    Bus assignments are located in Power School under Transportation.  Also, the WCPSS website has all the Heritage HS routes and approximate times.  Click Transportation, Bus Routes, Heritage HS.  If students know their Route #, we can direct them to their bus at dismissal.  Administrators will be available in the cafeteria during all three lunches for transportation questions.

     

    If you have not requested Transportation services as of today, you will need to request it on the WCPSS site under Transportation.  If there is room on the bus, a temporary pass may be issued by the school.  If the bus is at capacity, Transportation will notify you when the student has been assigned to the bus.  You will need to provide transportation in that case until a permanent assignment has been made.  For bus questions, please call 919-805-3030 or fill out a customer service request on the WCPSS Transportation Website.  

     

    Course change requests continue until Friday, September 1.  Because most electives are filled, do expect for many requests to be denied.  Students can see a counselor during lunch to discuss a request already submitted.  Students are expected to follow their schedule while waiting for a reply.

     

    Registration for the October PSAT also begins on Monday.  This is a highly valuable college planning evaluation that provides students access to My College Quickstart, Khan Academy for SAT prep and gives an indicator of potential Advanced Placement courses to take.  Juniors are encouraged to take the test for National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship competitions.  Registration fee is $15; however, juniors with at least a 4.5625 test for free.  Fee waivers are available for freshmen, sophomores and juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  All interested students must register by September 15 in Student Services, before school or during lunch.  You may also pay the registration through online payments on the Heritage High website.  Students needing testing accommodations should stop by Student Services to begin the application process.

     

    I look forward to seeing all students on Monday and to a great year ahead.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 8/18/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 8/18/2017 3:25:00 PM

    If you haven’t already, please view the start of school information posted on our website.  If you’d like for us to mail you a hardcopy of the documents instead, please call 919-570-5600 and leave your name and address.

     

    Schedule change requests can now be submitted online.   Requests should not be sent directly to the counselor email.  This will result in a delayed response.

     

    Early start day for freshmen and other new students is Wednesday, August 23, from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.  Students should report directly to the auditorium.  As a reminder, students can purchase PE uniforms, athletic activity cards and more and should plan accordingly.  Students will receive supply information, get schedules and meet teachers during this event and are encouraged to bring a notebook and something with which to write.

     

    New Parent Orientation is Wednesday, August 23 at 5:30pm.  Please view the start of school pack for more details.

     

    We are excited to offer our first AP Bootcamp for students taking their first AP class on Wednesday, August 23 at 8:00 am.  Students are asked to preregister for the August 23 event.  Instructions are included in the bootcamp flyer, which is part of the start of school pack found on our website.  Sophomores through seniors and AP students are reminded about summer reading and AP summer assignments.  You can view AP and English summer reading assignments on the website.

     

    Students and parents are asked to join class groups to receive important text message updates for programs, upcoming deadlines and student opportunities.  Text your specific class message to 81010:

     

    Freshmen/Class of 2021, text @husky21

    Sophomores/Class of 2020, text @husky20

    Juniors/Class of 2019, text @husky19

    Seniors/Class of 2018, text @husky18

     

    The remaining messages are for seniors and their families.

     

    Senior Night is Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 pm.  We look forward to seeing all seniors and their parents that evening.  Also, as of today, there are more than 400 seniors who have not been photographed for the yearbook.  Seniors are strongly encouraged to call Prestige and schedule a senior portrait sitting ASAP, as it will be difficult to get an appointment as we approach the start of school.  Call 919-571-0075 to make your appointment.

     

    Seniors interested in graduating midyear can still submit an application before school begins.  Stop by the main office or download the form from the academic-course registration page of the website.  Contact Ms. Williams with questions.

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  • Principal's Message: 8/7/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 8/7/2017 9:00:00 AM

    Juniors and Seniors wanting a parking pass or a lunch pass should follow the instructions on the HHS website.  Students cannot pick up a pass or parking spot if paperwork isn’t completed and submitted by Wednesday, August 9.

     

    Start of School Information is now posted for students and parents on the HHS website by clicking on the “HHS 2017-18 Starter Pack” link. This section contains processes, procedures, new information for 2017-18 and specific details about upcoming orientation events for seniors, new students, freshmen and parents.  Students who are new to WCPSS should look for packets to arrive via US mail.  Please open immediately.  Account access and login instructions are included for students to be able to view schedules and access their WCPSS email accounts.

     

    Mark your calendars for three important orientation/information events:

    August 22 – Senior Information Night for seniors and parents at 6:30 PM

    August 23 – Husky Early Start for all students new to Heritage High at 7:00 AM

    August 23 – New Parent Orientation for all parents new to Heritage High at 5:30 PM

     

    Students can access schedules in Powerschool beginning Thursday, August 17.  Course change requests will also begin at that time.  Instructions for submitting requests are included in the start of school information found on the website.

     

    We are excited to offer our first AP Bootcamp for students taking their first AP class.  Students are asked to preregister for the August 23 event.  Rising sophomores through seniors and AP students are reminded about summer work.  If you haven’t gotten started, it’s a great time to gear up.  You can view AP and English summer reading assignments on the website.

     

    Seniors are encouraged to schedule their official senior portrait appointment before the school year begins to avoid missing a chance to have your senior picture in the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919 571-0075.

     

    Seniors interested in graduating midyear can still submit an application before school begins.  Stop by the main office or download the form from the academic-course registration page of the website.  Contact Ms. Williams with questions.

     

    Students and parents are asked to join class groups to receive important text message updates for programs, upcoming deadlines and student opportunities.  Text your specific class message to 81010:

     

    Freshmen/Class of 2021, text @husky21

    Sophomores/Class of 2020, text @husky20

    Juniors/Class of 2019, text @husky19

    Seniors/Class of 2018, text @husky18

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  • Principal's Message: 7/14/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 7/14/2017 9:05:00 AM

    Hello, this is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School, with some summer information.  I hope everyone is having a great summer so far.

     

    We are aware that some students are able to view what may seem like a complete and final schedule.  Understand at this point, the master schedule is not final and what you see today may be different tomorrow.  Final schedules will be distributed on the first day of school.  Course change requests that meet criteria can be submitted beginning August 17.  View instructions as well as other start of school information on our website the first week of August.

     

    Appointments are now open for rising seniors to schedule formal senior pictures for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919-571-0075.

     

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming fall events:

    Class of 2018 Senior Orientation – Wednesday, August 16, 7:30am

    Freshmen/New Student Early Start Day – Wednesday, August 23, 7:00am

    Freshmen Parent/New Parent Orientation – Wednesday, August 23, 5:30pm

    Senior Info Night for Students and Parents – Tuesday, August 22, 6:30pm

    Meet the Teacher Night – Wednesday, September 13, 6:30pm

     

    Students and parents are asked to join class groups to receive important text message updates for programs, upcoming deadlines and student opportunities.  Text your specific class message to 81010:

     

    Freshmen/Class of 2021, text @husky21

    Sophomores/Class of 2020, text @husky20

    Juniors/Class of 2019, text @husky19

    Seniors/Class of 2018, text @husky18

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