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Principal's Weekly Message

  • 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.

  • Message From PTSA

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/29/2017 8:05:00 AM

    Join us for our first ever McDonald's Husky McSpirit Night this Thursday, March 30th from 4:30-7:30pm,  located at 1001 Forestville Rd in the Harris Teeter shopping center. Some of your favorite HHS teachers will be serving up food.  McDonald’s will donate 25% of sales back to our school + 100% of $1.00 sundae sales back to our PTSA.  Bring the family, meet your friends and see your teachers and staff at our Husky McSpirit Night. So close your kitchen and join your Huskies by having dinner or dessert at McDonald's. Thanks for your support!

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 3/24/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/24/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    The $20 senior fee is due today.  Seniors can either pay in the main office or pay online through the WCPSS online payment system.

     

    Monday, March 27 is the next makeup work deadline.  Parents please take a moment to sit with your child to review his or her course information in Powerschool to view the status.  Encourage your student to take advantage of the opportunity to receive partial credit. 

     

    Students who would like to take advantage of earning college credit in high school for free need to attend the Career and College Promise info session on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.  This meeting is mandatory for any student wishing to engage in dual enrollment next year at Wake Tech.  Students and parents should attend. 

     

    Prom is April 29th at the Marriott across the street from the Crabtree Mall.  The cost of Prom this year is $65 per person.  Tickets go on sale March 27th, and all students attending Prom must complete a Prom Form before purchasing tickets. Students can pick up a form in the main office or print one from the link on the HHS website.  Students may purchase discounted tickets for $50 if they purchase by March 31st and for $60 if they purchase by April 16th.

     

    All 9th graders taking Healthful Living this semester will participate in a lesson on Human Trafficking this March or April presented by Counseling and Student Services.  Students will participate in a survey to help identify anyone at risk and refer them to resources.  Parents wishing to opt their student out of this lesson must do so in writing to administration prior to the presentation of the lesson.  Please contact your school counseling department with questions regarding this presentation.

     

    Students who took English II and Biology End-of-Course Tests in January will receive them today during Advisory.  Please ask your child about the scores.  You are encouraged to review them together.

     

    Jostens will return to campus on Tuesday, April 25 during all lunches to deliver cap/gown and senior products.  Seniors must purchase their cap/gown for their end of year graduation activities.  Seniors can call Jostens between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM daily to place and pay for their order.

     

    Volunteers are needed to be interviewers for our Career Management student mock interviews on April 27th. Three time slots are available: 7:30-8:45 AM, 10:15-10:45 AM, and 11:45 AM -12:15 PM. Also, participants are needed for the HHS Earth Day Event on April 21st from 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM.  Please RSVP if you can assist at either of these events to Dawn Beaster at Ext. 20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 3/17/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/16/2017 11:15:00 PM

    Hello, this is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School, with the weekly message.

     

    The way the phone system works has changed.  It now calls all numbers listed for your families.  You can choose how you would like to be contacted by using the new SchoolMessenger infoCenter website or infoCenter mobile app for Android and iOS. Review the Parents Guide to infoCenter (http://bit.ly/sm-infocenter) for instructions on setting up your infoCenter account and setting your communications preferences.  This message is posted on the website so you can access the link.

     

    Jostens will be on campus Tuesday, March 21 during all lunches to deliver cap/gown and senior products.  All items must be paid in full before students can receive their products.  Online payments must be made by today in order to ensure processing and recording for delivery.  Cash and money order will be accepted on site.

     

    The 3rd quarter post high school planning event is Monday, March 20 at 6:30 PM.  Workshop options include:  academic planning, support for students with disabilities going to college and advantages of two year versus four year institutions.  All students and parents needing additional support for post high school planning should attend.

     

    Monday, March 27 is the next makeup work deadline.  Parents please take a moment to sit with your child to review his or her course information in Powerschool in order to view the status.  Encourage your student to take advantage of the opportunity to receive partial credit. 

     

    Heritage High School will host a Wake Tech Career and College Promise Program on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.  This meeting is mandatory for any student wishing to engage in dual enrollment next fall.  Students and parents should attend.

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  • Principal's Message About K-9 Exercise

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/13/2017 12:25:00 PM

    Heritage High School Parents,

     

    This is Principal Scott Lyons.

     

    I wanted to provide you with information about actions taken at our school today.

     

    Wake Forest police officers visited our school as part of our effort to keep illegal drugs out of our schools.

     

    K-9 Patrol Units conducted a search in the parking lot. At no time were the dogs in direct contact with our students.  

     

    These kinds of searches are conducted regularly across our district. Schools are not contacted prior to K-9 exercises.

     

    School staff and law enforcement work together to keep all Wake County Public School campuses, students, and staff safe.

     

    We will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students.

     

    Thank you for your continued support of our school.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 3/10/17

    Posted by David Balmer at 3/10/2017

    Friday, March 17 is the deadline for 9th and 10th grade students to enter course selections.   The deadline for 11th graders is today.  Counselors will continue to meet with 9th and 10th grade students in small groups to enter selections, but students can accomplish this task at home if preferred.  Instructions can be found on the course registration page of the school website, under academics.

     

    Counselors are working to finish junior conferences within the next few days.  Please ask your junior if he or she has met with a counselor to discuss their senior year.  You are encouraged to contact the assigned counselor with any specific questions or to request a conference.

     

    Heritage HS is offering the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program in March to all 9th graders who are currently enrolled in Health & PE.  If you do NOT wish your child to take a written screening test for depression and participate in the SOS Program in school, please contact your child’s Health & PE teacher. If we do not hear back from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.

     

    NC Boys State is a week long summer program to educate and train the leaders of tomorrow in understanding one of our nation's foundations- democracy.  This selective opportunity for rising seniors is held at Catawba College each summer where student leaders from across the state come together to further develop their leadership skills and learn more about the functions of our government.  Students can stop by Student Services for specific instructions on how to apply.

     

    The Greater Raleigh National College Fair is on Tuesday, March 14 at the Raleigh Convention Center from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.  This free event is a great resource for students to interact with admissions reps from over 180 institutions nationwide.  Students should preregister and print barcodes at gotomyncf.com/Raleigh. 

     

    The 3rd quarter post high school planning event is Monday, March 20 at 6:30pm.  Workshop options include:  academic planning, support for students going to college with disabilities and hidden advantages of 2 year vs. 4 year institutions.  All students and parents needing additional support for post high school planning should attend.

     

    Heritage High School will host a Wake Tech Career and College Promise Program on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30pm in the auditorium.  This meeting is mandatory for any student wishing to engage in dual enrollment next fall.  Students and parents should attend. 

     

    Jostens representatives will be here to distribute cap and gown orders to seniors on Tuesday March 21, during all lunches.  Seniors with a zero balance due can receive their order.

     

    The PTSA would like to invite all members for our next general meeting to be held on March 14th in the Media Center at 7 pm.

     

    A thank you to all who participated in the Sams XPress Car Wash fundraiser, it was a huge success.

     

    If you would like to be eligible to apply for the PTSA scholarship, you need to be a member by March 31.  Membership applications can be found online from the Heritage High website via the PTSA link.  Scholarship information and the application process will be posted on our website and be available April 1.

     

    Legacy Bricks are a wonderful way to commemorate your high school years at Heritage.  If you are interested in purchasing a Legacy brick, order forms are available online via the PTSA link.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: March 3rd

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/3/2017 4:45:00 PM

    Hello, Husky Families.

     

    Powerschool is now open to all students to enter course selections for next year.  Counselors will meet with 9th and 10th grade students in small groups to enter selections, but students can accomplish this task at home if preferred.  Instructions can be found on the course registration page of the school website, under academics.

     

    Do you want your child to work this summer?  The City of Raleigh is hiring teens ages 15 – 18 for summer jobs, and interviews will be held March 2 – March 31.  Go to raleighnc.gov to read about the Youth Employment Program.  Students can also pick up information in Student Services.

     

    The Greater Raleigh National College Fair is on Tuesday, March 14 at the Raleigh Convention Center from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  This free event is a great resource for students to interact with admissions representatives from over 180 institutions nationwide.  Students should preregister and print barcodes at gotomyncf.com/Raleigh. 

     

    The 3rd quarter post high school planning event is Monday, March 20 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center.  All students and parents needing additional support for post high school planning should attend.

     

    Heritage High School will host a Wake Tech Career and College Promise Program on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM in the auditorium.  This meeting is mandatory for any student wishing to engage in dual enrollment next fall.  Students and parents should attend. 

     

    Reality of Money hosted by SECU will take place this spring at HHS. Volunteers are needed for all shifts. Anyone who manages a family budget can assist. Please sign up for this rewarding experience!  A link is posted on our website for you to sign up.

     

    Parents:  Do you want to share your career profession with students in the areas of Agriculture, Architecture or Construction? Join us for our "Career Cluster" fair on March 17 from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM in the commons area around the cafeteria. A table will be provided.

     

    Jostens representatives will be here to distribute cap and gown orders to seniors on Tuesday March 21, during all lunches.  Seniors with a zero balance due can receive their order.

     

    Starting next Friday, our school will begin sharing general information via text messaging and email in addition to the weekly automated phone call.  Before we start this process, you will receive an opt-in message on the cell phone we have on record this coming Monday.  I hope you will take a few moments to follow the steps to "Opt-In" to text messages, or you can simply opt-in to receive text messages by texting YES to the number 67587 now.  This message is posted on the Heritage High School Website under “Our School” and “Principal’s Weekly Message” with a letter that has additional information.

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  • School Messenger Script: March 2nd

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/2/2017 6:15:00 AM

    Parents, this is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School,

     

    I’m calling to inform you of an important change in how I share information.  Starting next Friday, our school will begin sharing general information via text messaging and email in addition to the weekly automated phone call.

     

    Before we start this process, you will receive an opt-in message on the cell phone we have on record this coming Monday.  I hope you will take a few moments to follow the steps to "Opt-In" to text messages, or you can simply opt-in to receive text messages by texting YES to the number 67587 now.

     

    This message is posted on the Heritage High School Website under “Our School” and “Principal’s Weekly Message” with a letter that has additional information.

     

    Thank you.

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  • School Messenger Letter: March 2nd

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/2/2017 6:15:00 AM

    Parents,

     

    Wake County Public School System is pleased to continue a service that enhances communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you. Starting this month, we will expand that service to include text messaging and email.

     

    The School Messenger Notification System will alert parents and staff on matters such as principal messages, school closings, early dismissals, attendance, special activities and school emergencies.

     

    You will receive an opt-in message on the cell phone we have on record.  We hope you will take a few moments to follow the steps to "Opt-In" to text messages. Or, you can simply opt-in to receive text messages by texting YES to the number 67587 now.

     

    In addition to performing the opt-in process, you will want to ensure that we have your phone numbers and current e-mail addresses in our student information database. You can do that by visiting the front office.

     

    Lastly, the expanded service calls multiple phone numbers for all associated parents/guardians. You can choose how you would like to be contacted by using the new SchoolMessenger infoCenter website or infoCenter mobile app for Android and iOS. Review the Parents Guide to infoCenter
    (http://bit.ly/sm-infocenter) for instructions on setting up your infoCenter account and setting your communications preferences.

     

    For support, review the Parent FAQ (http://bit.ly/sm-parent-faq) or contact your school.  

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. More information can also be found at www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger.

     

    Thank you,

     

    Principal Lyons

     
     

    Padres,

    El Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado Wake se complace en continuar un servicio que mejora la comunicación permitiéndonos entregar información importante para usted. A partir de este mes, expandiremos ese servicio para incluir mensajes de texto y correo electrónico.

     

    El Sistema de Notificación del Mensajero Escolar (The School Messenger Notification System) alertará a los padres y al personal sobre asuntos tales como mensajes de directores, cierres de escuelas, salidas tempranas, asistencia, actividades especiales y emergencias escolares.

     

    Usted recibirá un mensaje de optar inclusión en el teléfono celular que tenemos registrado. Esperamos que tome unos momentos para seguir los pasos para optar inclusión a los mensajes de texto. O, simplemente puede optar para recibir mensajes de texto enviando un mensaje de texto “SÍ” al número 67587 ahora.

     

    Además de realizar el proceso de inclusión, usted querrá asegurarse de que tengamos sus números de teléfono y direcciones de correo electrónico actuales en nuestra base de datos de información para estudiantes. Usted puede hacer eso visitando la oficina de recepción.

     

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en contactarnos. Más información también se puede encontrar en www.wcpss.net/schoolmessenger.

     

    Gracias,

     

    Principal Lyons

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 2/24/17

    Posted by David Balmer at 2/24/2017

    Greetings Huskies!

    Heritage HS is offering a "refresher course" of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program in March to all 12th graders who are currently enrolled in English.  If you do NOT wish your child to take a written screening test for depression and participate in the SOS Second Act Program in school, please contact your child’s English teacher. If we do not hear back from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.

     

    There will be a Triangle Area Service Academy info session for students interested in Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard, Military and Merchant Marine Academies on Saturday, February 25 at Cardinal Gibbons High School at 9:00am.  Additional information is in Student Services.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 28 and should report to their designated testing rooms at 7:25am.  All seniors will report to the auditorium at 7:25am.  Attendance is mandatory.  Absences will be counted towards exam exemptions.

     

    Parents of AP students, please encourage your students to register for their AP exams by the March 3rd deadline.  The state of North Carolina has invested dollars to pay for this exam, so our students can test for free, but must get registered by the deadline.  A link is posted to our website.

     

    Next week, Powerschool will open for juniors to select courses for their senior year.  Many have already met with their counselor to discuss course selections, but we encourage you to engage your students to discuss senior year options.  All course registration materials can be found on the academic page of the website. 

     

    Want your child to work this summer?  The City of Raleigh is hiring teens ages 15 – 18 for summer jobs, and interviews will be held March 2 – March 31.  Go to raleighnc.gov to read about the Youth Employment Program.  Students can also pick up information in Student Services.

     

    The Reality of Money hosted by SECU will take place this spring at HHS. Volunteers are needed for all shifts. Anyone who manages a family budget can assist. Please sign up for this rewarding experience!  A link will be posted to our website for you to sign up.

     

    The PTSA Sam’s XPress Car Wash fundraiser is quickly coming to an end, and we want to finish strong.  If you haven't purchased your gift card or cards, now is the time.  Gift cards can be purchased for $20 through the PTSA link on the school's website.  The card allows you to buy any combination of car washes and if you reload your card, Sam’s will add an additional 20%!  Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back to our students and teachers.

     

    Come join us for a Husky Spirit Night at The Real McCoy’s in Wake Forest on Tuesday, February 28 from 5-9 pm.  Thanks so much for your support to the PTSA.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 2/17/17

    Posted by David Balmer at 2/17/2017

     

    This is a reminder that students should leave campus at the end of the school day unless they are staying with a teacher for help, study hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays or for a club or organization meeting. 

     

    Seniors who missed Senior Info Night this past week should pick up info in Student Services.  All seniors are responsible for knowing events, deadlines, and responsibilities as we move through the semester to graduation.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures will be Friday, February 24.  There is a $10 sitting fee.  Appointments are preassigned and will be posted for seniors on the Senior Bulletin Board and in Student Services.

     

    There will be a Triangle Area Service Academy info session for students interested in Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Coast Guard, Military and Merchant Marine Academies on Saturday, February 25 at Cardinal Gibbons High School at 9:00am.  Additional information is in Student Services.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 28 and should report to their designated testing rooms at 7:25am.  All seniors will report to the auditorium at 7:25am.  Attendance is mandatory.  Absences will be counted towards exam exemptions.

     

    The Reality of Money hosted by SECU will take place this spring at HHS. Volunteers are needed for all shifts. Anyone who manages a family budget can assist. Please sign up for this rewarding experience!  A link will be posted to our website for you to sign up.

     

    Parents:

    Want to share your career profession with students? Join us for our "Career Cluster" fairs. All fairs are 10:30am-12:30pm in the commons area around the cafeteria. A table will be provided.

     

    Reminder: Monday, February 20th is a Snow Make-up Day so please make sure to mark your calendars accordingly.

     

    Mar. 3rd:

    STEM

    Mar. 17:

    Agriculture, Architecture & Construction

     

    AP exam registration continues for all students enrolled in AP courses.  Check the school website for specific instructions and a link to the registration site.

     

    Got road grime, rain spots, or pollutants? Get them all out with a quick trip to Sam's Xpress Car Wash, the newest automatic car wash and self-serve vacuum located on Rogers Road. A $20 gift card can get you 4 Xpress car washes or you can choose from a combination of their four washes. When you reload your gift card, you also get 20% more. The PTSA is still selling gift cards for $20.  You can purchase them through the PTSA link from the high school website.  Gift cards will be available for pick up the next business day at the Heritage High Front office. 

    For questions or additional information please email Deanna at knowlesfive@gmail.com or Lorise Rodriguez at loriserodriguez@yahoo.com

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