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.

  • 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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  • Game Art & Design Academy Internship Paperwork Deadline

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 7/12/2017 8:25:00 AM

    Hello, this is Scott Lyons, principal of Heritage High School, with a message for the parents and students in the Game Art & Design Academy.  Thank you to all who attended the meeting yesterday. A special thank you to Ms. Beaster for facilitating the meeting and to Mr. Meduri for providing internship opportunities for our Game Art & Design students. If your son or daughter is planning to complete an internship this fall, please have them complete the first three pages of the internship application and return to Mrs. Beaster no later than Friday, July 21st. This will allow adequate time for her to review all applications and submit her final intern number to Mr. Meduri by July 25th. Seniors interested in any internship opportunity should turn in an application to Mrs. Beaster no later than July 30th so that schedule changes can be made if needed.  Students planning an internship for the spring semester can turn in their paperwork after returning to school in August. If your student did not receive an application, they can find one online at http://hhscareerdevelopmentservices.weebly.com/internships.html.

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  • Game Art Design Academy Internship Opportunity Meeting: 6/29/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 6/29/2017 2:30:00 PM

    Hello, this is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School with a message to all parents and students who are or were in the Game Art Design Academy.  I hope everyone is having a great summer.  We want to provide internship support to all students who started in the academy and are interested in finishing all requirements.  Finishing all course and internship requirements will make you official graduates of the academy.  One of our parents works for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and has been able to create several internship opportunities that will start around September in their IT department.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please plan to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, July 11 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Heritage High School.  This meeting is open to parents and students. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 6/09/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 6/9/2017 8:20:00 AM

    Seniors

     

    Parents of HHS invite you to The Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Service which is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church. All are welcome, as it is another opportunity for seniors to celebrate with family and friends.  Seniors are asked to report at 3:00 PM in cap and gown to prepare for lineup.

     

    Tuesday, June 13 is graduation day for the Class of 2017.  The ceremony begins at 12:00 PM at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Seniors should report at 11:00 AM.  Doors also open for guests at 11:00 AM.  Additional details have been posted on the senior page of the website for graduates and parents to view regarding rules, regulations and wheelchair access needs for the Raleigh Convention Center.  Please take time to revisit the site, even up to graduation day.  Also, WCPSS will provide live streaming of graduation, so that family members unable to attend can still enjoy the ceremony.  The link will be posted on the main page of our website.

     

    Orders for Legacy Bricks are being accepted through June 9th.  Legacy bricks can be ordered online via the PTSA link from the high school website.  We accept cash, checks, electronic checks and credit cards. This is a wonderful way to have a lasting memory as your student graduates.

     

    It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your principal.  I hope all of you have a great summer and I wish you the best in your future endeavors.

     

     

     

    9th – 11th

     

    As the year is ending and summer begins, we are preparing for summer school and students should plan for completing summer reading and AP summer work before the beginning of the next school year.  You can access information on the academic page of the HHS website.

     

    Final grades for spring semester will be visible in Powerschool on Tuesday, June 13.  Report cards will be mailed the following week.

     

    Rising Seniors should begin scheduling appointments for their senior portrait sitting this summer.  Prestige Portraits is now taking appointments.  You are encouraged to call 919-570-0075 now to secure a date and time.  You should also mark your calendar now for Wednesday, August 16, which will be senior orientation day.

     

    The PTSA is looking to fill their committee positions for the 2017-18 PTSA Board.  There are several vacant chair positions.  If you are interested in fundraising, the Reflections program, and the Special Education and Inclusion committee, please contact president.heritagehighptsa@gmail.com

     

    It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your principal.  I hope everyone has a great summer, and I look forward to another great year.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 6/2/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 6/2/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies!

     

    Exams start on Monday and the official last day of school is next Friday.  The exam schedule has been posted to the website, so please review the times your student needs to be on campus for exams.  Students, with a permission slip from their parents, are able to leave campus once their exams are over.  If the permission slip is signed by the parent, then the student only needs to be on campus during the times their exams are being administered.

     

    Summer school information is now available on the academic page of the school website.  If your child intends to repeat a course for credit or take a course for first time credit, he or she should view all options and consult a counselor for assistance.  Students who have registered for a summer course through NCVPS can pick up course access information from the Counseling Corner beginning Tuesday of next week.

     

    Juniors should begin scheduling appointments for their senior portrait sitting this summer.  Prestige Portraits is now taking appointments.  You are encouraged to call 919-570-0075 now to secure a date and time.


    On behalf of the 2016-17 Heritage High School PTSA Board, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all students, parents, teachers and administrators for supporting us.   Thanks to all of you who have answered the call to participate in our Husky Spirit Nights, our solicitation for the No Fuss Fundraiser, in addition to giving donations of your time, talent and treasures, YOUR support has allowed our PTSA to continue to fund teacher grants, organize student events like Senior Parade and Finals treats, award 2 $1000 scholarships and provide the school with nearly $3000 in monies for CollegeWise, a program which will train our teachers to better prepare our students for the ACT exam. This has been a phenomenal year, we couldn't have done it without you! 

     

    For seniors and their parents:

     

    Two days remain for senior exams.  Seniors must be cleared for graduation before they will be allowed to participate in rehearsal and the ceremony.  Being cleared means having met course/credit requirements, paying all fees/fines and completing the graduation intention survey.

     

    Graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 8 is mandatory.  Seniors should arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to be seated by 1:00 PM.  Rehearsal is for seniors cleared for graduation and staff only.  Parents, please resist the urge to attend rehearsal.  If you are driving your senior, you can may wait in another area of the convention center or visit a shop nearby.

     

    We have had numerous requests for extra graduation tickets.  We will release instructions at rehearsal for how students can request and pick up additional tickets.

     

    Seniors needing a ride to the Convention Center for rehearsal on June 8 must sign up in Student Services.  The bus will leave HHS at noon.    Seniors are expected to remain until the end of rehearsal at 3:00 PM.  Graduation tickets will not be provided for seniors who leave early.

     

    The Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Service is scheduled for Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church.  Additional details and instructions for seniors are forthcoming.  Tickets are not required for this event.  All are welcome, as it is another opportunity for seniors to celebrate with family and friends. 

     

    Additional details are being posted for graduates and parents to view regarding rules, regulations and wheelchair access needs for the Raleigh Convention Center.  Please take time to revisit the site, even up to graduation day.  Also, WCPSS will provide live streaming of the ceremony, so that family members unable to attend can still enjoy the ceremony.  The link will be posted on the main page of our website.

     

    Parents it is not too late to leave behind a legacy brick for your student.  Orders are being accepted through June 9th.  Legacy bricks can be ordered online via the PTSA link from the high school website.  We accept cash, checks, electronic checks and credit cards. This is a wonderful way to have a lasting memory as your student graduates.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 5/26/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 5/26/2017 10:45:00 AM

    Hello Huskies!!!

     

    The final exam schedule is now posted to the main page of our school website.  Please take a moment and review with your student.  Senior exams begin Thursday, June 1.  Exams for all other students begin Monday, June 5.

     

    Students who anticipate needing to repeat a course this summer should complete the summer school application as soon as possible.  The application is available at the Counseling Corner and in Student Services.

     

    The Heritage Theater Department is presenting Disney's THE LION KING this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Come watch this Disney classic brought to life on the Heritage stage. The first weekend was tremendously successful and the audiences left raving about it. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. More information can be found on the school website. You won't want to miss this one!

     

    For Seniors….

     

    In order to be cleared for graduation, seniors must meet all course and credit requirements, pay all fees and fines and complete the graduate intention survey.  A link to the survey is on the senior page of the website.  Parents, please do not complete this survey for your senior.  Each senior should complete it once.  Duplicate responses for a student may create significant reporting issues.  As seniors turn in books they may want to verify with the teacher any anticipated book damage fees so that they can render payment as soon as possible. 

     

    Please begin viewing the graduation information on the senior page of the website.  It will be updated often between now and graduation day.  Information about requesting additional tickets will also be posted there after graduation rehearsal.

     

    Graduation rehearsal is Thursday, June 8.  Seniors need to plan to arrive at the convention center and be in designated seats at 1:00 PM.  Rehearsal ends at 3:00 PM and students are expected to remain for the entirety.  Only seniors cleared for graduation and staff are allowed in the rehearsal area.  Parents, please resist the urge to attend the rehearsal, as security staff will turn all unauthorized persons away at the door.  Students wanting to ride the Husky bus from HHS to the convention center must sign up no later than Monday, June 5 in Student Services.

     

    Seniors who lost their tassel can purchase another one for $7 in Student Services.  There are limited number and seniors are encouraged to look for their tassel before attempting to purchase another.

     

    If you anticipate the need for wheelchair access, a sign language interpreter or a language translator for the graduation ceremony, email lnelson6@wcpss.net with details of the need as soon as possible to ensure accommodations can be made.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 5/19/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 5/19/2017 12:10:00 PM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    Heritage Theater is proud to present the iconic Disney classic The Lion King. See this beloved story come to life on stage.  Performances have already started and will run through May 27th. Visit the school website for more information and to purchase tickets.

     

    The final exam schedule is now posted to the main page of our school website.  Please take a moment and review with your student.

     

    The annual Heritage High Awards Day ceremony will be Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 AM.  Parents are invited to share with us as we celebrate student accomplishments in and outside the classroom.   Parents of students who will receive an award will be notified via special invitation letter in the mail.

     

    Exploring College Options will host an information session this Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM at Embassy Suites in Cary for students and families wanting to know more about the admissions process for:  Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, UPenn and Stanford.  Ninth through eleventh grade students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dialogue directly with admissions representatives from these colleges and universities.  Preregistration is encouraged.  Go to exploringcollegeoptions.com.

     

    The remainder of the messages are for Seniors and their families:

     

    Senior Class Night and Reception will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM.  Seniors are asked to RSVP a number of anticipated guests to lnelson6@wcpss.net or 919-570-5600 ext 20701 as soon as possible.

     

    Wednesday, May 24 is also Senior Day, with a full list of activities for seniors for the entire day.  All seniors will report to the main gym at 7:25  for attendance.  An absence will have a negative affect for a student’s exam exemption status.

     

    Seniors are reminded of the following mandatory events:  Senior Night on May 24 and graduation rehearsal on June 8.  Please refer to all other events and dates on the senior timeline to avoid missing other senior related tasks and activities.  The final day of instruction for seniors is Wednesday, May 31.  Exam exemption policy is in effect until the end of this day.  Senior exams begin Thursday, June 1.

     

    Today is the deadline for seniors to pay all outstanding fees and fines.  Fines are payable in the main office before school or during lunch.  Seniors are also welcome to stop by the main office with questions about whether or not something is owed to the school.  Seniors will not be cleared for graduation unless all academic and financial responsibilities are met.

     

    If you anticipate the need for wheelchair access, a sign language interpreter or a language translator for the graduation ceremony, email lnelson6@wcpss.net with details of the need as soon as possible to ensure accommodations can be made.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 5/14/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 5/14/2017 12:10:00 PM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Heritage moms.

     

    Heritage Theater is proud to present the iconic Disney classic The Lion King. See this beloved story come to life on stage starting Thursday, May 18th and running through May 27th. This year we are offering an opening night ticket special as well as presale tickets! Visit the school website for more information.

     

    The final exam schedule is now posted to the main page of our school website.  Please take a moment and review with your student.

     

    The annual Heritage High Awards Day ceremony will be Thursday, May 25 at 8:00 AM.  Parents are invited to share with us as we celebrate student accomplishments in and outside the classroom.  Parents of students who will receive an award will be notified via special invitation letter in the mail.

     

    Exploring College Options will host an information session on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 PM at Embassy Suites in Cary for students and families wanting to know more about the admissions process for Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, UPenn and Stanford.  Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dialogue directly with admissions representatives from these colleges and universities.  Preregistration is encouraged.  Go to exploringcollegeoptions.com.

     

    Our last Husky Spirit Night is next Tuesday, May 16 hosted by Pelican's SnoBalls from 6:00-9:00 PM. We receive 20% of all sales during that time frame. Pelican's is located at 703 N. Main Street in Wake Forest. Help the school while enjoying New Orleans-style shaved ice.

     

    The remaining messages are for seniors and their parents.

     

    Senior Class Night and Reception will be Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM.  Seniors are asked to RSVP a number of anticipated guests to lnelson6@wcpss.net or call 919-570-5600 ext 20701 by Wednesday, May 17.  This is a formal occasion for seniors and they need to be dressed in required graduation attire. 

     

    Wednesday, May 24 is Senior Day, with a full list of activities for seniors for the entire day.  All seniors will report to the main gym at 7:25 AM for attendance.

     

    Seniors are reminded of the following mandatory events:  Senior Night on May 24 and graduation rehearsal on June 8.  Please refer to all other events and dates on the senior timeline to avoid missing senior related tasks and activities.  The final day of instruction is Wednesday, May 31.  Exam exemption policy is in effect until the end of this day.  Senior exams begin Thursday, June 1.

     

    The final Jostens graduation order delivery day is Wednesday, May 17.  All seniors should plan accordingly to contact Jostens representatives in advance to settle all outstanding balances. 

     

    Seniors must pay all outstanding fees and fines by Friday, May 19.  Fines are payable in the main office before school or during lunch. Seniors will not be cleared for graduation unless all academic and financial responsibilities are met.

     

    Attention Student Athletes who are Seniors. The Husky Athletic Booster Club is proud to announce the offer of two $1,000.00 scholarships to one qualifying male and one qualifying female student athlete. The Kathleen Varner and Ken Fitzsimmons scholarships take into account more than just your athletic performance.  We believe in character too so apply today!  Not a student Athlete but a Hooligan? Have you been cheering on our Student Athletes and Coaches?  HABC is proud to announce the Dean Barnes $1,000.00 Hooligan Scholarship.  One Male Hooligan and One Female Hooligan will be awarded.  Applications can be found on our school's athletic website or in our student services.  Deadline is May 15, 2017 so don't wait!  Please note:  You must be a member to qualify.

    Leave behind a legacy brick for your student.  Legacy bricks can be ordered online via the PTSA link from the high school website.  This is a wonderful way to have a lasting memory as your student graduates.

     

    If you anticipate the need for wheelchair access, a sign language interpreter or language translator for the graduation ceremony, email lnelson6@wcpss.net with details of the need as soon as possible to ensure accommodations can be made.

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