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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.

  • 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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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 5/05/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 5/5/2017 12:35:00 PM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    AP Testing will continue through next week.  Keep in mind, students who miss an exam are subject to pay the unused test fee which is not covered by the state.  Students wishing to test on the alternate date may have to pay the $45 per exam ordering fee.    Contact the AP coordinator, Ms. Williams, at dcwilliams@wcpss.net if you have questions.

     

    Next Friday, May 12 is a district scheduled teacher workday.  The only students who should come to school are those taking an AP exam that day.

     

    We are planning for our end of year awards ceremony on May 25.  Community-Based Awards Notice forms are due by May 8.  We are also asking any senior who has received a scholarship offer to report it as well. 

     

    The last PTSA General Membership meeting will be Thursday, May 11 at 6:50 p.m. just prior to the band concert in the auditorium.  At this brief meeting we will hold the election of officers for the 2017-18 school year.  The PTSA would like to thank Terry Batechelor and the Nominating Committee for their hard work in getting nominations prepared.  The slate of nominees for officer positions for the 2017-28 Heritage High School PTSA Board are as follows:  President:  Monica Massey, VP Ways and Means:  Kendall Harris, VP of Hospitality:  Jina Yatsko, Secretary:  Tricia Ellen, and Treasurer:  Cathy Kopec

     

    Chipotle will host the PTSA Husky Spirit Event this Saturday, May 6th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. PTSA will receive 50% of sales during that time frame. Chipotle is located across Capital Blvd. from the Triangle Town Center in the shopping complex with Gander Mountain. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some Chipotle cuisine and support your Huskies at the same time!"

     

    The remainder of the announcements are for seniors and their families.

     

    Senior Class Night is Wednesday, May 24.  This is a formal ceremony and seniors are expected to attend, wearing official graduation attire with their cap/gown.  Tickets are not required, but please call 919-570-5600 ext 20701 to RSVP the number of guests. 

     

    We are in the preparation phase for graduation.  If you anticipate a guest need for translation services, sign language services, or have a guest in a wheelchair, we would like to know in advance so that we have appropriate accommodations in the convention center.  Please call 919-570-5600 ext 20701 or email lnelson6@wcpss.net with this information.

     

    Senior exams will begin on Thursday, June 1.  The final day of instruction is Wednesday, May 31.  Exam exemption policy is in effect until the end of May 31.

     

    Leave behind a legacy brick for your student.  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: 4/28/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 4/28/2017 5:30:00 PM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    Course verifications are being distributed today during advisory.  Please take a moment this weekend to review and verify accuracy of selected courses for next year.  Forms only need to be signed and returned to Student Services if there are changes to be made.

     

    AP Testing is from May 1 – May 12.  While students do not have to attend class on their AP Exam day, they must have provided a note with parent/guardian permission of such and communicate with teachers, as they are responsible for any work missed.  AP Exam locations are posted on the Academic page of the school website

     

    We are planning for our end of year awards ceremony on May 25.  If your child has received a recognition or award from a community organization, we would like to know about it.  You may complete the Awards Notice form and submit to Student Services by May 8.  We are also asking any senior who has received a scholarship offer to report it as well.

     

    Come out to Heritage High on April 29th for our second annual Spring Fest. This year’s event has something for everyone: over 100 amazing vendors, free kids crafts, thousands of dollars of raffles, and food! Whether you’re looking to shop for Mother’s Day, shop for yourself, or just support an awesome cause, make sure you stop by Heritage High from 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, April 29th.  All proceeds from the event help support Project Wisdom, Heritage High’s international service learning program.

     

    The Heritage High School Band will be holding their annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 AM -5:00 PM in the HHS Commons Area.  There will be a great variety of styles, brands, sizes and price ranges of quality mattresses to choose from!

     

    The remainder of the messages are for seniors and their parents.

     

    Senior parents, please call 919-570-5600, ext 20701 to RSVP the number of guests that will attend our May 24 Senior Class Night.  While tickets are not required, we would like to prepare well for the reception. 

     

    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.  Seniors can also visit the senior bulletin board as well as senior page of the website for all graduation related information.

     

    Senior exams will now begin on Thursday, June 1.  The final day of instruction is Wednesday, May 31.  Exam exemption policy is in effect until the end of this day.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 4/21/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 4/21/2017 9:55:00 AM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    AP Exams begin May 1.  All students registered for an AP Exam should have attended a mandatory pre-administration session, completed testing information and learned about exam locations and more.  Parents, please ask your child for any note or form that may require your signature.  Students are asked to return them by Wednesday of next week.

     

    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. Please RSVP to Dawn Beaster at Ext. 20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    The Heritage High School Band will be holding their annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 AM -5:00 PM in the HHS Commons Area.  There will be a great variety of styles, brands, sizes and price ranges of quality mattresses to choose from!

     

    Grandma's Diner will host the PTSA Husky Spirit Event this Saturday, April 22 from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM. The PTSA will received 15% of ALL sales for the entire day. Come try Grandma's Diner, one of the newer restaurants in Wake Forest, located in the shopping complex next to Walmart. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. Come join us in supporting our Huskies!

     

    The rest of the announcements are for families of seniors.

     

    We have begun collecting information from seniors and underclassmen for awards programs.  All seniors who have been offered scholarships should complete the scholarship form in Student Services by Monday, May 8.  Parents, if your child has received an award or recognition of achievement from the community, please complete the Awards Notice form no later than May 8.  We are excited about preparing for our end of year events and looking forward to celebrating student achievements with you.

     

    Honor graduates will be revealed on Tuesday, April 25, including valedictorian, salutatorian, honor and high honor designations. 

     

    Senior parents, please call 919-570-5600 ext. 20701 to indicate the number of guests you will have for our May 24 Senior Class Night.  While tickets are not required, we would like to prepare well for the reception. 

     

    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 11am and 1pm daily to place and pay for their order.

     

    Seniors who are PTSA members, the deadline to apply for the PTSA scholarship is quickly approaching. This year we will be awarding two $1000 scholarships.  You may apply online via the PTSA link from the HHS website or pick up an application in Student Services.  Applications must be received by April 29th to be considered.

     

    Senior Parents, leave behind a legacy brick for your student.  Legacy bricks can be ordered online via the PTSA link from the HHS website.  They 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: 4/17/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 4/18/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Hello Huskies!

     

    Spring Conference Night will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.  You can begin to schedule teacher conferences now by calling 919-570-5600 ext 20701.

     

    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 if they have an environmentally friendly demonstration to share.  Please RSVP if you can assist at either of these events to Dawn Beaster at Ext. 20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Come out to Heritage High on April 29th for our second annual Spring Fest. This year’s event has something for everyone: over 100 amazing vendors, free kids crafts, thousands of dollars of raffles, and food! Whether you’re looking to shop for Mother’s Day, shop for yourself, or just support an awesome cause, make sure you stop by Heritage High from 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, April 29th.  All proceeds from the event help support Project Wisdom, Heritage High’s international service learning program.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 3/31/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 3/31/2017 9:35:00 AM

    Hello, Heritage Families,

     

    Spring Conference Night will be held on Thursday, April 20 between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.  You can begin to schedule teacher conferences now by calling 919-570-5600 ext 20701.

     

    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 11am and 1pm 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: 7:30-8:45am, 10:15-10:45am, and 11:45am-12:15pm. Please RSVP to Dawn Beaster at Ext. 20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Participants are needed for our HHS Earth Day Event on April 21st from 10:45am-12:45pm. If you can provide an environmentally friendly demonstration, please contact Dawn Beaster at Ext. 20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Don't forget to come out this Saturday, April 1st, 6:30-9 pm to support our Heritage Students as they compete in Mr. Heritage Talent Night. Mr. Heritage proceeds go to support Charity.  We have some amazing talent acts and promise to get you home in time for this weekend's BIG GAMES. Tickets are on sale online at the PTSA website or at the door. Ticket are $8. Children 4 and under are free. 

     

    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, as we couldn't have done it without you cheering us on!  Applications can be found on our school's athletic website or in Student Services.  The deadline is May 15, 2017 so don't wait!  Please note:  You must be a member to qualify.

    For eligible Seniors, applications for the PTSA scholarship are available online via the PTSA link from the high school website or hardcopies are available in Student Services. The deadline is April 28th.  We will be awarding two $1000 scholarships.

     

    Come out and enjoy a fun night of bowling at Buffalo Lanes on Oak Forest Lane on Friday, April 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM while supporting and getting to know your Heritage Huskies Football Team.

     

    Come on out to Heritage High on April 29th for our second annual Spring Fest. This year’s event has something for everyone: lots of amazing vendors, free kids crafts, and food. Whether you’re looking to shop for Mother’s Day, shop for yourself, or just support an awesome cause, make sure you stop by Heritage High from 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, April 29th.  All proceeds from the event help support Project Wisdom, Heritage High’s international service learning program.  

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  • 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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