• 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: 12/8/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 12/8/2017 1:40:00 PM

    PSAT scores will be released online on Wednesday, December 13.  Students should check their email to get instructions from Collegeboard.  All students will receive a paper score report and their test booklets in January.

     

    Juniors who took the PSAT have an opportunity to take the March SAT for free.  Additional information will be shared next week on how they can take advantage of this benefit.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Midyear graduates are reminded to begin preparing for the end of the semester.  Whether leaving in December or January, senior fees should be paid before winter break in the main office or through online payments.

     

    December 14 is the final graduation order day for seniors.  Any senior who has not placed their order for cap/gown must do so by this date.  All seniors must have a cap/gown to participate in graduation activities.  This is also the ring delivery day for anyone who has purchased a class ring.

     

    Amazon.Smile.com donates 5% of total purchases daily to HHS PTSA. You can go to the link on  the PTSA page on our school website. Shop on Amazon and support Heritage High PTSA.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 12/1/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 12/1/2017 11:50:00 AM

    An additional scholarship bulletin has been released and is posted to the senior page of the website.  We have also included scholarship opportunities for underclassmen. 

     

    All 9th – 11th grade students who have a 1st quarter GPA of 3.75 or higher are invited to submit a school nomination form for the Carson Scholarship.  Heritage High will submit one nominee to apply.  Forms are due Friday, December 8.  This award is for $1000.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    As a reminder, the Wednesday, December 6 Post High School Planning program is at 6:30 pm.  Workshops include Stress Management, College:  What It Takes to Get In, and a special Parent Tell All session, where our veteran high school parents provide insight and support for other high school parents.  We encourage you and your child to attend.

     

    Midyear graduates are reminded to begin preparing for the end of the semester.  Whether leaving in December or January, senior fees should be paid before winter break in the main office or through online payments.

     

    December 14 is the final graduation order day for seniors.  Any senior who has not placed their order for cap/gown must do so by this date.  All seniors must have a cap/gown to participate in graduation activities.  This is also the ring delivery day for anyone who has purchased a class ring.

     

    PTSA is having a Spirit Day next Tuesday, December 5th from 10:30 am until close at MOD Pizza on Rogers Road in Wake Forest. Please support the HHS PTSA.

     

    Amazon.Smile.com donates 5% of total purchases daily to HHS PTSA. You can go to the link on  the PTSA page on our school website. Shop on Amazon and support Heritage High PTSA.

     

    Please make sure you and your students have joined the PTSA this year.  Membership must be renewed each new school year. Please sign up online today.  Every membership helps fund teacher mini grants, scholarships, student awards, and student events throughout the year.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 11/24/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/21/2017 10:45:00 AM

    WCPSS offers students the opportunity to earn credit for courses by demonstrated mastery.  The application window is open until December 15.  If you need more information, please visit the link from the academic page of our website or contact Ms. Williams in Student Services.

     

    There are several opportunities for students to spend a weekend on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.  Encourage your child to pick up information about UNC Project Uplift for Juniors, UNC Renaissance for Sophomores and UNC Catalyst at the Counseling Corner during lunch.

     

    Please mark your calendar for the next Post High School Planning program, which will be on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm.

     

    We are currently out of student parking spaces.  We anticipate having more spaces after mid-year graduation at the end of January for Juniors and Seniors only.  Stayed tuned for additional information at that time.  No paperwork will be accepted until then.

     

    Please continue to support the PTSA. You can join online as well as donate to the NO Fuss fundraiser.

     

    Legacy Brick orders are going on right now and are a great gift for seniors.  You can order today online in time for graduation.

     

    December 5th is the Spirit Day at MOD Pizza from open to close all day. 20% of the proceeds go to HHS PTSA. Wear your HHS spirit wear and let them know you are there to support HHS PTSA!

     

    Shop at Amazon and earn money for the HHS PTSA!  Go to Smile.amazon.com! The Smile.amazon.com link for HHS PTSA is on the HHS website on the PTSA tab.  Shop and help our school earn 5% back on the total purchases under AmazonSmile! 

    Please make sure that your Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter cards are linked to HHS for your Holiday shopping as well! The account links are available online or link in person at your local store!

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  • Information from Principal

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/20/2017 1:55:00 PM

    This is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School.

     

    Because we want to keep you informed, I would like you to be aware of a rumor of a threat to our school today.

     

    Please know that the incident has been thoroughly investigated by the Wake Forest Police Department, WCPSS Security, and the school. We have determined that all students are safe.  

     

    The investigation has found that the rumor was just that - a rumor. It is unsubstantiated. There is no credible threat to Heritage High School.

     

    I want to assure you that we take student safety extremely seriously. Starting a rumor that incites fear is also a serious offense that could result in disciplinary action and criminal charges.

     

    I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to talk to your children about not starting or sharing rumors that perpetuate fear among other students. Instead, if your child has information to share, they should contact an administrator or other school staff directly.

     

    Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students.

     

    Thank you.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 11/17/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/17/2017 11:50:00 AM

    Next week is a two-day school week, with Tuesday being an early release day.  Students will be released at11:48 am on Tuesday.  WCPSS is observing the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday to Friday and Heritage High School will be closed.

     

    Today is the final day for seniors to take advantage of applying to NC colleges for free.  We hope you have had a chance to communicate this opportunity with your child. 

     

    Anyone who missed the midyear graduation meeting on Monday can view the presentation and

    handouts from the senior page of the website.

     

    There are several opportunities for students to spend a weekend on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.  Encourage your child to pick up information about UNC Project Uplift for Juniors, UNC Renaissance for Sophomores and UNC Catalyst at the Counseling Corner during lunch.

     

    Please mark your calendar for the next Post High School Planning program, which will be on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm.

     

    A new scholarship bulletin was released to seniors today.  You can view it from the senior page of the HHS website.

     

    Please continue to support the PTSA. You can join online as well as donate to the NO Fuss fundraiser.

     

    Legacy Brick orders are going on right now and are a great gift for seniors.  You can order today online in time for graduation.

     

    December 5th is the Spirit Day at MOD Pizza from open to close all day. 20% of the proceeds go to HHS PTSA. Wear your HHS spirit wear and let them know you are there to support HHS PTSA!

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break.  I am thankful and feel fortunate to work with such wonderful students, staff members and families.  Happy Thanksgiving.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 11/9/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/8/2017 12:05:00 PM

    November is College Application Month. The week of November 13, seniors can submit applications and apply for free to many NC colleges and universities.   Seniors who have signed up will have counselor support during their designated time.  Counselors will also be available during lunch to assist.  Seniors can still sign up in Student Services or online at tinyurl.com/hhscaw2017. 

     

    The midyear graduation meeting will be Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

    All midyear candidates and parents should attend.

     

    UNC Project Uplift for Juniors, UNC Renaissance for Sophomores and several other opportunities are now accepting applications.  Remind your student to visit the Counseling Corner during lunch to obtain the information. 

     

    The PTSA would like for you to know that membership applications are online. 

    The monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the HHS Media Center, which means our next meeting will be this Tuesday, November 14.

     

    Lily Mae's Boutique and Gifts at the Factory is hosting the HHS PTSA Spirit Night shopping event Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7 - 8:30 pm.  20% will go back to HHS PTSA!  More details are on the PTSA page of the school website.

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  • Information from Principal: 11/6/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/6/2017 2:10:00 PM

    I am calling to provide you with information about an incident involving three of our students that you may hear about in the news.

     

    Today, Wake Forest Police were investigating three of our students in connection with an incident that occurred off-campus at a gas station.

     

    As part of the police investigation of the off-campus incident, officers took the students into custody, notified administration, and brought them back to Heritage High School.

     

    While continuing their investigation in our parking lot, with the cooperation of administrators, officers discovered two of the students were in possession of an altered airsoft gun and a TASER.

     

    While no one on our campus was threatened in any way, having a weapon at school is dangerous and unacceptable.

    Any student found in possession of a weapon or a facsimile of a weapon on school grounds or on one of our buses will be disciplined in accordance with district policies and prosecuted in accordance with state law.

    I want to assure you that all of us at Heritage High School care deeply about the safety and well-being of all of our students.

     

    Please talk with your student about the importance of keeping weapons out of our school, and encourage them to report any weapons they see to a teacher or administrator.


    Thank you for your continued support of Heritage High School.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 11/3/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/3/2017 10:20:00 AM

    First quarter report cards are being distributed today.  Please be sure to ask your son or daughter for it after school.  You may also view first quarter grades through the parent portal.

     

    November is College Application Month.  Each week has a different focus.  During the week of November 6, seniors should confirm CFNC accounts and complete the residency determination process.  Assistance is available during lunches.  Find out which colleges you can apply to for free and submit your application the week of November 13.  Seniors can sign up now in Student Services or online at tinyurl.com/hhscaw2017.  Additionally, each Tuesday this month, the financial aid counselor will be available for individualized support.

     

    Wednesday, November 8 is fall conference night.  Teachers will be available to meet with parents and students from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Call now to confirm your meeting times at 919 570 5600 ext 20693.  We encourage students to take an active part in these meetings.

     

    Wednesday, November 8 is PreACT test for sophomores as well as our Junior Roundup.  Please ensure that your sophomore has created their ACT profile.  See the Heritage website for more information.  All juniors will report to auditorium at 7:25 am.

     

    There will be an important meeting for midyear graduate candidates and parents at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 13 in the auditorium.  The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for graduation and review what is needed to finish the semester.

     

    The Trentini Foundation sponsors a scholarship for seniors at Heritage and Wake Forest High Schools.  This year, the application process will begin early and instructions will be provided next week for finalists to be selected by December. 

     

    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. 

     

    There are several leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation information are all at Counseling Corner during all lunches.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    The PTSA would like for you to know that membership applications are online. 

    The monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the HHS Media Center. Lily Mae's Boutique and Gifts at the Factory is hosting the HHS PTSA Spirit Night shopping event Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Twenty percent will go back to HHS PTSA!  More details are on the PTSA page of the school website.  If you are interested in serving on the PTSA as the Resource Development Chair please contact mmasseypta@gmail.com for further details.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 10/27/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/27/2017 9:00:00 AM

    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 in completing 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.

     

    Jostens will be on campus Monday, October 30 for the Ring and Graduation order makeup day. A $60 deposit is required.  Extra order packet forms are available in Student Services. 

     

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

     

    UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation are all leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities at the Counseling Corner during all lunches.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    Tuesday, October 31 is a Teacher Workday, signifying the end of the quarter.  Report cards will be distributed to students on November 3, and we will have our fall conference night on Wednesday, November 8. If you know that you want to schedule a time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on that day to meet with any or all teachers, please call 919-570-5600 ext 20693 to reserve your times.

     

    All 9th graders taking Healthful Living this semester will participate in a lesson on Human Trafficking this November 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."

     

    All sophomores will take the PreACT on Wednesday, November 8.  They are automatically registered and there is no cost to the student.   If you would like to know more about this test, go to www.act.org.  There is a pretest portion that students will not have time to complete on test day; however, parents and students can voluntarily create an ACT profile and complete the information.  Please ask your child if this still needs to be done.  See the Heritage website for more information.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 10/20/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/20/2017 8:35:00 AM

    We are still acknowledging Bullying Prevention Month.  Wednesday, October 25 is “orange” day, where students and staff will wear the color orange to support bullying prevention.    Wake County is also sponsoring a bullying prevention video contest.  If your child has a passion for videography and would like to share some creativity, encourage him or her to participate. 

     

    There’s still time to donate items to the Giving Tree in Wake Forest.  PTSA is asking all Husky families to support them in this fundraising effort.  You can drop off items until 4:30pm Saturday.  Visit the PTSA website for full details of items being accepted so that our school can get double credit for the donation drive. 

     

    The next makeup work deadline, 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.

     

    Juniors and seniors who wish to participate in Career and College Promise next semester who have not attended the Wake Tech mandatory information session have one final opportunity.  There will be a CCP meeting on the north campus of Wake Tech on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm, building E, room 235.  This information is also available at our Counseling Corner for students.

     

    The Juice Bar located in the Publix shopping center will be hosting our first PTSA Spirit Day on October 26th, all day.  Say you are with Heritage High School and the PTSA will get 20% off your receipts!!  Remember proceeds help to fund PTSA student scholarships, teacher grants, and cultural programs.

     

    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 in completing 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.

     

    Seniors who were not able to meet with the Jostens representative this week can meet with them on the October 30th makeup day. 

     

    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. 

     

    There are several leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  These include UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation and information is available at the Counseling Corner during all lunches.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    Tuesday, October 31 is a Teacher Workday, signifying the end of the quarter.  Report cards will be distributed to students on November 3 and we will have our fall conference night on Wednesday, November 8.

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