• 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: 2/16/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/16/2018 2:00:00 PM

    We are still in our exploration phase for course registration.  Please encourage your student to stop by the counseling corner to pick up materials and to view the course registration portion of the academic page of the website.

     

    If you missed Senior Information night, presentation and other information have been posted to the senior page of the website.

     

    Next Friday, February 23 is Senior Cap and Gown picture day, which is optional.  Appointment times are prescheduled, and the sitting fee is $10.  Young men should bring a white collar button down shirt and tie, and young ladies should have an open neck blouse.

     

    Monday, February 26 is the makeup work deadline.  Please encourage your child to look at their grades and make up any missing work.

     

    There are just a few more weeks for AP exam registration.  Students seeking to take an AP exam must complete the online registration by February 28.

     

    As part of state testing, all juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 27.  Juniors may be able to use test scores for college admissions purposes.  We encourage you to begin speaking with your junior about college planning.  Counselors will also meet with juniors during the month of February to begin preparing for senior year courses and post high school options.  You can find several resources on the cfnc.org website as well as our Student Services page of the school website.

     

    Registration is now open for the NACAC Greater Raleigh College Fair.  This is a free event that includes almost 200 colleges and universities across the country.  It will be on Tuesday, March 20, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Students should preregister at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf.

     

    The flu has been going around.  Please make sure your student stays home if they are sick.  I know many seniors are worried about their exam exemption status, but no student should come to school if he or she is sick.

     

    The Broughton High School PTSA has reached out to our PTSA to invite all Heritage families to a Public School Forum in the Broughton Auditorium on Monday, February 19 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.  There will be a moderated discussion about the state of our public schools followed by a Q & A.  The panel of guests include two North Carolina State Senators and two WCPSS Board Members.

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  • Safety Procedures

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/15/2018 12:15:00 PM

    We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that transpired yesterday in Parkland, FL. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

     

    We want to assure you that our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.

     

    We have proactive plans and procedures to protect our students. We train teachers, inform students in assemblies at the beginning of the year and constantly improve measures for responding to emergency situations. I have also made an announcement today reminding students and teachers of our procedures.  We work closely with area law enforcement to continuously review, evaluate and strengthen security at our school.

     

    We also want to share some tips for helping your children cope with news of such events:

     

    • Take care of yourself as a parent – make sure you have a trusted friend or family member with whom you can talk in order to process your own feelings.
    • Maintain consistent structures and support for your child – children feel the safest when their routines remain intact.
    • Let your kids take the lead in the discussion. Invite them to ask their questions so that you are only addressing their concerns and sharing that which is necessary to help them feel safe.
    • Encourage your child to express their feelings, not suppress them. It is important that your child feel safe in sharing their thoughts and feelings with you, even though doing so might be uncomfortable.
    • Validate your child’s feelings while helping them to develop healthy ways to deal with emotions such as anger, fear or sadness.
    • Assure your child that they are safe, but don’t over promise concerning what may happen in the future. Instead, affirm that they are loved and cared for, and that there are people working to keep them safe.
    • Limit your child’s exposure to the news – after a tragedy, media sites are filled with images and stories that can be difficult for children to process. Also, pay close attention to the social media sites your child may be visiting, as these sites can quickly fill with stories related to a tragedy.

     

    Ultimately, if you are concerned about your child’s response to this or any tragic event, reach out to the school counselor for additional resources and support.

     

    The best means to keep schools safe is to maintain healthy and open relationships between adults and children at all times. Help us remind students that they have an obligation to bring information about situations that cause them concern to adults at the school so that we can respond quickly and appropriately to protect their safety.

     

    Students and parents can also report concerns about student or school safety to our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message 2/9/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/9/2018 9:30:00 AM

    If you missed the curriculum fair last night, be sure to access the course registration information on the academic page of our website.  All students will select courses in March.  Prior to that, they will engage in additional opportunities to explore options in order to choose meaningful courses for the next year.  Course applications, videos, and additional resources are available.

     

    Monday, February 12 – Senior Info Night, Graduation and More at 6:30pm

    Thursday, February 15 – Senior Ad Yearbook Deadline

    Friday, February 23 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

    Monday, February 26 – Makeup work deadline

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 28.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”  If the student is taking the course at Heritage, the test fee is paid for you if you register. 

     

    As part of state testing, all juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 27.  Juniors may be able to use test scores for college admissions purposes.  We encourage you to begin speaking with your junior about college planning.  Counselors will also meet with juniors during the month of February to begin preparing for senior year courses and post high school options.  You can find several resources on the cfnc.org website as well as our Student Services page of the school website.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message 2/2/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/2/2018 3:05:00 PM

    All parents are invited to attend the spring semester Meet the Teacher Night at 5:30pm this Thursday, February 8.  Please report directly to your child’s first period class.  You’re encouraged to access and print your child’s schedule through your parent portal account or retrieve it from your child directly.  If you need assistance upon arrival, please see any counselor in the cafeteria.

     

    Our annual Open House and Curriculum Fair begins at 6:15pm on Thursday, February 8, with workshops on dual enrollment, early graduation and NCAA eligibility.  We will also have an Advanced Placement information meeting at 7:00 pm.  You can also speak directly to teachers and curriculum leaders to find out more about course offerings for next year.

     

    Course Registration for 2018-2019 has begun.  Today students were provided with a course registration timeline, outlining all major activities in which they are encouraged to participate in order to be able to choose meaningful courses for the next year.  You can access the timeline and other course registration materials on the academic page of the Heritage website, including course applications, videos, and additional resources.

     

    Monday, February 12 – Senior Info Night “Graduation and More,” 6:30pm

    Thursday, February 15 – Senior Ad Yearbook Deadline

    Friday, February 23 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 28.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”

     

    As part of state testing, all juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 27.  Juniors may be able to use test scores for college admissions purposes.  We encourage you to begin speaking with your junior about college planning.  Counselors will also meet with juniors during the month of February to begin preparing for senior year courses and post high school options.  You can find several resources on the cfnc.org website as well as our Student Services page of the school website.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message 1/26/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/26/2018 3:05:00 PM

    The state has announced that there will be a delay in the return of Math II, Math III and English II final exams.  So, you will see the grade of incomplete in PowerSchool and on the report card.  Once we receive these scores, they will be updated in PowerSchool.

     

    Make plans now to attend Heritage Theater Department's first production of the year, Legally Blonde. The show opened last night and runs for 2 weekends. Visit the theater website at www.heritagehstheater.com for more information and to order your tickets online.

     

    Parking spaces will open up for SENIORS ONLY on Monday, January 29 at 7:00 am.  The cost will be $85.   All fines must be paid prior to that date.   All paperwork must be complete and all copies must be made prior to coming to the office.  We are not able to hold spots so please come prepared with a check made out to Heritage High School or the exact cash.  There are limited parking spaces available.  If there are spaces left, Juniors may purchase parking spaces on Wednesday, January 31.

     

    Parents, we're less than a month out from when senior recognition ads are due--February 16th; please design and place your order at jostens.com--that's www.j-o-s-t-e-n-s.com before then as a special surprise for your senior. 

     

    The schedule change window has been extended through January 31 but only extraordinary reasons will be considered.  Seniors are especially discouraged from requesting course changes due to potential negative effects course changes could have on college admissions decisions.  Many institutions require students to report any course changes along with an explanation, whether already accepted or not.

     

    Please mark your calendar for the upcoming events:

    Thursday, February 8 – Spring Semester Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30pm

    Thursday, February 8 – Open House/Curriculum Fair/AP Info Night

    Monday, February 12 – Senior Info Night “Graduation and More,” 6:30pm

    Thursday, February 16 – Senior Ad Yearbook Deadline

    Friday, February 23 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 28.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”

     

    As part of state testing, all juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 27.  Juniors may be able to use test scores for college admissions purposes.  We encourage you to begin speaking with your junior about college planning.  Counselors will also meet with juniors during the month of February to begin preparing for senior year courses and post high school options.  You can find several resources on the cfnc.org website as well as our Student Services page of the school website.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message 1/22/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/22/2018 1:20:00 PM

    Tomorrow, January 23 will be the Biology exam and an opportunity for anyone to make up a previously missed exam.  Students do not need to attend if they do not have the Biology exam or need to make up a missed final.

     

    Wednesday, January 24 will be a make-up day for anyone needing to make up an exam.  Students do not need to attend if they do not have an exam to make up.

     

    Parking spaces will open up for SENIORS ONLY on Monday, January 29 at 7:00 am.  The cost will be $85.   All fines must be paid prior to that date.   All paperwork must be complete and all copies must be made prior to coming to the office.  We are not able to hold spots so please come prepared with a check made out to Heritage High School or the exact cash.  There are limited parking spaces available.  If there are spaces left, Juniors may purchase parking spaces on Wednesday, January 31.

     

    Our midyear graduation ceremony will be tomorrow, January 23.  All graduates should report to the main gym, dressed in graduation attire, at 4:45pm for rehearsal.  Doors open for families and guests at 5:45pm.  We look forward to celebrating this milestone with all graduates and their loved ones.

     

    Several of our Husky students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr competition sponsored by the town of Wake Forest MLK Jr Celebration Committee.  The program to recognize all participants and winners has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening, January 25 at 7:00 pm at Friendship Chapel Baptist Church. 

     

    PSAT scores are back.  All students who took the PSAT will receive a score report as well as their test booklet from their advisory teacher on Thursday morning.  Please take a moment to review the score report and take advantage of all resources and benefits from taking the PSAT.

     

    The first day of the new semester is Thursday, January 23.  All students will report to advisory to receive second semester schedules.   The schedule change window has been extended through January 31 but only extraordinary reasons will be considered.  Seniors are especially discouraged from requesting course changes, especially due to potential negative effects course changes could have on college admissions decisions.  Many institutions require students to report any course changes along with an explanation, whether already accepted or not.

     

    Please mark your calendar for the upcoming events:

    Thursday, February 8 – Spring Semester Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30pm

    Thursday, February 8 – Open House/Curriculum Fair/AP Info Night

    Monday, February 12 – Senior Info Night “Graduation and More”, 6:30pm

    Thursday, February 15 – Senior Ad Yearbook Deadline

    Friday, February 23 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 28.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.” 

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  • Snow Day Exam Information

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/17/2018 9:50:00 AM

    I am sure that many of you are wondering what we will do with the exam schedule since we are missing a school day or school days during exam week.  When we return to school, we will still have three more exam days. 

     

    Our first day back to school will be the English 2 exam and make-up exams for anyone who missed an exam on Friday or Tuesday.  If your student does not have English 2 or need to make up an exam, then he/she does not have to attend school.

     

    Our second day back to school will be the Biology exam and make-up exams for anyone who missed a previously given final.  If your student does not have Biology or need to make up an exam, then he/she does not have to attend school.

     

    Our third day back to school will be the make-up exam day.  If your student does not have any exams to make up, then he/she does not have to attend school.

     

    Our fourth day back will be the first day of second semester.

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  • Exam Reminders

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/11/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Final exams start tomorrow.  Here are a few reminders for exam week.

     

    Friday, students will be taking their first and second period NCFE, CTE and/or teacher made exams.  If a student has an EOC course during first or second period, the student should report to his or her class for a review.  Exams end at 12:25 and students are permitted to leave at that time if they have their permission slip signed by a parent or guardian.  Permission slips are in all offices at Heritage and on the HHS website.  Keep in mind that a permission slip is needed for each day a student leaves campus after exams.

     

    Monday is a holiday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  School is closed.

     

    Tuesday – students will be taking their third and fourth period NCFE, CTE and/or teacher-made exams.  If a student has an EOC course during third or fourth period, the student should report to his or her class for a review.  Exams end at 12:25 and students may leave if they have their permission slip.

     

    Wednesday – students will take their English 2 EOC from 7:25 – 11:40.  If a student does not have English 2, they do not have to report to school.  We will also have make-up NCFE and teacher-made exams.

     

    Thursday – students will take their Math I or Biology EOC from 7:25 – 11:40.  If a student does not have Math I or Biology, they do not have to report to school.  We will also have make-up NCFE and teacher-made exams.

     

    Friday – Make-up day for any missed exam.

     

    If a student misses a teacher-made exam, he/she needs to make arrangements with the teacher to make up the exam.

     

    If you drive to school or a parent brings you, please make sure you are on time so you are ready for your exams.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message 1/08/18

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/8/2018 12:25:00 PM

    PreACT scores are back.  Sophomores who took this test can pick up score reports and test booklets during their lunch.

     

    Final exams for this semester will begin Friday, January 12.  Students who wish to be dismissed from school and picked up immediately after the final exam should have a signed permission form for each day they want to be dismissed to leave school after exams.  Permission forms are on the Heritage Website and in all of the school offices.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee competition application and materials are due on January 10 to Student Services.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Students have until January 11 to submit all make up/late work.  Please take a moment to look in PowerSchool to see progress reports.  Keep in mind, all final grades are posted to the official transcript and students still have time to make a difference in their outcome.

     

    We are currently seeking junior parent volunteers to assist with the midyear graduation reception as well as senior class night reception in the spring.  If you are able to assist, please email lafaison@wcpss.net or call Student Services at 919-570-5600 ext 20712.

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 28.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”

     

    Students will receive 2018-19 school assignment strips, which will go home with students tomorrow.  Please ask your child for this document so that you can ensure your child’s assigned high school for next year.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 12/21/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/21/2017 9:50:00 AM

    HHS will be closed for winter break starting tomorrow.  School will reopen on January 2, 2018.

     

    Juniors who took the PSAT have an opportunity to take the March SAT for free.  Interested juniors can sign up at Counseling Corner to receive more details and instructions after winter break.

     

    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.

     

    We are approaching the final days of the fall semester.  Exams will begin on January 12.  The exam schedule is posted on the main page of the website.

     

    Students have until January 11 to submit all make up/late work.  Please take a moment to look in PowerSchool to see progress reports.  Keep in mind, all final grades are posted to the official transcript and students still have time to make a difference in their outcome.

     

    Although course selection for next school year takes place late February through March, course selection activities began with teachers sharing course options with students and recommendations in the content area for next year.  You are encouraged to discuss this information with your child.

     

    If your senior did not place a graduation order yesterday, please call Jostens at 919-789-8500 prior to winter break to ensure the senior has a cap and gown for graduation activities. 

     

    It is time to continue the tradition of junior parents participating in senior activities.  We are seeking junior parent volunteers to assist with the midyear graduation reception as well as senior class night reception in the spring.  If you are able to assist, please email lfaison@wcpss.net or call Student Services at 919/570-5600 ext 20712.

     

    I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break!  Please take time to enjoy your family and friends.  We will see you back in 2018!

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