• mr. scott lyons Mr. Scott Lyons

    Mr. Lyons received his BA in English from Florida State University and his MEd in English Education and Master in School Administration from North Carolina State University.

    Mr. Lyons served as an 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

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/7/2020 10:25:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Several new items have been posted to the start of school section of the website, including the Two Week Orientation Schedule for August 17 – 28 and updated bell schedules.  You are encouraged to review this information as a family.

     

    We are excited about next week’s virtual new student and new parent events on Wednesday, August 12 and hope that you are able to participate.  Look for access information in an upcoming text and email early next week.  New student orientation access is posted within the orientation flyer on the website.

     

    Senior Orientation and Senior Info Night are virtual events and will be Tuesday, August 11.  Please details and access information on the flyers which you’ll find on the website as well.

     

    PowerSchool will be available again on August 12 for students to view tentative schedules.  The demand for meeting needs of virtual academy and blended learning programs has significantly decreased the ability to allow for course changes.  Please view the “Student Schedules” document in the start of school section of the website for more details about student schedules.

     

    Juniors and Seniors will be able to submit required paperwork for parking on campus beginning August 18.  More information is posted in the start of school section of the website.

     

    Upcoming Events and Times:

    August 11 (1pm, 2pm, 3pm) Virtual Senior Orientation for Students

    August 11 (5:30pm, 6:30pm) Virtual Senior Info Night for Seniors and Parents

    August 12 (1pm, 2pm, 3pm) Virtual Early Start Day for Freshmen and New Students

    August 12 (5:30pm, 6:30pm) Virtual New Parent Orientation

     

    WCPSS continues to post new information in the “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Updates or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    The state immunization law requires that all students, including those participating in the virtual academy, are up to date with immunizations by the first day of school.  For us, this is August 17.   There are no extensions for this date.  Seniors are now required to have the meningococcal vaccine.  Also, for Seniors a 2nd meningococcal vaccine may be required for students by 17 years of age or entering 12th grade. Please consult your doctor to see if you meet this requirement. You are encouraged to immediately check with your doctor to ensure your child is up to date and provide the school with an updated copy of the shot record.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call 919-562-6300 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Human Services Northern Regional Center.  Please do not delay in providing this information to our school.  You can email the records to pjenks@wcpss.net, fax to 919-670-4212, or drop off records in the designated box at the front of the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm.  Full details will be available in the Start of School section of the HHS website.

     

    If your child has completed the Driver’s Education program and received a completion certificate, you may request an appointment for a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate. Send email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.  You may visit full instructions in the Start of School section of our school website.  If you need information about enrolling in driver’s education, please contact Jordan Driving School directly.

     

    We are working on a socially distanced approved senior event for the first day of school.  Stay tuned.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 7/31/2020 12:20:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    I hope everyone is having a great summer given the current situation with the pandemic!

     

    If you registered for the Virtual Academy, you will receive an email confirmation letter on Monday.  If you do not receive an email, please reach out to jcdrake@wcpss.net.  Your information may need to be updated in our system.

     

    We have made a couple of adjustments to the bell schedules and they should be on our website next week.  Everyone will follow the Reopening bell schedule, whether on Virtual Academy or on Plan B Transition, since all will be taught virtually at first.  When we move to Plan B, rotating students in and out of the building, then we will have two separate bell schedules (Virtual Academy and Blended Learning).

     

    All new students to WCPSS will receive Wake ID access next week via US mail.  Be sure to look for this important information.  They will need this information to access PowerSchool for schedules as well as other school related applications.

     

    Monday, August 3 is the deadline for seniors to submit midyear graduation or reduced course load applications.  These forms are on the academic page of our website.  Click on the Course Registration tab and scroll down to find and download the form.  Email all completed applications to dcwilliams@wcpss.net.

     

    Schedules for all students, virtual academy and blended learning, will be available to view on August 12 via PowerSchool.    We thank you in advance for your patience if you are calling and emailing with questions, as full staff does not return until August 13.  We will provide instructions for students to submit schedule questions once schedules are available to view.  You are encouraged to visit our “start of school” section of the website often as more information gets posted.  You will need to scroll down beyond the calendar to view this information. 

     

    Upcoming Events and Times:

    August 11 (1pm, 2pm, 3pm) Virtual Senior Orientation for Students

    August 11 (5:30pm, 6:30pm) Virtual Senior Info Night for Seniors and Parents

    August 12 (1pm, 2pm, 3pm) Virtual Early Start Day for Freshmen and New Students

    August 12 (5:30pm, 6:30pm) Virtual New Parent Orientation

     

    Access codes for all these events will be posted in the start of school box on the main page of the website as well as via email as we get closer to the event dates.

     

    WCPSS continues to post new information in the “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Updates or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    The state immunization law requires that all students, including those participating in the Virtual Academy, are up to date with immunizations by the first day of school.  For us, this is August 17.   There are no extensions for this date.  Seniors are now required to have the meningococcal vaccine.  Also, for Seniors a 2nd meningococcal vaccine may be required for students by 17 years of age or entering 12th grade. Please consult your doctor to see if you meet this requirement. You are encouraged to immediately check with your doctor to ensure your child is up to date and provide the school with an updated copy of the shot record.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call 919-562-6300 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Human Services Northern Regional Center.  Please do not delay in providing this information to our school.  You can email the records to pjenks@wcpss.net, fax to 919-670-4212, or drop off records in the designated box at the front of the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm.  Full details will be available in the Start of School section of the HHS website.

     

    Abbreviated summer office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am – 3pm.  You’re encouraged to call the office first. If you need to reach someone, you may leave a message at our main number 919-570-5600. 

     

    If your child has completed the Driver’s Education program and received a completion certificate, you may request an appointment for a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate. Send email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.  You may visit full instructions in the Start of School section of our school website.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 7/24/2020 3:35:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    The “Start of School” section of the main page of our website has additional information, including details about the virtual and blended learning bell schedules.  All students will begin with the virtual bell schedule.  For explanation of the schedules, be sure to view the video that’s also provided. 

     

    Starting Monday, July 27 at 12:01 am, the district will reopen the portal for virtual academy registration.  The portal will remain open until it closes for a final time on Wednesday, July 29, at 5:00 pm.  After this deadline, no more requests will be accepted.  Need more information about the virtual academy?  Go to www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy.  Also, if you’ve already registered for the virtual academy program but need to make a change in semester/year preference, send an email to the HHS virtual academy contact at jcdrake@wcpss.net.  You must also send these requests by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29. 

     

    The state immunization law requires that all students, including those participating in the Virtual Academy, are up to date with immunizations by the first day of school.  For us, this is August 17.   There are no extensions for this date.  Seniors are now required to have the meningococcal vaccine.  Also, for Seniors a 2nd meningococcal vaccine may be required for students by 17 years of age or entering 12th grade. Please consult your doctor to see if you meet this requirement. You are encouraged to immediately check with your doctor to ensure your child is up to date and provide the school with an updated copy of the vaccination record.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call 919-562-6300 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Human Services Northern Regional Center.  Please do not delay in providing this information to our school.  You can email the records to pjenks@wcpss.net, fax to 919-670-4212, or drop off records in the designated box at the front of the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Full details will be available in the Start of School section of the HHS website.

     

    We have been notified of the technical issues with being able to schedule a senior portrait sitting.  We will let you know once the issue is resolved.  You can still view package options at  prestigeportraits.com or view the flyer in the “start of school” box on the main page of our website. 

     

    AP exam scores are now available for viewing.  Students who took an AP exam but do not see scores should reach out directly to the CollegeBoard program.

     

    Abbreviated summer office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  You’re encouraged to call the office first. If you need to reach someone, you may leave a message at our main number 919-570-5600.  As a reminder, our regular staff is on summer break.  We are understandably experiencing an increase in inquiries about various start of school needs.  Because of reduced staff, you may experience extended wait times for a reply.  You are encouraged whenever possible to first visit our website initially as this may offer clarity or even answer to general questions. 

     

    If you haven’t already, please visit the district’s “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Update or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    Please mark your calendar for these virtual events:

    Tuesday, August 11:  Senior Orientation

    Wednesday, August 12:  New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Senior Info Night

     

    If your child has completed the Driver’s Education program and received a completion certificate, you may request an appointment for a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate. Send an email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.  You may visit full instructions in the Start of School section of our school website.

     

    A message from the PTSA:

    Heritage High School PTSA will be hosting a new teacher luncheon for all new teachers and staff this year on August 10th as they will be at school learning all about Heritage and how to how to make this a successful year for all of our students.  In order to make this luncheon as nice as possible and give them a warm Husky welcome, we are asking for donations to help offset the cost of the luncheon.  Any amount is appreciated and we thank you in advance for your generosity.  Please click on the link to make your donation.  

    https://new-teacher-luncheon.cheddarup.com

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 7/17/2020 1:50:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    For your convenience, we have begun to add information to our start of school area of our HHS website.  As various items become available, such as schedules, parking, and more, you will have 24/7 access to them.  Visit www.wcpss.net/heritagehs often and scroll just below the calendar to view latest updates.

     

    We have had many questions about what Plan B will look like at our school.  We are working hard to get a bell schedule together, but are waiting on additional information.  Plan B will consist of three groups of students who will be on a three week rotation.  Each group will attend school in person for one week and learn remotely for the other two weeks, and this will repeat every three weeks.  When students are in school, they will have a similar bell schedule to the one we have always used, with the exception of a few changes to accommodate health and safety concerns.  When students are learning remotely, they will have “live” virtual instruction through Google Meet for at least 5 hours per week (divided between the student’s four classes).  At Heritage High, this will allow for each class to have a Google Meet for one hour and fifteen minutes per class per week.  This will be a consistent time for each class and we are working on that schedule now.  In addition to the five hours of direct virtual instruction while in remote learning, students will have at least four hours per day of individual or virtual group work to complete.  Work will be graded and feedback provided.  We will keep you updated as we have more information.

     

    Students who took AP exams in May can now go to apscore.collegeboard.org/score to see their results.

     

    Families interested in utilizing the virtual academy option for the upcoming year have until Monday July 20 to register.  Go to www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy to access the registration link.  You can also view the open house event if you missed it on the same web page.

     

    The state immunization law requires that all students, including those participating in the virtual academy, are up to date with immunizations by the first day of school.  For us, this is August 17.   There are no extensions for this date.  Seniors are now required to have the meningococcal vaccine.  Also, for Seniors a 2nd meningococcal vaccine may be required for students by 17 years of age or entering 12th grade. Please consult your doctor to see if you meet this requirement. You are encouraged to immediately check with your doctor to ensure your child is up to date and provide the school with an updated copy of the shot record.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call 919-562-6300 to schedule an appointment at the Health and Human Services Northern Regional Center.  Please do not delay in providing this information to our school.  You can email the records to pjenks@wcpss.net, fax to 919-670-4212, or drop off records in the designated box at the front of the school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm.  Full details will be available in the Start of School section of the HHS website.

     

    Seniors can now schedule appointments for senior portraits by going to prestigeportraits.com  View all package options as well as set up times.

     

    Abbreviated summer office hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am – 3pm.  You’re encouraged to call the office first. If you need to reach someone, you may leave a message at our main number 919-570-5600.  As a reminder, our regular staff is on summer break.  We are understandably experiencing an increase in inquiries about various start of school needs.  Because of reduced staff, you may experience extended wait times for a reply.  You are encouraged whenever possible to visit our website initially as this may offer clarity or even answer general questions. 

     

    If you haven’t already, please visit the district’s “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Update or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    Please mark your calendar for these virtual events:

    Tuesday, August 11:  Senior Orientation

    Wednesday, August 12:  New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Senior Info Night

     

    If your child has completed the Driver’s Education program and received a completion certificate, you may request an appointment for a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate. Send email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.  You may visit full instructions in the Start of School section of our school website.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 7/10/2020 12:25:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    We hope this message finds you safe and healthy and that you are finding time this summer to enjoy family and friends.  This message is to provide you with a few updates as we prepare for the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year.

     

    The WCPSS School Board approved the recommendation to begin the school year while maintaining social distancing in classrooms and on buses. In order to do this, students will be divided into 3 groups.  The week of August 17 and the week of August 24, each cohort will attend 1 day of school each week for orientation purposes.  After the first two weeks:

     

    Week of August 31:  Group 1 comes to school while Groups 2 and 3 engage in remote learning

    Week of Sept 7: Group 2 comes to school while Groups 1 and 3 engage in remote learning

    Week of Sept 14: Group 3 comes to school while Groups 1 and 2 engage in remote learning

    This cycle will be repeated. 

     

    Groups are being assigned at the district level.  We anticipate students will know their assigned cohort by the beginning of August.

     

    If you haven’t already, please visit the district’s “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Update or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    The WCPSS Virtual Academy is an online learning option for students this school year who may, for health reasons or other, choose not to engage in a face to face learning environment.  You can find information about the virtual academy as well as the “apply” link on the return to campus page or go directly to www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy.   Students who participate in the virtual academy are expected to commit for the entire semester.  Students can choose fall or fall and spring semesters.  Requests should be submitted by July 20.

     

    Please mark your calendar for:

    Tuesday, August 11 - Senior Orientation

    Wednesday, August 12 - New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Senior Info Night

    Whether face to face or virtual, we hope that you are able to join us for these events.  More details to come.

     

    We will continue to provide Driver’s Eligibility Certificates by appointment only, per district guidelines.  Send email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.

     

    If you need to reach someone, you may leave a message at our main number 919-570-5600.

     

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Message to Grades 9-11

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/26/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Credit recovery summer school begins July 7 and will operate virtually.  Applications are still being accepted.  If your child did not earn a credit in a core course (English, Math, Science, Social Studies), you can access the application from the academic page of the website, under the “Summer School” tab.  Completed applications can be returned directly via email to kferrell@wcpss.net or faxed to 919-670-4212.

     

    Report cards are being mailed by request only this year.  If you would like a final copy of your child’s report card, please call 919-570-5600 and leave a message in the general mailbox.  You can also send an email request to hhs-grades@wcpss.net. 

     

    Several features in PowerSchool will be disabled beginning today throughout the summer as we prepare for the upcoming school year.  We will let you know when the features have been restored.

     

    AP exam scores will be released beginning July 15.  Students have until June 30 to verify all account information, especially email and HHS school code (344118) to ensure access to scores.

     

    Due to the extended Stage 2 phase of COVID-19 management, HHS will no longer be able to host the ACT exam administration in July.  If your child has registered for the July ACT, please wait to receive an official email directly from ACT for options concerning July testing.

     

    Students planning to take CCP courses in the fall semester are reminded to email a copy of the schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net. 

     

    We will continue to issue Driver’s Eligibility Certificates following district guidelines.  Instructions are posted under the remote learning tab of our school website.  To start the process, you must first forward the confirmation email of the DMV appointment to dcwilliams@wcpss.net.

     

    You can access any updates regarding the start of school via our school website and periodic principal messages throughout the summer.  You’re encouraged to check the website weekly.  At present, district leadership continues to discuss options and is awaiting information from the state level to further prepare.

     

    Please remember, our building remains closed until further notice.  If you need assistance, please leave a message at our main number, 919-570-5600.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Final Principal Message to Graduates

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/26/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Hello, Husky Graduates,

     

    This is the final weekly message for the Class of 2020 Graduates. 

     

    Once the year-end transition process take place starting June 30, graduates will no longer have access to their WCPSS email account or information kept in any folder under their wakeid account.  Please encourage your graduate to check for anything they may need to save to another source prior to June 30.

     

    This past week our staff has been preparing final transcripts to colleges indicated on the graduate intention survey.  There is no need for students to send another email to make this request. Graduates who have had a college change or general transcript questions should send an email to pjenks@wcpss.net. CFNC also released electronic transcripts this week to NC colleges and universities.

     

    Final transcripts are also being uploaded to the NCAA portal for all student athletes who have an eligibility center account.

     

    Class of 2020 graduates who took AP exams only have until June 30 to enter or change the code for the college they want to receive scores.  AP scores must come directly from CollegeBoard to the selected college, and graduates are solely responsible for this task.  They should log into their myap.collegeboard.org account.

     

    AP exam scores will be released beginning July 15.  Students have until June 30 to verify all account information, especially email and HHS school code (344118) to ensure access to scores.

     

    If you would like to view or purchase proofs of photos taken by Lifetouch during the Husky Graduate walk, please refer to the flyer placed in the Class of 2020 bag. 

     

    Again, congratulations to all graduates.  We wish you all the success and happiness in the world.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/19/2020 1:45:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Congratulations to all of the Class of 2020 graduates.  We hope and wish only the best for each of our graduates.  Transcripts will be sent from CFNC beginning June 24.  As a courtesy, Heritage High will also mail a hardcopy as a backup method to colleges graduates indicated on the graduate intention survey.  Please email pjenks@wcpss.net if there has been a change in the college or university.  Transcripts will also be uploaded to the NCAA eligibility center.

     

    We have concluded textbook drop off and yearbook pick up opportunities until we return in August.  If you’ve missed picking up your yearbook, they will be distributed to you when school begins again.

     

    Credit recovery summer school begins on July 7.  Applications are available online on the academic page of the website under the summer school tab and should be submitted by next Friday, June 26 either by email to kferrell@wcpss.net or fax to 919-670-4212, attention “Summer School.”

     

    Students taking NCVPS courses will receive usernames and passwords via the student’s WCPSS email next week.  Students should be prepared and ready to begin on July 7, the first day of summer session.

     

    Students planning to take CCP courses in the fall semester are reminded to email a copy of the schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net. 

     

    Our building remains closed until further notice.  If you need assistance, please leave a message at our main number, 919-570-5600, which is checked regularly.

     

    I hope everyone has an amazing summer.  Please take time to relax with your family and friends to recharge for next year.  I will send out messages over the summer as decisions are made about school for next year.  I cannot wait until we can all be under one roof again safely.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/5/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Teacher grades in PowerSchool are posted and the HHS grade change form is now available for download in English and Spanish from the main page of our website.  All students and parents need to complete and return the form.  We will accept the form via fax (919-670-4212), US mail, email (hhs-grades@wcpss.net), or hand delivery drop off on June 9 or 11 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  We are asking students and parents to please plan accordingly to meet the June 12 deadline.  Parents/guardians can request a hardcopy to be mailed by calling 919-570-5600, ext. 20712.

     

    Counselors remain available throughout the week for academic planning.  You can request a conference by emailing the assigned counselor.

     

    Students are still encouraged to engage in remote learning through next week.  Even though work will not count in a student’s grade, we are dedicated to continue to provide learning opportunities for students through the end of the school year.

     

    Please review all upcoming dates and events:

     

    Monday, June 8:  Whole School and Senior awards video release.  Access link from main page of website. 

    Tuesday, June 9:  Final yearbook pick up, Textbook drop off day #2, awards pick up, senior items pick up, grade decision form drop off from 1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm

    Thursday, June 11:  Graduation on WCPSS YouTube station at 2:00 pm (link will be on the website) and Final textbook drop off day, awards pick up, grade decision form drop off from 1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm

    Friday, June 12:  Husky Graduate Walk – Class of 2020 Graduation Event

    Monday, August 17:  First day of school for 2020-2021

     

    Seniors and senior parents who missed the graduation meeting last week can view the recorded presentation on the senior page of our website.  Details of the Graduate Walk and the specific walk route are included with the presentation.  It is imperative that all guidelines are followed for safety of participants and staff and to ensure the success of the event.  If you have questions after viewing the presentation, contact Ms. Williams at dcwilliams@wcpss.net.

     

    Please encourage your son/daughter to explore the Virtual Learning Page found on the HHS Career Development Services website. For a link to those resources:

    https://create.piktochart.com/output/46110475-my-visual

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Recent Events and Unity

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    At this time in our lives, we are not only dealing with COVID-19 and the impacts it has had on our world, but also the troubling events playing out in Minneapolis and across the country.  I recognize that these events impact all of us, but may have a greater impact on certain members of our immediate community.  I want to take a moment to echo the statement made by Board Chair Sutton and Superintendent Moore: To be sure, the racist actions of a few do not define our school system.  However, we cannot be silent in the face of racism in our community or beyond.  Our  Core Beliefs compel us to see, to understand and to interrupt racism in all its forms.  Let us all seek to find our way through this difficult time.  I encourage everyone in the Husky community to choose love and not hate.  Recent events remind us that we need to keep our equity work at the forefront of what we do.  We can take good care of one another by ensuring our words and actions model our core beliefs and build strong relationships throughout the community.  Thank you for staying Husky strong.

     

    If you wish to participate, WCPSS is holding a #NoHateInWake discussion/chat tomorrow at 6:00 pm.  Please see the link on Twitter to register.

    https://twitter.com/wcpssequity/status/1267907604233273345?s=12

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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