• 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.

  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/15/2021 9:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    5 for the Future is a school-wide initiative this year. The 5 categories are: social emotional intelligence, financial literacy, global citizenship, college/career ready and active citizenship. On Monday, October 18, juniors will report to the auditorium after going to advisory for attendance.  They will have the opportunity to share how they are feeling about school this year and what help they need to be successful.  They will learn about the importance of “beginning with the end in mind” as it relates to the three E’s (enrollment, enlistment, and/or employment) after high school.  If you have questions about 5 for the Future, contact Ms. Mwanda at bmwanda@wcpss.net.  If you are interested in helping with the program, contact Ms. Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    WCPSS is offering free Stress Management and Wellness Skills Sessions to families, parents, caretakers and students.  These virtual sessions use the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) to help educators, parents, and caretakers explore the concept of resiliency and demonstrate wellness skills to restore balance to the mind and body.  Sessions are 6:00-7:30 pm on 10/19, 10/28, 11/4, 11/9, 11/18, 12/2, Dec. 7, and 12/14.  Register here.  Contact Dr. Kishia James at kjames2@wcpss.net with questions.

     

    Visit the HHS Student Services homepage to view the Post-HS Planning Events calendar.  There are many upcoming in-person and virtual college visit opportunities next week, including Meredith College, UNC-Asheville, College of Charleston, Wake Tech, and Vanderbilt.

     

    Heritage Students will vote on the final round of the Homecoming Court Monday, October 18.  If students are not able to vote that day, they may vote through Tuesday, October 19 at 3:00 pm.

     

    I have let the student drivers know that they cannot drive in the middle of Foundation Road at dismissal as it is dangerous to them and all waiting in carpool.  There have almost been many accidents and we need to keep our students, staff and families safe.  Please reinforce this at home with your student driver.  Carpool in the afternoon runs quickly and students will not have to wait long to get to Forestville Road.  We are working with the Town of Wake Forest to change a couple of traffic patterns, including the entrance and exit into the parking lot from Foundation Road.

     

    Freshman Specific Information:

     

    Freshmen will vote for their Student Government Representatives in advisory on Monday, October 18.  If students are not able to vote that day, they may vote through Tuesday, October 19 at 3:00 pm.  

     

    The WCPSS Office of Magnet Programs is hosting a Virtual Early College Fair tomorrow, October 16, 9-11am and a Virtual Magnet and Early College Fair on Saturday, November 6, 9-12 pm.  The application window for Early Colleges is 10/15-12/14.  The application window for magnet schools is 10/15-1/27.  Learn more at wcpss.net/magnet.

     

    Sophomore and Junior Specific Information:

    On Monday, October 18th, we will host a virtual info session at 4pm on NC School of Science and Math Summer Enrichment programs, NC Governor’s School, and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership summer program application process.  The Google Meet Code is CounselorCorner2.

     

    Senior Specific Information:

     

    College Application Week is next week (October 18-22). Many colleges will be waiving application fees next week.  See list here.  Counselors will be available every day, every period next week in the Media Center. Counselors can help with all aspects of the college application and help students find career/interest inventories if students are still trying to figure out what kind of job/major they want to pursue. Students should sign up in Student Services with Ms. Faison or during lunch at the Counselor Corner.

     

    Wake Tech Community College will be in the media center on Wednesday, October 20, during all three lunches.

     

    A Message from PTSA:

    We are selling CLASS T-SHIRTS as a fundraiser! The shirts are designed similar to football jerseys with the number on the back representing the graduation year. And, we've designed a special shirt for SENIORS too. T-Shirts are $15 and orders are due this Sunday, October 17.  For more info and to order click here.  Stay connected to the HHS PTSA by asking to join our Facebook page at Heritage High School PTSA - Wake Forest, NC.


    Calling all pizza lovers! MOD Pizza is donating 20% of sales on Thursday, October 21st between 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM to Heritage High School PTSA. Treat youself and your family to a delicious meal and support a good cause too. Heritage High School PTSA is grateful for your support and would love to see you there! MOD Pizza accepts orders online using the promo code GR200417H or in-store mentioning Heritage High School PTSA. All details here: https://grouprai.se/s200417  

     

    A Message from the Theater Boosters:

     

    Please support our theater program so they can continue to bring you great entertainment.  You can make a tax deductible donation at the following link: https://www.huskytheaterboosters.com/donations.html#/  Thank you for your support!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/8/2021 12:45:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Congratulations to Ms. Bonnie Mwanda, assistant principal, for being recognized as the 2021-2022 WCPSS Assistant Principal of the Year.  We are so proud.

     

    Heritage High School is offering the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program to all 9th graders who are currently enrolled in Healthful Living.  A "refresher course" will also be presented to all 12th graders who are currently enrolled in English 4/AP English Literature. These will start next week on Thursday, October 14th and run through early November. If you do NOT wish your child to take a written screening test for depression and participate in the SOS program in school, please contact your child’s Healthful Living or English teacher by Wednesday, October 13th. If we do not hear back from you, we will have your child participate in this program.

     

    The PSAT is Wednesday, October 13.  Over 400 students in grades 9-11 will be testing.  Seniors will be participating in the Senior Round Up, an event focused on post-high school planning.  Students in grades 9th-11th that are not testing report to their first period as regularly scheduled.

     

    “5 for the Future” is a school-wide initiative this year. The 5 categories are: social emotional intelligence, financial literacy, global citizenship, college/career ready and active citizenship. On Monday, October 18th, juniors will report to the auditorium after going to advisory for attendance.  They will have the opportunity to share how they were feeling about school this year and what help they need to be successful.  They will learn about the importance of “beginning with the end in mind” as it relates to the three E’s (enrollment, enlistment, and/or employment) after high school.  If you have questions about “5 for the Future,” contact Ms. Mwanda at bmwanda@wcpss.net.  If you are interested in helping with the program, contact Ms. Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    The Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) is hosting a free Virtual College Fair for all students and parents on October 11 and 12.  During this event, students, families, and counselors will have the opportunity to hear from over 100 different colleges! Choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions and ask college representatives questions throughout the presentations. Learn more and register at https://www.strivescan.com/carolinas/

     

    Visit the HHS Student Services homepage to view the Post-HS Planning Events calendar.  There are several upcoming in-person and virtual college visit opportunities.  Next week, UNC Charlotte, Queens University, and UNC Wilmington are hosting events for our students during all three lunches.

     

    Wake Tech Community College started their Spring 2022 Career and College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment registration and enrollment process on Friday, October 1.  For more information and to get started, go to ccp.waketech.edu.  For Heritage High School specific CCP information go to https://hhsacademics.weebly.com/dual-enrollment.html.  Students are encouraged to stop by the Counselor Corner or email their counselor with questions about the program.

     

    Freshman Specific Information:

    The WCPSS Office of Magnet Programs is hosting a Virtual Early College Fair on Saturday, October 16, 9-11am and a Virtual Magnet and Early College Fair on Saturday, November 6, 9-12pm.  The application window for Early Colleges is 10/15-12/14.  The application window for magnet schools is 10/15-1/27.  Learn more at wcpss.net/magnet.

     

    Senior Specific Information:

    Tomorrow, Saturday, October 9th, counselors will host a Senior Saturday for students to receive assistance with college applications and essays from 9-12 in the HHS Media Center.  See details and other opportunities at https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/studentserviceshhs/home.

     

    Class of 2022 Parents! The Senior Roundup is Wednesday, October 13th. This is an event to help your student solidify their post high school plans. Please encourage him/her to review the breakout sessions and choose three to attend prior to Wednesday. View agenda HERE.

     

    A Message from PTSA:

    We are selling CLASS T-SHIRTS as a fundraiser! The shirts are designed similar to football jerseys with the number on the back representing the graduation year. And, we've designed a special shirt for SENIORS too. T-Shirts are $15 and orders are due October 17.  For more information and to order click here.  Stay connected to the HHS PTSA by asking to join our Facebook page at Heritage High School PTSA - Wake Forest, NC.

     

    A Message from the Theater Boosters:

    Please support our theater program so they can continue to bring you great entertainment.  You can make a tax deductible donation at the following link: https://www.huskytheaterboosters.com/donations.html#/  Thank you for your support!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/1/2021 9:45:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    It has come to our attention that during carpool, some students and parents are cutting through the Publix parking lot to avoid part of the line.  Please do not do this as it is inappropriate and illegal.  Our carpool has been running smoothly.  Unfortunately, with all of the additional business and homes being built around our campus, traffic is much worse than it used to be in previous school years.  Please leave earlier, be patient and do not cut through parking lots.

     

    Students are not permitted to have fast food delivered to the school.  Students should eat the cafeteria food, which is free this year, or bring a lunch from home.  Students with off-campus lunch passes must eat their food while they are off campus and not bring it back to the building.

    “5 for the Future” is a school-wide initiative this year for all grades. The 5 categories are: social emotional intelligence, financial literacy, global citizenship, college/career ready and active citizenship. On Monday, October 4th, seniors will report to the auditorium after going to their advisory classroom.  Seniors will learn more about upcoming events and resources to support their path to graduation and their post high-school goals.  Last week, sophomores had the opportunity to share how they were feeling about school this year and what help they need to be successful.  They learned about the importance of “beginning with the end in mind” as it relates to the three E’s (enrollment, enlistment, and/or employment) after high school.  On September 13th, freshmen had the opportunity to share how they were feeling about high school and what help they need to have a successful transition.  They learned the importance of getting connected to a group, club, organization, and/or team in high school.  If you have questions about “5 for the Future,” contact Ms. Mwanda at bmwanda@wcpss.net.

     

    The Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRAO) is hosting a free Virtual College Fair for all students and parents on October 11 and 12.  During this event, students, families, and counselors will have the opportunity to hear from over 100 different colleges! Choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions and ask college representatives questions throughout the presentations. Learn more and register at https://www.strivescan.com/carolinas/

     

    Visit the HHS Student Services homepage to view the Post-HS Planning Events calendar.  There are several upcoming in-person and virtual college visit opportunities.  For example, next week UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University are hosting events for our students. On Saturday, October 9, counselors will host a Senior Saturday for students to receive assistance with college applications and essays from 9 am – 12 pm in the HHS Media Center.  See details and other opportunities at https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/studentserviceshhs/home.

     

    Wake Tech Community College begins their Spring 2022 Career and College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment registration and enrollment process on Friday, October 1.  For more information and to get started, go to ccp.waketech.edu.  For Heritage High School specific CCP information go to https://hhsacademics.weebly.com/dual-enrollment.html.

     

    Parents are invited to join "Husky Career Corner Coffee Chat" every third Thursday of the month from 8:00-8:45am. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 10/21.  Other meeting dates are scheduled as followed: 11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, and 5/19. Post high school planning topics will be addressed each month followed by Q & A. Please RSVP using this link:  https://tinyurl.com/hhscoffeechat.

     

    Freshman Specific Information:

    The WCPSS Office of Magnet Programs is hosting a Virtual Early College Fair on Saturday, October 16th, 9-11am and a Virtual Magnet and Early College Fair on Saturday, November 6th, 9-12pm.  The application window for Early Colleges is 10/15-12/14.  The application window for magnet schools is 10/15-1/27.  Learn more at wcpss.net/magnet.

     

    Senior Specific Information:

    Seniors who were absent for the makeup portraits on September 10 should contact Prestige Portraits and schedule a portrait session prior to November 15.  Any photos taken after November 15 aren’t guaranteed a spot in the yearbook.  Contact Prestige at 919-377-0026.

     

    Senior Conferences continue through October 8th.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior info sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  100% of seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Seniors applying to colleges utilizing the Common App must link their Common App account to their Major Clarity account.  More information and step-by-step instructions, including a how-to video are on page 13 of the Senior Planning Guide, which is found towards the bottom of the HHS Senior webpage.

     

    North Carolina’s Countdown to College officially begins on Monday, October 4th.  Countdown to College is North Carolina’s month-long annual campaign to support college access. Activities during the month support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. College Application Week will be October 18-22, 2021, when many NC colleges and universities waive their application fees. To learn more, go to CFNC.org/C2C and the HHS Senior Page.

     

    A message from your PTSA:

    We can't fund programs and school improvements without your help! Donate and join today. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2021-2022-ptsa-membership-donations-copy

     

    A message from the Theater Boosters:

    Please support our theater program so they can continue to bring you great entertainment.  You can make a tax deductible donation at the following link: https://www.huskytheaterboosters.com/donations.html#/  Thank you for your support!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/23/2021 2:25:00 PM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    The next late work deadline is next Friday, October 1.  Please encourage your child to check PowerSchool to see what assignments they have not completed.  They can turn in any work that is late and was due between Septebmer 10 and October 1.

     

    “5 For Your Future” is a school-wide initiative this year for all grades. The 5 categories are: social emotional intelligence, financial literacy, global citizenship, college/career ready and active citizenship. Each grade level will have a session in the auditorium during advisory once a month to focus on one of five topics. On Monday, September 27, sophomores will report to the auditorium after going to their advisory classroom.  Follow-up activities will then be disseminated through advisory for each of the topics throughout the year. To support this initiative, discuss the 5 topics with your son/daughter, encourage follow-up activities, and volunteer to assist with the implementation of this program. Upcoming dates: 9/27, 10/4 & 10/18 from 8:45-9:15am.  If interested in volunteering to support this program, contact Ms. Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net

     

    Parents are invited to join "Husky Career Corner Coffee Chat" every third Thursday of the month from 8:00-8:45 am. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 30, followed by every third Thursday starting October 21. Post high school planning topics will be addressed each month followed by Q & A. Google Meet Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dbc-ivmd-jnp

    We invite you to attend a Virtual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This event is free of cost and open to high school students and parents.  Learn more about paying for college, SAT/ACT Prep, preparing for college while in high school, and the college experience - getting real advice from current students of HBCUs. Students and parents can register for the college fair at https://bit.ly/2021-sto-hbcu. After registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom details needed to join the virtual college fair.

    Visit the HHS Student Services homepage to view the Post-HS Planning Events calendar.  There are several upcoming in-person and virtual college visit opportunities.  Some college visits require pre-registration. For example, NC State’s virtual visit on September 27 requires pre-registration.  East Carolina University will be on campus on Thursday, September 30.  The University of Alabama will be here on Friday, October 1. Details are available at https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/studentserviceshhs/home.

    Seniors who were absent for the makeup portraits on September 10 should contact Prestige Portraits and schedule a portrait session prior to November 15.  Any photos taken after November 15 are not guaranteed a spot in the yearbook.  Contact Prestige at 919-377-0026.

     

    Senior Conferences are underway and continue through October 8.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior information sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  ALL seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Seniors applying to colleges utilizing the Common App must link their Common App account to their Major Clarity account.  More information and step-by-step instructions, including a how-to video are on page 13 of the Senior Planning Guide, which is found towards the bottom of the HHS Senior webpage.  Encourage your senior(s) to complete this survey bit.ly/HHSSeniorMeeting2022.  Throughout the month of September, Dr. Tate will meet with all 9th graders to familiarize students with available school resources to support a strong start to high school success.

     

    A message from your PTSA:

    We can't fund programs and school improvements without your help! Donate and join today. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2021-2022-ptsa-membership-donations-copy

     

    Hello Everyone- It's Spirit Night time again!   Our next Spirit night will be on Tuesday, September 28th from 5:00pm-9:00pm at Mellow Mushroom.

     

    A message from the Theater Boosters:

    Please support our theater program so they can continue to bring you great entertainment.  You can make a tax deductible donation at the following link: https://www.huskytheaterboosters.com/donations.html#/  Thank you for your support!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Social Media Non-Threat

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/21/2021 6:25:00 PM

    Heritage High School Families,

     

    This is an update to the email you received yesterday afternoon regarding a potential threat to our campus that had been posted on social media.

     

    The WCPSS Security Team worked with the Wake Forest Police Department to investigate this incident. They were able to determine that, while it is understandable that some might have interpreted it to be, no credible threat was implied. In fact, similar hoax threats have been making the rounds at several of our high schools over the last couple of days.

     

    Again, there was never a credible threat against our school, but we will continue to take any threat seriously. All students were safe on our campus, and we have had a normal, productive day of teaching and learning.

     

    Thank you for your cooperation and your continued support of our school.

     

    Sincerely,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Threat

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/20/2021 4:15:00 PM

    Heritage High Families,

     

    Because we want to keep you informed, I would like you to be aware of an incident that we began to investigate this afternoon. 

     

    At approximately 2:50 p.m. today, we learned of a concerning post on social media that listed the name of our school and contained images of guns. 

     

    We take all posts of this nature seriously. The WCPSS Security Team is currently working with the Wake Forest Police Department to investigate this incident. We also will increase the number of security and law enforcement personnel who will remain on our campus throughout the school day tomorrow. 

     

    In addition, we will continue to work to determine the parties responsible for the post. We will ask law enforcement and the courts to prosecute those responsible for committing this crime. 

     

    Please help us emphasize the role that students have in maintaining safe schools by following school safety guidelines, communicating any personal safety concerns to school administrators, bringing any hoax material forward, and accessing support for their emotional needs.

     

    Know that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff. This morning, our school successfully conducted a lockdown drill to ensure students and staff are prepared when there are threats to our campus. In addition, students and parents should report any suspicious activity, including information about hoax threats, to school administration or our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.

     

    We are grateful for the support and work of local law enforcement. Their partnership helps us maintain safe school campuses. 

     

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter and your continued support of our school.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Scott Lyons

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/17/2021 12:40:00 PM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    5 For Your Future is a school-wide initiative for all students. The 5 categories are: social emotional intelligence, financial literacy, global citizenship, college/career ready and active citizenship. Each grade level will have a session in the auditorium during advisory once a month to focus on one of five topics. Follow-up activities will then be disseminated through advisory for each of the topics throughout the year. To support this initiative, discuss the "5" topics with your son/daughter, encourage follow-up activities, and volunteer to assist with the implementation of this program. Upcoming dates: 9/27, 10/4 and 10/18 from 8:45-9:15am.  If interested in volunteering to support this program, contact Ms. Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net

    We invite you to attend a Virtual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. This event is free of cost and open to high school students and parents.  Learn more about Paying for College, SAT/ACT Prep, Preparing for College While in High School, and The College Experience - getting real advice from current students of HBCUs. Students and parents can register for the college fair at https://bit.ly/2021-sto-hbcu. After registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom details needed to join the virtual college fair.

    Visit the HHS Student Services homepage to view the Post-HS Planning Events calendar.  There are several upcoming in-person and virtual college visit opportunities.  Some college visits require pre-registration. For example, UNC Chapel Hill’s virtual visit on 9/23 and NC State’s virtual visit on 9/27 requires pre-registration. See details at https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/studentserviceshhs/home.

    Seniors who were absent for the makeup portraits on September 10 should contact Prestige Portraits and schedule a portrait session prior to November 15.  Any photos taken after November 15 aren’t guaranteed a spot in the yearbook.  Contact Prestige at 919-377-0026.

     

    Senior Conferences are underway and continuing through October 8.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior info sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  ALL seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Encourage your senior(s) to complete this survey bit.ly/HHSSeniorMeeting2022.  Throughout the month of September, Dr. Tate will meet with all 9th graders to familiarize students with available school resources to support a strong start to high school success.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Meet the Teacher and Other Important Announcements

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/14/2021 1:15:00 PM

    Greetings Huskies,

     

    Our virtual, asynchronous Meet the Teacher links are posted.  Please take the time to watch the videos of your child’s teachers and feel free to reach out to them with any questions you may have.  Hopefully guidelines will allow us to do these in person again soon.  To access the videos, please click here or visit our website.

     

    Reminder – This Thursday, September 16 is a teacher workday and all students are off.

     

    Jostens will be on campus during all three lunches on Friday, September 17 to take cap and gown and class ring orders and answer any questions.  Juniors and Seniors participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy may pick up Jostens information in the front office between 7:00 am-3:00 pm.  There is a $100 minimum deposit for class ring orders.  There is a $60 minimum deposit for cap, gown, and/or graduation product orders.  Seniors may also place their order online at Jostens.com.  Virtual Academy Juniors and Seniors may also come to campus on Friday, September 17, between 10:45am-12:45pm to meet with Jostens, as needed.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/10/2021 1:05:00 PM

    Greeting Husky Families,

     

    We are looking for a few new Huskies to serve in the role of Instructional Assistants in our Special Education Extended Content Standards classrooms. Typical work day hours are 6:55-2:25 daily. We have a great school and great team of colleagues dedicated to making a positive difference for our students. Please share with someone you believe may make a great addition to the Heritage Husky Family. Interested candidates should apply to the position posted on the WCPSS Careers website.

     

    Also, we have a need for substitute teachers. If you are already a registered substitute with WCPSS, call our main office at 919-570-5600 and let us know you are interested in working on our campus. If you are not yet in the WCPSS substitute system, please go to https://www.wcpss.net/substo learn more about becoming a substitute teacher with WCPSS.


    The deadline to register for the October 13 PSAT is approaching.  Registration fee is $18; however, juniors with a 4.34 or higher weighted GPA can test for free.  Fee waivers are available for juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  You can register your 9th and 10th grade student using the online payment tool by September 17.  Juniors register for the PSAT by completing this Google Form- https://tinyurl.com/PSATHusky11 by September 17.  Students should stop by the Counselor Corner with questions.

     

    Tuesday, September 14 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the teachers and courses your student has for this semester.  This event is virtual and links for teachers will be posted on the afternoon of September 14.  More details about this event are provided on the “Start of School Information – Events” page.

     

    Jostens will be on campus during all three lunches on Friday, September 17 to take cap and gown and class ring orders as well as answer any questions.  Juniors and Seniors participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy may pick up their Jostens information in the front office from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Virtual Academy Juniors and Seniors may also come to campus on Friday, September 17 from 10:45 am - 12:45 pm to meet with Jostens, if needed.

     

    We are excited to announce that graduation for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 8:00am at the Raleigh Convention Center.

     

    Freshmen parents, is your child interested in serving the freshmen class and helping with school decision making.  Student Government Association will hold an interest meeting for all who wish to run for elected office.  Meeting time is September 15 at 7:00 am in the media center.  If you cannot make it please join our google meet hhssga2021 at 7:00 am.  

     

    Senior Conferences are well underway.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior information sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  One hundred percent of seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Throughout the month of September, Dr. Tate will meet with all 9th graders to familiarize students with available school resources to support a strong start to high school success.

     

    The deadline to apply for school nomination for the NCSU Park scholarship program is Monday, September 13.  The deadline to apply for school nomination for the UNC Charlotte Levine Scholars program is Friday, October 1.  Stop by the Counselor Corner or visit the scholarships & financial aid page on the HHS Student Services website for more information.

     

    If you are interested to join the 2022 China and 2022,2023 Japan trip, please contact Mrs. Wenjing Liu(wliu2@wcpss.net) and the coming meeting https://bit.ly/3j19fjj.  This is not associated with WCPSS or Heritage High School.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/3/2021 10:20:00 AM

    Greeting Husky Families,

     

    The second week of school was a success, and it is time for a long weekend.  Students are off Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday for a teacher workday. So, school will resume on Wednesday, September 8.

     

    Please remind your HHS child(ren) that we will move to our regular bell schedule next week now that we have completed the first ten days of school. So, students should report to first period on Wednesday, September 8.  The bell schedule is available at this link and is posted on our website.

     

    We are looking for a few new Huskies to serve in the role of Instructional Assistants in our Special Education Extended Content Standards classrooms. Typical work day hours are 6:55-2:25 daily. This is a great school, great team of colleagues dedicated to making a positive difference for our students. Please share with someone you believe may make a great addition to the Heritage Husky Family. Interested candidates should apply to the position posted on the WCPSS Careers website.

     

    Also, we have a need for substitute teachers. If you are already a registered substitute with WCPSS, call our main office and let us know you are interested in working on our campus. If you are not yet in the WCPSS substitute system, please go to https://www.wcpss.net/subs to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher with WCPSS.

     

    The deadline to register for the October 13 PSAT is approaching.  Registration fee is $18; however, juniors with a 4.34 or higher weighted GPA can test for free.  Fee waivers are available for juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  You can register your 9th and 10th grade student using the online payment tool by September 17.  Juniors register for the PSAT by completing this Google Form- https://tinyurl.com/PSATHusky11 by September 17.  Students should stop by the Counselor Corner with questions.

     

    Picture Days are next week.  Ninth grade yearbook photos will be Wednesday, September 8.  Tenth and eleventh grade yearbook photos will be Friday, September 10.  Seniors who have not had their formal senior portrait photo can do so on Friday, September 10.  The sitting fee for Senior pictures has been waived.   Seniors are recommended to bring a white undershirt for tuxedo pictures. Female seniors should bring a strapless shirt or shirt where straps can be removed for gown/drape pictures.  Students participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy can come to campus for their picture on their designated grade level’s picture day. If they don't feel comfortable coming to campus, they should schedule their appointment at the Lifetouch/Prestige studios in Morrisville by calling 919-377-0026 before October 15.

     

    Tuesday, September 14 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the teachers and courses your student has for this semester.  This event is virtual and links for teachers will be posted on the afternoon of September 14.  More details about this event are provided on the “Start of School Information – Events” page.

     

    East Carolina University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, University of South Carolina, UA Birmingham, and University of Alabama are hosting a virtual college fair on Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 pm.  Register at bit.ly/R3NCnight

     

    The deadline to apply for the school nomination for the UNC Morehead Cain scholarship program has been extended to Wednesday, September 8.  The deadline to apply for school nomination for the NCSU Park scholarship program is Monday, September 13.  Stop by the Counselor Corner or visit the scholarships & financial aid page on the HHS Student Services website for more information.

     

    Eleventh and twelfth grade students received information from Jostens in advisory today.  Juniors received information about class rings and seniors received critical information about cap and gown orders. Jostens will be on campus during all 3 lunches on Friday, September 17 to answer questions about orders.  Eleventh and twelfth grade students participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy may pick up their Jostens information in the front office any weekday between 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Virtual Academy students may also come to campus on Friday, September 17, 10:45am - 12:45pm to meet with Jostens, if needed.

     

    Counselors will begin senior conferences on Wednesday, September 8.  Senior Conferences will continue until October 8. Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior information sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  All seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Dr. Tate will begin meeting with 9th grade students on Wednesday, September 8.  Throughout the month of September, she will meet with all 9th graders to familiarize students with available school resources in order to provide students with a strong start to high school success.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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