• 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.

  • Exam Reminders

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 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 at 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 at 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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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 12/15/2017 9:50:00 AM

    The College Board released PSAT scores online this past Wednesday.   Students should check their email to get instructions from The College Board.  All students will receive a paper score report in January, along with their test booklets.

     

    Juniors who took the PSAT have an opportunity to take the March SAT for free.  Encourage your junior to stop by the Counseling Corner to pick up the details about how to take advantage of this benefit.

     

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

     

    Several midyear graduates are leaving next week to exchange their high school classroom for the college classroom.  We wish them well on their exams and congratulate them on this tremendous milestone. 

     

    Whether leaving in December or January, senior fees should be paid before winter break in the main office or through online payments.

     

    If you 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.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 12/8/17

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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  • Information from Principal

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

    This is Scott Lyons, Principal of Heritage High School.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Thank you.

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

    handouts from the senior page of the website.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

    All midyear candidates and parents should attend.

     

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

     

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

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

     

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

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