• 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 1/16/2020 8:10:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    School is closed on Monday, January 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

     

    Fall semester final exams begin on Tuesday of next week.  Exams for periods 1 and 2 will be Tuesday.  Exams for periods 3 and 4 will be Wednesday.   The Biology and Math 1 EOC will be on Thursday.  The English II and Math 3 EOC will be Friday.  Please take a moment to discuss the exam schedule with your child to clarify his/her specific exam dates and times.  If you have not already, please view the detailed information in the exam schedule document on our website.  Your child is only required to be on campus during the exams he/she needs to take.  However, all students are welcome on campus for learning even if they do not have an exam.  If you wish to allow your student to leave campus after their exams, you can access the exam release/dismissal forms on the HHS website.   If you prefer a hardcopy, please call the main number to have one mailed to you.  Senior exam exemptions for non-state exams are in effect for those who are eligible. 

     

    The first day of the new semester will be Tuesday, January 28.  All students will report to advisory at 7:25am to receive their 2nd semester schedules.  Keep in mind, we are beyond the course change period.  We are finishing out this year based on student course selections already made.  Students will begin to consider 2020-2021 course selections soon and are encouraged to be mindful of all the courses they will consider for the next academic year.

     

    Parents and guardians are invited to meet your child’s spring semester teachers on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 pm.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to learn how you can support your child’s academic endeavors by obtaining critical information from their teachers.

     

    UNC Chapel Hill is offering an opportunity for juniors and sophomores to spend a weekend learning more about UNC and college admissions.  Information about the UNC Project Uplift and NC Renaissance programs are available at the counseling corner and online at diversity.unc.edu.  The deadline for juniors to apply for Project Uplift is February 1.  Please contact Ms. Williams for additional information.

     

    Seniors are reminded of the February 3 deadline to pay the $20 senior fee.  The link is posted on the senior page of the website.

     

    Upcoming Events:

    January 30 – Opening Night Theater Production “Bring It On”, 7:00 pm

    January 31 – Midyear Graduation Ceremony, 9:30am

    February 6 – Open House/Curriculum Fair, 6:30pm

    February 14 – Senior Ad Yearbook deadline

    February 20 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    Messages from your HHS PTSA:

    Please stop by the PTSA table during Meet the Teacher on February 6th.
    It is not too late to join the PTSA or give a No Fuss Donation.
    We will also be approving a budget update.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/10/2020 12:05:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    No parents or students should enter the bus lot for drop off or pick up.  This lot is for buses only.  This is a safety concern and we want all members of our community to be safe.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

     

    Student Assignment information was distributed to all students prior to winter break. If you have not seen this information, please be sure to ask your child about this, as the document contains information about where your child is assigned for next school year.

     

    Students who did not pick up their PSAT score report this week and all sophomores who took the PreACT in October received their score reports in advisory today.  Please take a moment to explore and discuss the information with your child.  Counselors can also provide additional advisement via appointment to discuss the scores for academic and career planning.   

     

    Our final Saturday School of the fall semester is tomorrow from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Media Center.  Any students, especially seniors, who have more than 10 absences or may need a quiet place to complete missing work are encouraged to attend.

     

    Friday, January 17 is the last late work deadline of the semester.  You are invited to take a moment to log into parent portal to view your child’s course progress and any missing work to offer reminders in submitting work to improve his/her quarter 2 grades.

     

    We are one week away from final exams.  All parents are asked to carefully view the exam schedule and if needed, download exam release/dismissal forms from the main page of our school website.  If you prefer a hardcopy, please call the main number to have one mailed to you.  Senior exam exemptions are in effect for those who are eligible. 

     

    Calling all Junior Parents!  Heritage High continues the tradition of junior parents supporting seniors and senior parents through hosting the midyear graduation reception in January.  Junior parents are needed on January 31, from 8:00 am – 11:00 am.  If available, please call Student Services at 919-570-5600, extension 20712 to leave your name and contact information.

     

    Juniors are invited to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.  It’s a full ride scholarship, that can be used at any university.  Applications are online at www.coolidgescholars.org

     

    UNC Chapel Hill is offering an opportunity for juniors and sophomores to spend a weekend learning more about UNC and college admissions.  Information about the UNC Project Uplift and NC Renaissance programs are available at the counseling corner and online at diversity.unc.edu.  The deadline for juniors to apply is February 1.  Please contact Ms. Williams for additional information.

     

    Seniors are reminded of the February 3 deadline to pay the $20 senior fee.  The link is posted on the senior page of the website.

     

    Upcoming Events:

    January 28 – First day of Spring Semester Courses. All students report to advisory.

    January 29 – Teacher Workday, no school for students

    January 31 – Midyear Graduation Ceremony, 9:30 am

    February 6 – Spring Semester Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30 pm

    February 6 – Open House/Curriculum Fair, 6:30 pm

     

    A message from the Heritage High School PTSA:

    The PTSA Board Meeting is Tuesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center. All are welcome to attend.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/20/2019 9:45:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Congratulations to all our seniors who finished exams this week to trade their high school classroom for college.  Best wishes and we will see you back for graduation rehearsal on Monday, January 27 at 1:00 pm in the main gym.

     

    Heritage High School will be closed for winter break from Monday December 23 to Friday, January 3.  Students will return on Monday, January 6 to finish the semester and take final exams.  You can view the final exam schedule on the main page of our website.

     

    Students are encouraged to take time during the winter holiday break to rest, enjoy family and friends, regroup, and/or catch up on any “to do” items during the break.

     

    The deadline to enter the Town of Wake Forest Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration competition is January 7.  All students, regardless of grade-level, can compete in various areas for cash prizes.  Information is posted on the Student Services page of the website. 

     

    UNC Chapel Hill is accepting applications for their Project Uplift, Project Uplift Plus and Renaissance experiences.  These are unique opportunities for sophomores and juniors to engage in a college learning experience and even to familiarize themselves with UNC Chapel Hill.  You can go directly to the websites for additional information. 

     

    Seniors who need to apply for scholarships can utilize the December bulletin to access opportunities.  It is posted on the senior page of the website.

     

    All students participating in CCP courses beginning January 2020 are reminded to email their Wake Tech schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net in order to complete the CCP registration process.

     

    The June graduate senior fee has been reduced to $20.  You can use the senior fee payment link posted on the senior page of the website from now until February 3rd deadline.

     

    Happy Holidays to all Heritage High School families.  I hope everyone takes time to enjoy family and friends.  We look forward to a great 2020!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/12/2019 8:20:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Many thanks to all our parent and community volunteers who assisted with the Reality of Money experience yesterday.  We are proud to partner with all of you for these exciting student learning experiences.

     

    Today was the final day to submit an application for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery.  This is a district deadline with no extensions provided.  If you wish to explore this option for next year, you are encouraged to arrange an academic planning meeting with your child and his/her assigned counselor.

     

    Saturday School is tomorrow from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm for any student who has accumulated 11 or more absences or even needs a space and opportunity to make up work.  Participation in Saturday School reduces the risk of failing a course.  Students who attend must bring work to do. 

     

    The MSEN Club (Math Science Education Network) is hosting a Technology Drive. Please consider sending in small electronics of any condition (working or non-working), phones, chargers, laptops, keyboards for this effort. Underprivileged individuals and families will receive the donations of your newly refurbished devices. All donations can go to Mr. Gunsher in Room 1612, and we will be accepting donations until mid-January so feel free to bring in any old electronics after winter break as well!

     

    Jostens representatives will be on campus during all lunches on Tuesday, December 17 for the final time to take graduation orders.  They will also distribute filled orders for midyear graduate candidates who have orders with a zero balance. 

     

    As a reminder, Friday, December 20 has been changed to a regular school day, serving as a makeup day for one of the days lost due to the hurricane.  Students are expected to attend the school day.

     

    Heritage High seeks student participants of any grade level for the Town of Wake Forest Martin Luther King Jr Celebration to compete in various areas for cash prizes.  Students can pick up more details at the Counseling Corner.  All submissions are due early January.

     

    UNC Chapel Hill will begin accepting applications for their Project Uplift, Project Uplift Plus and Renaissance experiences on December 15.  These are unique opportunities for sophomores and juniors to engage in a college learning experience and even to familiarize themselves with UNC Chapel Hill.  Students can pick up additional information from the Counseling Corner or go directly to the websites for additional information. 

     

    The fall semester exam schedule is now available for view on our school website.  Additional information regarding exam day logistics will be provided as we approach this period.

     

    Midyear candidates starting college in January will be taking their final exams next week.   If you are the parent of a midyear graduation candidate, please take a moment to view the important memo on the senior page of the website specifically for midyear students and parents.

     

    Students planning to participate in Career & College Promise courses at Wake Tech beginning January are reminded to provide a copy of their schedule to Ms. Williams in Student Services and submit the completed WCPSS dual enrollment request form.  This information is due prior to winter break.

     

    The June graduate senior fee has been reduced to $20.  You can use the senior fee payment link posted on the senior page of the website from now until February 3rd deadline.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/6/2019 8:25:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Students can access their PSAT scores using their College Board account beginning Monday, December 9.  We will receive paper copy reports to distribute in January, but we encourage all students to take advantage of their online account access.  Counselors are available during all lunches to assist students with this.

     

    Saturday school will be held Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Media Center.  If a student has accumulated 11 or more absences this semester, he/she is encouraged to attend.  Participation in Saturday school reduces the risk of failing a course.  Students who attend should plan to bring work to complete.

     

    Heritage High seeks student participants of any grade level for the Town of Wake Forest Martin Luther King Jr Celebration to compete in various areas for cash prizes.  Students can pick up more details at the Counseling Corner.  All submissions are due in early January.

     

    Parents of midyear graduate candidates, you are reminded of several upcoming deadlines.  Midyear candidates approved to take exams in December were provided with an exam schedule.  An abbreviated version is also posted on the senior page of the website.  Please take a moment to review this information with your senior.

     

    Students planning to participate in Career & College Promise courses at Wake Tech beginning January are reminded to provide a copy of their schedule to Ms. Williams in Student Services and submit the completed WCPSS dual enrollment request form.  This information is due prior to winter break.

     

    Friday, December 13 is the final day for students to apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery.  All applications are due by end of the school day.  Contact Ms. Williams in Student Services for more details.

     

    The June graduate senior fee has been reduced to $20.  You can use the senior fee payment link posted on the senior page of the website from now until February 3rd deadline.

     

    Tuesday December 17 is the final day for graduation orders.  Seniors who have yet to order a cap and gown can still place an online order prior to that day by going to www.jostens.com .  Choose Heritage High School and continue.

     

    Volunteers are still needed to assist the State Employees' Credit Union in helping HHS students participate in an interactive financial literacy experience on Thursday, December 12 in our Media Center.  If you can assist, please use the link from the main page of our website to sign up.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/22/2019 9:10:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Next week is a two day school week.  WCPSS is observing the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday to Friday.  Our building will be closed those days and will reopen the following Monday.  I want to wish all Heritage families a Happy Thanksgiving!

     

    The June graduate senior fee has been reduced to $20.  You can use the senior fee payment link posted on the senior page of the website from now until February 3rd deadline.

     

    Seniors who have yet to order a cap and gown will have until Jostens’s final order day on Tuesday, December 17.  You can still place an online order prior to that day by going to www.jostens.com .  Choose Heritage High School and continue.

     

    The town of Wake Forest will once again sponsor the Martin Luther King Celebration The town sponsors an MLK Jr. competition and all students are invited to participate.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing for cash prizes.  Interested students can pick up more information at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is an opportunity for students to earn a course credit by demonstrating knowledge and skills in that specific content area.  Initial applications will accepted mid November through mid December.  Please speak with your child and review information from the academic page of our website for more details and application instructions.  Contact Ms. Williams in Student Services should you have questions.

     

    CollegeBoard will release PSAT scores beginning December 9.  Students may access their score report online once they have set up a CollegeBoard account.  Parents, please resist the urge to set up the CollegeBoard account for your child, as this may create challenges for students who need to access their accounts during the school day and for other CollegeBoard related reasons.  Students needing assistance or just want to create their account with the counselor present can stop by the Counseling Corner during their lunch.

     

    Volunteers are still needed to assist the State Employees' Credit Union in helping HHS students participate in an interactive financial literacy experience on Thursday, December 12 in our Media Center.  If you can assist, please use the link from the main page of our website to sign up.

     

    Messages from your PTSA:

    Help the PTSA bless our staff this holiday season by signing up on the attached signup genius.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-holiday

     

    Make dinner plans easy by joining us for a fundraiser to support Heritage High School PTSA. Come in to the Chipotle at 11700 Retail Drive in Wake Forest on Wednesday, December 4th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm.  Tell the cashier you’re supporting Heritage High Shcool to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the HHS PTSA.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • K-9 Safety Exercise

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/19/2019 9:15:00 AM

    Heritage High School Families,

     

    This is to inform you of routine actions taken at our school today in the interest of student safety.

     

    The Wake Forest Police Department conducted a “K-9” exercise on campus today. In such an exercise, officers use trained dogs to sweep our parking lots.

     

    The exercise lasted about 40 minutes.

     

    I am happy to report that no illegal substances or objects were found during the search.

     

    This was a routine exercise. Our school is one of several to be visited for this purpose this year.

     

    Schools are not contacted prior to the K-9 exercise. Local law enforcement controls all details of the event.

     

    We work closely with law enforcement and our WCPSS security team to keep all campuses, students and staff safe. We will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.

     

    Thank you for your continued support of our school.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/14/2019 2:15:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    Fall Conference Night is Thursday, November 21.  You will have an opportunity to request appointments with any or all teachers between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Call 919-570-5600, ext. 20712 to request your conferences.  You are encouraged to call early, as spaces are limited.

     

    The Heritage High School Theatre Department is proud to present the smash holiday hit show, Elf the Musical.  Performances open Wednesday, November 20 and run through Sunday, November 24.  This show is fun for the entire family.  Tickets are going fast, so get your tickets today. You can purchase tickets at the following link:  http://heritagehighschooltheatre.weebly.com/

     

    Ninth through eleventh grade students can submit a nomination consideration form for the Carson Scholarship Award.  The deadline is November 22 and students can pick up more information at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is an opportunity for students to earn a course credit by demonstrating knowledge and skills in that specific content area.  Initial applications will be accepted mid-November through mid-December.  Please speak with your child and review information from the academic page of our website for more details and application instructions.  Contact Ms. Williams in Student Services should you have questions.

     

    All 9th graders taking Healthful Living this semester will participate in a lesson on Human Trafficking this month. The lesson helps us to identify anyone at risk and refer them to resources. Parents wishing to opt their student out of this lesson must do so in writing to administration prior to the presentation of the lesson. Please contact your assigned counselor if you have questions regarding this presentation.

     

    HHS will be hosting SECU again this year for the Reality of Money experience on December 12, 2019. We need A LOT of volunteers to make this happen.  The Reality of Money experience allows students to take a glimpse into their financial future. They will be given a job and salary. Their information sheet indicates whether they are married or not, whether they have children or not, etc. Then students have to try to get housing, food, childcare, clothing, etc. with their monthly salary. Volunteers sit at each table to help students make these financial decisions. The goal is to finish the month with some money left over. It is a valuable experience that students seem to enjoy.  Please help if you can. There are different time slots available. We can't do it without you!  Go to the following link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DABAE2EA02-hhsreality

     

    Message from PTSA:

    Help the PTSA, beautify our school and leave a legacy.  Order a brick to celebrate your student!  https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/8/2019 8:45:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Report cards were distributed today.  Please take a moment to review this mid-semester report with your child.  You will have an opportunity to meet with any or all teachers on Thursday, November 21 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm by appointment.  Call 919-570-5600, ext 20712 to request your conferences.  You are encouraged to call early, as spaces are limited.

     

    Monday, November 11 is Veterans Day.  School will be closed for students and staff.

     

    Ninth through eleventh grade students can submit a nomination consideration form for the Carson Scholarship Award.  The deadline is mid-November and students can pick up more information at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is an opportunity for students to earn a course credit by demonstrating knowledge and skills in that specific content area.  Initial applications will accepted mid-November through mid-December.  Please speak with your child and review information from the academic page of our website for more details and application instructions.  Contact Ms. Williams in Student Services should you have questions.

     

    A new scholarship bulletin is now available for seniors.  There are also opportunities included for 9th – 11th grade students.  A hardcopy is available at the Counseling Corner.  An electronic version can be found on the senior page of the school website.

     

    All 9th graders taking Healthful Living this semester will participate in a lesson on Human Trafficking this November. The lesson helps us to identify anyone at risk and refer them to resources. Parents wishing to opt their student out of this lesson must do so in writing to administration prior to the presentation of the lesson. Please contact your assigned counselor if you have questions regarding this presentation."

     

    HHS will be hosting SECU again this year for the Reality of Money experience on December 12, 2019. We need A LOT of volunteers to make this happen.  The Reality of Money experience allows students to take a glimpse into their financial future. They will be given a job and salary. Their information sheet indicates whether they are married or not, whether they have children or not, etc. Then students have to try to get housing, food, childcare, clothing, etc. with their monthly salary. Volunteers sit at each table to help students make these financial decisions. The goal is to finish the month with some money left over. It is a valuable experience that students seem to enjoy.  Please help if you can. There are different time slots available. We can't do it without you!  Go to the following link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094DABAE2EA02-hhsreality

    Messages from the PTSA:

    The next PTSA meeting is November 12 at 6:30 pm in the media center.

     

    Please support the PTSA and HHS by eating at MOD Pizza for spirit night on November 13 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/31/2019 7:35:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Today marks the end of the first quarter for this school year.  Report cards will be distributed directly to students on November 8.  Our fall conference night will be Thursday, November 21 from 4:00 – 7:00.  More details about how to schedule a conference with a teacher is forthcoming.

     

    All midyear graduation candidates, along with parent/guardian are reminded of the very important midyear graduation meeting on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 pm.  All details regarding graduation and semester completion will be included.

     

    On Thursday, November 7, all sophomores will take the PreACT at 7:25 am.  They will report directly to their designated testing locations.  All juniors will report directly to the auditorium for the Junior Roundup.  Freshmen and seniors will report to second period, which may be in a different location if their classroom is being used for the PreACT.

     

    In an effort to raise achievement and close gaps, Heritage High sponsors a chapter of the National Achievers Society.  Applications are now available for membership.  The deadline to apply is November 8.  Applications are available in Student Services.

     

    It is time for the Junior Marshal selection process to begin.  Any junior with at least a 3.5 weighted GPA who best models our RISK character education program, is invited to apply.  Applications are now available in Student Services.  The deadline for applications is November 8.

     

    Ninth through eleventh grade students can submit a nomination consideration form for the Carson Scholarship Award.  The deadline is mid-November, and students can pick up more information at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is an opportunity for students to earn a course credit by demonstrating knowledge and skills in that specific content area.  Initial applications will accepted mid-November through mid-December.  Please speak with your child and review information from the academic page of our website for more details and application instructions.  Contact Ms. Williams in Student Services should you have questions.

     

    A new scholarship bulletin is now available for seniors.  There are also opportunities included for 9th – 11th grade students.  A hardcopy is available at the Counseling Corner.  Electronic version is found in the senior page of the school website.

     

    Additional dates:

    November 1 – Teacher Workday/No School for Students

    November 11 – Veterans Day Holiday/School Closed

    November 21 – Fall Parent/Teacher Conference Night

     

    Messages from the PTSA:

    The next PTSA meeting is November 12 at 6:30 pm in the media center.

     

    Please support the PTSA and HHS by eating at MOD Pizza for spirit night on November 13 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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