• 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 3/27/2020 12:50:00 PM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    During our time away, we hope you are all staying safe and well.  We encourage you to check the WCPSS website for updates: WCPSS COVID-19 Updates.  If you believe you or an immediate family member may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your local health department. In Wake County, you can call 919-856-7044.  Emotional safety information for students can be found on the Student Services page of our school website.

     

    As you may have heard, schools are closed until at least through May 15.  WCPSS leadership is making plans for students to engage in remote learning.  HHS Teachers are currently reaching out to you to determine if students need a laptop or access to internet.  Please respond to ensure that your child is on our needs list.  If you are seeking to provide some structure for your teen, you can also use optional work suggestions from teachers as well as the WCPSS Remote Learning Resources as part of the plan.  Teachers will, if they have not already, provide more details soon about making up missed work, continuing course instruction, and completing third quarter for their respective course.

     

    Completing course registration next week is a priority for all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students.  Counselors are reaching out to students via phone, email and Remind to work individually with students.  Please encourage your student to log in and complete initial selections.  Instructions are posted on the Course Registration Page of the Student Services website. Counselors will enter course selections for those who need assistance.  We will offer time for students to make changes after spring break.

     

    We will host virtual senior meetings on Friday, April 3 by alpha groups, starting at 11:00 am for A-Ge, 1:00 pm for Gf-N and 2:00 pm for O-Z.  This is an opportunity for us to provide senior related updates and capture questions from our graduating class.  We know this is a challenging time and we want use this as a means to stay connected to the Class of 2020.  Links and times will be posted to the senior page of the website.  Seniors are asked to attend during their assigned time if at all possible, as there is a limit to the number of participants allowed.  Parents are welcome to join, but students and parents should access the meeting together so that only one link is used per family.

     

    Seniors are encouraged to still apply for scholarships.  The bulletin is posted to the senior page of the website.  The Husky Athletic Booster and PTSA scholarship applications are posted as well.

     

    The senior speech application can be found on the senior page of the website as well.  Applications should be emailed to Ms. Williams at dcwilliams@wcpss.net.  The deadline is extended to May 20.

     

    CollegeBoard has announced plans to still offer students the opportunity to take AP exams and will allow them to take exams at home.  Exam content and exam time are now minimized, which is a huge advantage to students who are concerned about not knowing enough material or not having school as a testing location.  Colleges will still award college credit for students taking the abbreviated tests.  You can view specific course information directly on the Advanced Placement page of the CollegeBoard website.  AP teachers are sharing specifics directly with students and students are encouraged to stay tuned in for support in preparing for the tests. 

     

     

    The National Honor Society and Math Honor Society application process has been postponed until the fall in order to be equitable and fair to all applicants.  Students who received invitation letters/applications will have the chance to apply and become members of either or both of these organizations at the beginning of the next school year.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Soffe (asoffe@wcpss.net) or Ms. Winstead (lwinstead2@wcpss.net).

     

    Students interested in taking dual enrollment courses at Wake Tech next year should view the mandatory online information session at https://www.waketech.edu/admissions-aid/career-and-college-promise/info-session.  Students completing the session in its entirety and completing the survey will be provided with all forms and application materials via email directly from Wake Tech. 

     

    If you have not ordered your legacy bricks today, there is still time. Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA! Click to Order from the PTSA website.

     

    Know that we are still thinking of you and we miss our students terribly.  We will do all we can to continue to provide information and support students until we can return to school.  Take good care Huskies!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Message to Seniors

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/20/2020 4:40:00 PM

    Dear Husky Class of 2020, 

     


    As we work to address some unique challenges this spring, my thoughts continuously come back to you as a group.  Each of you to some degree represents the collective PreK-12 work of our school district.  You represent not only the schools you attended, but also the hopes that your family and caregivers, teachers, and other school staff have for you and your future.  Similarly, we know that the senior year is a time of great tradition and activities that you look forward to including prom, graduation, Senior Night, Senior Awards and more.  Because I greatly value both you and this senior experience, I must acknowledge that words fail to adequately capture the emotional stress and uncertainty that we know you are experiencing at this time.  

     


    My hope is that this letter will provide you with greater clarity about what the road ahead looks like for you as a senior class of the Wake County Public School System.  First and foremost, please know that we are committed to providing seniors who are on track to graduation a viable path to becoming a graduate this spring.  Included with this letter are a series of questions and answers specifically related to our seniors.  We will work to continue to update this FAQ and it will be available to you at https://www.wcpss.net/classof2020

     


    In addition, Superintendent Cathy Moore wanted me to share her thoughts with you. Please take a minute to read her letter to the Class of 2020: https://www.wcpss.net/Letter-to-Class-of-2020

     


    As you have questions about the senior year and senior experience, please feel free to submit those to heritagehs-12th@wcpss.net.  Our school leadership team will use your questions and feedback to inform next steps.

     


    We know there are many questions that still need answers. School district leaders are communicating with state leaders on many of those questions because guidance in those areas must come from state officials.

     


    Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate these uncharted waters.  We are committed to you!

     


    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/20/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    During our time away, we hope you are all staying safe and well.  We encourage you to check the WCPSS website for daily updates.  If you believe you or an immediate family member may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) call your local health department. In Wake County, you can call 919-856-7044. 

     

    WCPSS will be sending information directly to all families today with resources to keep your child engaged in learning.  These are all optional learning experiences for your child.  Teachers will not assign or grade any work during this first two-week closure.  If we are out of school past March 30, WCPSS will provide more guidance.

     

    In addition to the resources WCPSS will be sharing today, you and your child(ren) may begin to hear from teachers regarding supplemental resources to work on at home.  These are not intended to be required work for grading or review, but something to keep your child engaged academically until we return to school. 

     

    While school is closed, we are unable to provide Driver’s Eligibility Certificates. 

     

    Wake Tech has now posted an online version of the mandatory information session for students interested in taking Career and College Promise courses next year.  Students should go to ccp.waketech.edu to access the online presentation and follow instructions to receive credit and application materials.

     

    Counselors are reaching out to students in a variety of ways to complete junior conferences and course registration for next year.  You may also complete course registration at home with your child together.  Feel free to email your assigned counselor with questions. 

     

    If you have not ordered your legacy bricks today, there is still time.    Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA! https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    As noted before, the safety and well-being of our students is number one.  We realize this can be an unsettling time period, especially when there are more questions and answers.  You are encouraged to dialogue with your children.  Allow him or her to express their concerns and ask questions.  Know that we are thinking of you all and will do all we can to assist you in the interim.  Thank you for your grace during this difficult time.  Take good care, Huskies!


    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/13/2020 11:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    The health and safety of our students is our primary concern.  We are taking direction from the school district as well as the CDC and local health department for protocol in handling COVID related matters.  We encourage you to check the WCPSS website daily for updates on how COVID may be impacting our schools.  Here are some updates as of this week:

     

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has moved to suspend interscholastic athletics beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 through Monday, April 6th, 2020. The NCHSAA Board of Directors will assess this situation regularly over the next few weeks. This includes all workouts, skill development, practices and contests.

     

    Effective March 10th, all field trips have been cancelled.  This does not include “in-house” field trips, which do not require students to leave school. Students who are enrolled in courses that require off campus activities as part of the course work (internships, PEPI, vocational training) are to continue with their off site course work, as scheduled. Off-campus work required for course completion is not considered a field trip.

     

    Senior Night, which was already rescheduled for March 18, is now postponed.  We will provide you with a new date as soon as possible.  Meanwhile, senior updates will be posted on the senior page of our school website to keep you informed of senior information.

     

    The NACAC Raleigh College Fair scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at the Raleigh Convention Center has also been cancelled.

     

    Most importantly, if you believe you or an immediate family member may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please call your local health department. In Wake County, you can call 919-856-7044.  There is no need to contact the school.

     

    Heritage High School will begin selling tickets to the 2020 Prom held at the Hilton Gardens, Arrow Drive, Raleigh on April 18.  Prom times are 7-11 pm.  Ticket sales are online only and will be offered for a discount of $65.00 beginning on March 16 and ending on March 20.  At this time, we have not received any directives to cancel this event, but rest assured that if this decision is made, all monies paid will be refunded.   

     

    If you did not have a chance to attend a Wake Tech dual enrollment session, please continue to check their website at ccp.waketech.edu for details on what you can do. 

     

    If your senior did not have a chance to pick up his or her graduation order, Jostens will return on April 22 for their second distribution day.  All orders must be paid in full prior to pick up.

     

    Course registration for next year continues.  At this time, the expectation is for all juniors to log into PowerSchool independently to complete their initial course selections no later than March 20.  Counselors will continue to meet with 9th and 10th graders through March 24.  Students may also do this at home with parents.  Instructions are posted in the academic page of the website, under Course Registration.  Students may log in as many times as needed through March 24 to accomplish this task.  Keep in mind, they will have another opportunity to make changes beginning mid-April.

     

    From the PTSA:

     

    If you have not ordered your legacy bricks today, there is still time.    Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/6/2020 8:35:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Monday, March 9 is a teacher workday and there is no school for students.  We will see students again on Tuesday, March 10.

     

    If you were not able to sign up for the Wake Tech Dual Enrollment information session at our school on March 11, you can still register for remaining information sessions at other locations by going to ccp.waketech.edu and clicking on Information Sessions.  This information changes often as all seats are filled.  You are encouraged to sign up and reserve your seat soon.  These sessions are mandatory for any student interested in dual enrollment.  Keep in mind, the Wake Tech deadlines are firm, and no alternatives are provided if you do not attend an information session. 

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12.

     

    Jostens will also be on campus March 12 during all lunches to deliver graduation orders.  Seniors may only pick up orders that have been paid in full and have a zero balance.

     

    Heritage HS is offering the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program to all 9th graders who are currently enrolled in Health & PE and a "refresher course" to all 12th graders who are currently enrolled in English, starting next week and through March.  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 Health & PE or English teacher. If we do not hear back from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.

     

    PowerSchool is now available for students to select courses for 2020-2021.  Freshmen and sophomores will meet with counselors in small groups.  Juniors should proceed individually after their junior conference has been completed.  You are encouraged to initiate dialogue with your high schooler and be part of their course registration process.  You can browse course offerings, videos, access applications and more in the Course Registration page of our school website, found under Academics.

     

    Senior Info Night, “All Things Graduation,” is Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  All seniors and parents are asked to attend to hear vital information that will take you through the end of this year and graduation.

     

    The Raleigh College Fair is Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center, and students can sign up now for this free event.  Juniors are especially encouraged to attend in order to dialogue with admissions representatives of some of their schools of interest.

     

    Youth Leadership Wake Forest is a year-long program for area high school students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and have interest in learning about our community. They are now accepting applications for our 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to nominate a student that attends a Wake Forest area high school, please email us their name and contact information so we can send them an invitation to participate. Or you can simply forward the application here. Help us spread the word about this wonderful program for our future leaders!

     

    From the HHS PTSA:

     

    If you have not ordered your legacy bricks, there is still time.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!  https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    The PTSA will be providing lunch for the staff at Heritage High School on Monday, March 9th.  Please see the sign up genius for what is still needed:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-teacher3 

    PTSA meeting Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center 

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/28/2020 8:40:00 AM

     

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Today at 6:00 pm is our annual Black History celebration sponsored by the National Achievers Society.  All are invited to participate in the event, which includes a “soul food sampling.”

     

    A new senior scholarship bulletin was released on Wednesday.  There are many upcoming deadlines and a variety of opportunities for funding, including options for those who plan to take advantage of community college.  You can access the latest bulletin on the senior page of the website.

     

    The next late work deadline is March 6.  Please take a moment to log into your parent portal to check your child’s status in his or her courses to determine if there is a need to take action.

     

    Students wishing to take free college courses at Wake Tech next year must preregister to attend a mandatory information session.  The session at Heritage High has reached its capacity and you will need to choose another location.   Go to ccp.waketech.edu to secure a seat.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures have been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12.

     

    Jostens will also be on campus March 12 during all lunches to deliver graduation orders.  Seniors may only pick up orders that have been paid in full and have a zero balance.

     

    PowerSchool is now available for students to select courses for 2020-2021.  Freshmen and sophomores will meet with counselors in small groups.  Juniors should proceed individually after their junior conference has been completed.  You are encouraged to initiate dialogue with your high schooler and be part of their course registration process.  You can browse course offerings, videos, access applications and more in the Course Registration page of our school website, found under Academics.

     

    Senior Information Night “All Things Graduation” is Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

     

    The Raleigh College Fair is Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center, but students can sign up now for this free event.  Juniors are especially encouraged to attend in order to dialogue with admissions representatives of some of their schools of interest.

     

    Check out the following video below to see the story about Best Buddies at HHS:  https://www.wral.com/best-buddies-club-connects-students-in-kindness-volunteerism/18973852/

    Best Buddies are collecting shoes and if they get 2,500 the shipping is free. They will get paid for the shoes.  So, if you could please share this with people you know, especially the neighborhoods with yard sales this weekend.  The deadline for collection is March 13th. You can drop shoes off at the front office.

     

    Warm regards,


    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/22/2020 12:25:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    We are looking forward to seeing many parents on Monday for Meet the Teacher Night.  Parents are asked to arrive early enough to report to first period by 5:30 pm.  Please bring student schedule.  It can be accessed via the parent portal account or obtained from the student directly.  Counselors will be available to assist you if you are unable to retrieve the student schedule.

     

    The Open House/Curriculum Fair begins at 6:15 pm.  In addition to information sessions on dual enrollment, early graduation and NCAA eligibility, there will be opportunity to ask questions of staff from all content areas and visit auxiliary tables.

     

    The spring sports parent meeting will be at 7:00 pm in the main gym on Monday.  You’re encouraged to participate in Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Fair prior to the athletic meeting.

     

    Midyear senior ranking information is now available for students who need midyear reports sent to colleges.  They should submit a request to their assigned counselor.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures were cancelled on Thursday but will be rescheduled.  We will announce once a new date is confirmed.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on February 25 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  We encourage juniors to prepare by learning more about the ACT.  You can go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    Our National Achievers Society will sponsor a Black History celebration on Friday, February 28 at 6:00 pm with a “soul food sampling” event following the program.  All are invited to attend.

     

    You are invited to browse our course registration materials for students, especially the course registration timeline.  This information is housed in the academic page of our school website. 

     

    Students wishing to take free college courses at Wake Tech can sign up to attend a mandatory info session now.  Heritage High will host a session on March 11 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu often to see locations and times.

     

    Senior Information Night “All Things Graduation” is Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

     

    The Raleigh College Fair is Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center, but students can sign up now for this free event.  Juniors are especially encouraged to attend in order to dialogue with admissions reps of some of their schools of interest.

     

    We are just looking for donations for the teacher luncheon and Volleybros.  If you are able to help, please sign up at the following link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-teacher3

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/14/2020 8:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    There is no school for students on Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18.

     

    School is closed on Monday, February 17 for President’s Day.

     

    Midyear senior ranking will take play by February 19.  Seniors needing midyear grades and reports sent to colleges should send an email directly to their counselor.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures will be Friday, February 20.  This is an optional activity for seniors.

     

    Spring Semester Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Fair events are rescheduled for Monday, February 24.  We encourage you and your child to engage with teachers and learn more about course options for next year.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on February 25 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  We encourage juniors to prepare by learning more about the ACT.  You can go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    You are invited to browse all our course registration materials for students, especially the course registration timeline.  This information is housed in the academic page of our school website. 

     

    Students wishing to take free college courses at Wake Tech can sign up to attend a mandatory information session now.  Heritage High will host a session on March 11 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu often to see locations and times.

     

    Senior Info Night “All Things Graduation” is Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium

     

    The Raleigh College Fair is Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center, but students can sign up now for this free event.  Juniors are especially encouraged to attend in order to dialogue with admissions representatives from some of their schools of interest.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/7/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Due to WCPSS school closure, we will distribute report cards to students on Monday.  You can also view student fall final grades through the parent portal.  As a reminder, final grades are posted to the student official transcript for the purpose of GPA calculation.

     

    Due to school being cancelled on February 7, we will not be able to run the musical, Bring It On tonight.  If you had a ticket for tonight, it will be honored at any of the other performances of Bring It On this weekend.  We are adding a matinee on Sunday.  Please see the theatre website for more information:  http://heritagehighschooltheatre.weebly.com/index.html

     

    The deadline for the SECU People Helping People Scholarship will be extended to Tuesday, February 11.

     

    The deadline to submit senior ads for the yearbook is Thursday, February 13.  Go to the main page of the website for the link.

     

    Midyear senior ranking will take place by February 19.  Seniors needing midyear grades and reports sent to colleges should send an email directly to their counselor.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures will be Friday, February 20.  This is an optional activity for seniors.

     

    Spring Semester Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Fair events are rescheduled for Monday, February 24.  We encourage you and your child to engage with teachers and learn more about course options for next year.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on February 25 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  We encourage juniors to prepare by learning more about the ACT.  You can go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    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 15.  Please contact Ms. Williams for additional information.

     

    A message from your PTSA:

    Shop at Lily Mae’s and support Heritage High School.  On February 11 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm shop in the store and mention Heritage High School.  They will donate 20% of the sales to the HHS PTSA.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Spring Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Fair Rescheduled due to threat of severe weather

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/6/2020

    Husky families and future Husky families,

     

    With the need to be cautious,  I have decided that we need to postpone our Meet the Teacher Night and Open House/Curriculum Fair that was originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6. Based on the potential of severe weather this evening, I think it is the safest option.  We do not want to put any of our Husky students, families, staff and other guests in harm’s way. Please understand that I will just feel better if we postpone tonight’s events and not have to worry about the safety and well-being of all our school families.

     

    We have rescheduled the Meet the Teacher Night and Open House/Curriculum Fair for Monday, February 24. I look forward to seeing you then. Thank you for your understanding and please be safe.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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