• 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.

  • 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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  • Information from Principal: 11/6/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/6/2017 2:10:00 PM

    I am calling to provide you with information about an incident involving three of our students that you may hear about in the news.

     

    Today, Wake Forest Police were investigating three of our students in connection with an incident that occurred off-campus at a gas station.

     

    As part of the police investigation of the off-campus incident, officers took the students into custody, notified administration, and brought them back to Heritage High School.

     

    While continuing their investigation in our parking lot, with the cooperation of administrators, officers discovered two of the students were in possession of an altered airsoft gun and a TASER.

     

    While no one on our campus was threatened in any way, having a weapon at school is dangerous and unacceptable.

    Any student found in possession of a weapon or a facsimile of a weapon on school grounds or on one of our buses will be disciplined in accordance with district policies and prosecuted in accordance with state law.

    I want to assure you that all of us at Heritage High School care deeply about the safety and well-being of all of our students.

     

    Please talk with your student about the importance of keeping weapons out of our school, and encourage them to report any weapons they see to a teacher or administrator.


    Thank you for your continued support of Heritage High School.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 11/3/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 11/3/2017 10:20:00 AM

    First quarter report cards are being distributed today.  Please be sure to ask your son or daughter for it after school.  You may also view first quarter grades through the parent portal.

     

    November is College Application Month.  Each week has a different focus.  During the week of November 6, seniors should confirm CFNC accounts and complete the residency determination process.  Assistance is available during lunches.  Find out which colleges you can apply to for free and submit your application the week of November 13.  Seniors can sign up now in Student Services or online at tinyurl.com/hhscaw2017.  Additionally, each Tuesday this month, the financial aid counselor will be available for individualized support.

     

    Wednesday, November 8 is fall conference night.  Teachers will be available to meet with parents and students from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Call now to confirm your meeting times at 919 570 5600 ext 20693.  We encourage students to take an active part in these meetings.

     

    Wednesday, November 8 is PreACT test for sophomores as well as our Junior Roundup.  Please ensure that your sophomore has created their ACT profile.  See the Heritage website for more information.  All juniors will report to auditorium at 7:25 am.

     

    There will be an important meeting for midyear graduate candidates and parents at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 13 in the auditorium.  The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for graduation and review what is needed to finish the semester.

     

    The Trentini Foundation sponsors a scholarship for seniors at Heritage and Wake Forest High Schools.  This year, the application process will begin early and instructions will be provided next week for finalists to be selected by December. 

     

    Students can now request a peer tutor for any subject using our online system through the school website.  From the student page, click on Peer Tutoring and submit form. 

     

    There are several leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation information are all at Counseling Corner during all lunches.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    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. Lily Mae's Boutique and Gifts at the Factory is hosting the HHS PTSA Spirit Night shopping event Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  Twenty percent will go back to HHS PTSA!  More details are on the PTSA page of the school website.  If you are interested in serving on the PTSA as the Resource Development Chair please contact mmasseypta@gmail.com for further details.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 10/27/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/27/2017 9:00:00 AM

    FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 28.  This is a free event sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and is a resource to assist families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors and parents should schedule appointments in advance to secure a time on that day.  Go to www.cfnc.org to find out all participating locations in this area.

     

    Jostens will be on campus Monday, October 30 for the Ring and Graduation order makeup day. A $60 deposit is required.  Extra order packet forms are available in Student Services. 

     

    Students can now request a peer tutor for any subject using our online system via the school website.  From the student page, click on Peer Tutoring and submit form. 

     

    UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation are all leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities at the Counseling Corner during all lunches.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    Tuesday, October 31 is a Teacher Workday, signifying the end of the quarter.  Report cards will be distributed to students on November 3, and we will have our fall conference night on Wednesday, November 8. If you know that you want to schedule a time between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on that day to meet with any or all teachers, please call 919-570-5600 ext 20693 to reserve your times.

     

    All 9th graders taking Healthful Living this semester will participate in a lesson on Human Trafficking this November presented by Counseling and Student Services. Students will participate in a survey to help 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 school counseling department with questions regarding this presentation."

     

    All sophomores will take the PreACT on Wednesday, November 8.  They are automatically registered and there is no cost to the student.   If you would like to know more about this test, go to www.act.org.  There is a pretest portion that students will not have time to complete on test day; however, parents and students can voluntarily create an ACT profile and complete the information.  Please ask your child if this still needs to be done.  See the Heritage website for more information.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 10/20/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/20/2017 8:35:00 AM

    We are still acknowledging Bullying Prevention Month.  Wednesday, October 25 is “orange” day, where students and staff will wear the color orange to support bullying prevention.    Wake County is also sponsoring a bullying prevention video contest.  If your child has a passion for videography and would like to share some creativity, encourage him or her to participate. 

     

    There’s still time to donate items to the Giving Tree in Wake Forest.  PTSA is asking all Husky families to support them in this fundraising effort.  You can drop off items until 4:30pm Saturday.  Visit the PTSA website for full details of items being accepted so that our school can get double credit for the donation drive. 

     

    The next makeup work deadline, October 23.  Parents please take a moment to log into the parent portal to discuss any missing assignments with your child.  As we near the end of the quarter, students have a chance to earn partial credit for work previously not submitted.

     

    Juniors and seniors who wish to participate in Career and College Promise next semester who have not attended the Wake Tech mandatory information session have one final opportunity.  There will be a CCP meeting on the north campus of Wake Tech on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 pm, building E, room 235.  This information is also available at our Counseling Corner for students.

     

    The Juice Bar located in the Publix shopping center will be hosting our first PTSA Spirit Day on October 26th, all day.  Say you are with Heritage High School and the PTSA will get 20% off your receipts!!  Remember proceeds help to fund PTSA student scholarships, teacher grants, and cultural programs.

     

    FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 28.  This is a free event sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and is a resource to assist families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors and parents should schedule appointments in advance to secure a time on that day.  Go to www.cfnc.org to find out all participating locations in this area.

     

    Seniors who were not able to meet with the Jostens representative this week can meet with them on the October 30th makeup day. 

     

    Students can now request a peer tutor for any subject using our online system through the school website.  From the student page, click on Peer Tutoring and submit form. 

     

    There are several leadership and engagement opportunities for students that require applications.  These include UNC Catalyst, Duke Splash, Rotary Leadership Conference and Bronfman Foundation and information is available at the Counseling Corner during all lunches.  Please encourage your child to inquire about these opportunities.  You can also find information on the Student Services page of the website.

     

    Tuesday, October 31 is a Teacher Workday, signifying the end of the quarter.  Report cards will be distributed to students on November 3 and we will have our fall conference night on Wednesday, November 8.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 10/13/2017 8:15:00 AM

    We will finish the week of homecoming activities with a dance on Saturday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in our main gym.  Students will be admitted only with a pre-purchased ticket.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  As a reminder, students will not be allowed entry after 10:00 pm and once a student leaves the dance, he/she may not re-enter. 

     

    Jostens will be at Heritage High to take ring orders during all lunches Monday and to take graduation orders during all lunches on Tuesday.  A $60 deposit is required.  Jostens parent night will be Monday, October 16 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Seniors received graduation packets on Wednesday during senior roundup.  Parents please take a moment to review items.

     

    Students can now request a peer tutor for any subject using our online system through the school website.  From the student page, click on Peer Tutoring and submit form. 

     

    Friday, October 20 is an early release day.  All students must exit campus at the 11:48 bell so that staff can engage in professional development.

     

    The next makeup work deadline is October 23.  Parents please take a moment to log into the parent portal to discuss any missing assignments with your child.  As we near the end of the quarter, students have a chance to earn partial credit for work previously not submitted.

     

    FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 28.  This is a free event sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and is a resource to assist families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Seniors and parents should schedule appointments in advance to secure a time on that day.  Go to www.cfnc.org to find out all participating locations in this area.

     

    The remining messages are from our PTSA:

    During the week of Monday, October 16th through Saturday, October 21, The PTSA is partnering with The Giving Tree to hold a Donation Drive to earn money for our school.  Drop off your gently used home good items that you no longer use to The Giving Tree at 839 South Main Street in Wake Forest. They accept donations Monday-Friday from 10:30-5:30 and on Saturdays from 10:30-4:30. Our school will get Double Donation Credit during the entire week of our donation drive!

     

    Parents, teachers and students please be sure to join the PTSA. It is only $10 for parents and teachers and $5 for students. Online payment is accepted on the PTSA page on the Website. 

     

    The No Fuss Fundraiser still going.  100% of your donation goes right to the PTSA.  Donations are used to fund Homecoming, teacher grants, early release luncheons, Senior Breakfast, two $1000 scholarships to our Senior PTSA member applicants in June and so much more.  Donations are tax deductible.  We are taking donations online on the PTSA page and welcome corporate sponsors! 

     

    HHS PTSA Spirit Day at the Juice Bar in Wake Forest is on October 26 from 7:00 am through 7:00 pm. The PTSA will receive 20% of the Heritage High School sales for the day! 

     

    Please link your Harris Teeter and Lowes reward cards to our HHS PTSA link on our website or in your local stores. We would love to have everyone at HHS linked as well as their family friends and neighbors. Every year your cards must be relinked for the new school year. 

     

    PTSA meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS Media Center. Please come and join us!

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/29/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Over 600 ninth through eleventh grade students are registered for the PSAT on October 11.  Encourage your students to read the registration bulletin they’ve received, particularly instructions for what to bring and what not to bring.  Students should be prepared with their own calculator on test day.

     

    On Monday, October 2, you will be able to use the WCPSS bus tracking app Here Comes the Bus.  It is accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone.  You’ll soon receive a district message with instructions to sign up at https://herecomesthebus.com/getting-started/.

     

    HHS is hosting a Financial Aid Night event on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding information is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.

     

    Senior Saturday is approaching.  We will open our doors on Saturday morning October 7, for seniors to work on college and scholarship applications.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and review essays.  The Media Center will be open from 8:00 am to noon. 

     

    In addition to the Financial Aid workshop for senior parents and students on October 3, the counseling department will sponsor additional post high school planning workshops about SAT/ACT, academics, college admissions, opportunities outside the classroom and all things military beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’re encouraged to bring your student with you to share in learning and planning.

     

    The Career Services & Student Services Department at Heritage High School are seeking YOUR HELP in mock interviewing for our seniors on Wednesday, October 11, from 8am – 10:30am.  The style will be “speed mock interviewing” which will allow for no more than 3 questions per student each time. This experience will foster employability skills, improve self-confidence and reinforce curriculum. The more volunteers the better, as students will gain from the feedback of multiple interviewers. To participate as one of our mock interviewers, please contact Dawn Beaster at 919-570-5600 ext.20654 or dbeaster@wcpss.net.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/22/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/22/2017 8:30:00 AM

    Friday, September 29 is an early release day.  Students will be released at 11:48 am.

     

    Each year, we celebrate seniors who receive acceptance letters from colleges or officially enlist in the military.  The College Acceptance and Military Wall begins now, as we already have seniors being accepted.  Parents, your senior must submit the document to Student Services to be included.  Please encourage your senior to submit their information whenever they receive notice.

     

    The annual HBCU College Fair will be tomorrow, September 23 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

     

    The military academy program is also tomorrow at the NCSU campus at 10:00 am.  Any student interested in learning more about Naval, Air Force and other academy and their admissions process should attend.  Call Student Services at extension 20701 for additional details.

     

    Monday, September 25 is the first makeup work deadline.  You are encouraged to log into your parent portal account so that you can determine if your child should be spending time this weekend on any possible assignments.

     

    Official senior ranking will be released early next week.  Seniors will be able to stop by the Counseling Corner or email their counselor to get their official class standing to use for college and scholarship applications.  Senior Saturday is coming up October 7.  Seniors needing help with applications, essays or just needing a quiet place to work are encouraged to work in the Media Center anytime from 8:00 am to noon. 

     

    The Career and College Promise program offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school.  Wake Tech will hold a mandatory information session on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium for anyone seeking spring enrollment.  Students need to register to attend this session at ccp.waketech.edu. Contact any counselor for additional details.

     

    The HHS annual Financial Aid Night event is rescheduled for Tuesday October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding info is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.  Many parents have inquired about a September 20 financial aid program.  That event is not sponsored by Heritage High, but an outside agency who has rented our facility for their program.

     

    In addition to the Financial Aid workshop for senior parents and students on October 3, the counseling department will sponsor additional post high school planning workshops about SAT/ACT, academics, college admissions and all things military beginning at 6:30 pm.  You’re encouraged to bring your student with you to share in learning and planning.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message: 9/15/17

    Posted by Scott Lyons at 9/15/2017 10:35:00 AM

    Today is the deadline to register for the PSAT.  We will keep the online registration link open throughout the weekend for anyone who may have forgotten.  Parents, please check to make sure students have received their registration booklet, with practice materials and test prep day info.

     

    Counselors are currently conducting senior conferences to help seniors get started with college applications and other post high school tasks.  They are also meeting with freshmen for high school transition needs.  Please take a moment to engage your senior or freshman and communicate any questions or concerns with your assigned counselor.

     

    Each year, we celebrate seniors who receive acceptance letters from colleges or officially enlist in the military.  The College Acceptance and Military Wall begins now, as we already have seniors being accepted.  Parents, your senior must submit the document to Student Services to be included.  Please encourage your senior to submit their info whenever they receive notice.

     

    There are two upcoming college fairs in our area:    The annual Wake County College Fair is this Sunday, September 17, from 2:00 pm to 4:30pm at the NC State McKimmon Center.  This event is free but interested students should preregister by going to www.gotocollegefairs.com.  The annual HBCU College Fair will be on Saturday, September 23 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Both events give students access to admissions representatives to increase their knowledge of post high school options.

     

    The district ranking for all students will be the week of September 25.  Seniors will soon be able to request official senior ranking info for college applications.  We will announce when this information has been verified and is available.

     

    The Career and College Promise program offers juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit, tuition free while still in high school.  Wake Tech will hold a mandatory information session on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm in the auditorium for anyone seeking spring enrollment.  Students need to register to attend this session at ccp.waketech.edu. Contact any counselor for additional details.

     

    The HHS annual Financial Aid Night event is rescheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 pm.  Specific instructions for completing FAFSA and other college funding info is shared on that evening by WCPSS staff and invited guests.  Many parents have inquired about a September 20 financial aid program.  That event is not sponsored by Heritage High, but an outside agency who has rented our facility for their program.

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