• 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.

  • 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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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/25/2019 8:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Need help completing the FAFSA?  FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at designated locations.  View locations and more details at cfnc.org.  You can also schedule an appointment to meet with Ms. Waldrum, our financial aid counselor on Tuesday.  Call 919-570-5600, ext 20712 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Today was the deadline for AP students to submit the AP exam confirmation form.  If you and your child have not signed the form, you can do it this weekend and submit the form directly to Student Services on Monday.

     

    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.

     

    The deadline for students to submit applications for taking free college courses through Career and College Promise at Wake Tech is October 28.  Paperwork is only provided by attending an information session.  Only a few remain.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu to reserve a seat.

     

    There will be a midyear graduation meeting for all Class of 2020 candidates and parents/guardians on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 pm.  Discussion will include end of semester and graduation preparation.  Please make plans to attend this very important meeting.

     

    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 juniors with at least a 3.5 weighted GPA who best model our RISK character education program are invited to apply.  Applications are now available in Student Services.  The deadline is November 8.

     

    Two significant opportunities for student recognition are available.  All students can submit an application for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  The deadline is November 5 and more details are available at the Counseling Corner or nassp.org/spirit.  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.

     

    Additional dates:

    November 1 – No School

    November 7 – Pre-ACT for all sophomores

    November 8 – Quarter 1 Report cards will be distributed

    November 11 – No School

    November 21 – Fall Parent/Teacher conference night

     

    A message from the PTSA:

    Thank you to every one that donated or volunteered for any of the Homecoming events last week.  The generosity of our Heritage parents is amazing.  The PTSA and the students at Heritage High appreciate all that was donated.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • AP Exams

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/24/2019 4:10:00 PM

    If your child is taking an AP class this fall, he/she should have a received an AP exam confirmation form and shared it with you.  CollegeBoard's new AP exam registration process is based on semester of enrollment.  Please review the statements, initial and sign.  Students have been asked to return this form by Friday (tomorrow).  If you have any questions about AP exams, contact your child's assigned counselor or Ms. Williams in Student Services.

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  • Lockdown Drill

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/22/2019 10:35:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Because it is the policy of Heritage High School to keep parents and guardians informed, I would like you to be aware of a lockdown drill that we administered today during second period.  The safety of our students and staff is a priority for our school and we want to make sure that all students are aware of the correct procedures to take in a crisis situation.  WCPSS Security Staff and the Wake Forest Police Department were on site to help give us feedback on our adherence to our crisis plan.  School staff and law enforcement are working together to help keep students and school campuses safe. This message is to inform you that we will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our children.  Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/18/2019 6:45:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    I would like to extend a huge thank you to the countless number of parents who volunteered their time to participate in our speed interviewing activity during the senior roundup.  We sincerely appreciate the partnership and support you provided to our students.

     

    If a senior did not place a cap/gown order this week, they can go to Jostens.com to order online.  Jostens will be back on December 17 as a final order opportunity.

     

    Saturday morning, seniors are invited to work on college applications and scholarship applications in the Media Center from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Counselors and English teachers will be available for assistance.

     

    The annual homecoming dance is scheduled for Saturday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  There are advanced ticket sales only.  Parents, if you are dropping students off, please be sure to pick them up promptly at the end of the event.

     

    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 has a new process for AP exam registration and the deadline for students enrolled in fall semester AP courses is October 25.  We will have spring registration in February.  All students enrolled should return an AP exam confirmation form with parent/guardian signature by October 25.  For teacher instructional review purposes and for student experience taking a college exam, we are asking all students to sit for their respective exams.  Please view information on the academic page of the school website for more details.

     

    October 21 – 25 is College Application Week.  We are encouraging seniors to take advantage of many application fees being waived from North Carolina colleges this week.  Seniors can sign up in Student Services.  For more details, go to www.cfnc.org. 

     

    The deadline for students to submit applications for taking free college courses through Career and College Promise at Wake Tech is October 28.  Paperwork is only provided by attending an information session.  Only a few remain.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu to reserve a seat.

     

    Do you need help completing the FAFSA?  FAFSA Day is Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at designated locations.  View locations and more details at cfnc.org.  You can also schedule an appointment to meet with Ms. Waldrum, our financial aid counselor on Tuesday.  Call 919-570-5600, ext 20712 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Two significant opportunities for student recognition are available.  All students can submit an application for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  The deadline is November 5 and more details are available at the Counseling Corner or nassp.org/spirit.  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.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/11/2019 6:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Next week is homecoming week, with each day designated with a spirit theme day.  There is also a homecoming dance on Saturday.  You can view additional details from the main page of our website.

     

    There is a correction for last week’s message.  Jostens will NOT be here on Tuesday, October 15 for parent night.  They will still be on campus during all lunches on that day for ring orders.

     

    Volunteers are needed for a mock interview activity for our seniors on Wednesday, October 16th from 8:00am - 10:30am. This will be a fun event for all involved. To sign up, please visit this link  https://tinyurl.com/speedmockinterviews or contact Dawn Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Jostens will also be on campus to take graduation orders during the Senior Roundup on Wednesday, October 16.  You can also order online at Jostens.com.  Please take a moment to review ordering options with your senior.

     

    The PSAT will be administered to preregistered students on Wednesday, October 16, beginning at 7:25 am.  All seniors should report to the auditorium for the senior roundup event.  This is considered a regular school day and any absence will be considered unexcused.

     

    An admissions representative from Appalachian State University will visit HHS on Thursday, October 17 at 12:30 pm.  Please encourage your student to sign up to participate.

     

    October 21 – 25 is College Application Week.  We are encouraging seniors to take advantage of many application fees being waived from NC colleges this week.  Seniors can sign up in Student Services.  Go to www.cfnc.org for more details.

     

    The deadline for students interested in taking free college courses through Career and College Promise at Wake Tech is Monday, October 28.  Paperwork is only provided by attending an information session.  Only a few remain.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu to reserve a seat.

     

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 college year.  All seniors are encouraged to submit an application.  You can get assistance from our financial aid counselor, Ms. Waldrum by calling 919-570-5600 ext 20712 to schedule an appointment.  You can also participate in FAFSA Day on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at designated locations.  View locations and more details at cfnc.org

     

    If your child has made significant contributions to the community through service and volunteerism, please encourage him or her to submit an online application for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  The deadline is November 5 and more details are available at the Counseling Corner or nassp.org/spirit.

     

    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, throughout the month of October.  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.

     

    A message from the Band Boosters:

    Our  Marching Huskies would like to invite you to our first annual Husky Howl Fundraiser.  This is a family Halloween costume party with music, food, games, and face painting. This fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 per person  and children six and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at  Heritagehsbandbooster.membershiptoolkit.com. 

     

    Messages from our PTSA:

     

    We will have a Giving Tree Donation Drive the week of October 14-19.  More info to follow.

    Thank you to all that have already joined and donated to the PTSA.  You can still join or donate at any time during the year.  To join or donate go to https://my.cheddarup.com/c/welcome-fellow-husky-membership-2018-2019-copy  

     

    Homecoming Week is October 14-19.  The PTSA is helping the SGA with snacks for the Homecoming Dance.  We will also be selling food at the Powder Puff Game on Thursday, October 17th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  We will be selling hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, candy and chips. Go to the sign up genius to donate items for the Dance and the Powder Puff Game  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4cafa629a31-homecoming1

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/4/2019 9:10:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    If your student missed the Wake Tech Career and College Promise meeting this week, there are other information sessions available at other locations.  You can go to ccp.waketech.edu for more information.  Sessions are mandatory for anyone wishing to participate in the Career and College Promise program.

     

    Financial Aid Night is Monday, October 7, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.  Seniors and juniors, along with parents are invited to participate in this program that focuses on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and securing money for college. 

     

    Several college admissions representatives are visiting HHS to meet with students throughout the fall semester.  Please ask your students to sign up in Student Services for any of the meetings below.  Any student can attend.

    Monday 10/7/19- Queens College @ 12:30 pm

    Tuesday 10/8/19- ECU Honors College @ 10:10 am

    Tuesday 10/8/19- Liberty College @ 1:15 pm

    Friday 10/11/19- UNC–Chapel Hill @ 8:30

     

    Jostens will host a parent night for graduation and ring orders on Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Media Center.  Juniors and Seniors received information packets today with all details.  Jostens will be on campus during the day to take ring orders during all lunches on October 15 and graduation orders during the Senior Roundup on October 16.  You can also order online at Jostens.com

     

    The PSAT will be Wednesday, October 16 and all students who have registered will participate in a mandatory preadministration session on Thursday, October 10.  Please talk with your student about this upcoming activity, as important information will need to be completed on this day to prepare for the 16th.

     

    If your child has made significant contributions to the community through service and volunteerism, please encourage him or her to submit an online application for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.  The deadline is November 5 and more details are available at the Counseling Corner or nassp.org/spirit.

     

    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 October.  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.

     

    Volunteers are needed for a mock interview activity for our seniors on Wednesday, October 16th from 8:00 am - 10:30 am. This will be a fun event for all involved. To sign up, please visit this link  https://tinyurl.com/speedmockinterviews or contact Dawn Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net

     

    Seniors who were absent for the makeup portraits on September 11 should contact Prestige Portraits and schedule a portrait session prior to October 12.  The deadline for seniors to choose and retouch pictures is October 31.  Any photos taken after October 12 aren’t guaranteed a spot in the yearbook.

     

    The LEP after school tutoring program will begin on Thursday, October 3. It will be held in rooms 518 and 524 after school from 2:30-4:30. The areas of focus are English, math, and science. Please encourage your LEP students to attend this program. Thanks!

     

    A message from the Band Boosters:

    Our  Marching Huskies would like to invite you to our first annual Husky Howl Fundraiser.  This is a family Halloween costume party with music, food, games, and face painting. This fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 per person  and children six and under are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at  Heritagehsbandbooster.membershiptoolkit.com. 

     

    Messages from our PTSA:

    The next PTSA Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  All are welcome.

     

    We will have a Giving Tree Donation Drive the week of October 14-19.  More info to follow.

    Thank you to all that have already joined and donated to the PTSA.  You can still join or donate at any time during the year.  To join or donate go to https://my.cheddarup.com/c/welcome-fellow-husky-membership-2018-2019-copy  

     

    October is a busy month for the PTSA and Heritage High School:

    We will be hosting our first Staff Lunch on October 9th on a teacher workday.  The PTSA will provide lunch for the staff but would like donations of drinks, water, desserts or monetary donations.   Go to the sign up genius link below to donate. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c4eafad2ea5fa7-teacher2

     

    Homecoming Week is October 14-19.  The PTSA is helping the SGA with snacks for the Homecoming Dance.  We will also be selling food at the Powder Puff Game on Thursday, October 17th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.  We will be selling hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, candy and chips. Go to the sign up genius to donate items for the Dance and the Powder Puff Game  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4cafa629a31-homecoming1

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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