• 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 9/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    The deadline to register for the PSAT is extended to Tuesday, September 17.  You can submit the registration through online payment portal on our website or students can pay in person in Student Services during their lunch.  Juniors with a 4.3125 or higher can test for free.  Need-based fee waivers are also available for students meeting the eligibility criteria. 

     

    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 Wake County College Fair is this Sunday, September 15 at NCSU McKimmon Center at 2:00 pm.  Juniors, Seniors and parents who need to connect with admissions representatives or need to learn more about college admissions and financial aid should attend.  The HBCU College Fair will be on Saturday, September 21 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

     

    Counselors are now conducting senior conferences.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior info sheets and updated resumes to their meetings.  100% of our seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition. 

     

    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

     

    Follow Heritage High School  on twitter at @hhs_huskies to get school updates.   For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    Messages from our PTSA:

     

    Thank you to all those who stopped by the PTSA table at Meet the Teacher.  We are very close to our No Fuss Fundraiser goal due to your generosity.

    If you have not already joined the PTSA or donated to the No Fuss Fundraiser please click on the following link:  https://my.cheddarup.com/c/welcome-fellow-husky-membership-2018-2019-copy

     

    We are also still selling Sam's Car Wash cards worth $20. Cards are $20 and the first 50 who purchase a card will receive a $5 off car wash coupon.  Contact Gina Samia at Gsamia2000@gmail.com if you would like a car wash card or have any questions.

     

    Our next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  Please join us.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/6/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Due to the days missed from Hurricane Dorian, November 1 and December 20 will now become regular school days.  These were previously scheduled teacher workdays.

     

    Seniors will now have until Wednesday, September 11, to submit nomination and endorsement consideration forms for the UNC Morehead Cain and NCSU Park scholarships.  The Davidson Bryan nomination forms are extended to September 12.

     

    Tuesday, September 10 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to meet face to face with your child’s teachers and learn more about the courses they are taking this semester.  Doors open at 6:00 pm so that you have time to visit parent auxiliary tables and register your 9th, 10th or 11th grader for the PSAT before reporting to advisory at 6:30 pm.  More details about this event are provided in the “Start of School” information box on the HHS website.

     

    Please stop by the HHS Business Alliance table during Open House on September 10th to learn more about how you can support our students' career development opportunities! Please encourage your son or daughter to go to the career services page under the "students" section of the HHS website to learn about student opportunities. Please follow HHS Career Services on twitter @hhscareercorner

     

    The October 16 PSAT registration deadline is approaching.  Students have until September 16 to submit the $17 registration fee.  You can accomplish this through the online payment portal or students can pay in person in Student Services during their lunch.  Juniors with with a 4.3125 or higher can test for free.  Need-based fee waivers are also available for students meeting the eligibility criteria. 

     

    Picture Days begin Monday.  All freshmen will have yearbook photos taken on Monday, September 9.  Sophomores and Juniors will be photographed on Tuesday, September 10.  Seniors who have not had taken their formal senior portrait photo can do so on Wednesday, September 11.  There is a $15 sitting fee for seniors.  Appointment times will be posted on the senior bulletin board just outside the auditorium.

     

    There are two upcoming college fairs in our area.  The Wake County College Fair is Sunday, September 15 at NCSU McKimmon Center at 2:00 pm.  Juniors, seniors and parents who need to connect with admissions representatives or need to learn more about college admissions and financial aid should attend.  The HBCU College Fair will be on Saturday, September 21 at Broughton High School from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

     

    Counselors are currently conducting senior conferences.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior info sheets and updated resumes to their meetings.  100% of our seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition. 

     

    Follow Heritage High School on twitter at @hhs_huskies to get school updates.   For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    Special Message from HHS PTSA:

     

    Did you know that the PTSA has already sponsored the new teacher luncheon and the senior breakfast?  We would love your support to be able to continue to do great things for our students and teachers this year.  With your help we will be able to offer scholarships to seniors, provide cultural art performances for our school, give teacher grants to enable them to purchase items needed for their students and classroom, and provide lunches for our staff to name just a few.   To support these great programs and many others, please click on the following link to join the PTSA for both parents and students, donate a membership for a teacher and/or make a donation to our No Fuss Fundraiser.     

    https://my.cheddarup.com/c/welcome-fellow-husky-membership-2018-2019-copy

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/30/2019 9:50:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    We have completed week one of the school year.  Thank you parents for helping in the many transitions that are needed with students.  There are a few carpool updates and safety reminders for you and your students:

    1 - We are going to now have morning drop off along the entire backside of the building, not just in the small stretch near the crosswalk to allow more efficiency with morning carpool.

    2 - Carpool drivers are reminded not to enter the bus loop from Forestville Road in the morning drop off or afternoon pick up process. This is for safety and to allow buses to get in and out of that lot efficiently. Morning carpool drop off is only in the back of the school, and afternoon pick up is in the staff lot at the front entrance of the school.  

    3 – Please remind your students to use designated crosswalks when walking through the student parking lot in the mornings and during lunch.

     

    This past week, administrators met with all students during grade level assemblies to review behavior expectations as well as consequences for violating the discipline policies.  Please take time to review this information found in the WCPSS and Heritage Student Parent Handbooks.  If you haven’t already, please sign the acknowledgement page of the handbook so that students can submit them.

     

    Registration for the October 16 PSAT is ongoing.  Students can pay the $17 registration fee through the online payment portal or in Student Services during their lunch.  Juniors with with a 4.3125 or higher can test for free.  Need-based fee waivers are also available for students meeting eligibility criteria. 

     

    Course corrections requests have ended and we are now focusing on getting students settled.  We invite you to aid your students in transitioning to the new semester by considering a success plan and how to balance time well. 

     

    Picture Days are approaching.  Students should have brought home information regarding purchase options this week that they received in advisory.  Ninth grade yearbook photos will be Monday, September 9.  Tenth and eleventh grade yearbook photos will be Tuesday, September 10th.  Seniors who have not had taken their formal senior portrait photo can do so on Wednesday, September 11.  There is a $15 sitting fee for seniors. 

     

    Tuesday, September 10 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to meet face to face with your child’s teachers and learn more about the courses they are taking this semester.  Doors open at 6:00 pm so that you have time to visit parent auxiliary tables before reporting to advisory at  6:30 pm.  More details about this event are provided in the “Start of School” information box.

     

    The Wake County College Fair is Sunday, September 15 at NCSU McKimmon Center at 2:00 pm.  Juniors, seniors and parents who need to connect with admissions representatives or need to learn more about college admissions and financial aid should attend. 

     

    If you missed senior night, your senior can pick up materials and a copy of the senior timeline at the Counseling Corner during lunch.  You can also access information on the senior page of the website.

     

    Counselors will begin conducting senior conferences after the labor day weekend.  Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior info sheets and updated resumes to their meetings.  100% of our seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition. 

     

    The first edition of the senior scholarship bulletin was released this week.  It includes several upcoming deadlines.  Forms are available for seniors who wish to seek school endorsement for the NCSU Park Scholarship and the UNC Morehead Cain Scholarship.  The deadline to submit these forms is Monday, September 9.  Senior athletes can access the Davidson Bryan Scholar form.  Seniors interested in attending NC Central or NC A&T University can submit a nomination form for the Cheatham-White scholarship.  Please encourage your senior to visit the Counseling Corner often for this and other updates.

     

    Follow Heritage High School on twitter at @hhs_huskies to get school updates.   For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Special Message from Principal Lyons

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/29/2019 2:45:00 PM

    Heritage High Parents,

     

    At Heritage High, we value the opportunity to learn and to grow from challenges we face in teaching and encouraging constructive discussion around sensitive topics.

     

    This week, one of our teachers conducted a classroom activity that included a worksheet titled Diversity Inventory. After learning of concerns from a parent, I reviewed the activity and resource and directed the teacher to discontinue the lesson immediately. 

     

    This particular worksheet was not a resource that was provided by our school or our school district. My team and I are committed to working together around the important classroom conversations connected to identity, culture and other sensitive topics as appropriate.

     

    We value efforts to build a classroom community that is inclusive and respectful of all students and backgrounds. But we also must respect and value student privacy, along with their right to engage in discussion about personal identity only when they are comfortable doing so.  

     

    I appreciate the parent bringing this concern to the school’s attention.  Parental involvement is crucial to student success.  Students and parents should always speak with their teacher or our administration about any assignment that they have questions about or that cause them concern. 

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/23/2019 9:55:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Monday, August 26 is the first day of school for all students.  Freshmen, sophomores and juniors should report to their advisory classrooms to receive their final schedule.  Any schedule received prior to Monday should be discarded.

     

    All seniors will report to the loading dock on Monday morning beginning at 7 am for the annual senior breakfast.  They will receive their final schedules during this time.  More details regarding the breakfast are on the senior page of the school website.  You can access the senior page under the student section.

     

    If your child has not submitted a technology permission and military disclosure form, he or she will bring one home which should be completed.  Privacy release forms are also available if you desire to complete one.  Student/Parent handbooks will also be distributed.  Students will receive lunch information from their 3rd period teachers.

     

    Bus assignments are now available to view in PowerSchool, and the routes and stop times are also on the WCPSS Transportation site.  Click on Bus Routes and scroll under High Schools until you see Heritage and click to see that information.  You can also utilize the “Here Comes the Bus” app for more details.  Students with bus questions will be able to see an administrator during their lunch.

     

    To our carpool families, if you have not yet reviewed the carpool information in the start of school section of the website, we invite you to do so prior to Monday morning.  Morning carpool is located in the back student parking lot.  When dropping students off, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in.  Only afternoon Pick up/Carpool is located in the front staff parking lot.  When picking up students, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in. 

     

    If your child is taking Healthful Living/PE, he/she will receive information about PE uniforms on the first day of class.

     

    Registration for the October 16 PSAT has begun.  Students who participate gain access to My College Quickstart, Khan Academy for SAT prep and more.  Juniors are encouraged to take the test for National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship competitions.  Registration fee is $17; however, juniors with a designated GPA can test for free.  Fee waivers are available for freshmen, sophomores and juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  You can register your student using the online payment tool or students can pay in person during lunch at the Student Services office. 

     

    We had three successful events in one day yesterday as we hosted the Early Start Day orientation for students, New Parent Orientation and Senior Night on our campus.  We hope all who participated received information about the upcoming school year and how to experience success at Heritage. and the school year

     

    Follow Heritage High School on twitter at @hhs_huskies to get school updates.   For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    Seniors are reminded to complete the task of getting your senior portrait for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919 571-0075. This is a busy time for Prestige.  Please continue to call if there are no appointments available.

     

    Please support our PTSA and buy your family a treat from Cold Stone Creamery on Thursday, August 29 from 2:15 – 8:00.  Cold Stone is located next to the school in the Publix shopping center.  A portion of proceeds will go to our PTSA.

     

    Meet the Teacher Night will be Tuesday, September 10.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Want to know other upcoming events?  Please refer to the school calendar, found on the school’s website.


    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/16/2019 12:45:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Please take a moment to view our start of school information on the main page of our website.    If you prefer to have hard copies mailed, please call the main office at 919-570-5600 and we will be happy to get the information to you. 

     

    Thursday, August 22, will be a busy day on our campus.  Early Start Day for freshmen and other new students to HHS is from 7 am to 11 am.   New Parent Orientation is from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Senior Information Night for seniors and parents begins at 6:30 pm.  Please refer to the detailed information on the website so that you and your student can plan for these events.

     

    PowerSchool will be down this weekend for scheduled maintenance.  Students can continue to view their tentative schedules again on Monday morning.  Changes for course balancing for students and class size adjustments for teachers may alter schedules prior to day one.  Course correction requests will be accepted at the heritagehsschedule@wcpss.net email address only.  Keep in mind, requests should meet specified criteria.   Students new to WCPSS who are still having trouble accessing PowerSchool can call the main office for assistance. 

     

    Heritage High is holding a Back to School Clothing and Shoe Drive.  Donations will be accepted on August 14th-16th from 9 am-11 am and 3 pm-5 pm.  If you have questions about our clothing giveaway please contact us at 919-570-5600 and ask to speak with Erica Davis.

     

    Do you want to know what is happening on our campus?  You can either view our website calendar, continue to listen to weekly messages, and even follow us on twitter at @hhs_huskies.  For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    All juniors and seniors engaging in the Career and College Promise dual enrollment courses at Wake Tech should have provided by now a copy of your schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net.  Be sure to check your email for any replies if there may be a conflict with our bell schedule or additional clarification is needed.

     

    Seniors are reminded to complete the task of getting your senior portrait for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919 571-0075. This is a busy time for Prestige.  Please continue to call if there are no appointments available.

     

    Next Friday is the deadline for seniors to submit Reduced Courseload Request and Midyear Graduation Request forms.   All are accessible on the senior page of the website.  This is an extension of the original deadline. 

     

    The senior breakfast will be held on August 26th and we will need donations of all kinds to make this a fun and exciting event for our incoming seniors.  If you would like to help out in any way, please go to the following link to see what is needed:

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-senior

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Back to School Information

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/9/2019 11:35:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Our start of school information is now posted on the main page of our website.  Please scroll down to access all that is posted.  You should visit this page more than once prior to the start of school, as additional information may be posted after today.  If you prefer to have hard copies mailed, please call the main office at 919-570-5600 and we will be happy to get the information to you. 

     

    Tuesday, August 13 is Senior Orientation day for students only.  This is a nuts and bolts event from 7:30am to 11:00am.  Seniors will receive pertinent and essential information to help guide them through their senior year and the support them in their post high school planning.  Senior Information Night for seniors and parents will be Thursday, August 22 at 6:30pm.

     

    Students can access tentative schedules beginning Wednesday, August 14.  Students should be able to view their information through the app if they cannot access the information via a computer.  Minor changes continue through the start of school, so keep in mind, schedules may be adjusted even after August 14 to ensure course balancing for students and class size adjustments for teachers.  We will also begin accepting course correction requests via email that day.  You should view the course schedule and course corrections information in the start of school box on the website for instructions and reasons requests can be submitted.  

     

    If you are new to the Wake County Public School System, look for important mail early next week that will contain information for you to have access to Wake ID applications and PowerSchool.  Your students can also download the app on their phone.

     

    If you do not plan to return to Heritage High School this fall, please begin the withdrawal process immediately by calling 919-570-5600 ext 20699. 

     

    Heritage High is holding a Back to School Clothes and Shoes Drive.  Donations will be accepted on August 14th-16th from 9am-11am and 3pm-5pm.  If you have questions about our clothing giveaway please contact us at 919-570-5600 and ask to speak with Erica Davis.

     

    Juniors and seniors who missed the deadline to submit off campus pass and parking permit applications can continue to do so, but will not be able to pick up until August 23, 2019 from 10 am - noon.  

     

    Students planning to take AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Spanish, AP Calculus and AP Research this coming year are reminded to preview the summer assignments.  This information can be found on the Advanced Placement page of our website.

     

    Our ability to utilize the Remind text messaging system for full grade level messages has been halted.  While we work to secure a new resource, all parents and students are encouraged to follow us on twitter.  You can create a twitter account and follow us at @hhs_huskies.  For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    All juniors and seniors engaging in the Career and College Promise dual enrollment courses at Wake Tech should have provided a copy of your schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net by now.  Be sure to check your email for any replies requesting additional information.

     

    Seniors are reminded to complete the task of getting your senior portrait for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919-571-0075. This is a busy time for Prestige.  Please continue to call if there are no appointments available.

     

    Seniors may still submit Reduced Courseload Request and Midyear Graduation Request forms. All are accessible on the senior page of the website.  This is an extension of the original deadline.  All requests should be submitted by August 24.

     

    The senior breakfast, hosted by our PTSA, will be held on August 26th and we will need donations of all kinds to make this a fun and exciting event for our incoming seniors.  If you would like to help out in any way, please go to the following link to see what is needed:

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-senior

     

     

    Additional upcoming events:

     

    Freshmen/New Student Early Start Day – Thursday August 22, 7:00am

    Freshmen Parent/New Parent Orientation – Thursday August 22, 5:30pm

    Meet the Teacher Night – Tuesday, September 10, 6:30pm

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Start of School Information

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/1/2019 2:00:00 PM

    Dear Husky Families,

     

    We are now preparing for the start of school.  Starting next week, you can access start of school information from the main page of our website.  Please spend some time previewing all information and taking action where needed.   PowerSchool will open for students to view tentative schedules on Wednesday, August 14.

     

    If you do not plan to return to Heritage High School this fall, please begin the withdrawal process by calling 919-570-5600, ext. 20699.

     

    Welcome back to our fall athletes, band and other students who are on campus for their respective sports and programs seeking to represent our school through one or more of our respective sports teams or art programs.

     

    Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to submit parking applications now until August 9 at 2:30pm.  Seniors who submit all paperwork will be able to choose a parking spot on Senior Orientation Day.  Off campus lunch forms are also available.  This requires parent/guardian permission.  You may also submit these forms in the main office.

     

    Students planning to take AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Spanish, AP Calculus and/or AP Research this coming year are reminded to preview the summer assignments.  This information can be found on the Advanced Placement page of our website.

     

    Our ability to utilize the Remind text messaging system for full grade level messages has been halted.  While we work to secure a new resource, all parents and students are encouraged to follow us on twitter.  You can create a twitter account and follow us at @hhs_huskies.  For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.

     

    All juniors and seniors engaging in the Career and College Promise dual enrollment courses at Wake Tech should have by now provided a copy of your schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net.  Be sure to check your email for any replies if there may be a conflict with our bell schedule or additional clarification is needed.

     

    Seniors are reminded to complete the task of getting your senior portrait for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call (919) 571-0075. This is a busy time for Prestige.  Please continue to call if there are no appointments available.

     

    Seniors may still submit Reduced Courseload Request and Midyear Graduation Request forms. All are accessible on the senior page of the website.  This is an extension of the original deadline.  All requests should be submitted by Friday, August 23.

     

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming fall events:

    Class of 2020 Senior Orientation – Tuesday, August 13, 7:30am

    Freshmen/New Student Early Start Day – Thursday, August 22, 7:00am

    Freshmen Parent/New Parent Orientation – Thursday, August 22, 5:30pm

    Senior Info Night for Students and Parents – Thursday, August 22, 6:30pm

    Meet the Teacher Night – Tuesday, September 10, 6:30pm

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Summer Update

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 7/10/2019 9:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.

     

    We are preparing to transition from our current text messaging system to another resource.  We are inviting all students and parents who are not currently connected to Remind to do so by Monday, July 15 so that you are part of the transition.  Note:  If you have gotten a new cell phone number since previously joining, you’ll need to connect your phone.  Please text your specific message below to number 81010

     

    Freshmen/Class of 2023, text @23husky

    Sophomores/Class of 2022, text @22husky

    Juniors/Class of 2021, text @husky21

    Seniors/Class of 2020, text @husky20

     

    Also, as a reminder, Parking and off campus pass applications are now on the HHS website for juniors and seniors.  All forms are due by August 9 at 2:30 pm.

     

    Appointments are now open for Class of 2020 to schedule formal senior portrait sitting for the yearbook.  Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919 571-0075 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming fall events:

    Class of 2020 Senior Orientation – Tuesday, August 13, 7:30 am

    Freshmen/New Student Early Start Day – Thursday, August 22, 7:00 am

    Freshmen Parent/New Parent Orientation – Thursday, August 22, time is TBD

    Senior Info Night for Students and Parents – Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • Summer Update

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/25/2019 8:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

     

    The deadline for summer school credit recovery applications have been extended to this Thursday, June 27 at 2:30pm.

     


    Parking and off campus pass applications are now on the HHS website for juniors and seniors. All forms are due by August 9 at 2:30pm. You can make online payments beginning July 10.

     


    Appointments are now open for seniors to schedule formal senior pictures for the yearbook. Go to prestigeportraits.com or call 919 571-0075.

     

     

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming fall events:

    Class of 2019 Senior Orientation – Tuesday, August 13, 7:30am

     


    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

    Comments (-1)