• Mr. Scott Lyons

    Mr. Lyons Mr. Lyons received his BA in English from Florida State University and his MEd in English Education and Master in School Administration from North Carolina State University.

    Mr. Lyons served as an English teacher at Githens Middle School in Durham and Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh.  He has also served as an assistant principal at Enloe and as principal at Ligon Middle School, Leesville Road High School and Enloe High School.

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/11/2019 1:40:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Final exams begin Monday.  Please take a moment to review the schedule and other exam related information on the website including the processes for early dismissal.  Students must provide permission from a parent daily.  We invite you to help us with test preparation by ensuring your children have a restful night prior to exams.  As a reminder, dress code is still in effect during exams.  Pajamas are not allowed.

     

    The new semester begins on Tuesday, January 22.  Students will report directly to advisory for their second semester schedules.  Report cards for fall semester will be distributed on February 1.  We will also be able to provide midyear reports to colleges after February 1.

     

    As we begin the new semester, we also begin course registration for 2019-2020.  Please take note of some important dates:

    February 7 – Spring Semester Meet the Teacher Night, 5:30pm

    February 7 – Open House and Curriculum Fair, AP Info Night, 6:15pm

     

    Sophomores who took the PreACT received their score reports today during advisory.  You are encouraged to review the scores and information provided to help you understand what the scores mean with regard to college readiness.

     

    We are still in need of help from junior parents to assist with midyear graduation reception on Thursday, January 24.  Look for the sign up genius through the Remind text messaging system.  You can choose one or more times to assist.  You can also call Student Services at 919-570-5600, extension 20712.

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 22.  As a reminder, the state of NC pays the $94 exam registration fee for students currently enrolled in the course for which they request the exam.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”  Students may also stop by the Counseling Corner to register.

     

    Please help support the school by supporting the PTSA.   There will be a MOD Pizza Spirit Lunch on Monday the 14th from 11:00am-1:00pm.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

     

    Please see the following information from WCPSS:

     

    MEMORANDUM

    To:       All Parents and Staff of Wake County Public Schools

    From:  Stephen McLoughlin, Director Environmental & Grounds Department

    Re:       Annual Notification: Asbestos Management Plan

    Date:   December 2018

     
    In the fall of 1989, in compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazards Emergency Response Act (AHERA), the school system had inspections conducted in each of our school buildings for the purpose of identifying asbestos-containing building materials.  The inspection findings and resulting asbestos Management Plans have been on file in each school administrative office since that time.  Management Plans for all schools are also available in the Environmental and Grounds Department Office. 

    The EPA requires us to perform periodic surveillances of the asbestos materials every 6 (six) months.  No significant changes in the asbestos material were noted during the 2017-18 school year. 

    Every 3 (three) years, the EPA requires the school system to have the asbestos materials re-inspected by an accredited Asbestos Inspector or Management Planner.  The Management Planner then reviews the results of the re-inspection and recommends actions that should be taken to safely manage each of the identified asbestos materials in school buildings.

    The latest re-inspection was conducted in the Summer of 2016.  All asbestos materials were found to be in satisfactory condition and will be managed, in place, as recommended by the accredited Management Planner.  The next accredited re-inspection will occur in the Summer of 2019. 

    The results of all periodic surveillances and three-year re-inspections are on file in the Environmental and Grounds Department administrative office located on Rock Quarry Rd.  You may view these documents during normal business hours by appointment (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM).  You may contact the Customer Service Hotline (919) 856-8120 to reach the Asbestos AHERA Designee, Stephen McLoughlin, for more detailed information about the program or questions regarding a specific building.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/4/2019 10:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    The final exam schedule for first semester will be posted on our website this weekend and will occur the week of January 14.

     

    Students who took the PSAT can now pick up a hard copy of their score report and test booklet from their advisory teacher.  We invite you to review the score report and explanations together.  Students can now access the My College Quickstart and Khan Academy test prep resources.  Counselors are also available to assist with understanding PSAT scores.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.  The deadline to register is next week.

     

    We are approaching the final days of the fall semester.  The last late work deadline is Friday, January 11 and exams begin on Monday, January 14.  Please be sure to review the exam schedule in the calendar section of the website.  Senior exam exemptions are in effect for those who are eligible.  You can find exam exemption information in the senior planning guide, posted on the senior page of the website.

     

    Course registration kickoff for 2019-20 begins in just a couple of weeks; however, fall semester teachers will be having course recommendation discussions with students for next year on Tuesday, January 8.  Course registration materials will be available to view by the beginning of February.

     

    Calling all Junior Parents!  Heritage High continues the tradition of junior parents supporting seniors and senior parents.  We are seeking parent volunteers to assist with the midyear graduation reception as well as senior class night reception in the spring.  If you are able to assist, please email lafaison@wcpss.net or call Student Services at 919-570-5600, extension 20712.

     

    AP Exam registration is now underway.  Students enrolled in AP classes should register between now and February 22.  The link is found on the academic page of the school website, under “Advanced Placement.”

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/14/2018 10:55:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Students wishing to validate absences and make up missing work are invited to attend Saturday School tomorrow, from 8:00 am to noon in the Media Center.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Calling all Junior Parents!  Heritage High continues the tradition of junior parents supporting seniors and senior parents through hosting midyear graduation reception in January.  Junior parents are needed on January 24, 2019, anytime between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  If interested, please call Student Services at 919-570-5600, extension 20712.

     

    Students who took the PSAT in October can now access their scores if they have a CollegeBoard account.  The CollegeBoard will also provide a paper copy soon.  Students will receive the paper copy as well as their test booklet back.  Counselors will be available to assist students in how to interpret the scores and use them to help prepare for college admissions and future potential AP courses.  Students needing assistance or just wanting to create their account with a counselor present can stop by the Counseling Corner during their lunch.

     

    Next Friday, December 20, is the deadline for seniors who wish to have a reduced course load for spring semester to submit their request.  Forms are available in Student Services and Counseling Corner.

     

    Students who are considering taking an online NCVPS course during spring semester should submit the application prior to winter break for consideration.  Applications can be found on the academic page of the website and at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Tuesday, December 18 is the final cap and gown order day for seniors.  Any senior who has not placed their order for cap/gown must do so by this date.  All seniors must have a cap/gown to participate in graduation activities.  This is also the ring delivery day for anyone who has purchased a class ring.

     

    Husky Athletics presents Bingo Night on Tuesday, December 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the HHS Main Gym.  Please join us for games, food and prizes.

     

    Messages from your PTSA:

     

    PTSA seeks parent volunteers for the December 21 early release luncheon for staff.  Please respond to the link you received via text message to confirm how you would like to help.  If you did not receive the link via text message, you can find it here:  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-teacher

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 12/7/2018 12:25:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Our School Improvement Team is always looking for feedback from all stakeholders.  The team would like PARENT input.  If you are the parent of a student at Heritage High School, please take a moment to fill out the survey at the following link:  http://bit.ly/HHSFallParentSurvey

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery gives students the chance to “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.  You and your student can learn more about this unique opportunity by visiting the parent page of the district website and clicking the relative links.  Applications are due no later than December 14 to Ms. Williams in Student Services. 

     

    Any senior who wishes to have a reduced course load for spring semester may submit a request form until December 20.  Forms are available in Student Services and Counseling Corner.

     

    Students who are considering taking an online NCVPS course during spring semester should submit the application prior to winter break for consideration.  Applications can be found on the academic page of the website and at the Counseling Corner.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Midyear graduates are reminded to begin preparing for the end of the semester.  Whether leaving in December or January, midyear graduate senior fees should be paid prior to winter break in the main office or through Online Payments.  Outstanding fines should also be paid in order to be cleared for graduation.

     

    Calling all Junior Parents!  Heritage High continues the tradition of junior parents supporting seniors and senior parents by hosting a midyear graduation reception in January.  Junior parents are needed on January 24, 2019, anytime between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  If interested, please call Student Services at 919-570-5600 extension 20712.

     

    CollegeBoard will release PSAT scores on December 11.  Students may access their score report online once they have set up a CollegeBoard account.  Parents, please resist the urge to set up the account for your child, as this may create challenges for students who need to access their accounts during the school day.  Students needing assistance or just wanting to create their account with the counselor present can stop by the Counseling Corner during their lunch.

     

    Tuesday, December 18 is the final cap and gown order day for seniors.  Any senior who has not placed their order for cap/gown must do so by this date.  All seniors must have a cap/gown to participate in graduation activities.  This is also the ring delivery day for anyone who has purchased a class ring.

     

    Messages from your PTSA:

     

    PTSA seeks parent volunteers for the December 21 early release luncheon for staff.  Please respond to the link you received via text message to confirm how you would like to help.  If you did not receive the link via text message, you can find it here:  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-teacher

     

    Thank you for making the MOD Pizza Spirit Night in November a success! We raised $261.78! 

     

    The HHS PTSA is reaching out for donations to for our annual Teacher and Staff appreciation Holiday gifts on December 20th. Please open this sign up genius for the details. We are so grateful for all that you have done this year to support the HHS PTSA! 

    https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0b4cafa629a31-holiday/2159906

     

    The PTSA Hospitality Chairs are hosting the early release Teachers and Staff Luncheon on December 21,2018. We welcome parent volunteers to help with this event. go to the volunteer page to sign up!  https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com 

     

    Please continue to donate to the NO Fuss Fundraiser and join the HHS PTSA!

    We continue to raise funds throughout the entire school year!  A wonderful gift and tax deductible! Please go to the HHS PTSA page on the school website to join and donate today!

     https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/30/2018 6:50:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    The November 19 edition of our HHS Scholarship Bulletin is still available.  We also invite underclassmen to peruse the bulletins, as there are contests and scholarships available for all students.  You can also find the bulletin posted to the senior page of the website, under “Financial Aid/Scholarships.”

     

    Parents, we ask that you partner with us in the effort to ensure that students are honoring the dress code policy.  Expectations remain the same since the start of the year, especially with regard to earbuds, headgear, leggings, and more.  We are hopeful that students will respond with redirection and reminders.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Midyear graduates are reminded to prepare for the end of the semester.  Whether leaving in December or January, midyear graduate senior fees should be paid prior to winter break in the main office or through online payments.  Outstanding fines should also be paid in order to be cleared for graduation.

     

    Heritage High continues the tradition of junior parents supporting seniors and senior parents through hosting midyear graduation reception in January.  Junior parents are needed on January 24, 2019, anytime between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  If interested, please call our Student Services at 919-570-5600, extension 20712.

     

    CollegeBoard will release PSAT scores between December 10 – 12.  Students may access their score report online once they have set up a CollegeBoard account.  Parents, please resist the urge to set up the CollegeBoard account for your child, as this may create challenges for students who need to access their accounts during the school day.  Students needing assistance from their counselor in setting up their account can stop by the Counseling Corner during their lunch.

     

    Any senior who wishes to have a reduced course load for spring semester may submit a request form until December 20.  Forms are available in Student Services and at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Students who are considering taking an online NCVPS course during spring semester should submit the application prior to winter break for consideration.  Applications can be found on the academic page of the website and at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Tuesday, December 18 is the final cap and gown order day for seniors.  Any senior who has not placed their order for cap/gown must do so by this date.  All seniors must have a cap/gown to participate in graduation activities.  This is also the ring delivery day for anyone who has purchased a class ring.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery gives students the chance to “test out” or bypass a course if they have already mastered the content.  You and your student can learn more about this unique opportunity by visiting the parent page of the district website and clicking the relative links.  Applications are due no later than December 14 to Ms. Williams in Student Services. 

     

    PTSA seeks parent volunteers for the December 21 early release luncheon for staff.  Please respond to the link you received via text message to confirm how you would like to help.  If you did not receive the link via text message, you can find it here:  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080C4EAFAD2EA5FA7-teacher

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/16/2018 8:20:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    Thank you to the parents at conference night for your patience last night as we needed to exit the building quickly due to the fire alarm.  There was no fire and the district is working to resolve the sensor issue.  We will be reaching out to parents who were unable to meet during their scheduled time to determine an alternative time to meet or communicate.

     

    Next week is a two-day school week, with Tuesday being an early release day.  WCPSS is observing the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday to Friday.

     

    Midyear graduates who missed the graduation meeting this week 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.

     

    The Wake Forest Martin Luther King Celebration Committee invites students to participate in the annual MLK competition in January.  Students can show their talents in the areas of performing arts, oratory and writing.  Please encourage your child to participate.  Details are available at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Seniors who have yet to order a cap and gown will have until Josten’s final order day on December 18.  Orders can be placed online prior to that date.  Go to www.jostens.com and indicate Heritage High School.

     

    A message from your PTSA:

    If you have not already, please link your Harris Teeter and Lowe’s Foods cards to Heritage High School.

     

    Before doing your holiday shopping please check out the PTSA home page for other ways to help support our school. There are links on there for Dell and other store sites.

     

    Warm regards,

     

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/9/2018 10:25:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    Report cards were distributed today during advisory.  If you do not receive a report card and cannot access Powerschool, please call 919-570-5600, ext 20699.

     

    We are continuing to accept conference requests with teachers on Thursday, November 15, between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Please call by Wednesday of next week.  The number is 919 570 5600, ext 20712.  We encourage students to take an active part in these meetings.

     

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

     

    Junior Marshal applications are due on Friday, November 16 at 2:30 pm.  Juniors with at least a 3.75 weighted GPA are invited to apply. 

     

    UNC Project Uplift for Juniors, UNC Renaissance for Sophomores, Wake Forest University PreCollege and several other opportunities are now accepting applications.  Remind your student to visit the Counseling Corner during lunch to obtain the information.

     

    November 12 – No School, Holiday

     

    From your PTSA President, Monica Massey:

     

    Our next PTSA meeting will be held this upcoming Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm at Heritage High School.

     

    HHS PTSA Spirit Night will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at MOD PIZZA on Rogers Road in Wake Forest. Come out and join us. The proceeds from this event will help fund scholarships, teacher mini grants and student events this year. Please be sure to let the cashier know you are there to support HHS PTSA.

     

    We are still accepting PTSA memberships and NO Fuss Fundraiser donations for the 2018-19 school year.  You can simply go to the Heritage High School website and click on the PTSA  page to join and donate online!  https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com 

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 11/2/2018 2:55:00 PM

    The deadline for students to submit the Prudential Spirit of Community Award application is November 6.  If your child has exceptional community service, please encourage participation.  Students can stop by the Counseling Corner for more details. 

     

    In an effort to raise achievement and close gaps, Heritage High sponsors a chapter of the National Achievers Society.  The application period is now open and will close on November 9. 

     

    Report cards will be distributed to students on Friday, November 9.

     

    Teachers will be available on Thursday, November 15, to discuss student status with parents and students that day from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Call now to schedule your meeting times at 919 570 5600 ext 20712.  Space is limited and conference availability is first come, first served.  We encourage students to take an active part in these meetings.

     

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

     

    Junior Marshal applications are still available.  HHS has a new process this year.  Juniors with at least a 3.75 weighted GPA, are invited to apply.  Applications are now available in Student Services.  Deadline is November 16.

     

    November 12 – No School, Holiday

     

    From your PTSA president:

    HHS PTSA November Spirit Night on 11/14  from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. MOD Pizza on Rogers Road in Wake Forest. Come join us! Please let them know at the register you are supporting HHS! 

     

    Thank you to our parent volunteers that helped make Heritage Homecoming and Powderpuff a success this year! Thank you to everyone that donated to the Giving Tree Event! Your support helps to fund Senior Scholarships and Teacher Mini Grants this year!

     

    We are still accepting donations to the NO Fuss Fundraiser and PTSA Memberships for the 2018-19 School Year.  You can access the links online on the PTSA page on our school website.

    -- https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com

     

     The next PTSA Board meeting is November 14th at 6:30 pm. in the HHS Media Center.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/26/2018 11:10:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Spanish Honor Society and National Achievers Society are hosting a Zumba session at 3:00 pm tomorrow, October 27, in the commons.  Admission is $5.  All of the proceeds go to support El Pueblo.  Please arrive by 2:45 pm to begin promptly at 3:00 pm.

     

    FAFSA Day is tomorrow, October 27.  This is a free event sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina and is a resource to assist families with 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.

     

    We would like to invite you to our Core Subject Honor Society Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium.  Math, Science, Social Studies and English will all be represented and inducting new students into their subject honor societies.  A reception will follow.

     

    A new senior scholarship bulletin is now available.   View the document on the senior page of the school website, under financial aid.

     

    The deadline for students to submit the Prudential Spirit of Community Award application is November 6.  If your child has exceptional community service, please encourage participation.  Students can stop by the Counseling Corner for more details. 

     

    In an effort to raise achievement and close gaps, Heritage High sponsors a chapter of the National Achievers Society.  Application period is now open through November 9.

     

    The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is still open and we are seeking students to participate.  This year’s topic is “Why My Vote Matters”.  Students could earn up to $30,000 for their participation.  If your child enjoys civics related topics and writing, please encourage him or her.  The deadline is October 31.  Students can get more information from Student Services.

     

    It is time for the Junior Marshal selection process to begin.  HHS has a new process this year.  Juniors with at least a 3.75 weighted GPA are invited to apply.  Applications are now available in Student Services.  Deadline is November 16.

     

    Additional dates:
    November 1 – Pre-ACT for all sophomores

    November 9 – Quarter 1 Report cards will be distributed

    November 12 – No School

    November 13 – Midyear graduation meeting for all candidates and parents

    November 15 – Fall Parent/Teacher conference night


    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • K9 Search

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/24/2018 12:25:00 PM

    Heritage High School Parents,

     

    Because it is important to us to keep you informed, I wanted you to be aware of actions taken at our school this morning.

     

    Wake Forest police officers visited campus as part of our effort to keep illegal drugs out of our schools.

     

    K-9 Patrol Units conducted a search walking the dogs through the student parking lot.

     

    These kinds of searches are conducted regularly across our district. Schools are not contacted prior to K-9 exercises.

     

    School staff and law enforcement work together to keep all Wake County Public School campuses, students and staff safe.

     

    We will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students.

     

    Thank you for your continued support of our school.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

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