• 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 7/10/2020 12:25:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    We hope this message finds you safe and healthy and that you are finding time this summer to enjoy family and friends.  This message is to provide you with a few updates as we prepare for the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year.

     

    The WCPSS School Board approved the recommendation to begin the school year while maintaining social distancing in classrooms and on buses. In order to do this, students will be divided into 3 groups.  The week of August 17 and the week of August 24, each cohort will attend 1 day of school each week for orientation purposes.  After the first two weeks:

     

    Week of August 31:  Group 1 comes to school while Groups 2 and 3 engage in remote learning

    Week of Sept 7: Group 2 comes to school while Groups 1 and 3 engage in remote learning

    Week of Sept 14: Group 3 comes to school while Groups 1 and 2 engage in remote learning

    This cycle will be repeated. 

     

    Groups are being assigned at the district level.  We anticipate students will know their assigned cohort by the beginning of August.

     

    If you haven’t already, please visit the district’s “Return to Campus” website.  You can access it from our school website and click on COVID 19 Update or go directly to www.wcpss.net/returntocampus. 

     

    The WCPSS Virtual Academy is an online learning option for students this school year who may, for health reasons or other, choose not to engage in a face to face learning environment.  You can find information about the virtual academy as well as the “apply” link on the return to campus page or go directly to www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy.   Students who participate in the virtual academy are expected to commit for the entire semester.  Students can choose fall or fall and spring semesters.  Requests should be submitted by July 20.

     

    Please mark your calendar for:

    Tuesday, August 11 - Senior Orientation

    Wednesday, August 12 - New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Senior Info Night

    Whether face to face or virtual, we hope that you are able to join us for these events.  More details to come.

     

    We will continue to provide Driver’s Eligibility Certificates by appointment only, per district guidelines.  Send email to dcwilliams@wcpss.net to get started.

     

    If you need to reach someone, you may leave a message at our main number 919-570-5600.

     

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Message to Grades 9-11

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/26/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Credit recovery summer school begins July 7 and will operate virtually.  Applications are still being accepted.  If your child did not earn a credit in a core course (English, Math, Science, Social Studies), you can access the application from the academic page of the website, under the “Summer School” tab.  Completed applications can be returned directly via email to kferrell@wcpss.net or faxed to 919-670-4212.

     

    Report cards are being mailed by request only this year.  If you would like a final copy of your child’s report card, please call 919-570-5600 and leave a message in the general mailbox.  You can also send an email request to hhs-grades@wcpss.net. 

     

    Several features in PowerSchool will be disabled beginning today throughout the summer as we prepare for the upcoming school year.  We will let you know when the features have been restored.

     

    AP exam scores will be released beginning July 15.  Students have until June 30 to verify all account information, especially email and HHS school code (344118) to ensure access to scores.

     

    Due to the extended Stage 2 phase of COVID-19 management, HHS will no longer be able to host the ACT exam administration in July.  If your child has registered for the July ACT, please wait to receive an official email directly from ACT for options concerning July testing.

     

    Students planning to take CCP courses in the fall semester are reminded to email a copy of the schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net. 

     

    We will continue to issue Driver’s Eligibility Certificates following district guidelines.  Instructions are posted under the remote learning tab of our school website.  To start the process, you must first forward the confirmation email of the DMV appointment to dcwilliams@wcpss.net.

     

    You can access any updates regarding the start of school via our school website and periodic principal messages throughout the summer.  You’re encouraged to check the website weekly.  At present, district leadership continues to discuss options and is awaiting information from the state level to further prepare.

     

    Please remember, our building remains closed until further notice.  If you need assistance, please leave a message at our main number, 919-570-5600.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Final Principal Message to Graduates

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/26/2020 9:15:00 AM

    Hello, Husky Graduates,

     

    This is the final weekly message for the Class of 2020 Graduates. 

     

    Once the year-end transition process take place starting June 30, graduates will no longer have access to their WCPSS email account or information kept in any folder under their wakeid account.  Please encourage your graduate to check for anything they may need to save to another source prior to June 30.

     

    This past week our staff has been preparing final transcripts to colleges indicated on the graduate intention survey.  There is no need for students to send another email to make this request. Graduates who have had a college change or general transcript questions should send an email to pjenks@wcpss.net. CFNC also released electronic transcripts this week to NC colleges and universities.

     

    Final transcripts are also being uploaded to the NCAA portal for all student athletes who have an eligibility center account.

     

    Class of 2020 graduates who took AP exams only have until June 30 to enter or change the code for the college they want to receive scores.  AP scores must come directly from CollegeBoard to the selected college, and graduates are solely responsible for this task.  They should log into their myap.collegeboard.org account.

     

    AP exam scores will be released beginning July 15.  Students have until June 30 to verify all account information, especially email and HHS school code (344118) to ensure access to scores.

     

    If you would like to view or purchase proofs of photos taken by Lifetouch during the Husky Graduate walk, please refer to the flyer placed in the Class of 2020 bag. 

     

    Again, congratulations to all graduates.  We wish you all the success and happiness in the world.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/19/2020 1:45:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Congratulations to all of the Class of 2020 graduates.  We hope and wish only the best for each of our graduates.  Transcripts will be sent from CFNC beginning June 24.  As a courtesy, Heritage High will also mail a hardcopy as a backup method to colleges graduates indicated on the graduate intention survey.  Please email pjenks@wcpss.net if there has been a change in the college or university.  Transcripts will also be uploaded to the NCAA eligibility center.

     

    We have concluded textbook drop off and yearbook pick up opportunities until we return in August.  If you’ve missed picking up your yearbook, they will be distributed to you when school begins again.

     

    Credit recovery summer school begins on July 7.  Applications are available online on the academic page of the website under the summer school tab and should be submitted by next Friday, June 26 either by email to kferrell@wcpss.net or fax to 919-670-4212, attention “Summer School.”

     

    Students taking NCVPS courses will receive usernames and passwords via the student’s WCPSS email next week.  Students should be prepared and ready to begin on July 7, the first day of summer session.

     

    Students planning to take CCP courses in the fall semester are reminded to email a copy of the schedule to dcwilliams@wcpss.net. 

     

    Our building remains closed until further notice.  If you need assistance, please leave a message at our main number, 919-570-5600, which is checked regularly.

     

    I hope everyone has an amazing summer.  Please take time to relax with your family and friends to recharge for next year.  I will send out messages over the summer as decisions are made about school for next year.  I cannot wait until we can all be under one roof again safely.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/5/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Teacher grades in PowerSchool are posted and the HHS grade change form is now available for download in English and Spanish from the main page of our website.  All students and parents need to complete and return the form.  We will accept the form via fax (919-670-4212), US mail, email (hhs-grades@wcpss.net), or hand delivery drop off on June 9 or 11 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  We are asking students and parents to please plan accordingly to meet the June 12 deadline.  Parents/guardians can request a hardcopy to be mailed by calling 919-570-5600, ext. 20712.

     

    Counselors remain available throughout the week for academic planning.  You can request a conference by emailing the assigned counselor.

     

    Students are still encouraged to engage in remote learning through next week.  Even though work will not count in a student’s grade, we are dedicated to continue to provide learning opportunities for students through the end of the school year.

     

    Please review all upcoming dates and events:

     

    Monday, June 8:  Whole School and Senior awards video release.  Access link from main page of website. 

    Tuesday, June 9:  Final yearbook pick up, Textbook drop off day #2, awards pick up, senior items pick up, grade decision form drop off from 1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm

    Thursday, June 11:  Graduation on WCPSS YouTube station at 2:00 pm (link will be on the website) and Final textbook drop off day, awards pick up, grade decision form drop off from 1:00 pm  –  4:00 pm

    Friday, June 12:  Husky Graduate Walk – Class of 2020 Graduation Event

    Monday, August 17:  First day of school for 2020-2021

     

    Seniors and senior parents who missed the graduation meeting last week can view the recorded presentation on the senior page of our website.  Details of the Graduate Walk and the specific walk route are included with the presentation.  It is imperative that all guidelines are followed for safety of participants and staff and to ensure the success of the event.  If you have questions after viewing the presentation, contact Ms. Williams at dcwilliams@wcpss.net.

     

    Please encourage your son/daughter to explore the Virtual Learning Page found on the HHS Career Development Services website. For a link to those resources:

    https://create.piktochart.com/output/46110475-my-visual

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Recent Events and Unity

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 6/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    At this time in our lives, we are not only dealing with COVID-19 and the impacts it has had on our world, but also the troubling events playing out in Minneapolis and across the country.  I recognize that these events impact all of us, but may have a greater impact on certain members of our immediate community.  I want to take a moment to echo the statement made by Board Chair Sutton and Superintendent Moore: To be sure, the racist actions of a few do not define our school system.  However, we cannot be silent in the face of racism in our community or beyond.  Our  Core Beliefs compel us to see, to understand and to interrupt racism in all its forms.  Let us all seek to find our way through this difficult time.  I encourage everyone in the Husky community to choose love and not hate.  Recent events remind us that we need to keep our equity work at the forefront of what we do.  We can take good care of one another by ensuring our words and actions model our core beliefs and build strong relationships throughout the community.  Thank you for staying Husky strong.

     

    If you wish to participate, WCPSS is holding a #NoHateInWake discussion/chat tomorrow at 6:00 pm.  Please see the link on Twitter to register.

    https://twitter.com/wcpssequity/status/1267907604233273345?s=12

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message to Seniors

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 5/29/2020 12:20:00 PM

    Hello, Seniors and Families,

     

    It was great to see many of you at the senior parade this past Tuesday.  We enjoyed getting the opportunity to celebrate our seniors.

     

    There will be a brief virtual graduation meeting on Tuesday, June 2 by alpha groups at 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm.  The access links were sent via email to parent addresses and will be sent to seniors via their Remind text system.  We will cover details about the Husky Graduate Walk and answer questions.  Initial information has been posted on the senior page of the website and is still accessible.  Click on the graduation tab for details.

     

    The senior page of the website is now updated with the remaining campus events for seniors to manage needs for closing out for the school year.  This includes makeup opportunities for those who did not receive yard signs, honor stoles, cords, graduation orders or yearbooks.  Seniors who still need to return textbooks can do so on Thursday, June 4 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  Please continue to revisit the senior page for up to date information.

     

    In lieu of Senior Awards Night, a special Senior Awards video is scheduled for release on June 8.  Award recipients will be invited to campus to pick up certificates and other award items on June 9 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Parents and guardians will receive communication via email in advance if the student will be featured in the video and has any items for pick up.

     

    Message from the Wake Weekly – The Deadline is Today:

     

    My name is Shawn Taylor, I’m the editor of the Wake Weekly newspaper.  In years past, we’ve published a special graduation edition of our newspaper where we list all the names of every graduating senior in our area. This year we wanted to do something special for the class of 2020.   In the June 18th edition of The Wake Weekly will we publish not just names but also photos and messages from family members of graduating seniors in our area. We’re looking for parents and families to submit these photos and messages to us. This is a free service — we want these graduates to be recognized in their local paper.  Families wishing to participate should fill out a form.  The form is available at https://wakeweekly.com/wake-graduation. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 29.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Weekly Message to Grades 9-11

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 5/29/2020 12:15:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies (grades 9-11),

     

    Our website is a major resource for parents and students during school closure.   All parents and guardians are invited to visit the site often for updates, especially our Remote Learning Page, Principal Messages, Student Services and Senior Page as well as the Academic Page.

     

    The deadline for students to submit course change requests for next year is June 1.  Students can access the link from the academic page of our website under the Course Registration tab. 

     

    AP Makeup Testing is from June 1 – 5.  Students are encouraged to read the makeup testing information on the academic page of our website, under the Advanced Placement tab.  This provides resources, instructions and support for makeup testing issues.  Ask your students to check emails often so that they can respond and confirm their exam to receive an “e-ticket” to test.

     

    All teachers will post final numerical grades for all students by June 5.  Beginning that day, students will need to submit and return completed grade choice forms.  We will send a special announcement when and where the forms are available as well as options for returning the form.  All students will need to return the form no later than June 12. 

     

    As a reminder, students still have time to submit assignments to teachers as an effort to increase current grades.  They need to reach out to their teachers for clarity about what they can do and when assignments are due.

     

    Parents and guardians will receive communication via email in advance if students will be featured in the whole school awards video and has any items for pick up.  The video will be released on June 8.  Students can pick up awards items on June 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

     

    Yearbook pickup will be on June 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Heritage High School.

     

    As we prepare for closing out the school year, take note of the following dates and activities: 

    June 2:  Spring sports uniform drop off from 1 pm – 3 pm at the gym patio area

    June 4:  Textbook drop off day and pick up personal items from the building from 1 pm – 4 pm

    June 8:  Whole School and Senior awards video release

    June 9:  Textbook drop off day #2, award pick up, grade decision form drop off, yearbook pickup and pick up personal items from the building

    June 11:  Final textbook drop off day, award pick up, grade decision form drop off

    June 12:  Husky Graduate Walk – Class of 2020 Graduation Event

     

    Please encourage your son/daughter to explore the Virtual Learning Page found on the HHS Career Development Services website. For a link to those resources:  https://create.piktochart.com/output/46110475-my-visual

     

    If you need to reach a staff member but are unable to electronically, you can call 919-570-5600, ext. 20712 and leave a detailed message.  This number is checked daily for messages.

     

    National Science Honor Society applications are currently being accepted for rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors).  To submit your application, please visit the following link:  National Science Honor Society Application- Rising Juniors and Seniors.  The link is also on our website.  The deadline to apply is June 5.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Weekly Message to Seniors

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 5/22/2020 9:45:00 AM

    Hello, Seniors,

     

    The deadline for seniors to log in and review their information for the virtual graduation ceremony is today at 6:00 pm.  Seniors can review and leave a message if something should be corrected.  Those who desire to upload a cap and gown photo can also do so on this site.  Students who do not have either a senior portrait or photo in cap and gown on file will have the current photo from PowerSchool used for the ceremony.  The website is www.wcpssclassof2020.com

     

    If you have not already, please go to the senior page of the school website to view updates and a list of our honor graduates.  There you will find details about Tuesday, May 26. Senior drop off and pick up event as well as the parade.  Our PTSA is excited to be able to provide every senior with a Heritage High Class of 2020 yard sign.  We hope many, if not all seniors can show up to get one.  All these activities will take place in the rear of the school.  Students should park in an available parking space and walk to tables they need.  Please remind your senior to adhere to social distancing guidelines when on campus.  All who plan to report to campus are asked to view this information prior to arriving to help all who are on campus stay safe.  Yearbooks will be on sale from 1pm – 4pm during the event.  Only cards will be accepted. 

     

    Some parents have asked about providing signs and posters for the senior parade.  You are welcome to bring them and set them up on Monday.  They can be a stick in the ground on foundation drive or on a fence in the student parking lot.  You are not permitted to put signs on the baseball or softball fields.  All signs must be removed by May 27.  As a reminder, we are held to social distancing guidelines, but SGA is excited to offer seniors this fun opportunity. 

     

    In lieu of Senior Night, a special Senior Awards video is tentatively scheduled for release on June 8.  Award recipients will be invited to campus to pick up certificates and other award items on June 9, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Parents and guardians will receive communication in advance if the student will be featured in the video and has any items for pick up.

     

    Seniors have until the end of next week to complete their graduate intention survey.  This is mandatory in order to be cleared for graduation.  Seniors are able to indicate which college should receive their final transcript and whether or not a final transcript needs to be sent to NCAA.  Counselors are reaching out directly to seniors who have not done so.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Weekly Message to Grades 9-11

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 5/22/2020 9:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Information slides and presentations from the freshman, sophomore and junior virtual meetings can be found on the Student Services page of our school website.  Click on the specific grade level to access these items.  All who missed the sessions are encouraged to watch

     

    We are still accepting course change requests.  Students can access the link from the academic page of our website under the Course Registration tab.  Deadline is June 1.

     

    Congratulations to all of our students who completed AP exams.  Those who were unable to test in these past two weeks will be provided with another opportunity during the June 1 – 5 late testing sessions.  Ask your students to check emails often so that they can respond and confirm their exam to receive an “e-ticket” to test.

     

    There is still time for students to work on and submit assignments for a chance to improve their course average before teachers post final grades on June 5.  There will be a quick turn-around for families to submit the grade choice form by June 12.  This is a one-time decision not to be revisited once made.  You’re encouraged to seek academic advising from your assigned counselor as well as view resources on the Remote Learning page of our website.  Our counseling team has added a document to guide you through the process of calculating a GPA, for those of you who need it.  This form will be available in early June. 

     

    Please encourage your son/daughter to explore the Virtual Learning Page found on the HHS Career Development Services website. For a link to those resources:

    https://create.piktochart.com/output/46110475-my-visual

     

    Students interested in taking courses at Wake Tech through the Career and College Promise program have until May 29 to view the mandatory online information session and complete the survey.  After this date the info session will no longer be available until enrollment begins again for spring.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu to access these resources.

     

    Upcoming events:

    June 4:  Textbook drop off day #1 (1pm – 4pm)

    June 8:  Tentative release date of school awards video.  Parents of award recipients will be notified in advance of students who will be recognized.

    June 9:  Textbook drop off day #2 (1pm – 4pm), award pick up, grade decision form drop off

    June 11:  Final textbook drop off day, award pick up, grade decision form drop off

     

    If you need to reach a staff member but are unable to electronically, you can call 919-570-5600, ext. 20712 and leave a detailed message.  This number is checked daily for messages.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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