• 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 3/15/2019 7:45:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Career Readiness Academy, one of only 5 in the country funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation! This is an extraordinary opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to learn leadership skills, gain an internship or apprenticeship with a local business, receive job training from industry experts, and learn basic financial literacy skills.   The application deadline is March 29. For complete information, visit: https://wakeforestchamber.org/program/career-readiness-lab/

     

    Students have now had more than Two weeks to enter their initial course selections in PowerSchool.  The deadline is Monday morning.  Students who have chosen not to complete this task will have their courses chosen for them and will not have the opportunity to make changes later.  Course selections impact many things, including electives that can be scheduled and staffing needs.  We invite you to partner with us by checking in with your freshman, sophomore or junior to ensure this task is accomplished by this weekend. 

     

    The largest college fair in our area is next week on Tuesday, March 19 at the Raleigh Convention Center from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public, but students should preregister at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf to avoid the long lines.

     

    Thursday, April 4 is Sophomore/Junior Info Night.  Our counseling department provides this opportunity for sophomores, juniors and their parents/guardians to capture critical information for next year and post high school planning.  This will take place in the auditorium at 6:30 pm.

     

    Deadline to order legacy bricks is 4/5/19.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Seniors who missed the senior fee deadline can still pay the fee via online payments or in person at the main office. 

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for your child this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    HHS PTA Spirit night on Thursday, March 21st from 5:00 -8:00 pm at Freddy's located at 11708 Retail Drive, Wake Forest. Please come support your school and your PTA!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/8/2019 9:15:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    There is a free workshop and mini job fair on Friday, March 15, from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Renaissance Center in Wake Forest.  Participants will learn skills to effectively apply, interview and maintain employment status.  Interested students should contact our Career Development Coordinator directly at dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Students have one more week to log into Powerschool to make course selections for next year.  All juniors who have had their counselor conference should have already entered their course selections.  Counselors will be meeting with remaining students throughout next week.

     

    Deadline to order legacy bricks is Friday, April 5.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Seniors who missed the senior fee deadline can still pay the fee via online payments or in person at the main office. 

     

    The largest college fair in our area will be Tuesday, March 19 at the Raleigh Convention Center from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The event is free but students should preregister at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf to avoid the long lines.

     

    Next week is the final multicultural book donation week.  If you have children or teen books with diverse subjects, our African American Literature students are collecting them as part of a donation effort for a local charity.  You can drop your books off at the main office.

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 3/1/2019 8:40:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    Starting this week through March 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.  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.

     

    Junior conferences will continue through next week.  We invite you to have a conversation with your junior about their one-on-one meeting to discuss graduation status and post high school plans.  Counselors are also available to meet upon request.

     

    PowerSchool will be open for students to select courses until March 18.  Counselors are meeting with freshmen and sophomores over the next few weeks to assist.  Juniors should designate time between now and March 18 to complete their course selections after their junior conference.  Instructions are posted on the course registration page of the website.  Students may log in as many times as needed prior to March 18 to make changes.  We invite you to support your students in this phase of course registration by dedicating time to view what your child has selected for next year.  After the March 18 deadline, students will have another opportunity to make any additional changes needed prior to the end of this school year.  Counselors are still available for academic planning meetings upon request.

     

    Deadline to order legacy bricks is 4/5/19.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    A new scholarship bulletin has been released for seniors with funding opportunities for students who wish to attend either a 2 or 4 year institution.  Some scholarships do not have a GPA requirement.  There are a wide variety and all seniors are encouraged to browse this edition.  They can get one during the school day or you can download it from the senior page of our website.

     

    The deadline to pay the $20 senior fee is today, March 1.  Payments can be made online.

     

    Registration is now open for the NACAC Greater Raleigh College Fair.  This is a free event that includes almost 200 colleges and universities across the country.  It will be on Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center.  To avoid long lines, students should preregister at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf.

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    Friday, March 8 is an early release day for students.  As a reminder, all students must exit the building and should not remain on campus for any reason as it is a professional development period for staff.  If you carpool, please make arrangements for pick up by the 11:48 am dismissal.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/22/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    The deadline for AP exam registration is today.  The registration system will close at 9:00 pm and will not reopen.  We hope that students have taken the necessary steps to complete this process in order to have the opportunity to earn college credit.

     

    PowerSchool officially opens on Monday for students to enter their initial course selections for 2019-2020.  Counselors are meeting with freshmen and sophomores over the next few weeks to assist.  Juniors should designate time between Monday, February 25 and Monday, March 18 to complete their course selections after their junior conference.  Instructions are posted on the course registration page of the website.  Students may log in as many times as needed prior to March 18 to make changes.  We invite parents to support your child(ren) in this phase of course registration by dedicating time to view what your child has selected for next year.  After the March 18 deadline, students will have an opportunity to make any additional changes needed prior to the end of this school year.  Counselors are still available for academic planning meetings upon request.

     

    This month we have been celebrating Black History and would like to invite you to our Black History program on Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium, sponsored by our National Achievers Society. 

     

    Next Friday, March 1 is Dual Enrollment Day.  Students have an opportunity to learn more about how to take college courses for free during their junior and senior year.  Please encourage your students to interact and increase their knowledge about the process.  You may also go to ccp.waketech.edu to learn more.

     

    If you are interested in gaining community service hours, sign-ups to volunteer to be a "Buddy" for the Wake Forest Dream League are open from now until February 28th!  It is required that you attend at least 3 out of the 6 games through the spring season. All games are located at the lower baseball fields here at Heritage High School on Saturday's from 10:00 -11:00 am.  To register as a “Buddy,” simply go to the following website: www.wakeforestdreamleague.com 

     

    Deadline to order legacy bricks is 4/5/19.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Registration is now open for the NACAC Greater Raleigh College Fair.  This is a free event that includes almost 200 colleges and universities across the country.  It will be on Tuesday, March 19, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center.  To avoid long lines, students should preregister at www.nacacfairs.org/ncf.

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens aged 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/15/2019 4:15:00 PM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    There is no school on Monday.  Tuesday is a regular school day, serving as the snow makeup day from earlier in the year.  Please be sure to remind your students that we do have class on Tuesday.

     

    If you missed either the Curriculum Fair or Senior Night, you are encouraged to view materials on our website.  The course registration materials, including the registration timeline and additional videos, are posted on the academics page.  Senior Night presentation and handouts are on the senior page.

     

    The makeup work deadline for students is February 19.  You are encouraged to log into PowerSchool to view your child’s status in each class.

     

    The state mandated ACT for juniors will be Wednesday, February 20.  While required, students may still be able to use scores for college admissions, so we encourage all juniors to take advantage of the opportunity as they do not have to pay the normal $60 fee to take the ACT when it is part of state testing.

     

    Senior Parents, you have until 2/16--THIS SATURDAY--to create your senior's yearbook recognition ad--options, prices, and and purchases can be made at:  https://tinyurl.com/y23h4xfo

     

    On Friday, February 22, seniors have an opportunity to take cap and gown pictures with Lifetouch.  This is optional and appointment times are already prepared.  They are posted on the senior bulletin board for seniors to view at their leisure.  They should report to the Media Center if they want to be photographed.  Caps/gowns are provided.  There is a $10 sitting fee payable by Cash, Check or Credit Card.  Guys should wear a button down shirt and tie. Ladies should wear an open neck blouse.

     

    Counselors are conducting individual conferences with juniors throughout the month of February.  The purpose of the meeting is to confirm graduation status, prepare for senior year and begin considering post high school plans.  You are invited to follow up with your assigned counselor if you’d like to know more information about your child.

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for your child this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    The Heritage High School PTSA will host a spirit night at Lilly Mae’s on Tuesday, February 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Ten people will win a special gift with 20% off their next purchase.  Winners will be notified Wednesday morning.  Twenty percent of proceeds go to benefit our PTSA.  Lilly Mae’s is now located at 2812 Rogers Road.

     

    The deadline to order legacy bricks is April 5.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!   https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/8/2019 9:20:00 AM

    Hello Huskies,

     

    If you missed the Curriculum Fair, you can still view several course registration documents from the academic page of our school website.  Click on “course registration.”  Please view the student registration timeline to access emails for staff members and to know which activities are approaching for students.

     

    Counselors are conducting individual conferences with juniors throughout the month of February.  The purpose of the meeting is to confirm graduation status, prepare for senior year and begin considering post high school plans.  You are invited to follow up with your assigned counselor if you would like to know more information about your child.

     

    Monday, February 11 is Senior Night.  We encourage seniors and senior parents to attend to receive vital information to carry you through the remainder of this year and prepare for graduation events.

     

    Additional Dates to Note:

    February 16 – Deadline for senior yearbook ads

    February 20 – ACT for juniors, Senior Roundup

    February 22 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures, and AP exam registration deadline

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment for your child this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    UNC Chapel Hill has extended the deadline for students to apply for the Renaissance Summer experience as well as the Project Uplift summer experience to February 15.  Students can pick up information at the Counseling Corner.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/1/2019 8:30:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    It is with great pride that HHS and WCPSS celebrates school counselors during National School Counseling Week, the week of February 4.  I encourage you to take time during the week to celebrate our counselors’ dedication and work focused on promoting student success and improving outcomes for all students.

     

    We are in need of volunteers for an interactive financial literacy program on February 6. Please sign up at this link to volunteer. We especially need volunteers from 10:50-12:10.

    Thank you.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094dabae2ea02-hhsreality

     

    Disney's hit Broadway musical NEWSIES opened Thursday, January 31st and will run for two weekends. Bring the whole family to this high energy, fun, and inspiring production brought to you by one of the best theater departments around. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the school website or at the door. This is one you don't want to miss!

     

    Today was an important advisory day.  Students received report cards and course registration materials for next year including the course registration timeline.  Please join us in encouraging students to take an active role in learning about course offerings as they choose all courses for next year.  You can browse course registration materials on the academic page of our website.  Students can pick up a hardcopy of course offerings from the Counseling Corner during their lunch.  We invite you to schedule academic planning meetings with your assigned counselor so that you can be the best support possible to your child in the process.

     

    Many students who took the PSAT in October received a letter from the CollegeBoard outlining potential success in specific AP courses based on their own PSAT scores.  Freshmen demonstrating success in core classes this fall also received a letter of invitation for the Rising Scholar program.  You are encouraged to ask and inquire about the letters with your child.

     

    We look forward to seeing all our Husky parents on Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm for Meet the Teacher Night.  Please report directly to your child’s first period classroom.  You are asked to bring your child’s schedule with you by printing it from the parent portal or asking your child to write down their information for you.

     

    At the conclusion of Meet the Teacher event, we will transition to our Open House and Curriculum Fair event.  Parents of 9th – 11th grade students are invited to attend.  We also encourage students to participate.  View the detailed flyer on the main page of our website.

     

    Additional Dates to Note:

    February 11 – Senior Info Night “Graduation and More,” 6:30 pm auditorium

    February 16 – Deadline for senior yearbook ads

    February 22 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures and AP exam registration deadline

     

    The City of Raleigh will once again hire teens between the ages of 15 -18 for summer jobs.  If you reside in Raleigh and your child is seeking employment this summer, several options are available.  Students can see their counselor for more details or stop by the Counseling Corner.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/25/2019 1:15:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Disney's hit Broadway musical NEWSIES opens Thursday, January 31st and runs for two weekends. Bring the whole family to this high energy, fun, and inspiring production brought to you by one of the best theater departments around. Tickets can be purchased in advance via the school website or at the door. This is one you don't want to miss!

     

    Students will receive report cards on Friday, February 1.  Please look for this document from your child.  You can also view first semester grades now via PowerSchool.  The “F1” column is the final grade for the course.

     

    Spring Semester has begun.  We invite you to come out and meet your child’s spring semester teachers on Thursday, February 7 starting at 5:30 pm.  You can either print your child’s schedule or ask your child to write their schedule for you.  If not, please arrive a few minutes prior to 5:30 pm so that we can provide the information for you.  You should report directly to your child’s first period location.  At the conclusion of Meet the Teacher event, we will have our annual curriculum fair beginning at 6:15 pm.  This event is for students and parents to learn about course offerings and opportunities such as dual enrollment, early graduation, and more.  You can view more detailed information on our website.

     

    The official course registration kickoff for 2019-2020 begins on February 1.  Students will receive key pieces of information in advisory.  You are encouraged to begin discussing course options and can request an academic planning meeting with your counselor.

     

    Additional Dates to Note:

    February 11 – Senior Information Night “Graduation and More,” 6:30 pm

    February 16 – Deadline for senior yearbook ads

    February 22 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    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.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/18/2019 10:00:00 AM

    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.

     

    We are happy to announce our midyear graduation ceremony for several member of the class of 2019.  Midyear commencement is Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are not required.  Graduates and senior advisory teachers are asked to report to the 1500 wing by 5:30 pm.  Doors open to families and guests at 5:45 pm. 

     

    As we begin the new semester, we also begin course registration for 2019-20.  Please take note of some important dates:

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

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

    February 11 – Senior Info Night “Graduation and More,” 6:30 pm

    February 22 – Senior Cap and Gown Pictures

     

    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.

     

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  • 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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