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August 23, 2019 Principal's Message


Traffic Patterns will change next week


With traditional schools coming back in session on Monday, we expect traffic patterns to be heavier and significantly different than they have been over the summer. We appreciate your patience during this time and rest assured things will settle back into a smooth routine within a couple weeks.


Fall Athletics begins next week


Interested in playing fall sports? Tryouts begin on August 26/27. Visit the HMS Athletics website for more information.  All athletes need a sports physical prior to beginning tryouts.  See our AD, Mr. Hrbek, with questions.


"The Talk" - a must see!


Heritage Middle School PTA Equity committee is proud to bring Sonny Kelly and his provocative theatrical performance, The Talk, to our community on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 PM.  We would be honored to have you in attendance.  Tickets are $7. Please use this linkto register to attend. If you would like more information about Sonny Kelly and his performance, please visit this link


Turn in BoxTops and support our PTA


Reminder to turn in your boxtops forms. This is a great way that our PTA earns money to support our school and students. 


PTA "No Fuss" Fundraiser needs you! 


Our HMS PTA No Fuss Fundraiser continues to progress along well! This year we are trying to reach our biggest fundraising goal yet of $18,000!  Right now we have raised just over $11,000!  We will be choosing our Chick Fil A Winners in the next couple of weeks so make sure you turn in your envelopes.  We appreciate your support in helping to make HMS the best it can be. If you need an extra yellow envelope please ask your homeroom teacher.  Also, please return these envelopes to your students home room teacher.  Our PTA also has a new sponsorship program. Information can be found on the PTA website at or you can email  We appreciate our communities continued support of HMS!


Free/Reduced Meal Benefits


Free/Reduced Meal Benefits: Online applications for 2019-20 are now available at Paper copies of the application are available upon request (contact HMS Student Services at 919-562-6204). Free/Reduced meal benefits from 2018-19 expire for students on Tracks 2 & 4 on Sept. 9 and they expire for students on Track 3 on Sept. 10.  Please call the school with any questions.


Follow us on Social Media


Consider following us on our several Twitter feeds: Our Principal Mr. McCabe: @CMcCabeWCPSS, Our School: @HeritageMiddle1 and Our Students: @HMS_6th, @HMS_7th, @HMS_8th. You can also follow us on Facebook @HeritageMiddle1 and on Instagram @HeritageMiddle1. 


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


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