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November 1, 2019 Principal's Message


HMS is a polling site on Nov. 5


Heritage Middle is a polling site for the November 5 elections. Please know that we have procedures in place to maintain security during elections and our SRO will be highly visible in and around the gym area, which is where the voting is isolated to. 


No school Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day


Reminder: Monday, November 11 is our Veteran’s Day holiday.


Sat, Nov. 16 make-up day for Tracks 1, 3 and 4


Reminder: Saturday, November 16 is a make-up day for students on Tracks 1, 3 and 4. We will serve breakfast, but not lunch.  School begins at the normal time and we will begin dismissal at 11:50 AM. 


Spring Musical announced!


Our Arts department is again planning for the HMS Spring Musical. This year is will be Beauty and the Beast and is sure to be amazing!  Be on the lookout for audition dates. 


Homework Resources for parents


Reminder that we have Homework resources for parentsfor Math and Language Arts on our website.  They are under the "Parents" tab and then "Homework Resources". 


Social Emotional Learning foundational to curriculum standards 


As a staff, we firmly believe that building strong, positive and healthy relationships with our students, and teaching and modeling for them to do the same with their peers, is an essential part of the teaching and learning process. In fact, it is the foundation that provides access to the core curriculum. Research identifies 5 specific competencies of Social, Emotional Learning (SEL): Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making. This year we have committed to teaching these specific competencies to all students through monthly lessons during Encore. I encourage you to visit the SEL resource page on our website for more information on the lessons. Our hope is that all students feel respected, heard, safe and better equipped across all content areas as a result.


Athletics Update


Patriot Fall Athletics are winding down. Our ladies soccer team is 5-0, our football team is currently 3-2 and our ladies volleyball team is 3-3.  All Patriot athletes continue to represent the HMS school community with pride and outstanding character! Please visit the HMS Athletics website for a full calendar of events and plan to come out to support Patriot Athletics! I would also encourage you to consider following HMS Athletics on Twitter @HMSAthletics1.  Visit the HMS website if you are interested in trying out for Winter Athletics (Boys/Girls Basketball).


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


HMS Mission: Communication … Collaboration … Critical Thinking … Creativity