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January 24, 2020 Principal's Message


Track Change Request


Our track change request period for current families is open from Jan. 6 – Feb. 7. Requests must be submitted within this window. Information is posted on the front page of our website with a link to a form to submit if you are interested in requesting a track change for the 2020-2021 school year.  You will receive notification on your request by the end of February.


Family Engagement Workshops


HMS Parents: Recently you responded to a survey inquiring about topics you were interested in to support your children.  We listened and on February 25th from 6:00-7:30 pm, we will have two workshops at Heritage Middle School available for you to attend. Come join us to learn about "TEACHING YOUR CHILD HOW TO DEAL WITH PEER PRESSURE" and "WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS".  The workshops will be offered twice for 45 minutes each so you can attend both!  We are excited to offer you these workshops that will be presented by the WCPSS Family Academy.  In order to help us prepare for February 25th in advance, please use the registration linkto register for the event by February 14th and provide your email address.  The email address will help us communicate with you in the event that the workshop schedule changes. Thanks in advance and we look forward to seeing you on February 25th!


PTA Spirit Night


Our next PTA Spirit Night will be January 28 from 5-8 PM at Culver’s. Hope you can come out to support our PTA!


High School on the Horizon


Believe it or not, High School for your 8th grader is right around the corner! Please plan on attending "High School on the Horizon" on Tues, Jan 28, from 5-6 pm in the HMS auditorium. At this presentation parents will receive information about HS graduation requirements, career pathways, how HMS will conduct 9th grade registration, and hear a presentation from CollegeWise. 8th grade students accompanied by their parent are also welcomed to attend. Please contact Mrs. McCorquodale, 8th grade counselor, with any questions. The presentation will be posted on her website after the event for those unable to attend.


Local High School Open House Events


Attention Rising 9th Graders: Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Open House/Curriculum Fair events for your future high school student. Check out our website or the high schools for more specific information. Heritage High School is Feb 6th from 6-8 pm.  Wake Forest High School is Feb 6th from 4:30-6 pm.  Wakefield High School is Jan 30th from 5-8 pm.  Rolesville High School is Jan. 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm.


WCPSS Magnet / YR Application Period


The WCPSS Magnet and YR School application period is currently open and closes on Jan 30. Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions regarding the Magnet/YR School application process.


Athletics Update


Our Boys and Girls basketball teams had a great week, notching 2 wins each!!! Both teams are now 7-4.  Our next home game is Monday, January 27 against WF MS.  Please visit the HMS Athletics website for a full calendar of events and plan to come out to support Patriot Athletics this season! I would also encourage you to consider following HMS Athletics on Twitter @HMSAthletics1.


Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!


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