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February 14, 2020 Principal's Message


PTA Update


Round 2 of No Fuss is underway!  We have raised $12,000 but are still trying to reach our $18,000 goal for this school year.  Any donation received Before April 30, 2020 will be entered into a drawing for a free mattress (any size) or a 60-minute massage. Thank You so much for your continued support of HMS PTA! 

Our next school spirit night is February 25 from 4-9 PM at Dairy Queen. Hope you can come out to support our PTA.


Youth Leadership Conference


On March 13 the North Eastern Regional Business Alliance will host the 8th annual Northeastern Youth Leadership Conference held at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary located at 113 North Wingate Street, Wake Forest. The event will run from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Over 200 students from local middle schools (including HMS) and high schools will attend. We are seeking a variety of business, community organizations, and post-secondary education professionals to volunteer their time for lunch roundtable discussions. We are asking for your time commitment of 12:00-1:30 pm. You will be provided a lunch for participating. There are two student lunch sessions, so you will have an opportunity to meet with two groups of students. Seven students will sit with you at the lunch table where dialogue will occur. Youth leadership students have developed questions for the students to ask of the mentors. Those questions and the agenda for the entire conference are included. To register for this event, please complete the online registration form by going to Upon completion of your registration, your information will be automatically added to the registration database. You will be contacted with specific information and instructions as we near the date of the event. If you are unable to participate but know someone who may be interested, please share this info with them. Registration DEADLINE is Friday, February 21.


HMS Yearbooks available for order now


Order your 2019-2020 HMS Yearbook! Visit our website to submit your order.  Yearbooks cost $35 through the end of February.  On March 1 the price goes up to $40.  Deadline to order is April 15.


Family Engagement Event


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!


Athletics update


Spring tryouts have begun, and the season will soon be here. 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 Valentine’s Day weekend!


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