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HES HERO 10.8.21


At HES we are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that partners with families to promote high expectations, critical thinking, and the belief that other people matter.  Students will leave HES equipped to be global life-long learners who are advocates for change.


Important Dates:

 Oct 8 – Report Cards Go Home Tracks 1,2,3

Oct 12-14 – CogAt for Grades 3 and 4

Oct 25 – Track 4 Returns

               Summer Learning for Track 3 Begins


Report Cards:

All students on Tracks 1, 2 and 3 received their report cards yesterday.  Please be sure to ask your student for their report card and then review all grades and comments.  As a reminder:

  • 4 – student is able to apply the standard beyond the standard
  • 3 – demonstrates proficiency of the standard
  • 2 – student needs support in order to demonstrate proficiency of the standard
  • 1 – student has not demonstrated proficiency of the standard

Summer Learning:

We are thrilled to share that WCPSS has reconsidered and is reinstituting Summer Learning.  We will resume with Track 3 on October 25.  The missed session for Track 4 will be made up during their spring track out.  If you no longer want your child to participate please email so we can afford another student the opportunity to attend.

State Honors Chorus:

Congratulations go out to 4 of our students that auditioned for the State Honors Chorus.  All 4 of these students were selected. These young ladies will now take part in morning rehearsals that will culminate in a video taping for the virtual state honors chorus of North Carolina. Congratulations to:

Natalie Mayer

Mellyne Mogire

Natalie Mroz

Skyla Ocean

Family Game Night:

It is time again to get those dancing shoes out, warm up those voices for karaoke, prepare your minds to "breakout" or hunt for an item in your house. It is the 2nd annual HES  Virtual Game Night.  Join us Thursday Oct 21st from 5:30-6:45 for another fun-filled family game night. 

Grounds Maintenance:

A huge thank you goes out to the many families that came out on Friday September 24 to assist in beautifying our grounds.  Two large mounds of mulch were spread and many trees/bushes were cut back.  This work in addition to the new signs are all helping to make our school look more inviting.  Thank you!

 PTA News:

Here is our October Newsletter 

Join us for our PTA meeting Oct 14 at 7pm at HES.  We will be discussing planning, budgeting, and organizing our big HERO HUSTLE fundraiser coming up in November.  If you would like to assist with this fundraiser, please be at the meeting!

October Staff Goody Day - we are asking grades 1, 2, and 3 to help us treat our teachers this month.  Please see the sign up for items we need donated!

October 26 - Mod Pizza Spirit Night Bring the family, meet up with friends, and come join us for another spirit night at Mod Pizza. Take out, delivery OR pickup!  Order online or in store. Use coupon code GR204944H when ordering online and HES PTA will get 20% donated back to the school!

HERO HUSTLE - our BIG fundraiser of the year is coming in November! This year we're calling it the Hero Hustle and will be similar to the Fun Run we've done in the past, with a few fun twists! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.