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HES HERO 10.7.22



 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.



October 10      Teacher Workday - No School for Students

October 11&12Fire Prevention Presentations by WFFD

October 14      PTA Birthday Lunch Tr 1 and 3

October 21      4:30 PTA Fall into Fun Festival

                        Last Day Track 3

October 24      Teacher Workday - No School for Students

October 25      Track 4 Returns

October 28      PTA Birthday Lunch Tr 4

November 8    Teacher Workday No School for Students


Walk to School Day:

Thank you so much to all of the families that participated in Walk to School Day with us on Wednesday. It was such a wonderful experience for everyone.  We are so fortunate to have access to such a beautiful greenway. We encourage families to take advantage of it when possible. We ask for parents to walk students to the cafeteria doors and you can pick them up at the same location in the afternoon.

Kindergarten Registration:

Do you know someone who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2023.  It is time to register them for kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.  Registration begins on Friday October 7.  Please go to our school website/enrollment to complete the first step in the process.  Please pass this information along to friends and family.  Early registration helps in planning the correct # of classes and helps families receive their track requests. 

School Tours:

We will begin offering school tour and informational setting the first Wed of every month from March – November at 5:00 pm for prospective families.  Please help spread the word to friends and neighbors that may be considering private, charter and public schools.

Report Cards:

Students on tracks 1 and 3 will be bringing home their report cards on Tuesday and track 4 will receive theirs upon return.  Parents, please review these documents carefully with your students and set a personal goal with them for quarter 2. 

Inclement Weather Days:

We were very fortunate to escape terrible wind and rain damage as a result of Hurricane Ian last weekend.  Due to the school closure on Friday, we have used all banked hours.  If we have ANY additional inclement weather days this year, we will need to make them up on a Saturday.  Please keep this in mind as we approach the winter months with greater possibility of inclement weather.

PTA News:

Mark your calendars! Our Fall Into Fun festival is almost here. Come out October 21st between 4:30 and 7:00 for crafts, games, food, and so much more.

We will have Trunk or Treat in the front parking lot following the fall festival. If you’re interested in decorating your car and joining the fun, please sign up here

Are you going to the N.C. State Fair?  Enter code 454 when you buy advance tickets to give back to HES! This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. To purchase visit;

We are doing our fall membership drive! Interested in joining? Visit to join. All classes with at least 50% participation by November 4th will get a popsicle party.