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HES HERO 2.23.2024

HES HERO 2.23.2024


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.


Upcoming Dates

Feb 23 February Birthday Lunch (All Tracks)

Feb 26-Mar 1 HES Book Week

Mar 1 Book Character Day

Mar 5 No School 

Mar 7 Spring Concert (Tr 1 & 4) 6:30pm

Mar 8 End of Quarter 3 (Tr 1) 

Sprinkle of Kindness PTA Family Dance 6-8pm

Last Day Tr. 1

Mar 21 Spring Concert/PTA Meeting (Tr 3) 6:00pm

Mar 27 Field Day Tr 4 & Tr 3 Meduri, Anderson, Tussey, McKoy

Mar 28 End of Quarter 3 (Tr 3 & 4)

Last Day Tr. 4

Mar 29 No School

April 1 Field Day Tr 1 & Tr 3 Poulsen, Smith, Behnke, Ellenberger

April 2 Report Cards Due to Admin (Tr 3)


HES Book Week

Next week is our 2nd Annual HES Book Week and we have many exciting activities planned to promote a love of reading!

  • Virtual Storytime will continue at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday in honor of Black History Month. Thank you to everyone who has taken time to be a guest reader and listener in storytime this month.

  • Monday, our PTA has sponsored Guest Author, Guadalupe Carolina Fonseca Jimenez to speak with all students.  She is the author of Lupita and Her Magical Dreams, and Lupita and the Magic of Mexico.  She has a passion for inspiring others, and believes that we can all live a wonderful life if we truly believe in ourselves.

  • Wednesday we will enjoy the Rhythms of the Latin World Cultural Arts performance.

  • Friday, we will celebrate Book Character Day! 


Please review the fliers below for more information on the other fun events we have planned for each day within our classrooms. We hope you will participate in reading activities at home as well!

Character Day Flier

HES 2nd Annual Book Week


Single Subject Acceleration

***Please see the updated link for test requests

Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) is the practice of placing a student in a higher-grade level in one subject area. This type of acceleration is for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in either math or English Language Arts.  Your child will be skipping an entire year’s worth of content and background knowledge.


Is your child a good candidate for SSA Testing?

*Is your child at the top of the class in math or reading?

*Your child will be taking classes with peers who are older. If your child qualifies for SSA, their schedule may not allow for them to attend specials, lunch, or recess with their assigned grade level. This means they will attend with an upper or lower grade level.

*Can your child begin or complete projects by themselves?

*Will your child be successful in the 5th grade when they are completing assignments on their own when they have a virtual teacher?


*Consider your child’s organizational skills and ability to focus.

*Consider your child’s social and emotional maturity.


Test Request Deadlines

Test Request for the 2023-24 school year must be submitted during your school’s calendar request window. We will not accept test request outside the window of your track.

  • Tracks 1 and 3:  February 21 - March 5, 2024

  • Tracks 4:  March 11 - March 22, 2024

***Please click on Test Request to complete the form. The form will gather the information needed. Please do not send a hard copy to the teacher.

Testing Windows

  • Students will test for SSA placement for the 2024-25 school year during the testing windows indicated below.  Testing will not occur outside these windows. 

    • Tracks 1 and 3:  April 1 - April 12, 2024

    • Tracks 4:  April 22 - May 6, 2024

PTA News:

Annual Book Drive:  We are in the final days of collections and donations of books for Wake Up and Read book drive. Last day for donation is 2.29.24. We are still in need of help collecting books donated. If you can help, please use the sign up link below for details:


Cultural Arts Performance:  Our school will host Community in Motion for a performance through the county wide Artists in Schools program. Community in Motion will be on campus the morning of February 28th to share their "Rhythms of the Latin World" program with our HES students and staff. Please join us in recognizing this program is supported by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County in collaboration with our PTA. 


"Sprinkle with Kindness" Family Dance:  We are excited for the upcoming annual family dance happening on March 8th, 2024 from 6:00-8:00PM.  To make this a night to remember we need your help. If you are available to volunteer during the event use the link below to sign up.


Family Dance Auction:  The Silent Auction is live!! The preview period is over and we invite you to start placing bids, buy now, or make a general donation to support HES PTA reach our goal to raise $5000.  Raised funds will go directly for the purchase of picnic tables, as well as other important outdoor renovations!  This multi-phase project began last year when we added the 42 ft shade structure next to our field.  We hope to finish this year by purchasing tables to be used for outdoor instruction, snack time, and a place to cool off during hot days! 


Please use the link below to check out these great offers while supporting our students:


Additionally, our grade level baskets still need items to make them full.  Check out the link below for your student's grade level to see what is still needed.  

 Grade Level Baskets:








Staff Goody Day:  March 27th will be our next staff goody day.  Stay tuned for ways to help make our "Thanks for being so Wonderful" popcorn bar (track 4) a success!


PTA General Membership Meeting:  Join us for our general membership meeting on March 21st  at 6 pm (before the spring concert).   say

Thanks for being so Wonderful” Popcorn Bar Track 4 

Yearbook:  We are always looking for candid photos for our 2023-2024 yearbook! This can include photos from school events, classroom activities, field trips, spirit nights, etc. Please submit photos HERE


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