Weekly Message

Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/3/2021 10:20:00 AM

Greeting Husky Families,


The second week of school was a success, and it is time for a long weekend.  Students are off Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday for a teacher workday. So, school will resume on Wednesday, September 8.


Please remind your HHS child(ren) that we will move to our regular bell schedule next week now that we have completed the first ten days of school. So, students should report to first period on Wednesday, September 8.  The bell schedule is available at this link and is posted on our website.


We are looking for a few new Huskies to serve in the role of Instructional Assistants in our Special Education Extended Content Standards classrooms. Typical work day hours are 6:55-2:25 daily. This is a great school, great team of colleagues dedicated to making a positive difference for our students. Please share with someone you believe may make a great addition to the Heritage Husky Family. Interested candidates should apply to the position posted on the WCPSS Careers website.


Also, we have a need for substitute teachers. If you are already a registered substitute with WCPSS, call our main office and let us know you are interested in working on our campus. If you are not yet in the WCPSS substitute system, please go to https://www.wcpss.net/subs to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher with WCPSS.


The deadline to register for the October 13 PSAT is approaching.  Registration fee is $18; however, juniors with a 4.34 or higher weighted GPA can test for free.  Fee waivers are available for juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  You can register your 9th and 10th grade student using the online payment tool by September 17.  Juniors register for the PSAT by completing this Google Form- https://tinyurl.com/PSATHusky11 by September 17.  Students should stop by the Counselor Corner with questions.


Picture Days are next week.  Ninth grade yearbook photos will be Wednesday, September 8.  Tenth and eleventh grade yearbook photos will be Friday, September 10.  Seniors who have not had their formal senior portrait photo can do so on Friday, September 10.  The sitting fee for Senior pictures has been waived.   Seniors are recommended to bring a white undershirt for tuxedo pictures. Female seniors should bring a strapless shirt or shirt where straps can be removed for gown/drape pictures.  Students participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy can come to campus for their picture on their designated grade level’s picture day. If they don't feel comfortable coming to campus, they should schedule their appointment at the Lifetouch/Prestige studios in Morrisville by calling 919-377-0026 before October 15.


Tuesday, September 14 is Meet the Teacher Night.  This is your opportunity to learn more about the teachers and courses your student has for this semester.  This event is virtual and links for teachers will be posted on the afternoon of September 14.  More details about this event are provided on the “Start of School Information – Events” page.


East Carolina University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, University of South Carolina, UA Birmingham, and University of Alabama are hosting a virtual college fair on Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 pm.  Register at bit.ly/R3NCnight


The deadline to apply for the school nomination for the UNC Morehead Cain scholarship program has been extended to Wednesday, September 8.  The deadline to apply for school nomination for the NCSU Park scholarship program is Monday, September 13.  Stop by the Counselor Corner or visit the scholarships & financial aid page on the HHS Student Services website for more information.


Eleventh and twelfth grade students received information from Jostens in advisory today.  Juniors received information about class rings and seniors received critical information about cap and gown orders. Jostens will be on campus during all 3 lunches on Friday, September 17 to answer questions about orders.  Eleventh and twelfth grade students participating in the WCPSS Virtual Academy may pick up their Jostens information in the front office any weekday between 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Virtual Academy students may also come to campus on Friday, September 17, 10:45am - 12:45pm to meet with Jostens, if needed.


Counselors will begin senior conferences on Wednesday, September 8.  Senior Conferences will continue until October 8. Seniors are encouraged to bring their completed senior information sheets and any questions they may have to their meeting.  All seniors will receive individual planning time with their counselor in order to accomplish necessary tasks for post high school transition.  Dr. Tate will begin meeting with 9th grade students on Wednesday, September 8.  Throughout the month of September, she will meet with all 9th graders to familiarize students with available school resources in order to provide students with a strong start to high school success.


Warm regards,

Scott Lyons