Weekly Message

Posted by Scott Lyons on 4/14/2023 9:35:00 AM

Hello Huskies,


Friday, April 21 is a teacher workday and there is not school for students.


All student parking spaces have been sold.  Please do not park in the student parking lot unless you have a space.


Start Fourth Quarter Strong! Report cards will be distributed directly to students on Monday, April 17 in Husky Headquarters.  Students will also receive a list of their requested courses for the upcoming year.  Please review this list with your student and make any necessary changes.  Students should return the list to Student Services ASAP, no later than May 26, even if no changes are made.  Contact your child’s counselor with questions.


Over 700 of our students will be taking AP exams May 1 – May 12.  There is critical information  to know and tasks to complete to ensure access to exams (transportation permission forms, bus requests forms, and more!).  Learn more at our AP page here


The Counseling and Student Services department welcomes Mr. Rob Clark as the counselor for students in 10th-12th grade with last names A-Ek.  His email address is rclark6@wcpss.net. 


We are offering the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program "refresher course" in April to all 12th graders who are currently enrolled in English.  If you do NOT wish your child to take a written screening test for depression and participate in the SOS Program in school, please contact your child’s English teacher. If we do not hear back from you, we will assume that your child has permission to participate in this program.


School Opportunities:

Mark your calendars for our Post High School Planning Night on Wednesday, April 19.  We will be hosting a college admissions panel, financial aid information, gap year opportunities, NCAA eligibility information, stress management and wellness, transition services information for students with disabilities, and so much more.  Access the agenda here.


WCPSS will host Xtreme Beginnings, a career & college preparation event for high school students on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the McKimmon Center at NCSU. We are in need of volunteers to be interviewers for our mock interviews. We are also looking for businesses that are hiring (part-time, internships and/or full-time). Click here for more information about the event. If you are looking to hire and want a table, click HERE. If you are able to participate, you can sign up here. After you sign up, you will receive more information closer to the event date. Feel free to share this message and invite others to join you for our event. Email Dawn Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net with any questions.

HHS will host a spring employment fair on May 9 for all grades. A variety of employers will be on campus in the cafe promoting part-time, full-time, summer employment and internships. Students can click this LINK to learn more about the companies attending and sign up using the link given during advisory in the month of April. Parents, if you know of a business that is interested in participating, please share this registration link. For questions, email dbeaster@wcpss.net


Junior Specific Information:

ACT scores will be available online within 3-8 weeks of the test date (March 21).  Students should ensure they created a myact.org account to view their scores. Having trouble with the account, please see or email Ms. Rupert at krupert@wcpss.net.  If students missed the original test date, the make-up is April 18.


Senior Specific Information:

Missed Senior Send-Off last night or need to review information you heard?  Access Senior Send-Off slides here.


Missed Jostens?  They’ll be back on campus May 4 for the final distribution of caps, gowns, and other graduation items.  Still need to order, see details and access QR code to place an order here.


Seniors with scholarship offers are asked to report them, whether they accept them or not, so that we may have an accurate accounting for the Class of 2023.  The reporting form is located online and paper copies are available in Student Services.


From the PTSA:

Are you participating in the Heritage Yard Sale this weekend? Save a few household items and donate them to The Giving Tree the week of April 17. Tell them you are donating on behalf of HHS, and our school will earn triple points toward a financial contribution.


The next regular PTSA meeting will be held May 9 at 6:30 pm in the HHS Media Center. A short General Membership meeting will be held May 15 at 2:30 pm in the Auditorium prior to the faculty meeting. We will elect the approved slate of officers for the 23-24 school year.


Seniors - Are you late paying your Senior Fee (due date March 24)? The fee is mandatory for graduation and pays for graduation diploma covers, graduation ceremony flowers and more. Pay here


Seniors - Scholarship applications are due May 5. The application can be found here. 


Senior families who ordered yard signs - The yard signs have been ordered and will ship in bulk. We will announce several  mid-May distribution dates once they are shipped.


Warm regards,

Scott Lyons