Weekly Message

Posted by Scott Lyons on 4/28/2023 9:50:00 AM

Hello Huskies,


AP exams begin on Monday, May 1 and continue through May 12 for over 700 students.  Several AP exams are off-campus.  There is critical information to know and tasks to complete to ensure access to exams (transportation permission forms, bus requests, and more!).  Learn more here.


Teacher appreciation week is coming in a little over a week.  If you would like to share thanks to any staff member, please submit through the following link:



We need your feedback.  Help us make your child’s school experience as positive and beneficial as possible by giving honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in our family survey.  Survey closes on May 12.  Access survey by going to bit.ly/WCPSSFamilySurvey


It is time to begin preparing for our Awards Day on June 2.  If your student has been recognized for an accomplishment or achievement this year from a community-based organization, we’d like to know about it.  Complete this form at tinyurl.com/heritagehsawards or here by Monday, May 15.


All students have received a list of their requested courses for the 2023-2024 school 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.  If the course verification form has been misplaced, students should stop by Student Services or email their counselor for another copy.


HHS will host a spring employment fair on May 9. A variety of employers will be promoting part-time, full-time, summer employment and internships. Students can click this LINK to learn more about the companies attending. Parents, if you know of a business that is interested in participating, please share this registration link. Questions? Email dbeaster@wcpss.net.

For the Fall 2023 semester, Wake Tech’s Eagle Advantage Book Program is being offered to students in degree programs, including dual-enrollment students in the Career & College Promise program, at no charge! Toolkits and supplies required for certain courses are not included and must be purchased separately. Visit waketech.edu or view this video for more info.


Senior Specific Information:

Graduation will be here before we know it!  Access Senior Send-Off slides here.

Wake Tech will be on campus Monday, May 1 for on-site admissions help during 3rd period in the Commons. Students should bring their laptop.


Jostens will be back on campus on Tuesday, May 4 during lunches for the final distribution of caps, gowns, and other graduation items.  If students have AP exams, they should stop by Student Services after May 4 to pick up.  Still need to order? See details and access QR code to place an order here.


Ms. Waldrum, our Financial Aid Advisor, will be on campus only two more Tuesdays: May 2 and May 9. She is available to answer any questions students and their parents may have regarding the FAFSA and financial aid award letters from universities. Make an appointment with Ms. Waldrum by contacting Ms. Savage at bbsavage@wcpss.net or 570-5600 ext. 20712.


From the PTSA:

Do you appreciate the positive impact our teachers and staff make on our students and community? Help celebrate them! Appreciation Week 2023 begins May 8 and we are seeking donated items/funds and volunteers. Can you help? Click here!


MOD Pizza - Our next MOD Pizza fundraiser is all day on Tuesday, May 3. Online order code MODF16998. 


Seniors - The final day to place an order for a Legacy Brick is Friday, April 28th. Leave your legacy with a personalized brick that will be installed prior to graduation in the courtyard near the student entrance. Details here.


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 - PTSA scholarship applications are due May 5 for those attending a 2 year tech/college school, entrepreneurs, and those attending a 4 year university. The application can be found here. 


Senior families who ordered yard signs - Distribution will begin the week of May 15. Be on the lookout for an email with pick up dates. 


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.



Warm regards,

Scott Lyons