Weekly Message

Posted by Scott Lyons on 5/19/2023 9:05:00 AM

Hello Huskies,


Happy Friday!  We have two weeks of classes left until exam week.  Please help us encourage our students to stay engaged, make good decisions, and finish the year strong.


Access our final exam schedule here or on the homepage of our website.  Buses will pick students up after exams and take them home.  Buses will leave Heritage High School on Monday and Tuesday of exam week at 12:45 pm and at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


Students enrolled in Math 1, Math 3, English 2, and Biology will take the EOC State Test at the end of this semester. All students who pass an EOC tested course but score Non-Proficient on the EOC State Test will be eligible for a Remediation and Readministration opportunity, which includes both Fall and Spring Semesters. Should your child meet the criteria for the program, parents will receive an invitation for their child to attend the program after the EOC testing window closes for our school on Friday, June 9th. The program dates are June 12 and 14. Transportation and meals will be provided.


Students have one more week to submit course request changes for 2023-2024, which are due by Friday, May 26.  Please return signed course verification forms to Student Services even if there are no changes to be made.  As a reminder, students are asked to review this information they received weeks ago very carefully as course change request options may not be available in August.


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 TODAY!  Access survey by going to bit.ly/WCPSSFamilySurvey


Junior Specific Information:

The Class of 2024 can now schedule their Senior Portrait for the yearbook by going to prestigeportraits.com/studio.  Schedule for any time over the summer, but the best discounts are in June ($20 off) and July ($15 off).  View more details by accessing this flyer.


Senior Specific Information:

Graduation will be here before we know it!  Have a graduation related question?  When can you pick up tickets?  Get all the answers on our Graduation webpage here.  Access Senior Send-Off slides here


Senior Day is Thursday, June 1.  Senior Day includes mandatory graduation rehearsal, planned Senior-Only activities, lunch, honor graduate stoles/cords will be distributed, and more!  Seniors should report to the Commons and find their Husky Headquarters teacher at 7:25am on June 1.


If you anticipate the need for wheelchair access for a guest, sign language interpreter, or language translator for the June 13 graduation ceremony, email lweaver2@wcpss.net with details of the need as soon as possible, no later than Monday, May 22, to ensure accommodations can be made.


Mark your Calendar for Friday, June 2 at 8:00am for Awards Day.  This is a special event to honor and recognize our graduates.  Event will be held in the main gym.  All senior parents are invited to attend.


There will be a parent-sponsored Baccalaureate Service just five minutes from HHS at North Wake Church (1212 S Main St., Wake Forest) on Sunday, June 11 from 2:00-3:00 pm.  All welcome, and graduates should wear their cap and gown.  There will be light refreshments following. Graduates should arrive with cap and gown by 1:45pm to line up for the procession.  Coach Pat Kennedy will be the guest speaker.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpRxcfkhRps78xBYPzbrZc0d-RKblEcsawyrbzVcovKVmmjg/viewform 


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 Your PTSA:

Senior Yard Sign Pick-Up, if you have not already, is Sunday, May 21 from 5-7 pm at the front school entrance.


We have a few non-personalized yard signs available, first come first serve. If you are interested in a yard sign, email treasurer.heritagehighptsa@gmail.com. If you ordered a Legacy Brick, they have been ordered and will ship in bulk. They will be installed prior to graduation day. Thank you!


Warm regards,

Scott Lyons