Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - December 11, 2022

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

We've reached the last full week of the semester! Please be reminded that the "missing work" cut-off date is Friday, December 16th! It wouldn't hurt to double check with your student to ensure that they have submitted all of their work. You can expect the semester grades to go live to parents in mid-January. We have a jam packed week with finals approaching soon. Please see the graphic below to stay in the know as to which finals are on what day. Those classes that are taken by 7th & 8th graders "for high school credit" will have a final that is worth 20% of their grade. This would include the following classes - Algebra I (7/8), Geometry (8) and Spanish (8)... As a reminder - classes that are taken for HS credit in MS will absolutely appear on the HS transcript. In short, most of our 8th graders are beginning to build their HS transcript and earn credits towards graduation. It's important to finish strong, Thunderhawks!

Scheduling for 23/24 begins following the break for our current 6th & 7th graders. We will also begin to see Santa Fe working with our 8th graders. If you have a current 5th grader - we will make contact with those students starting at the end of January. 8th-grade parents - I will now include a specific 8th-grade section of The Heartland Happenings for each week. It's certainly worth following along as the information will be fast and furious over the next few months. Should you have any specific questions regarding their high school schedule, enrollment, etc - please be sure to contact Santa Fe.

It was another great week of "Decking the Heartland Halls!" We had tons of participation in the dress up days from students and staff and hope to have even more participation as we've reached the last FULL week! We will be judging our door decorating contest on Wednesday! I'll be sure to post some pictures on our Facebook page so that parents can see some of the phenomenal doors! The line-up of all dress up days is listed in the graphic below! On deck this week we have:

  • December 12th - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Green or Holiday Character
  • December 13th - Christmas Vacation - Tourist/Hawaiian Day
  • December 14th - I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - Animal Print
  • December 15th - Gift Wrap - Presents & Bows
  • December 16th - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Winter Wear

We have a jammed packed week with winter concerts, dress up days and sporting events! See the graphic below for more information on when our performing arts will host their Winter concerts. We would love to see you all there! Come out and support all of our Thunderhawks!

Let's finish the semester strong, Heartland!



Veronica Johnson

Principal, Heartland Middle School


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Grade Level Newsletters

6th Grade

Click HERE to view the 6th grade team newsletter!

7th Grade

Click HERE to view the 7th grade team newsletter!

8th Grade

Click HERE to view the 8th grade team newsletter!


Click HERE to view the Electives team newsletter!

Heartland Middle School Varsity Basketball

A HUGE shoutout to all of our varsity basketball teams on a fantastic showing at their tournaments this weekend! They all represented Heartland with PRIDE and we couldn't be more proud! A special shoutout to our 8th grade boys team for being named the Edmond Middle School Invitational Champions!
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If your student tested last spring at Heartland and you are interested in picking up a paper copy of your current 7th, 8th, or 9th-grade student OSTP scores from last year - we will have those available at the school - until the end of this first semester. Current 6th-grade students would need to visit the elementary school in which they tested to receive the paper copy of their scores.
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Total Wellness - Free Flu Shots For Students

Edmond Public Schools is pleased to be partnering with Total Wellness Corporate Health to provide FREE Flu shots to students in our Middle Schools. Flu shots are provided at no cost to students! Students under the age of 18 will be required to have a signed waiver (linked below) by a parent or legal guardian. Heartland will host Total Wellness on Friday December 16th from 11am - 2pm. If you would like for your student to receive the free flu shot, please fill out the form and return it to the front office by Thursday December 15th. Extra forms are available in the office should you need a printed copy. Please reach out if you have any questions.

2022 Parental Consent for Immunizations

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Art Department - Gyotaku Fish Prints

Our art classes are working on their Gyotaku - fish prints in art. Yep, Yep, printing with real (dead) fish! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form of its own.
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8th Grade Thunderhawk Tributes

Attention 8th grade parents and guardians! It's time to order your Thunderhawk Tribute for the yearbook! Thunderhawk Tributes are an eighth grade “salute” or tribute at the end of the yearbook. It’s a fun way to express congratulations, love, and support to your eighth grader as they finish their middle school years and head off to high school. Tributes are $20 and are due by Friday, February 3rd, 2023. Please contact Mrs. Hampson at amy.hampson@edmondschools.net with any questions you might have. Click the link below for more information.

Thunderhawk Tribute

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This is a reminder for most but I wanted to send it out to avoid any confusion.

All medication administered at school must be brought into the school and picked up by an adult. Medication cannot be transported to and from school by the student.

All medication, including over-the-counter medication, to be given at school must be accompanied by a completed Authorization for the Administration of Medication form. This form must be signed by a medical provider and include specific instructions on how and when to administer the medication. This form is available in the office and on the district website. Medication will not be held at the school without this form.

Prescription medication must be in a prescription container with the pharmacy label. The instructions on the label must match those on the Authorization for Administration of Medication form. Any non-prescription medication (e.g., cough syrup, ibuprofen, etc.) must be in the original, unopened container.

The written authorization for all medications is effective for the current school year and must be renewed each school year.

Substances not approved by the FDA will not be stored or administered by school personnel.

The complete medication policy can be found on the district website

Thank you ~ School Nurse Torie Moore

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Heartland Athletics Update

Click the link to find out more about Winter sports: Basketball, Wrestling & Swimming.

Heartland MS Record Update!

Congrats to DeWayne McKinney, 8th Grade varsity basketball player, for tying the school record for most number of points scored in single basketball game! DeWayne scored 37 points last Thursday in a game against the Cimarron Panthers. He now shares the record with former Thunderhawk, Nic Rhodes. Way to go, DeWayne!
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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,


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️️️FLASH SALE! ️️️

️️️FLASH SALE! ️️️


This Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday take 25% off most items in the store. It is a great time to shop for gifts!

**Please note if you will pick up.**


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For the Grand Prizes of High Five Awards for students, we are gathering gift cards for Admin to hand out at the assembly December 21. If you or your company would like to donate a gift card, please find more info out here and sign up. Thank you!



The BEAT SUMMIT shirts are in and delivered to your student. If you missed the pre-order, you can buy one here! https://bit.ly/3t0dcZQ

BUY YOUR Basketball shirts https://bit.ly/3ydrnxl . They are also for sale in concessions at the basketball games.


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We still have spots available for Fun Food Friday candy sales. It’s a lot of fun! https://bit.ly/3grOoXt

Basketball Concessions are in full swing! Please sign up to help.


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Make a direct contribution to HPO without selling anything.

100% of the proceeds goes to Heartland Parent Organization. We are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. We can provide you with a tax receipt.

If your company does gift matching, please let us know and we can send you the proper documents.

Donate here:


Volunteer Here:

Keep watch on this Linktree for all things HPO, including signups for volunteer opportunities, Staff Appreciation requests for donations and basketball concessions.


Keep up with HPO information straight to your phone and join REMIND.

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Please keep in touch with the HPO!


HPO Board:

President: Leigh Bloskovich

President-Elect: Cassie Niemann

Vice President: Trish Harrison

Treasurer: Jamila Woodard

Secretary: Belinda James

HPO Chairman:

Restaurant Nights: Jaime Clark

Staff Appreciation: Angela Spitler

Dates to Remember:

12/13 - Donut Day

12/16 - High Five Gift Card Donations Due

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

8th Grade (Future Freshman Information)

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Thank you to Mrs. Rose's & Mrs. North's Hawk Hangout kiddos for helping to keep Heartland GREEN by picking up trash!

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Student IDs Required to Be Worn Each Day

Students are required to wear their student ID each and every day. All students have received their initial ID for the year. Students that do not have their ID are expected to print a temporary sticker badge to wear for the day. This should only be used in emergency situations. Students are allotted 5 free sticker badges per month and will be charge $1 for every badge thereafter until the end of the month. Students wearing a sticker badge will not have access to the snack bar and be last in lunch lunch line. I recommend purchasing a new ID for $5 if your student has lost their ID.

This is one of the district's many safeguards for our schools. IDs provide a quick glance of students that belong to our school, their grade level, and which parts of the building they should be in during the day.

EPS Transportation Now Hiring

Looking for a job with flexibility and full benefits?
How about driving a school bus?

You get an office with windows and wheels and smiles come standard. We will even provide the training.

Come join our team!

To apply, call 726-RIDE or click here: https://edmondschools.net/.../departments/human-resources/
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Edmond Public Schools Dress Code Policy

Policy #4510 - Revised 08/02/2021

Digital Resources for Families

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Grades, Attendance, and Messages


Honesty - Being truthful in what I say and do

Enthusiasm - Expressing interest and excitement in what I do

Attentiveness - Concentrating on the person or task before me

Resiliency - Recovering from adversity and finding the inner strength to withstand stress

and do my best

Tolerance- Demonstrating respect for others who do not share my perspective

Leadership- Knowing the way. Going the way. Showing the way.

Accountability - Accepting responsibility for my actions

Nice- Dude. Be Nice!

Discipline- Choosing behaviors to help me reach my goals and finish strong!

Heartland Middle School

Veronica Johnson - Lead Principal

Laura Brown - Principal, 6th Grade

Paul McQueen - Principal, 7th Grade

Edward Hudson - Principal, 8th Grade

Lisa Edwards - 6th Grade Counselor

Cara Bowerman - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor

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