The Heritage Herald

March 10, 2023

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Hello HMS families,

As usual, I hope this newsletter finds you well. If you have any questions about any of the information in the newsletter, please don't hesitate to call us.

HMS Students will be taking IAR tests on March 21-24, 2023. Please remind your students to get plenty of sleep, charge their chromebooks and eat a proper breakfast in preparation for this test. Most important, remind your student to DO THEIR BEST!

Also, please click the button below to take the 5 Essentials Survey. This survey has a direct impact on the improvement of our school. We'd love to know your thoughts.

Have a great day and don't forget to SPRING AHEAD!

Mrs. Malone

Important Information

  • March 14 ~ Coffee with the Principal at 9:00am
  • March 13-17 ~ Spirit Week (INFORMATION BELOW)
  • March 21-24 ~ IAR Testing
  • March 21 ~ Graduation Pictures Retakes
  • March 27-31 ~ Spring Break
  • April 26 ~ NJHS Induction Ceremony
  • April 28 ~ Spring Fling Dance

5 Essentials Parent Survey

Parents, please click the button below to take the 5Essentials Survey. This survey is very important, as it helps HMS to be the best that it can be!

We've almost met our goal! We need YOU!



Do you like coffee? Do you like plants? Do you LOVE HMS?

If your answer to these questions are "YES", then come on out to "Coffee With The Principal"! We will chat about ways to continue to make improvements to our school, and you'll have a chance to plant a beautiful succalent plant with our STEAM teacher, Mrs. Hokkanen and our Climate Action students.

I do hope you'll join us.

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SPIRIT WEEK: MARCH 13-17, 2023

Monday: PJ Day

Tuesday: Tacky Tuesday (Wear mismatched clothing)

Wednesday: Holiday Day (Dress for your favorite holiday)

Thursday: Backwards Day

Friday: Sports Day

*School Appropriate clothing is still required during Spirit Week. Jeans/Pants with exposed skin are not allowed on any day at HMS.

**Participation in Spirit Week is not mandatory. If your child chooses not to participate, they should wear their school uniform.


Argo Musical Trip: April 27, 2023

Museum of S & I: May 3, 2023

Graduation Picture Retakes: March 21, 2023

Great America Trip: May 12, 2023

8th Grade Dance: May 19, 2023

8th Grade Block Party: May 23, 2023

Graduation Ceremony: May 24, 2023 at Wintrust


NJHS created blankets for animals in the animal shelter. A total of over 11 blankets were made! Pictures below are students working on the blankets and the animals enjoying the warmth the blankets provide.

Great job, Mrs. Balicki, Mrs. Vos and NJHS Students!

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A Message from Nurse Anita

☘️"For each petal on a shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day."☘️

  • March brings us closer to the end of cold and flu season! Please keep sick students at home and encourage frequent handwashing to protect others.
  • Students should stay home until they are well enough to participate and are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Once your student starts improving, please test for covid and send back to school with a negative result ASAP!

  • Washing your hands is easy, and it's the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Covid home test kits will continue to be given to students sent home with covid symptoms.
  • “Once a week, take a peek” We continue to see lice cases; please check your child’s hair weekly to prevent an outbreak in your home.

  • For those who signed up, Miles of Smiles Dental van will be at HMS April 5th.

*Please start scheduling appointments for school physicals, immunizations, and dental & vision exams to avoid stress at the beginning of 20223-2024 School Year. See below requirements for each grade level as a guide for your student's scheduling needs

Sixth Grade

History/Physical/Immunizations Form

Dental Examination Form

New to District

History/Physical/Immunizations Form

Dental Examination Form

Vision Examination Form

Eighth Grade

History/Physical/Immunizations Form

Dental Examination Form

High School Medication Forms

Notice from Argo's Health Office was sent home with

our 8th graders this week



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