Heritage Middle School News

January 19, 2016

The Next Phase

Dear HMS Families,


On January 28, HMS students will be given a district laptop. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to enhance their learning. As we move into this next phase, please continue to ask questions. It is also important to begin discussing proper use of the laptop with your student.


In order for a student to receive a laptop on January 28th, GCISD Use Agreements and payment must be received by the end of the school day on January 27th. All information and forms can be found on the GCISD 1:1 website.


I am always available if there are any questions or concerns.


Regards,


Scott Saettel, Principal

Heritage Middle School

Reminder

We would like to remind parents and students the expectations when attending an extracurricular event as a spectator.

2014-2015 School Report Card from Texas Education Agency

Parents,


Here is a copy of our HMS 2014-2015 School Report Card (SRC) from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The School Report Card is given yearly to all public schools in the state of Texas. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about each school's individual characteristics such as student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures, as well as, student performance on the STAAR. More information about School Report Cards can be found on the TEA website. GCISD School Report Cards are posted on our website along with Accountability Summaries and Texas Academic Performance Reports. There are also copies of the School Report Card at the front desk. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Attention All 8th Students and Parents

8th Grader Students,


Your PSAT 8/9 scores are ready! You may view your scores on the College Board website. You will need to create a user name and password for a free College Board account prior to accessing your score report.

Upcoming Events

January 18 - No School - Student and teacher holiday


January 22 - Heritage Middle School Geography Bee at 8:15 AM


January 25 - College shirt day


January 28 - Student laptop distribution through English classes

Lost and Found

Has your student lost an item? Please have him or her check the lost and found in the SAC before January 15. All items in the lost and found will be donated to a local charity on this date.


There are many items of clothing including Heritage gear.

Final Parent Meeting for 1:1 Student Laptops

January 19 at 6:30 PM

HMS Cotillion 2016

6th Grade parents and students mark your calendars for the 2016 Cotillion coming in February. Find out more information about what Cotillion is and how to register on the HMS PTA website or follow this link

Fine Arts

Band News


  • January 29 - GCISD MS Band Ensemble Contest at CTMS 5:00 - 8:30 PM. This is a required event for all band members.
  • January 30 - 7th Grade Lewisville Select Band Clinic and Concert at Forestwood MS for those who earned a chair in the band.



Choir News


  • District UIL Contest on February 17 at CHHS.

Athletics

Girls Basketball


  • 7th Grade Girls - January 21 against Carroll at HMS. Games Begin at 5:00 PM and will be played in C-A-B order.
  • 8th Grade Girls - January 21 against Carroll at HMS. Games begin at 5:00 PM and will be played in B-C-A order.


Boys Basketball


  • 7th Grade Boys - January 19 against Dawson at Dawson MS. Games begin at 5:00 PM and will be played in B-C-A order.
  • 8th Grade Boys - January 19 against Dawson at Dawson MS. Games begin at 5:00 PM and will be played in C-A-B order.

HMS Yearbook Orders

The 2016 Heritage Middle School Yearbook is on sale now! The book is $45. Don’t miss out on the memories! Order online using the link - Yearbook Orders

BOX TOP$ for Education

HMS PTA is collecting BOX TOP$ for Education. Did you know that 50 BOX TOP$ = $5.00 for our school? You can send your BOX TOP$ to school with your child. They can drop them in the BOX TOP$ box located at the front office. Thank you to those parents that have already sent some. We are off to a good start! Thank you for your help - HMS PTA.

HMS Spirit Wear Orders

Show your Bronco Pride and support the PTA by ordering an HMS t-shirt. Print out the order form, fill it out and send it back to school with cash or check made out to HMS PTA. Your child can turn the order form in at the front office. Spirit wear items will be sent home with your student within a few days of placing the order. Questions? Email Cheryl Redfearn at theredfearns@gmail.com or Denise Moore at denisal1@verizon.net.

PTA Membership

Join HMS PTA and help us make this year the best yet! All you need to do is print this registration form and have your student leave it with your check, made out to HMS PTA, in the office. This form also gives you the opportunity to participate in our Bronco Bucks fundraiser. Bronco Bucks means no door-to-door sales for our Broncos! E-mail Amy Rork with any questions at azrork@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed

Hello PTA parents! Would you like to get involved at HMS as a volunteer? Please contact Mary Ellen Blackstone at meblackstone@gmail.com. We have many opportunities to get involved as a parent volunteer. Even if you aren't able to commit to a regular volunteer schedule we can still use your help. At HMS there are many different programs and activities that need assistance. Please send Mary Ellen a note and let her know you are interested in being in the volunteer pool. PTA members please report your volunteer hours at this link - or email Mary Ellen.

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