Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - 10/30/2022

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Families!

Last week was great week filled with fun for everyone! Red Ribbon Week was a huge success as our students dressed up to spread awareness and promote a drug free community! Be sure to check out the pictures below. Additionally, both our 7th & 8th grade football teams competed in conference playoffs! Both games were outstanding and our teams represented Heartland with PRIDE. Now more than ever, we are reminded how many life lessons can be taught by participating in sports. Coaches are teachers that can lead others in lessons such as how to stay positive, how to overcome adversity, how to work together for a common purpose, how to be resilient and how to be there for others. Achieving goals and overcoming obstacles are lessons that can help middle schoolers persevere not in in their sport, but in life. I can't say enough about all of our Fall sports and the commitment and hard work they have put in outside of the classroom! We are in the middle of transitioning to Winter sports and there is still time to sign up. Be sure to click the athletic update below to find out more information or reach out to a particular coach. I'm looking forward to seeing our Thunderhawks in action!

Looking ahead, we are thrilled to announce that our library will be hosting our annual book fair starting Friday, November 4th! Be sure to see the information below to view the catalog and for the specifics on ways to order. We will also have the Kona Ice truck on campus this Thursday (11/3) during lunches so be sure to bring your bucks to purchase a sno cone!

It's going to be a great week! As always, should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our office!



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!

Red Ribbon Week Fun!

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Edmond Public Schools Executive Director of Secondary Education, Debreon Davis.

One Simple Trick for Making Hard Decisions | Debreon Davis | TEDxOklahomaCity
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Dear Parents and Families:

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become bolder, prouder, and stronger readers. AND… as always, every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from Friday Nov 4 - Fri Nov 11, from 7:20 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the media center:

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:


The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Veronica Johnson

Principal, Heartland MS

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Afternoon Parent Pick-Up

Parents -

Just a reminder, if you are going to pick up your student at the end of the day you must do so before 2:00pm. Our front office is really busy trying to tie up loose ends, fielding lots of phone calls and ensuring that all messages have been delivered to students. It has been hard to accommodate the parents that want to pick up their child right before the dismissal bell. Starting next week, we will no longer allow parents to check out students if it is after 2:00pm. Thank you for your understanding. Ms. Johnson

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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.

8th Grade Electives Hard At Work!

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Heartland Athletics Update

Click the link to find out more about Fall sports: Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country & Football.

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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

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


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Basketball shirts will be delivered the week of November. 7. There will be some for sale, if you missed the pre-sale.

We have a stocked shop, so be sure and check it out!


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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.

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:

11/15 Mitch Park Ice Skate Night

(6-8pm) with Coffee Slingers selling hot chocolate and coffee

12/1 Pie Five Pizza (4-9pm)

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

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United States Naturalization Test Graduation Requirement

Beginning with the Class of 2025, Oklahoma students must take a 100-question test using the questions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. The law requires that students get at least 60 of the 100 questions correct in order to Graduate. Your 8th-grade student will be given their first opportunity to pass this Oklahoma State Graduation requirement during their 8th-grade year. Please see the link below for frequently asked questions regarding this State of Oklahoma requirement.
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Edmond Public Schools Dress Code Policy

Policy #4510 - Revised 08/02/2021

Digital Resources for Families

YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR DIGITAL CONNECTIONS - Infinite Campus, Child Nutrition, Chromebook Troubleshooting, WiFi Needs, AND More!

Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

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

Whitney Davis - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor

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