Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - September 11, 2022

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Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Families!

How great it is to be a Heartland Thunderhawk! Every Sunday I spend a little bit of time in my office preparing to send out this newsletter. I reflect on the week and today I feel an overwhelming sense of PRIDE! I feel so proud of our Heartland teachers, proud of our students/athletes and proud to serve a community that truly wants the best for our school. Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support and flexibility as we navigate this school year together! So many wonderful things happened last week and I am so excited to share just a few of them with you!

  • We had a fantastic showing for our first ever SK8 Club! Thanks to Mr. Wilmes for donating his time and efforts to provide yet another avenue for our students to connect with each other...and have lots of fun doing it! 21 HMS’rs came out for our inaugural Sk8Jam. We had a lot of parents hang around until the end. Our students left The DailyShredd sweaty from head to toe and smiling from ear to ear - “totally stoked!” If you are interested in more information about Sk8 Club, please contact Mr. Wilmes!
  • We had an amazing time celebrating our August Thunderhawk RISE recipients on Thursday! Each teacher picked one student that consistently met our RISE expectations for the month of August! Respect, Integrity, Self-Control & Effort! We treated them to lunch, games & sweets! Keep up the great work, Thunderhawks!
  • We started our Hawk Hangout Advisory time last week! From this point forward, every Wednesday and Friday our students will attend their Hawk Hangout during their advisory time from 7:40am - 8:10am. Hawk Hangout is an enrichment time that we host that allows for students to sign up for an activity that interests them. Each teacher hosts a different activity that the students can sign up for! Whether it's karaoke, yoga, Just Dance, gaming, coloring, drawing, cards, BINGO....you name it, we have it! This allows for students to connect with different teachers and make new friends with students that they may not have met otherwise! We know that if students can find a niche within our school in which they feel they belong, they will be more excited to come to school! Our first Hawk Hangout Session will last until Fall break and then students will select a new activity for Session 2!
  • To top all of that off, we ended the week with our first Fun Food Friday of the year! Students were able to purchase sweet treats during their courtyard time! We brought our resident DJ out, Officer Amy Brooks, and each grade had a dance party! Peep Officer Brooks getting low in the pic below!

Our short week packed a mighty punch!! This was just a few of the highlights! This upcoming week, we will be hosting the "Think Before You Post" campaign. Our 7th graders will have an assembly during their Science classes on Tuesday to hear from Officer Brooks and the importance of their digital footprint. Be sure to see the graphic below for information about how your Hawks can participate! We are looking forward to another fantastic week at the HEART!



Veronica Johnson

Principal, Heartland Middle School


SK8 Club's Inaugural Sk8Jam!

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Thunderhawk RISE recipients - August 2022

Hawk Hangout

Fun Food Friday & Beats By Brooks

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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!
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Heartland Middle School - School Safety - Risk Assessment

In an effort to continue to provide the safest educational atmosphere that we possibly can, many EPS schools will have a school safety specialist in the building performing a risk assessment. This assessment allows us to better understand where and how we can "tighten" things up in the area of school safety.

The visitor for Heartland Middle School is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13th. If your student reports an individual walking around inside and outside of the building taking pictures - please know this is all a part of the risk assessment.

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MS Swim Information

Click Here to sign your student up for Heartland Middle Swim tryouts...

Tryout Information for Heartland and Summit

Thursday, October 6th from 2:45-4:00pm at the Mitch Park Pool Facility...

Mandatory parent meeting from 4:15-4:45pm...

If you were on the team last year - you do not need to tryout. Simply come to the parent meeting...

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Kona Ice - 9/16/22 - During ALL Lunches

We will host Kona Ice this upcoming Friday! Due to the amount of students that forgot their money last week, we will NOT be taking money in the front office if your student forgets to bring it. We were bombarded on 9/2/22 with money that needed to be delivered to students. We will be hosting KONA ICE several times throughout the year! If your student forgets their money, it's ok! They can try again next time!
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Chromebook Protection Plan

EPS offers a $25 “Student Technology Protection Plan” (STPP) to help cover the cost of damaged devices such as loss, or damage caused by abuse, dropping, spills, etc. If the device is stolen, students must submit a police report with the claim to use their STPP (Student Technology Protection Plan). Visit Edmond Public Schools’ Technology webpage and select STPP-Student Protection Plan for the most recent information. Chargers are not covered by the STPP plan. Replacement chargers are $35.
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Edmond Public Schools Dress Code Policy

Policy #4510 - Revised 08/02/2021

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Heartland Middle School Facebook Page

Join/Like our page for the latest on all things Heartland Middle School!

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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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Now that we are in the process of running eligibility for OSSAA activities - there always tends to be some confusion as to when a student can and can not participate. Here are some bullet points to help define when a student can and can not participate.

  • Eligibility is run mid-week. For example - we run eligibility on Thursday morning based on grades posted on Wednesday evening. If a student is listed as "ineligible" - that means they can not participate in any OSSAA games scheduled for the next calendar week of Sunday - Sunday. By OSSAA rules - students can still practice during that time. However, individual coaches may have other team rules regarding practice.
  • Probation vs. Ineligible. The first week a student has a grade that qualifies them for the eligibility report - they are listed as "on Probation"... At that point in time - they can still participate and play in games. (Again - team rules may be more strict) If the student raises the grade by the next eligibility report run - their name comes off the list and they are good to go. If there is still a grade in question - the student becomes ineligible.
  • If a student is listed as ineligible - AND - raises their grade (yay!!) the next time there is a grade in question -- they move back to the probation category. Therefore, there is always a week of grace after a student has worked to get their name off of the list.

Please feel free to contact Heartland Athletic Director Laura Brown with questions as I know it can be confusing.

Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

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.

Volunteer Here:

Keep watch on this Linktree for all things HPO, including signups for volunteer opportunities, including volleyball concessions.


Donate here:


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


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

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Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering.


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

Dates to Remember:

9/14 The Baked Bear (5-9pm)

9/28 General HPO Meeting (6:30pm at the Griffin Park Clubhouse)

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

Leigh Bloskovich

HPO President

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Digital Resources for Families

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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