Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - January 8, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks & Happy New Year!

As the Holiday season comes to an end, I hope that you have enjoyed your time and are gearing up for an AMAZING 2nd semester! I got to spend some quality time with family and friends and was grateful to be able to unplug and truly relax. It has been a wonderful break BUT, if you're like me, I'm ready to get back into the routine! I'll keep my notes short as the upcoming week should be smooth sailing.

This week, we are really going to be focusing on our Thunderhawk RISE expectations! We want every Heartland student to be RESPECTFUL, show INTEGRITY, exhibit SELF-CONTROL and always put forth their best EFFORT. We will be reinforcing what that looks like in our building and hopefully in life. I ask that you continue to have conversations with your student regarding appropriate behavior at school as we reinforce what it means to be a Thunderhawk. We are looking forward to a wonderful second semester of learning and growing with our Heartland family.

Before I go, I would like to give a HUGE shout-out to our performing arts! I had the pleasure of attending the orchestra, choir and band Holiday concerts before the break and let me tell you....we have some fantastic programs!!! I want to thank all of the teachers that lead those programs for their work and I am still in awe of how talented our students are! I look forward to attending more concerts and watching our students thrive within these programs!



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!
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Congratulations to our Thunderhawk students that made the CODA All-Region Honor Band!

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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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Heartland Athletics Update

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

Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

The BEAT SUMMIT shirts are still available! The game is Monday, January 9 and will be played at Santa Fe. Order by Sunday and your student’s shirt will be delivered Monday, January 9. The Thunderhawk Shop will be open Monday, January 9 from 7:15-8:15am for your convenience.

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The Thunderhawk Shop is open 24/7 online. We will deliver the items to your student or you can pick up in the office.

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


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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. https://bit.ly/3t0dcZQ. We are hosting a tournament January 12-14 and will need extra help during the day. We’d love to have your help and have you get involved.

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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:

1/25 S&B’s Burgers Spirit Night (192 & Western) 5-8pm

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

8th Grade (Future Freshman Information)

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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

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

Cara Bowerman - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor

Heartland Middle School Facebook Page

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

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.