This Week at Heritage High

September 26 - October 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 26
  • JV Football at HOME vs. Sonoraville at 5:30

Tuesday, September 27

  • Volleyball at HOME vs. Central/NW at 5:00/7:00 *FREE STUDENT ADMISSION
  • Sophomore Social during lunch ($3)
  • Softball at Cedartown at 5:30
  • Greenhouse open from 3:00-4:30 pm

Wednesday, September 28

  • "See You at the Pole" FCA Event at main entrance from 7:00-7:40 am

Thursday, September 29

  • Progress Report Emails
  • Volleyball Senior Night at HOME vs. Oakwood/CSLA at 5:00/7:00
  • Beta Club Induction Ceremony in the theater at 7:00 pm
  • Softball at HOME vs. Cedartown at 5:30
  • Cross Country at Lafayette (JV at 4:45, Varsity Girls 5:30, Varsity Boys 6:10)

Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1

  • Cheer Competition at Stars Mill High
  • Volleyball at HOME
  • Band Competition at Sand Mtn. Invitational
  • Dance Team Performance at Lake Winnie
  • Saturday School
  • Greenhouse open from 9:00 am to noon


  • Fall Picture Re-takes Oct. 4th
  • Fall Break is Oct. 10-14
  • PSAT is Oct. 25th
  • Blood Drive is Nov. 1st

Emperor Candidates Raise Over $21,000 for Children's Fund

A recent Heritage Homecoming addition is the Emperor of the Taj competition. Students nominate seniors as candidates. During Homecoming week the Emperor candidates, along with their faculty sponsors, raise money for the Catoosa County Children's Fund. The candidate who raises the most is crowned Emperor of the Taj at the Homecoming Pep Rally.

This year, Jedd Johnson was crowned Emperor of the the Taj and the candidates raised over $21,000 for the Catoosa County Children's Fund in one week! Thank you to the candidates, sponsors, family and friends for contributing to this cause to help children in need in our community!

Jedd Johnson, 2022 Emperor of the Taj

Landon Cansler,

Drew Dietz

Parker Hayen

Dylan Hodges

Paxton McCrary

Ethan Peel

Band Received Perfect Score, Drum Majors & Colorguard 1st in Class at NE Alabama Competition

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Preparing for the ACT

The ACT is the most commonly used college entrance exam by Heritage High students. We are fortunate to have Dr. Kendal Shipley as a faculty member at HHS. He is one of the founders of 36University, an ACT preparation online tool. HHS students have FREE access to online resources through 36University. Contact your school counselor for login information.

Dr. Shipley also offers Crash Courses during W.I.N. Time (1st half of lunch) before each ACT test date. Here are some real results from HHS students this school year!

-A senior raised his score from 21 in July to 26 in September and now qualifies for free in state tuition to UTC.
-A senior raised his score from a 27 to a 29 by using ACT prep strategies he learned in Mrs. Tollett's AP English class.
-Another senior attended all of the Crash Course sessions during W.I.N. time and raised his score from 28 in July to 30 in September.
-A senior attended most of the W.I.N. sessions and worked through the online program. She raised her score from 21 to a 23.

ACT Test Dates

Register for the ACT

PSAT is October 25th

The Preliminary SAT will be administered at HHS on Tuesday, October 25th. This test is free to all sophomores (10th grade students) and they are already signed up to take the PSAT. Freshmen (9th grade) and Juniors (11th grade) may also sign up to take the test for $18 in the school counseling office.

The purpose of the PSAT is to give students an idea of their current level of preparation for college and college entrance exams.

Click here for more information about what is on the PSAT.

Student guides are available for free in the school counseling office or click here for the electronic version. For more information, contact Deston Franks in the school counseling office.
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Fall Plant Sale Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 am to noon

Just in time for the fall temps, the Heritage Greenhouse will be open for business this week for your fall planting needs. The following items will be available for purchase:

Bedding Flats of Pansies, Violas, and Snapdragons - individual 6 packs: $3.50, full flats: $20.00

Individual pots of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, $5.00 each

Limited supply of mums in 8 inch ($8.00 each) and 12 inch pots ($16.00 each) in yellow, bronze, purple, red and white

Information for Parents

  • Parents are welcome at all school assemblies (pep rallies, student/faculty games, theatrical presentations, etc.). Please be sure to sign in at the main office during school hours.
  • Parents are welcome during lunch. Parents, or other individuals on the student contact list, may drop off food for students during lunch. We do not accept food delivers for students from anyone else (friends, Door Dash, pizza delivery, etc.) during the school day.
  • Check out by Email: Parents may check student drivers out by email for excused reasons (doctor's appointments, dentist appointments, or other excused reasons listed on page 42 of the student handbook). Please email attendance secretary Cathy Nix at Students will not be allowed to check out remotely for unexcused reasons (page 41 of student handbook).