Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - February 26, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

As I look back on this past week, I can't help but be filled with pride! Pride in all that we accomplished and pride in our ability to come together as a family. We had a memorable week jammed pack with events and activities...and it doesn't stop there! We've got MORE events coming up these last 2 weeks as we slide into Spring Break.

Last Tuesday, we were able to recognize and celebrate those 7th & 8th grade students that qualified to be inducted into the Edmond Honor Society. In order to qualify, each student had to maintain at least a 3.75 GPA or higher for the 2 previous semesters. Academic excellence has always been a priority at EPS and it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the 200+ students that qualified! We also had the pleasure of hosting parent/teacher conferences last Thursday evening. Thank you to all the parents that came out and met with our teachers. It takes a village to raise a child and the more that we can all work together, the more successful our students will be!

Last Friday, we had the distinct honor of welcoming Mayor Darrell Davis to be our keynote speaker at Heartland's first ever Black History Month Assemblies! The assemblies were a celebration of black history with performances from our talented Thunderhawks! We had dancing, singing, stepping, poetry readings, a jazz ensemble, I AM speeches and beautiful artwork on display! Additionally, we invited Santa Fe High Schools' step team, orchestra quartet, saxophone soloist and dance trio join in on the festivities! AND... we were able to invite our feeder elementary school 5th graders to join in on the fun! It was a special moment for our Santa Fe vertical full of education and exhibition! If you haven't already, click the button below to like Heartland's Facebook page to see a few videos of the performances!

Looking ahead, this week we officially start Double PUP Dare Week! PUP week is Heartland's philanthropy week in which we be hosting events to help raise money for EPS' Common Thread - City Care OKC. We have lots of events planned including a Karaoke Dance/Social, Dodgeball Tournament, Dare Assembly, Penny Wars & Dress Up Days! Our goal is to raise $3000 to be presented at SFHS's finale assembly on Friday! Be sure to check out the graphics below and click the PUP Week button to learn more about specific event information. We look forward to promoting how "People Uplifting People" is a great cause worth the investment! The dress up days for PUP week are listed below:

  • Monday (2/27) - Pajama Day!
  • Tuesday (2/28) - Teacher Dress Like Students/Students Dress Like Teachers!
  • Wednesday (3/1) - Dress Like Your Hero Day!
  • Thursday (3/2) - Crazy Sock Day!
  • Friday (3/3) - Heartland Spirit Day!

As always, should you ever have any questions, ideas or suggestions please feel free to reach out to our office! Let's have a wonderful week, Thunderhawks!



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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Congrats To Heartland 7th Graders TJ, Josh & Tyce On Being Crowned The Grand Champions of the First Annual Heartland/Summit 3 vs 3 BBall Tournament!

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Thank You To All That Came Out For Our Parent/Teacher Conference Spaghetti Dinner! It Was Our Pleasure To Serve You!

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Heartland Middle Schools Double "PUP" Dare Week!

"PUP" Week Information - People Uplifting People

Click the button to view all the PUP week details!

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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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Congratulations to all 7th & 8th Graders inducted into the Edmond Honor Society!

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Heartland Athletics Update

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

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National School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day was February 22nd! Thank You For All You Do!

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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

Heartland Families,


Share with everyone you know! You can live in the US and still give back to Heartland! Must order online with the code.

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HPO Bylaws - Proposed Updates 2023

Click to read and review the proposed updates highlighted in red.


We have updated our HPO bylaws. They are attached for your review and we will vote on them at our General Meeting, Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm, in the Heartland Cafeteria. Please join us to learn about HPO, the positions offered to volunteer with us (Board members and Chairman of standing committees) and to meet new families. This meeting is open to all Heartland families.



The Staff Appreciation Committee needs your help! Please click the link to donate to Pie Day. https://bit.ly/3xQJFUL

If you’d like to donate but don’t have time to shop, we can shop for you!



The Thunderhawk Shop is open 24/7 online. We will deliver the items to your student or you can pick up in the office. We still have great hoodies, shirts, hats and more.

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


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*Do you want to get involved, but don’t know how or don’t have time? Donating to HPO stays 100% in the school.

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We are a 501(c)3 and your donation will be tax deductible.

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, concession help as well as restaurant nights and family events.


The Thunderhawk Shop is open 24/7 online. We will deliver the items to your student or you can pick up in the office. We still have great hoodies, shirts, hats and more.

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


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:

2/28 Panda Express Night

(This is Nationonwide, so anyone can order from anywhere in the US)

3/7 Chicken N Pickle Night 6-8pm

4/20 Sky Zone Spirit Night 4-9pm

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

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Future 7th Grade (Current 6th) - Immunization Information

Hello, 6th-grade parents and guardians! It will soon be time to enroll your student for next school year, and I wanted to make you aware of an additional immunization requirement prior to entering 7th grade. All 7th-grade students will need documentation to complete the state Tdap vaccine requirement. The Tdap is a booster shot containing Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diphtheria. Many of your students have already received this vaccine, and some of you have provided documentation. If you have not provided documentation, please do so as soon as possible as this will simplify the enrollment process. If you choose for your student to not receive this vaccine, you may complete a vaccine exemption form, found here. Please email shot records and exemption forms to torie.moore@edmondschools.net. Your student will not receive a schedule in August until we have documentation of a Tdap vaccine or a vaccine exemption form. Please let Nurse Moore know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

8th Grade (Future Freshman Information)

Santa Fe High School Tryout Information

Click the link to learn more about SFHS Cheer, Pom & Athletic Tryouts!

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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 Jr. - Principal, 8th Grade

Lisa Edwards - 6th Grade Counselor

Cara Bowerman - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor