Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - February 5, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

What an interesting week we've just experienced! Thank you for your patience with the remote process. We had some successes and certainly some room for improvement but we got through it and that counts for something. Should your student have any questions about assignments that transpired this past week - please encourage your student to ask the teacher. Many times, that step is difficult for students at an age when they are just now learning to advocate for themselves. It's normal for that plan to sometimes fall short. If that happens to be the case - you should always feel free to contact teachers directly.

2/20 - Professional Development Day

This is just a quick reminder that students will not be in school on Monday, February 20th. Our district really values the growth and learning of our teachers and has designated this day as a professional development day. As lifelong learners, this time allows teachers to become better educators by helping them develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students' learning challenges.

2/23 - Spring Conferences

Later this month, we will have our Spring Conferences in person on Thursday, February 23rd from 4:30-8:00 pm. The conference will center on the progress made this year. Teachers will take the time to review individual growth and opportunities. The meetings can even be student led. I’m looking forward to having you on our campus!

Double "PUP" Dare Week

As many of you know, Edmond Public High Schools participate in a rather large philanthropic week in which hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised to give to a local organization or charity. Heartland MS has decided to get involved and contribute to the cause in our own small version of SFHS's Double Wolf Dare Week. Our week will be coined...Double "PUP" Dare Week where we focus on People Uplifting People! We are looking forward to raising money for EPS's common thread, City Care. Learn more about the organization by clicking HERE. We have started to plan and organize events/activities that our students will surely enjoy...all for a great cause! Stay tuned!

Lastly, this week is National School Counseling week! Heartland has the most wonderful school counseling team! Let's show our appreciation to Mrs. Treece, Mrs. Edwards & Mrs. Bowerman by dressing up and letting them know how much we love them!!

  • Monday (2/6) - Mellow Monday - Wear your pajamas to lower your stress and cortisol levels!
  • Tuesday (2/7) - My school counselor is on my team: wear team jerseys/shirts!
  • Wednesday (2/8) - My school counselor knows I am college/career bound: wear college t-shirts!
  • Thursday (2/9) - My school counselor loves when I show my kind heart: wear pink/red!
  • Friday (2/10) - My school counselor knows I have a bright future: wear neon colors!

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

Congratulations Mr. Jordan McDow! Heartland's 2022/2023 Rookie Teacher of the Year!

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February is Black History Month!

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Ruby Bridges

At the tender age of six, Ruby Bridges advanced the cause of civil rights in November 1960 when she became the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the South. Read more about Ruby Bridges HERE.
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Heartland Middle Schools Double "Pup" Dare Week!

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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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SFHS Double Wolf Dare Week Information! February 27 - March 3rd

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Heartland Athletics Update

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

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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

DWDW (Double Wolf Dare Week) is coming up and we need your help! Please donate the items on the sign up or we can do the shopping for you. Click the link to see the sign up on how to contribute.


Thank you!

Save the Date and 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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*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.**


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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 National, so anyone can order from a different states) More info coming soon.

3/7 Chicken N Pickle Night 6-8pm

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

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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 (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 - Principal, 8th Grade

Lisa Edwards - 6th Grade Counselor

Cara Bowerman - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor