The Heritage Herald

February 2021 volume 1

Hello HMS Families!

I hope everyone is staying healthy. There is a great deal of information in this newsletter, please call the school at 708-458-7590 for questions. Thanks to those parents who have signed up for Schoology and PowerSchool after receiving your login information in the mail. Remember to regularly check the district website for information (www.sd104.us). If you need help, call us!


Stay safe and warm,

Mrs. Malone

February is Black History Month

Amanda Gorman is the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Below, she recites her poem "The Hill We Climb".

WATCH: Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'

Check out the Virtual Tour of Chicago's DuSable Museum below.

8th Grade Parents

Argo High School counselors will be meeting with HMS 8th graders on February 4-5, 2021. Students will meet with the counselors and schedule their freshman classes. This will happen during their Science classes. If you are not able to sit in during the scheduling times, feel free to call Argo's Guidance Counseling Department (708) 728-3200 to discuss your child's freshman schedule of classes.

Erin's Law Erin's Law Permission Slip-Please sign by 2/12/21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The State of Illinois requires schools to educate all students (pre-school through 12th grade) about sexual abuse and assault awareness, Erin’s Law legislation. Information regarding Erin’s Law can be found at: www.erinslaw.org


When: February 15-26, 2021

Presented by: School Social Workers

Where: During your students' regularly scheduled class time on Zoom or Teams.

The Mobile Dental Bus is headed to District 104!

We are excited to offer no-cost dental care for all of our District 104 students. The mobile dental bus will be taking walk-ins from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Feb 16, 17, 18 and 19 through a non-profit organization called Mobile Care Chicago.


The mobile unit will be parked at the Heritage Middle School parking lot, near door seven.


Mobile Care’s dental clinic provides free cleanings, fillings, and follow-up care that fulfills our school’s dental exam requirements. No insurance required. All district students are eligible for free dental services. First come first serve.

The dental clinic also has updated safety features that exceed national guidelines to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. For more information go to www.mobilecarechicago.org .


All students must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Dental treatment form will need to completed onsite before they can be seen.

Please note: The school building is not open to the public at this time. Please expect to wait in your car or outside. Dress for the weather. Visits take approximately 10 minutes.

Sports Talk

Current Practicing Sports: Volleyball and Basketball

Coming Soon: Scholastic Bowl!


Questions: email our Athletic Director, Mr. Forman at sforman@sd104.us

Upcoming Parent Workshops

Erin's Law Parent Presentation

How To Keep Your Kids Safe

When: February 9, 2021 6:30-7:00

Presented by: Maggie Fletcher, Walsh School Social Worker

Where: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/94968545865?pwd=Q0JjR1ZQUU5JT251NnhRRi8wVTlQdz09

Questions?: Email Maggie Fletcher at mfletcher@sd104.us

Discover & Understand Your Child's Learning Style

Guest Speaker: Dr. Margarita Ramos


February 10, 2021 ~ 4:00-6:00 via Zoom

*Check back for Zoom link.

Conferencia Virtual Para Padres de Familia

Febrero 24 ~ 6:00pm via Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5718029100

What we're learning at HMS- click here.

In addition to studying the contributions of African Americans to society, HMS students are continuing to learn important skills in all content areas.