We are Heritage

Mr. Peyton's February Newsletter

WYSE Academic Challenge

Fourteen Heritage students traveled to Parkland College to participate in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. This challenge tests students knowledge in subjects such as Math, Physics, Biology, English, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, and Chemistry. Heritage had multiple students place in the regional tournament advancing to sectionals:



  • Max Daly - Math
  • Ashley Bosch - Biology
  • Sophie Schwink - Chemistry
  • Megan Perry - Computer Science
  • Dylan Reinhart - Engineering Graphics
  • Sam Smith - Physics



WYSE Team Pictured Below (right to left):

Bottom Row - Ashley Bosch, Linsdsey Stokes, Adam Roberts, Sophie Schwink, Aubrey Tate

Middle Row - Katelyn Stokes, Brooke Doxtator, Max Daly, Bailey Bryan

Top Row - Gabe Bielenberg-Gilbert, Cole Lemmon, Sam Smith, Dylan Reinhart, Megan Perry

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A.L.I.C.E

The first two weeks back from winter vacation high school students took part in an A.L.I.C.E. tutorial. This training was presented by the district's school resource officer, Deputy Franzen. This presentation explained to students what A.L.I.C.E. is and what options students have in emergency situations. A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, which is the safety philosophy our district and many districts across the nation have adopted. Our goal in providing these trainings is to be proactive with safety and to increase survivability chances in the event of a school emergency. Be sure to ask your students about A.L.I.C.E. today!

IGS Leadership Conference

In early February, seven high school students attended an interactive workshop presented by Illini Grad Sales with guest speaker Ted Wiese. This workshop covered topics like qualities of leaders, power of team work, making a difference in the lives of others, keys to successful student leadership, and the choice of leadership. The goal is for students to develop and improve leadership qualities that will have a positive and measurable impact on the school-community.
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Picture Above:

Bottom Row (right to left) - Katelyn Stokes, Courtney Stewart, Fiona Ely

Top Row (right to left) - Cole Woodmansee, Sam Smith, Aubrey Tate, Cole Mohr