Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - March 19, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

I hope that each of you have enjoyed your Spring break and that you've had the opportunity to take advantage of the sunshine! I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things! No matter how excited I get about an approaching break, I always end up missing the students after a couple of days and counting down the days until we return. This 4th quarter is going to fly by! The end of the year is always jam packed with activities, events, State testing and all the things necessary to tie up the loose ends of the school year. I encourage you to keep close tabs on your student's grades and missing work because finals will be here before we know it!

I mentioned this in my last newsletter but wanted to reiterate that Hawks Nest is a great place for students to receive additional time or help here at school to complete their missing, make-up, or redo assignments. Across all teams, we have seen so many students take advantage of this opportunity. Hawk's Nest takes place after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:00pm. With that being said, know that students need to be signed up to attend and teachers need to confirm with a parent or guardian that they can stay during after school hours. Please note that transportation is not provided so all students must have their own ride home. If you would like to have your student stay for Hawks Nest, please reach out to one of your students' teachers to make this request. They will ensure that your student makes it on the closest available day based on availability.

Spring sports is in full swing with baseball, track, tennis and golf on deck! Be sure to come out and support our Thunderhawks as they compete especially as the Spring weather rolls in. I'm sure the weather will be perfect for an outdoor evening in the weeks to come. Be sure to click on the Heartland athletics button below to view all of the schedules and to learn more about all things Thunderhawk sports!

This is just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow due to an EPS Teacher Collaboration Day. Please enjoy Monday off and we look forward to welcoming our students back on Tuesday March 21st. As always should you have any questions, ideas or suggestions please feel free to reach out to our office. Let's have a great 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 To Our 7th/8th Grade Choir On Their Fantastic Performance At OSSAA District Contest!

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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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5th Grade Tours Led By Our Amazing WEB Leaders!

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Congratulations to Hadley O. on her 2nd place finish at the District Invention Convention!

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Spring OSTP Testing Is Right Around The Corner - More Information To Come!

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Heartland Athletics Update

Click the link to find out more about Spring sports: Baseball, Track, Tennis, & Golf.

Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

Heartland Families,

Thank you to all that donated to the Staff Appreciation Pi(e) and Dessert Day! You are all appreciated!!

**Please make plans to attend the HPO General Meeting, Thursday, March 23 at 6:30pm, in the Heartland Cafeteria.

**Come 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.

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Show your cast member how great they did with a bouquet of flowers. We will be having a pre-sale for flower bouquets for the production of The Wizard of Oz and will be selling at each performance as well. All bouquets are $10 and will be available on our website March 21-March 28.



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.



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:

3/23 HPO General Meeting 6:30pm (Heartland Cafeteria)

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