Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - March 5, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

Spring is upon us and we are on the downhill slide into Spring Break! I don't know about you guys, but we had a few days last week with fantastic weather and I loved every minute of it! The sun was shining and it was a great day to be outside! Our Spring sports are in full bloom and I can't wait to watch our Hawks in action with baseball, track, tennis & golf on deck! This week, our incoming 5th graders will visit our campus for a tour and learn all they need to know to be successful in middle school! What an exciting time!

We had a great time participating in Double Wolf Dare Week (DWDW). For those that have been around a bit, you know that Edmond Santa Fe High School participates in a philanthropic week (DWDW) where the students band together and raise money for a specific charity & a common thread charity. The common thread charity is a group that all the schools in Edmond raise money to support. Middle schools in town do participate in a very scaled-down version to support their efforts and our money goes directly to the common thread. Heartland participated by hosting our own Double PUP Dare Week! We hosted a 3v3 basketball tournament, karaoke dance party, dodgeball tournament, dare assembly and much more to raise money to support the cause! Be sure to check our Heartland Facebook page to see pics of the all the fun we had...you can click the button below to be taken straight to the page! We were thrilled to be able to donate $6,310 to the common thread, City Care - OKC last Friday! We look forward to participating for many years to come!

Hawk's 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. It is hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm - 4:00pm and students have to have a ride home as transportation is not provided. Across all teams, we have seen so many students take advantage of this opportunity. 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. If you would like to have your student stay for Hawk's 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. The last day to turn in missing work for the 3rd quarter is this Friday, March 10, 2023.

Last week was National Public Schools Week #PublicSchoolProud. Thank a teacher, bus driver, custodian, lunch lady, counselor or assistant principal. As families you know the value of our school staff. If you feel compelled...send a note, an email, a drawing or a something to share your gratitude.

As we start Spring Break next week, the next edition of the Heartland Family Newsletter will go out on Sunday March 19th. 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 last week before the break, 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 February 2023 Thunderhawk RISE Recipients!

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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 the Heartland 8th Grade Band & 7th/8th Grade Orchestra On Receiving Straight Superiors Ratings At OSSAA District Contest!

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Heartland Athletics Update

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

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

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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

Heartland Families,


Make plans to bring your family and help support Heartland. 10% of all sales from 6-8pm benefit Heartland. Please share.

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**Please make plans to attend the HPO 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 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:

3/7 Chicken N Pickle Night 6-8pm

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