Heritage Middle School News

April 11, 2016

GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Fair

GCISD is gearing up for the annual Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Fair on April 16th. We will have two guest speakers and several student performances throughout the morning. If you would like to run in the chip-timed 5K, showcase your business in our community fair, or volunteer your time please click here for more information. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/32352

HMS Talent Show

Come see the amazing talent HMS students have...

Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 PM in the CHHS Auditorium. Admission is $5.

Attention Current 6th Grade Parents

The following immunizations are required by The State of Texas for 7th grade. Updated shot records are being accepted throughout the school year. It is highly recommended that shots are received and the shot record turned in prior to the end of the 6th grade school year. 7th grade schedules will be held and students may not start school without these shots.

1 dose of Tdap

1 dose of Meningococcal

8th Grade Celebration Coming Soon!!

Mark your calendars for the 8th Grade Celebration!

Theme: “Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”

Date: Friday, May 20

Time: 7:00 - 10:00

Location: HMS

Enjoy party attractions including an Inflatable dodgeball arena, giant inflatable twister, pinball, pac-man, galaga, pump it dance machine, DJ and music, a selfie station and door prizes. Chow down on pizza, snacks, and an all-you-can-eat candy buffet. Everyone who attends will go into the drawings for some fabulous door prizes. There will also be a special Teacher Lip Sync performance!! More details coming soon!

Tickets are $25 and will be sold during lunches starting at the end of April. Watch this newsletter for when tickets go on sale…

Anyone who wants to volunteer or donate door prizes or party items, email Stasia Bandy at stasia@tricamvideo.com . We will provide a sign up genius link as it gets closer.

CHHS Cross Country for 2016-2017

Parents are welcomed to our CHHS Cross Country Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 28th. This is an informational meeting for all parents of incoming runners. The meeting is also for any parent who has even the slightest inkling for their child to join the Cross Country program at CHHS. There will be a pasta dinner provided by the Cross Country Booster club parents in the CHHS Library from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Most kids have this belief that if they aren’t already performing at an elite level in middle school, they are no good and should not consider running in high school. What the cross country program is looking for is not necessarily tied to a students’ running past but what they have the ability to work towards. CHHS Cross Country searches for the absolute student: someone who strives to be better everyday and every time an opportunity presents itself. Cross Country aims to teach children the ability to stand on their own two feet while you, the parent, has full confidence your child will give extra effort for any endeavor the set out to achieve. Every runner starts at the most basic level and is given their own chance to get to work as much as they desire regardless of how fast or slow they run.

CHHS Cross Country practices during the summer; “Fall holds no secrets on how summer was spent.” We plan on being a competitive program. We begin practice on Monday, June 6th. Practice is from 8:00 am to around 9:00 am, Monday to Saturday. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are at The Villages of Bear Creek Park. Tuesdays and Thursdays are at Parr Park. Saturdays are at CHHS.

Again, please come join us at our meeting, Thursday, April 28th, at CHHS’s Library as we discuss the future of the Cross Country program, the positive impact your child will have on the program, and the positive impact the program will have on your child.

Will Carter, CHHS Head Cross Country Coach


Boys and Girls Tennis - HMS tennis match action on Monday, April 11th against Dawson Middle at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake.

Soccer - The HMS Soccer travel teams have their first games on Tuesday, April 19th at CTMS. Boys play at 5:00 PM while girls play at 6:15 PM.

Fine Arts

Band News
  • April 15 - Symphonic Band goes to Sandy Lake Band Contest! This fun outdoor contest is during the school day.

Choir News

  • Choir Dessert Theater April 15th at 6 PM.
  • Men's Night Out at the Ranger game coming soon!

CHHS Volleyball

CHHS volleyball is hosting the 2016 ColleyVolley grass tournament fundraiser on Saturday, April 30th at CHHS. Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirts. We have left some forms at your school. You many also e-mail colleyvolley@gmail.com, and we will send you the needed registration and liability forms. Please join us for a great day of fun in the sun! E-mail us if you have any further questions. Go Panthers!

Reminder About After School

We would like to remind parents and students the expectations after school. Unless the student is under direct supervision of a staff member, students must be outside and not roaming the building. If there is a particular need for your student after school, please contact the school. Students who are not under direct supervision for an activity are subject to discipline measures using the GCISD student code of conduct.

Need Some Protection For Your Laptop?

Laptop Sleeves now available - $10

Show your school spirit and keep your laptop cushioned in your backpack. These sleeves are neoprene and have an opening at the top that the Dell 3150 can easily slide into. Please send cash or a check made out to HMS PTA to the front office.

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Save the Date - First Ever HMS Fun Run

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HMS PTA Scholarships

Do you know a GCISD senior? HMS PTA scholarship applications are now open online. Deadline is March 24th. You can visit your counselor's web page to find the link to scholarships or it can be found here.

BOX TOP$ for Education

HMS PTA is collecting BOX TOP$ for Education. Did you know that 50 BOX TOP$ = $5.00 for our school? You can send your BOX TOP$ to school with your child. They can drop them in the BOX TOP$ box located at the front office. Thank you to those parents that have already sent some. We are off to a good start! Thank you for your help - HMS PTA.
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HMS Spirit Wear Orders

Show your Bronco Pride and support the PTA by ordering an HMS t-shirt. Print out the order form, fill it out and send it back to school with cash or check made out to HMS PTA. Your child can turn the order form in at the front office. Spirit wear items will be sent home with your student within a few days of placing the order. Questions? Email Cheryl Redfearn at theredfearns@gmail.com or Denise Moore at denisal1@verizon.net.

PTA Membership

Join HMS PTA and help us make this year the best yet! All you need to do is print this registration form and have your student leave it with your check, made out to HMS PTA, in the office. This form also gives you the opportunity to participate in our Bronco Bucks fundraiser. Bronco Bucks means no door-to-door sales for our Broncos! E-mail Amy Rork with any questions at azrork@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed

Hello PTA parents! Would you like to get involved at HMS as a volunteer? Please contact Mary Ellen Blackstone at meblackstone@gmail.com. We have many opportunities to get involved as a parent volunteer. Even if you aren't able to commit to a regular volunteer schedule we can still use your help. At HMS there are many different programs and activities that need assistance. Please send Mary Ellen a note and let her know you are interested in being in the volunteer pool. PTA members please report your volunteer hours at this link - or email Mary Ellen.

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