The Eagles Express
From Heritage to Home...Let's Stay Connected!
May 21, 2023
Welcome to our final week of the 2022-2023 school year. Wow. What a ride it has been!!!
I have been doing some big reflecting this weekend on the successes, shortcomings, and overall feelings I have about my second year as principal at HMS. And while there continue to be plenty of areas of growth for me, I can't help but smile when I think about our HMS family. I shared at the very beginning of the school year, in my first S'more with you all, that my vision for Heritage is to offer a place where students and staff thrive because their needs are met, they are challenged to think bigger and bolder, and they feel included, therefore ensuring others feel included. It was our hope that students knew that HMS was right where they belong. I also shared that because of that vision...you could expect from me and my amazing team the following things:
- If you have a student here at HMS, they should feel safe here, that the adults here care about them and help them, that there is someone here they can talk to if they have a problem and that they are proud to be an HMS Eagle.
If you are a parent here at HMS, you should expect that your child gets just as good, if not better, of an education as any other middle school, that your child is seen and spoken to everyday, that your child feels valued when they enter HMS, that you, as the parent, know what’s happening at your child’s school, you feel safe sending your child to school here, and you feel heard when you have a concern.
I sincerely hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you feel we have worked daily to meet those expectations. As I stated above, this year had big moments of learning for me, but in those moments of learning, I was given an even stronger desire to come back next year and be an even better leader for HMS, for you, and your child. Thank you for your grace and your partnership, and thank you for investing in HMS. We are better because you all are here. I thank you all. HMS is right when you belong.
Your partner in education,
Here are the last few tidbits of this school year.
I have been intentional about letting students know on the morning announcements (and will continue this week) that we must finish strong. It is still our expectation students follow all school rules even if it's the last week and days are not as structured. If students are not following expectations of being kind, safe, and responsible, and consequences are needed, it will be first to eliminate the fun activities (yearbook signing, talent, show, trip to North, awards, etc). We want ALL students to attend all the fun, we just need them show they can handle it this week. Please remind your child of this as well and thank you for your support.
As we gear up for the last week activities, I have had some questions if parents can attend the last day of school talent show, as well as the 8th grade walk on their final day. Just like last year, while I would love to say yes to this, unfortunately it is not doable. To screen and check in that many parents on a day that is super fast paced (3 hour early release) and ensure our building is safe and secure, is just not feasible. We really appreciate your understanding and support with this.
Our last Wednesday of the school year, Wednesday, May 24th is a full school day (7:45-2:50) and not a 1-hour early release day.
- A snapshot of this week's activities is below. As for now, our plan is to hold the MAP celebration on Wednesday (same hours as the original plan), since we had to reschedule due to rain last week.
- If your child purchased a yellow Domin8 for Coach Morley shirt, don't forget to remind your child wear it tomorrow. If your child doesn't have one, and wants to wear light yellow, we'd love it!
- We have a 3 hour early release on Thursday (11:50).
- Please see the updated info below in the 8th grade section (if you have an 8th grader) about ipad device collection! 6th and 7th graders keep devices over the summer.
Here's is to our FINAL WEEK!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 25 Last Day of School - Early Release
May 29 Memorial Day
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS!!!
8th Grade Device Turn-In: Wednesday, May 24th during Advisory:
- During turn-in, 8th Grade students need to return the following:
- iPad 7th generation ($394.00)
- Logitech keyboard case ($79.95)
- Logitech crayon ($69.99)
- Charger cord ($17.10)
- Charger block ($20.26)
- Any iPads that are not returned will go through the Lost/Stolen device process (calls home, claims, police report, etc).
- Any accessories (charger block, cord, crayon or case) that are not returned will result in a claim being filed.
- Note: the first claim for the 2022-2023 school year is free.
8th Grade Trip to LNHS: Tuesday, May 23rd
All 8th grade students will be bussed to LNHS on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:30 to attend a pep assembly and tour LNHS. 8th grade teachers will attend this field trip with students and they will eat when they return to SVMS at 1:00
Liberty Robotics Camp
The Liberty Robotics Foundation and Team 1764 Liberty Robotics are thrilled to offer a summer robotics camp. Using problem solving skills, creativity, science, technology, engineering and mathematics students will construct, program and compete with a VEX robot.
Registration is limited to the first 40 students.
WHO: Incoming 6th - 10th grade students
WHEN: June 5th - June 9th, 9:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Liberty High School
For more information and to register Click Here.
If you have questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping your child immunized is important to their health. Clay County Public Health Center provides thousands of immunizations to children from all over Clay County each year. The Clay County Public Health Center Registered Nurses will be offering all required and recommended school immunizations for all middle and high schools in the Liberty School District. To be eligible for the school immunization clinic the student must be in middle school between the ages of 11-14 or in high school between the ages of 16-18. Clay County Public Health Center accepts and will bill most major insurance plans including Medicaid. Students without insurance or insurance that doesn’t pay for vaccines can also receive the vaccine at no cost during the school immunization clinic. If your child is covered through insurance, you must enter the information on the registration form. Without including this information, there may be delays with processing the form, resulting in the inability to see your child at the clinic. The dates and locations for these clinics are listed below.
- Liberty Middle School-Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Liberty Academy-Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Liberty High School-Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Tuesday, March 21, 2023
- Discovery Middle School—Thur. March 30, 2023 Tuesday, March 23. 2023
- South Valley Middle School— Thur., March 30, 2023 Tuesday, March 23.2023
- Liberty North High School—Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- Heritage Middle School—Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Tuesday, May 2, 2023
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