Heritage Middle School News

December 18, 2015

Winter Break

Dear HMS Families,

As we move into the winter break, please take some time. Take time as a family to enjoy each other. Take time to do things you may not normally do because of a hectic family schedule. Take time to be thankful. It is because of the students and families of this school community which make it a great place. Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to help our students.


Scott Saettel, Principal

Heritage Middle School

HMS Counselors Receive CREST Award!

Congratulations goes out to Ms. Fields and Ms. Talbert for receiving the CREST (Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas) Award. Schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.

This year, only 56 schools in Texas will be recognized for excellence in school counseling.

Congratulations to our wonderful counselors!

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Attention All 8th Students and Parents

On October 14, 2015, all GCISD 8th graders took the redesigned PSAT 8/9 Assessment. The PSAT 8/9 Assessment will show what areas students are doing well, and what areas students should work on to get ready for the SAT and college.

PSAT 8/9 scores will be available on January 7, 2016. In order to access scores online, students must create a College Board account. If students already have SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, and/or BigFuture account, they will already have access.

Follow this link to create a College Board account.

The College Board has formed a College Readiness partnership with Khan Academy. Once students access their PSAT 8/9 scores, students will have free, on-line access to official SAT Practice from the College Board and Khan Academy. For more information, please visit Khan Academy SAT.

Parent Meetings for 1:1 Student Laptops

1:1 Laptop Parent Meetings

  • January 14 at 8:00 AM
  • January 14 at 6:30 PM
  • January 19 at 6:30 PM

More information to come when we return from break.

HMS Cotillion 2016

6th Grade parents and students mark your calendars for the 2016 Cotillion coming in February. Find out more information about what Cotillion is and how to register on the HMS PTA website or follow this link

HMS Yearbook Orders

The 2016 Heritage Middle School Yearbook is on sale now! The book is $45. Don’t miss out on the memories! Order online using the link - Yearbook Orders

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.

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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