Heartland Family Newsletter

Heartland Happenings - February 12, 2023

Notes From Ms. Johnson

Greetings Heartland Thunderhawks!

Can you believe that last week was our first FULL week of school since the Holiday Break? Yes!! Whether it has been a scheduled Holiday or inclement weather...we are still learning to bounce back from breaks as middle schoolers thrive in routine and consistency. We are doing our best to get back into the swing of things but it's difficult to do when our routines are interrupted. Speaking of days off, we have one coming up soon. This is just a reminder that on Monday February 20th, our students will be out of school for a President's Day/District Professional Development Day.

The following question often comes our way at Heartland, how can I support my middle schooler? Here are some ways you can support your middle school student:

  1. Be present: Attend parent-teacher conferences, school events, and extracurricular activities to show your support and interest in your child's education and well-being.

  2. Encourage physical activity: Encourage your child to be physically active, whether through organized sports or simply playing outside. Physical activity can help with focus and reduce stress.

  3. Promote healthy habits: Encourage healthy habits such as proper nutrition, enough sleep, and avoiding drugs and excessive screen time.

  4. Encourage independence: Let your child take responsibility for their own schoolwork and decisions. Offer support and guidance, but avoid doing their homework for them.

  5. Foster their interests: Support your child's interests and encourage them to pursue new hobbies and activities.

  6. Communicate regularly: Keep the lines of communication open by regularly talking to your child about their school experiences, friends, and feelings. Teachers are a big support in the few years of middle school. Our aim is to consistently respond to your inquiry within 24-48 hours.

  7. Help with organization: Teach your child good study habits and help them stay organized. This can include setting a regular schedule for homework, studying, and relaxing.

Remember, every child is different, so it's important to tailor your approach to your child's individual needs and personality. By being there for them, offering support and guidance, and encouraging their growth and independence, you can help your student have a successful middle and high school experience by building healthy habits today.

We had a wonderful week celebrating National School Counseling Week and our fantastic counselors! We appreciate Mrs. Treece, Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Bowerman so much for the work they do with our community of Thunderhawks! They are often doing work behind the scenes that never gets seen and a week was not long enough to say thank you for everything our counselors do. We hope that you continue to feel the love for all the weeks to come!

We have TONS of fun activities and events coming up in support of our Double "PUP" Dare Week! Next week's newsletter will be full of ways to get involved in "People Uplifting People" and how you can show your support! We look forward to raising money for a great cause! As always, should you have any questions, ideas or suggestions please feel free to reach out to our office. Let's have a fantastic 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!

January 2023 Thunderhawk RISE Recipients!

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Congratulations To Our 6th & 7th Grade Academic Team On Being Named Regional Champions!

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February is Black History Month!

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Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks (1913—2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955. Her actions inspired the leaders of the local Black community to organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional. Over the next half-century, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.
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Heartland Middle Schools Double "Pup" Dare Week!

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Heartland Middle School Facebook Page

Join/Like our page for the latest on all things Heartland Middle School!

Our Super Hawks Selling Super Pops!

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Heartland Athletics Update

Click the link to find out more about Winter sports: Basketball, Wrestling & Swimming.

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Heartland Parent Organization News!

Heartland Families,

DWDW (Double Wolf Dare Week) is coming up and we need your help! Please donate the items on the sign up or we can do the shopping for you. Click the link to see the sign up on how to contribute.


Thank you!

**The Thunderhawk Shop will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, February 23, 4:00- 8:00pm.

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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Save the Date and share with everyone you know! You can live in the US and still give back to Heartland! Must order online with the code.
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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:

2/28 Panda Express Night

(This is National, so anyone can order from a different states) More info coming soon.

3/7 Chicken N Pickle Night 6-8pm

Questions? heartland.hpo@gmail.com

Thanks for your support!

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Student IDs Required to Be Worn Each Day

Students are required to wear their student ID each and every day. All students have received their initial ID for the year. Students that do not have their ID are expected to print a temporary sticker badge to wear for the day. This should only be used in emergency situations. Students are allotted 5 free sticker badges per month and will be charge $1 for every badge thereafter until the end of the month. Students wearing a sticker badge will not have access to the snack bar and be last in lunch lunch line. I recommend purchasing a new ID for $5 if your student has lost their ID.

This is one of the district's many safeguards for our schools. IDs provide a quick glance of students that belong to our school, their grade level, and which parts of the building they should be in during the day.

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 - Principal, 8th Grade

Lisa Edwards - 6th Grade Counselor

Cara Bowerman - 7th Grade Counselor

Kim Treece - 8th Grade Counselor