Heritage Middle School Weekly
Notes: May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week
This Past Week:
* Let’s congratulate our 8th Grade Band and Chorus. Competing in Gatlinburg at Music in the Park, both groups placed 1st in their respective divisions and received EXCELLENT ratings! We are also very proud of both groups for receiving the "Esprit de Corps" award this year. This particular award is awarded to only one school during the competition and is based on manners, demeanor, attitude, behavior, and enthusiasm. This is the first year in this competition that our students received this award. These singers and musicians did an awesome job of representing our school and community!!! Thank you to those parents that volunteered to chaperone the trip. We couldn’t do it without you!
* We need your help during our testing week(s). Parent and community volunteers are so important to carry out our End of Grade testing demands. Please let us know if you are willing to help any of the days listed in the calendar below. Call the school at 874-0731 and ask for Ms. Anne Vogler or Ms. Heidi Bristol. Thank you for your help!
* This week is teacher appreciation week. We have a wonderful staff here that invests so much into the education of your children. Our PTO will be doing breakfast and lunch for our teachers on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Our student council will do breakfast on Thursday for the staff. I want to let the parents know how much I appreciate the work our teachers do for the school. Keeping your students safe, being a listening ear when things aren’t going well, tutoring before, after, and during school, coaching our athletes, providing opportunities in the arts – we have the best teachers in the county. Thank you staff for all that you do for our students!!!
* As part of teacher appreciation week, teachers will be bringing their baby pictures. Students can vote for their favorites with their pennies. Money earned from the exercise will be used to purchase breakfast for our staff this week as part of teacher appreciation week. Thanks to student council for organizing this fun event.
* Does your child have a lunch debt? Do they have missing library books or other fees owed from field trips, etc.? If so, be sure to get those caught up right away. We have end of year activities for students in each grade level but these debts must be taken care of before your child can participate. Thank you for your attention to this.
* Saturday morning, we had several kids take part in the run/bike biathlon (one runs a mile, the other partner bikes 4 miles) organized by Chrissy Young and Dillon Sain. Heritage MS took the overall crown with our two person teams capturing each of the top three spots. Those participating included Brady Y and JR J (best team time), Alex F, Zeke S Carlos G, Josh B, Hannah C, Trinity B, Josie B, and McKenzie G Awesome job team!
* Our girls’ softball team improved to 10-2 in the conference this week, capturing the regular season FAC (Foothills Athletic Conferenc) crown. On Tuesday, they won a thriller in extra innings at West McDowell, 6-5. Maddie B pitched a complete game striking out 4 and walking 3. Alicia B went 3 for 4, Courtney S went 1 for 3 with a walk, scoring twice. Megan T went 2 for 4 with a walk, scored once and had the winning RBI in the 8th.
The girls followed that up on Thursday by beating Walter Johnson 12-0. Maddie B picked up another win in the circle. Casey A went 3 for 3 with a walk. She had a single, double, and an inside the park HR, scoring four times. Alicia B went 2 for 4 with two triples and a run. Kelsey P went 2 for 4 with a single and a triple and scored once. See below for the schedule this week in the conference tournament. Good luck girls!
* On Monday, the baseball team defeated rival West McDowell 11-3. Ben M threw a complete game giving up only one earned run.
Thursday’s game yielded the same score in a defeat of Walter Johnson. Cole T pitched 2 innings in relief picking up 4 K’s. JR J and Graham M hit homers in the win giving the boys a share of the regular season crown. The team’s conference record sits at 10-2, tying them with East Burke for the regular season title. Great job boys!
In track action this week:
Our boys and girls both defeated Walter Johnson and East Burke in a three way meet. The boys complete an undefeated regular season record. Cooper A won 3 events and jumped a personal best of 18'4'' in the long jump. Brady Y won 3 events and Stephen L and Tanner M won 2 apiece. Trinity B ran a personal best of 14.4 in the 100m and Carrie S won 3 events. The 4x200 and 4x400 relays were claimed by HMS as well.
Tim A captured the discus. J.R. J gained a runner-up finish in the high jump. Others finishing second were Dawson S (discus), Will V (shot put), Matthew H (seventh-grade 100 meters, 400 meters) and Dylan R (eighth-grade 100 meters).
The girls grabbed seven top finishes. Top finishers included Cynthia T (shot put), Claudia D A (high jump), Lexi O and Josie B (seventh-grade 800 meters), Lexi C (triple jump), Katlyn E (high jump) and Serenity B (shot put).
* selected information from Tommy Fleming at the Morganton Herald
Athletic Schedule this week: Foothills Athletic Conference (FAC)
FAC Softball Standings
West McDowell 9-3
Table Rock 9-3
East Burke 8-4
East McDowell 4-8
Walter Johnson 1-11
Monday, May 6 – FAC Softball Tourney Semis
# 4 East Burke at # 1 Heritage
# 3 Table Rock at # 2 West McDowell
FAC Baseball Standings
East Burke 10-2
West McDowell 9-3
Walter Johnson 4-8
East McDowell 3-9
Table Rock 1-11
Monday, May 6 – FAC Baseball Semis
# 4 Liberty at # 1 East Burke
# 3 West McDowell at # 2 Heritage
FAC Track Meet this week:
* The conference meet will be held at Walter Johnson starting at 1:30pm on Tuesday
6th – Baseball and softball teams host conference playoff games
6-10 – Teacher Appreciation Week
7th – progress reports go home
7th – Track to WJMS for county track meet – 1:30 start
9th – Duke TIP to visit HMS
9th – all grade band concert – 7:00 in auditorium
10th – Student Advisory Council meeting at Staff Development Center
14th – 6:00 – PTO meeting
18th – 7th grade chorus to Carrowinds
21, 22 – EXTEND II rdg. and math
21st – 7:30 – Spring chorus concert – 7th and 8th (moved from the 14th)
22nd – NCVPS environmental science final (moved from the 21st)
23rd – 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies common exam
24th – 6th and 7th grade science common exam
25th – 7th grade band to Carrowinds
27th – Memorial Day – no school
29-31 – EOG’s (math, language arts, and 8th grade science)
31st – 8th grade semi-formal dance - $5
1st – Free Sports physicals for those pre-registered at Valdese Hospital, 10:00 AM (Saturday)
3rd – 7th grade to Bo’s in Lenoir
3rd – Dance (sponsored by coaches) 1:00-3:00
4th – Algebra Math I exam (8th grade algebra students)
4th – 6th grade to Valdese Rec
5th – 8th grade to Valdese Rec
6th – 8th grade to Grandfather Mountain
7th – 8th grade academic awards and superlatives – 8:30
7th – Baseball vs. Softball game – 10:00
7th – School Talent Show – 1:00
10th – 8:30 – Academic Excellence for 4th quarter.6th and 7th
10th – Last day of school – Half day
* Our PTO’s FaceBook page is up and running. Be sure to “friend us” as soon as possible! Click & add the Heritage Middle School PTO page( not group)
* As winter turns to spring, I want to review the dress code for our students. We are seeing more incidences of violations that may cause your having to come to school with clothes for your child. The list below of things NOT to wear can also be found at the front of your child’s agenda for easy reference if you or your child have any questions about allowable clothing.
Rule 5: Inappropriate Appearance or Clothing
Dress which is considered Inappropriate
- *Body piercing jewelry will be limited to ears only
- *Halter tops and shirts altered to resemble tank tops
- *Bare midriff tops
- *Bare-back tops
- *Shorts, skirts, and dresses should not be shorter than mid-thigh
- *Slashed or cut-up clothing
- *Sagging pants
- *Underwear worn as outerwear
- *Clothing with alcohol, tobacco, or controlled substance advertisement or reference
- *Clothing displaying vulgar writing or symbols, sexual reference, or racial comments
- *Exposed undergarments
- *See-through clothing
- *Biker tights worn as outer wear
- *No headgear, hats, hoods, or bandanas
- *Unnatural hair colors such as but not limited to pink, blue, green, and purple
- *Any other disruptive clothing or attire