Building Message

Dr. Dru Tomlin, Principal

Dru Tomlin


Good day, Heritage Middle School Families,smiley

It is Friday, October 19, 2018 and it’s time for the Principal’s Message.  Today is a professional learning day for our teachers and staff (with no school for students), so I hope you and your family are enjoying this extra time together.

Here’s a look back at this past week at Heritage MS:

  1. On Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30pm-8pm, the Fall Sports Banquet was held in the Commons area. Our scholar athletes who participated in volleyball, football, cross country, and golf were celebrated and honored for showing Husky PRIDE throughout the season.

  2. On Wednesday, October 17, we had a lot happening at Heritage:

    1. Wednesday was the end of Quarter 1, so an new grading period kicked off for all of our students.

    2. The mentors and mentees of the MODEL group met at noon in the Media Center.

    3. Drama auditions started for Guys and Dolls, this year’s musical.

    4. And the first meeting about the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip happened from 7-8pm in the Commons. If you missed this meeting or have questions related to trip, please email Mr. Acocks.

  3. Thursday was an Early Release day, so our teachers and staff could engage in critical professional learning here at school.

  4. And finally, today Friday, October 19 there was no school for students, so teachers and staff could participate in more important professional development around the district.

Here are some key events and Husky things to know for the week ahead:

  1. Starting on Monday, October 22 through November 20, everyone has a chance to donate to the USO, which supports area veterans, and also has a chance to win great prizes for that donation! $1 can get restaurant gift cards, an autographed jersey, or even tickets to COSI, a Blue Jackets game or the Zoo! You can donate as often or as much as you want. Bring your donation to the front office.

  2. On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll be holding SAP (Student Academic Performance) Conferences here at Heritage. This is a chance to hear your student talk about what they’re doing in class and showing you their latest work. Here are the times for those conferences:

  • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 } 5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
  • 9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
  • 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

3. This means that there will be no school for students on Thursday, October 25 as well as on Friday, October 26. Students please use this time to read, read, and read some more! The next High 5 for 25 Book Goal is Monday October 29, and the goal is 5 books read!

So we’re looking forward to another wonderful week of Husky PRIDE.  Thank you for everything you do at your house to support what we do at the school house. As we say at Heritage: Keep your eyes on the prize and seize every day with kindness, excellence, safety and Husky PRIDE! We Are Heritage! We are Husky Strong!


Dr. Tomlinyes


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