October 1 - Immunization Records Due
Tuesday, October 11th: 6, 7, 8 Orchestra Concerts 6:00p/7:00p/8:00p HMS Theatre
Wednesday, October 19th: Offsite Learning/PD Day
Thursday-Friday, October 20-21: No School (Admin Convention)
Heritage Middle School News
HMS School Picture Schedule
School pictures are coming up in a few weeks! All pictures are scheduled to take place during the school day. There will be limited paper order forms in the front office.
2022-23 School Picture Schedule & Information:
- Scherling Photography - Order Photos
- Access Code: N49EY3
- Thursday, September 29th
- Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, November 17th
ND Century Code requires all learners be up to date with their immunizations no later than October 1 of every school year. Learners that are not up to date by October 1 will be excluded from school until they bring to school their completed immunization record or at least have an appointment scheduled to get the immunizations updated. There are two additional immunizations that are required for learners entering the 7th grade (TDaP and MCV4, given after age 11) but there may be other situations where a learner requires updating in accordance with state code. Please connect with your school nurse to determine your site's level of compliance and the steps you can take to ensure learners won't be excluded come October 1.
Horace High Extra-Curricular and Athletic Guidelines
SPORTSMANSHIP•EDC Sportsmanship Announcement “The North Dakota High School Activities Association, the Eastern Dakota Conference encourage and promote good sportsmanship by student-athletes, coaches, and spectators. We ask that you cheer for your team and be respectful of the opponent. As High School student-athletes and representatives of the community, we comit to fair play, responsibility, and respect. We invite you to support our effort.
SPECTATOR ATTENDANCE•West Fargo Public School events are drug and alcohol free•Any indications a spectator may be under the influence they will be removed from the contest and possible legal actions will be required.•Cost of attendance is $6 for adults and $4 for students•There is no re-entry for K-12 students at any High School athletic events•Any K-8 student must be accompanied by an adult to enter High School events•Any student not abiding by policies will be asked to leave immediately. No warning will be awarded.
FOOTBALL SPECIFIC•K-8 students must have an adult supervisor to enter the game•Students are expected to sit in the bleachers to watch the game•K-8 Students shall not be in the top row of the bleachers unless accompanied by an adult•No "backyard" football games on the premises shall be permitted. Outside footballs brought into the stadium are subject to removal.•No unsupervised students under the bleachers at any time
Our school hours are from 8:10am until 3:10pm. We expect students to be in school and on time every day that they are not sick or unable to attend for serious reasons. There are many positive benefits from regular school attendance. If a student is absent from school, we need a parent or guardian to call the school office at (701) 356-5910 before 9:00am.
If your student is going to be leaving the school during the day, a parent or guardian must call the school or send a note with your student to give to the office. Your student must check out in the office when they leave and check back in when they return. Parents do not need to come into the school. Students must be responsible for coming to the office without being called at checkout time. We do not like to call students out of classrooms; it is very disruptive to the class.
Who do I notify if my student will be absent or late for school, or needs to leave early? Call the Office at 356-5910 by 9:00 a.m. (if you get a voicemail, leave us a message with your name, student’s name, and reason for absence or leaving early – it will be checked regularly), or email email@example.com
If I pick my student up early, do I have to call ahead? Do I have to come into the building to get them or can they just come out? Always call ahead of time when possible. We prefer you call in, rather than come into the office. Once your student has checked out in the front office, they can walk out when they see you have arrived.
When returning a student to school after an appointment, do I have to come in with them? No, you can call the office to report their appointment. Please send the student in and direct them to report to the front office. If they have been to a medical appointment, they should bring a note from the medical office whenever possible.
November 3rd – Our educators may be setting up a few formal conferences in person. Your child’s educators will reach out to you if this is requested.
November 7th – Open house style conferences. 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Families and learners are welcome to come into Heritage Middle School to talk with their learners' educators, see some of the “shows” the learners have created, and check in on how things are going.
Congratulations Hawks on a successful Hawk-a-Thon.
We raised $20,856.
Here are the winners of the swag bags.
Flickertail Honey Comb Meadowlark Legacy Samantha G. Jaxon O. Eden J. Kaia W. Jaxon S. Gabriella G. Hudson F. Elizabeth E. Charlee H. Koren L. Aadhya V. Ava S. Blake B. Kamden Y. Caleb A. Grady Y. Harper L. Lilli H. Mason M. Jace T. Badlands Bison Bobcat Sully’s Creek Landon Sc. Ashlyn O. Rowyn V. Owen K. Claire T. Easton F. Nora S. Braxten S. Kara D. Bella L. Ryder M. Andrew S. Grady C. Ryley S. Wilma K. Brooklyn G. Gunner S. Aaron R. Oakdin H. Julian A. Hunter H.
7/8 GRADE WINTER ATHLETICS
Winter Activity Registration is now open.
Winter participation fees can be paid online through My School Bucks or cash/check brought into the HMS Office.
Monday, October 3, 2022
7-12 Grade Dance (Co-op with SHS)
Monday, October 24, 2022
7/8 Grade Girls Basketball
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Form and Fitness Session I
Monday, November 7, 2022
7/8 Grade Wrestling
Monday, November 28, 2022
7-12 Grade Boys Swimming
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
CLOSE UP Trip to Washington DC
Cheney, Liberty, and Heritage Middle Schools will once again be participating in the Close-Up Washington DC program next year April 2023. The program consists of travel, learning, and fun, all packed into one amazing week-long experience in Washington DC! This is open to any 7th & 8th graders attending Cheney, Liberty, or Heritage Middle Schools this year. There is a parent meeting to find out more information on Wednesday Sept. 21st in the theater at LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL at 6:00 pm. Pick up information in the office if you can’t make the meeting!!!
Mrs. Jenni Hammami
6th Grade Social Studies
WFMS Close Up Advisor
Cheney Middle School
Note from the Nurse
If your learner is not feeling well during the school day, we request that they stop down in the office and check in with the nurse before calling or texting a parent on their own to go home.
If your learner is needing or wanting to carry their own Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or other medication in their backpack, the school district requires that a form be filled out every year to do so. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or if you need a copy of the form.
Grab your Hawk gear now!
We will be wearing our Hawk gear every Friday and we are asking our community to join us and show Hawk Pride!
When students are leaving for an appointment during the school day they need to come to the office and check out.
Where/how do I drop an item off for a student?
Please only drop off necessary items when needed. All items should be dropped off in the main office, clearly labeled with the student’s first and last name (except for medications, which should go to the Nurse). Any floral or balloon deliveries will be held in the main office until the end of the day, when the student will be informed of the delivery and may come pick it up. Singing telegrams or similar deliveries are disruptive to the classroom learning environment and will not be accepted. We do not accept outside food orders/deliveries. Students may elect to bring in their own sack lunch or they have the option to eat school lunch.
Parent Portal/PowerSchool Parent Access
- You will need the access ID(s) and password(s) emailed by your child's school. Contact the school if you misplaced the information.
- Create your single sign-on account. Use a web browser to navigate to the PowerSchool login. Log in and select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab and the CREATE ACCOUNT button. Follow the questions to enter your first name, your last name, your email address, your desired username, and your chosen password.
- Select the LINK STUDENTS TO ACCOUNT tab and follow the questions to enter your child's name, the associated access ID for the child, the associated password, and the relationship you have to the child. Repeat these steps to add additional children to your single sign-on account.
iPad Breakage or Damage
Students are responsible for the general care of the device they have been issued by the school.
All students will initially receive an iPad device at no cost
- $25 fee for the first incident if accidental damage occurs
- $75 fee for the second incident if accidental damage occurs
Full repair or replacement cost of a device lost, damaged intentionally, or due to negligence:
- Device - $300
- Charging Brick - $20
- Charging Cable - $20
- Logictech Pen - $50
- Case - $40
Please pay for your student’s fees on MySchoolBucks
7/8 Grade Boys Soccer
As a young program, we will again be fielding a “WF Middle School” team, co-oping with Cheney Middle School and Liberty Middle School. With growing interest and athlete numbers, this may look different in the next few years, but for the 2022 season, it will be very similar to last year. We have already discussed the possibility of having to split into two teams based on how many students ultimately sign up to participate. If that were to happen, the teams would be split EVENLY.
There are tradeoffs to this model that impact our students and families. Practices are going to be held daily at Liberty Middle School as it is the central location, meaning we must transport students each day to practice after school gets out. Additionally, parents are required to pick their child up after practice ends – no transportation is provided back to Heritage. We are working with our bus barn to ensure that there is a driver who could transport our students to practice each day. Being completely transparent, we aren’t sure we can even secure a bus due to the lack of bus drivers. As a school, a team, we may need to be creative and work together to create some sort of ‘ride share’ model that ensures all our kids get to practice and that we aren’t losing players due to not having a ride. Securing the bus is our top priority and we will update you as soon as possible.
A few other important pieces of information to know ahead of the season.
- Practices will run from 4:30-6:00, starting Monday, August 22.
- Aug. 22 is our Back to School Night. With that in mind, it is up to you which event your athlete should attend.
- Practices will be held at Liberty Middle School
- There will be no busing to Liberty on Aug. 22 -24. (Activity bus transportation information is TBD starting Aug. 25 going forward).
- Jerseys will be Liberty Middle School jerseys.
- The only larger school districts that have a middle school boys’ soccer program is Grand Forks and East Grand Forks and we will play both schools home and away.
- We will look to supplement the schedule with smaller local schools (mostly Minnesota).
- Players must have participated in 9 practices before they are allowed to play in a game.
- On August 24th there will be concussion/impact testing @ Liberty
- August 30th is picture day (we will make sure we get a picture to add to our Heritage yearbook this year!)
Just a reminder, for your student to start practising, the following items must be taken care of:
- Online Registration completed (Activities Registration (k12.nd.us))
- Updated Sports Physical (dated after 4/15/22) uploaded to the Online Registration account or turned into Heritage Office. If this has not yet been done through your Primary Care Doctor, I do know that most Walk-in Clinics will complete these for around $30-40 cash.
- $40 Participation fee paid online through My School Bucks or cash/check turned into the Heritage Office.
Please reach out with any questions or feedback. We want to do our best to give your child the best possible experience and to prepare them for high school athletics. We are looking forward to the school year starting and our kids on the field.