Monday, October 28, 2019

HILLIARD CITY SCHOOLS
HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Shadiya Abu, Ali Alshamali, Bailee Sturgill, Cameron Wilson,

Book Club: Today, Monday, October 28, after school is the next meeting of the Book Club.  We will be picking our first book to read at this meeting which will be in the Media Center from 2:50 – 3:50 p.m.  Snacks are provided.  Come join the reading fun!  See Ms. Best in the Media Center with any questions.

Band Concert on 10/30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Spanish Club Movie! On Wednesday Oct. 30 after school in the Media Center, We will be watching the movie “The Book of Life”. Señora will pop popcorn and students can purchase Mexican Sodas (Jarritos) for $1 a piece.  Everyone is invited, you don’t have to take Spanish to come!  Arrange to have your rides pick you up at 4:30!!!!    Please RSVP to Sra. Lybbert in room 207 so she knows how many sodas to buy.

Attention Students! Math Counts will begin on Wednesday, Oct 30th after school until 4:15 in room 215 (Mrs. Tornes’s Room). This a math competition club coached by Mrs. Tornes and Mr. Kelch. We will compete in February at Columbus State as a team. We will meet every Wednesday after school. We hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, October 31, Halloween Costumes can be worn to school.   Costumes must be school appropriate, NO weapons and No masks.

The Annual Halloween Dance is nearly here, Heritage!!!!  This event will be held on Friday, November 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the day of the venue.  There will be the Spooktacular Haunted Hallway and an awesome Costume Contest.  AND, if you bring a food item for the Hilliard Food Pantry or the Thanksgiving Brown Bag Drive, you can get on the Halloween Hootenanny Hayride.  So mark your calendar, Heritage! We hope to see you there!  

SKI CLUB – SKI CLUB – SKI CLUB ALERT:  Students can now sign-up for the Heritage Ski Club, which will begin the first Thursday after the Winter Break.  Payments to Mad River Mountain are due Monday, November 18th.  The Heritage Bus fee is due Monday, December 16th.   See Mr. Gingerich for an OFFICIAL Heritage Ski Club flyer or if you have any questions.

ATTENTION HERITAGE STUDENTS!      Do you have a relative who has served in the military? The Army? Navy? Coast Guard? Marines? Air Force?  The HMS Panther Ambassadors would like to invite you to invite a family member or friend who has served in the military to come to our Heritage Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Friday, November 8th.    Please stop in the Guidance Office to receive more information.      We are honored to recognize our veterans who have served our country!! 

Safe School Helpline Announcement:
To address school safety and give you another tool if you “See Something, Say Something,” the Hilliard School District has subscribed to an outside service called the Safe School Helpline that allows students and parents to anonymously report any safety concerns, like bullying, drugs, violence, etc. This service is available 24/6/365.  You may report your concerns using three different options.

  1. Call a toll free 800 number (800-418-6423, ext 359)
  2. Use the internet for reporting (www.safeschoolhelpline.com)
  3. Make a text report by entering 66746, then type TIPS

After your report is made, the school receives a copy of the report and determines the appropriate follow up.

The safe School Helpline includes access to a free mobile app for both Apple and Android phones.

In addition, to the Safe School Helpline can help students who are seeking assistance with any mental health issues for themselves or friends.  If you call the 800 number and press prompt # 3 you will be connected with a trained counselor who can assist you in coping with any suicidal thoughts, depression or feelings of loneliness.

A detailed explanation of how the Safe School Helpline works is available in a brochure that will be provided.  Additional information will be included on hallway and classroom posters in our school.  If you have any questions about the Safe School Helpline, feel free to talk to your teacher or a counselor.

SPORTS:
Tryouts are beginning:
Girls 7 & 8th grade basketball open gyms are 10/28 & 10/29 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tryouts will be November 4th, 5th and 6th from 6-8 p.m.

Boys basketball tryouts are tonight : 10/28—7th grade 3-4:30 & 8th grade 4:30 – 6,  10-29—same times as previously

Wrestling Practice starts November 11th from 3 – 5 p.m. Please check our HMS athletic website to scan the QR code to sign up, or scan the QR code posted on flyers around the school to sign up.