Daily Announcements

December 2021 Events & Lunch Menus

December 2021 Calendar of Events

December 2021 Homer Menu

December 2021 Broadlands Menu


Important District Dates:

Friday 12/10 Early Dismissal 11:15 AM School Improvement Early Dismissal

Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 – Choral Program for 7th – 12th graders @ Homer @ 6:00 PM.

Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 – Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM for Winter Break.

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021-Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 – No School – Winter Break.

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00 PM in Homer Band Room

Monday, January 3, 2022 – No School – Teacher’s Institute

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – School Resumes at 8:00 AM

Elementary/Junior High

Upcoming Events:

12/7 - BBB @ Chrisman @ 6:00 PM-CANCELLED DUE TO COVID CASES AT CHRISMAN JH

12/8 - BBB @ home against Georgetown @ 6:00 PM

12/8-12/10 – Secret Santa for K-8th grade students.

12/9 – K-5 Winter Program at Homer at 2:00 PM.

High School

Upcoming Events:

12/7 - GBB against Georgetown @ 6:00 PM

12/8 - BBB against Westville @ 6:00 PM

12/9 - Freshman BBB @ Chrisman @ 6:00 PM

12/9 - GBB @ Arcola @ 6:00 PM

12/10 - Homecoming Dance @ 7:00 PM

12/11 - BBB against Sullivan @ 1:00 PM


Elementary/Junior High Announcements: 

  1. The JH Boys Basketball game for TODAY, December 7th against Chrisman has been cancelled.
  2. The next JH Boys Basketball game will be played on Wednesday, December 8th at home against Georgetown at 6:00 PM.  Good luck boys!
  3. Charles Montgomery will be providing open gyms to all JH and HS students interested in strength training. Open gyms will be held in the small gym at the Homer building from 5:15 – 6:45 PM on the following dates: Dec. 14th, Dec. 16th, Dec. 21st, Dec. 28th, Jan. 3rd, Jan. 6th, Jan. 10th, and Jan. 13th.
  4. K-5th Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets were sent home with the oldest K-5th student on the form yesterday, Monday, Dec. 6th. Please contact Mr. Lee (justin.lee@heritage8.org) with any questions.
  5. The Homer Sports Commission K-5th grade Youth Basketball program is now registering those who are interested in attending. Please go to or sign up at the following link: leaguelineup.com/hscbasketball.

As a reminder, we would like to encourage everyone to continue
to show school spirit by wearing your Heritage Hawk wear or school
colors each Friday for “Hawks Friday.”

The 2021-22 Little Hawks Yearbook order forms are now available.  You
may return your order form with a check or cash ($20.00) to the school
or you may order online.  Go to yearbookforever.com to
place your order.  Online orders will cost $21.25. You are able to add
extras to your yearbook for additional fees with online orders only. If
you have questions, please email Shelley Tison at shelley.tison@heritage8.org.

Reminders:

  • Please check your child’s STI account to keep up with student progress as midterms/report cards will not be printed and sent home.  If you are unable to access your child’s account please contact the office for a paper copy.
  • NO vehicles are permitted in the circle drive where buses drop off in the morning or afternoon.
  • Please remember to be cautious and courteous when dropping off and picking up students in the front or back parking lots. DO NOT pass vehicles and make sure to pay close attention to students exiting vehicles and entering our building.
  • **Parents please remember that our new front drop off/pick up lane needs to be kept free of parked vehicles. If your student is not standing out front waiting for you, please make sure to utilize a parking spot so that traffic may continually move forward. Likewise, students MUST be ready to exit the vehicle when dropping off.**
  • Please remember that if you wish to speak with a teacher or staff member regarding your student’s classroom performance, you must schedule an appointment for a meeting.  Daily classroom activities are held to a tight schedule and unplanned interruptions may negatively affect academic success in the classroom.
  • Per Mrs. Sander’s request and as stated in the student handbook, K-5 students can no longer access cell phones at school during school hours.
  • Please remind students that there is no eating or drinking on the bus.
  • If sending in snack or treats for a class, please remember no home-baked goods can be shared.  All items must be pre-packaged and in store box containers.
  • If your student will be gone for a doctor’s appointment, please have him/her bring a note from the doctor upon returning to school to show that they were there.  Otherwise the absence will be marked unexcused by the school.
  • Please remember that there is NO SMOKING on school grounds, and that seat belts should be fastened properly around children as they are being picked up or dropped off on school property.
  • Please remember to discuss with your student as to whether or not he/she will be eating breakfast/lunch that is offered at the school this year.  Menus are available as needed.
  • If you are needing to pick up or drop anything off to a student or staff member in the building, please make sure to call and make arrangements with office staff prior to doing so.

High School Announcements:

  1. 2021 yearbooks are here! Class of 2021 your personalized yearbooks are in the office for you to come get! If you want to own copy of the book we have some extras for sale for 60 dollars. First come first serve!
  2. There will be Cross Country open gyms at the grade school in the old gym from 5:15-6:45 on the following dates: 12/14, 12/16, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 1/6, 1/11, 1/13.
  3. Picture Packets for Homecoming are on the counter in the office. Pick yours up today!
  4. K-5th Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets were sent home with the oldest K-5th student on the form yesterday, Monday, Dec. 6th. Please contact Mr. Lee (justin.lee@heritage8.org) with any questions.
  5. Every senior needs to pay 5 dollars for homecoming refreshments. When seniors do this they get a free rose for ceremony during graduation. Please give your money to Mrs. Campos by Wednesday 12/8.
  6. NHS FCCLA and FFA will be conducting a toy drive 12/7-12/15. Anyone interested in donating please bring toys to one of the sponsors. Anyone outside the school is also encouraged to donate. Just drop toys off to the tubs outside the front door from 8am-3pm Monday through Friday. On 12/7 during the girls JV basketball game you are encouraged to bring in a toy to donate. Also during the boys game on 12/11 if you bring a toy to donate you will get in free to the game.
  7. Grand March begins on Friday at 7 pm at the HS. Everyone is welcome to attend! Doors open at 6:15 pm. Admission for this event is: $8.00 for Adults and $5.00 for K-12 students and seniors (65+). All students who are participating in Grand March do not have to pay admission.
  8. Before Grand March begins we invite everyone to walk the halls of the HS and experience Heritage Through the Seasons. Stop by the table near the entrance of the gymnasium and vote for your favorite hallway with cash and coins! The winning class with the most donations will receive the Peoples Choice award. All donations will be given to the local food pantry.
  9. Grand March practice will be Thursday during 7th hour.
  10. Lunch today will be cheeseburgers and tomorrow will French toast pancakes and waffles.

Reminders:

  • Parents:  Just a reminder the doors are unlocked in the morning for students to enter the building. Due to COVID restrictions parents are not allowed to enter the building. If you need to drop something off please ring the doorbell and someone will assist you. Thank you!
  • REMINDER FOR PARENTS:  If your student is not feeling well please keep them home until they are symptom free and feeling better. Thank you!
  • Reminder for parents:  Please be sure your students are coming to school with masks daily. We have masks here in case someone forgets one or one breaks but each student should be providing their own to start the day. Thank you!