SAY SOMETHING WEEK at Heritage Middle School


Dear Parents/Caregivers:

During the week of October 30 - November 3, your child will be taking part in “Say Something Week” at Heritage Middle School. As part of this initiative, we will be discussing how to recognize warning signs, signals and threats of potential violence and the importance of taking action by telling a trusted adult.

Please know that our participation in this program is not due to any immediate concerns or perceived threats to our school. Rather, this is a message we continually reinforce with our students and now there is a national initiative that provides additional resources for our use.

We know at times it can be difficult for adults to know how a child is feeling. Today, many teens and adolescents turn to print, video and online channels to express themselves – their thoughts and hopes, but also their anxieties and personal feelings. Some even go as far as hinting at hurting themselves or someone else. Their friends and peers - the eyes and ears of a school and community - may see these communications, but may not always understand what they are seeing or know what to do with that information.

Say Something teaches all of this. We encourage you to talk to your child about Say Something and share what they have learned. Not only will this conversation help you learn to recognize any signs in your own child’s expressions, but it demonstrates to them that you also take this subject seriously and can be one of the trusted adults your child turns to if they suspect someone may need help.

Schools are extremely safe places and Say Something will help keep our young people and community safe. Additional information about Say Something is available online at We’re also including a parent brochure for your use and have attached for your review the survey we will give to students before and after their participation in the Say Something program. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jessica Martin at 614-797-6633.

Thank you,

Jessica Martin

Mental Health Specialist






Good Morning Huskies! Today is Thursday, November 16.  We are on a “ A ” schedule today!

The word of the month  Tolerance is the Word of the month Every person is special and unique in their own right.  Tolerance is accepting that every person is different, and giving each person respect for those differences.


Husky Headlines:

Pride Celebration If you submitted a Pride Application, please check the posted list BEFORE FRIDAY in your SSR to see if you qualified for the Pancake Celebration! Congratulations for all of those who made it!


Reflections: Please congratulate our very own Huskies, who participated in this year's Reflection Contest-"Within Reach"! We wish to recognize the following students for their artwork submissions. These submissions move onto competition within in the Westerville City School District.

Lily Vennemeyer for her photograph representing immigrants at the time of Ellis Island.

Emilia Vennemeyer for her photograph shining light on reaching one's goals.

Kimberlee Welch on her poem about climbing a tree to reach upward.

Diana Atieh for her sculpture representing a ballerina dreaming of reaching the top.

And James Weaver for his saxophone musical composition.


Hero Cards:  For just $1 you can help support our Veterans and troops by purchasing a HERO CARD from your social studies teacher.  Let’s try to fill up the banner in the front of the building by the end of the month.


Lunch and Learn:  Heritage will be hosting a lunch and learn on Monday, Nov. 20 in the media center..  The speaker will be 9 year old Telario Watkins, who is a successful businessman and author. If you are interested in meeting Telario and finding out what it takes to run a successful business, sign up this week in the office.  Space is limited, so don’t delay!


Supporting Our Military:  The contest is on to support our military. Bring the listed items for the military in to your homeroom and fill up your bag!  The contest will continue through next Tuesday, Nov. 21. The homeroom with the most items will win donuts and juice!  Check out the list in your homerooms, or pick up a flier on the table in the lobby!

Photo & Art Club kids!  We are meeting today in room 235 from 3-4pm.  Please have a ride arranged to pick you up promptly at 4:00pm. See ya there!

Ski Club Spirit gear order forms are now available for ski club members.  Forms can be picked up from Ms. Gray in room 154 or Mrs. Might in room 245.  Remember, we will have a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, November 29th at 6 pm in commons.


Spirit Book Club

Spirit Book club will be meeting on Monday the 20th in the media Center.  Please bring your books and plan to talk about Ghost!  You should get a laminated pass from your SSR teacher to go to the front of the line and then head to the library.  We look forward to talking about the book and eating snacks!


Pennies for Patients:  We are wrapping up our campaign this Friday.  Make sure to fill up the donation boxes in your classroom.  All money we raise goes to help the battle against childhood cancers.  You CAN make a difference!

Authors and Illustrators: We will meet today,Thursday, November 16th in Mrs. Schade’s room. To attend, you must bring your pass.


Drama Club Callbacks for Shrek Jr. are today from 3-6pm. If you were selected please have a ride arranged for 6pm.  


Tyler’s Light Assembly: Students & Teachers, you have an amazing opportunity to see a presentation during school in January. We have received half of the money, $550,  to have this speaker come to our school, give every student a wristband they can keep forever, and have giveaways during the assembly. You can donate any amount of money you would like, but we are asking for just a $0.50 donation from students and teachers to make this possible. For every donation, you will receive PRIDE points from your SSR teacher!


Sports Report

There are no sports related announcements today





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