What's New for 2022-23?

What's New for 2022-23?
Posted on 06/29/2022
This is the image for the news article titled What's New for 2022-23?The new school year will begin with some new class offerings, new procedures, new staff members and a new safety feature at HHS.










Classes
  • Students will have the opportunity to take college classes AT HERITAGE HIGH!  College credit will be awarded through Georgia NW Technical College in Dual Enrollment U.S. History I with Mrs. Zipp (spring semester) and Dual Enrollment Advanced Composition with Mrs. Cosby.  See your counselor for more information.
  • There is a new Theater Tech class, taught by Ms. Grayson Parker, for students interested in learning more about lighting, sound and other technical aspects of theater.
  • Dr. Kendal Shipley will offer ACT prep opportunities for students who want to maximize their ACT score in the fall of 2022.  See your counselor for more information.
  • We have dropped math support classes in Geometry and Algebra II.  We will provide help for students with smaller classes for struggling students and continue to offer tutoring during WIN Time at lunch.
  • Economics has changed to Personal Finance and Economics.  This required course will now have more of a focus on personal financial literacy, like the importance of good credit and how to budget effectively so that students can be better prepared for life after high school.
Procedures
  • Breakfast and lunch will no longer be provided free of charge for every student.  Only students who meet the federal free/reduced lunch guides will receive free or reduced rate meals.
  • The final exam exemption policy will return to pre-COVID status.  Exemptions from fall and spring final exams will once again be based on unexcused absences and grades in each course.
  • Since exemptions will be based on unexcused absences, it will be very important to send in notes to excuse absences.  Notes should be turned in to the main office attendance clerk within 3 days of the absence from school.
  • HHS will be able to accept credit/debit card payments to the school!  
Safety
  • HALO sensors will be installed in restrooms to deter vaping and also provide students a way to alert  school administrators using a "safe word" while in the restroom.

New Staff
  • Mrs. Christiana Dillard will be a new English teacher at HHS.  She is a veteran teachers who comes to us from Dalton High School.
  • Ms. Taylor Lutgen (HHS Class of 2016) will join the Math department at HHS.  She taught at Ooltewah High last year.  In her application, Ms. Lutgen wrote I'm a proud General for Life and it would be an honor to continue the legacy of excellence that HHS is know for and to give back to a community that prepared me so well for life beyond school.  I cannot think of a better school to start my career than at Heritage.
  • Mr. Vaughn Crane will move from Public Safety Instructor to be the new Work Based Learning teacher.
  • Officer Blake Edwards will take over as the new Public Safety teacher.  He has worked as a deputy and school resource officer with the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office for 15 years.
  • Ms. Summer Shearer will teach English at HHS.  She comes to us after teaching a year at HMS and is the sister of agriculture teacher Mrs. Megan Shearer-Handy.
  • Mrs. Emily Lones will move from Attendance Clerk to the counseling office as Registrar.  Mrs. Cathy Nix will return to HHS as the new Attendance Clerk.
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