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Heritage Elementary

Heritage Eagles are flying through this semester with many events. First of all, we would like to congratulate our Teacher of the Year Mrs. Mendy McKee.  This is her fourth year teaching.  She has been teaching Math and Science all fours year at Heritage Elementary.  She is truly a Great Expectations teacher that focuses on relationships with her students.  She goes above and beyond to form a climate of mutual respect in her classroom.  We are proud to call her our Teacher of the Year. 


Our robotics team has done an amazing job this year.   They won the STEM award at two different local competitions: Muskogee and Greenwood.  Both events qualified them for the State Tournament. They went to State in Lawton, OK and the STEM presentation won overall again! This event qualified them for the World’s competition at the end of April in Louisville, KY.  We would love to congratulate our EagleBots.  They are coached by Mendy McKee and Marie Cossey.  Our students include - Elijah Dickinson, Kade Stacey, Kaden Tibbetts, Miley Boydstun, Grace Lovell, Jacob Lechtenburg, Rickey Bruner, and Tate Shepherd.


Heritage Elementary took an Archery Team to state for the first time this year.  This is something new for us so we only anticipate getting better each year.  Our students worked really hard this year and we are so proud of them.  Our Archery Team is coached by Toni Medlock.  The following students went to state this year-  Cort Vance , Trae Baker,  Hayden Tanner , Tyrece Lane , Lilly Rossignol,  Kade Stacey,  Nelly Aguilar, and Grace McKee.


 Our students are working on their art piece for The 23rd Annual Cherokee County Student Art Show “The Story Beyond the Words”. Two entries from each homeroom will advance to the county-wide competition. The show will be held at the Tahlequah Performing Arts Center during the Week of March 27-31, 2017.  Judging for the County Art Show will be Tuesday, March 28th.  Cash prizes and awards will be given to the student whose artwork is judged “Best of Show” as well as first, second, and third place.


We are gearing up for the state-mandated Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests (OCCT) in April.

Our 3rd graders will test April 3-6.  4th grade will test April 10-13 and 5th grade will test April 17-20.  You can help your child(ren) be successful by following a few simple things: 1) getting a good night’s sleep; 2) providing a well-balanced breakfast; 3) dress your child in layers-kids do better if they don’t have to think about being too hot or cold; 4) reporting to school on time; 5) encouraging your children to take their time; and 6) being supportive. Your confidence in them is contagious. This test will be begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and finish by 12:00 p.m.


We hope you can join us for Parent /Teacher conferences in April.  We do believe that students are more successful when parents and teachers work together for the good of the child.  We also encourage any of our family members to join our PTO.  We work together to make sure students have what they need to succeed.  Thank you for taking an interest in your child’s education.