Tuesday, April 23, 2013
An Earth Day planting at the school in Leesburg aims at educating residents about the importance of trees.
Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County Public Schools representatives gathered with students at Heritage High School Monday to plant a London Plane tree in recognition of Arbor Day. Arbor Day falls on the last Friday in April, but the celebration came a little early to accommodate the students’ schedules. Earth Day seemed just as appropriate a day for the ceremony. Tom Seeman, chairman of the Leesburg Tree Commission offered a few words about the importance of trees. “They shade our environment. They absorb pollution,” he said, adding that the goal of the annual planting is to “enhance, protect and expand the tree canopy in Leesburg.” The Tree Commission participated in the Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival over the weekend, giving away about…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Pride's Matt Chapman makes a comeback after ACL surgery.
Heritage High School senior and varsity baseball player Matt Chapman has officially accepted an offer to attend and play baseball at NCAA Division III Washington College in Chestertown, Md. next fall. Washington College ended the 2012 season 28-12, which is their most successful season in the program’s history. They reached the Centennial Conference Tournament Championship Game for the first time ever in 2012. Chapman, who plays either left or right field, has always been passionate about baseball. “Since I was very young, even before little league began, I played baseball with my dad. I am really excited about the opportunity to play at Washington College,” he said. Chapman has been awarded both the Washington College Scholar …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Schools vehicle was traveling from Heritage High School to a swim meet in Manassas.
The driver of a bus that crashed enroute to a high school swim meet Friday — closing Route 15 for two hours — has been issued a citation for failure to yield right of way, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The bus left Heritage High School in Leesburg with 41 students on board around 5:18 p.m. Friday, LCSO spokeswoman Liz Mills said. When the driver of the school bus turned onto Route 15 from Masons Lane, it went "into the path of a northbound 1997 Ford F250," deputies wrote in a report. The driver, along with five teens and another adult on the bus, were treated at local hospitals and released, according to the report. A second bus responded to the scene to take the remaining students to their destination. The remaining …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Each week, "Backpack Buddies" sends low-income students home with enough food for the weekend.
As the minutes click down to the Friday afternoon bell, most Loudoun County teenagers are thinking about the big game, performance or their plans for the weekend. But for some, the only thought on their mind is when they'll get the chance to eat again. Hearing about that kind of struggle is what prompted two Heritage High School seniors to start Backpack Buddies, a project that sends their classmates in need home with enough food for the weekend. Senior Austin Brundage met this summer with a countywide organization that supports Backpack Buddies, which already exsists at some Loudoun County elementary schools, and decided to expand it to include Heritage, according to a news release put out by the school Thursday. Classmate Cody James …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The event will take place this Saturday at Heritage High School, in Leesburg.
The Department of Construction & Waste Management will host its last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection of the year this Saturday at Heritage High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is for Loudoun County residents only. Items that will be collected include fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, paint thinners, rust removers, furniture polish, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, old fuels including gas/oil mixes, and many others. Latex or water-based paints are not a hazardous waste and can be dried or solidified and disposed of in your household garbage. Used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, lead-acid batteries, propane tanks and electronics will not be accepted. For more information, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Awards presented during football game on Nov. 2.
The Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) 2011-12 “Stay in the Game Award” was awarded Nov. 2 to Heritage High School. It is the only school in Loudoun County to not have any coach or player ejections for the entire year, according to a press release. Heritage also was awarded the VHSL’s Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Award along with Park View and Tuscarora high schools. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the Claudia Dodson Award recognizes member schools that have established policies and procedures that make sportsmanship a priority and an expectation within the school and school community. To learn more visit Loudoun County Public School's website.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The four-member band will perform for local middle and high school students
One of Germany’s most popular school bands, ARTIG, will return to Heritage High School on Thursday to perform live in concert beginning at 10 a.m. This is the second appearance that the band has made at the local high school this year as part of its two-week East Coast tour of the United States. The four-member, German-language band, which includes Max (lead vocal/guitar), Dave (vocals/guitar), Martin (bass) and Chris (drums), plays a blend of pop and rock music with themes geared toward teens in both Germany and the United States, ARTIG was the 2011 winner of the German edition of SchoolJam – a battle of the bands competition with more than 4,000 band entries. German-language students from Loudoun County’s middle and high schools will …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The 2012 graduates accepted their diploma on Sunday, June 10.
Over 4,000 high school students will graduate in Loudoun County this year. Among them were 352 students who accepted their diploma at Heritage High School on Sunday. It was the ninth graduation since the school first opened back in 2002. The festivities kicked off with a welcome message from Principle Jeff Adam. Class president Own Gotimer shared some remarks followed by the performance of "Love Psalm" by the Heritage Singers. Sunday's guest speaker was former principle Margaret Huckaby who addressed the graduates prior to the presentation of diplomas. She was the first principal of Heritage High School, a post she held until December 2011. Following the graduation ceremony, an all-night party took place at Ida Lee Park from 10:30 p.m.to 4…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
More than 1,000 graduates make up the 2011-2012 school year.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Beginning this Sunday, high school seniors, in Leesburg, will head to school one last time. They'll be dressed in caps and gowns as they celebrate their graduation. Ceremony information is below. A total of 1,211 students will be graduating this year. Following the ceremonies, the graduates will be headed to all-night graduation parties. Students, parents and family members are encouraged to post pictures of graduates here to share with the community (or submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to include plans for the future. Heritage High School Date: June 10 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Heritage High School Stadium Speaker: Margaret Huckaby, the first principal of Heritage High School, a post she held until December 2011. Number of…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Both teams are made up of student athletes from the across the county.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Tuscarora High School junior Angel Ceron Garcia has been named the Dulles District Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year through a vote of the district’s coaches. John Sharples of Woodgrove was named Coach of the Year. The 2012 All-Dulles District Boys’ Soccer Team is as follows: First Team Connor Pompilio, senior, Briar Woods High School Alejandro Neira Jimenez, junior, Dominion High School Ruben Torres, senior, Heritage High School Kevin Topper, senior, Loudoun County High School Anthony Flores, junior, Loudoun Valley High School Angel Acevedo, senior, Park View High School Angel Ceron Garcia, junior, Tuscarora High School Ben Ogedegbe, junior, Tuscarora High School Alex Tejada, senior, Woodgrove High School Yab Hayba, freshman, Woodgrove High…