April 2015  
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As we reach the last weeks of the school year, we are beginning to plan for the 2015-2016 school year, including our School Improvement Plan.  We would like to have input from all stakeholders, including students, parents, and faculty/staff about our areas of strength and areas that we need to work on improving.

Please take just a couple of minutes and take the parent survey that is available at the link below.  We want, need, and appreciate your input as we continue to work to improve our school in order to provide the best possible learning environment for your child.


Thank you for your input and for helping us collect this information as we work to plan for our next school year.

Georgia Milestones

 -- UPDATED 4/3/2015
Georgia Milestones is state exam that will replace the CRCT exam used in previous years.  This test will be taken by students in grades 3, 4, and 5. We will ask that you help us by making a special effort to have your child at school and on time during the testing week.  Since the test is lengthy, we try to start by 8:15 each day, and usually finish sometime around 11:30.  

Also, to help your child do better, please make sure that he/she gets plenty of sleep the night before and eats a good breakfast that morning.   We are very proud of our students and how hard they have worked this year.  The Georgia Milestones is their opportunity to "shine" and show all that they have learned. 

Testing Schedule:
Mon., Apr. 20 English/LA, Sections 1 & 2
Tues., Apr 21 English/LA, Section 3
Wed., April 22 Math
Thurs., April 23 Science
Fri., April 24 Social Studies

Click here for additional information.

TARDY BELL -- The tardy bell rings at 7:40. 

MEDICATION -- No medication will be given to students at school unless it has been supplied by the parent, along with the appropriate permission forms.  Prescription medications must be in the prescription bottle.  See the school nurse if your child has medication needs.

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES -- Any transportation changes should be sent to the school in writing (Fax # 706-675-0999) or via email at es-busnote@heard.k12.ga.us no later than 1:45 PM.  Please do not email these changes to any other email address.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Heard Elementary School is to promote good character and equip students with knowledge and skills to ensure their success in further academic endeavors. We will work to instill a lifelong enthusiasm for learning.

Belief Statements

At Heard Elementary School, we want every individual, which includes students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members, to have a positive relationship with our school.
We believe:
  • Every individual has a strength or talent that should be recognized and nurtured 
  •  Every individual has something to contribute 
  • Every individual wants and needs to be accepted 
  •  Every individual can progress when taught at the appropriate level 
  •  Education is a shared responsibility 
  •  Expectation determines performance 
  •  Honorable behavior should be taught and expected 
  •  Every individual deserves a safe environment  

School Motto

“Working Together Today to Ensure a Successful Tomorrow”

School Pledge

“I pledge to be the best I can be. I will be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.”

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