Academics

Middle School

Meeting the Unique Needs of Our Students

Welcome to Heritage Hall Middle School! Our educational program is designed to fulfill the academic, social, and emotional needs of young adolescents in grades 5-8. This program includes a balanced student-centered curriculum created to provide a framework for success that ensures appropriate preparation of skills for Upper School.

Our program understands the distinct emotional and social needs of the “middle years,” and caters to students’ curiosity and eagerness to explore the world while finding their place within it. Throughout this dynamic period of change, our goal is to meet the unique and differing needs of each student.

Balanced and Ever-Evolving Curriculum

The Middle School community embraces the Heritage Hall motto, To Learn, To Lead, To Serve. This motto reminds all students and adults to act with integrity, responsibility, and respect, while valuing diversity and service.

Through a range of experiences in and out of the classroom, Heritage Hall students are immersed in a balanced curriculum of science, mathematics, humanities, language, and the arts. Our school’s broad and ever-evolving curriculum allows students to find their edge while challenging and engaging them to strive for personal growth and academic excellence.

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  • MS Schedule

    Middle School Hours

    7:30 amMiddle School opens
    7:45 amSupervision begins 
     Teachers available for help
    8:00 am-3:30 pm
    Classes in session
    3:30-4:00 pmTeachers available for help
    3:50 pm-5:45 pmAfter-school study hall

    Middle School Regular Schedule

    TIME5th Grade6th Grade7th/8th Grade
    8:00-8:45Period 1Period 1Period 1
    8:50-9:35Period 2Period 2Period 2
    9:40-10:25Period 3Period 3Period 3
    10:25-11:00Break/AdvisoryBreak/AdvisoryBreak/Advisory
    11:00-11:45Period 4Period 4Period 4 (10:55-11:40)
    P.E. 5
    (11:55-12:30)
    World Languages 5
    (11:50-12:20)
    Lunch 5 (11:40-12:15)
    12:30-1:05Lunch 6Lunch 6Period 6 (12:20-1:05)
    1:10-1:55Period 7P.E. 7Period 7
    1:55-2:40Spanish/Advisory 8Period 8Sports/P.E. 8
    2:45-3:30Spanish/Advisory 9Period 9Sports/P.E. 9
  • MS Advisory

    The Advisory Program is designed to aid students in developing skills in leadership, academics, and service which follow the school’s motto of “to Learn, to Lead, to Serve.” Every advisory consists of an equal number of same grade students who meet each day with a core teacher. This relationship between teacher and student is paramount to developing a well-rounded student. Four days a week, with the exception of Thursday, students meet after break to get additional help from teachers. On Thursday, the advisory groups do one of the following activities: participate in an intramural competition, an academically oriented competition, or an advisory lesson (list below).

    Intramural CompetitionsAcademically Oriented CompetitionsAdvisory Lesson Topics
    Punt/Pass/KickPep AssembliesGoal Setting
    Tug-of-WarRed Ribbon WeekDecision Making/Choices
    RelaysSpeakersHonesty
    Basketball ShootoutTalent ShowPeer Pressure
    VolleyballChorus PresentationValues
    DodgeballDrama PresentationManners
    Geography BeeSelf-Esteem
    Spelling BeeConflict Resolution
    Junior Honor Society InductionBullying
    Academic ChallengeDiversity and Understanding
    Student Council InductionRespect and Kindness
    Responsible Use of Technology
    Friendship
    Self-Control
    Mental Disorders
    Responsibility
    Puberty
  • MS Counseling

    Counseling responsibilities include helping students and families make the best use of available opportunities and resources and to help fully develop each student’s individual potential. Different types of evidence-based methods are used to assure students have positive academic and social outcomes. The counseling program can be broken up into two sections: behavioral counseling and academic counseling.

    School Behavioral/Mental Health Counseling

    Being a behavioral/mental health counselor means to affect change in the student’s behavior. A behavioral counselor helps students think through situations, overcome emotional milestones, learn social skills, deal with crisis situations, and cope with problems. Behaviors a counselor might deal with in the middle school are depression, anxiety, aggression, trauma, substance use; or any other mental disorders or symptoms.

    School Academic/Guidance Counseling

    Being an academic/guidance counselor means to affect change in the student’s academic life. This means handling short/long term case management, identifying and remediating school-wide needs, conducting assessments of student needs, and promoting school attendance.

    Both areas of counseling also include empowering and advocating for students, promoting parent evolvement, collaborating and participating in case conferences with other school officials, serving on the student life committee, assisting families with interpretation of school policies and procedures, and facilitating referral and collaboration with outside agencies.
  • MS Service Learning Program

    The Service Learning Program encourages students to share their time and resources with others. The goal is to enhance the “to Serve” message in the motto by teaching students their responsibility to give back to the community. This position includes management of the program, planning of school service events on and off campus, collaborating with community agencies, and reviewing and approving student-suggested service projects. In addition to these responsibilities, the position is also in charge of the STAR Service Club, which is a group of elected students from grades 5th through 8th interested in leading the school in service projects.


    Typical Recurring Service Projects
    Red Ribbon Week (October)
    Partnership with Smart Start Central OK (November)
    Annual Food Drive (November)
    Holiday Service Projects (December)
    Passion Project through Infant Crisis (February)
    Partnership with Head Start (Spring)

MEET OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL FACULTY

MEET OUR TEAM

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