November 7th
The Pre-ACT exam will be given at HERO on Thursday, November 7th. Don't forget to register for your ninth and tenth graders.  There are hard copies of registration forms at the HERO information desk as well as s are on the HERO website. Sign up continues through November 6th. 
Crown College - Spring Registration Day at HERO
November 25th at 9:00am
Crown College will be hosting their first Spring Registration Day at HERO!  Please mark your calendar to attend on Monday, November 25th at 9:00 am. The meeting will be held in the Activity Center in room C-207. Here is a link to our PSEO at HERO Flyer
Spring Registration Day will include: 
  • Spring 2020 registration
  • Crown staff will be onsite to assist each student with registration
  • Textbook check-out/pick-up
  • Once registration is completed, students will pick-up their textbooks
  • Important communication regarding:
    • FERPA Permissions
    • Add/drop Deadlines
    • Breaks
    • Upcoming Events
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Accounts Must Be
Paid in Full
All HERO accounts should be paid in full. Please make sure that your account it paid in full. Students will not be allowed to register for second semester unless their account is paid in full.
Field Trips Must Be
Paid at time of Registration

Remember that when you sign up for a filed trip, HERO reserves your spots and pays for your tickets. You need to pay for your field trip when you register for it. There are no refunds if you cancel or get sick.  HERO has paid for the field trip and we do not receive refunds for people that do not show. 
Christmas Boutique and Craft Fair
December 7th
HERO's annual Christmas Boutique and Craft Fair is right around the corner.  Reserve your table space for the annual event being held Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 - 2:00pm in the gymnasium of the Activity Center.  This is always a festive and fun event for the entire family.  Make sure you add it to your Facebook page. Find Registration Forms HERE
One way that HERO is able to keep costs low (even with over 400 students signing up for FALL 2019) is through our parent-led fundraising programs like AmazonSmile. You can make a difference while you shop at Amazon. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile donates to HERO - Home Educators Resource Organization. For more information look HERE.
Short of Volunteers

Volunteers are needed!  Are you registered for your volunteer hours at HERO?  WE are really short of volunteers on Tuesdays.  The volunteer sign up book is located in the Activity Building right next to the field trip sign up book.  We want to keep HERO a safe, fun and secure place for our children to learn.  We need everyone to do their part in fulfilling their required volunteer hours.  
HERO Christmas Concert at Mall of America
December 11th 
Our annual Christmas concert will feature the HERO choirs, jazz band and some individual/group instrumentals. The concert is Wednesday, December 11th at noon in the Rotunda on the east side of the MOA.  

We will be taking orders for 3-hour and 5 -hour wrist bands.  These wrist bands do not expires and parents can purchase them to use at another time. However, once they do scan for a ride, they will be limited to the 3-hour or 5-hour time limitation.  There will be a field trip sign up folder to order the wrist bands in the Activity Center.
BOX TOPS for Education
NEW! Try collecting Box Tops digitally! 
1. Download Box Tops app on your phone
2. Find our school (school ID#954233 or zip code 55109) and scan your receipts into that app (basically take a picture of the receipt).
3. The app finds the products that offer Box Tops rewards and automatically adds to the school total, no waiting.

At this point, they are still accepting the Box Tops that are cut off certain products. You can put them in Jessica Proffit's parent file or in a collection box in the Activity Center.  You can also place your receipts in there as well to be scanned. For questions: Contact Jessica Proffit our HERO Box Tops Organizer at 
National Norm Reference Test
Plan Ahead - Order Deadline January 14th 
MN Law requires all homeschoolers to test our children (ages 7-16) annually.  HERO will be placing a group order to meet the Minnesota State Testing Requirements with the TerraNova2 Edition (CAT6). All orders must be placed by January 14th, 2020. Cost is $45 per student.  Tests will be ready for Pick-up March 2nd. Find Registration Forms HERE
ACT Testing
December 14th, February 8th, April 4th, June 13th 
Plan Ahead - Go to to Register for ACT.
Each family must set up their own testing through ACT, HERO does not provide ACT testing.
Planning Ahead
Check out upcoming dates & deadlines!
Here is a link to our full HERO Calendar including events and field trips!
November 7th - PRE-ACT Testing Find Form HERE
November 8th - Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children with HERO
November 12th - First Graduation Planning Meeting for 2020 Graduates! Find Form HERE
November 18th & 19th - School "Spirit" Days! Sport Jersey/Hat Day
December 7th - HERO Christmas Boutique Find Form HERE
December 11th - HERO Christmas Concert at MOA 12-1pm
December 16th - January 3rd - HERO Christmas Break
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