HES Families: Please remember that each student needs to have an extra pair of clean shoes for PE. These do NOT need to be a new pair of shoes. We had the gym floor refinished over the summer so we are wanting to keep it as nice as possible. If the extra pair of shoes is going to be a hardship please contact our office staff and we will do our best to support you!
Thursday, August 29th 5:00 Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00 Railer Spirit Parade 6:30 Whitewash & Watermelon Feed Come support the Railers as they begin their fall sports season!
I would like to inform you, due to the high heat index expected the next couple of days, our coaches are adjusting practices to allow for extra water breaks, cool down times, and reduced conditioning. Please stress the importance of hydration to your student athlete.
Middle School Football equipment checkout will take place Friday the 16th after school at 1:00pm. MS Football parent meeting will take place Monday the 19th at 5:30pm in the Elementary lunch room.
Orange Express will be offering clothing options this year from this online store. Orders are due by the 26th. These items will be shipped out two weeks later. Order your items online now. Thanks for your support! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/HERBCFS?utm_source=flyer&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=store_link
HES Families: Please join us for back to school night this evening at 5:00! We will be structuring this evening differently this year: 5:00-5:20 – Meet your teacher and drop off supplies in classroom or locker. 5:20-5:30 – Presentation in the gym and bike helmet raffle. 5:40-5:50 - Classroom Session 1 5:55-6:05 - Classroom Session 2 6:10-6:20 - Classroom Session 3 5:50-6:30 - Ice cream sandwiches and extra-curricular/co-curricular/community activity information in the café.
HES staff members are excited to #BeAllWeCanBe this year! Staff members learned about the history of Herington’s relationship with our Department of Defense and the background of some of our local veterans - there are many parallels and similar character traits pertaining to teachers and soldiers. A huge thank you to our Herington veterans and community members who took the time to make this a terrific morning! #beingallwecanbe
Little Railers PreSchool Families: Please join us for our preschool orientation tonight at 5:00 (8/13/19) at the elementary school. We will start with a brief meeting and then visit the classroom!
Backpacks are in! Mr. Roe will be in the band room today, Tuesday or Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00. If you can not pick it up you can pick up the first day of classes.
USD 305 Salina Public Schools is seeking applicants to fill paraeducator openings at Herington Schools. This position will be employed by USD 305 but will only perform work duties at the Herington School District site. This position is benefits eligible. Hourly wage begins at $10.25 - with additional compensation for prior related work experience. Please apply online here: www.usd305.com Then click on job openings from the shortcut menu on the left side of the screen.
Students entering 8th-11th grades had the opportunity to sign up for a trip to Washington DC through World Classrooms. The trip has been in the works for almost 2 years. This week, it was finally time to travel. 19 students, 6 parents, 2 teachers, and the principal all traveled to DC for a 4 day trip. Some of the sites included the U.S. Capitol, the Presidential memorials, the war memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon.
Last call!!!!! Looking for a backpack for school, sports, etc. Personalize your backpack for $35.00. Orders due by Friday, July 26th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested. CTSO groups are offering these backpacks and money is collected before we order. Checks made payable to HHS.
Middle and High School girls that are interested in Volleyball. We have added a volleyball store that has items you may want to purchase for the season. There are spandex, shoes, socks, etc. You are not required to buy from this store just an option if you need these items. Once they are ordered they ship directly to your house. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/HERVB19?utm_source=flyer&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=store_link#/
USD 487 is seeking a sponsor for Middle School cheer. Interested parties need to request an application in person at the Board of Education office. Completed applications should be returned to the office by 4 p.m. August 1st.
Enrollment Packets Will be delivered soon! Keep your eyes open for our online enrollment instructions that will be arriving soon. Please note.... the skyward passwords have been changed. You will use the password that is sent to you and then change it when you log-in. Please do your online enrollment as soon as possible. To make it easier for parents, everything can be done online this year. ie. Food Service App., Enrollment and fee payment. If you complete all of these steps you do not need to come to enrollment day at the school on July 31st. Live Enrollment will be held at the elementary school on July 31st from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. There is only 1 day for enrollment. If you have any questions please contact the Board of Education Office. 785-258-2263. Or School Offices on July 26th. See you soon!
There will be a Herington Boys' Basketball Camp July 15th - 18th at the High School Gym. MS boys' time: 7:00am - 8:30am. HS boys' time: 8:30am - 10:00am. Cost is FREE. Pick up camp brochures at the USD 487 board office. See you there!
Just a quick reminder the free summer lunches will not be served today at the Memorial Hall. They will resume Monday and continue Mon-Fri until August 2nd. We thank you for your understanding and hope your 4th of July celebration was a blast!
There will be a free volleyball camp for girls who will be in grades 6-8 next week. The camp is from 9am to 11am on June 24-27 at the elementary gym. We hope to see you there!
Attention HES Parents: There is no Summer Boost Camp on Monday, May 27, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Camp resumes on Tuesday.
HES was on KAKE news last night for receiving the caravan reading grant! Check it out at the link below: http://www.kake.com/Clip/14824621/reading-caravan-herington-elementary#.XOc9BNk_cuN.facebook
Summer Food Program Summer meals are available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost. To eat, just show up! Where: 1st Christian Church Memorial Hall; 108 W Day, Herington Ks When: June 3rd - Aug 2nd (no meals July 4th and 5th) Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sponsored by Herington USD 487 Parents: apply at the Family Resource Exchange to qualify for voucher to eat free with your children.
Work has officially begun on the HHS update/remodel!! Over the course of the next couple of weeks, asbestos abatement will begin. This is a carefully monitored process involving several agencies. During this process, stakeholders may notice workers wearing protective equipment entering and exiting the High School building. While their appearance can be disconcerting, the precautions taken ensure that there is no danger to occupants of the building outside the immediate work area. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to make our High School a more updated and beautiful place!
On Wednesday, May 22nd, there will be a meeting for all High School football players at 5pm, and then a player and parent meeting at 6pm. These meetings will be held in the Elementary Cafeteria
Summer Activities Schedule Summer Weights: Junior High Boys and Girls and High School Girls (Junior High age is considered those students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades for the 2019-2020 school year) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 am Starting June 3 High School Boys TBA – Watch School Website and School Facebook for Details Camps and Summer Leagues: Football Camp Information Released at a Later Date Junior High Girls Volleyball Camp June 24-27 9:00 am – 11:00 am Grades as of 2019-2020 School year 6th – 8th No Cost Elementary Gym High School Girls Volleyball and Basketball Summer League Schedules Released soon High School Boys Basketball Summer League Schedule released soon **Watch the school Facebook page as well as the website for updated summer information.
HES Parents: If you attended a L.I.F.E. family engagement course in the past and would like to reconnect with families and friends from your session, make plans to attend the FRIENDS FOR LIFE event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Uncle Bob's Pin-Up Bowling Alley. The event is free and includes lunch (hamburger/grilled cheese, fries, drink), bowling, and prizes for families that attend. Please RSVP no later than May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (785)414-8161 or (785)258-3234.
Just a reminder for the middle school students for the Zoo field trip on Tuesday (May 14); if you didn’t sign up for a school sack lunch you will need to bring your own lunch or money to purchase food at the zoo. Also, please wear your grey Railer shirt.
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls who finished 2nd today in the Wheat State League Track Meet. 8th grade boys finished 3rd and 7th grade boys 2nd. Great job Railers!!!!
HES Families: We were fortunate enough to receive an EMC reading caravan grant for $1,000 dollars for our library. KAKE tv covered the check presentation today and plan on airing this on May 15th during their 4:00 news program. #growinglearners
Retirement Reception for JULIE ALBRECHT CHARLES BOGGESS SANDRA GARRARD THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, 2019 1:30 TO 3:30 PM AT THE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA PLEASE COME AND HELP US HONOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CHILDREN OF OUR SCHOOLS! JULIE ALBRECHT—30 YRS CHARLES BOGGESS—9 YRS SANDRA GARRARD—33 YRS
Meet Schedule: 11:15 pm Coaches Meeting (Scratches) 12:00 pm 7G Shot put followed by 8G Shot 8G Discus followed by 7G Discus 8B Shot followed by 7B Shot 7B Discus followed by 8B Discus 7B High Jump followed by 8B, 7G, 8G 8B Long Jump followed by 7B 8G Long Jump followed by 7G 7G Triple Jump followed by 8G, 7B, 8B- 7B, 8B Pole Vault followed by 7G, 8G 12:45 pm 3200m run 1600m run (7th grade only) 200m hurdles 2:00 pm 100m hurdles 100m dash 1600m run (8th grade only) 4 x 100m relay 400m dash 4 X 200m relay 800m run 200m dash Medley relay
There will be a menu change for Monday and Tuesday of next week in order to use what we already have in the freezer. Monday: •Pork Rib on Bun-HES •Pizza-HMS •Corn Dogs-HHS Tuesday: •Egg Rolls-HES •Middle School Trip •Cheeseburgers- HHS Thank you for you understanding!!
HES Families: Reminder that we will be having our field day activities this morning (Monday, May 6th). We will follow the same original schedule. Please park in either the HS or ES lot and do not worry about checking in the office.
HES Parents: If you attended a L.I.F.E. family engagement course in the past and would like to reconnect with families and friends from your session, make plans to attend the FRIENDS FOR LIFE event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Uncle Bob's Pin-Up Bowling Alley. The event is free and includes lunch (hamburger/grilled cheese, fries, drink), bowling, and prizes for families that attend. Please RSVP no later than May 15 to email@example.com or by calling (785)414-8161 or (785)258-3234.
13th Annual AHS Camp Date: July 22 - 26, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Age: Fall 2019 Kindergarten- 6th grade Location: Sports Complex Football Field Herington Schools, N D St, Herington, Kansas Cost: $5.00 per child (Registrations will be accepted until the limit of 100 campers is reached.) This camp will focus on educating youth about fun ways to engage in daily physical activities. The camp will be split into four age groups. Campers will learn lifetime activities such as golfing, disc golfing, team sports, racquet sports, swimming, bowling, and fitness. Most activities will be held outside. If camp is canceled due to inclement weather, the cancellation will be posted on the camp’s Facebook page: Active Healthy Self Camp Return registration form and fee to: Your school by last day of school or send/deliver this form with the $5 fee per child to: AHS Camp USD #487 19 N Broadway Herington, Kansas 67449 For more information call Shirley Meyer at 785-258-3870 or USD 487 Office at 785-258-2263. Sponsored By: USD #487, #481, #397, Herington Recreation Commission, United Way of Dickinson County, Kids in Crisis, Dickinson County Health Dept, Thrivent Financial, Centre Education Foundation KEEP THIS PAGE See back for additional information 13th Annual Active Healthy Self Camp AHS
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Hanne McDermott, as the April Student of the Month. Hanne participates in quiz bowl, basketball, track, band, and 4-H. Hanne believes she was chosen as student of the month because she completes her work, works hard in class, and is kind to other students and teachers. Hanne is the daughter of Samantha Kershner and Rodney McDermott. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Herington Elementary field day will be postponed until Monday, May 6th with the same times and schedule.
Emilie Roe was honored Wednesday, May 1, in Topeka with a $1000 scholarship. She placed 5th in the 5th Annual Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest. The essay contest was sponsored by the Kansas Banking Commission, the Kansas Securities Commission and the Kansas Insurance Department. Ninety students from across Kansas submitted essays for this contest. Students must have been enrolled in an approved financial literacy class. The personal finance class required to be taken by students of USD 487 to graduate meets this requirement. The essay had two parts. In the first part, students had to discuss a real-life event that they, a friend or family member has experienced that made a significant impact on the student’s view of smart money management. The students then had to interview one to two persons who are already active in the field/career to which they aspire. The students then wrote a 3 to 6-page analysis of how they will apply what they learned from the interview, what you wrote about Part 1, and what you learned from your financial literacy course to their own life as they prepare for the future. Congratulations Emilie!
Herington Middle School Parents, this is to inform you that today's middle school track meet at Lyndon has been canceled.
Today's taco burgers were made with locally raised beef. Thanks to the Diekmann family for their donation of a whole cow. A perfect example of farm to plate!
Order of Events for the Junior High Meet at Lyndon May 2, 2019 Girls followed by Boys and 7th followed by 8th: 3200 M Run-- (will run at 2:45) FIELD EVENTS: High Jump Discus Shot Put Long Jump Triple Jump 8G 7G 8B 7B 8B 7G 8B 7B 8G 7B 8B 7B 8G 7G 8G 7B 8G 7G 8B 7G All other races will begin at the conclusion of field events. 100 M Hurdles (8th boys will be 33") 100 M Dash 1600 M Run 400 M Relay (4x 100) 400 M Throwers Relay (One boys and One girls per school) 400 M Dash 800 M Relay (4 x200) 800 M Run 200 M Dash 1600 M Relay (4 x 400)
Steve Herrmann Invitational Track Meet Schedule At Herington May 2, 2019 Field events- 3:30 PM Preliminary Running Events- 5:00 PM Order of Events Field Events- 3:30 PM-Prelims and Finals in all Field Events Girls Shot Put West Ring Boys Shot Put East Ring Girls Javelin followed by Boys Javelin Boys Long Jump followed by Girls Long Jump Girls Triple Jump followed by Boys Triple Jump Girls Discus West Ring Boys Discus East Ring Boys High Jump followed by Girls High Jump Girls PV followed by Boys PV Preliminary Running Events-5:00 PM 100m Hurdles 110m Hurdles 100m dash 200m dash Prelims Following Prelims we will have the 4 X 800 M relay Then we will have a 15 minute break and will proceed with the finals of the running events Girls followed by boys- 100 M HH, 110 M HH 100 M Dash 1600 M Run 400 M Relay Cheese Cake Relay 400 M Run 300 M LH, 300 M IH 800 M Run 200 M Dash 3200 M Run 1600 M Relay
Due to current weather conditions and rain we are cancelling JH and High School Track practice today 4-30-19.
High School Meet at St. Mary's 4-26-19 2:45 pm: Coaches’ Meeting in MAIN Gym (moved from South/Secondary Gym from years before) Reminder: Please do not use the Home bleachers for team camps 3:30: Field Events begin 5:15: Preliminaries of Running Events (8 Qualify for Finals -- qualification depends on the number of Prelim heats) Girls’ 100m Hurdles Boys’ 110m Hurdles Girls’ 100m dash Boys’ 100m dash Note: We will not have 200m dash Prelims At the conclusion of Prelims, we will go right into the 4x800 Relays Girls’ 4x800m Relay** Boys’ 4x800m Relay** *15-Minute Break* During the break, there will be a Senior Recognition, as well. 6:20 (approximately) Finals -- Order of Running Events (Girls, followed by Boys) 100 HH/110 HH 100m dash 1600m run Throwers’ Relay** JV 4x100 (if possible, we will combine Throwers’ and JV 4x100s)** 4x100 (Varsity) 400m dash 300m Hurdles 800m run 200m dash 3200m run JV 4x400** 4x400 (Varsity)
Final flower sale forms are due by 830 tomorrow morning!
HES Families: Just a few friendly reminders! We have our author's visit tomorrow (4/26) at 1:45. We will have our all school assembly directly following this event at approximately 2:30. Our Family Literacy Night is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 tomorrow (4/26) evening and is free of charge so please plan on attending that. Continue to send in items for flood victims in Iowa through next Wednesday, May 1st to meet our goal of having Mrs. Knopp and Mr. Morgan kiss a pig and/or color their hair. Finally, the color run is scheduled for May 15th at 6:30 and is free of charge. Thanks for all your support!
Mrs. Gutsch’s third grade students learned about the life cycle with Mexican jumping beans! The students explained that the mother moth laid eggs in the seed pods and these seed pods have hardened since last September. During this time in the seed pod, the eggs have developed into larvae. This larvae has now dug its way out of the seed pod and formed a chrysalis. Finally, the larvae sheds the chrysalis and out comes a moth! Complete metamorphosis! #growinglearners
Herington Middle School students received their middle school shirts today (Thursday) and we are asking them to wear their shirts on Friday, April 26th so we can take class and all school pictures! Written by Amanda Hawkins
ORDER OF EVENTS for Junior High Meet 4/25 START TIME 9:00 FIELD EVENTS: SHOT PUT: 8th Boys/ Girls: 7th Boys/ Girls DISCUS: 7th Boys/ Girls: 8th Boys/Girls HIGH JUMP: 7th Boys/ Girls: 8th Boys/ Girls TRIPLE JUMP: 8th Girls/Boys: 7th Girls/Boys LONG JUMP: 7th Girls/Boys: 8th Girls/Boys RUNNING EVENTS: ORDER: 7TH GIRLS, 8TH GIRLS, 7TH BOYS, 8TH BOYS IF WE HAVE LIMITED NUMBERS WE MIGHT COMBINE DIVISIONS IN THE LONGER DISTANCE RUNS & RELAYS. 3200 M Run (girls and boys 8th grade only) 200 M Hurdles 100 M low hurdles ( 10 hurdles, 30” girls, 33” boys) 100 M Dash 1600 M Run 400 M Relay 400 M Run 800 M Relay 800 M Run 200 M Run 800 Sprint Medley Relay (100,100,200,400)
HES Families: Friendly reminder to please have each student bring in $2 for the author's presentation/visit on Friday. If you could please return any of the pre-registration forms for the Family Literacy Night on Friday from 6:00-8:00 that would be much appreciated as well. Also, please mark your calendars to attend the HES color run scheduled for May 15th at 6:30. More details to come regarding this event! Thanks for your support of Herington Elementary School!
April Student of the Month - Myranda Stika Myranda Stika is the daughter of Mike and Angie Stika. Myranda thinks she was selected because she is helpful and kind in and outside of the classroom. She tries to always have a positive attitude and “look on the bright side”. Throughout her high school years, Myranda has been involved in Drama Club, Forensics, FBLA, FCCLA, Kindergarten aide, and in Mrs. Beye’s classroom making vinyl signs for the CTSO Auction and different people in the school. When asked, Mrs. Matz said that “Myranda is a positive role model and mentor to her peers. She continues to prove herself and her character by being respectful, honest, and trustworthy. She is active in her community, and can always be counted on to be dependable and reliable.” After high school, Myranda plans to attend Hutchinson Community College.
3:30 pm 7G Shot put followed by 8G Shot 8B Javelin Followed by 8G Javelin 8G Discus followed by 7G Discus 8B Shot followed by 7B Shot 7B Discus followed by 8B Discus 7B High Jump followed by 8B, 7G, 8G 8B Long Jump followed by 7B 8G Long Jump followed by 7G 7G Triple Jump followed by 8G, 7B, 8B 7B, 8B Pole Vault followed by 7G, 8G 4:15 pm 3200m run, 8G followed by 8B 1600m run (7th grade only) 200m hurdles Remainder of running events will be in this order: 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B 5:30 pm 100m hurdles 100m dash 1600m run (8th grade only) 4 x 100m relay 400m dash 4 X 200m relay 800m run 200m dash Medley relay
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys and 8th grade boys on their 1st place finishes at the Herington Track Meet April 18th. Good job HMS Railers!!
Junior High Track Meet Schedule for April 18th 4:00 pm 7G Shot put followed by 8G Shot 8G Discus followed by 7G Discus 8B Shot followed by 7B Shot 7B Discus followed by 8B Discus 7B High Jump followed by 8B, 7G, 8G 8B Long Jump followed by 7B 8G Long Jump followed by 7G 7G Triple Jump followed by 8G, 7B, 8B 7B, 8B Pole Vault followed by 7G, 8G 4:30 pm 3200m run, 8G followed by 8B (Note: If there are a few entries the girls and boys will be combined). 1600m run (7th grade only) 200m hurdles( 5 flights, 30” tall) Remainder of running events will be in this order: 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B 5:30 pm 100m hurdles (girls @ 30”, boys @ 33”) 100m dash 1600m run (8th grade only) 4 x 100m relay 400m dash 4 X 200m relay 800m run 200m dash Medley relay
Council Grove Invitational Track Meet April 18, 2019 Field events- 3:30 PM Running Events- 5:00 PM Order of Events Field Events- 3:30 PM Girls Boys Shot Put 3:30 (East Ring) Following Girls Discus 3:30 (Northeast Ring) 3:30 (Southwest Ring) High Jump Following Boys 3:30 Long jump 3:30 (West Runway) 3:30 (East Runway) Triple Jump Following LJ. Following LJ Javelin Following boys 3:30 Pole Vault 3:30 Following Boys 4:30 PM – 4x800 M Relay Girls followed by boys Running Events-5:00 PM 100 M HH 110 M HH 100 M Dash 1600 M Run 4x100 M Relay 400 M Run 300 M LH 300 M IH 800 M Run 200 M Dash 3200 M Run 4x400 M Relay
Board To Interview Superintendent Candidate John Thissen will be interviewing for the position of Superintendent with the Board of Education on the evening of April 18, 2019. Mr. Thissen is the final of four candidates that the USD 487 Board of Education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. John Thissen is currently serving as the Superintendent in USD 489 Hays. He is in his third year in that position. Previously, Mr. Thissen was Superintendent at USD 487 Herington for nine years.
Donalyn Biehler will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of April 17, 2019. Mrs. Biehler is the third of four candidates that the USD 487 board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. Donalyn Biehler is currently serving as the Director of Student Learning in USD 487 Herington. Previously, Mrs. Biehler served as Elementary Principal for three years in USD 487 Herington. Mrs. Biehler served as a Special Education Teacher in both Elementary and Secondary positions for 17 years prior to.
Fifth grade students worked collaboratively on creating maps using measurement and cardinal directions. Once each group finished creating their map, they switched with a different group to see if they could successfully navigate from the starting point to the ending point of the other group’s map. #growinglearners
Last night the HHS Forensics team traveled to Abilene for their last tournament of the season. This was the last chance to get events qualified for state. Also, the only events that could be taken were ones that had not qualified yet. Mr. Hirsch and the team could not have been happier with the results! Angie Morales placed 4th in serious solo. She did not make state this year, but Mr. Hirsch and the team could not be any more prouder of the progress she has done through the season! The IDA team of Hailey Delisle and Tanner Foust received 2nd place, which sends them to state! Finally the Duet team of Madi Becker and Jessica Mascareno received 2nd place, also sending them to state! Congratulations! State Forensics, which is very competitive, will be May 4th in Wichita. The following will be the State bound team: Hailey Delisle in prose, the team of Madi Becker & Jessica Mascareno in IDA and Duet, and the team of Hailey Delisle & Tanner Foust in IDA. Thank you to everyone for their continued support of the team. Go Railers!
Congratulations to the High School boys and girls track teams. They both finished 3rd tonight in the Hillsboro Track Meet
Board to interview Second Superintendent Candidate Travis Githens will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of April 16, 2019. Mr. Githens is the second of four candidates that the USD 487 board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. Travis Githens is currently serving as the Jr-Sr High School Principal in USD 284 Chase County. He is in his fourth year in that position. Previously, Mr. Githens was a 5th grade Teacher at USD 484 Fredonia for a year. He spent seven years as the Associate Vice President for Career and Technical Education at Independence Community College prior to becoming a teacher.
Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day. We wanted to do something special for the students that day to celebrate the occasion. In order for us to do this, we will need to switch Monday and Thursday's menu around. So, Monday we will be serving PB & J Uncrustables and Thursday we will be serving Pancake & Sausage on a Stick. We are excited to be able to do this for the students. We haven't done this in several years! Thank you for your understanding!!!
Donna Zerr will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of April 15, 2019. Ms. Zerr is the first of four candidates that the USD 487 board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process. Donna Zerr is currently serving as the High School Principal in USD 402 Augusta. She is in her ninth year in that position. Previously, Ms. Zerr served as a principal for two years in USD 250 Pittsburgh.
Herington High School was recognized today by State School Board Member Ben Jones for receiving the 2018 Challenge Award for outstanding achievement based on Kansas math and reading assessment results in spite of factors that sometimes affect these results . Congratulations to Herington High School and staff for all their dedication and high expectations for our students!
Herington schools will be collecting items until April 26 to send to families who were affected by the recent flooding in Iowa and Nebraska. At the elementary school we will accept cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, non-perishable food, and cash. The high school and middle school will collect cash only. Our collections will go to Mills County, Iowa, with an emphasis on the residents of Pacific Junction. About 600 homes were damaged by the flooding in Mills County when three levies broke, and Pacific Junction still has homes that are under 3-4 feet of water. We chose to send our supplies to Mills County because it is a rural community with similarities to Dickinson County. #growinglearners
Mrs. Amy Gutsch's third grade has been participating in some IDL (Interactive Distance Learning) opportunities. These are taught by Greenbush Science Center in Southeast Kansas, and are offered to our district through the local TEEN network, which is headed by director Lena Kleiner. We connect through cameras and microphones brought in by Ms. Kleiner on the Zoom internet meeting platform. By participating in this, students gain extra science opportunities and expertise from certified science instructors. Often we can observe live animals, unusual plant species, or an experiment that we would not otherwise have access to in our classrooms. This month we learned about early flight discoveries from ancient artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci. He left behind volumes of sketches of flying machines that later scientists utilized. We learned the engineering process and recreated it in a couple simple exercises. Students watch, learn, and follow the science instructor, Sharon Bertolio, lead them through lessons and experiments. We then continue the project after disconnecting from the 45 minute session. #growinglearners
Just a friendly reminder HES is hosting kindergarten round-up tomorrow, April 12th. Please call the office to sign up for one of the two sessions if you have not done so already: 8:30-9:30 or 12:30-1:30. There will be no school for our current kindergarten students because of kindergarten round-up. 1st-5th grade students will have an early release at 1:00 pm.
Mr. Hirsch’s MTSS class is cataloguing, transcribing, and researching the contents of a mysterious suitcase. In the history room closet was an old suitcase. On inspection, there was found hundreds of old postcards of France and Germany. With further investigation, letters were found dated 1917 & 1918. The soldier is Francis Lafayette Smith. He served in Europe during World War 1. Mr. Hirsch is excited that his students have taken an interest and he has been researching trying to find family and thinks he has done it! Only time will tell.
The Junior High Track meet scheduled for Thursday, April 11th has been postponed. The meet will take place on Monday April 15th with a 10 a.m. start time. This meet will be held at the Herington Schools Sports Complex
The middle school staff members chose 8th grader, Emma Holzhauser, as the March Student of the Month. Emma participates in volleyball, basketball, track, band, swim team, softball, quiz bowl team, dance and Student Council. Emma believes she was chosen as student of the month because she follows the school expectations, shows respect and kindness to both her peers and teachers, and is involved in school activities. Emma is the daughter of Bobbi and Kyle Korgol and Christopher and Kelly Holzhauser. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Reminder spring sports pictures tomorrow. Bring your uniforms.
Prom Night Schedule 6:30 Promenade 7 ish, after done with promenade, kids will come to community building and line up in cars to be dropped off to come in to the building. 11:30 After prom bus leave high school.
Lucas Anschutz is the son of Jeremy and Jacki Anschutz. Lucas thinks he was selected because of how involved he is in sports and clubs. And because of my leadership roles in them, while also being able to keep my grades up in the classroom. Throughout his high school years, Lucas has been involved in Football, Wrestling, Golf, Track and FFA. When asked, Mr. Flax said, “Lucas does a great job in weights and conditioning. He comes prepared everyday and puts out his best effort. I believe that Lucas was chosen for student of the month because of his positive attitude and his work ethic in the classroom and in the activities that he participates in.” After high school, Lucas will take classes from Barton County toward a degree in Physical Therapy.
Kindergarten Round-Up in the Herington School District will be Friday, April 12, 2019. The child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2019 to attend Kindergarten next term. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to attend Kindergarten Round-Up and become informed and prepared for your child’s Kindergarten year. Each student will be given an assessment to indicate their level of readiness for Kindergarten. The screening will focus on motor skills, concepts, social/emotional skills and language. During this time, parents will fill out the enrollment form and go over medical information with the school nurse. Parents are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate, social security number, health insurance information, immunization records and recent health assessment, if available. Appointments are required. Please call Herington Elementary School at 785-258-3234 to schedule an appointment for Friday, April 12. The process will take approximately an hour and a half.
Today the HHS Speech (Forensics) Team got Runner-Up at the Wheat State League Tournament! Everyone performed their very best today!! Those placing were: Hailey Delisle - 2nd place in prose Emma Bigham - 1st place in Oration and 3rd in prose Hailey Delisle & Tanner Foust - 4th in IDA Jessica Mascareno & Madi Becker 3rd in IDA and 3rd in Duet Josh Ruiz - 2nd in Humorous Solo Angie Morales - 4th in Serious Solo Angie Morales & Myranda Stika - 5th in IDA The season is almost done! State is right around the corner!!
A reminder to eighth grade students that their cabbage biscuit order forms and money are due tomorrow Friday to Miss Hawkins
HES Families: Please return potential color run forms tomorrow so PTO can make a decision on that event! Also, we will be hosting author Bridget Heos on April 26th. She will be presenting to all students in the afternoon and will be a part of our Literacy Night from 6:00-8:00 that evening at HES. Please mark your calendars to attend! We will be sending home more information throughout the month of April pertaining to this special event! Finally, because of the author's presentation on April 26th, we will begin our all school assembly directly after the presentation between 2:30-2:45 (contingent upon when Mrs. Heos is finished).
Herington USD 487 is accepting applications for a Substitute Bus Driver. CDL with P & S Endorsement is required for this position. Applications may be obtained and returned at the Board of Education Office, 19 North Broadway. EOE
We had a great day yesterday at the WSL Art Show! Alexus Barlow-McKenna: 3rd place - Drawing: Colored Media and Honorable Mention - Acrylic Painting Halee Pohlman: Honorable Mention - Acrylic Painting and 3rd Place - Fibers Payten Schneider: 3rd place - Oil Pastel Jillian French: 1st place - Sculpture Hannah Oswald: Honorable Mention - Sculpture Julianna Fisher: Honorable Mention - Jewelry Madilynn Becker: Honorable Mention - Printmaking Kaylynn Robbins: Honorable Mention - Mixed Media Dylan Felpel: 1st place - Video/Animation Also, a big big big shout-out to Dylan Felpel!!!!!!! He received BEST IN SHOW for his video!!!! This is a huge deal because there are over 300 pieces of artwork at this event, and the judge chooses ONE to be his top pick!!!!!!!!!!!!
Juniors will be making up their ACT on Tuesday April 2nd. Juniors who were not here for the original WorkKeys date will be making it up on Wednesday April 3rd.
High School student Dylan Felpel created this music video to introduce his new youtube channel. Please like, share and subscribe. Dylan is hoping this will lead to a future in multi-media production. Good Job Dylan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTPH6pbwAaM
MTSS students take a short break from the math curriculum to play March, WE MEAN MATH, Madness! Students created numbers from 0-999 and placed into the bracket for Round 1. Then they used probability by flipping a coin to determine the winners for each round. In Round 2, Round 3, and Round 4 the number with less value won. In Round 5, Round 6, and the Championship,the number with the greatest value won. On Monday, we will all be back to practice in Number Worlds and busy building MATH CHAMPIONS! #growinglearners
The HHS Speech Team took a small but mighty team to the Moundridge tournament today. Those who medaled were: Lainey Monnington - 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking Hailey Delisle - 6th in Prose Angie Morales - 4th in Serious Solo The team will be competing the League Tournament at Centre on Thursday April 4th during the day. They will have 12 different events competing! The community is welcome to come support the Railers!
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Dance team: Logan Foust Halee Pohlman Tristyn Killer Hailey Hansen Madi Becker Emma Holzhauser Davanne Schaffer Jodi Miller Eleanore Silhan
Any idea what Principles of Biomedical students are up to this morning? We are working on chromosome splats from HeLa cells. For those of you who don’t know the story, these are Henrietta Lacks cells that are still being used from 1951. We are on the first leg of our journey in this lab. The higher we “splat” from, the better the chances of breaking the cell membrane and releasing the chromosomes. Tomorrow we will stain, seal and view the chromosomes. Wish us luck!
Dance Team Tryouts Saturday, March 23rd 1:00pm High school gym Contact Leslie Mayes if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org
The Herington High School FBLA’s Community Service Project this year focuses on the leadership of our youth. Therefore, we would like to host a day of Leadership Activities for the 8th grade class. Along with the Dickinson County Youth Leadership Group we will be taking all 8th graders to Rock Springs Ranch Friday, March 22nd for Leadership Activities. You will need to wear jeans and a railer shirt and comfortable shoes. You also need to pack a sack lunch for the trip. No extra money will be needed. We will leave the school at 9:00 and return approximately 2:45. We look forward to a great day. Sponsors on the Trip are: Lisa Beye, Tom Flax and Kyle Barton. FBLA members will be assisting with the events.
NOTICE DATE CHANGE! There will be an 8th grade parent meeting this Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00 PM in Ms. Hawkins’ room at the Middle School. We will discuss the upcoming fundraiser, 8th grade trip and recognition.
Blood drive today at Herington High School gym. Walk-ins welcome.
Superintendent Search – Community Forum On Tuesday, March 19, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., you are invited to a community forum session in the Herington Elementary School flex lab. We are asking for your input on the characteristics or qualities you think the Board should consider as they select the new superintendent. Craig Wilford, representing the Kansas Association of School Boards, will be present to facilitate the meeting and receive your input. Your input is a major component of identifying key characteristics of our next superintendent. Mr. Wilford will also meet in separate sessions with our teachers, staff, and administrative staff. Information collected from all of the groups will be presented to the Board to assist in the selection process.
There will be an 8th grade parent meeting this Sunday, March 17th at 6:00 PM in Ms. Hawkins’ room at the Middle School. We will discuss the upcoming fundraiser, 8th grade trip and recognition.
Junior class parent meeting Tuesday, March 19th, in the HHS cafeteria at 7pm. We will discuss the needs for prom.
Junior class parent meeting Tuesday, March 19th HHS cafeteria at 7pm. We will discuss the needs for prom.
Track practice has been cancelled for tomorrow. See you Monday.
There will be an 8th grade parent meeting this Sunday, March 17th at 6:00 PM in Ms. Hawkins’ room at the Middle School. We will discuss the upcoming fundraiser, 8th grade trip and recognition.
HES Preschool and Kindergarten Families: We need you to please complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to assess your child's social-emotional growth. This can be completed at the following link: https://www.asqonline.com/family/2fbdee Thank you so much!
Congratulations to our HMS placers at the Council Grove wrestling tournament. Tyus Becker 1st, Skylar Parks and Tristen Swarts 2nd, Colby Lollar, Kris Jones, and Cord Stiles 3rd. Great job wrestlers!
Calendar Changes: Senior Trip has been moved to April 27-29. FFA Banquet May 3rd.
HES Families: Reminder that all yearbook orders are due tomorrow! You can also order a yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com ID code 13802919
Geometry students in Mrs. Griffiths' class worked on scale drawings today. Some of the students created their mansions out of Legos. Other students used grid paper and pencil to draw their mansion. We will calculate the square footage of our mansions tomorrow based on our chosen scales. Then we will calculate the cost of their mansions for a reality check.
HES Families: We want to also make sure everyone understands that the PTO Parents for Pastries is free of charge tomorrow morning! It is also come and go so you do not have stay the entire time! Thanks so much and hope to see you there!
HES Families: Please join us tomorrow morning from 7:00-8:00 a.m. for PTO’s Pastries with Parents in the HES gym. All family members are welcome to have breakfast with your Railer students!
Winter Athletic Banquet/Pancake Feed Tonight! 5:30-7:00 at the Community Building pancakes will be served. Pancake feed helps support the freshman and Herington Civic Club. $6.00 per ticket. Tickets can be bought at the meal. 7:00 Winter Athletic Awards Come support your Railers!
HES Families: Our students raised slightly over $4,000 dollars during our Hoops for Herington Hearts fundraiser! The student prizes have been ordered and will hopefully arrive before spring break. A special thank you to Mr. Stegman (PE Teacher) for his contributions and Ms. Staatz, Mrs. Floyd, and Mrs. Hilliard (our amazing office staff) for collecting, counting, and organizing the student packets and funds raised. Way to go, Railers!
A big thank you to the parents of the HMS wrestlers who provided food for the wrestlers during the Chase County Tournament on Saturday. Congrats to our placers; Colson McIntrye 1st, Colby Lollar 3rd, Skylar Parks, Kris Jones, and Cord Stiles 4th.
Herington Schools will delay start time two hours due to weather conditions Monday, March 4th. Buses will run 2 hours later from normal pick up time.
Little Railers Preschool Families: There will be no school tomorrow (3/4/19) for both the morning and afternoon classes.
Herington Schools will delay start time two hours due to weather conditions Monday, March 4th.
HES Families: Reminder there is no KRR after school program this week because of parent teacher conferences. Mrs. Lewis will be available during conferences to sign up for Summer Boost Camp!
HES Families: We have scheduled kindergarten round-up for the 2019-2020 school year for Friday, April 12th. Therefore, there will be NO SCHOOL for our current group of kindergarten students on this date. There will be a couple of one hour sessions for next year’s kindergarten students. The first session will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and the second session will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Please call the office at 785-258-3234 to sign up for one of the two sessions. Children who are 5 years old on or before August 31st, 2019 are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Please bring the following documents: state-issued birth certificate, social security card, insurance card, immunization records, and a health assessment (physical exam). We can make copies of these documents here at the school if needed.
Visit the HES book fair next week during conferences on Monday and Thursday or during Pastries for Parents on Wednesday. There are lots of great books, and many are available for under $5. If you are unable to get to the book fair at the school, there also is an online book fair until March 17. Find out more information about the HES fair by visiting http://www.scholastic.com/bf/heringtonlowerelemschool
February Student of the Month - Jade Ottens Jade Ottens is the daughter of Becky Ottens and Thomas Jones. Jade thinks that she was selected because she is always keeping a positive attitude and doing her best in the classroom. She also encourages her classmates to do their best. Jade feels like this year she has done a good job of working hard in the classroom and maintaining good grades. Throughout high school, she has participated in FFA and Basketball Manager. Ms. Tobish believes that Jade was selected because she is a kind, hardworking, fun-loving young lady. I believe she got student of the month because Jade is always trying to make those around her feel welcome and included. Her classmates love her and she is a joy to work with at HHS. Congratulations, Jade!
Mr. Hirsch was able to take his sophomore world history class to a once in a lifetime exhibit about one of the most famous leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte, at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. They saw many personal items from Napoleon. Including original portraits from the era, gold place settings from his dinner table, one of his famous Bicorn hats, and his actual throne!!
The HMS wrestling team will be competing in the Chase County Tournament on Saturday March 2nd. The van will be leaving from HMS at 7:30 am. Wrestling starts at 9:30. Finals are schedule for 4:00. The HMS wrestling team will be competing in the Council Grove Tournament on Tuesday March 5th. Wrestling starts at 4:00.
Attention Band Parents: The Jr/Sr High Pep Band will be traveling with the Girls Basketball team to Marion on Friday. Meet at the band room by 5:15 to load the bus. Leave time is 5:30!!! Be sure to wear your band shirts. GO RAILERS!!!
Thank you to all the Herington Fans and our visiting Rossville fans for purchasing 50/50 tickets this evening at the girls Varsity basketball game. The money raised this evening will help with Cindy Biehler’s travel expenses and medical bills as she fights to beat cancer. Our 50/50 winner was Senior, Herington High School student, Makenna Davis. Makenna donated her winnings back to Cindy!
Two HES students raised a combined $865 during the recent Hoops for Herington Hearts event. Kenley K. raised $465 to support the local program, and Amya G. contributed $400. Their efforts earned them the right to throw pies. Kenley threw a pie in the face of Mr. Stegman, PE teacher. Amya threw her pie at Mr. Morgan, HES principal. Thanks to Kenley, Amya, and all the other students who raised money for Herington Hearts. Thank you to Mr. Stegman and Mr. Morgan for organizing the event and being good sports. #growinglearners
Mark your calendars, 8th grade parents! Our School will participate in the NAEP on 2/26/19. Learn more about the assessment at http://1.usa.gov/1zRr5HH
Conner LaRosa is competing in an event called Clinical Specialty. He shadowed Dr. Boller at the Eye Doctors who taught him how to use a slit lamp. He created a portfolio over his experience including a video where he describes the skill he learned while showing the judge his video.
Our next competition of the day is Health Career Display. The students chose a health related topic to research, created a display and then, if selected, move on to the finals round where they will present. Hannah Oswald and Hailey Delisle researched Art Therapy and McKenzie Shippy and Jacelynne Griffith researched Aquatic Veterinarian.
HOSA Spring Leadership Conference. We are starting out with a few morning competitions. Health Education is the first competition. Makayla Coup and Makenna Davis are presenting on e-cigarette use in the middle school and Halle Rutschman and Tristyn Kremeier are presenting on flu prevention in the 3rd grade. Our 2nd event is Community Awareness. Conner LaRosa, Emma Bigham, Logan Foust, and Hannah Pohlman. Their project is educating the community about HPV.
THURSDAY Salisbury Steak Apple Bosco Stick Mashed Potatoes w/ Brown Gravy Green Beans Applesauce Canned Fruit Choice FRIDAY Baked Chicken Drumstick WG Biscuits Fresh Grape Tomatoes Pineapple Chunks Canned Fruit Choice
Developmental screenings for children ages birth to five will take place on Friday, March 29 in Herington. The screening is provided free of charge and will assess cognitive, motor, language, and social development as well as provide hearing, vision, and dental screenings. Please call 258-3234 to schedule an appointment.
ATTENTION PARENTS: If you have a child who will turn four before Aug. 31, 2019, and you are interested in enrolling the child in the Little Railers Preschool program at the elementary school, then please call the elementary school at 258-3234 to make an appointment to have them screened. The screening is a required part of the application process for the program. There are fee- and grant-based spots available in the program for those who qualify. Contact Miss Andrea at the school with any questions.
HOSA members will load the bus at 1:45 today.
Herington Schools will be closed tomorrow due to weather conditions.
Due to the anticipated weather, Middle School Wrestling at Council Grove has been cancelled for this evening. A possible make up date is being considered.
The HHS Forensics team did their school very proud yesterday evening at the Hillsboro Tournament! Everyone did amazing and many were so close to breaking into finals! Those receiving medals were: The team of Madi Becker and Jessica Mascareno placing 4th in Duet Acting AND 2nd in IDA. Emma Brigham placing 1st in Oration Speaking! Josh Ruiz placing 5th in Humorous Solo Acting. Because of their rankings, the oration (Emma) and IDA (Madi & Jess) are now qualified for State Champs! Coach Hirsch was so incredibly proud of his team. “We have so much talent here. By the end of the season and with more practice, we are going to be a formidable team!”
Punctuation, Accuracy, Rate, and Expression (PARE) are important concepts for developing fluent readers. In this MTSS group, students stamped the punctuation to bring attention to appropriate pauses, which helps support fluent reading. Fluent reading is one of many areas that helps develop reading comprehension. #growinglearners
HES families: We are still planning on having our sweetheart dance from 6:30-7:30 this evening in the elementary gym. Students must be accompanied by an adult and there is no cost for admission. Hope to see you there!
Herington high school basketball game is cancelled tonight and will be rescheduled for next week Friday.
From 3:30pm-9:00pm yesterday, the Herington Forensics team started off their season with a great tournament in Marion! Everyone did an amazing job, even considering that this was their very first one ever! Medaling in Serious Solo, getting 5th place was Julianna Fisher. Medaling in IDA, getting 3rd place was the team of Hailey Delisle and Myranda Stika. AMAZING performances from the rest of the team really made Coach Hirsch extremely proud. Also, they were so hungry after for pizza they insisted taking pictures with Casey’s Pizza. :) They go to the Hillsboro tournament on Monday with 11 students! That starts at 3:45 and will last until around 9 as well. Wish them luck!
Kindergarteners in Mrs. Kahle's reading group retold the story of "We're Going on a Bearhunt" today. They have been learning about character and setting. In order to help understand these story elements, each group chose an animal, researched the animal's habitat and created pictures of the habitats and characters. Today, they used that learning to take their audience on a hunt to find their animals. #growinglearners
The middle school staff members chose 8th grader, Trenton Braucher, as the January Student of the Month. Trenton has participated in football, wrestling, and track while attending Herington Middle School. Trenton believes the staff chose him as student of the month because he works hard to get his homework done, he uses his time wisely in class, he is willing to help other students and he is involved in school activities. Trenton is the son of Tonya Braucher. Written by Amanda Hawkins
HES families: Friendly reminder that today is the last day of our Hoops for Herington Hearts fundraiser! Please be sure to return your packets to the students’ teacher tomorrow. We are inviting family members to come join in on basketball activities in the gym during PE time tomorrow. Also, the HES PTO sweetheart dance is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 tomorrow night! We hope to see you there!
FCCLA this week competed with their Star Events and ran their district elections. Very proud all three events will be going onto State FCCLA in April. Sarah Biehler, Jacelynne Griffith and Tristyn Killer did Illustrated Talk, Hailey Delisle for Leadership and Madi Becker for Job Interview. Our judges were Tristyn Kremeier and Halle Rutschman. Sarah Biehler and Tristyn Killer will be next years District C President and 1st Vice President. Congratulations to all!
A special thank you goes out to the IServe staff today for all of their extra efforts. A lot of things happen behind the scenes that many do not realize and this crew worked extremely hard today to make tonight’s activities ready for the community to participate in. Tonight we are thankful for those that work hard begins the scenes. Thank you IServe and your workers.
Friday, February 15th schedule against Wabaunsee. Games start at 4:45. New gym - JV Girls, V Girls, V Boys. Old Gym - JV Boys , C Boys , C Girls
Tomorrow nights boys game starts at 6:30 pm. Entry to the game will be $2 for adult and $1 for students.
HES Families: The HES Parent Teacher Organization invites you to a “Sweetheart Dance” in the Herington Elementary gym on Friday, February 15th from 6:30-7:30. There will also be a photobooth set-up in the café. All students must be accompanied by an adult and admission is free. We will have some light snacks and bottled water if anyone needs to take a break from the dance floor!
HES Families: We will be doing our own independent “Hoops for Herington Hearts” fundraiser beginning today through February 15th. The best thing about this fundraiser is that all proceeds will be supporting this local Herington organization and the prizes awarded to the students for working hard to raise this money. More information on the Herington Hearts organization can be found on the students’ packet or by contacting Mr. Morgan.
NOTICE that Senior Recognition Night for Winter Sports will be held Tuesday, February 12th (not the 19th as indicated on the calendar) between the Girls and Boys Varsity Games. We will recognize Senior Band Members, Cheerleaders, Dance and Basketball Players.
Chase County Wrestling Invitational Saturday, February 9th. First round beginning approximately 9:30.
Home games vs Goessel, Friday, February 8th. 4:30 High School Gym - JV Boys 4:30 Middle School Gym - JV Girls 6:00 High School Gym - Varsity Girls 6:00 Middle School Gym - C boys 2 quarters 7:30 High School Gym - Varsity Boys
The following individual players received Kansas Volleyball Association All-Academic honors. The All-Academic First Team consists of those players who were letter winners and had a 4.0 GPA or higher, and those with a 3.75 to 3.99 were named Honorable Mention. Herington High School is proud to present three players to the All-Academic 1st Team: Emilie Roe, McKenzie Shippy and Carrie Roe. Four players received All-Academic Honorable Mention: Makayla Coup, Hannah Pohlman, Halle Rutschman and Tristyn Kremeier. Great Job Lady Railer Volleyball Players.
Just a reminder there is a middle school student council meeting at 7:30 AM on Friday, February 8th. Please remember your breakfast items!
Herington Schools will be canceled tomorrow Thursday February 7th due to weather conditions
Due to icy conditions Herington Schools will be closed today.
High School Games Tuesday, February 5th will be played at Hope High School. 6 pm girls varsity and 2 quarters of JV boys 7:30 Boys Varsity and JV Girls
Congratulations King Cordell Kickhaefer and Queen McKenzie Shippy.
Congratulations to our Dickinson County Spelling Bee Champion, Kira Carver! And 1st Runner-up, Aiden Thibodeau! They won the top spots competing against 34 other spellers from Dickinson County, Wednesday, January 30 in Abilene. The competition heated up with both contestants battling against each other, starting in the 3rd round and finally ending in Round 20. Kira will head to the State Spelling Bee held in Wichita, March 9. If she is unable to attend, Aiden will go as her alternate. Also in the competition representing HMS were Eighth Grader Kahlen Mefford, Seventh Graders, Sophia Weber, and Ciara Smith, and Sixth Grader Nadiyya Sensemeier. Sponsor was Amy Coup, HMS Language Arts teacher.
Want to increase your ACT score? There will be an ACT test prep class Monday, Feb 11 8:30am-1:14 pm at the Herington High School. This class includes practical and relevant information on how to increase your ACT score. It show you how to control the test and not let it control you! This is not a practice test! Please sign up by Monday Feb, 4th.
McKenzie Shippy is the daughter of Brian and Carrie Shippy. McKenzie thinks that she was selected due to the fact that she is a vocal leader in the school, involved in the classroom and always willing to help others. Throughout high school, she has participated in FBLA, HOSA, NHS, FCCLA,TreeHuggers, Mentor Program, Student Council Cheerleading, Volleyball, Basketball,and Track. Mrs. Beye believes that McKenzie was selected because she is involved in a variety of school activities. She serves as a leader not only on the sports field but also in the classroom and in her organizations. McKenzie presents herself with opportunities to better herself everyday. That will take her far in her future endeavors. Congratulations, McKenzie!
Schedule of tonight's Junior High Games vs Rural Vista at Herington - 8th Grade Recognition Night! 4:30 HS Gym B Girls MS Gym B Boys 5:30 HS Gym A Girls followed by 8th Grade Rec then A Boys 6:30 or Following 8th grade Rec A Boys - HS Gym 2 Quarters of C Girls - MS Gym
Wrestling Parents Night will be held Thursday, January 31st.
High School Game Schedule at Little River, January 29th 4:00 JV girls 5:15 JV boys 6:30 V girls 7:45 V boys Games will be played in Little River
JH Basketball parents night will take place between the girls and boys A games
It’s Winter 2019 Glo-Co Homecoming Week High School Students are encouraged to participate in Spirit Week!! Monday-pajama day Tuesday-meme/vine Wednesday-Mean Girl day Thursday-Yee-Yee/Yee-Haw Day Friday-Neon Day (student section at the basketball game is Neon too) Freshman-neon blue Sophomores-neon green Juniors-neon orange Seniors-neon pink
It’s Winter 2019 Homecoming Week Middle School Students are encouraged to participate in Spirit Week!! Monday-pajama day Tuesday-twin day Wednesday-vine/meme day Thursday-Railer Pride Day Friday-Neon Day (student section at the basketball game is Neon too) 6-neon Blue 7-neon orange 8-neon yellow
Herington FBLA Results from the District Contest Monday, January 21st at Herington High School GREAT JOB HERINGTON FBLA Overall Team Placing: 2nd Place Client Service 3rd place- Makayla Coup, Herington 5th place- Kloie McIntrye, Herington Introduction to Business Presentation 4th place- Herington High School - Megan Mortenson, Emma Alt, Maddi Becker Introduction to Public Speaking 3rd place- Carrie Roe, Herington Banking and Financial Systems 2nd place- Herington High School- Sarah Biehler, Grace Diekmann, Emilee Diekmann Entrepreneurship 8th place- Herington High School - Gabriella Harbaugh, Trystyn Kremeier, Halle Rutschman Hospitality Management 3rd place- Herington High School-Payten Schneider, Emilie Roe, Hannah Oswald Sports and Entertainment Management 4th place- Herington High School - Craig Rutschman, Conner Larossa, Matthew Anschtz Job Interview 3rd place- Hannah Oswald, Herington 4th place- Madi Becker, Herington Future Business Leader 1st Place - McKenzie Shippy, Herington Accounting I 6th place- Sarah Biehler, Herington 9th place- Emilee Diekmann, Herington Advertising 6th place- Lainey Monnington, Herington 7th place- Hailey Delisle, Herington Agribusiness 3rd place- Logan Diekmann, Herington 6th place- Gene Hanson, Herington 7th place- Emilee Diekmann, Herington Business Calculations 9th place- Hailey Delisle, Herington Business Communications 4th place- Lainey Monnington, Herington 6th place- Hailey Delisle, Herington 7th place-Emilie Roe, Herington Health Care Administration 6th place-Jacelynne Griffith, Herington Help Desk 4th place- Hannah Oswald, Herington 6th place- Myranda Stika, Herington Insurance and Risk Management 2nd place- Gene Hansen, Herington Journalism 8th Place Emilie Roe Herington 9th Place Kiersten Kamholtz Herington Organization Leadership 5th place-Carrie Roe, Herington 10th place- Payten Schneider, Herington Personal Finance 6th place-Sarah Biehler, Herington 9th place-Lainey Monnington, Herington Political Science 5th place- Makayla Coup, Herington 6th place- Lainey Monnington, Herington Introduction to Financial Math 2nd place- Carrie Roe, Herington 5th place- Emma Alt, Herington Introduction to FBLA 4th place-Carrie Roe, Herington 6th place-Megan Mortensen, Herington 8th place-Gabriella Harbaugh, Herington 9th place- Jessica Mascareno, Herington Team Scores: 1st Place - Nemaha Central - 259 2nd Place - Herington - 226 3rd Place - Rossville - 221 4th Place - Hope - 204 5th Place - Junction City - 201 6th Place - Wamego - 185 7th Place - Rock Creek - 165 8th Place - Seaman - 110 9th Place - Topeka Hayden - 109 10th Place - Chapman - 106
There will be an 8th grade parent meeting on Sunday, January 27 at 5 pm in the high school commons area.
High School Basketball at Northern Heights Friday, January 25th: Games start at 4:45 Main Gym JV Boys V Girls V Boys South Gym JV Girls C Boys
Menus for Thursday and Friday have changed. They are: THURSDAY: Breakfast- •WG Pancake/Sausage on a Stick •Honeydew Melon •Assorted Juice Lunch- •Baked Chicken Drumstick •WG Biscuit •Fresh Broccoli •Fresh Grape Tomatoes •Pineapple Chunks •Canned Fruit Choice FRIDAY: Breakfast- •WG Bacon Scramble Pizza •Sliced Pears •Fresh Grapes Lunch- •Salisbury Steaks •WG Apple Bosco Stick •Mashed Potatoes w/gravy •Green Beans •Applesauce •Canned Fruit Choice
This is a reminder to all High School homecoming attendants and king and queen candidates: Tomorrow (Thursday) we will be taking pictures for the paper, programs, and social media sites. Please dress nice; girls maybe in a nice casual dress with a cardigan over, boys nice pants and shirt. Meet in the HS library at the beginning of 4th hour. Any questions, see Ms. Hawkins!
Have you heard about L.I.F.E. at HES? L.I.F.E. is the LIteracy-Integrated Family Engagement program for Kansas Reading Roadmap. It is a key component in our overall strategy for improving literacy for children in kindergarten through third grade. L.I.F.E. is designed to bring families and schools together to create supportive connections that will deepen children's relationships with their parents and enhance their literacy skills. The program provides emotional and academic experiences aimed at increasing a child's reading skills and supporting a culture of literacy at home. Each week's activities are designed to bring families closer together and connect them more closely to our school community. The L.I.F.E. program at HES meets each Monday for eight weeks. The spring session begins Feb. 4. If you would like to participate in L.I.F.E., please contact Deana Baldwin by calling (785)414-8161 or emailing email@example.com
We are happy to announce our 2018-2019 HES Spelling Bee winners. Congratulations to First Place Winner Raquel L., Second Place Winner Mariah K., Third Place Winner and Alternate Henry N. Raquel and Mariah will represent HES at the Dickinson County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Abilene High School. Henry will accompany them. #growinglearners
Herington school buses will be running early today. Because of inclement weather Herington schools will be letting out at 1:00 today, but your student will be able to ride the bus home. Thank you.
A special guest visited the preschool classrooms on Jan. 16 to demonstrate how to use a sewing machine as part of their unit study on clothing. The special guest is Megan Mein, FACS teacher at the high school and parent of one of the preschoolers. The students learned about how the sewing machine works as Mrs. Mein finished off a homemade apron for each session. Thank you Mrs. Mein for a great presentation and thoughtful gift for the classroom! #growinglearners
Because of inclement weather Herington schools will be letting out at 1:00 today. Please let your students or schools know where your child needs to go. Thank you.
Did you know that HHS now has a competing E-Sports League? Which is a highly competitive video game competition league. Dylan Felpel has won his first match in the game “Hearthstone.” Holden Coffman, Kayland Alexander, Joseph Pavich, and Jameson Davis have also won their first match in “Rocket League.” Others competing are Craig Rutschman, Victor Sanchez, and Brett Coupe in “Fortnite.” Mr. Hirsch is coaching this terrific new “sport.” Colleges have even contacted our members with interest!
A favorite activity in Mrs. Gutsch's third grade is MARSH-iplication. Using marshmallows, fruit loops, and toothpicks, students practice making models of equal groups. They then determine the repeated addition equation as well as the multiplication statement. This is a fun way to begin learning multiplication facts. The best part is eating the models when finished! #growinglearners
McKenzie Shippy submitted a video for a scholarship. Good work McKenzie. You have taken lots of opportunities to put yourself ahead of the game! Best of Luck! https://youtu.be/FdiRTdlfx98
Sophomore students visited the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) in Manhattan. They received a presentation from the director of the BRI followed by a tour of the training facility. The class does this as part of the English unit they cover over the novel The Hot Zone and studying diseases in Biology.
HMS Second Quarter Awards Assembly will be tomorrow (1.16.18) at 2:30 pm in the middle school gym.
HES Families: Mark your calendars! HES & PTO invite you and your little sweetheart to come enjoy an elementary school dance! This will be on Feb. 15th from 6:30-7:30. Drinks and snacks will be provided as well as a photobooth for pictures! Everyone is welcome but parents must attend with their child.
MS Basketball - January 21st at Herington 4:00 start time 4:00 B Boys in MS Gym A Girls in HS Gym 5:00 B Girls in MS Gym A Boys in HS Gym
MS Basketball - Thursday, January 17th 4:30 B-Team Boys MS Gym B-Team Girls HS Gym 5:30 C-Team Boys MS Gym A-Team Girls HS Gym 6:30 C Team Girls 1/2 game MS Gym A-Boys HS Gym
Home Wrestling - Tuesday, January 22nd 5:30 pm Orange Mat -Hesston vs Cheney Maroon Mat-Herington vs Halstead 6:15 pm Orange Mat-Halstead vs Cheney Maroon Mat-Herington vs Hesston 7:00 pm Orange Mat-Hesston vs Halstead Maroon Mat-Herington vs Cheney
The Cougar Classic will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The schedule is adjusted due to the weather. Tuesday schedule is as posted.
Lainey Monnington is the daughter of Trampus Monnington and Nicole and Chris Will. Lainey thinks that she was selected due to the fact that she is hard working, respectful and asks questions. Throughout high school, she has participated in FBLA, HOSA, NHS, FFA, Band and Scholar’s Bowl. Mrs. Vinduska believes that Lainey was selected because she is involved in numerous organizations, is a classroom leader and exhibits excellent character. Congratulations, Lainey!
The Elementary School Spelling Bee is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the elementary gym. The fifth grade class had a “Spell Off” in their respective classrooms before winter break. The top six spellers from each classroom will represent their classes in our annual spelling bee on Thursday. The 12 students who will compete in the Spelling Bee are Raquel L., Jesse M., Oran S., Conley B., Patricia C., Drake W., Adalyn B., Sophia K., Mariah K., Henry N., Ethan U. and Hannah P. . Family and friends are invited to attend the competition beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.
National Honor Society forms have been mailed out to prospective members. Eligible students must be a sophomore or junior with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Forms are due to Mrs. Coover by January 25th.
Mr. Rogers was an assistant principal this morning. He won a drawing for positive behavior and selected the third and final assistant principal certificate. He helped “investigate” a behavior issue and completed some classroom observations. As you can see, he put Mr. Morgan to shame with his professional dress!
Parents , The Herington Middle School C team tournament is canceled for tomorrow, January 12th. It will not be rescheduled.
Congratulations to our Herington Middle School Spelling Bee Champion, 8th grader, Kira Carver! 1st runner-up was 7th grader, Sophia Weber, and 2nd runner-up, was Ciara Smith. Other students who will be moving on to also compete in the Dickinson County Spelling Bee are, 8th Grader Kahlen Mefford, 6th Graders Aidan Thibodeau and Nadiyya Sensmeier. They were the top spellers out of 30 middle school students who all competed in the middle school’s Spelling Bee, January 9. The Dickinson County Spelling Bee will be hosted my Abilene Middle School in the Abilene High School auditorium, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at approximately 12:40 p.m.
High School Winter Homecoming Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 9-11:30 PM Elementary Cafeteria
Middle School Basketball Schedule for Monday, January 14th: 4:30 B Team Boys - MS Gym B Team Girls - HS Gym 5:30 C Team Boys - MS Gym A Team Girls - HS Gym 6:30 C Team Girls Scrimmage - MS Gym A Team Boys - HS Gym
High School vs Peabody on Friday, Janaury 11th: 4:30 JV Boys in HS Gym 6:00 Varsity Girls in HS Gym 7:30 Varsity Boys in HS Gym
Middle School Games at Elyria Christian, January 10th. 3:00 C Girls (half-game) 2 - 6 minute quarters: will start the game as second half 3:30 C Boys (half-game) 2 - 6 minute quarters: will start the game as second half 4:00 B Girls 5:00 B Boys 6:00 A Girls 7:00 A Boys *Games will start early if we are running ahead of schedule
Saturday, January 12th there is a Junior High C Team Tournament at Herington. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 am games HS Gym - Canton Galva vs Herington Boys Elem Gym - Solomon vs Goessel Boys 10:00 am games HS Gym - RV vs Herington Girls Elem Gym - Solomon vs Goessel Girls 11:00 am Boys winners HS gym; Boys losers Elem gym 12:00 Girls winners HS gym; girls losers Elem gym
The Herington Middle School Spelling Bee will be held in the MS Gym starting at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. There will be 30 spellers from 6-8 grades competing to move on to the Dickinson County Spelling Bee to be held in Abilene on Wednesday, January 23. Written by Amy Coup
Early Country Bus Calls - If you have a student that rides a country bus and you need to contact the bus driver because of illness or some other reason. Please call 785-258-0415 . Thank you!
The middle school staff members chose 8 th grader, Cordell Stiles, as the December Student of the Month. Cordell has participated in football, basketball, track, and band while attending Herington Middle School for the last two and half years. Cordell believes the staff chose him as student of the month because he follows the Railway Expectations in the classroom, hallways, and extracurricular activities and he is willing to help younger peers at sports practices. Cordell is the son of Vernonda and Dustin Stiles. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Attention Parents of K-3 Students: Reading Roadmap's Literacy-Integrated Family Engagement program, or LIFE, is a key component of our overall strategy for improving literacy for K-3 children. LIFE is designed to bring families together with schools to create supportive connections that will deepen children's relationships with their parents and enhance their literacy skills. Families that are connected to schools and to a community of parents are more likely to reach out to their child's school and to each other for support. LIFE sessions facilitate emotional and academic experiences aimed at increasing a child's reading skills while supporting a culture of literacy at home. Each week features activities to bring families closer together and create closer connections between families and our school. Parents and children work together to become lifelong learners and readers. The spring 2019 session begins on Jan. 28. Contact Deana Baldwin if you'd like to improve your power as a parent! She can be reached by calling 785-414-8161 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior High games Thursday at Wakefield. 5:15 B Boys (Old Gym) 5:30 A Girls (Main) 6:30 B Girls (Old) 6:30 A Boys (Main)
Dear Parents and Guardians, As part of SCHOOL/DISTRICT commitment to students’ safety and mental health, beginning in January, 2019 we are launching an anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime-focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students who need help—not snitching. This is part of our continuous effort to increase campus and student safety, and provide students with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns. Students can use our new P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Their reports will be addressed by a trained team of school officials and law enforcement, when necessary. When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop-- or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app-- and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes. The use of anonymous reporting apps in state programs like Safe2Tell Colorado have proven to be successful in providing the tools and information needed for school officials and to proactively address concerning behaviors, potential incidents of violence, and other harmful situations on campus before they develop. We look forward to working with you and your student to continue making SCHOOL/DISTRICT a safe school.
Middle school students collected 396 non-perishable items the month of November to be donated to the local food bank inside the FRE. 8th graders, Damion Woods, Tyler Beardslee, Tabitha Wallace and Davanne Schaffer delivered the items last week. The event was sponsored by middle school Student Council!
Senior Class: Reminder that Red Wheel will be here tomorrow at 330. You need to make arrangements to get it.
K-2 HES families: tonight is the winter music program! Students can arrive and head to the classrooms between 6:30-6:45 and the program will begin at 7:00 in the elementary gym. 3-5 will have their program tomorrow at 7:00. We will still be having KRR after school so if your student is not going to be attending after school please notify the office!
HeringtonHigh School Boys Basketball Parent meeting will be held Tuesday December 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Please Come
HMS basketball teams split with Rural Vista tonight with the girls team’s comeback falling a little short in a 37-24 defeat while the boys team came through with a 32-28 victory. Great games, Railers!
Congratulations to the following students who completed their Certified Nursing Assistant program today: Draven Krueger, Emma Bigham, Jacelynne Griffith, Grace Diekmann, Makenna Davis, Payten Schneider and Kaylee Slater. A big thank you to Kathy Kershner who was the students clinical instructor. We appreciate all that you do for our Health Science program.
Hailey Delisle is the daughter of Alan and Naomi Delisle. Hailey thinks she was selected because she is involved in activities and asks for help from teachers before and after school. Throughout high school, she has participated in Cheer, Dance Team, Scholars Bowl, the Mentor Program, FCCLA, FBLA, HOSA, FFA, NHS, Student Council, Treehuggers, Drama Club, Choir, and tutoring. Mrs. Gonzolas believes “Hailey was chosen as Student of the Month because she is a leader who is willing to help others whenever necessary. Also, she works hard to do well in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.” Congratulations, Hailey!
The middle school staff members chose 7 th grader, Tyler Urbanek, as the November Student of the Month. Tyler has participated in volleyball, basketball, track, band and Student Council during her 2 years at the middle school. Tyler feels that the teachers chose her as student of the month because she is focused and works hard in and out of the classroom and that she is kind to everyone. Tyler is the daughter of Leann and Andy Urbanek.
HES Families: Final reminder! Meal and BINGO tonight in the elementary cafe from 5:00-6:30. Lots of fun and prizes! Hope to see you there!
Hello, This is to inform Middle School Parents that the game scheduled to be played tonight at canton Galva will now be played, here in Herington. Games will begin at 4:30 today. Thank you.
Middle School Basketball will take pictures right after school today for the Herington Times. All players bring white uniforms for pictures.
GAMES FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH ARE AT HERINGTON NOT CANTON GALVA!!!!! The schedule is as follows: Middle School Gym 4:30 B-Team Boys C-Team Boys No C Girls High School Gym 4:30 1/2 B Girls Followed by A Girls Followed by A Boys
ATTENTION Parents of High School Students. ACT Prep Test Prep WHEN: Monday, Feb. 11 / 8: 30 am – 1:15 pm WHERE: Herington High School COST: $15 per student for Herington HS students $45 for out-of-district students Make checks payable to Herington High School.
HES Families: Please join us for BINGO night this Thursday, Nov. 29! We will have a hot dog meal at 5:00 followed by BINGO. Meal is a free will donation (until the food runs out) and BINGO cards can be purchased for a $1 (multiple cards can be purchased). This will all take place in the elementary cafe now that we are hosting HMS basketball games. Lots of prizes and fun to be had!
Attention seniors. Red Wheel orders are due Thursday morning to Mrs Beye.
Addition to the December calendar. 6-12 Vocal/Band Concert will be on December 16th at 2:00 pm.
ATTENTION MS BASKETBALL PARENTS: Your players shooting shirts have arrived. They will need to pay $20. to the MS office before they can get their shirt. Thank you.
USD 487 Menu for Week of 11/26 Mon- No School Tues- Pig in a Blanket We’d- Burrito w/Salsa Thur- Cheeseburger Fri- Taco Salad
Middle school students please remember to bring your non-perishable items for the canned food drive by Friday! We need to collect 700 items to be able to use cell phones during the chill out afternoon!
Kira Carver was entered into the "Poster Art Contest for Kansas DOT, KTA, and other safety organizations" by Ms. Matz her art teacher. Students were asked to enter artwork showing their thoughts on "Put the Brakes on Fatalities." Kira Carver's artwork was one of the winners and was presented with a new bicycle during the HMS Awards Assembly.
Herington USD 487 will be closed all day Monday, November 26 due to weather conditions
Congratulations to Herington High School students who met their can drive goal of 600 cans. We collected 628! Students will donate their canned goods to the Family Resource Exchange. The can drive was sponsored by National Honor Society. Students will get to participate in the Big Chill Day on December 20th as a reward for meeting their goal.
JH BASKETBALL 11/19/18 @ HOME GAMES MONDAY WILL START AT 4:30 PM Schedule vs Solomon HS Gym 4:30 B-Girls Followed by A-Girls then A-Boys MS Gym 4:30 B-Boys Followed by C-Boys then C-Girls
The middle school staff members chose 6 th grader, Harley LaRosa, as the October Student of the Month. Harley has participated in volleyball and Student Council since she began middle school in August. Harley believes she was chosen as student of the month because she works hard in her classes and wants to be a good example of following the railway expectations. Harley is the daughter of Eric and Debbie LaRosa. Written by Amanda Hawkins
HES families: We are rescheduling BINGO night for November 29th in the HES cafe and gym. We will follow the same schedule - free will donation meal until the food runs out at 5:00, and BINGO games from 5:30-6:30. BINGO cards can be purchased for $1 each (not limited to one per person). Hope to see you there!
Junior High Basketball opens their season tomorrow night in Peabody. Games are played in the Main Gym starting at 4:30. 4:30 B Team Boys (1/2), 5:00 A Team Girls, and 6:00 A Team Boys. Good Luck Railers!
HES Families: We are collecting canned food items for an Angel Tree Program to help local families in need this upcoming holiday season. The class with the most canned food items donated will win a class pizza party! We will be doing this for the next few weeks. Thanks!
Geometry students put their skills to the test to determine if triangles with various properties were congruent or not. Student A drew one triangle with the given properties, and Student B drew a different triangle with the given properties. Then the groups discussed whether the triangles were congruent or not based on their side lengths and angle measures.
Congratulations to the addition to the HHS 2018-19 Dance Team Jillian French Lexi Schaffer Makenzie Shippy Kloie McIntyre Julianna Fisher
Herington Middle and High School is pleased to welcome Jeff Yalden to our community on November 13th, 2018 at 6:30 in the Elementary School. We discovered Jeff Yalden when we searched for a relevant motivational speaker who caters his message to schools’ themes and programs. His specialties include speaking on and training suicide prevention, raising awareness regarding mental health issues, and providing coping mechanisms for crisis situations.
ATTENTION HES PARENTS there will be no after school program tonight because of the weather conditions. All students will be dismissed at 3:35.
ATTENTION HES PARENTS there will be no after school program tonight because of the weather conditions. All students will be dismissed at 3:35.
Mrs. Vinduska's psychology class attended "Behavior Mania" at McPherson University. Students participated in six different psychology related activities with McPherson University professors and students. A class favorite was a session titled "The Pendulum Knows" during which students used the power of their minds to swing a pendulum over a target. Afterwards, the students learned the psychology behind the swinging pendulum.
The Freshman and Sophomore girls trip to Salina tomorrow has been cancelled due to weather. We will try to re-schedule at a later date.
Students Attend National Fall Leadership Conference. Thirteen FBLA members from Herington High School attended the National Fall Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois on November 1-3. On this trip, the students attended interactive sessions such as Lead Like a Zebra and Growing Your Potential, which emphasized the importance of having confidence and acting with integrity. The students also got to explore Chicago. They visited Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and the Magnificent Mile. They also tried the famous deep dish pizza. Written by Emilie Roe
National Honor Society is hosting a canned food drive from now until November the 16th at the high school. Our goal is 600 cans.
Emilie Roe, daughter of Kenny and Tammie Roe, has been awarded Student of the Month for October. Emilie thinks she was selected because she works hard and is involved in many activities. Throughout her high school years, Emilie has participated in FFA, FBLA, HOSA, NHS, Band, Student Council, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Swim Team, and Softball. When asked, Mrs. Beye said, “Emilie was chosen because of her outstanding leadership skills, both on and off the volleyball court. She goes above and beyond to excel not only in the classroom but in all extracurricular activities she’s involved in.” Congratulations, Emilie!
During the month of October, the MS students collected change to support the Elsie Brooks Breast Cancer Foundation of Dickinson County. The school collected a total of $46.11. The classes competed against each other and the winning class, 8th grade, collected $24.89 followed by 6th grade with $11.33 and 7th grade $9.89. Also, on October 31st, the students and staff celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month with a Pink Out day. Students competed against each other to see who could wear the most pink. Our top three students were Avery Monnington with 44 pink items, Adrian Harris and Kahlen Mefford with 31 items. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Last week the Middle School students celebrated National Red Ribbon week with a variety of activities. Each day during the daily announcements facts relating to drugs, alcohol and the body were read to students. Monday and Wednesday students received a pencil and a tattoo promoting a drug and alcohol free life. Tuesday students wore sunglasses to shade out drugs and wore red on Thursday for the color of the national campaign. Also, during Mrs. Coup's language arts classes, students signed a banner to live a drug and alcohol free life! All events were sponsored by Student Council. Written by Amanda Hawkins
HES Parents: Also on Thursday, Nov. 8th, please join us from 5:00-6:30 for our BINGO Family Fun Night/PTO Fundraiser! This will take place in the Herington Elementary café and gymnasium. We will have a free will donation hot dog meal (until the food runs out) followed by some good old fashioned BINGO games. BINGO cards can be purchased for $1 each and folks can purchase as many cards as they would like.
HES Parents: This is a friendly reminder to please be sure to send in the $1.50 fee per student to experience the Body Venture exhibit on Thursday, Nov. 8th if you haven’t already done so. We still need some volunteers to help set-up and pack-up the exhibit so please contact Kim Diekmann, at 785-258-3234 or email@example.com.
Reminder that the Fall Activities Awards will be held tonight at 7:00 in the community building. Pancake feed will take place before the Awards. Pancakes are served from 5:00 - 6:30 for $6.00. Fall athletes from Cross Country, Volleyball and Football will be recognized.
HES Parents: Reminder that we will NOT be wearing any type of costumes tomorrow but we ARE encouraging students to “follow your dreams and be drug free” by wearing your pajamas!
The Herington Middle School 1st Quarter Awards Assembly will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 2:30 in the Middle School Gym.
HMS Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th from 4pm to 8pm. Students are encouraged to come with their parents. Report cards will be distributed at this time. No appointment needed.
HES Families: Red Ribbon Week celebration information: Wednesday – Follow Your Dreams – Be Drug Free - Wear pajamas Thursday – Life is Your Journey – Travel Drug Free -Wear a shirt with the name of a place you have visited
HES Families: Please join in with celebrating Red Ribbon Week with us next week: Monday – My Future is Bright – No Drugs in Sight Wear bright colors, neon colors and sunglasses Tuesday – Give Drugs the Boot Wear cowboy boots, rain boots – any kind of boot Wed/Thurs see next post
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SOPHOMORE-SENIOR! The Jostens Rep was at Herington High School today for class rings and Graduation items. Orders need to be placed by Tuesday. Your students have the information they need. Be sure to include tax with your orders. Tax rate is 10.5%.
Our 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to a Career Expo at the Hutchinson Mall on Tuesday November 6th. The bus will be leaving HMS at 8:30 am and will return by 2:30 pm.
HES Parents: Today our students observed an amazing “mindset mission” assembly that focused on never giving up, encouraging others, and doing their best. This assembly was free of charge! One thing we do have to do is offer yo-yos to be sold so the next school can have this same assembly opportunity. A letter went home with each student detailing how this can be purchased in the HES front office from 7:50-8:15 each morning this week. Thanks so much for the support!
Good Luck to our HHS Athletes that will be competing in Regional Cross Country and Sub State Volleyball tomorrow. Our runners will be running at 10:00 and 10:30 am in the morning. Lady Railers will take the court at 3:00 pm against Ell-Saline in the first round of Sub State. Matches are held at Herington High School. If the Lady Railers win at 3:00 they will be playing in the 6:00 match. Championship match is at 7:00 pm. Let's fill the stands!!! Good luck to all Athletes competing this weekend.
Come support the Railers as they play Canton Galva tonight in district play. Game time is at 7:00. Senior football and cross country members and their parents will he recognized at 6:45. Go Railers.
HES Parents - please return all schoolmall fundraiser packets tomorrow in order for your student to receive the backpack pet prize!
High school students.....don’t forget to wear your pink tomorrow for the pinkest person contest. Winner gets Fan of the Game seating and a free concession item.
At theBoard of Education meeting on Monday, fourth graders presented projects that they’ve recently completed. Mrs. Fish’s class has been doing an entrepreneurship project in reading class. Students worked in groups to create a business. Mrs. Kickhaefer’s students talked about the parts of an eye, and how eyes work. They have been studying the human body in science class.
HOSA students are attending the fall leadership conference today. A few of the break out sessions are on the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and LeadingAge Kansas that will focus on elder care. Leading the way is Emma Bigham who is the Kansas State HOSA President for this year. Twenty students are attending from Herington High School.
Middle School Cookie dough orders will be delivered to the Middle School on Wednesday, October 24th. The orders will be available for parents/guardians to pick up anytime from the middle school between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. If you cannot pick up during that time, please contact the office. Any questions, please contact Ms. Hawkins at the middle school.
HES picture retakes will be tomorrow - Tuesday, Oct. 16th. This is for all new students, students that were absent on our original picture date, and students that want a retake. If you want your student to have a retake, be sure to bring in your original full picture packet.
Mrs. Coup took all of the 8th graders to see a theater production of six short stories by the Chamber Theater Company, October 9. They enjoyed seeing the stories “The Raven”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, “The Necklace”, and “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. A few of these they will be studying later in class. They loved seeing the stories come to life through live theater.
Sorry for the previous typo - scentsy fundraisers will be delivered Monday, October 15th as long as the shipping doesn’t get delayed! Thanks.
All scentsy fundraiser items should be going home with students on Monday, October 12th. Thanks for your support of HES PTO!
HES Parents: Mark your calendars for a Bingo Family Fun Night/PTO Fundraiser! This will be Thursday night, November 8th from 5:00-6:30 in the HES cafe and gym. We will have a free will donation hot dog meal until the food runs out and then bingo will follow. Bingo cards can be purchased for $1 each and all proceeds will go to the HES PTO. After school students can be picked up at 5:00. Hope to see you there!
The middle school staff members chose 8 th grader, Mia Korgol, as the September Student of the Month. Mia participates in volleyball, basketball, track, band, cross country club team, swim team and Student Council. Mia believes she was chosen as student of the month because she is involved in STUCO and sports teams and is a good role model to other students in classes, STUCO, sports and other school related activities. Mia is the daughter of Kristin and Brandon Sneath. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Students focus on accurate reading and strengthen decoding skills during instructional time designed to GROW STRONG READERS! This three-student group works together to repeat a reading and is learning to self-correct mistakes. As two students take turns reading, the third student listens for errors. Herington Elementary is #growinglearners with focused skill instruction for reading and math!
SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH Conner LaRosa, son of Eric and Debbie LaRosa has been awarded Student of the Month for September. Conner thinks he was selected because of his great work ethic, and his willingness to do his best in everything he does. Throughout his high school years, Conner has participated in football, basketball, track, FBLA, HOSA, and FFA. When asked, Mr. Hirsh said, “Conner always has a positive outlook in class. He is always willing to joke and get involved in my lessons. He also keeps the rest of the class in line. But his positive energy doesn’t stop in the classroom. He is willing to help anyone who needs it and follows the rules. He’s a great example for others.”
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) are competing in Night @ the Lab at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas tonight. Students were given a topic to research 3 weeks ago and have created a trifold presentation board and three minute presentation over their assigned topic. The theme this year is conditions/diseases of the cardiovascular system. Students participating are: Emma Bigham, Jacelynne Griffith, Paytn Siegrist, Kevin Gehrke, Brody Brown, Lainey Monnington, Hannah Oswald and Jameson Davis.
Tuesday's meal will be: Chicken Enchilada Tortilla Chips w/Salsa (9-12) Grape Tomatoes/Cucumber Slices Fresh Kiwi Canned Fruit Choice Wednesday's Meal will be: BBQ Chicken Drumstick Whole Wheat Roll & Jelly Baked Beans Creamy Cole Slaw Apricot Halves Canned Fruit Choice
The kindergarten field trip planned for tomorrow (Friday, 10/5) has been postponed to Thursday, October 18th due to the forecasted rain in the area.
6th Grade Cultivating our Future Expedition In the Cultivating Our Future Expedition, students investigate agricultural technologies and the factors that affect food production in America. They also learn how most people can contribute to feeding the world through urban farming practices. Students plant their own radish garden in a clear plastic glove and make observations of the garden at different stages of growth. Students also use the engineering design process to design, construct, and test a greenhouse that meets certain construction requirements.
7th Grade Artificial Ecosystems Expedition We are preparing biospheres to observe the cycle of how matter transfers through ecosystems. In this expedition students have also conducted experiments to test the effects of acidic and basic solutions on plant growth, and how different colors of light effect the rate at which photosynthesis occurs. Written by Troy Biehler
Reminder there are Fall Sports Pictures today after school for middle school and high school sports teams.
Jeff Yalden will a guest speaker in our area on November 13, 2018 and will share his message and expertise concerning positive mental health and suicide prevention. He has toured in all 50 states and 49 countries to spread his inspirational message. He will be presenting to students at the Herington High School at 1:00pm and will also facilitate a parent and community member session at 6:30pm in Herington’s elementary gym. If you would like more information on Jeff Yalden, please visit his website: http://www.jeffyalden.com/
October 2nd (tomorrow night) the freshmen class will be providing a baked potato bar for $6.00, Frito chili pie for $3.00 and chili for $3.00 for the High School Volleyball game. concessions. We hope to see you there!
High School Volleyball Matches at Centre High School on October 4th. This is a Dual between Herington and Centre. Matches will begin at 6:00 pm. Order of play is JV, followed by back to back Varsity matches following KSHSAA Rules.
Second graders build paper towers to learn about how properties of matter can be changed. Students first built a 12-inch tower using only note cards and paper clips. Then, they had to build a tower that was strong enough to support a textbook. Students learned that weak and flimsy paper could hold up a book if used correctly. They also learned how to problem solve and make adjustments to their hypothesis. #growinglearners
Congratulations to Mark Stokes and Jaclynn Griffith, 2018 Fall Homecoming King and Queen.
HES Parents: Friendly reminder to wear maroon, orange, or Railer gear tomorrow! Also, we want to invite you to join us for the HES pep rally at 2:00 followed by parade viewing and our monthly assembly (which will probably start before our regularly scheduled 3:00 time).
Mrs. Griffiths' MTSS group is working on technical reading and writing. Technical reading requires you to follow (sometimes complex) instructions, such as a manual used by a mechanic. So students were divided into groups of 2 or 3 students. The students were given instructions on how to construct a pirate out of Lego pieces. Students pictured were trying to find the necessary Lego pieces to construct their pirate. When the groups finish, they will create their own figure and write out instructions for someone else to follow.
HES parents: We will be showing off our spirit on Friday by wearing Railer gear, orange, or maroon to school!
Herington Elementary Parents: We will be having our first site council meeting at 6:30 tomorrow in the elementary conference room or flex lab! This meeting will conclude at 7:00 and everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!
Reminder tomorrow is Pajama Day at the middle school for homecoming spirit week! Please make sure pajamas are school appropriate!
It's time to enroll in LIFE! LIFE is the Literacy Integrated Family Engagement program that is offered at Herington Elementary School for families with at least one student in a K-3 class. Sessions begin Oct. 1 at the elementary school. To enroll your family, please call Mrs. Baldwin at 785-414-8161. More information can be found on the accompanying flyer.
We are full for the blood drive today, so no walk-ins.
Spirit Week at HMS (9-25 to 9-28) Tuesday---Pajama Day Wednesday--Color Wars Day 6th--Black 7th--Red 8th--Blue Staff--Green Thursday--Celebrity Day Friday--Railer Pride Day
A college financial aid adviser will be giving a presentation on all things related to financial aid resources, including FAFSA information, for college bound students. Parents of senior students are highly encourage to attend. The presentation will be held on October 10th at 6:30 pm in the Herington Elementary cafeteria. Please use this link to see an overview of the financial aid process. https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid
Jeff Yalden will be a guest speaker in our area on November 13, 2018 and will share his message and expertise concerning positive mental health and suicide prevention. He has toured in all 50 states and 49 countries to spread his inspirational message. He will be presenting in White City at 8:15 am, in Hope at 10:30am, and Herington High School at 1:00pm and will also facilitate a parent and community member session at 6:30pm in Herington’s Elementary gym. If you would like more information on Jeff Yalden, please visit his website: http://www.jeffyalden.com/
Elementary parents - please join us tonight for our Title I information meeting from 5:00-6:00 in the Flex Lab!
HHS is hosting a blood drive this Friday September 21st in the high school gym. We have a few time slots still available if you would like to donate. If you are 17 or older you can go to redcrossblood.org to sign up or contact Michele Clore (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will work with you to make an appointment. Don’t forget to eat breakfast and stay hydrated before and after you donate.
Attention kindergarten parents! We need you to please complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire by Wednesday, September 19 if you haven't already done so. This is very important for our data tracking! This should only take a few minutes and can be completed on your mobile device. Please find the links below: ASQ 3: https://www.asqonline.com/family/be3649 ASQ SE 2: https://www.asqonline.com/family/2fbdee
A Middle School C-Team Triangular is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the Herington Middle School gym. The order of play for the evening is: Herington vs. Goessel, 4:30 p.m. Goessel vs. Solomon, conclusion of first match Herington vs. Solomon, conclusion of second match. Come out and support the team Monday evening!
Emilee Diekmann, daughter of Douglas and Kimberly Diekmann, has been awarded Student of the Month for August. Emilee thinks she was selected because of her particpation in different school organizations and activities. Throughout her high school years, Emilee has participated in FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Swim Team, Dickinson County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team, and Dickinson County Farm Bureau Ag Ambassadors. When asked, Mrs. Geissert said, “Emilee is a focused, serious student. She is confident, and approaches class work with that confidence. She contributes to class discussions, and she is willing to help other students when needed. Congratulations, Emilee!”
This month at Little Railers Preschool, we are focusing on the book “The Gingerbread Man”. We transformed our dramatic play center into a bakery, and our morning class is “frosting” cookies they made out of clay with a mixture of paint and glue to add to our baked goods. They even added sprinkles (died rice) to their cookies! #growinglearners
Attention Parents: Forms went home earlier this week for the dental screening to be held next week. Please return these forms no later than Friday, Sept. 14.
Friendly reminder that elementary students will be having their picture day tomorrow - Monday, September 10th!
There will be a hamburger feed before tonight’s football game vs. Centre. Meals are $6, and proceeds go to support the After Prom
Mrs. Beames fifth graders investigate the effects of mold on different foods and in different environments.
There will be a hamburger feed before tonight’s football game vs. Chase County. Meals are $6, and proceeds go to support the After Prom
Elementary students are currently selling Scentsy circles to raise money for various activities. Product sales are done by families rather than individual students, and purchases can be made until Sept. 20. Sales packets were sent home earlier this week. Individuals interested in more information about the packet should view the video at this address: https://youtu.be/-FrzHWcHlgA
Mad Hatter Lesson. Second graders explored the properties of matter in science this week by using various materials to create a hat that would protect their eyes from the sun and keep them dry in the rain. Students used the Mystery Science website to explore the lesson and used their creativity to develop the hats.
Kansas State Department of Education is requiring all schools to complete nine crisis drills throughout the year. We are having our first crisis drill tomorrow (Thursday, 8/30/18) at 10:00 a.m. Fall Crisis/Fire/Tornado Drill Dates Crisis Drill – August 30th @ 10:00 a.m. Fire Drill – September 5th @ 1:30 p.m. Crisis Drill – September 26th @ 2:00 p.m. Tornado Drill – October 4th @ 10:00 a.m. Crisis Drill – October 22nd @ 9:00 a.m. Fire Drill – November 7th @ 2:30 p.m. Crisis Drill – November 27th @ 12:00 p.m. Crisis Drill – December 17th @ 2:30 p.m.
Our new Principles of Biomiedical Science class is off and running. Last week the students documented and collected evidence from the crime scene. This week they are running tests on the evidence. Their first mission was to analyze the drugs located at the scene to identify what pills were next to the victim. Today they worked with fingerprints to identify whose prints were at the scene as well as how to find special features or minutiae of fingerprints.
Attention current Seniors and Senior parents: Herington High School will NOT be offering the ACT test to students this fall. HHS seniors wishing to take the ACT this fall will need to register for a test session at another site. Please see Mr. Pritchard for test dates and information. Current HHS Juniors will be offered the opportunity to take the ACT this Spring, at HHS, at no cost. More information and specific dates to follow for Juniors.
The watermelon feed and whitewash has been canceled and will be rescheduled for Monday, August 27th after practice.
Elementary school pictures are scheduled for September 10th!