Herington High School will be hosting a Federal financial aid night on October 10th at 6:30pm in the elementary school cafeteria. All seniors and their parents are highly encouraged to attend. Here is an overview of the FAFSA process https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid
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!
More back to school reminders from Herington Elementary: #3 - Students are welcome to decorate the inside of their locker with theses limitations: no stickers/tape, no magnetic chandeliers. #4 - Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, August 14th from 5:00-6:30.
Please find these friendly back to school reminders from Herington Elementary: #1 - We are glad you are you are joining us for the upcoming school year! #2 - Each student will need a pair of shoes to wear to gym class - they do NOT need to be new (just clean on the bottom).
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