JV Girls Tourney Saturday, February 22 Tournament starts at 9:00 Herington plays at 9 and the third game
HHS Basketball Saturday, February 22, 2020 vs Northern Heights 2:00 Varsity Girls 3:30 Varsity Boys
HHS Basketball - Senior Night Friday, February 21, 2020 vs Wabaunsee 4:30 - JV Boys - High School Gym 6:00 - Varsity Girls - High School Gym 6:00 - 1/2 C Boys - Middle School Gym Parent's Night - Between Varsity Games 7:30 - Varsity Boys - High School Gym 7:30 - 1/2 JV Girls - Middle School Gym
HMS Wrestling at Herington today starting at 4:00. The meet will be held in the middle school gym. Good luck Railers!!!!
HES Families: Students have the option and are encouraged to wear a green or gray shirt in honor of one our student's birthdays on Wednesday, February 19th. This student has been battling some illness for an extended period of time and we will send a recording of the school singing happy birthday to her.
Thursday is the last chance to buy tickets for the girls basketball raffle.
Herington High School games tonight at Solomon 2/18/2020 Main Gym- 6:00 Varsity Girls 7:30 Varsity Boys- Senior Night event for a couple kids between the varsity games. Second Gym- 5:45 JV Boys 6:45 1/2 C Boys 7:30 or following Varsity Girls is the JV Girls game.
Today was the first Forensics Tournament for HHS at Southeast of Saline HS. They took a great first group! Those who medaled were: Logan Diekmann-6th place in Extemp Madi Becker-3rd place in Impromptu Speaking Jessica Mascareno & Madi Becker-1st place in I.D.A. (This also qualifies them for state forensics in May) The team also got a trophy for being Champions!!! Such a great first tournament!! Coach Hirsch could not be more pleased! Everyone did fantastic today and did HHS proud! There are still about 20 other students working on pieces to take to tournaments. The team will be a force to be reckoned with this season! Go HHS!!
HHS basketball games at Goessel 2-14-2020 4:30 JV boys - MS Gym 4:30 JV girls - HS Gym 5:45 C boys 1/2 game - MS Gym 6:00 Varsity girls - HS Gym 7:30 Varsity boys - HS Gym
HES Families: Mark you calendars! We have rescheduled the Little Sweethearts Dance for Thursday, February 27th from 6:00-7:30. We have also rescheduled Literacy Night for Friday, March 27th from 6:00-8:00. Both of these are free of charge and we look forward to seeing you there!
HES After School Program Families: Reminder that we will not be having our KRR after school program next week (Feb. 17th-20th) because of parent teacher conferences.
HES Families: We will not have our Little Sweetheart Dance tonight.
Good evening, due to extremely cold temperatures and potentially slick roads, Herington schools will be closed Thursday February 13th.
Parents, This is to notify you that there will be no county spelling bee this afternoon and No K R R after school program or LIFE program for the elementary. There will also be no Middle School Wrestling practice tonight for Unified School District 4 8 7 .
There has been a change to the basketball game schedule for tonight. 4:30pm 1/2 JV Girls, 5:00pm 1/2 JV Boys, 6:00pm Varsity Girls, 7:30pm Varsity Boys. Go Railers!
HHS Varsity Basketball Teams swept Solomon tonight! The Lady Railers defeated Solomon 52-33 and the Railers won 43-42. See you tomorrow night as Herington takes on Rural Vista. JV Girls at 4:30, Varsity Girls and 1/2 JV Boys at 6:00, Varsity Boys at 7:30. Go Railers!
HHS Basketball at Herington Tuesday, February 11th vs Rural Vista JV Girls 4:30 - High School Gym Varsity Girls 6:00 - High School Gym 1/2 JV Boys 6:00 - Middle School Gym Varsity Boys 7:30 - High School Gym
HHS Basketball at Herington Monday, February 10th - Make Up Game vs Solomon JV Boys 4:30 - High School Gym Varsity Girls 6:00 - High School Gym 1/2 C Boys 6:00 - Middle School Gym Varsity Boys 7:30 - High School Gym 1/2 JV Girls 7:30 - Middle School Gym
HHS Basketball at Wakefield 2-7-2020 6:00 Varsity Girls 7:30 Varsity Boys no jv games
HHS will host a Wrestling Meet tonight starting at 5:00pm. This will be the only home meet of the season. Come out and cheer on the Railer Wrestling Team. See you there! Go Railers!
8th grade students, you will need to pick up your Krispy Kreme Donut order at the middle school on Saturday, February 8th between 9:30-10:00 AM.
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Lucas Vinduska, as the January Student of the Month. Lucas participates in band, basketball, and swim team. Lucas believes he was chosen as student of the month because he has set a goal for himself to be a better student and he works hard daily to reach that goal. He also believes he tries his best to help others as much as he can. Lucas is the son of Laura and Bob Vinduska.
Congratulations Gabby Carnes and Griffin Lindsey, 2020 Winter Homecoming Queen and King.
Herington USD 487 is accepting applications for a Daily Route Bus Driver. Activity Trips may also be available. The District will help you obtain a CDL License, if you don’t have one. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Larry Mein at 785-258-0415. Applications may be obtained and returned to the Board of Education office, 19 N. Broadway. EOE
Tuesday Feb 4 HS Basketball vs Little River and Homecoming schedule: JV girls 4:30, varsity girls 6:00 JV boys 6:00, varsity boys 7:30 The crowning ceremony will be at halftime of varsity boys game.
MONDAY, February 3rd: *Breakfast- WG Breakfast Round, Citrus Salad, Assorted Juice *Lunch- Country Style Steak, WW Roll & Jelly, Mashed Potatoes & Country Gravy, Fresh Broccoli Florets, Fresh Orange, Canned Fruit Choice. TUESDAY, February 4th: *Breakfast- WG Banana Bread, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail *Lunch- Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Green Peas, Green Bell Pepper Strips, Fresh Banana, Canned Fruit Choice WEDNESDAY, February 5th: *Breakfast- WG Pancakes, Sausage Links, Fresh Pineapple, Assorted Juice *Lunch- WG Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad, Red Bell Pepper Strips, Celery Sticks (9-12), Pineapple Chunks, Canned Fruit Choice THURSDAY, February 6th: *Breakfast- WG Sausage Breakfast Pizza, Sliced Pears, Fresh Oranges *Lunch- Cheese Enchilada, Shredded Romaine Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Seasoned Corn, Fresh Apple Half, Canned Fruit Choice FRIDAY, February 7th: *Breakfast- WG Cinnamon Roll Mini, Tropical Fruit, Assorted Juice *Lunch- Breaded Chicken Patty, Whole Wheat Roll w/Honey, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, Apricot Halves, Canned Fruit Choice
HES Families: Please mark your calendars and join us for the CORRECTED following dates: - All School Assembly on Friday, February 7th @ 3:00 in the HES Gym (rescheduled from 1/31) - HES/PTO Little Sweetheart Dance on Thursday, February 13th @ 6:00 in the HES Cafe/Gym (free of charge) - We are working on rescheduling our literacy night for some time this spring and will communicate that date out ASAP!
HMS Games 2-3-2020 At Herington vs Rural Vista 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 ½ C-Team Girls - MS Gym A-Team Boys - HS Gym
HHS will not being playing in the JV tourney at Goessel Saturday.
HMS will not be attending the C Team Tourney at Goessel on Saturday.
Good evening. Herington schools will be closed on Friday January 31st due to higher than average student and staff illness. Homecoming activities will be rescheduled to February 4th. The homecoming dance will take place on February 8th. Northern Heights Basketball make-up game to be determined.
Herington High School January Student of the Month Carrie Roe Carrie Roe is the daughter of Tammie and Kenny Roe. Carrie believes she was chosen because she is “hard working, a determined student with big goals for myself. I maintain a 4.0 GPA wile still being involved in multiple extracurricular activities that have allowed me to get out of my comfort zone and grow as a person. I always strive to be the best person I can be to act as a role model and leader to younger students at Herington.” Carrie is a Junior who involves herself in volleyball, basketball, track, FBLA, FFA, Student Council, NHS, Scholar’s Bowl, Forensics, and is currently her Class President. When asked, Mrs. Beye said, “Carrie has developed into an exceptional leader over the past year. She has worked hard to change her way of thinking and realizes the importance of being a positive leader in her school, community and state. I am very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to what is to come for her in the future.” CONGRATULATIONS CARRIE!
Tonight we will recognize 8th Grade Cheerleaders and Basketball players after the A-Team Girls game, approximately 6:15pm. Go Railers!
January 30th MS Basketball vs Centre 8th Grade Recognition will take place between the A Girls game and the A Boys game, approximately at 6:15. Parents/Guardians will escort their 8th grade basketball team member during the recognition ceremony. See you there! Go Railers! Middle School Gym High School Gym B-Team Girls 4:30 B-Team Boys C-Team Boys 5:30 A-Team Girls C-Team Girls 6:30 A-Team Boys
Correction to the previous post about the HMS games tomorrow night. B Team Boys will play in the high school gym and B Team Girls in the middle school gym.
HMS Games at Herington, Thursday, January 30th against Centre. 4:30 B Team Boys - MS Gym 4:30 B Team Girls - MS Gym 5:30 C Team Boys - MS Gym 5:30 A Team Girls - HS Gym 8th Grade Recognition: We will recognize our 8th graders before the A-Team boys game. 6:30 C Team Girls - MS Gym 6:30 A Team Boys - HS Gym
Herington USD 487 is looking for food service substitutes. If interested please contact Stephanie Stover at 785-258-2261 or email email@example.com.
HES Families - We are excited to announce that our school is participating in the SchoolMall program. Your student received an envelope with the words Parents Please Help Us across the top. Please take 10 minutes to complete the materials in the envelope and return them to school by Friday, January 31st. That is all you have to do for your student to earn a prize and our school to earn money. Thanks so much for your support and please call the office if you have any questions.
HES Families, We are very excited about our local athletic teams this week! It’s homecoming at HHS and the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl. Please feel free to participate in the following spirit days if you would like: "Winning Wednesday" - Kansas City Chiefs Gear "Tailgate Thursday" - Hats and Sunglasses "Maroon & Orange or Red Friday" - Railers or Chiefs Gear Good luck Railers and Chiefs!
Good job HMS!! Both girls and boys beat Wakefield. Girls won 38 - 21 and Boys won 36 - 23.
Just a reminder Monday kicks off the Middle School’s Winter Homecoming spirit week! Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school! Remember all outfits during spirit week need to be school appropriate!
Both Railers teams will play in the 5th place games tomorrow after victories tonight. The girls will play at 2:00pm vs Elyria and the boys will play at 3:30 vs Rural Vista. Go Railers!
Our Railer Basketball teams will compete in the Centre Tournament tonight! Girls will play Solomon at 7:00pm and the Boys will compete against Marion at 8:30pm. See you there!
Junior High Games at Little River Thursday, January 23rd Little River Gymnasium, 430 Waverly Street Start Time 4:00 pm 1/2 JV G, 1/2 JV B, V G, V B
The Herington Middle School Spelling Bee will take place today in the MS Gym starting at 1:00 pm.
Railer Basketball will be at the Centre Classic tonight! The girls will take on Marion at 4:00 and the boys play Peabody-Burns at 5:30. Go Railers!
Changes to the Menu Tuesday: •Fiestada Pizza •Baby Carrots •Fresh Broccoli Florets •Fresh Grapes •Canned Fruit Choice Wednesday: •Cheeseburger in WG Bun •Dk Green Leaf Lettuce •Tomato Slices •Oven Fries •Red Bell Pepper Strips •Fresh Orange •Canned Fruit Choice Thursday: •Salisbury Steak •Whole Wheat Roll w/Jelly •Mashed Potatoes w/brown gravy •Green Beans •Applesauce •Canned Fruit Choice Friday: •Baked Chicken Drumstick • Biscuit w/honey •Fresh Broccoli Florets •Fresh Grape Tomatoes •Pineapple Chunks •Canned Fruit Choice
Reminder that tomorrow Herington FBLA will be hosting the District III contest. If you are participating in the contest please be at the school by 8:00 am. Bring a pencil, calculator and be in dress clothes. Boys button down shirts and ties. Workers can report to the high school gym area at 8:15. Thank you to all who have volunteered their time to help.
Due to the ice day on Friday, MS STUCO will still accept sweatshirt orders until Wednesday morning. Order forms need to be turned into one of the school offices!
The Railer Wrestling team had a great day at the Halstead Invitational. The results are as follows: Colby Lollar 2nd #106 Trenton Braucher 6th #120 Ayden Lawrenz 5th #132 Junior Mathews 1st #220 Junior Matthews was also voted as Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament! Great job!
HHS Girls' basketball team are raffling a $200 gift certificate to First Choice Meats in Herington. $1 per ticket or 6 for $5 Drawing will be held at halftime of the boys' game February 21st. You do not need to be present to win. Contact one of the players or Robyn at the Board Office for tickets.
8th Grade Recognition Pictures · Sunday, January 19th at 1:30 PM at the Middle School o Enter through the main middle school doors · Bring White uniform (boys-Mrs. Becker will have yours) o Basketball Shoes o Shooting Shirt · Managers o Wear jeans and your team shirt · Should be over no later than 2:30 PM · If you need a ride or have questions, call Ms. Hawkins 989-225-7361
HHS Wrestlers will be at the Halstead Invitational. Matches will start Saturday at 9:00am.
We will play the basketball games at Peabody tonight. The bus will leave at 2:30 from the High School parking lot. There will be no JV Girls game. 4:30pm JV Boys 6:00pm V Girls 7:30pm V Boys
The HES Literacy Night scheduled for today has been postponed due to weather conditions.
Good morning. Herington schools will be closed today. Friday January 17th. Due to weather.
Reminder to HES Parents. The Literacy Fun Night is Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Herington Elementary School. There are lots of fun activities planned including a visit from Mrs. Susan, basic First Aid with EMTs, classroom escape room, building a wind turbine, cake walks and more. It's not too late to join the fun. Registrations can be turned in this week or at the event. Hope to see you there! Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rsIM7jzclZ9FFhDtZp599by9R59K8DRBIZcwGpM-Ugk/edit?usp=sharing
HMS Basketball Thursday, January 16th at Herington 4:30 B boys - MS Gym 4:30 B girls - HS Gym 5:30 C-Team Boys - MS Gym 5:30 A-Team Girls - HS Gym 6:30 C-Team Girls - MS Gym 6:30 A-Team Boys - HS Gym
HHS Basketball at home Tuesday, January 14th against Centre. High School Gym JV Boys 4:30 Varsity Girls 6:00 Varsity Boys 7:30
Middle School Student Council will be selling Railer sweatshirts this week. Below is a picture of the order form that describes the color of the sweatshirt, a picture of the design, along with the colors of the design. The cost of each sweatshirt is $20.00 plus additional costs for sizes bigger than XL. Order forms and money are due to any of the three offices by Friday, January 17th. Middle School students will be given a sweatshirt for free from their cookie dough fundraiser. Any questions, please contact Ms. Hawkins at the Middle School.
Good morning, Herington schools will have a 2 hour delay and all preschool classes are cancelled today.
The Charles McMillan Wrestling Invitational at Herington High has been cancelled for tomorrow, January 11th.
Good morning, due to weather conditions school will be dismissed at 1 p.m. today. Please stay safe throughout this weather event.
The HHS basketball games with Solomon for tonight have been postponed. We are working on rescheduling at a later date.
JH at Home tonight against Wakefield B-Team Girls 4:30 in the Middle School Gym B-Team Boys 5:30 in the Middle School Gym A-Team Girls 5:30 in the High School Gym A-Team Boys 6:30 in the High School Gym
Game schedule for tonight's High School Basketball Games at Elyria Christian High School. Schedule for the night: 4:00 JV Girls (4 - 6 min quarters) 5:00 JV Boys (4 - 6 min quarters) 6:00 Varsity Girls 7:30 Varsity Boys
Friday's HS Basketball games vs Solomon will be held at Herington High School. Games start at 4:00 pm. Go Railers! Order of Play: High School Gym Elementary School Gym JV Boys 4:00 Varsity Girls 5:30 C Boys Varsity Boys 7:00 ½ JV Girls
The Junior Railers drop two hard fought games to Centre tonight. The boys lose 30-31 and the girls come out on the short end 18-23. Both teams fought hard. Next action is for the Railes is Thursday at Herington vs Wakefield.
HES Families: Happy new year! We continue to have amazing things going on Herington Elementary School. On January 17th from 6:00-8:00 we will be having this year’s Literacy Night where we will be learning about inventions and entrepreneurs. Please be on the look out for our registration form coming home soon about this big event. We really hope to see you there! Later this month, on January 23rd, the staff members will be having their monthly data analysis meetings. During this time, the students in each grave level will be working with the DK County Extension Agency and Mrs. Hanschu to make bread and butter for the upcoming Kansas Day (Jan. 29th). In order to make this successful, the Extension Agency has requested parent volunteers to help out each grade level. Here are the times each grade will be doing this: Kindergarten/First Grade - 8:30-10:30 Second Grade/Third Grade - 1:30-3:30 Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade - 10:30-12:00, 1:00-1:30 Please let us know ASAP if you can help out by calling 785-258-3234 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. #beingallwecanbe
JR. HIGH BASKETBALL ON MONDAY, JANUARY 6th - The Jr. High basketball games will be at Centre. Games are scheduled as follows: ● A Girls Game (Main Gym) 5:00 PM ● B Boys Game (New Gym) 5:00 PM ● A Boys Game (Main Gym) 6:00 PM ● B Girls Game (New Gym) 6:00 PM ● C Girls Game (Main Gym) 7:00 PM Full C ● C Boys Game (New Gym) 7:00 PM Full C
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Leslyn Kremeier, as the December Student of the Month. Leslyn participates in band, volleyball, basketball, track, and travel volleyball. Leslyn feels that she was chosen as the student of the month because she follows the Railway expectations, does her best in the classroom and in sports. She turns in her work on time and is always willing to help others in the classroom. Leslyn is the daughter of Chris and Christine Kremeier.
Railers MS Basketball drop games to Goessel. Girls lose 23-39 and the boys drop a close one 28-31.
Friday, Dec. 20th High School Basketball at Canton-Galva. 4:30 Boys JV HS Gym 6:00 Girls Varsity HS Gym ½ C-Team Boys JH Gym 7:30 Boys Varsity HS Gym GO RAILERS!
High School December Student of the Month Megan Mortensen is the daughter of Amy and Jeff Mortensen. Megan believes she was chosen because “I am always working hard in everything I do, and try to stay focused and on task as much as I can. I strive to encourage others to be the best they can in everything they do.” Megan is a sophomore at Herington, who involves herself in: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FBLA, Scholars Bowl, Drama Club, and Band. Mrs. Beye believes “Megan was chosen for Student of the Month because she works hard in the classroom and is always willing to go above and beyond to help where needed. She is very self motivated and will get tasks done on her own without being told. Megan has a very friendly and honest personality that will get her far. She is very deserving of this honor.”
Tonight is the 6-12 Band and Vocal Concert at the High School gym starting at 7:00 pm.
MS Games at Goessel, Thursday, December 19 4:30 B girls in JH Gym; B boys in HS Gym 5:30 A girls in JH Gym; C boys in HS Gym 6:30 A boys in JH Gym; 1/2 C girls in HS Gym
The Middle School Basketball games scheduled at Bennington today have been postponed. We are looking at dates in January to reschedule the games. Go Railers!
Good evening, there will be no school tomorrow for USD 487 students due to inclement weather. Please stay safe and warm.
HMS Basketball at Bennington Monday, December 16th 5:00 Boys B 6:00 Girls A and Boys C 7:00 Boys A and Girls B
Congratulations to the wrestlers last night at Chase County! Results from 4th Annual Bulldog Jamboree JR Matthews 220 3-0 Easton Idleman 160 3-0 Clint Haas 138 1-2 Ayden Lawrenz 132. 1-1 Ridley Swader 126 1-1 Colby Lollar 113. 1-2
JH basketball at White City tonight vs Rural Vista. B Girls @ 4 B Boys @ 5 A Girls @ 6 A Boys @ 7
Mrs. Beye’s Business Essentials class went through the first round of job interviews this morning. Students chose a job of interest and completed the paperwork, resume and cover letter to apply for that job. Thank you to Susan Mueller, Deb Geissert and Bret Beye for your help this morning. The rest of the class will interview tomorrow.
Order of events for tonight’s high school basketball games at Herington vs Peabody 4:30 JV girls in high school gym 6:00 Varsity girls in high school gym and JV boys in elementary gym 7:30 Varsity boys GO RAILERS!!
High School November Student of the Month - Craig Rutschman Craig Rutschman, is the son of Kara and Kevin Rutschman, and has been awarded November Student of the Month. Craig was asked why he felt he was chosen and he said, “I believe I was chosen for my involvement in classes and the conversations I build and fuel inside the classroom. I bring passion in the classroom on topics that interest me by putting my opinions out to strike a conversation. I feel I could be friends with everybody in the school with my open connections with others. I would like to give thanks to the staff for choosing me to be November Student of the Month.” Craig is a junior who’s involved in Cross Country, Basketball, FBLA, FCCLA, and Drama Club Mr. Hirsch believes Craig was chosen because,” he has been coming out of his shell even more! He has been trying new things and still working hard in classes. Craig in the play shocked and amazed everyone that came. He was the perfect Seymour Krelborn in “Little Shop of Horrors”. It was great getting to work with him on his acting and singing. I can’t wait to see what Craig does next!”
Reminder that tonight’s middle school games are at Canton Galva. MS Basketball Dec. 5th Herington @ Canton-Galva Games are at Canton Order of Games: 4:00 girls B JH Gym 6:00 girls A HS Gym 5:00 boys B JH Gym 7:00 boys A HS Gym 6:00 boys ½ C JH Gym Admission: $5.00 for adults $3.00 for students Wheat State League passes are accepted
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Adrian Harrison, as the November Student of the Month. Adrian participates in band, volleyball, basketball, track and Herington Hearts. Adrian believes she was chosen as the student of the month for her leadership, hard work, and respect towards others in the classroom, sports field, church, and community. Adrian also feels that she tries her hardest in class to follow the rules, completes her assignments, and demonstrates exciting energy in the classroom. Adrian is the daughter of Chardy and Tony Magnett and Ryan and Stephanie Harrison.
MS Basketball Dec. 5th Herington @ Canton-Galva Games are at Canton Order of Games: 4:00 girls B JH Gym 6:00 girls A HS Gym 5:00 boys B JH Gym 7:00 boys A HS Gym 6:00 boys ½ C JH Gym Admission: $5.00 for adults $3.00 for students Wheat State League passes are accepted
Due to a scheduling error, Thursdays middle school basketball games are being held a Canton instead of the Herington. Schedule is posted on facebook and the Herington Schools website. Thank you.
HHS is competing in a food drive for the local FRE. Our goal is 500 items by December 6. All non-perishable items need to go to Ms. Clark's room to be counted!
Reminder that senior fundraiser packets and money is due today.
2019-2020 Yearbooks are now for SALE! Forms were sent home today with students to begin buying your 2019-2020 yearbook. The barcode at the bottom of the page will take you to a link to purchase the book online, or use the website on the form to order online, or you can send the form and payment back to school with your student. They are discounted from now until December 31. Buy early to save money! Extra order forms will also be available in the school offices.
Monday HMS Basketball at Solomon High School Gym 5:00 – Girls C Team Game 6:00 – Girls A Team Game 7:00 – Boys A Team Game Middle School Gym 5:00 – Boys B Team Game 6:00 – Boys C Team Game 7:00 – Girls B Team Game
Mrs Schneider's class is studying early Native Americans. While studying life on the plains the students made a life journal using symbols that represented an event for each year of their life. This activity coincides with the Lakota tribe and the annual Winter Count Calendars that they created. #beingallwecanbe
HES Families: Friendly reminder that we are celebrating our Hoops for Herington Hearts fundraiser tomorrow, November 22nd. Families are invited to participate in basketball activities during P.E. time as well as attend our all school assembly at 3:00.
HMS Basketball Games at Herington Thursday, November 21, 2019 Games played in the High School Gym 5:00½ B-Team Boys 6:00A-Team Girls 7:00A-Team Boys
HES Families: Please join us TONIGHT for our PTO sponsored BINGO night in the HES cafe. We will serve a light hot dog meal from 5:30-6:00 (while supplies last) and BINGO will begin at 6:00. BINGO cards can be purchased for $1 a piece and proceeds will go to the HES PTO. Come out for some fun and a chance to win some great prizes! Another friendly reminder to please turn in all Hoops for Herington Hearts fundraiser packets to your classroom teacher tomorrow (11/15/19)!
Fall Activities Banquet and Pancake Feed Tonight at the community building is the fall activities banquet and pancake feed. Pancake feed will begin at 5:30 followed by the high school fall awards at 7:00. See you there.
Herington Schools would like to thank all Veterans for their service to this great country today for Veterans Day. The High School Student Council created a unique opportunity for the high school students this morning. Instead of having a normal assembly where students get talked at, students were able to be talked with by Veterans. There were 11 veterans who were set up at tables. Students were free to move around the gym to learn about our community veterans and their lives. Students gave very high compliments on the event being very personal and most wished there was more time. The veterans were pleased with how respectful the students were when listening. This was a great opportunity for students to connect with community members and to learn communication skills. STUCO would like to thank all Veterans who came out today. They will be doing something like this again next year because of the success of this year!
The powder puff football and iron man volleyball games have been moved to this Saturday (11/9) from 6-8p.m. We will do volleyball first in the elementary gym.
HES Families: We hope that you will continue to collect the Box Tops for Education! The funds generated from these are extremely beneficial for the HES PTO group. Recently, Box Tops for Education has transitioned to a digital platform. Please download the Box Tops for Education application, scan your receipts, and earn cash for HES! See the attached image for more details.
HES Families: Please join us for our PTO sponsored BINGO night in the HES cafe on Thursday, November 14th. We will serve a light hot dog meal from 5:30-6:00 (while supplies last) and BINGO will begin at 6:00. BINGO cards can be purchased for $1 a piece and proceeds will go to the HES PTO. Come out for some fun and a chance to win some great prizes!
October Middle School Student of the Month The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Mason Mortensen, as the October Student of the Month. Mason participates in band, football, basketball, track, baseball, and swim team. Mason believes that he was chosen as the student of the month because even though he is a quiet student in class, he works hard to help others and gets his work done. Mason also feels that he is respectful to his teachers and coaches. Mason is the son of Amy and Jeff Mortensen.
October Student High School Student of the Month Sarah Biehler is the daughter of Donalyn and Troy Biehler. Sarah thinks that she was selected because of her hard work, and the drive to stay involved. She always does her best to set a good example for people around her, and stay focused on the goals she sets for herself. As a Junior, Sarah has been involved in FCCLA, FBLA, NHS, STUCO, Cheer, Drama Club, and is currently her class secretary. When asked, Mrs. Gonzolas said, “I feel Sarah is a great pick for Student of the Month because of her successes in and out of the classroom. In my class she is always a leader the other students can rely on for assistance. Out of the classroom, Sarah involves herself in many organizations showing her desire to be active in school and in the community." Congratulations, Sarah! You deserve this honor.
Middle School Awards Assembly will be held today at 2:30 in the Middle School Gym.
Reminder to CTSO members to turn in your fundraising packets tomorrow!!
HES Families: We are starting our Hoops for Herington Hearts fundraiser and will continue this through November 15th. We are inviting parents/families to come shoot hoops and participate in other basketball related activities on 11/22 (more info to come). Please help out our local community and achieve our goal of raising more money for this organization than we did last year! #beingallwecanbe
Fourth grade students partnered up to research facts about an animal of their choosing. They created presentations through Google to create a “newscast” to share with their classmates. The students demonstrated great insight and lots of interesting tidbits of information about their animals! #beingallwecanbe
Third graders had an excellent experience at the Eisenhower museum in Abilene, KS. on Oct. 25. They learned amazing facts all day long, and got to have a scavenger hunt of the whole campus at the end! Fun was had by everyone who attended. We would also like to give a special shoutout to the parents who volunteered their time to supervise a group. Without them this day would not of been possible! #beingallwecanbe
The HES Book Fair is now in progress. Please stop by sometime this week to find some great books. We will be open until 7:45 tonight; 8:15 a.m.-7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 8:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday; and 8:15-Noon on Thursday. We look forward to seeing you.
🏉🎃 Railer Football will travel to Valley Falls to take on the Dragons Thursday, October 31st at 7:00pm. Go Railers!
Parents - Herington Schools are currently seeking your input about our schools' strengths and areas to consider for improvements. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey found at the following link: https://forms.gle/2KtMJVHy8Xt4Np6YA
HES Families: Friendly reminder that students are welcome to dress according to our theme associated with celebrating Red Ribbon Week! Monday - #beingallwecanbe (wear camouflage) Tuesday - "red"-y to live a drug free live (wear red clothing) Wednesday - I'm dreaming of a drug free life (wear pajamas) Thursday - drugs are scary (wear fall colors: purple, orange, black, etc; bring costume for parade) We invite anyone to view the costume parade at 12:15 in the HES gym on Thursday, Oct. 31st. Please contact the office if you need a costume, the revised lunch schedule times, and costume guidelines.
Lady Rails Volleyball win their first match of sub-state defeating Republic County 20-25, 25-11, 25-13. Will play the winner of the Bennington Canton-Galva match around 7pm.
Good Luck to the HHS football team as they travel to Canton Galva tonight. Game time 7:00 pm. GO RAILERS!!
GOOD LUCK at REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY HHS!! Last Thursday was League yesterday we got medals from our league. It turns out that Koy and Craig both medaled and Trenton was one place away from medaling!! Davanne got a second medal for 3rd place in our league, 8th place overall. Awesome Job!!! Saturday regionals are at Waubunsee KS. They will run at 10:00 and 10:45 at Waubunsee High School. The races will actually end on the track. Coach Greenlee stated, "I am so proud of these kids!! This may be the last meet of the year but State isn't out of the question if we have a few or all run their best times." Lets GO, Railers!
Cookie Dough is here and needs to be picked up by 4. Thanks.
HMS wins 25-20. League Tournament Champions!!
HMS volleyball wins the first set of the championship match 25-15.
Thank you to the Herington community and the students of USD 487 for all their assistance and cooperation with this most recent investigation. Your tips and information led to the identification of the person responsible for the school threat. This person has been placed in police custody. Our commitment to student safety is strengthened when we all work together.
After extensive investigation, the school threat from Friday has not been found credible. Due to the level of anxiety created by this situation, HPD will be on campus to provide increased security. School counselors will also be available for students.
Your Wheat State League Tournament Champions! They defeated Canton-Galva 25-11, 25-17 Rural Vista 25-21, 25-20 and Goessel 26-24, 25-12 in their last three games. Railer Nation could not be more proud of these girls and coaches!
To all USD 487 parents, a general school threat was discovered, written on a picnic table, after last night's football game. Herington PD and USD 487 are actively investigating this anonymous threat. We understand this can cause a lot of emotional responses, but want to assure everyone there is no immediate danger. USD 487 staff will continue to work hard to ensure that students are safe at school. Our goal is to be transparent and forthcoming about any safety issues.
Railer Football will host Bennington for Senior Night tonight at 7:00pm. Senior Night Ceremonies for Kayland Alexander, Brody Brown, Holden Coffman, Jacob Howe, Colton Steger, and Kody White will begin at 6:45. See you there! Go Railers
The Herington Schools faculty and staff are beginning to implement the Kansas School Redesign initiative. Our purpose for this is to make sure each student has every opportunity to succeed. We want your input! Please stop by the east side of the concession stand by the end of the first quarter of tonight’s football game (10/18/19) to jot down a few words or a sentence answering this question: What do you believe a successful USD 487 student should know and/or be able to do?
HES Families: We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week at the end of the month with the following theme days: Monday, Oct 28th - #beingallwecanbe - Drug Free (wear camouflage clothes) Tuesday, Oct 29th - "Red"-y to Live a Drug Free Life (wear lots of red clothing) Wednesday, Oct 30th - I'm Dreaming of a Drug Free Life (wear pajamas) Thursday, Oct 31st - Drugs are Scary (wear fall colors and bring costume for student costume parade) Please see the note sent home with each student regarding the costume guidelines and a revised lunch schedule for Oct 31st. Contact the office with any questions and thanks for your support of HES!
Third graders have been studying Dwight D. Eisenhower and preparing to attend the historical museum in Abilene next week for their field trip! Monday was his birthday, so students in Ms. Parks's class made cards to celebrate! They also did some re grouping subtraction and figured out he would be 129 years old if he was still alive today! Happy Birthday Dwight D. Eisenhower!!
Cookie Dough will be here Tuesday October 22nd at 12:30pm. Parents, please pick up your cookie dough THAT AFTERNOON between 1:30 and 4:00. We do not have room to store it for you! Thank you!
Middle School Volleyball and Football will play host to Solomon Thursday night. Volleyball will start at 4:30pm with A team followed by B team and C team. Football will start at 6:00pm. We will also have our 8th Grade Recogniton Night for the volleyball girls after the A team volleyball game around 5:15, and at 5:45 for the football boys. Go Railers!
Fall Sports Pictures Today Reminder that high school football, cross country and volleyball sports team pictures will be taken after school. Order forms can be picked up in the high school office.
Lady Rails Volleyball splits at Waverly losing to the home team 21-25, 18-25 and defeating Marais des Cygnes 25-16, 25-20. See you at the Wheat State League tournament on Saturday.
Mrs. Coup took the Herington Middle School 8th Grade class to the Chamber Theater's ENCORE! Production at Wichita's Orpheum Theater. This production was a series of re-enactments of the classic short stories The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Necklace, The Monkey's Paw, and the Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This allowed students have just finished reading The Tell-Tale Heart, to see the story come to life on stage.
High School Volleyball at Waverly tonight. 5:00 vs Waverly 6:00 vs Marais Des Cygnes Valley Jv and Varsity play at the same time
This week, first graders in Ms. Fegan's class have been reading stories about how their bodies can move. So on Friday, they got up and moving during reading! First they did a write the room activity where they found pictures around the room and identified the beginning blend that matched. Then they warmed up their bodies and brains with a GoNoodle activity. Finally, they wrote about ways their bodies can move. Activities that were chosen included running, swimming, and dancing. #beingallwecanbe
This is to inform parents that the Herington high school homecoming ceremony will take place at 6:30 tonight at the Herington football field.
Homecoming coronation will take place at 6:30 tomorrow night before the game due to cold weather conditions. The homecoming parade will be at 2:00 pm tomorrow downtown. There will be a mini parade at the schools for the middle and grade schools. Go Railers!
HES Families: This is a friendly reminder to please make sure your student has a jacket or coat with the cooler weather already upon us. We want to keep all our Railers healthy! Thanks for your support.
Second graders just finished a science unit on the properties of matter. Over the course of the past month, students created hats through a Mystery Science lesson; experimented with melting points of candy; observed how shaving cream can be a solid, liquid and gas; made "oobleck", which can be a liquid and a solid at the same time; and had some "Spooky Science" with an Inter-Distance Learning lesson to test for "vampire blood" (reaction of vinegar and baking soda) and various other liquids on special paper. #beingallwecanbe
Middle School Games at Herington Thursday, October 10th Herington vs Wakefield MS Volleyball in the MS Gym starting at 4:30 with A team followed by B and C teams. MS Football at 6:00pm
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT’S HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL MATCHES AGAINST CENTRE Thursday, October 10 There will be no JV matches tonight Varsity will play at 6:00 and 7:00
21 FCCLA members went to Chapman for their Fall Leadership Conference. Sarah Biehler and Tristyn Killer helped organize the even as District C FCCLA officers. They were able to listen to a great Keynote Michael Coleman. And one of the the breakout sessions they made tie blankets for the Ashby House shelter in Salina.
Order of play for High School Volleyball Thursday, October 10th vs Centre at Herington. Matches are in the high school gym. 6:00 Herington vs. Centre (V) 7:00 Herington vs. Centre (JV) 8:00Herington vs Centre (V)
Second graders in Mrs. Siegrist's reading group have been reading Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. One activity they did was to practice reading directions by making chocolate no-bake cookies. They were assisted by Mrs. Mein's Culinary Arts students. After they finished the cookies, students shared with others. #beingallwecanbe
JV Football tonight vs. Goessel. Game time is 6:00pm. See you there! Go Railers!
Just a reminder that all 8th grade football and volleyball players are to meet by the community building at 5 today for pictures. Please wear your jerseys and jeans!
High School Volleyball Schedule Tuesday, October 8th at Goessel JH Gym-Old Gym 4:00 Herington JV vs. Solomon JV 5:00 Herington JV vs. Canton-Galva JV 6:00-Herington vs. Canton-Galva- Old Gym 7:00 Herington vs. Solomon-Old Gym
Good luck to the Middle School Volleyball team today at the Bennington Volleyball Tournament.
Little Railers Preschool afternoon class toured the local Barnes Heartland Foods grocery store yesterday. The field trip was the final activity for a month long unit about Pizza. The students prepared grocery lists and bought the ingredients to make their very own "from-scratch" homemade pizzas. A huge thank you to Chris and Allisha and Barnes for making the field trip so much fun! #beingallwecanbe
Students in the morning session of Little Railers Preschool toured the local Barnes Heartland Foods grocery store yesterday. The field trip was the final activity for a month long unit about Pizza. The students prepared grocery lists and bought the ingredients to make their very own "from-scratch" homemade pizzas. A huge thank you to Chris and Allisha and Barnes for making the field trip so much fun! #beingallwecanbe
The middle school staff members chose 6th grader, Isabelle Ecklund as the September Student of the Month. Isabelle participates in band, volleyball, basketball, student council, and swim team. Isabelle believes she was chosen as student of the month because she works hard in the classroom to get good grades, works well with classmates and teammates, and is kind and helpful to others. Isabelle is the daughter of Ashley and Randy Ecklund.
Science Behind The Practice! Research demonstrates that when parents read out loud to their children, they significantly increase their children’s vocabulary, cognitive skills, memory, curiosity and motivation. One of the goals of the LIFE program is to help families establish a read-aloud routine in order to maximize these benefits. #beingallwecanbe
Order of Events for the High School Volleyball at Herington, October 3rd. 3:00 Herington vs. Solomon (JV) 2 games only 4:00 Herington vs. Douglas (JV) 2 games only 5:00 Solomon vs. Douglas (JV) 2 games only 6:00 Herington vs. Douglas (V) 7:00 Solomon vs. Douglas (V) 8:00 Herington vs Solomon (V)
September Male Athlete of the Month Craig Rutschman, son of Kara and Kevin Rutschman, has been awarded male Athlete of the Month for September. Craig believes he was chosen because of his passion for the Cross Country team. “I show a lot of leadership for the team, and always give my teammates individual inspiration to do better. I have a lot of hope for the Cross Country team, and I wish for the best to my teammates and I for the rest of the season. Craig is currently a Junior who is involved in, Cross Country, Drama Club, and FBLA. When asked, Cross Country Coach, and teacher Tammy Greenley said, “Craig is an awesome young man and athlete! He has a great attitude both in school and when he is with his teammates on the cross country team. He is always quick to build them up and encourage them! He works hard and has a great work ethic both when he is racing and practicing and with his school work. He has great potential and I look forward to seeing what the season brings for him!” Congratulations Craig!
September Female Athlete of the Month Carrie Roe, daughter of Tammie and Kenny Roe has been awarded September female athlete of the month. Carrie thinks she was chosen because she has been representing Herington High at the Varsity level since Freshman year, and has worked hard in the off season and continually pushing herself and her teammates to play at the best of our abilities. Carrie is an involved Junior, who is apart of Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Swim Team, Weights, FBLA, NHS, FFA, Student Council, Drama Club, Band, Scholar’s Bowl, and is the Vice President of her class. When asked, Coach Beye said, “I think Carrie was chosen because she has worked very hard in the off season to improve her level of play. She has stepped up on her team to become a positive leader. She has realized the importance of positive leadership and what that leadership can do to the culture of a team. So far this season she has led her to team to a 12-4 start.”
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 work ethic and for being a good role model in the school. Throughout his high school years, Conner has participated in football, basketball, track, FBLA, HOSA, and FFA. When asked, Mrs. Geissert said, “Conner is a conscientious, hard working young man. He expects the best of himself, so he does whatever it takes to accomplish that. He also has a fun sense of humor, and he treats others with respect.” Congratulations Conner!
JV Football tonight at Peabody starting at 6:00 pm.
High School Volleyball Playing Schedule for Tuesday, October 1 Games played at Hope 4:00 New Gym: Herington JV vs Rural Vista JV Old Gym: Goessel JV vs Herington C 5:00 New Gym: Goessel JV vs Rural Vista JV Old Gym: Herington JV vs Wakefield JV 6:00 New Gym: Herington vs Rural Vista Old Gym: Goessel vs Wakefield 7:00 New Gym: Goessel vs Rural Vista Old Gym: Herington vs Wakefield
Theme for tonight’s game is Super Hero!!!
The MS Railer Volleyball A Team lost a tough match, 22-25, 13-22, to Bennington.
Come out and support the Railer Football Team. Start time has been moved to 6:00pm in an attempt to avoid any serious weather. Go Railers!
Reminder that Railer Cards and Money is due this week. Please turn them into Mrs. Mein before Friday. Reminder to return money and/or cards!
Herington Volleyball sweeps the night with a 25-9, 25-9 victory over Wichita Classical. Great job ladies!
Herington Volleyball defeats Goessel 25-12, 25-22. Next up Wichita Classical.
Mrs. Mortensen’s second graders had a tent party to celebrate earning 100 tickets for being safe, responsible, and respectful. Students were allowed to play school games of their choice on their computers while under the tents. It was a fun way to celebrate great behavior at school. #beingallwecanbe
Volleyball Matches at Goessel on Tuesday, September 24. GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT GOESSEL 4:00 Goessel vs Herington JV/C 5:00 Goessel vs Herington JV 6:00 Goessel vs Herington V 7:00 Herington vs Classical V Games will run ahead if needed
The JV Game for tonight has been cancelled.
The Kansas Honor Scholars Program has been a KU tradition since 1971 and has honored more than 140,000 high school seniors—from all 105 Kansas counties and approximately 360 high schools—for ranking academically in the top 10 percent of their class. It is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and to support our Kansas communities. Herington High School's Honor Scholars for the Class of 2020 are Lawson Mueller, son of Jacqueline Mueller; and Gene Hanson, son of Sherrie and Jerry Hanson. #kansashonorscholar
Come support the Railers on Friday night (9/20) at their 1st home football game against the Rural Vista Heat at 7:00 pm. We’d like to see the stands filled with supporters as we show the boys how much the community supports them. Theme Night: Hawaiian / Summer Fun We would like EVERYONE to come dressed in your best summer / Hawaiian outfit as we “BEAT THE HEAT”. Some ideas: Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, leis, straw hats, shorts, flip flops, beach towels. Let’s have a great time and a HUGE turnout!
Herington Middle School Volleyball and Football will host Little River tomorrow. Volleyball will start at 4:30 with the A team followed by the B team and C team games. The Football game will begin and 6:00pm. See you there!
Herington High School Cross Country will host their Cross Country Meet Tomorrow starting at 4:00pm at the Herington Country Club. Come on out and support our runners!
Reminder today is a 1:00 early release day.
Reminder today is an early release day. 1:00 dismissal.
FBLA Members need to pay your dues before Friday. $20 if you want a T-shirt $10 if you don’t.
Anyone still wanting a 2018-2019 yearbook please email email@example.com or call the high school office. $20.00
So proud of these kids!! Herington Cross Country kids are making things interesting!! We had two medal winners today and the other two ran good races. Davanne Schaffer got second place for JV girls and Koy Mueller got 3rd place for JV boys both are freshmen. Trenton Braucher and Craig Rutschman both ran good races!! Go Railers!!
High School Volleyball schedule for Tuesday, September 17th. 4:00 Herington JV vs Peabody JV 5:00 Herington JV vs Little River JV 6:00 Herington Varsity vs Peabody 7:00 Herington Varsity vs Little River All Herington matches will be played in the high school gym.
Ms. Burton's Ag Mechanics class built composting bins and today they added their first food waste to start the composting process! We will be taking vegetable scraps and peelings from the schools kitchen and adding them daily to our compost. The end product will then be used in the community garden.
Lady Railers Varsity team went 4-1 and took 2nd at the Centre Volleyball Tournament. Match Scores: 25-17, 25-8 vs Berean Academy 25-5, 25-9 vs Wichita Classical 22-25, 25-15, 25-21 vs Little River 25-22, 21-25, 25-10 vs Wichita Homeschool 17-25, 25-21, 22-25 vs Rural Vista in the Championship match Lady Railers are now 8-1 for the season THANK YOU SO MUCH to the student body and fans that came to cheer these girls on for 10+hours today! Your support means so much to these girls! #railerproud
The Railer Volleyball Team goes 3-0 in pool play. They defeated Berean Academy 25-17, 25-8 Wichita Classical 25-10, 25-22 and Little River 22-25, 25-15, 25-21. Will face Wichita Homeschool at 3pm in bracket play.
The High School Football JV game scheduled for Monday the 16th at Bennington has been canceled!
The Cross Country Meet at Melvern Lake has been postponed to Monday the 16th!
HMS Volleyball and Football teams will play host to Rural Vista tomorrow. Volleyball will be in the High School Gym 4:30 - A Team Volleyball. 5:30 - B and C Team Volleyball. 6:00 - Football
HHS Cross Country will run in the Lyndon Invitational at Melvern Lake Outlet Park tomorrow! Exit west off of highway 75 (directly east of the damn). 5:00 Girl"s Varsity 5:30 Boy's Varsity 6:00 Boy's and Girl's JV
Nice wins tonight Lady Railers. 4-0 so far on the season. Vs Elyria 25-19, 25-10 Vs Centre 25-15, 25-19
Railer JV Football will play host to Chase County on Monday night at 6pm.
Third grade used their MTSS time this week to read a fiction story about the history of Hershey chocolate! Today they had to invent their own chocolate bar. We talked about selling points such as a colorful wrapper, cheap prices, and add in’s such as caramel or nuts. Finally, they wrote three selling points of why you should buy their chocolate bar! 🍫🍫🍫 #beingallwecanbe
Because of Construction on Hwy 50 the best commute to the football game tonight in Chase County is to go through Council Grove. Be Safe!
Herington High School August Student of the Month Brody Brown, son of Diedra and James Bruce, has been awarded Student of the Month for August. Brody thinks that he was chosen because he feels that he is a good role model to younger kids at the school, and also a leader out on the football field. He also feels that the teachers have recognized that he has changed himself for the better after learning from his mistakes throughout high school. Throughout his high school years, Brody has been apart of the football and basketball teams. When asked, Mrs. Beye said, “Brody does what he can to help others out. He is always willing to be a positive part of the classroom and works hard to please others.” Congratulations, Brody!
Tuesday, September 10th High School Volleyball Matches at Centre Centre vs Goessel (Main Gym) 4:00 PM (JV) Herington vs Elyria (New Gym) 4:00 PM (JV) Centre vs Herington (Main Gym) 5:00 PM (JV) Goessel vs Elyria Christian (New Gym) 5:00 PM (JV) Centre vs Goessel (Main Gym) 6:00 PM (V) Herington vs Elyria (New Gym) 6:00 PM (V) Centre vs Herington (Main Gym) 7:00 PM (V) Goessel vs Elyria (New Gym) 7:00 PM (V)
Herington Middle School Student of the Month The middle school staff members chose 8th grader, Michael Beardslee, as the August Student of the Month. Michael participates in vocal, football, basketball, and track. Michael believes he was chosen as student of the month because he works hard in the classroom, is kind and respectful to teachers and other students and is willing to help out his classmates and teammates. Michael is the son of Les and Tia Beardslee.
Reminder Jostens will be here today to meet with Seniors and Sophomores. Be sure to bring your order forms and any deposits needed.
RAILER NATION!!🚂🏈 HHS Football travels to Strong City tomorrow to face Chase County! Game time is 7pm!!!
Mrs. Koehn's class completed an activity today that required them to draw a picture of themselves and then write descriptive words about their characteristics. Then, Mrs. Koehn cut the papers apart and mixed them up, and distributed the descriptions to the class. The final step was for students to read the descriptions and match them to the correct picture of each student! #beingallwecanbe
HES Families: We will be having our first Site Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 in the HES Flex Lab. We invite and encourage any parents, community members, or stakeholders to be a part of this group! Please notify us ahead of time if you are planning on attending by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much and we hope to see you Tuesday evening!
Senior class parent meeting on Sunday the 8th at 6:30 in the high school commons area.
The Railer cross country team will run at Mission Valley High School tomorrow. Girls will start at 4:45 Boys will start at 5:00 🏅 Go Railers!
Come support the Lady Railers in their first night of season play!! ****Notice - Games will be played at Herington instead of Goessel. 3:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (C) Main Gym 4:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven (JV) 5:00 Herington vs. Haven (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline (JV) 6:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven 7:00 Herington vs. Haven Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline
RAILER NATION!!🚂🏈 HHS Football Jamboree tomorrow in Melvern. Remember start time is 6pm!!!
Herington High School Volleyball ****Notice - Games will be played at Herington on Tuesday, September 3rd instead of Goessel!! 3:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (C) Main Gym 4:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven (JV) 5:00 Herington vs. Haven (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline (JV) 6:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven 7:00 Herington vs. Haven Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline
Mrs. Gutsch's third grade class enjoyed several beginning of the year activities. One meaningful experience was reading "Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes" and discussing how Pete does not let little things get him down. We brainstormed issues that get in our way sometimes, one of which is other people's words. Students then squirted out an entire mini tube of toothpaste (representing others' words) and were asked to put the toothpaste back into the tube. This proved almost impossible! The takeaway: choose your words wisely, because once they come out of your mouth, you can't put them back in! We can clean up the mess, but we cannot fully put the toothpaste back into the tube! Our focus is using meaningful and kind words and having a positive attitude. #beingallwecanbe
Thursday, August 29th 5:00 Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00 Railer Spirit Parade through downtown 6:30 Whitewash (for high school students only) & Watermelon Feed Come support the Railers as they begin their fall sports season!
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!
Middle School and High School students will be bringing home a letter describing two upcoming surveys that will be administered to students in grades 6-12. This letter went home with Middle School students yesterday and will be going home with High School students today. If you would like to opt your child out from participating in these surveys, please return the "opt out" form to your child's school by September 6, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the HMS or HHS office.
HES Families: Reminder that we have picture day tomorrow! You are welcome to return order packets to your classroom teacher, however, LifeTouch does prefer that their online ordering feature is utilized.
First graders in Mrs. Koehn's class learned that each student needs different tools to learn and that learning will look different for each student. Mrs. Koehn used band-aids to show the students that they don't always need the same treatment; instead, each student will receive what they need to make them successful! #beingallwecanbe
Dickinson county K-9 units and Herington Police department conducted a sweep for illegal substances at Herington High school this morning.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.