The HHS Forensics team traveled to Wichita Collegiate today! It was a long and challenging day for MANY reasons. But it ended with some great moments!!! The team got two more state qualified events and the team pulled some really high scores in rounds. Overall, a great day! The following medaled:
*State Champs Qualified
Aiden Souza - Humorous Solo - 6th
*Brooklyn Schroeder - Serious Solo - 2nd
Tucker Morris & Courtney Naylor - IDA - 4th
*Brooklyn Schroeder & Aiden Souza - IDA - 2nd
Coach Hirsch is extremely excited and proud of the entire team. “We ran into some challenges but we faced them head on and we ended up with FANTASTIC results!”
The season is winding down. They now have 7 events qualified for state champs. They hope to raise that number in the next few weeks. The next tournament will be next Saturday the 1st at McPherson. Go Railers!!
1 day ago, Lisa Beye
HES had a terrific 80's themed literacy night! A huge thank you to Mrs. Knopp, HES staff members, Jefferson Knapp (author visiting), HHS/HMS students, Herington community members, and the HES PTO for all their help making this fun event happen! #GameOnRailers
2 days ago, Nick Morgan
HMS Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, March 29th.
We will take Class pictures along with Retakes and New Student pictures.
If you were not fond of your students Fall picture, this is the time to get a Retake.
Online order information is included in the flyer.
2 days ago, Gregg Hackerott
Warming up for state archery in Hutchinson Kansas. Good Luck!!
2 days ago, Lisa Beye
HES Families: Join us as we go Back to the 80s on Friday for Literacy Night from 6-7:30 p.m. at HES. You will be able to get your hair done in 80s style, learn some 80s dance moves, decorate a T-Shirt, make a snap bracelet, play outdoor games and board games that were popular in the 80s, listen to a story by Mrs. Susan Mueller, do a snack walk to 80s music, and possibly win a door prize.
In addition, Children's Author Jefferson Knapp will be on hand to talk about how growing up as an 80s kid in rural Kansas influences his writing. He'll have books available to purchase and have signed by him.
We're planning a fun night and hope to see you there! #GameOnRailers
3 days ago, DeAn Knopp
HES will host children's author Jefferson Knapp on Friday, March 24. Knapp is the author of the Kingdom at the End of the Driveway series, as well as co-author with several athletes and coaches, including former KSU football coach Bill Snyder. Knapp will do a presentation to HES students at 2 p.m. Friday. He also will present for families at 6 p.m. Friday in the HES gym to kick off Literacy Night.
Knapp will have books available for purchase and will personalize the books for individuals. The cost of books in the End of the Driveway series is $15 each or $65 for the complete set. The cost of other book titles varies. #GameOnRailers
3 days ago, DeAn Knopp
Kaleb Hollomon 12 has won a National Silver Medal for his photograph "Missed the Mark" in the National Scholastic Art awards that were judged in New York!! Congratulations to Kaleb and our Art Teacher Rhonda Levens for their hard work and talents!
4 days ago, Lisa Beye
2023-24 Dance Team Tryout Information! Sign up sheet is in the HS office.
5 days ago, Chelsea Barnes
HHS Winter Athletic Banquet
Thursday, March 23rd 7:00pm
Hosted at the Herington Community Center
5 days ago, Gregg Hackerott
College Comp students had the opportunity to tour the library and Washburn University, where they were able to learn about the services college libraries offer and how to access databases.
5 days ago, Chesney Clark
Applications for National Honor Society (NHS) will be emailed to Sophomore and Junior students today! Attached are the requirements. Applications will be due by March 31!
7 days ago, Chesney Clark
Free Early Childhood Screening
Developmental screenings for children ages birth to five will take place on Friday, April 14th at Herington Elementary School. 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 785-258-3234 to schedule an appointment.
If you have a child that will turn four before August 31st, 2023 and you are interested in the Little Railers Preschool program at the elementary school, please 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 Mrs. Nelson or Dr. Morgan at the elementary school with any questions at 785-258-3234.
7 days ago, Nick Morgan
The HHS forensics team started off spring break with a tournament! It was a great day in Clay Center. The team brought 16 students and had 22 events. The team ended up with 2nd place out of 16 teams!! They are incredibly excited for all their hard work paying off!!
The following medaled:
*State Champs Qualified
Karizma Matthews & Cheyenne Purkeypyle-7th-Duet
*Aidan Thibodeau & Morgan Magnett-2nd-Duet
Aiden Souza-4th-Humorous Solo
Brooklyn Schroeder-4th-Serious Solo
“Today was just awesome! We qualified a new event for state and we are getting some other events so close! We have a few more tournaments left and we know we can get more qualified!!” Coaches Hirsch & Rookstool are so extremely proud of the team.
Also a big thank you for Coach Rookstool for supplying amazing donuts today from the Clay Center bakery- The Tasty Pastry. That was incredibly generous and incredibly delicious!!
The team takes a break next week and will be ready for Wichita Collegiate on March 25th. Go Railers!!
15 days ago, Lisa Beye
The HES February student of the month is Maddox Gentz – fifth grade student in Mrs. Schneider’s Class. Maddox has become an amazing role model here at HES. He is a great friend to all of his peers and is always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He makes us laugh daily with his funny personality, which creates a fun learning environment for all of us. Maddox is also a hard worker. Not only is his work always completed on time, but he puts forth his best effort with every task that he is given. We can always count on him to do the right thing, whether we are watching or not. We are so glad to be able to get to know Maddox throughout this school year. He is such an amazing young man, and we can’t wait to see what great things the future holds for him. Maddox is the son of Jason and Brandee Gentz.
16 days ago, Nick Morgan
HES had another assistant principal today! Casen Matthews helped students with their behavior, in the lunchroom, and the office staff. He did a great job! #GameOnRailers
17 days ago, Nick Morgan
Congratulations to Eleanor Silhan for being selected for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Citizenship Award! She was nominated by the high school staff to represent HHS. One senior is chosen from each high school in Dickinson county based on the qualities of Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Eleanor and the other recipients were honored at the Abilene Library yesterday.
17 days ago, JB Pritchard
HES students in kindergarten through fourth grade had the opportunity to view a live theatre performance of Pinocchio at the Great Plains Theatre in Abilene this afternoon. A big thank you to the HES PTO for covering the costs associated with this fun field trip! #GameOnRailers
18 days ago, Nick Morgan
On 03/07/2023 Bubba Barraza participated in the Job Olympics at Kansas State University. He competed in vacuuming, sorting silverware, folding towels and washcloths, and sorting change. Bubba was even lucky enough to meet Willie the Wildcat! Bubba gave his best effort and we at HHS are super proud of his hard work!
18 days ago, Lisa Beye
HES had an assistant principal today! Evan Lawrenz accumulated points he earned with his positive behavior. He was a huge help in classrooms, the hallway, and lunchroom!