The Girls Basketball Store is still open. Order your Railer Gear today. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/rmnqbReq9P
The U S D 487 COVID-19 team has determined that all students in grades Pre k through 12 may return to attending school in person on Monday November 30th.
Remote Learner Meal Request Form for Nov. 23rd - 24th NOTE: IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR LAST WEEK, NO NEED TO SIGN UP FOR THIS WEEK. WILL START FRESH ON NOVEMBER 30TH. Pick up daily in the elementary school drive at the following times- Elementary school students and siblings 11:15-12:15 p.m. and Middle and High school students from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Please remember to sign up weekly to ensure that our kitchen has made the correct amount of lunches and call the office to let us know if you can't make it! https://forms.gle/SrQSkNUGt4Ae9A8NA
Seniors, check your school email. Mr. Pritchard sent you the application for the Herington Alumni Scholarship.
Reminder that the girls basketball store closes soon. All orders due by the 20th. GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM SHOP is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/rmnqbReq9P - Store Open From: November 5 - November 20, 2020
Seniors, here are a few more scholarship links that I received. https://www.ufgworthit.com/contact/scholarship-information https://gscf.org/scholarships/ https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/
Boys Basketball is also hosting an apparel store online. Check out some great Railer Gear to order. https://fancloth.shop/Y0BR6
Elementary student meal pick up time has changed. If you have an elementary student who needs a meal, your new pick up time will be between 11:15 and 12:15. Older students in your family too? You can pick up all your family's meals at one time. If you do not have an elementary student in your household, please continue to pick up your meals between 12:30 and 1:00. Thank you!
Menu changes for 11/23 and 11/24 Monday's Menu: BREAKFAST WG Powdered Donuts WG Assorted Cereal Assorted 100% Fruit Juice Milk LUNCH Breaded Chicken Drumstick Oven Fries Pineapple Tidbits Milk Tuesday's Menu: BREAKFAST WG Sweet Bread Craisins Milk LUNCH Pork Ribbet on a WG Bun Baked Beans Applesauce Milk
USD 487 Board of Education meeting will be moved to Tuesday November 17th at 6:30 p.m. Due to concerns over rising cases of COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted virtually and streamed for patrons.
Good evening, based on increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in our community, the U S D 487 COVID team decided that Herington Elementary school students will be remote learners beginning Monday November 16th. Students will not report to school that day. Teachers will be contacting families to arrange for delivery of learning materials and computers on Monday. Students will stay in remote learning until November 24th. Meals are available while we are in remote learning. Please fill out the Remote Learner meal request form on our Facebook or web page if you need meals.
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM SHOP is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/rmnqbReq9P - Store Open From: November 5 - November 20, 2020
COVID-19 team meeting--The team met last evening and determined the following learning modes: Herington Elementary students-in person until November 24th Herington Middle School students-remote learning from November 13th through November 24th Herington High School students-remote learning continues until November 24th
HHS and HMS practices are postponed until after the USD487 Board Meeting on Tuesday. The earliest we would start practices is Wednesday, November 18th. We will have an update Tuesday night after the Board Meeting. Thank you for your understanding!
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM SHOP is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team. There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below. OUR SHOP DETAILS - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/rmnqbReq9P - Store Open From: November 5 - November 16, 2020
The Middle School Student Council held a change drive the month of October to raise money for the Elsie Brooks Breast Cancer foundation. The foundation was established to help those and their family in Dickinson County. The students and staffed raised $226.26! Pictured is the student council President Adrian Harrison and Vice President, Isabelle Ecklund.
Mrs. Linda Polston was surprised when she discovered that her class had been crashed on Wednesday, Nov. 4 while she was in a meeting. During the crash, students made cards for Mrs. Polston and recorded special messages for her. Mrs. Polston has been substituting for Mrs. Amy Gutsch since the beginning of the school year and has made a great impression on students and staff. Class Crash is an opportunity for Herington Schools to recognize teachers for their outstanding dedication and talents for educating our students. One teacher will be recognized each quarter for their work. Mrs. Polston's Class Crash - https://youtu.be/-2v54pW-z84
Seniors, here are a few more scholarships that have come out. https://www.ncrpc.org/ruralvoices/ https://kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships/ https://washburn.edu/academics/leadership-institute/scholarships1.html https://www.fhsu.edu/admissions/scholarships/freshmen Email or call me if you are needing a transcript. Mr. Pritchard
Good afternoon, the U S D 487 COVID team has determined that Herington schools will continue to operate in the orange for the upcoming week.. This means that, Preschool through 8th grade students may continue to attend school in person. High school students will remain remote learners for the next week. Please continue to practice social distancing and wearing a mask when in public.
Senior Class Meeting today over Zoom. Senior parents ask your child about the meeting. Orders are due for Jostens Friday, November 13th. Email, Lisa Beye, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Remote Learner Meal Pick up beginning Tuesday November 3rd--remote learner meals may be picked up curbside in front of the Herington Elementary School from 12:30-1:00 p.m.. Please stay in your vehicle and staff members will deliver the meals to you. Thank you!
The afternoon class at Little Railers had a ghoulishly great time in preschool this afternoon. The following link is a video of them singing Halloween songs in their costumes! https://youtu.be/OqSBnNcQ0j4 #breakingout in costumes!
The AM Class at Little Railers Preschool had a spooky good time at school today! The following link is a video of them singing Halloween songs in their costumes - https://youtu.be/UIquX2kAmY0 #breakingout for Halloween Fun!
REMOTE LEARNING: Every student remote delivery During this time all instructional delivery and learning activities will take place remotely and online. Instruction: 9-12 • All students will attend their core classes remotely through live Zoom or Google Meet sessions. (ELA, Math, Science, Social Science) • Elective classes will move to live Zoom/Google Meet sessions or Edgenuity. • For HS students, Wednesday is typically designated as a project based/competency delivery day with students checking in with their advisory teacher. This Wednesday, November 4th, all classes will meet without Flex Time or PBL time included. Please join classes as you would any other day of the week. Attendance/Absences: In order for a student to be excused for an absence (both in class and remotely), a parent/guardian must contact the school. If the school doesn’t receive a call and cannot verify the absence, the student will be marked as an unexcused absence. • Students are expected to sign in to their designated Zoom/Google Meet sessions prior to the start of the class period (if live stream of instruction is happening). • Cameras must be turned on in order to be counted for attendance. • Students are expected to remain on the screen for the entire duration of the class. If your HS student is exhibiting symptoms of illness, we ask that you please call the HS office to report those symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe and healthy! Meals: Meals will be provided and available for pick up during the Remote Learning Environment. USD 487 will prepare lunch and the following day breakfast for those who desire to pick up the meals between 12:30 pm-1:00 pm each day. If you need a meal, please complete the Remote Learner Meal Request Google Form found on our school's website/Facebook page by 3:30 pm each day. Requests will be for the following day’s meal service. There are no classes scheduled to take place on Monday November 2nd, so meal service will begin on Tuesday November 3rd (please request meal service on Monday by 3:30 p.m. for Tuesday meals, Tuesday by 3:30 p.m. for Wednesday meals, etc.) Thank you for your patience and understanding! Remote Learner Meal Request Form https://forms.gle/UXg8fkv7pbQy2pra7
Good afternoon, the U S D 487 COVID team has determined that Herington schools will operate in the orange beginning Tuesday November 3rd. This means that, starting next Tuesday, Preschool through 8th grade students may continue to attend school in person. 9th-12th grade students will become remote learners for the upcoming week. This is a slight adjustment to the paperwork you received at the beginning of the year. More information regarding remote learning will be posted on the school’s website, Facebook page, and snail mailed to families of High school students. Please continue to practice social distancing and wearing a mask when in public.
The middle school staff members chose 6th grader, Reid Griffiths, as the October Student of the Month. Reid participates in football, wrestling, band, and swim team. Reid feels that he was chosen as the student of the month because he follows the expectations set by the school with social distancing and wearing a mask, he works hard in class and does his work, he is respectful to peers and his teachers, and he is involved in school and community activities. Reid is the son of Darlene and Dwayne Griffiths.
Carrie Roe, the daughter of Kenny and Tammie Roe, has been awarded Student of the Month for October. Carrie thinks she was selected because of her drive to do well. “In academics and athletics, I am constantly pushing myself to be a better person and leader for Herington High School.” Throughout her high school years, Carrie has participated in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FBLA, FFA, NHS, Band, Student Council, Drama Club, and serving as the Senior Class Vice President. When asked, Mrs. Geissert said, “I don’t know of a student who is more complete. She has so many qualities that make her a wonderful student: great listener, compassionate, intelligent, empathetic, hard worker, kind, the list could go on. Congratulations, Carrie!”
Herington High School Football game scheduled for October 29th against Maranatha Academy has been cancelled!
Herington Elementary School daily announcements for Tuesday, October 27, 2020. https://youtu.be/T0BRFcHnXW8
Herington Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week, beginning Monday. Each day students are invited to dress according to the theme for the day. Monday -Tie Die Day Tuesday - Mix match day Wednesday -Jersey Day Thursday - Crazy hair day Friday - Pink Out Day (also tying in our Breast Cancer Awareness Month) Please remember all dress up days need to be school appropriate.
Herington Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week, beginning Monday. Each day students are invited to dress according to the theme for the day. Monday - Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite team clothes. Tuesday - Walk Away from Drugs - Wear mismatched socks and shoes. Wednesday - Dreaming of a Drug-Free Life - Wear Pajamas. Thursday - Vote "Yes" for your Future - Drug Free - Wear Patriotic Clothes (red, white, and blue). Friday - Drugs are Scary - Wear Fall colors (purple, orange, black, etc.) and bring costume for parade at 9 a.m.
Davanne Schaffer will be representing Herington at the State Cross Country Meet. She finished 7th with a time of 23:08 at the Wabaunsee Regional Meet. Davanne will run at the State Meet on Saturday, October 31 at 10:05am. Sand Plum Nature Trail in Victoria, KS Will host the 2A State Cross Country Meet. Congratulations Davanne for being a 2 time state meet qualifier!!! Railer Nation is proud of you!
After defeating Republic County the Lady Rails Volleyball team drops a close match to Wabaunsee in 3 sets at Sub-State ending their incredible run this season! This team was amazing to watch! Congrats to the coaches and players on their record setting season! The administration, teachers, student body, and the Herington community are very proud of you and your accomplishments!
Good Luck to the Lady Railers as they compete in the 2A Sub-State Volleyball Tournament tomorrow in Herington. The games will be a live feed on the school YouTube channel. Lady Tailers first match is at 2:00. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew
Good Luck to the Cross Country Team tomorrow as they run at Regional Cross Country. The race is in Alma, KS. 10:00 – Girls’ Race 10:40 – Boys’ Race Best of luck Railer Cross Country
Good Luck to the Herington Railer Football team as they host Bennington tonight. Game time is 7:00 pm. Good Luck Railers!
Good morning, U S D 487 will continue to function in the "green" for the next week. Preschool through 12th grade students may continue attending school in person.
Because of the last minute menu change today, next Monday we will have grilled chicken sandwiches instead of the breaded chicken sandwiches. Thank you for your understanding.
Ms. Hawkins’ advisory class met with community members and created a news segment for their PBL project! Their main question was “High Sales Tax: Where Does the Money Go?” The 6th grade students enjoyed research and gaining information on our community! Thank you to those who participated! https://youtu.be/iH8fROzFOgc
Best of Luck to the HMS Volleyball team today at the Wheat State League Junior High Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Railers are the #1 Seed and will play at 2:00, 4:00 and 5:00. Best of Luck HMS Lady Railers!
Wheat State League Tournament today in Herington. Teams playing are Centre, Rural Vista, Goessel and Herington. Lady Railers play this morning at 9, 11 and 1. Bracket play this afternoon. All matches will be broadcasted on our school YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew
October Board of Education meeting has been moved to Tuesday the 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Ms. Hawkins’ advisory class met with community members and created a news segment for their PBL project! Their main question was “High Sales Tax: Where Does the Money Go?” The 6th grade students enjoyed research and gaining information on our community! Thank you to those who participated!
Good Afternoon, The U S D 487 COVID-19 team meeting took place last evening and it was determined that the district may continue to operate in the “green”. This means that preschool through 12th grade students will be able to attend in person for the next week. County level data indicates a need for continued safety practices, such as mask wearing, social distancing, and good handwashing practices. Thank you for your continued support as we educate the children of our community, while working to keep them safe.
Good Luck to the Cross Country Team today at the Harvey County West Park near Burrton. Girls run at 4:00 Boys run at 4:30 Good Luck Railer Runners!
Good Luck HMS Railers at Wakefield tonight! 4:30 A Team Match Volleyball followed by B-Team Match 6:00 JH Football (6 Man)
Nice wins Lady Rails. Wins over MDCV 25-9, 25-15 and Waverly 25-21, 25-11. These two wins move Herington Lady Railers to 23-1 on the season. Great job girls!!
Second graders just finished a science unit about matter. They explored shaving cream and discussed that it can be a solid, liquid, or gas, participated in an Inter-distance Learning lesson from Greenbush Learning Center, tested the melting points and properties of certain candies, and played with Oobleck, a mixture of cornstarch and water, which can be a solid and a liquid. Lots of great learning opportunities!! #breakingout
Lady Railers will be at Melvern tonight playing at 5 and 6. We will try to be live on the school YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew
Herington Football tonight at 7:00. Good luck Railers!! The game will be live on the school YouTube Channel.
Good morning, Herington schools will continue to operate in the green for the next week. The Covid team will continue monitoring conditions, and will meet again next Wednesday. Stay safe everyone!
Good Luck HMS Railers tonight at Goessel. Game information as follows: 4:30 VB: A-match followed by B-match followed by C. JH Gym 6:00 Football (8-man) Goessel vs. Herington FB Field GOOD LUCK!
Good Luck to the HHS JV Volleyball Players, Saturday, October 10th at Marion. Match times are as follows: Middle School Gym (Pool B) 9:00am Hillsboro vs. Herington 10:00am Remington vs. Nickerson 11:00am Remington vs. Hillsboro 12:00pm Nickerson vs. Herington 1:00pm Herington vs. Remington 2:00pm Hillsboro vs. Nickerson **Times are approximate and there is no bracket play after pool play. Mask must be worn and 2 spectators per player.
Good Luck to the HHS Cross County Runners, Saturday, October 10th at Leondardville Golf Course – Leonardville, Kansas. 9:30 am Middle School Girls (7th & 8th Combined) 2 Mile Race 10:00 am Middle School Boys (7th & 8th Combined) 2 Mile Race 10:30 am High School Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity Race – 5K 11:15 am High School Boys Varsity and Junior Varsity Race – 5K Good Luck HHS Runners!
HHS Volleyball Pink Out Night Wear your pink attire to the matches! Thursday @ Herington - 4 guests per player HS Gym Order of Play: 4:00 Herington(C) vs. Centre (JV) 2 games 4:45 Wakefield vs Centre (JV) 2 games 5:30 Herington vs. Wakefield (JV) 2 games 6:15 Herington vs. Wakefield (V) 7:15 Centre vs Wakefield (V) 8:15 Herington vs Centre (V)
High School Student of the Month - September Eleanor Silhan, the daughter of Janel and Edward Silhan, has been awarded Student of the Month for September. Eleanor thinks she was selected because of her involvement in extracurricular activities and her hard work in the classroom. Throughout her high school years, Eleanor has participated in FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Student Council, Drama, Forensics, Scholars Bowl, 4-H, and CYO. When asked, Mrs. Beye said, “Eleanor is a good student who always works hard in the classroom to make herself better. She is involved in various extracurricular activities that help to make her a well rounded individual. She strives for perfection in what she does and is a very considerate individual!” Congratulations Eleanor!
Good Luck Herington Lady Railers tonight in their last regular season League play against Goessel and Canton Galva at home. Game times are as follows: 4:00 JV vs Canton Galva 5:00 V vs Canton Galva 6:00 JV vs Goessel 6:45 Senior Night 7:00 V vs Goessel **Reminder that all times are approximate! Matches will be livestream on the school YouTube Channel. https://youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew
The middle school staff members chose 8th grader, Riley Jackson, as the September Student of the Month. Riley participates in football, basketball, vocal, and track. Riley feels that he was chosen as the student of the month because he shows respect to both students and staff, works hard to do his best in school, he follows the school expectations of wearing his mask and practicing social distancing, has a positive, helpful and energetic attitude, and is involved in school activities. Riley is the son of Dani and Ryan Stevenson and Bryan Jackson.
HES Families: Picture day will be this upcoming Thursday, October 8th. Picture order forms will be sent home today with students in grades K-5. Little Railers Preschool picture order forms will be sent home on Monday, October 5th. Also, please see the attached flyer we received from Lifeline about potential savings on phone and internet services that families might qualify for. Please contact the office at 785-258-3234 with any questions.
Good Luck to the HHS Football team as they travel to Lincoln High School tonight for the first night of District play. Below are guidelines from Lincoln High School. Game time at 7:00. Concessions is available. Good Luck Railers! USD #298 COVID-19 Athletic/Activity Fan Attendance Guidelines All Fall Sports/Activities 1. Spectator/Fan Attendance: In order to mitigate the risks of Covid-19, USD #298 encourages limited individual family attendance for each of our student athletes or activity participants. 2. We will post ample signage that requests people to do their part to stop the spread of COVID 19. We encourage fans/spectators to maintain social distancing in their seating (unless sitting in a family unit). Masks/Face Coverings: In order to mitigate the risks of Covid-10 at USD #298 events, all spectators are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face-covering at all times when social distancing is not possible. 1. Inside all USD #298 attendance centers 2. Lincoln Jr/Sr High School gymnasium 3. Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium 4. Mettner Field Stadium 5. Mettner Field restroom areas 6. Lincoln Cross Country Meet Football 1. Home crowd will sit in the stadium at Mettner Field 2. Visiting crowd will sit on the east side of the field in provided bleachers. 3. Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to better social distance. 4. Social distance unless sitting in family units. 5. Please avoid social gatherings after the completion of the event.
Railer Depot, managed by Madi Becker, is putting together week in review videos. Enjoy! Go RAILERS!!!! https://youtu.be/mD5e8PD6_UM
Seniors and parents, here is a link for a recording of a financial aid presentation that ESU hosted for us last week. If you were unable to attend or need to review it again, please see the link below. https://youtu.be/OTrkWskBuL4
A huge THANK YOU to our students, staff, and families for wearing your masks, practicing social distancing whenever possible, and sanitizing your hands often! All of these measures are helping to keep in-person schooling an option for our students. Herington schools will continue to function in the "green" for the next week. Our COVID-19 team will be monitoring conditions throughout the County, and will conduct their regular meeting next Wednesday. Stay safe everyone!
We are placing another order for backpacks. They are $35 and need to be paid for before we order. Orders and money are due by Friday, October 9th. To order please email Lisa Beye at email@example.com.
Good Luck to the HMS Railers as they play Peabody tonight at Herington. Volleyball and Football will be live stream on the school YouTube Channel. https://youtube.com/channel/UCry0OWR1pyQF_17jHdO4Pew 4:30 Herington vs Peabody-Burns”A” 5:30 Herington vs Peabody-Burns “B” 6:30 Herington vs. Herington “C” 6:00 Herington vs. Peabody Football Good Luck HMS Railers!
Cross Country will run today at Council Grove. Girls will run at 2:30 and Boys at 3:00. Good Luck Railer Runners!
These are the Herington Elementary School daily announcements for Thursday, October 1. https://youtu.be/0Zkb2I7cTgo
Lady Railers are coming home with some wins tonight. Varsity beat Elyria 25-12, 25-11 and Wakefield 25-11, 25-9. JV split sets with Wakefield and C lost to Elyria. Good night of volleyball Lady Railers.
Good Luck to the Lady Railers as they travel to Elyria tonight to play Elyria and Wakefield. Game times are as follows: 4:00 C vs Elyria 5:00 V vs Elyia 6:00 JV vs Wakefield 7:00 V vs Wakefield Good luck Lady Rails!
Herington Elementary School daily announcements for Tuesday, Sept. 29. https://youtu.be/R4BIxB1mDFk #breakingout
HES Families: The Railers are #breakingout academically, socially, and in many other ways this year! The students and staff are continuing to do a terrific job with all of the new protocols and procedures. We know this wouldn’t be occurring without the tremendous support from our families. Thank you so much to all of the folks stepping up to make this a great 2020-2021 school year! #breakingout
The September all-school assembly at Herington Elementary School was conducted Friday, Sept. 25. Students and families participated in the assembly via Zoom. If you were not able to attend the assembly, use this link to watch the event: https://youtu.be/ZikpswBapyU #breakingout
Lady Railers will host Sedgwick, Sacred Heart and Council Grove in a quad Saturday, September 26th. Lady Railers play at 9:00 vs Council Grove, 11:00 vs Sacred Heart and 1:00 vs Sedgwick. Games will be livestream on Railer YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/2CgXulFLRQU
Good Luck to the Railers as they host Solomon tonight at 7:00. The game will be a live feed to our school YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel to watch the Railers. GOOD LUCK! Railer YouTube channel https://youtu.be/2CgXulFLRQU
The Herington Football Game tonight will be livestream on our school YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/2CgXulFLRQU Subscribe to the channel to see Railer events.
Lady Railers picked up two more wins at Solomon beating Douglas 25-17, 25-19 and Solomon 25-5, 25-13. These wins move the Lady Railers to a 13-0 record. Nice job Lady Rails.
JV just beat Douglas tonight!! First individual win!! 25-20. 25-22. Go lady rails.
HMS Football will be Live tonight on the Railer YouTube Channel. The live feed will begin at 6:00 pm. Herington vs Bennington
Good afternoon, this is call is to inform you that the Herington Schools COVID-19 team has determined that U S D 487 may continue to operate in the “green”. This means that preschool through 12th grade students may attend in person for the next week. Based on the recent developments surrounding COVID-19 in other parts of Dickinson County, the COVID-19 team will begin meeting on a weekly basis.
Good Luck to Cross Country as they travel to Marion today! 3:30 7th Girls and Boys (1 MILE) 3:45 8TH Girls and Boys (2 MILES) 4:15 Girls 5K (We will run ahead of schedule if possible) (JV & Varsity will run together) 4:45 Boys 5K (We will run ahead of schedule if possible) (JV & Varsity will run together) GOOD LUCK RAILER RUNNERS!!!!
Good Luck tonight at Solomon Lady Railers! Game times are as follows. 5:00 pm Douglass vs. Herington (JV) 6:00 pm – Herington vs. Douglass (V) 7:00 pm – Herington vs. Solomon (V)
HES, in conjunction with the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education, is in need of an additional paraprofessional to help support our Little Railers preschool program. The starting wage is $10.56 per hour (if candidate is highly qualified). The Little Railers preschool program is Monday-Thursday from 8:00-3:30. Please follow this link and locate the opening in the Herington School District to apply: https://www.applitrack.com/usd305/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff&subcategory=Paraeducator+for+Sped
Financial Aid meeting via Zoom from ESU. This email contains information about the FAFSA Presentation that will be held online via Zoom Webinar. Please share this information with your Senior students and parents/guardians ASAP. The presentations will be exactly the same, just one presented in English (6:30) and the other presented in Spanish (7:30). Wednesday, September 23rd 6:30p-7:30pFAFSA Information NightPresentation regarding FAFSA, what to expect after the FAFSA, and scholarship tips. Opportunity for Q&A Attendees will need to register in advance at emporia.edu/live. Approximately halfway down the page, they will find a green box titled Financial Aid, and the Register Now links. Once registered, a link will be emailed to them which they will use to access the live presentation at the appropriate time. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance and will also have the opportunity to submit questions during the live event. The presentations will be recorded and available later to those unable to attend. Please express to your students and families that while the registration takes place through ESU, and the presentations are conducted by ESU Financial Aid professionals, the presentations are neutral and the information presented will be applicable at any post-secondary institution they are considering.
Good Luck to the Lady Railers as they travel to Peabody tonight to play Little River and Peabody. Game times are 4:00 and 5:00 JV/C, 6:00 and 7:00 Varsity. Good Luck Lady Railers!
The HOSA Blood drives will be postponed until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Congratulations to Christopher Kowalsky who placed in the top 15 for the North Central District Greenhand Exam. There is 28 schools within the district with almost 220 competitors for this competition. Good job Chris!
HHS Football at Hope Tonight vs RV Heat Game Time: 7:00 pm Concessions consist of bottled drinks, candy bars and chips No attendance restrictions. Social distancing will be in place. Families may sit together if living in same household. Face masks are strongly recommended to be worn. Temperatures will be taken at admission gate. GOOD LUCK RAILERS!!!
Here are the most recent scholarships I have received. Please use this link to view. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/924121/Scholarships_for_20.pdf
The Railer Middle School Volleyball and Football teams had a great night at Solomon. Volleyball A and B teams defeat the Gorillas in 2 sets while the C team lost a hard fought 3 set battle. Football defeated Solomon 32-24 in a high scoring game. Great Job Junior Railers!
Railer Cross Country runners had very good performances at their home meet today! Davanne Schaffer finished 12th with a time of 22:08.23 Koy Mueller finished 23rd with a time of 19:09.64 Craig Rutschman finished 29th with a time of 20:15.72 Great Job Craig, Koy and Davanne!
Good luck to HMS as they travel to Solomon tonight. 5:00 A Volleyball, 6:00 B Volleyball and 7:00 C Volleyball. 6:00 Football at Marvin Brown Field. Six Spectator limit on inside events. Limited concessions outside. Good Luck Railers!!
Order of races tonight at Cross Country Meet: 4:00 7th grade boys and girls Followed by 8th grade boys and girls Followed by HS JV/V Girls Followed by HS JV/V Boys
Cross Country is hosting a home meet today at the golf course. Come out and support our Railer Runners!! Girls start time is 5:00 and boys follow. Good Luck Railers!!
We have some extra hoodies for sale. If you are interested contact Amanda Hawkins at the middle school. firstname.lastname@example.org They are $15 and we have the following sizes available: adult xl, 2xl, 3xl and 4xl.
Lady Railers defeat Solomon 25-10, 25-13 and 25-20, 25-14. JV dropped two tough matches to the Gorillas. Good Job Lady Railers!
JV Football at Goessel. 6:00pm Start Time. Below is the new link to watch the live stream sent by Goessel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZdOinOVKNk&feature=youtu.be
Volleyball at Solomon, Tuesday, September 15th. Six spectators per participant. 4:00 pm – Herington vs. Solomon (JV) 5:00 pm – Herington vs. Solomon (V) 6:00 pm – Herington vs. Solomon (JV) 7:00 pm – Herington vs. Solomon (V)
The Railer JV Football team will travel to Goessel tonight to take on the Bluebirds at 6:00pm. Spectators will be temp checked and need to wear a mask when not social distancing. Concessions will not be available. Good Luck Railers! Live feed available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3GObucCeyk
Lady Railers went 3-0 on the day at Centre beating Centre 25-16, 25-11; Little River 25-16, 25-8 and Wichita Classical 25-0, 25-8. Great job Lady Railers. 7-0 on the season.
We will stream the evening activities on Facebook Live on the school page.
Railers Middle School Football drops a close, hard fought battle 6-8 vs Rural Vista.
Middle School Volleyball Herington A vs Rural Vista Herington won 25-7, 25-8 Great Job Lady Railers!!
Join us on facebook live on the USD487 facebook page and follow the Middle School A Team Volleyball and Football games at 4:30 and 6:00 respectively. Be patient as this is our first broadcast.
Good evening, Herington schools have established a COVID-19 team of individuals consisting of administrators, our school nurse, board of education members, parent representatives, and the Dickinson County Health officer. This team will meet every other week to review our County metrics related to COVID-19. They will make a determination about which learning format to make available to all students for the following 2 weeks. The first meeting took place last evening and it was determined that U S D 487 may continue to operate in the “green”. This means that preschool through 12th grade students will be able to attend in person for the next two weeks. Learning format information does not affect families that have chosen remote learning, they may continue to be remote learners. Specific information regarding changes in activities or other expectations related to learning formats can be found on the Kansas Schools Gating Criteria document that was shared with your family at our Stop, Drop, and Roll event. A digital copy can be located on our website under the documents tab of the menu. Learning format information will be shared using this automated calling system, the school web page, and the U S D 487 Facebook page each time the COVID-19 team meets. In the case of a learning format change from in-person to hybrid, or remote for all students, staff members will work to ensure students have the necessary materials to continue learning in the “new” format.
Tonights Middle School Volleyball and Football Games!!! Each student athlete and coach for Volleyball may have 4 guests attend tonight's contest. Each student athlete and coach for Football and Cheer may have 6 guests attend tonight's contest. Please let the gate workers know which athlete or coach you are there to support!!
Friday Night Homecoming Game/Senior Night vs Goessel 6:30 - Recognition of Seniors - Parents and Seniors of Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Band, Cheer and Dance meet on the track at 6:20 7:00 - Kick off Homecoming Ceremonies at half-time of the game Go Railers!!!!
8th Grade Recognition tonight at Herington Volleyball Schedule - Played in High School Gym - vs Rural Vista 4:30 - A Team 5:20 - 8th Grade Recognition 5:30 - B Team 6:30 - C Team Football Schedule 5:50 - 8th Grade Recognition 6:00 - Football vs Rural Vista
Good Luck to the Cross Country runners tonight as they travel to Melvern Lake. Girls race at 5:00 and Boys race at 5:30. Go Railers!
This week the middle school Student Council is sponsoring spirit week for the Fall 2020 Homecoming! Wednesday is class color war: 6th grade-pink 7th grade-red 8th grade-blue Thursday-Dress to Impress Friday- Railer Pride If any remote learners participate in the spirit days, please email a picture of yourself in your spirit day outfit to Ms. Hawkins at email@example.com Students, please remember all outfits need to be school appropriate!
Volleyball travels to Solomon tonight for their first night of league play. 4:00 JV vs Rural Vista 5:00 V vs Rural Vista 6:00 JV vs Centre 7:00 V vs Centre Good Luck Lady Railers!
HES Families: We have had a terrific first week and a half! We are so proud of our students and how well they have responded to the new procedures and protocols. It has been a great feeling to have everyone back together again. It is homecoming week at Herington High School so the HES students are welcome to show off their school pride. Participation is completely optional! Here are the spirit days: Tuesday, September 8th – Crazy Sock Day (wear fun/unique socks) Wednesday, September 9th – Pajama Day (come as you are – wear your PJs) Thursday, September 10th – Neon Day (wear bright clothes) Friday, September 11th – Railer Day (wear your Railer gear or Maroon and Orange) Go Railers!
USDA extends Summer Food Service program through December 31, 2020 or until funds run out. USD 487 has recently been informed that we may continue serving meals to our enrolled students under the Summer Food Service program guidelines. This means that all enrolled students in our district will receive breakfast and/or lunch for free each school day, regardless of their current food service payment status. This includes in-person and remote learners. The district will begin serving the meals without charge on September 8th, 2020. Remote learners can utilize curb side pick-up at the elementary school between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. each day that school is in session. Please contact the district office at 785-258-2263 if you have questions about this service.
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Mrs Mein’s Culinary did a little Farm to Table Demo. We used fresh tomatoes from the Hydroponic plants from ag classes that were planted this summer and harvested today. We also used garden grown zucchini and squash. To make a veggie stir fry. They even had a remote learner watching in from the computer as Mrs. Mein demonstrated how to cook. Some kids like it some did not...
Railer Nation will have 8th grade recognition for our football, volleyball, and cheer student athletes on Thursday, September 10th. We will recognize volleyball girls before the A-team match at 5:20 and football and cheer at 5:50 before the start of the football game.
Railer Cross Country had a successful first meet at Mission Valley. Davanne Schaffer finished 10th. 26.53 Craig Rutschman finished 13th. 21.54
The schedule for our first home football game Friday, September 11th is as follows: 6:30- SENIOR NIGHT. Seniors involved in any fall activity will be recognized (Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Band, Dance and Cheer) Halftime- HOMECOMING CEREMONY. Class attendants and Senior candidates will be introduced and the homecoming King and Queen will be announced. Below are the students involved in the ceremony. Class Attendants: Juniors: Diether Leach & Madi Becker Sophomores: Nathan Vinduska & Emma Holzhauser Freshmen: Tyus Becker & Sophia Weber Little Attendants: Silas Barnes Wyatt Gursky Scarlett Koehn Tobin Schrader Senior Candidates are: Boys: Corbyn Jackson Craig Rutschman Matthew Anschutz Conner LaRosa Girls: Sarah Biehler Carrie Roe Karli Brott Hannah Pohlman Go Railers! More information about the event will be posted next week.
Railer Football will be at Centre this Friday, September 4th. Game Time: 7:00p, Fan Attendance/Patron Seating for FB: ● There is no limit on the amount of fans that can attend the game. ● It is recommended fans should bring a lawn chair and sit by their cars or in their cars. ● There is only one entrance on the West End of the school for temps to be checked. ● If fans wish to sit in the bleachers then they will need to have a mask on if social distancing cannot be maintained. ● Social distancing must be maintained at all times, if it cannot masks will need to be worn. ● All fans temperatures will be checked at each entrance.
Railer Cross Country will run at Mission Valley on Thursday! 5:00 PM HS GIRLS RACE JV/V (5K) 5:30 PM HS BOYS RACE JV/V (5K) 6:00 PM AWARDS Event Location: Mission Valley High School Cross Country Course (North of FB Field)
JH VB Schedule at Centre Herington vs Elyria Christian (Main Gym) 4:30 PM (JV) Centre vs Elyria Christian (Main Gym) 5:15 PM (Varsity) Herington vs Elyria Christian (Main Gym) 6:00 PM (Varsity) Centre vs Herington (Main Gym) 6:45PM (Varsity) JH Football Schedule at Centre Centre vs Herington (Bud Peterson Field) 6:30 PM Fan Attendance/Patron Seating for VB: Visitor fans sit on the North Side of Main Gym Home fans sit on the South Side of Main Gym Must be socially distanced and not sit in bleachers marked “DO NOT SIT.” All fans must wear a mask. All fans will be subject to a temperature check when entering the building. No admission will be charged. There is a limit on the number of fans. Four spots will be provided to family members of each player. Each family member will report to the gate worker which student athlete he or she is representing. These are non-transferrable. Fans must sit in family groups. Family groups must remain socially distanced from each other. Kids are not to be running around in the building during the game. Fan Attendance/Patron Seating for FB: There is no limit on the amount of fans that can attend the game. Fans should bring a lawn chair and sit by their cars. There is only one entrance on the West End of the school for temps to be checked. If fans wish to sit in the bleachers then they will need to have a mask on if social distancing cannot be maintained. Social distancing must be maintained at all times, if it cannot masks will need to be worn. All fans temperature will be checked.
After a year of planning, HMS & HHS were able to implement their redesign prototype. Students have been attending Advisory/Homeroom daily since last week, but today they spent the afternoon learning about Project Based Learning and Flex time. PBL is a student-driven project that will require students to think about Real-World topics. They will plan, research, and implement these projects on a timeline they create. When they finish, part of this process is to make their project available for community viewing. The schools also have included what we call FLEX time -- this is a time for students to continue PBL, receive help from teachers, attend club meetings, or take part in presentations. We are excited to see what happens as the year progresses. It's a great day to be a Railer!
Homecoming and Parents Night will be celebrated Friday, September 11th. More details to come.
Seniors, here is a scholarship for students who may be involved with raising bison OR plan on majoring in an agricultural field in college. Use this link to go to the application. http://www.kansasbuffalo.org/news.cfm?id=20
Lady Railers travel to Goessel tonight for their first volleyball matches. Matches are as follows: JV 4:00, 5:00 (best 2 of 3) V 6:00, 7:00 Good Luck Lady Railers!
Good Morning, Orange Express has worked hard to get trailers for our parade today! We would like to have our Middle School Volleyball and Football players participate this evening to showcase our fall sports teams. The parade will start at 6pm at the school parking lot, run through downtown Herington and end at the school parking lot around 6:30. Students will be able to be picked up after they are dropped of at the school after the parade. Thank you!
There will be a pass gate for the cheerleaders at the football scrimmage at 7:00pm tomorrow night. Each cheerleader can invite six gueats.
Friday, August 28, 2020 HHS Fall Athletic Orange and Maroon Scrimmages and Parade 5:00pm Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00pm Orange Express Parade 7:00pm Football Scrimmage 7:30pm Cross Country Milkshake Run (Halftime FB Scrimmage) Athletes recieved 6 tickets to pass out to family. You must have a ticket to enter the venue. VB ticket for the gym and FB ticket for the statdium. Cross Country will have a pass list. Temp checks, masks, and social distancing are required at all events! Look forward to seeing families tomorrow evening and thank you for your cooperation.
ATTENTION HHS and HMS Remote Learners: Classroom teachers are sending emails regarding the beginning of classes. Please check your email frequently for class codes and other information. If you are unable to log in to your school email or don't know your school email address or password, please contact the high school or middle school office. Remember that classes begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and you are expected to be in attendance remotely.
Herington Middle and High School will undergo a change when students return tomorrow. Watch the video to find out what students should expect when school starts! https://youtu.be/JceBwy_h2vE
The Herington Hearts Core Community group will be starting back up with Monday night classes that provide support to families. The Getting Ahead orientation nights are Monday, September 21st @ 5:30pm and Monday, September 28th @ 5:30pm. Classes are held at Herington Elementary School. A meal and childcare will be provided. If interested, please contact Connie Seibel at 785-512-9360 or Chardy Magnett at 785-366-6605.
Attention HHS Students! We are excited to see all of you this Wednesday morning. Please view the attached video for the updated procedures at Herington High School. Go Railers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5dmb_WV8dg&feature=youtu.be
HMS cannot wait to have students back in the building! Our teachers and staff are extrememly excited to begin classes! Please view the video to see updated procedures at HMS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKBfP5cm-d4&t=3s
IMPORTANT INFORMATION! USD487 First day of School Wednesday August 26th, 2020 Start Time 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:50 a.m. Masks are required!! NO GATORS!!!
Railers: Because of the health guidelines pertaining to sanitation procedures and contact tracing, students will only be permitted to ride the same bus route to and from school. Students are permitted to change bus pick-up and drop-off locations as long as the students remain on the same bus route. Any permanent bus route changes must be communicated 48 hours in advance to your students’ office staff (i.e. a permanent change of address). If your students’ pick-up/drop-off location differs from the home address listed in Skyward, please notify your students’ office staff with the updated pick-up/drop-off information.
Vote for HHS Senior, Carrie Roe!! https://northcentral.ksvype.com/2020/08/18/vote-now-salina-area-preseason-volleyball-player-of-the-year-poll-presented-by-wsu-tech-poll-ends-8-23/ Let’s help our get the recognition she deserves.
HES Families: Please complete the enrollment process if you have not already completed this. We are also requesting that you communicate with us your desired learning structure for the upcoming year (in-person or remote) if you haven't already done so. We ask that you do this as soon as possible. Finally, we invite you to our Site Council meeting on Thursday, August 20th at 6:00 in the HES Flex Lab or Gym to go over the specifics/details of our HES reopening plan. Everyone attending the Site Council meeting will be required to wear a mask and complete a temperature check before entering the building. Please contact our main office at 785-258-3234 or Dr. Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate your learning structure for the upcoming year, if you are planning to attend the Site Council meeting, or if you have any other questions. Thank you for your support!
Middle School and High School Practice Information High School Girls Practice is Monday at 4:00. You need to be there by 330ish and come in the door next to Coach Beye’s classroom so we can take your temps. Do not come in the building without being checked in. You need to wear a mask. Please keep it on until I go over procedures with you about mask and practice. All physicals need to be turned in or brought to the first day of practice. Middle School Girls Practice is Monday at 4:00. You need to be there around 4:00. Coach Stillwell and Coach Prichard will meet you at the Middle School Doors to check in. Do not come in the building without being checked in. You need to wear a mask. Please keep it on until we go over procedures with you about mask during practice. All physicals need to be turned in or brought to the first day of practice. Practice will be from 4:00-5:45. We are all looking forward to a great season. It will look a little different but we need to do what we can to be able to compete. Coaches will send information home next week with state guidelines for competing.
Fall practice will start on Monday, August 17th. A physical will need to be on file at the school office before a student is allowed to participate in fall sports practices. Forms can be picked up at the board office, Herington Area Health Clinc or printed from the link below. http://kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf From the Herington Area Health Clinic We just would like to let the community know we are going to hold another day of FREE sports physicals!! Tuesday August 18th from 8:30am-Noon Call ahead and get on the schedule. Please make sure you have your form filled out ahead of time to ensure you get in promptly! PHONE: 785-258-5130 1005 N B St
Cross Country practice will start on Monday, August 17th at 3:45pm. Please meet in the Middle School Science Room 316!!!
From the Herington Area Health Clinic We just would like to let the community know we are going to hold another day of FREE sports physicals!! Tuesday August 18th from 8:30am-Noon Call ahead and get on the schedule. Please make sure you have your form filled out ahead of time to ensure you get in promptly! PHONE: 785-258-5130 1005 N B St
This is for all my Herington Middle School football guys and parents. New head coach, Blake Homman, is having a parents meeting August 17th at 5:00pm in the middle school gym and directly after meeting will be equipment checkout. Then practice will start August 18th at 3:45pm.
HES Kindergarten Families: Our first day of kindergarten will be Thursday, August 27th. This will be a full day of school. We will use Wednesday, August 26th as an orientation date for our kindergarten students and families. Our kindergarten teachers will be reaching out to each family individually to set-up the orientation times once we finalize our enrollment next week. Please contact the HES office with questions.
Herington schools' online enrollment will close on August 10th. Enrollment questions can be directed to the school offices. Elementary 258-3234 Middle School 258-2448 High School 258-2261
2020-2021 Learning Choices--This graphic offers a brief explanation of the three learning options offered to families/students of USD 487 in a letter mailed to families last month. https://5il.co/izb0
MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Next week August 3rd through the 6th (Monday through Thursday) from 4 o'clock to 5 o'clock in the elementary gym. Any middle school girls interested in going out for volleyball is encouraged to attend the skills camp. Temperatures will be checked at the elementary door and masks have to be worn.
Herington schools' first day with students for the 2020-2021 school year will be August 26th. Middle school/High school students wishing to enroll as in person, or remote learners with the district, will be allowed to participate in KSHAA sponsored activities for this school year. Remote learners will not be required to attend any in person classes to qualify for participation. All eligibility policies are still being enforced.
Herington High School Students may now log on to their skyward grades online accounts and enroll in their elective classes. Instructions have been sent through their school email account. If you need help with passwords please contact the school.
We are offering backpacks for sale again this year. They are $35 and need to be paid before we order. Orders will be due before August 10th. The order will be placed on the 11th. If you are interested contact Lisa Beye or Kenny Roe by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Personalization is included in the cost. No extra charge.
Fall Reopening date Herington USD 487 is currently planning to reopen to students on August 26th. A revised school calendar will be shared pending Board of Education approval. Stay tuned for more information regarding reopening plans, enrollment completion, and attendance options for the 2020-2021 school year.
Sorry for the difficulty on the Live Feed. Jennifer Duenas was live till 7:00. We will post that portion of the video later to the page.
Weights tomorrow normal time for everyone. Bring mask and pencil! Sorry for any confusion last week. We will see you tomorrow.
Governor Laura Kelly's announcement regarding school reopening this fall. At 3 p.m. today, Governor Kelly hosted a press briefing in which she indicated an Executive order will be issued on Monday July 20th. This order is expected to delay the start of school until at least September 9th, among other things. USD 487 administration and the Board of Education will hold a discussion around this topic and what it means for our students/patrons during our next school Board meeting Monday July 20th.
USD 487 coaching staff would like to give a shoutout to our athletes for adjusting to what we need to this summer to continue to train and prepare for what we hope is normal soon. All athletes are doing a great job of attending weights and practices during this time. This quote in the picture fits us well and we talked about it this morning. Our kids are doing a great job of training through the time of drought (hardship) to be ready for the harvest. What great life lessons being learned right now and adjusted to by our kids. #railerproud
Football Camp this Week HS is 6:30-8:30 AM and PM. Monday through Friday. Middle School is 9:00-11:00 AM Monday through Friday. High School Girls, Middle School Girls and 6th Grade Boys - the weight room is open 7:45 to 8:45 am this week.
Free Early Childhood Screening If you have a child that will turn four before August 31st, 2020 and you are interested in the Little Railers Preschool program at the elementary school, please make an appointment to have them screened by contacting the USD 487 BOE office at 785-258-2263. 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 Nicholas Morgan (principal) at email@example.com or Andrea Nelson (preschool teacher) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL RE-OPENING SURVEY Please take a few minutes and use the following link to complete a parent survey related to school re-opening this Fall. https://forms.gle/RGzkgXAkimoA8nyG7
Weights will resume tomorrow as normal. Reminder mask are required. There will be no jh basketball till further notice.
School Reopening Plans While we still have a lot of work to do, the schools in Dickinson County have been working together, along with the Dickinson County Health Department on a plan to re-open the schools within Dickinson County. We are planning on resuming in person operations in August including a plan to have the students in the buildings as scheduled. In person, virtual, and/or blended learning opportunities may be available to students as plans are developed We are currently evaluating our processes, procedures, policies and facilities to see what adjustments we need to make to provide a safe environment for our students, teachers, staff and parents. Please understand that we are still waiting on guidelines from the Kansas State Department of Education before we can finalize our plans. This information will not be available until mid-July. Once these guidelines are released, we will have a better understanding of the expectations from the Kansas Board of Education and we will finalize our plans.
Free Early Childhood Screening If you have a child that will turn four before August 31st,2020 and you are interested in the Little Railers Preschool program at the elementary school, please make an appointment to have them screened by contacting the USD 487 BOE office at 785-258-2263. 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 Nicholas Morgan (principal) at email@example.com or Andrea Nelson (preschool teacher) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents/Patrons of USD 487, At the direction of the Dickinson County Health officer, ALL PERSONS PARTICIPATING IN SUMMER WEIGHTS/CONDITIONING, SKILL WORK, TEAM SESSIONS, AND/OR SUMMER SCHOOL MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 6 FT. CANNOT BE MAINTAINED. If your child is participating in any of these activities and has a mask from home that they are comfortable wearing, they may do so. If your child does not have a reusable mask available to them, the district will provide a disposable mask for their use. Thank you for working with us to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.
Graduation Announcement Herington HS Graduation will be held on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the High School gymnasium. Due to social distancing requirements, in-person attendance will be limited to 8 guests per graduate. Hand sanitizer will be available at all gym entrances, attendees need to be prepared to sign in with their name/address/phone number, and wearing a mask/face covering is required per the Dickinson County health officer. Handshakes will be skipped as graduates receive their diploma. Students will be addressed by High School principal, Matt Fox and their class Valedictorian. Once the ceremony is complete, graduates will exit the building and wave to attendees in lieu of a receiving line. Ceremonies will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. All activities are subject to COVID-19 restrictions; any changes will be communicated as soon as practical.
Next week is our off week. No weights or sports. Have fun with family and friends. We will come back July 6th for Strength and Conditioning normal times. We are very proud of your effort the past month. Way to work hard Railers!!!
We will be starting our hot sit down summer food program meals starting Monday, June 15th at the 1st Christian Church Memorial Hall at 108 W Day Street. The lunch service is between 11:30am to 12:30pm. No grab and go lunches. See you all there!
We have completed week one of summer workouts. We are more then pleased about the turn out. Social distance groups for high school boys, high school girls, junior high boys and junior high girls. The athletes have worked hard this week. That hard work in the off season will pay off. Keep it up Railers!!!
The yearbook advisers are finalizing sales. We need to know ASAP if you would like a copy of the 2020 yearbook. If you do not reserve a copy by Monday, June 8th, there will not be extras ordered. If you are still interested in purchsing a copy please contact Lisa Beye or Rhonda Levens by email. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awesome work today on day one of workouts Railers. The following link goes over some exercises we will be doing tomorrow. Please watch. https://youtu.be/2DiMssYEKlI
Monday June 1st groups. You will stay with these groups for the next two weeks. Report to that area during your time slot. If your name is not on this list and you plan to come please reply to the post or email email@example.com
https://youtu.be/QrLTlPX-dRc Explanation of part of the workouts for Monday, June 1. Please watch before attending.
NEWS ON SUMMER WORKOUTS! We apologize for late notice on that but if there has been anything we have learned the last couple months we have to be able to go with the flow. So we have word that we may begin Summer Workouts June 1. This is going to happen in Phases and information will be posted as we know it. What we need to know right now by 4:00 pm tomorrow is who is planning to attend summer workouts the next two weeks. Phase 1 is a time for us to spend with the athlete getting them acclimated to working out again before we get into the weight room. Therefore, June 1st - June 12th will be spent outside in groups of 9 doing workouts. High School Football 6:30-7:30 am, All High School Girls 7:45-8:45 am, and MS Girl/Boys and High School Boys not playing football will be from 9:00-10:00 am. The next two weeks we will be having the first two sessions Monday-Friday. Junior High will only be Monday-Thursday. What we need now is a list of who plans to start workouts on Monday. It is important to know that you need 10 days in before you can be in the weight room. Therefore, please plan to commit to the next 10 days of outside workouts. We will take the list and break it into groups this weekend. Please check back often to see the group, location and coach you are with. We will also post important guidelines on how we plan to social distance as we go. Please open the following link and sign up. More information to follow. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/196eGhXZ1KKtBc8Bh36X-KgXxthMq15ePuDsXPZ5p598/edit?usp=sharing
Kansas is proud that one of our great teachers @TabathaRosproy has been named the 2020 National Teacher of the Year! Congratulations Tabatha! @ksdehq @CCSSO #NTOY20
HES Families: Grade cards and any award certificates will be mailed home at the beginning of next week (May 26th). Yearbooks will not be arriving until this fall so we will disperse those at the time of their arrival. Thank you so much for the support during the 2019-2020 school year and have a safe and wonderful summer, Railers!
CORRECTED VIDEO: Preschoolers have had a fun and busy year! Take a few minutes to see some of their activities. https://youtu.be/7RScUdf0QEo
Good Morning, Railers! Here are your HES daily announcements for May 20, 2020. Today is the last day of school. We hope you have a great summer. https://youtu.be/0oBx3rxD2x4
We are still doing meals today and tomorrow for the lunch program. Summer program will begin on June 1.
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.19.20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoPMuTlqOO8&feature=youtu.be
Return of Materials Continuous Learning is wrapping up. Thank you for your involvement and support during these past few weeks. Chromebooks, textbooks, library books, etc. need to be returned at the end of the week. You will be receiving a call to schedule an appointment soon.
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.18.20 https://youtu.be/OcRir_viEWM
USD 487 Summer food program Please use the following link to indicate if your family will participate in our Summer food program from June 1st-July 31st. This program will continue to serve children in our community from age 1-18. https://forms.gle/kbSuH5DJRyx3erfJ9
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.15.20. https://youtu.be/M7uV6CiheFA
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 award winners. End of the Year Award Ceremony link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQWpOU4kW3w&feature=youtu.be
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.14.20. https://youtu.be/bAT8Jya2PeQ
The following students have been chosen for induction to National Honor Society. Congratulations to: Emma Alt, Madi Becker, Tristyn Kremeier, Megan Mortensen, and Halle Rutschman. A formal induction ceremony will take place when school returns in the fall.
Senior Spotlight is on virtual student, Logan Barrett. Logan is the son of Joseph and April Barrett. The activities he was involved in during high school were Football and FCCLA. His future plans will be attending a Technical School to become a diesel technician. His favorite high school memory was watching everyone gross out while dissecting pigs in A&P. His favorite classes were either A&P or History. When asked about how he was affected by the virus he stated “I planned on finishing up school online so it didn't affect me as much as everyone else.” His message to underclassmen is “don't waste your time with the drama in school and just focus on what does matter. Your future!” Congratulations Logan! #railerproud
Good Morning! Here are the HES announcements for Wednesday, May 13, 2020. https://youtu.be/49H8LljU8Bg
Senior Spotlight is on virtual student, Brody Brown. Brody is the son of James and Diedra Bruce. He was involved in Football and Basketball during high school. His future plans are undecided. His favorite high school memory was getting to play football with Kayland Alexander for the last year. When asked his favorite class he said, “weights because I love working out. The weight room was one place I could go to release steam.” “I went online schooling so I already gave up my rights to participate in school functions. Not completing my senior year didn't have a big impact on me like the others.” His message to underclassmen is, “Have fun. It's high school. There's no need to stress as much as you think you do.” Congratulations Brody! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.12.20. https://youtu.be/nLYb8qc0cNk
Good Afternoon, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.11.20. Sorry these were not posted earlier! https://youtu.be/MyBoYZXSiLU
This week we start our Senior Spotlight with Kody White. Kody is the son of Tracy Thiel and Goerge Thiel. During high school he was involved in Drama Club and FFA. His future plans are currently undecided. His favorite high school memory was in October when he witnessed Mr. Hirsch drive a little train. “My favorite class to be in was probably my 5th hour since we all would go and help stock the concession stands. Another reason why I looked forward to my 5th hour was because Mrs. Beye would always try to help prepare us for the future. She would take the time out of her day to guide us and make sure that we are all not alone in this.” The hardest part of not completing his senior year at school is, “missing out on all the fun activities with the last couple months of school we had left. We will not have prom, after prom, senior prank, clubs, sports, ect. The one thing that hurts the worst of all would be walking across the stage, getting my diploma, and looking out at the crowd knowing I made it.” He would like underclassmen to know not to mess around on your last year. “You never know it might come back and bite you in the butt.” Congratulations Kody! #railerproud
Our final senior spotlight this week is on Senior Adrina Volkman. Adrina is the granddaughter of Russel and Linay Jones. While in high school she was involved in Volleyball, Track, Softball, FCCLA, HOSA, Yearbook, Student Council, Prom Committee, and Senior Class President. Her future plans are to attend Emporia State University and her major is undecided. When asked her favorite high school memory she stated, “definitely anytime during volleyball season playing with my teammates and then taking our WSL medals home for 1st.” Her favorite classes are Mrs. Mein’s cooking class. “Yes for the food but she is very much like our mom. If she saw we were having a bad day she would talk to you and see what was wrong or if you’re me and you get food on your shirt she would always have a couple extra shirts in her closet that she would let you have.” The hardest part of not being together in school right now is not being able to walk with her class and being around all of them for their lasts and not being able to make more memories. Adrina would like to share with the underclassmen, “enjoy your days being in High School because it really does go fast, go out and spend the time with your friends, be involved, and make all the high school memories that you can before it's over.” Congratulations Adrina! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.8.20. https://youtu.be/nsuuCBG-Cmo
Our Senior Spotlight is on Dakota Swader. Dakota is the daughter of Stacey and Mike Swader. During high school she has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track, HOSA and FFA. Her future plans are to take a semester off and continue to work to be independent. “I want to be able to support myself before I head off to college.” Her favorite high school memory “ is probably basketball season. Coach T and Coach K made my transition to herington easier because I had a practice that I knew would challenge me but would be able to have fun at the same time. Learning lessons about life and basketball. Family is important and very needed in life.” Her favorite core class was history because there was always a fun and eventful time. Mr. Hirsch knew when someone needed some cheering up. When asked what she missed most about not physically being in school she said, “not being able to walk the stage, go to any track meets, go to my senior prom, or create any more memories with friends during school.” Her message to underclassmen is “live your high school years to the fullest because you never know if or when you will miss an activity that you wish you could go and do. Don’t try to grow up too quickly!” Her message to her teachers is “I want to thank the teachers that have been there for me throughout the years. I appreciate all you have done for me. Thankful for all the memories I have been able to make, good and bad, they have made me a better person. I would also like to thank my family for helping and supporting me through the years. I love you!” Best of Luck Dakota! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.7.20. https://youtu.be/CgHI5gA5NUs
Congratulations to the 2020-21 HHS Cheer Squad!! Karli Brott Sarah Biehler Emma Alt Jessica Mascareno Alexus Barlow-McKenna Brooklyn Schroeder Avery Monnington Mia Korgol Tabitha Wallace Sophia Maggard
Senior Spotlight features Makayla Stiles. Makayla is the daughter of Dustin and VerNonda Stiles. While in high school she has been involved in Volleyball, Basketball,Track, Softball, Tree Huggers, Salina Area Tech, Gaming Club, Drama, FFA, HOSA, blood drives, vocal, homecoming queen candidate, and a Beta Organization volunteer. After high school she said, “I plan on continuing my education on schooling at Salina Area Technical college through the welding program, currently with me already have going I will have my certificate in welding at the end of this year but I am planning on going back to college to take the half of a semester that is needed to get my associates degree in welding.” Her favorite high school memory was decorating floats at homecoming. “Showing our school pride to the rest of the town and as well to give the younger generations something to look forward to doing that is fun when they get into high school.” Her favorite classes in school were culinary arts because she loves to cook, and history. “When Mr. Hirsch came to this school and started teaching it. I loved it because he was able to make me interested in something I used to never like.” The final classes she liked were her shop classes with all of the ag teachers that she has had throughout her time at Herington High School. The hardest part of not physically being in school is, “not being able to complete my senior year would have to be not being able to do my last year of track as well as not being able to make lasting memories with the rest of my class and the underclassmen.” Her advice to underclassmen is, “make memories while you can have fun with everyone in your class and do things you want to. High school year goes by fast, don't be afraid to try something new because who knows you may really enjoy it. Make the memories of your high/middle school years fun and don't take time for granted because at some point later on you're going to wish that you would have worked harder in the things that you didn't but overall make your high/middle school years fun and memorable.” In a final note, “I would like to thank all of the teachers that have helped me through the years from elementary to high school. You have all made an impact on my life and I will never be able to forget it. I'd like to thank my coaches that I have had.You have all made me love sports but have also taught me a lot about teamwork and being able to work well and efficiently with others even if everyone doesn't see eye to eye all the time. Finally I would like to thank the school board for allowing me the chance to go to Salina Area Technical College. It has been an amazing experience and has shown me a lot from my junior year till now you have allowed me to further my education even farther while being in high school. To everyone thinking about going to college while you are in school it is difficult but it is so worth it in the end between the memories made at college and the ones made at high school as well as being taught more about the things that you enjoy doing it is truly and honestly an eye opening experience and I honestly believe that even though I was the one that started going there that I hope many more go. It really is an amazing experience. I was able to go through two years of college and high school as well as doing sports year round while it is difficult it is so worth it it gets a little hectic at times but oh well the memories as well as things that i have been taught at Salina Area Tech has made me an even better person and it will make you as well don't be afraid to take the chance of going.” Congratulations Makayla. #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES daily announcements for 5.6.20. https://youtu.be/5BBZxuwJJV0
USD 487 athletes and parents. To participate in any sport you must have a preparticipation physical on file at the school. With this school year winding down and the possibility of our fall sports practices starting next August, now is the time to think about scheduling an appointment for a physical. With the current health pandemic, it may take longer than usual to get an appointment scheduled. I have provided a link for the preparticipation physical form below. http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES Daily Announcements for 5.5.2020. https://youtu.be/jK5XMpsMtIY
Senior Spotlight is on Lauren Simmons. Lauren is the daughter of Gary and Kristy Simmons. In high school she was involved in Cheerleading, Band, FCCLA, HOSA, and Tree Huggers. Her future plans are to attend ESU to pursue a nursing degree. Lauren’s favorite high school memory is from senior fall homecoming, “building our senior float with all my closest friends, riding on the razors through the parade, giving the football boys speech downtown, and standing on the football field as a queen candidate.” Her favorite classes in school were anything with Ms. Clark. “She has had the biggest impact on me. I love you Ches! <3” What Lauren misses most about being physically in school is, “walking out the front doors not knowing it would be my last time as a student, and not being able to walk across the stage and receive my diploma as all my family watched and cheered for me.” Her message to underclassmen is, “be involved with as many activities as you can, step out of your comfort zone, because I regret not being more involved. Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask for help. Listen to your parents, when they say don't go to that party, DON'T GO TO THE PARTY! Have common sense. Make as many memories as you can with your classmates as you can, they are your family. Sit in the student section, be loud and be proud, go to prom, dress up for spirit week and experience high school, you wont regret it. All in all just have fun!” Best wishes Lauren! #railerproud
This week’s Senior Spotlight starts with Josh Ruiz. Josh is the son of Joshua and Alice Ruiz. During high school he has been involved in Scholars Bowl, Forensics, and Drama Club. His future plans are to get a degree in Filmmaking. Josh’s favorite high school memory was opening night of Little Shop of Horrors. His favorite classes in school were American history, American government and senior english. The hardest part for Josh not being physically in school is, “being motivated to do assignments without the teachers being there.” His message to underclassmen is, “the sooner you realize that you're wrong, the sooner you can be right.” Congratulations Josh! #railerproud
Today’s Senior Spotlight is on Lawson Mueller. Lawson is the son of Paul and Jackie Mueller. During high school he has been involved in FFA and National Honor Society. His future plans are to become an automotive technician. His favorite memory was during his sophomore year, “when I was sitting in Mr. Stover’s shop class and he opened the classroom door and started banging on the wall yelling at Alexander saying, ``What are you doing out here?’ ” His favorite classes in school were ag welding and ag mechanics. The hardest part of not being able to complete his senior year physically is not being able to see everyone, friends and teachers. Lawson’s message to underclassmen is, “don't take the time you have in high school for granted enjoy every moment with your friends because before you know it you will be graduating in the blink of an eye.” He would like to thank all the teachers who have supported him and got him through high school. “It has been a great honor to be around such a great group of people. I will never forget it.” Best of Luck Lawson! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES daily announcements for Friday, May 1, 2020. https://youtu.be/94LTSKGR3so
Take a drive around the school this Friday, May 1st, to honor the Class of 2020. Signs have been placed outside the football field and will remain until this weekend. We will then place them in the yards of the Seniors! Herington Railer Football Field lights will be turned on the next four Fridays in honor of the class. Lights will be on from 8:20 - 8:40 pm. Congratulations Class of 2020! We are Railer Proud!!!
Senior Spotlight is on Griffin Lindsey. Griffin is the son of Edwin Mueller II and Ashley Lindsey. The activities he is involved in are HOSA, CERT, and Track. Griffin plans to become a USAF Pararescue Jumper. His favorite high school memory was throwing a high school gathering at the new lake. The classes he enjoyed were weights and Spanish II. The hardest part of not finishing his senior year at school is, “not being able to bond with my friends and having to miss our senior trip.” Griffin’s message to underclassmen is, “fully appreciate the value of the little things in high school because things may change in an instant. If you don’t like attending school there’s really no point in sulking about it, you’re already forced to be there, so just make the most of it and always do your best, otherwise it really will have been a waste of time.” Best of Luck Griffin! #railerproud
Good morning, Railers! Here are the HES announcements for Thursday, April 30, 2020. https://youtu.be/2y_ZG2UL0NA
National Honor Society inductions will take place before the end of the school year. NHS is a prestigious and well-earned accomplishment and HHS is proud to have an active chapter for students. Membership and selection information is provided for those that are interested. Herington High School NHS Induction Procedures From the 2019-2020 HHS NHS By-Laws ARTICLE IV: Membership Section 1. Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by the faculty and shall be based on the criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Section 2. Membership in this chapter shall be known as active, honorary, and alumni. Active members become alumni members at graduation. Honorary members are selected at the discretion of the faculty council. Alumni and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs. Section 3. Eligibility: a. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the sophomore, junior, or senior class. b. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Herington High School. c. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. d. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character. ARTICLE V: Selection of Members Section 1. The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the faculty council, which consists of five faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter adviser shall be the sixth, nonvoting, ex officio member of the faculty council. Section 2. The selection of active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the school year. Section 3. Prior to the final selection, the following shall occur: a. Students’ academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility. b. All students who are eligible scholastically (i.e., candidates) shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the candidate information form for further consideration. c. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate candidates determined to be scholastically eligible using the official input form provided by the chapter adviser. 2 d. The faculty council shall review the candidate information forms, faculty input, and other relevant information to determine those who fully meet the selection criteria for membership. i.Faculty council will vote on each student based on the criteria of scholastic eligibility, faculty input, and the candidates understanding and application of service, leadership, and character. ii.If the faculty council does not feel the student follows the foundational components of NHS - Service, Leadership, and Character - the student will not be considered for induction into NHS. *Examples of this could be but are not limited to: questionable service projects (no proof of service completed), a lack of leadership qualities and skills, and a question of character based on outside activities or punishments associated with alcohol, drugs, or other illegal activity. Each candidate will be evaluated for each of these components as well as their scholastic achievement and teacher evaluations. Section 4. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony. Section 5. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given an official letter indicating the status of their membership. Section 6. An active member of the National Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter. The faculty council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain their membership.
Senior Spotlight is on Jacob Howe. Jacob belongs to George and Tracy Thiel (grandparents) Jason Howe (Father) and Michelle Howe ( Step-mother). During high school he has been involved in FFA, Basketball, Football and Track. His future plan is to attend college and become a game warden. When asked his favorite school memory, Jacob said, “when Mr. Bogess's class made the whole school smell like a pine tree and also when Mrs. Vinduska took us to the psychology conference at McPherson College.” His favorite classes in school were weights, welding, creative writing, and psychology. “Getting all your work done and also making sure it’s turned in cause everyone knows how technology works,” has been the hardest part about not physically being in school during this time. Jacob’s message to underclassmen is, “please make your senior year last cause it goes by fast and treasure the memories that you have of high school so when you look back in your later years you can laugh about it to your kids.” Congratulations Jacob! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the announcements for Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Have a good day! https://youtu.be/tyV7C2MTb48
Today’s spotlight is on Senior Kyla Haws. Kyla is the daughter of Stephanie Haws, Brett and Kylie Haws. During high school Kyla has been involved in Cross Country, Volleyball, Track, Cheerleading, Fall Homecoming Queen, FCCLA, HOSA, FFA, Tree Huggers and Student Council. After graduation she plans to attend Emporia State University to major in elementary education. Her favorite high school memories included anytime she was cheering on Friday nights for the football team. “I love getting a touchdown, doing Railer Dance as our wonderful band played and watching the crowd go wild.” Her favorite class was Forensics with Ms. Clark. “No matter what kind of day Ms. Clark was having, she was always someone happy and positive to be around.” The hardest part of not physically being in school is missing out on prom and looking forward to giving graduation invites to friends and goodbyes to teachers. Her advice to underclassmen: “know how important it is to not only finish strong, but start strong as well. Whether it be with grades, or attending events, involve yourself as much as possible to provide the best high school experience for yourself. Go sit in the student section at home games. Go to prom. Dress up for spirit week. Your classmates and friends work hard in these areas, and your support means more to them than you realize. Take the time to give back to others even if it’s in a small way. Make your time matter.” Best wishes Kyla! #railerproud
Good morning, Railers! These are your daily announcements for Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/cBkPrcU3y_s
Our senior spotlight today recognizes Gene Hanson. Gene is the son of Sherrie Hanson and Jeff Casto and J.P. and Brandy Hanson. His plans after high school are to attend Fort Hays State University for Pre-Veterinarian. While in high school Gene has been involved in FFA, FBLA, HOSA, NHS, and Ag Ambassador for Kansas Farm Bureau. His best memory of high school was tailgating the night before the Herington Volleyball Tournament, and the tradition of cooking breakfast the morning of the tournament. His favorite class in high school was Homeroom/Seminar because he felt he became so close to the people in the class. When asked what he missed most about the fact of not physically being in school, his response was, “not getting to go to state competitions and talk to all the friends I have made through the years.” His advice to underclassmen is, “if there is an opportunity, take it, even if it takes work it can help you experience life in a new way and help you meet some life long friends.” Gene would like to thank all the teachers, all the way back to elementary, who helped him along the way. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of you!” Congrats Gene and best of luck. #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the Herington Elementary School announcements for Monday, April 27. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/S0k3hhNURmk
The HHS drama club is excited to announce they will be doing a virtual play in May! Yes, you read that right! More on how this will work later. But if any students are interested, they are to contact Mr. Hirsch. Tonight at 8 pm instead of musical movie friday, they will be reading through some choices. So if any HHS student wants to join in contact Mr. Hirsch, Jessica Mascareno, or Madi Becker. They are excited to make more memories for students and the community during these unprecedented times!
It's not too late!!! Virtual cheerleading tryouts will be held on April 30th for all eligible girls going into 9th -12th grade. Contact Traci Alt for details/routines at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 602-319-5458
Today’s senior spotlight features senior Logan Foust. Logan is the granddaughter of Dale and Rita Hull and the daughter of Joni Foust. During high school Logan has been involved in Choir, Volleyball, Cheer, Dance, FCCLA and HOSA. Her favorite high school memory was when we won the game against Rural Vista her freshman year. Her favorite classes were any taken with Ms. Clark. When asked the hardest part of not currently being in school she replied, “Not getting to have Prom.” Best of luck Logan! #railerproud
Our next senior spotlight would like to feature Hunter Demanett. He is the son of Tony and Chardy Magnett, and Jace and Kelsy Demanett. During high school he was involved in FFA, Cheerleading, Track, Vocal, T.N.T. Group, Lutheran Youth Group, Tri-County Chamber Fun Committee, Herington Hearts Core Community Volunteer, and Broadway Block Party Volunteer Committee. Hunter plans to attend Project Search in Salina after graduation. His favorite high school memory was “when I got to ask Madi Becker to Prom my Junior Year in front of the entire high school during a basketball game.” Mr. Hager’s Ag class was his favorite. “I sure do miss him!” Hunter said. The hardest part for Hunter to get used to not physically being at school he said was, “ I miss everything except the early mornings. I miss going to the pre-school to help the little kids, I miss going to Pizza-Hut in the afternoons and working, I miss seeing the office ladies and making them laugh. But most of all I miss my friend and teacher Mr. Harbaugh.” His message to underclassmen would be “Don’t worry so much about other people’s opinions of you, Be you and have fun doing it!” Hunter would like us to know “when I moved back to Herington my 8th grade year I was nervous because I didn't have a good time at my old school. But on my first day I met a new friend. His name was Brian and he was my bus driver. He recognized that I was different from the other kids and that I might need a bit more guidance. He gave me that and so much more. I will really miss not seeing his smiling face every day as I move on into adulthood. I will always have a high five ready for him when I see him out and about.” Best of Luck Hunter! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railer! Here are the HES announcements for Thursday, April 23. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/12kftGI5Qzk
Today we would like to recognize senior Holden Coffman. Holden is the son of Darrin and Penny Coffman. During high school he has been involved in Wrestling, Football, Computers, Gaming Club and Golf. After high school he plans to attend North Central Kansas Technical School for Automotive Collision Repair. Holden’s favorite classes in school were Band, Art and American Government. The hardest part of not being physically in school right now is the fact he is not seeing his friends or walking the stage. When asked his advice to underclassmen he responded “Get er done!” Congratulations Holden! #railerproud
Even though we can't get together to plant the community garden, there are several students who are doing awesome gardens of their own. Also, the FFA and Hope Agritrails went in together and bought enough sweet corn to totally fill half of the community garden. There will be plenty of sweet corn for all as the next school year gets started. Larry Mein and Tom Beihler have been hard at work getting it planted. Ms Burton and Ms Greenlee are thankful that there are so many hardworking and kind individuals in this wonderful community! The picture is of Tom Beihler planting corn in the garden.
In today’s Senior Spotlight we would like to feature Gabbriella Carnes. She is the daughter of Leah Carnes. While in high school she has been involved in Volleyball, Track, Softball, Homecoming Queen, Choir, Drama, Forensics, FCCLA Basketball Manager, Avid, and Yearbook. Her future plans are to attend Butler County Community College and major in something that will help people in situations like hers: Social Work. There were two favorite high school memories that she would like to share. “The first was when Coach Beye, Coach Parks and Coach Kickhaefer let me play volleyball on senior night. It made my mom so proud of me. The second was when everyone clapped for me when I was crowned homecoming queen.” When asked what her favorite class was she had several: Yearbook with Mrs. Beye and Ms. Levens; Math with Mrs. Vinduska and Government with Mr. Hirsh. When asked the hardest part of not getting to complete your senior year physically in school she replied, “The one on one communication or the understanding that there's other issues going on in people's lives that affect them from doing some work. I feel as if I'm not learning up to my potential.” Her message to underclassmen is “Time is precious. Things and people can vanish in a blink of an eye. Enjoy the little things. Stay persistent. Yes the future is important but there's no need to be a day ahead or stuck in the past. Go to a school function, join clubs, and just be a part of something. You never know when it could be your last moment together as a class. Last but not least be one with each other. There's no need to step on someone else when you could instead help them up and guide each other through their struggles. Your class will be as one so work together as a family. Your senior year is your last moments together before everyone finds their own paths. Just know that you're not alone and the teachers have your best interest. All you have to do is ask for help.” Best of Luck Gabby! #railerproud
Good Morning, Railers! Here are your HES morning announcements for Tuesday, April 21, 2020. https://youtu.be/FWytMoHlfDI
For the next several weeks we will be taking time to recognize the seniors in a senior spotlight. We will be presenting seniors in alphabetical order. Today we would like to recognize Kayland Alexander. Kayland is the son of Pamala and Bryan Alexander. He has been involved in Basketball, Football, Student Council and FFA during his high school career. Kayland plans to attend college and obtain a degree in Elementary Education. His best memory of high school was the homecoming football game his sophomore year. Kayland picked off the ball on the last play of the game and ran it back for six points against Onaga High School to seal the win! His favorite classes are culinary and art because he loves to eat and has a passion for art. The hardest part of missing out on school this final month is the fact that “we all knew we would miss this place and all the memories we made at Herington High School but we didn’t know it would be this soon.” There were still many more memories to be made. His advice to underclassmen is to cherish every moment you have. Every practice that you might think is miserable at the time, every game day, every club meeting, every pep assembly, this list can go on and on. Either way, those moments will come and go fast whether you enjoy them or not, so don’t wait around until tomorrow to give it your all, because tomorrow might not come. Best of luck Kayland! #railerproud
Good Morning Railers! Here are your morning announcements for April 20th, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLJTEPjK0WM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 HHS Dance team! Halee Polman Tristyn Killer Hailey Henson Madi Becker Davanne Schaffer Eleanor Silhan Emma Holzhauser Cameron Hartman Sophia Weber Addison Makovec Tyler Urbanek
Don’t forget tonight the HHS Drama Club will be hosting the Zoom Friday Night Musical! If any HHS students would like the link to the zoom session where we will watch and discuss the musical, email Mr. Hirsch at email@example.com or contact Madi Becker or Jessica Mascareno to get into the zoom showing. Tonight’s Andrew Lloyd Weber musical will be “Phantom of the Opera!!” The show must go on!!
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES morning annoucements for Friday, April 17. https://youtu.be/_KRT1slzve0
Today was an exceptionally cold day handing out lunches. However, we would like to share a ray of sunshine. One of the students wanted to give us a tip for doing such a wonderful job. on this cold day. We are so lucky to have great students at USD 487. -Cindy Floyd, Lisa Beye, Amanda Patterson, and Tara Collins
Virtual cheerleading tryouts will be held on April 30th for all eligible girls going into 9th - 12th grade. Contact Traci Alt for details/routines at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 602-319-5458
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES morning announcements for Thursday, April 16. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/gTOZwxTVuO4
Hey Kansas! I'm Sarah Biehler, a senior at Herington High School, and I am absolutely thrilled to be serving as your 2020-2021 VP of Corporate Relations and Finance. Although I'm from a small town, I find ways to stay active and involved in my school and community. In addition to FCCLA, I also participate in FBLA, NHS, Drama Club, Stu-co, Class Leadership, and Cheerleading. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, volunteering, baking, and playing with my dogs, Molly, Ava, and Blue. I can't wait to meet you all and see what you will accomplish in the coming year!
Congratulations to the HMS Letter Winners for the 2020 wrestling season! Dalen Armstrong Josh Lewis Trenton Nuss Malaki Begley Kwinton Barlow-Makenna Shiann Morrison Destiney Geissert Cameron Svitak Tyler Urbanek (Manager - Letter of Appreciation) You all did great, worked hard, and improved at every match. Proud of you all. Coach Pritchard
Congratulations to Gene Hanson who was selected to participate in a 2020 Senior Leaders Conversation. 64 seniors from Kansas were selected for this opportunity. The purpose of these casual conversations is to allow our Senior Leaders to share their unique stories with KSDE staff and their fellow seniors. He will be discussing guiding questions to get students thinking, but mostly for seniors to share what they found important in their journey to graduation and postsecondary life. In addition to KSDE staff, who will be facilitating the small breakout Zoom groups, staff from the Kansas Board of Regents will be in attendance as a resource for any postsecondary education questions.
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES morning announcements for Wednesday, April 15. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/QV5EGc3Vj2A
Don’t forget tonight the HHS Drama Club will be hosting the Zoom Friday Night Musical! Last week was a blast and they’d love to have more join! If any HHS students would like the link to the zoom session where we will watch and discuss the musical, email Mr. Hirsch at email@example.com or contact Madi Becker or Jessica Mascareno to get into the zoom showing. Tonight’s Andrew Lloyd Weber musical will be “Jesus Christ Superstar”. The show must go on!!
"Extra" meals If you or your student will be picking up meals this Thursday April 9th, expect a large package of food. The package will include meals for Thursday, Friday, and the following Monday. Our staff will NOT be serving meals on Friday April 10th or Monday April13th. Regular service will resume on Tuesday April 14th.
Good Morning! These are the HES morning announcements for Wednesday, April 8. https://youtu.be/urR0fK5yvp0
CONTINUOUS LEARNING PARENT FEEDBACK Please use the following link to provide feedback about your experiences with our Continuous Learning process. https://forms.gle/hnWe9bR56BzYRtvM7
Continuous Learning Reminders Students, please make sure you are accessing your email and other digital platforms regularly. High school students must pass 5 of their 7 courses this semester to retain eligibility for KSHAA activities next Fall. Parents, if your students have items such as library books or other materials that belong to the school and need to be returned, please drop those items off inside the elementary school entryway between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. any weekday. A huge thank you to everyone for their hard work during this difficult time (that includes you too parents)!
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES morning announcements. Have a great day! https://youtu.be/E3WFd1hMJ-E
If any current Sophomores or Juniors are interested in applying for National Honor Society, please email Ms. Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application!
Good Morning! Here are the elementary school morning announcements for Monday, April 6. https://youtu.be/HRg-N9xu8FE
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OLeErO8nXsc The HHS Drama Club has been looking for some type of social distancing activity to do and famed composer Andrew Lloyd Weber has helped them out! For the month of April, every Friday night, the drama club will be hosting a zoom showing of one of his famous musicals at 8 pm! If any HHS students would like the link to the showing zoom session where we will watch and discuss the musics, email Mr. Hirsch at email@example.com or contact Madi Becker or Jessica Mascareno to get into the zoom showing. Tonight’s showing will be “Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. The show must go on!!
If you are interested in trying out for the 2020-2021 Dance team please contact Mrs. Mayes at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can get you the information on how tryouts will be going.
Good Morning! Here are the April 3 morning announcements for Herington Elementary School. https://youtu.be/LXxoA6FLXmU
There was such excitement from Spirit Days this week we would like to participate in them again next week. Join in the fun. Monday- Railer Pride! ~Show us some school spirit by wearing railer gear~ Tuesday- Quarantine Snacks! ~post your go-to quarantine snack~ Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday! ~Wear your favorite crazy socks~ Thursday- Jersey Thursday ~Wear your favorite sports teams jersey~ Friday- Favorite Friday ~Post a photo of your favorite thing about USD 487~
FBLA members participated in prejudged events for the State Leadership Conference and the results are posted. Congratulations to the following members and their placings at the State Level. 1st Place - Business Financial Plan - Carrie Roe, Sarah Biehler, and Hannah Pohlman 4th Place - Business Plan - Eleanore Silhan, Will Lingenfelser, and Nathan Vinduska 4th Place - Introduction to Business Presentation - Emma Alt, Halle Rutschman, and Tristyn Kremeier 5th Place - Electronic Career Portfolio - Connor LaRosa 6th Place - Ms. FBL - Carrie Roe State Executive Vice President - Carrie Roe District III Vice President - Megan Mortensen Congratulations Herington FBLA!
Grab and Go Meal week of April 6th MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO ITEM AVAILABILITY. Monday: Breakfast- Pancakes, Craisins, Milk Lunch- Ham & Cheese Wrap, Grape Tomatoes, Apple, and Milk Tuesday: Breakfast- Banana Bread, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk Lunch- Grape Uncrustable, Beef Sticks, Broccoli Florets, Banana and Milk Wednesday: Breakfast- Blueberry Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk Lunch- BBQ Pork Riblet on a Bun, Tortilla Chips, Baby Carrots, Diced Peaches, and Milk Thursday: Breakfast- Cinnamon Mini, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Lunch- Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Sun Chips, Cucumber Slices, Applesauce and Milk Friday: Breakfast- Pop Tart, Strawberry/Banana Yogurt Cup, Orange, Milk Lunch- Strawberry Uncrustable, Cheese Stick, Green Bell Pepper Strips, Whole Grain Snack, Pears and Milk. Parents, remember if the meals are not eaten right away, the sack lunches should be put into the refrigerator until your kids are ready to eat. BBQ Pork Riblets can be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave.
Good Morning, Railers! Here are the HES daily announcements for Thursday, April 2. https://youtu.be/8N7-b7tujHA
Wednesday message from Tristyn Kremeier- I hope everyone is finding happiness during this situation. Also, I hope everyon's online classes are going well. I know for me, I am finding happiness by spending quality time with my family, playing games, going on walks, riding bikes, playing with my dog and just enjoying this down time. Try to find something you enjoy that makes you happy everyday. I hope you enjoy your Wednesday.
Good Morning HES Railers! Here are your daily announcements for Wednesday, April 1, 2020. https://youtu.be/CAJuUSOjUS4
Good evening, Middle school and high school band instruments, gym locker contents, and shop locker contents may be picked up at the HS gym entrance between 4 and 6 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday. Please follow staff member instructions as you arrive.
State FBLA Officer elections took place and results are in. Congratulations to Carrie Roe who was elected as the new Executive Vice President and Megan Mortensen who is the new District III Vice President. Both girls start their terms now and will be part of the officer team for the next year. #railerpride
Good Morning, HES Railers! Here are the morning announcements for Tuesday, March 31, 2020: https://youtu.be/hwVZ0sAnX_E
Mrs. Beye’s Internet Marketing class decided during their Zoom Meeting to provide positive messages on our website and social media during this time. Today’s message is from Halle Rutschman. Here’s a quote about change that will definitely benefit everyone and is a nice reminder that you can still make good from change even if it’s scary. Hope you had a good first day of online learning.
HES students - Welcome back to school. Your teachers have been working hard to prepare for this week. They miss you and can't wait to share lots of new ways to learn. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY3PKhcVkpY&feature=youtu.be
Send me photos of your kiddos and their new way of learning so I can put them on our website and facebook page. I think its important to keep things exciting and important for all! Just send photos to email@example.com and a caption. Thanks!
Reminder to families and children to go to the same location for meals each day so we can be sure we have enough for that specific location. Thank you.
HES Families: Quarter three grade cards, some brief technology instructions, and a letter from Dr. Morgan are being mailed out so please be on the lookout for those. If you have questions or concerns, please continue to reach out to Dr. Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week of March 30th pick up meals. Each bag includes lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Monday: Mini Donuts, Craisins, Milk, Chef Salad, Apple, Granola Bar and Milk Tuesday: Banana Bread, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk, Grape Uncrustable, Beef Sticks, Broccoli Florets, Banana and Milk Wednesday: Blueberry Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk, Hamburger on a Bun, Tortilla Chips, Baby Carrots, Diced Peaches, and Milk Thursday: Cinnamon Mini, Mandarin Oranges, Milk, Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Sun Chips, Cucumber Slices, Applesauce and Milk Friday: Whole Grain Cereal, Strawberry/Banana Yogurt Cup, Orange, Milk, Strawberry Uncrustable, Cheese Stick, Green Bell Pepper Strips, Whole Grain Snack, Pears and Milk. Parents, remember if the meals are not eaten right away, the sack lunches should be put into the refrigerator until your kids are ready to eat. Hamburgers can be eaten cold or warmed up in the microwave.
The end of this year has brought about may changes. The students K-12 now have laptops for their use at home. Please be mindful of how these are used and treated. An Agreement was signed by you at enrollment. If they are broken, lost or stolen under your care you will be charged. They are also being monitored. If your student goes to inappropriate sites they will be suspended from use. Please go to the Document page of our website to see the full agreement.
Due to Dickinson County health orders, all board meetings will be held via video streaming. Visit the USD 487 facebook page to view meetings. Agendas will be posted prior to each meeting.
REMINDER TRACK MEMBERS. Please drop off your cards or contact Lisa Beye your plan to get them to us. Thank you very much!! Attention Track Members: since the season has been cancelled we need make arrangements to get your subway cards and/or money. We would like you to try to make arrangements to drop them off between 8 am and 6 pm today at the following locations. Lisa Beye’s House 620 North G, JB Prichard’s House 309 South C, or Kenny Roe’s House 701 North F. There will be a box located on each of those porches. Put your cards and/or money in an envelope or somehow indicate who’s they are with your name. Please text Lisa Beye 785-366-6038 when and where you dropped them off so we make sure we get them. If you can not make the timeframe please text Lisa Beye and we can figure out how to get them. I know not all kids and families have Facebook or access to the website so please spread the word. Thanks.
Attention Track Members: since the season has been cancelled we need make arrangements to get your subway cards and/or money. We would like you to try to make arrangements to drop them off between noon and 6 pm today and 8 am and 6 pm tomorrow at the following locations. Lisa Beye’s House 620 North G, JB Prichard’s House 309 South C, or Kenny Roe’s House 701 North F. There will be a box located on each of those porches. Put your cards and/or money in an envelope or somehow indicate who’s they are with your name. Please text Lisa Beye 785-366-6038 when and where you dropped them off so we make sure we get them. If you can not make the timeframe please text Lisa Beye and we can figure out how to get them. I know not all kids and families have Facebook or access to the website so please spread the word. Thanks.
School Families: If you have library books at your home, please bring them to the school where your oldest child attends from 9-3 Saturday. Please stay in your vehicle, and we will bring a box for you to drop them into. Thank you for your assistance with getting library books back to school!
Food Service Update Meals will be distributed at the locations communicated yesterday, but will be served from March 23rd - May 20th. Please remember to complete the Google form indicating your needs prior to 5:00 p.m. each Friday. Form link: https://forms.gle/xKHqTzUBYAWZJmdK8
Clarification to the last message. You may use the track, it is just HIGHLY encouraged that you do not go with groups to work out. Do the workouts on your own.
There will be no practices until school is back in session. HHS and HMS track members you can continue your workouts we gave you for spring break. As time goes on and as needed we will update the workouts. Please do something each day to remain active. We highly encourage you NOT to plan small group workouts at this time. It is important you do these workouts on your own. We understand the difficulties of the situation and thank you for working within these parameters. We will let you know as soon as we know more.
Ayden Lawrenz is the son of Megan and Nathan Lawrenz and Mindy Lawrenz. Ayden believes he was chosen because “I maintain good grades, while involving myself in many extracurricular activities. I also believe I’m a good leader in the wrestling room.” As a Junior, Ayden involves himself in Football, Wrestling, Golf, FFA, and FBLA When asked, Mrs. Greenlee said, “Ayden is a hard worker that is always willing to take on extra responsibilities when he is asked to. He is respectful and always gets his work in on time. He also represents the school well outside the school at athletic contests and in the community. He is just an all-around good young man.” Congratulations Ayden!
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Riley Jackson, as the February Student of the Month. Riley participates in football, basketball, vocal and track. Riley feels that he was chosen as the student of the month because he shows respect to both students and staff, works hard to do his best in school, he follows the school expectations, has a positive and energetic attitude, and tries to be the best student he can be. Riley is the son of Dani and Ryan Stevenson and Bryan Jackson.
Good Luck to the HHS Boys Basketball Team. They play Chase County at Chase County tonight at 7:00.
The Lady Rails come up short in a hard fought battle with Hillsboro 28-30. Railer Nation is proud of you!
Good Luck to the Lady Railers tonight as they play their first round Sub-State game at Hillsboro this evening at 7:00. Go Lady Rails!!!
Sweatshirts will be in this afternoon, March 2. Orders will be organized and delivered to students by the end of the day March 3rd.
Congratulation to Tristyn Kremeier, sophomore at Herington High, who broke the school record for three pointers in a single season. The previous record was held by Chanell Makovec with 42 back in ‘09. Kremeier broke this record with 45 as of last Tuesday. We are excited to see what the next two years has in store for this athlete!
HES Families: Reminder to please join us for the HES/PTO Little Sweetheart Dance from 6:00-7:30 this evening in the HES gym. This event is free of charge, all family members are welcome to attend, and all kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Third graders is Miss Parks’ class are looking at the harmful effects of not brushing your teeth in support of dental health month! They put their labeling skills to use helping identify what is in each jar. After that, the students measured out 8 oz of a specific liquid and put an egg inside. The egg will be observed over the next 5 days to see what happens as a result of leaving a liquid on your “teeth”! Students each write down a hypothesis of which liquid they think will have the most damaging effects. Liquid A- gatorade Liquid B- lemonade Liquid C- orange juice Liquid D- milk Liquid E- water Liquid F- coke Liquid G- sweet tea Liquid H- bang energy drink Fun was had by all and we would love for our community to play along with us! Which liquid do you think will cause the most damage?! We will post the findings of the students' observations in a few days! #beingallwecanbe
Tonight's High School basketball games at Inman have been cancelled due to weather in the Inman area. These games will not be rescheduled.
Games at Inman have been cancelled for tonight.
HHS Games tonight at Inman 4:30 JV Boys and 1/2 JV Girls 6:00 V Girls 7:30 V Boys Good Luck Railers
MS Wrestling Scramble Today! Meet starts at 4:00pm and will be in the MS Gym. We will have 8th Grade Recognition at 5:15 between rounds! Go Railers!
Sarah Biehler is in Hesston, Kansas today for the FCCLA State Officer interview process. Herington should be very proud of the leadership that our students are given through our CTSO organization. She is among 15 students from around the state interviewing for 7 positions. Please send her positive thoughts. She will find out in the morning if she has made the officer team.
Congratulations to Colby Lollar & Ayden Lawrenz for punching their ticket to the state wrestling tournament in Hays next weekend. They both have one match left wrestling for 3rd place!
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 swi