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 swim team. Isabelle believes she was chosen as student of the month because she works hard in the classroom to get good grades, works well with classmates and teammates, and is kind and helpful to others. Isabelle is the daughter of Ashley and Randy Ecklund.
Science Behind The Practice! Research demonstrates that when parents read out loud to their children, they significantly increase their children’s vocabulary, cognitive skills, memory, curiosity and motivation. One of the goals of the LIFE program is to help families establish a read-aloud routine in order to maximize these benefits. #beingallwecanbe
Order of Events for the High School Volleyball at Herington, October 3rd. 3:00 Herington vs. Solomon (JV) 2 games only 4:00 Herington vs. Douglas (JV) 2 games only 5:00 Solomon vs. Douglas (JV) 2 games only 6:00 Herington vs. Douglas (V) 7:00 Solomon vs. Douglas (V) 8:00 Herington vs Solomon (V)
September Male Athlete of the Month Craig Rutschman, son of Kara and Kevin Rutschman, has been awarded male Athlete of the Month for September. Craig believes he was chosen because of his passion for the Cross Country team. “I show a lot of leadership for the team, and always give my teammates individual inspiration to do better. I have a lot of hope for the Cross Country team, and I wish for the best to my teammates and I for the rest of the season. Craig is currently a Junior who is involved in, Cross Country, Drama Club, and FBLA. When asked, Cross Country Coach, and teacher Tammy Greenley said, “Craig is an awesome young man and athlete! He has a great attitude both in school and when he is with his teammates on the cross country team. He is always quick to build them up and encourage them! He works hard and has a great work ethic both when he is racing and practicing and with his school work. He has great potential and I look forward to seeing what the season brings for him!” Congratulations Craig!
September Female Athlete of the Month Carrie Roe, daughter of Tammie and Kenny Roe has been awarded September female athlete of the month. Carrie thinks she was chosen because she has been representing Herington High at the Varsity level since Freshman year, and has worked hard in the off season and continually pushing herself and her teammates to play at the best of our abilities. Carrie is an involved Junior, who is apart of Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Swim Team, Weights, FBLA, NHS, FFA, Student Council, Drama Club, Band, Scholar’s Bowl, and is the Vice President of her class. When asked, Coach Beye said, “I think Carrie was chosen because she has worked very hard in the off season to improve her level of play. She has stepped up on her team to become a positive leader. She has realized the importance of positive leadership and what that leadership can do to the culture of a team. So far this season she has led her to team to a 12-4 start.”
Conner LaRosa, son of Eric and Debbie LaRosa has been awarded Student of the Month for September. Conner thinks he was selected because of his work ethic and for being a good role model in the school. Throughout his high school years, Conner has participated in football, basketball, track, FBLA, HOSA, and FFA. When asked, Mrs. Geissert said, “Conner is a conscientious, hard working young man. He expects the best of himself, so he does whatever it takes to accomplish that. He also has a fun sense of humor, and he treats others with respect.” Congratulations Conner!
JV Football tonight at Peabody starting at 6:00 pm.
High School Volleyball Playing Schedule for Tuesday, October 1 Games played at Hope 4:00 New Gym: Herington JV vs Rural Vista JV Old Gym: Goessel JV vs Herington C 5:00 New Gym: Goessel JV vs Rural Vista JV Old Gym: Herington JV vs Wakefield JV 6:00 New Gym: Herington vs Rural Vista Old Gym: Goessel vs Wakefield 7:00 New Gym: Goessel vs Rural Vista Old Gym: Herington vs Wakefield
Theme for tonight’s game is Super Hero!!!
The MS Railer Volleyball A Team lost a tough match, 22-25, 13-22, to Bennington.
Come out and support the Railer Football Team. Start time has been moved to 6:00pm in an attempt to avoid any serious weather. Go Railers!
Reminder that Railer Cards and Money is due this week. Please turn them into Mrs. Mein before Friday. Reminder to return money and/or cards!
Herington Volleyball sweeps the night with a 25-9, 25-9 victory over Wichita Classical. Great job ladies!
Herington Volleyball defeats Goessel 25-12, 25-22. Next up Wichita Classical.
Mrs. Mortensen’s second graders had a tent party to celebrate earning 100 tickets for being safe, responsible, and respectful. Students were allowed to play school games of their choice on their computers while under the tents. It was a fun way to celebrate great behavior at school. #beingallwecanbe
Volleyball Matches at Goessel on Tuesday, September 24. GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT GOESSEL 4:00 Goessel vs Herington JV/C 5:00 Goessel vs Herington JV 6:00 Goessel vs Herington V 7:00 Herington vs Classical V Games will run ahead if needed
The JV Game for tonight has been cancelled.
The Kansas Honor Scholars Program has been a KU tradition since 1971 and has honored more than 140,000 high school seniors—from all 105 Kansas counties and approximately 360 high schools—for ranking academically in the top 10 percent of their class. It is designed to promote academic excellence in secondary education, to reward high school seniors for their hard work and dedication, and to support our Kansas communities. Herington High School's Honor Scholars for the Class of 2020 are Lawson Mueller, son of Jacqueline Mueller; and Gene Hanson, son of Sherrie and Jerry Hanson. #kansashonorscholar
Come support the Railers on Friday night (9/20) at their 1st home football game against the Rural Vista Heat at 7:00 pm. We’d like to see the stands filled with supporters as we show the boys how much the community supports them. Theme Night: Hawaiian / Summer Fun We would like EVERYONE to come dressed in your best summer / Hawaiian outfit as we “BEAT THE HEAT”. Some ideas: Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses, leis, straw hats, shorts, flip flops, beach towels. Let’s have a great time and a HUGE turnout!
Herington Middle School Volleyball and Football will host Little River tomorrow. Volleyball will start at 4:30 with the A team followed by the B team and C team games. The Football game will begin and 6:00pm. See you there!
Herington High School Cross Country will host their Cross Country Meet Tomorrow starting at 4:00pm at the Herington Country Club. Come on out and support our runners!
Reminder today is a 1:00 early release day.
Reminder today is an early release day. 1:00 dismissal.
FBLA Members need to pay your dues before Friday. $20 if you want a T-shirt $10 if you don’t.
Anyone still wanting a 2018-2019 yearbook please email email@example.com or call the high school office. $20.00
So proud of these kids!! Herington Cross Country kids are making things interesting!! We had two medal winners today and the other two ran good races. Davanne Schaffer got second place for JV girls and Koy Mueller got 3rd place for JV boys both are freshmen. Trenton Braucher and Craig Rutschman both ran good races!! Go Railers!!
High School Volleyball schedule for Tuesday, September 17th. 4:00 Herington JV vs Peabody JV 5:00 Herington JV vs Little River JV 6:00 Herington Varsity vs Peabody 7:00 Herington Varsity vs Little River All Herington matches will be played in the high school gym.
Ms. Burton's Ag Mechanics class built composting bins and today they added their first food waste to start the composting process! We will be taking vegetable scraps and peelings from the schools kitchen and adding them daily to our compost. The end product will then be used in the community garden.
Lady Railers Varsity team went 4-1 and took 2nd at the Centre Volleyball Tournament. Match Scores: 25-17, 25-8 vs Berean Academy 25-5, 25-9 vs Wichita Classical 22-25, 25-15, 25-21 vs Little River 25-22, 21-25, 25-10 vs Wichita Homeschool 17-25, 25-21, 22-25 vs Rural Vista in the Championship match Lady Railers are now 8-1 for the season THANK YOU SO MUCH to the student body and fans that came to cheer these girls on for 10+hours today! Your support means so much to these girls! #railerproud
The Railer Volleyball Team goes 3-0 in pool play. They defeated Berean Academy 25-17, 25-8 Wichita Classical 25-10, 25-22 and Little River 22-25, 25-15, 25-21. Will face Wichita Homeschool at 3pm in bracket play.
The High School Football JV game scheduled for Monday the 16th at Bennington has been canceled!
The Cross Country Meet at Melvern Lake has been postponed to Monday the 16th!
HMS Volleyball and Football teams will play host to Rural Vista tomorrow. Volleyball will be in the High School Gym 4:30 - A Team Volleyball. 5:30 - B and C Team Volleyball. 6:00 - Football
HHS Cross Country will run in the Lyndon Invitational at Melvern Lake Outlet Park tomorrow! Exit west off of highway 75 (directly east of the damn). 5:00 Girl"s Varsity 5:30 Boy's Varsity 6:00 Boy's and Girl's JV
Nice wins tonight Lady Railers. 4-0 so far on the season. Vs Elyria 25-19, 25-10 Vs Centre 25-15, 25-19
Railer JV Football will play host to Chase County on Monday night at 6pm.
Third grade used their MTSS time this week to read a fiction story about the history of Hershey chocolate! Today they had to invent their own chocolate bar. We talked about selling points such as a colorful wrapper, cheap prices, and add in’s such as caramel or nuts. Finally, they wrote three selling points of why you should buy their chocolate bar! 🍫🍫🍫 #beingallwecanbe
Because of Construction on Hwy 50 the best commute to the football game tonight in Chase County is to go through Council Grove. Be Safe!
Herington High School August Student of the Month Brody Brown, son of Diedra and James Bruce, has been awarded Student of the Month for August. Brody thinks that he was chosen because he feels that he is a good role model to younger kids at the school, and also a leader out on the football field. He also feels that the teachers have recognized that he has changed himself for the better after learning from his mistakes throughout high school. Throughout his high school years, Brody has been apart of the football and basketball teams. When asked, Mrs. Beye said, “Brody does what he can to help others out. He is always willing to be a positive part of the classroom and works hard to please others.” Congratulations, Brody!
Tuesday, September 10th High School Volleyball Matches at Centre Centre vs Goessel (Main Gym) 4:00 PM (JV) Herington vs Elyria (New Gym) 4:00 PM (JV) Centre vs Herington (Main Gym) 5:00 PM (JV) Goessel vs Elyria Christian (New Gym) 5:00 PM (JV) Centre vs Goessel (Main Gym) 6:00 PM (V) Herington vs Elyria (New Gym) 6:00 PM (V) Centre vs Herington (Main Gym) 7:00 PM (V) Goessel vs Elyria (New Gym) 7:00 PM (V)
Herington Middle School Student of the Month The middle school staff members chose 8th grader, Michael Beardslee, as the August Student of the Month. Michael participates in vocal, football, basketball, and track. Michael believes he was chosen as student of the month because he works hard in the classroom, is kind and respectful to teachers and other students and is willing to help out his classmates and teammates. Michael is the son of Les and Tia Beardslee.
Reminder Jostens will be here today to meet with Seniors and Sophomores. Be sure to bring your order forms and any deposits needed.
RAILER NATION!!🚂🏈 HHS Football travels to Strong City tomorrow to face Chase County! Game time is 7pm!!!
Mrs. Koehn's class completed an activity today that required them to draw a picture of themselves and then write descriptive words about their characteristics. Then, Mrs. Koehn cut the papers apart and mixed them up, and distributed the descriptions to the class. The final step was for students to read the descriptions and match them to the correct picture of each student! #beingallwecanbe
HES Families: We will be having our first Site Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 in the HES Flex Lab. We invite and encourage any parents, community members, or stakeholders to be a part of this group! Please notify us ahead of time if you are planning on attending by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much and we hope to see you Tuesday evening!
Senior class parent meeting on Sunday the 8th at 6:30 in the high school commons area.
The Railer cross country team will run at Mission Valley High School tomorrow. Girls will start at 4:45 Boys will start at 5:00 🏅 Go Railers!
Come support the Lady Railers in their first night of season play!! ****Notice - Games will be played at Herington instead of Goessel. 3:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (C) Main Gym 4:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven (JV) 5:00 Herington vs. Haven (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline (JV) 6:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven 7:00 Herington vs. Haven Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline
RAILER NATION!!🚂🏈 HHS Football Jamboree tomorrow in Melvern. Remember start time is 6pm!!!
Herington High School Volleyball ****Notice - Games will be played at Herington on Tuesday, September 3rd instead of Goessel!! 3:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (C) Main Gym 4:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven (JV) 5:00 Herington vs. Haven (JV) Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline (JV) 6:00 Herington vs. Ell-Saline Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Haven 7:00 Herington vs. Haven Varsity Main Gym Goessel vs. Ell-Saline
Mrs. Gutsch's third grade class enjoyed several beginning of the year activities. One meaningful experience was reading "Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes" and discussing how Pete does not let little things get him down. We brainstormed issues that get in our way sometimes, one of which is other people's words. Students then squirted out an entire mini tube of toothpaste (representing others' words) and were asked to put the toothpaste back into the tube. This proved almost impossible! The takeaway: choose your words wisely, because once they come out of your mouth, you can't put them back in! We can clean up the mess, but we cannot fully put the toothpaste back into the tube! Our focus is using meaningful and kind words and having a positive attitude. #beingallwecanbe
Thursday, August 29th 5:00 Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00 Railer Spirit Parade through downtown 6:30 Whitewash (for high school students only) & Watermelon Feed Come support the Railers as they begin their fall sports season!
Thursday, August 29th 5:00 Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00 Railer Spirit Parade 6:30 Whitewash & Watermelon Feed Come support the Railers as they begin their fall sports season!
Middle School and High School students will be bringing home a letter describing two upcoming surveys that will be administered to students in grades 6-12. This letter went home with Middle School students yesterday and will be going home with High School students today. If you would like to opt your child out from participating in these surveys, please return the "opt out" form to your child's school by September 6, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the HMS or HHS office.
HES Families: Reminder that we have picture day tomorrow! You are welcome to return order packets to your classroom teacher, however, LifeTouch does prefer that their online ordering feature is utilized.
First graders in Mrs. Koehn's class learned that each student needs different tools to learn and that learning will look different for each student. Mrs. Koehn used band-aids to show the students that they don't always need the same treatment; instead, each student will receive what they need to make them successful! #beingallwecanbe
Dickinson county K-9 units and Herington Police department conducted a sweep for illegal substances at Herington High school this morning.
HES Families: Please remember that each student needs to have an extra pair of clean shoes for PE. These do NOT need to be a new pair of shoes. We had the gym floor refinished over the summer so we are wanting to keep it as nice as possible. If the extra pair of shoes is going to be a hardship please contact our office staff and we will do our best to support you!
Thursday, August 29th 5:00 Volleyball Scrimmage 6:00 Railer Spirit Parade 6:30 Whitewash & Watermelon Feed Come support the Railers as they begin their fall sports season!
I would like to inform you, due to the high heat index expected the next couple of days, our coaches are adjusting practices to allow for extra water breaks, cool down times, and reduced conditioning. Please stress the importance of hydration to your student athlete.
Middle School Football equipment checkout will take place Friday the 16th after school at 1:00pm. MS Football parent meeting will take place Monday the 19th at 5:30pm in the Elementary lunch room.
Orange Express will be offering clothing options this year from this online store. Orders are due by the 26th. These items will be shipped out two weeks later. Order your items online now. Thanks for your support! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/HERBCFS?utm_source=flyer&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=store_link
HES Families: Please join us for back to school night this evening at 5:00! We will be structuring this evening differently this year: 5:00-5:20 – Meet your teacher and drop off supplies in classroom or locker. 5:20-5:30 – Presentation in the gym and bike helmet raffle. 5:40-5:50 - Classroom Session 1 5:55-6:05 - Classroom Session 2 6:10-6:20 - Classroom Session 3 5:50-6:30 - Ice cream sandwiches and extra-curricular/co-curricular/community activity information in the café.
HES staff members are excited to #BeAllWeCanBe this year! Staff members learned about the history of Herington’s relationship with our Department of Defense and the background of some of our local veterans - there are many parallels and similar character traits pertaining to teachers and soldiers. A huge thank you to our Herington veterans and community members who took the time to make this a terrific morning! #beingallwecanbe
Little Railers PreSchool Families: Please join us for our preschool orientation tonight at 5:00 (8/13/19) at the elementary school. We will start with a brief meeting and then visit the classroom!
Backpacks are in! Mr. Roe will be in the band room today, Tuesday or Wednesday between 2:00 and 3:00. If you can not pick it up you can pick up the first day of classes.
USD 305 Salina Public Schools is seeking applicants to fill paraeducator openings at Herington Schools. This position will be employed by USD 305 but will only perform work duties at the Herington School District site. This position is benefits eligible. Hourly wage begins at $10.25 - with additional compensation for prior related work experience. Please apply online here: www.usd305.com Then click on job openings from the shortcut menu on the left side of the screen.
Students entering 8th-11th grades had the opportunity to sign up for a trip to Washington DC through World Classrooms. The trip has been in the works for almost 2 years. This week, it was finally time to travel. 19 students, 6 parents, 2 teachers, and the principal all traveled to DC for a 4 day trip. Some of the sites included the U.S. Capitol, the Presidential memorials, the war memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon.
Last call!!!!! Looking for a backpack for school, sports, etc. Personalize your backpack for $35.00. Orders due by Friday, July 26th. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. CTSO groups are offering these backpacks and money is collected before we order. Checks made payable to HHS.
Middle and High School girls that are interested in Volleyball. We have added a volleyball store that has items you may want to purchase for the season. There are spandex, shoes, socks, etc. You are not required to buy from this store just an option if you need these items. Once they are ordered they ship directly to your house. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/HERVB19?utm_source=flyer&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=store_shop&utm_content=store_link#/
USD 487 is seeking a sponsor for Middle School cheer. Interested parties need to request an application in person at the Board of Education office. Completed applications should be returned to the office by 4 p.m. August 1st.
Enrollment Packets Will be delivered soon! Keep your eyes open for our online enrollment instructions that will be arriving soon. Please note.... the skyward passwords have been changed. You will use the password that is sent to you and then change it when you log-in. Please do your online enrollment as soon as possible. To make it easier for parents, everything can be done online this year. ie. Food Service App., Enrollment and fee payment. If you complete all of these steps you do not need to come to enrollment day at the school on July 31st. Live Enrollment will be held at the elementary school on July 31st from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. There is only 1 day for enrollment. If you have any questions please contact the Board of Education Office. 785-258-2263. Or School Offices on July 26th. See you soon!
There will be a Herington Boys' Basketball Camp July 15th - 18th at the High School Gym. MS boys' time: 7:00am - 8:30am. HS boys' time: 8:30am - 10:00am. Cost is FREE. Pick up camp brochures at the USD 487 board office. See you there!
Just a quick reminder the free summer lunches will not be served today at the Memorial Hall. They will resume Monday and continue Mon-Fri until August 2nd. We thank you for your understanding and hope your 4th of July celebration was a blast!
There will be a free volleyball camp for girls who will be in grades 6-8 next week. The camp is from 9am to 11am on June 24-27 at the elementary gym. We hope to see you there!
Attention HES Parents: There is no Summer Boost Camp on Monday, May 27, because of the Memorial Day holiday. Camp resumes on Tuesday.
HES was on KAKE news last night for receiving the caravan reading grant! Check it out at the link below: http://www.kake.com/Clip/14824621/reading-caravan-herington-elementary#.XOc9BNk_cuN.facebook
Summer Food Program Summer meals are available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost. To eat, just show up! Where: 1st Christian Church Memorial Hall; 108 W Day, Herington Ks When: June 3rd - Aug 2nd (no meals July 4th and 5th) Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sponsored by Herington USD 487 Parents: apply at the Family Resource Exchange to qualify for voucher to eat free with your children.
Work has officially begun on the HHS update/remodel!! Over the course of the next couple of weeks, asbestos abatement will begin. This is a carefully monitored process involving several agencies. During this process, stakeholders may notice workers wearing protective equipment entering and exiting the High School building. While their appearance can be disconcerting, the precautions taken ensure that there is no danger to occupants of the building outside the immediate work area. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to make our High School a more updated and beautiful place!
On Wednesday, May 22nd, there will be a meeting for all High School football players at 5pm, and then a player and parent meeting at 6pm. These meetings will be held in the Elementary Cafeteria
Summer Activities Schedule Summer Weights: Junior High Boys and Girls and High School Girls (Junior High age is considered those students entering the 6th, 7th and 8th grades for the 2019-2020 school year) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 am Starting June 3 High School Boys TBA – Watch School Website and School Facebook for Details Camps and Summer Leagues: Football Camp Information Released at a Later Date Junior High Girls Volleyball Camp June 24-27 9:00 am – 11:00 am Grades as of 2019-2020 School year 6th – 8th No Cost Elementary Gym High School Girls Volleyball and Basketball Summer League Schedules Released soon High School Boys Basketball Summer League Schedule released soon **Watch the school Facebook page as well as the website for updated summer information.
HES Parents: If you attended a L.I.F.E. family engagement course in the past and would like to reconnect with families and friends from your session, make plans to attend the FRIENDS FOR LIFE event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Uncle Bob's Pin-Up Bowling Alley. The event is free and includes lunch (hamburger/grilled cheese, fries, drink), bowling, and prizes for families that attend. Please RSVP no later than May 15 to email@example.com or by calling (785)414-8161 or (785)258-3234.
Just a reminder for the middle school students for the Zoo field trip on Tuesday (May 14); if you didn’t sign up for a school sack lunch you will need to bring your own lunch or money to purchase food at the zoo. Also, please wear your grey Railer shirt.
Congratulations to the 7th grade girls who finished 2nd today in the Wheat State League Track Meet. 8th grade boys finished 3rd and 7th grade boys 2nd. Great job Railers!!!!
HES Families: We were fortunate enough to receive an EMC reading caravan grant for $1,000 dollars for our library. KAKE tv covered the check presentation today and plan on airing this on May 15th during their 4:00 news program. #growinglearners
Retirement Reception for JULIE ALBRECHT CHARLES BOGGESS SANDRA GARRARD THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, 2019 1:30 TO 3:30 PM AT THE ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA PLEASE COME AND HELP US HONOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CHILDREN OF OUR SCHOOLS! JULIE ALBRECHT—30 YRS CHARLES BOGGESS—9 YRS SANDRA GARRARD—33 YRS
Meet Schedule: 11:15 pm Coaches Meeting (Scratches) 12:00 pm 7G Shot put followed by 8G Shot 8G Discus followed by 7G Discus 8B Shot followed by 7B Shot 7B Discus followed by 8B Discus 7B High Jump followed by 8B, 7G, 8G 8B Long Jump followed by 7B 8G Long Jump followed by 7G 7G Triple Jump followed by 8G, 7B, 8B- 7B, 8B Pole Vault followed by 7G, 8G 12:45 pm 3200m run 1600m run (7th grade only) 200m hurdles 2:00 pm 100m hurdles 100m dash 1600m run (8th grade only) 4 x 100m relay 400m dash 4 X 200m relay 800m run 200m dash Medley relay
There will be a menu change for Monday and Tuesday of next week in order to use what we already have in the freezer. Monday: •Pork Rib on Bun-HES •Pizza-HMS •Corn Dogs-HHS Tuesday: •Egg Rolls-HES •Middle School Trip •Cheeseburgers- HHS Thank you for you understanding!!
HES Families: Reminder that we will be having our field day activities this morning (Monday, May 6th). We will follow the same original schedule. Please park in either the HS or ES lot and do not worry about checking in the office.
HES Parents: If you attended a L.I.F.E. family engagement course in the past and would like to reconnect with families and friends from your session, make plans to attend the FRIENDS FOR LIFE event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Uncle Bob's Pin-Up Bowling Alley. The event is free and includes lunch (hamburger/grilled cheese, fries, drink), bowling, and prizes for families that attend. Please RSVP no later than May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (785)414-8161 or (785)258-3234.
13th Annual AHS Camp Date: July 22 - 26, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Age: Fall 2019 Kindergarten- 6th grade Location: Sports Complex Football Field Herington Schools, N D St, Herington, Kansas Cost: $5.00 per child (Registrations will be accepted until the limit of 100 campers is reached.) This camp will focus on educating youth about fun ways to engage in daily physical activities. The camp will be split into four age groups. Campers will learn lifetime activities such as golfing, disc golfing, team sports, racquet sports, swimming, bowling, and fitness. Most activities will be held outside. If camp is canceled due to inclement weather, the cancellation will be posted on the camp’s Facebook page: Active Healthy Self Camp Return registration form and fee to: Your school by last day of school or send/deliver this form with the $5 fee per child to: AHS Camp USD #487 19 N Broadway Herington, Kansas 67449 For more information call Shirley Meyer at 785-258-3870 or USD 487 Office at 785-258-2263. Sponsored By: USD #487, #481, #397, Herington Recreation Commission, United Way of Dickinson County, Kids in Crisis, Dickinson County Health Dept, Thrivent Financial, Centre Education Foundation KEEP THIS PAGE See back for additional information 13th Annual Active Healthy Self Camp AHS
The middle school staff members chose 7th grader, Hanne McDermott, as the April Student of the Month. Hanne participates in quiz bowl, basketball, track, band, and 4-H. Hanne believes she was chosen as student of the month because she completes her work, works hard in class, and is kind to other students and teachers. Hanne is the daughter of Samantha Kershner and Rodney McDermott. Written by Amanda Hawkins
Herington Elementary field day will be postponed until Monday, May 6th with the same times and schedule.
Emilie Roe was honored Wednesday, May 1, in Topeka with a $1000 scholarship. She placed 5th in the 5th Annual Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest. The essay contest was sponsored by the Kansas Banking Commission, the Kansas Securities Commission and the Kansas Insurance Department. Ninety students from across Kansas submitted essays for this contest. Students must have been enrolled in an approved financial literacy class. The personal finance class required to be taken by students of USD 487 to graduate meets this requirement. The essay had two parts. In the first part, students had to discuss a real-life event that they, a friend or family member has experienced that made a significant impact on the student’s view of smart money management. The students then had to interview one to two persons who are already active in the field/career to which they aspire. The students then wrote a 3 to 6-page analysis of how they will apply what they learned from the interview, what you wrote about Part 1, and what you learned from your financial literacy course to their own life as they prepare for the future. Congratulations Emilie!
Mrs. Koehn’s first graders are studying family traditions! One of the traditions they learned about was origami, the art of folding paper. Today students made origami puppies. #growinglearne