Herricks Winter Dateline 2019
Mental Health Is Key to a Well-Rounded Education
As mental health awareness grows, the Herricks Public Schools have been enhancing the curriculum with extensive social-emotional learning and mindfulness programs. This past summer, the New York State Education Department passed a law requiring schools to provide a mental health component within their educational programs, and Herricks is ahead of the curve in this area.
Capital Projects Update
The district has come a long way with regard to the 2016 bond referendum for capital improvements, and students and staff members are enjoying new and improved facilities. As highlights, the cafeteria remodel, finished for the start of school and the track and field, completed last spring, were celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during this year’s homecoming.
75 Years of Outstanding Music
The Herricks community came together to honor the 75th anniversary of the Herricks music department this past November, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Herricks Public Schools and Music Boosters. More than 1,100 guests and upwards of 350 student-musicians filed into Herricks High School for an evening gala that featured outstanding performances by students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Herricks High School senior Eish Maheshwari has been recognized as a Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist after being named a Scholar in the competition earlier in January. He will travel to Washington, D.C., from March 7-13 to present his work and vie for monetary awards.