Herricks Dateline 2019
Various Styles, Similar Outcomes
Differentiated instruction is a key component of
the education program across the Herricks Public
Schools, as it supports the various ways of learning
that are found within each classroom. Teachers use
varied strategies of differentiation, many of which
have been standard practice in Herricks for years
and are making their way into even more areas of
curriculum and instruction.
Green Initiatives Grow
Herricks is ahead of the curve in
environmental care, having taken numerous
“green” steps. Throughout the district,
efforts have been made to shift toward more
environmentally friendly products as well as
increase awareness of them.
Districtwide, empty ink and toner
cartridges are sent to specified locations to be
recycled. This school year, the Food Services
Department switched to purchasing corn
starch sporks that are only 10 percent plastic,
in place of entirely plastic utensils. Herricks
is one of only two districts on Long Island
that made the shift to biodegradable trays,
and next school year, will be changing to
paper straws from plastic.
Ten National Merit Finalists
Ten Herricks High School students have
been recognized as National Merit finalists by
the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Congratulations to Hannah Chu, Ankit Jain,
Christina Kim, Simon Liu, Eish Maheshwari,
Mariana Mohsen, Cayla Moy, Nicole Park,
Uttsav Patel and Sahith Vadada, who are among
approximately 15,000 students across the country
to have achieved this feat.
Leading the Way!
Center Street, Denton Avenue and Searingtown
Schools have all been recognized as Project Lead the
Way Distinguished Schools. They are among only 214
elementary schools across the country to receive this
designation by offering at least two PLTW Launch
modules at each grade level and having more than
75 percent of the student body participate during
the 2017-18 school year. PLTW is a STEM-based
curriculum used in grades K-5 and middle school.