Herricks Fall Dateline 2020
National Merit Honorees - Thirty-nine seniors have represented Herricks High School with distinctions in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program this year. Nine students were recognized as National Merit semifinalists, while 30 earned accolades as National Merit commended students. This academic competition was initiated in 1955 as a way to provide students with opportunities to receive
Staying in Tune With SEL - Social-emotional learning, mental health and indfulness have been important fixtures in the Herricks educational program, and they come into play even more this year. Throughout the reopening and during last spring’s closure, district staff members have been making sure that students are coping with changes and managing emotions in healthy, productive ways.
A Message from your Board of Education - We hope you and your families are well and enjoying the fresh air of fall. The past two months have brought many smiles beneath the masks as students and staff members returned to the classrooms in person and virtually. We had a safe and smooth reopening thanks to a great deal of careful planning that took place over the summer, which enabled students to jump right into a new year of learning.
Capital Projects and TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES - The new districtwide wireless network is complete and up and running. The entire switching infrastructure was replaced with the latest equipment that will provide a tenfold increase in bandwidth between buildings. The newly installed wireless (Wi-Fi 6) infrastructure provides wireless coverage throughout the district that is capable of handling large numbers of devices at once. The number of access points has been increased from 115 to 268, and wireless access connections have gone from 4,600 to 107,200. Other projects have been underway in the district in the ongoing effort to improve district facilities. The high school window curtain wall and cafeteria courtyard windows, which are part of the 2016 bond referendum, are expected to be finished by January. Ground breaking for the exciting new high school fitness center addition will take place on December 1.