Starting out strong in Herricks

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Students at Herricks Middle School jumped right into learning. (Photo Courtesy of Herricks Public Schools)

Herricks Public Schools students and staff members kicked off the 2021-22 school year stronger than ever on Aug. 31, when doors opened for a year of learning and growth. Students will benefit from upgraded technology and integration of new resources into all aspects of the curriculum as the district leverages skills and advancements that were made in light of the pandemic.

This school year brings the rollout of a 1:1 Chromebook initiative and continues instructional technology enhancements. The district also continues its focus on social emotional learning and has partnered with Northwell Health for expanded mental health support.

As a result of summer projects included in the budget and 2016 bond initiative, many facilities improvements were completed and several exciting developments are still underway. Renovations were made to art rooms at Denton Avenue and Center Street schools, numerous middle school classrooms, high school locker rooms and select bathrooms throughout the district. New bus loops at the middle and high schools alleviate traffic and provide a safer environment for pick-up and drop-off. The high school fitness center is progressing as planned and the district looks forward to unveiling the finished product this winter.

Herricks looks forward to a wonderful year filled with many achievements and celebrations!

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