Herberg Middle School will have a 5th grade Open House that will take place on Tuesday May 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Prospective 5th grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend.
Theodore Herberg Middle School
School Council Meeting Minutes
February 28, 2013
Present: D. Belland, J. Cazavelan, C. Jacoby, A. Pinkston, T. Simon, F. Vallone, N. Woitkoski
There was no public comment.
January minutes were voted on and approved.
Mr. Jacoby met with superintendent Noseworthy and business manager Kristen Behnke on February 15, 2013 to review the 2013/2014 budget.
---Staffing numbers for next year should remain the same.
---The superintendent was adamant about maintaining the middle school alternate school(EOS 3) at Herberg for the forseeable future. (This will continue to have an impact on our ability to provide technology programming to our students.)
---Kristen Behnke is committed to replacing our current telephone system, which is on its "last legs".
---Dr. Noseworthy is spearheading the district's attempt at replacing our clocks with a system that works.
---There is no confirmation, yet, on installation of a 25 unit desk top computer lab in A15. Much depends on final budget figures.
As promised, Mr. Jacoby provided some data relating to ZAP...Zeros Aren't Permitted...grading policy implemented this year.
---Honor Roll numbers are the same or slightly down from the year before. 2nd quarter 2012/2013 total was 33%(42% in 2012).
---The number of students in the second quarter with at least one D or F fell from 114 in 2012 to 73 in 2013.
---A report on one teacher's grades for struggling students indicates that some are taking advantage of the "50" for no work, accounting for inflated final grades, while others are benefiting from the removal of zero's from their averages. More data will be presented at future meetings.
---A new scoreboard and new protective wall maps, both containing Herberg blue and white colors and the Husky mascot, were installed over February break in the gymnasium. They look great and will provide a classy environment for this year's middle school DARE basketball jamboree, which will be held in our gymnasium on Friday, March 1.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 pm in the library.
Christopher G. Jacoby, Co-Chairperson
On Friday 8th grade Latin students attended Classics Day at Mount Holyoke College. They attended workshops about Roman culture by college professors and competed in a variety of events including art and costume. Several students dressed up in costume inspired by our field trip to the Pompeii exhibit in December. 4 students - Brandon Lafleur, Ethan McCandless, Hannah Stechmann, and Tom Lee - participated in Certamen (Latin quiz team) and earned 3rd place competing against other schools including Lenox, Taconic, Berkshire Country Day, Amherst, and Williston. Congratulations!
Ms. Cope - Latin Teacher - Herberg Middle School
The 26th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show will be showcasing the top 10 artworks from each high school. The schedule is below:
Opening: February 4, 2012 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (with comments by glass artist Ricky Bernstein at 2:00 p.m.)
Last day to view: March 4, 2012
PHS orchestra cordially invites you to an annual Holiday concert presented by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum:
November 22 at 7:00pm at the Berkshire Athenaeum's auditorium
Admission is free.
Concert program will include all time favorites written by Baroque and Classical composers and popular Christmas tunes.
I am proud to announce that this year HMS 8th and some 7th graders will be joining PHS orchestra.