Herberg Middle School

MCAS Testing

Grade 6 - March 17th
Grade 7 - March 18th
Grade 7 - March 20th

Eat a good dinner and get a good night's sleep the night before the test. Wake up feeling rested and enjoy a good breakfast. Make sure that you have at least one #2 pencil, check your answers before turning it in and good luck!

Intramural Hoop Schedule 2014

Herberg Band

Come check out Herberg Middle School Band!!



Sacchetti team lip dub

Herberg Photos

Team News Letters

Catelotti Team News

Download file "MichiganJAN2014NEWSLETTER2.pdf"

Kelly Team News

Download file "KellyNewsSOM.pdf"

Belland Team News

Download file "NorthCarolinaJanuary2014Newsletter.pdf"

Smith Team News

Download file "Syracuse Team Newsletter.pdf"

Berryman Team News

Download file "Berryman Team January Newsletter_13_14(1).doc"

Sacchetti Team News

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Summer Reading Assignments


Bullying Prevention

Are you being bullied?

Check out the attached Power Point:
Download file "BullyingPowerpoint.key"

Here are some questions about being bullied by other students. First we explain what bullying is. We say a student is being bullied when another student, or several other students:
- say mean and hurtful things, or make fun of him or her, or call him or her mean and hurtful names
-completely ignore or exclude him or her from their group of friends or leave him or her out of things on purpose
-hit, kick, push, shove around, or lock him or her inside a room
-tell lies or spread false rumors about him or her or send mean notes and try to make other students dislike him or her
-and do other hurtful things like that
When we talk about bullying, these things happen more than just once, and it is difficult for the student to defend himself or herself. We also call it bullying when a student is teased more than just once in a mean and hurtful way.

But we do not call it bullying when the teasing is done in a friendly and playful way. Also, it is not bullying when two students of about equal strength or power argue or fight.

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Open House

MCAS Testing Schedule



Herberg will be conducting Scoliosis/Heights/Weights screenings on during gym classes. As a child grows, curves may occur in his or her spine. This abnormal curvature can be an indicator of a condition known as scoliosis. Scoliosis is very treatable, especially when detected within the early stages. In fact, in the United States, there are about 3.6 million Americans living with some degree of scoliosis.

What is involved in the screening?
A scoliosis screening consists of looking at the student’s torso in standing and bent positions to evaluate the spine.
Heights and weights are measured and BMI's calculated.

What to wear?
In order to fully assess the spine, we need to observe the student’s back without excessive clothing. Remove shoes and hoodies, etc. Wear gym clothing.
Boys: Bring a pair of shorts and remove shirts.
Girls: Bring a pair of shorts and a swimsuit top, sports bra or other appropriate clothing.

School Council Meeting

School Council Meeting 12/16 @ 4:00 in the Herberg Library

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Download file "district-bullying-prevention-and-intervention-plan.pdf" Reporting form is attached.

Pittsfield Public Schools’ Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

A letter from Dr. Eberwein: “The Pittsfield Public Schools remains focused on eliminating bullying and peer harassment in our schools. This plan outlines all the steps that have been and will continue to be taken to train staff, educate students, and respond to cases of bullying. There is no room for bullying in the Pittsfield Schools and/or the City of Pittsfield, and this plan lays the groundwork for ensuring safe schools across the district.”

Honor Roll Policy


The recognition of academic excellence is to be encouraged. Therefore, the Superintendent is instructed to establish procedures for the identification and recognition of students whose achievement constitutes exemplary performance at the secondary level.

Regulations for Middle School:
An Honor Roll has been established to recognize the Educational Achievements of students. It is determined on a quarterly basis.
Using the following scale, multiply the number of credits assigned to each corresponding grade by the appropriate value to determine the weighted value:

Grade Value
A+ 10
A 9
A- 8
B+ 7
B 6
B- 5
C+ or lower 0

Credits are assigned to each course based on the length of time the student participates in the course (5 for year-long courses and 2.5 for semester courses). Divide the sum total of the calculated weighted value by the total number of credits assigned to the course to determine the Grade Point Average (GPA).

Conversion from numerical grades to letter grades is as follows:

Numerical grade span
Letter Grade
97-100 A+
94-96 A
90-93 A-
87-89 B+
84-86 B
80-83 B-
77-79 C+
74-76 C
70-73 C-
67-69 D+
64-66 D
60-63 D-
59 and lower F

High Honors GPA: 8.5 to 10.0
Honors GPA: 7.0 to 8.49

Regulations for High School:
At the high school level the grade point average is used - high honors - 92; honors – 88.
Grade Point Average (GPA)

• All courses not labeled Pass/Fail shall affect the GPA except physical education;
• The add-on weight shall be used in calculating GPA (6 points for Advanced Placement courses, 5 points for Honors courses, 3 points for intensive courses, and 2 points for a grade of 88 or above in all other level courses);
• The quarterly and cumulative GPA will be calculated at the end of each marking period;
• Only courses taken in Pittsfield Public Schools shall be used to calculate the GPA;
• Repeated courses taken in summer school will be noted on the transcript but will not be used to calculate the GPA.

Youth Open Mic

Youth Open Mic
Poetry Jam Session

Marketplace Café
55 North Street
Pittsfield, MA

November 19, 7 pm

All youth performances welcome: poetry, rap, screamo, music, jokes, yoyo tricks or just come and relax with an iced tea, enjoy and support talented youth!!
Soft drink coupon for all performers!
This is an initiative of the Pittsfield Youth Commission, the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, the B.C.A.C. and the Marketplace Cafe.

Veteran's Day

In honor of Veteran's Day, there will be no school on November 11, 2010.

Celebration and Community Recognition

Pittsfield Prevention Partnership Celebration and Community Recognition, December 8th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center. Please come and hear about the accomplishments to date and how you can contribute to our work aimed at preventing and reducing youth substance use. A light dinner will be served.

Season Finale


Taconic Will Host St. Joe In Season Finale
Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Solider On

Taconic High School’s Valentine Road campus will be the site for this week’s city football battle between the St. Joseph Crusaders and the Taconic Braves. The season finale, scheduled for a 1:30 PM kick-off, will be played on Thursday, November 11th.

The teams have announced today that they have dedicated this Veteran’s Day game in honor of current and former military personnel that have served our country. In addition to competing on the field, Taconic and St. Joe will also team up to help increase awareness of local efforts by Soldier On.

Since 1994, Soldier On has offered a continuum of care to veterans that includes immediate and long-term housing, addiction treatment and recovery, food and clothing, as well as medical counseling and job-related services. Solider On recently unveiled the new Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community at their West Housatonic Street complex. The project, which has received nationwide recognition, serves as a model for permanent, affordable housing for those who have defended our country.

Current and former military personnel are invited to attend Thursday’s game at no charge, while a portion of the ticket and concessions proceeds will be donated to Soldier On.

Fans wishing to support this cause are encouraged to attend the game. Representatives will also be on hand for individuals or companies interested in making a donation in any amount. For additional information, contact the Pittsfield Public Schools Athletic Department at (413) 499-9522.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please join us at Herberg Middle School for Parent Teacher Conferences. The schedule will be as follows:

November 15, 2010 - Monday
- Parents whose last name begins with A-M arrive between 5:00 - 8:00 pm to wait and confer with your child's teachers.

November 17, 2010 - Wednesday
- Parents whose last name begins with N-Z arrive between 3:00 - 6:00 pm to wait and confer with your child's teachers.

Rotary Club Food Drive

Pittsfield Schools together with the Rotary Club of Pittsfield are holding a Food Drive to benefit local soup kitchens.

Supplies at local food pantries are running extremely low. they are counting on all of us to help them feed the hungry during the holiday season.

PLEASE HELP!!!! Send in non-perishable food donations by Friday, November 19th.

YOU can make a difference.