Dear Students, Parents/Guardians, and Friends of Herron High School,
This week, all of our students are engaging in their Semester II Bench Mark Exams Monday through Thursday, and on Friday, we begin our Spring Break. Please see the schedule below. This past week, students and their teachers have reviewed for these exams. Also, I am confident that our students have spent time this weekend reviewing.
We are committed to preparing our students for college, and learning how to prepare for cumulative exams is an important ingredient. College mid-semester, exam grades often count up to one-quarter of a student’s final grade. More importantly, these exams will allow our teachers to understand what skills students have mastered and what skills need to be reviewed prior to the end of the semester.
When we return from our Spring Break, we will be in this last quarter of the 2016-17 school year!
Many of our academically focused, extracurricular teams have had an exciting and successful spring.
This week, I want to share my pride for the work and success our Academic Super Bowl teams and their faculty coaches. Academic Competitions have a rich history in Indiana. The Indiana Association of School Principals first sponsored community-wide academic competitions in 1985, and the programs have expanded and grown consistently since that time. The Academic Super Bowl provides students with the opportunity to compete with other schools across the state in regional and state events.
Herron High School’s Academic Super Bowl teams had another strong showing at the Hamilton Southeastern Invitational last week. The competition was fierce, but our scholars were up to the challenge. I am so pleased to share our teams’ latest results:
- Math: 1st place
- Fine Arts: 2nd place
- Interdisciplinary: 3rd place
- English: 4th place
- Social Studies: 4th place
- Science 5th place
A regional competition will be held at Beech Grove on April 18 and will determine which teams make it to the state competition. Our coaches and students are working hard to ensure that Herron will be well represented at state this year. I know they will keep up the extraordinary work with the hope of representing Herron High School at the state competition.
Janet H. McNeal, President, Head of School
Complete newsletter here: 3.18.2017 HHS