Herty Primary News

First Day 2019

First Day 2019

The 2019-2020 school year started with a red carpet welcome! Thank you to First Baptist Church, Lufkin Fire Department and LHS Varsity baseball players for volunteering to make our student’s first day back so much fun!

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Inservice Days at Herty Primary

Inservice Days at Herty Primary

Herty staff is busy planning and preparing for the upcoming school year! Our first day of school is August 14, 2019. “Meet the Teacher” will be on August 12, 2019 from 3:00 ’til 5:00 PM. Shout-out to First Baptist Church for a delicious breakfast on our first day back! Also, a huge thanks to CHI St. Lukes’s Health – Memorial for another wonderful breakfast and gift pack (jumper-cables and tools!!!!) this week. We are looking forward to another great year at Herty Primary!! Click on “read more” to see the happy faces of our Herty Staff.

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Awards Assemblies

Awards Assemblies

1st and 2nd grade awards assemblies were held for the 4th nine weeks. Click on “read more” for pictures of the event(s). Students presented songs, received many awards for citizenship, top dojo, Top Hornets, A-honor roll, A/B-honor roll, perfect attendance, 50-books, 100-books, 200-books read and two students received huge trophies for reading 300 or more books! These 2nd graders are ready for big things! Look out Coston!

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Water Day at Herty Primary

Water Day at Herty Primary

Herty students celebrated the end of the school year with a school wide “water day”! The kids enjoyed getting soaking wet with the water limbo, a sudsy soaking slipping slide, a bouncy house/water slide, belly bumpers, and finishing off the rotation with a dunking booth and snow cones! Click on “read more” for more pictures. Special thanks for Coach Williams, Miss H, Mrs. Self, Mrs. Fain, Miss Jasmine, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Whisenant and their volunteers for helping with this fun day. Special thanks to First Baptist Church volunteers along with Mrs. Riggs and Mrs. Turnage for taking turns in the dunking booth!

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Muffins with Mom in Mr. Wade’s Class

Muffins with Mom in Mr. Wade’s Class

Mr. Wade’s class hosted a “Muffins with Mom” breakfast in celebration of Mother’s Day. Moms were treated to muffins, fruit, and kolaches along with juices. The classroom was beautifully decorated with flowers, pictures of the students and balloons. The students presented their mom with an “all about mom” writing piece and a gift of appreciation. This celebration was complete with a photo booth, a slideshow of moms with their children and a dance and singalong in honor of all moms! Click on “read more” for many pictures of this wonderful event!

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Student Utilizes Technology to Communicate

Student Utilizes Technology to Communicate

Ivan Velasquez, a student in Mrs. Tracy Morris’ class, is a pledge helper this week for his class. He uses his communication device to communicate with fellow students and staff at Herty Primary. In the featured picture, Ivan is shown using this unique machine as he recites the pledges during our daily announcements. Thank you Mrs. Morris for working so hard to get this device for Ivan AND all you do for our Herty kiddos!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation week across the Nation. Herty teachers have been generously treated to a wonderful fish fry by Mr. and Mrs Freddie Keel (Mrs. Riggs’ parents). First Baptist Church has surprised us with snacks, breakfast with Starbucks coffee, an awesome cookie/drink assortment. Then to wrap up our special week, First Baptist fed us a delicious nacho bar complete with beautifully decorated tables and a fiesta of cupcakes! We feel so lucky, appreciated and blessed! Click on “read more” to see more pictures. We also got delicious, homemade dill and/or bread and butter pickles from Mrs. Keel! Yum!!!

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Celebrating Nurse’s Day

Celebrating Nurse’s Day

Herty Primary is so thankful for Nurse Glenda Walker. In celebration of Nurse’s Day, she received some beautiful flowers and cards/posters from the kids! Also, Herty Primary recognizes and appreciates PPCD nurses Brittany Barrett and Heather Smitherman!

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Cinco De Mayo/Field Day 2019

Cinco De Mayo/Field Day 2019

Due to excessive amounts of rainfall recently, Herty Primary combined field day with Cinco De Mayo and celebrated with a modified schedule. Students seemed to have a great time. Click on “read more” for pictures of this event. From a musical Hat Dance, to Pinata poking, to passing the peso and pepper games, concessions and a trip to the book fair ….. it was an eventful Friday at Herty Primary! Special thanks goes to Coach Jessica Williams and volunteers from Lufkin First Baptist Church!

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End of Year Banquet

End of Year Banquet

Lufkin ISD held their End of Year banquet. Congratulations to Kim Hamilton, Herty’s Teacher of the Year AND District Primary Teacher of the Year. Also, congratulations to Mrs. Jill Riggs for receiving the District Leadership Award. Click on “read more” for additional pictures.

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College Week at Herty Primary

College Week at Herty Primary

Herty Primary promotes all students choosing higher education. Whether it’s trade school, college or a university, student’s were enlightened on choices after high school during college week. Click on “read more” for pictures of classroom doors and the Class of 2019 Graduate Walk.

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Easter Bunny Service

Easter Bunny Service

Herty’s student nutrition staff surprised the students and staff by dressing up to serve us! Ms. Cassandra and her staff were all “smiles” and hippity hoppity happy to brighten an otherwise gloomy day! #HertyHasHeart Click on read more.

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Young Athletes Program 2019

Young Athletes Program 2019

Herty Primary held their annual Young Athletes Program. The Young Athletes Program is a precursor for the Special Olympics. This event is for students that are three years old through eight years old. These students/athletes learn the fundamentals setting them up for participation in the Special Olympics. Click on “read more” for many pictures of today’s event. Special thanks to all the volunteers from Lufkin Middle School, First Baptist Church, Lufkin ISD Special Education department, community leaders and parents!

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Worms, worms, worms!

Worms, worms, worms!

It’s been a special week in Mrs. Hamilton’s class! Students are learning about insects and had a surprise waiting in the discovery table! Rumor has it that there were many shrills and squeals coming from room 105 ….. but it wasn’t from the kids! Click on “read more” for pictures of our precious students exploring with these worms!

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Foster Grandparent’s Day

Foster Grandparent’s Day

In honor of National Service Recognition Day for Foster Grandparents, Herty Primary would like to give a HUGE shoutout to some very special ladies. These Foster Grandparents give so much to our students and school! Thanks for all you do! Click on “read more” for pictures.

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Spring Fling 2019

Spring Fling 2019

Herty Primary enjoyed a fun-filled evening at Spring Fling. The beautiful spring weather encouraged many families to come out and play games with their children. Click on “read more” for lots of pictures of our annual event!

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