Desk of Herricks Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth: June 26, 2009

Hopefully a Push to Improve Schools Across the CountryA recent article in The Wall Street Journal addressed the shortcomings of many business plans. One...

What Do You Know About Herricks?: June 19, 2009

Creating the Herricks School District (Part I) We don’t know when the district actually began operating its own school. There was a school by...

Desk of Herricks Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth: June 19, 2009

Grade 8 ELA/Math AssessmentsEach year I track the results of the New York State Grade 8 English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessments. While I...

Letter: Can’t Convince Them, Confuse Them

Harry S. Truman once said, “If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”It sounds like the mantra adopted by some of our state legislators who...

Letter: What Does ‘Without Recommendation’ Really Mean?

In the world of Albany politics, that produces record spending, unfunded mandates, and massive tax and fee increases year after year, a state senator...

Letter: Mayor Daniel Petruccio Troubled With New Law

I am writing concerning a very troubling issue. It is the attempt by the New York State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, to push the...

Letter: Becoming The City of Nassau for Sure

First they came for our water district and we said nothing and it disappeared. Then they came for our fire district and we said...

The Mayor’s Corner: May 29, 2009

Gazebo Concerts Set to Start on June 11th  The Gazebo Concert schedule is starting to fill up. We have our opening Flag Day BBQ...

Desk of Herricks Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth: May 29, 2009

Part II of Tips for Parents and Students on Cyber-bullyingWhat Parents Can Do1. Learn everything you can about the Internet and what your kids...

Desk of Herricks Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth: May 22, 2009

Tips for Students on Cyber-bullying – Part IOver the next two weeks, I would like to share some tips for parents and students on...