Our Keeping it Kind initiative is a way to promote community service among our students. In the past, students have built sandwiches for the homeless, collected stuffed animals for the Rowlett Police Department, planted trees and made cards for healthcare workers.
Herfurth students have the opportunity to participate in outdoor learning experiences including learning about chickens and gathering eggs.
In addition, the Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center architectural students are planning a greenhouse for Herfurth which will utilize solar power. This will enable upper elementary students to learn more advanced science concepts.
The Herfurth PTA hosts an annual Reading for Treats event. Students are able to exchange reading logs and be entered to win prizes. The event is full of fun games, activities and the GISD Reading with Rodney mobile library always comes to visit!
Every month Primary and Lower Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in our school's monthly STEAM challenge!
Some of our past STEAM Challenges have been to create Moon Rovers, Marble Runs, and even Catapults! These challenges promote creative problem-solving, critical thinking skills and hands-on, experiential learning.