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Howard T. Herber Middle School

Address: 75 Ocean Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565
Phone: (516) 887-6400
Principal:  Daniel Nehlsen

Howard T. Herber school building


Howard T. Herber Middle School is located in the Village of Malverne. The school district itself includes a portion of the Village of Malverne, as well as other portions of the Villages of Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, West Hempstead and the unincorporated areas of Malverne and North Lynbrook. Students in grades 6 through 8 attend Howard T. Herber Middle School. We are "dedicated to strive for excellence" for all of our students. Herber has a variety of extra-curricular activities for its students, as well as Herber MULES Sports for 7th and 8th graders. Early adolescence is a critical period in which students must make a transition between the protective environment of the elementary school and the more demanding high school setting which requires individual responsibility, emotional maturity and independent decision making. It is the role of Howard T. Herber Middle School to provide for these students a nurturing and forgiving atmosphere in which they are encouraged to take risks and yet feel secure within a consistent and supportive educational structure. In such an environment, our students will be guided effectively and purposefully toward becoming caring, capable and ethical young adults able to make responsible choices and adapt to the changing society of the 21st century.


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HTH Science Research Scholars

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Students in the HTH science research class finished their competition season on April 15 with the Long Island Science Congress Junior Division (grades 7-9), which was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. While notification of awards is a few weeks away, the scholars once again represented the very best of the Malverne Schools with not only their scientific acumen, but also their poise when presenting their projects to three rounds of judges.

Thanks to Mr. Nehlsen and Mr. Kuehn for joining Ms. Kelly’s class the morning after the competition to present certificates to each of the 26 student participants.

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Date Added: 4/29/2024

Malverne Named Best Community for Music Education

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We did it! Malverne has been named one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. 2024 marks the twelfth year that the district has been honored with this prestigious distinction.

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding commitment and achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

We are proud of our teachers, administrators and community members who make our music programs possible and of our students who work hard every day to hone their talents and fill the air with their amazing music.

Date Added: 4/2/2024

Eclipse Mania Takes Over Malverne

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On April 8, solar eclipse mania took over Malverne as students celebrated the once in a generation learning experience with plenty of fun activities, eclipse-themed snacks and a chance to view this amazing solar spectacle safely with friends.

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Date Added: 4/10/2024

HTH Mock Trial Team Wins Awards at Tournament

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On March 27, the 8th grade Mock Trial Team from HTH attended the Long Island Mock Trial Tournament at Western Suffolk Community College and brought home two big wins in the categories of Defense and Performance!

During the tournament, middle school teams from across Long Island competed in “mock” courtroom trials; each group was given the same case to study, review and analyze over the course of the few months leading up to the competition. Each team was responsible for creating a group of “Prosecution” lawyers, “Defense” lawyers, and corresponding witnesses for each side – all played by the students. Our students wrote their own opening and closing statements, as well as questions for their witnesses. Witnesses fully immersed themselves in their characters, having to memorize every detail of their lengthy testimonies.

Our Prosecution team competed against Westhampton and our Defense group competed against the team from West Babylon Middle School – and we came away with a win! Our Defense team defeated West Babylon, winning the case with a verdict of “not guilty” for the mock aggravated assault charges, in addition to winning in the “performance” category as well - meaning that their portrayal of courtroom roles, procedures, and the level of accuracy for our witnesses earned the win in this area. Most importantly, the students truly enjoyed and took ownership of the process from start to finish - inspiring some to set goals of going into the legal field in the future!

Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team members on their well-deserved success: Ade Awe, Cameron Boating, Abigail Frederic, Marvell Daniels, Mmesoma Alozie, Kaylee Williams, Aidan Guilfoyle, Zhayden Tomlinson, Samore Seraphin, Kamally Grace, Natalie Severe, William Hillary and Jacob Sandoval.

Date Added: 4/1/2024

STEM Night Inspires Future Science Scholars

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On March 25, Malverne K-12 students and their families were invited to the high school for an evening of hands-on science, math and engineering activities designed to inspire an interest in STEM learning. STEM is a teaching approach that combines science, technology, engineering and math to help students develop creative design, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

The event offered the opportunity for students of all ages to engage in chemistry, biology and physical science experiments, as well as math games and science-themed crafts. Students were also able to explore robotics, float across the gym on a student-made hovercraft and enjoy ice cream made on-site using liquid nitrogen.

The district is grateful to the educators who organized and staffed this annual event, and the high school students who volunteered their time to help facilitate the activities and share their knowledge and experience with the younger students.

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Date Added: 3/29/2024

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