Building upgrades continue throughout district

Work is continuing through the fall on Herkimer Central School District’s $10.4 million capital project, but students have already been enjoying many of the upgrades already in place. Media centers in both school buildings have been completely renovated with an eye toward collaborative, project-based learning. A redesigned entryway and main office space at the high …

Calling all alumni: District seeks contact info

Herkimer Central School District is seeking contact information for alumni of all classes. Alumni of Herkimer High School who would be interested in sharing their experiences after graduation are invited to get in touch with the school via this form. Alumni will be asked to provide contact information and their year of graduation. High school Principal …

‘Finger Food Feast’ a treat for second-graders

Pilgrims in polka dots and Native Americans in Nikes sat down to a “Finger Food Feast” on Tuesday morning in the Herkimer Elementary School cafeteria. All five second-grade classes gathered in the cafeteria to nibble on crisp veggies, juicy grapes, mini muffins, doughnut holes and other snacks, all bedecked in paper hats and headdresses to …

Solar project to be among topics at Nov. 16 board meeting

A recent presentation by Solar City Corporation proposing a solar array at Herkimer Elementary School will be among the topics of discussion at Wednesday’s Herkimer Central School Board of Education meeting. The district hosted a public forum on Nov. 9 that featured a presentation by Solar City and questions from community members in attendance. Superintendent …

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Elementary media center revamped for STEM work

In the freshly redesigned space of the elementary school media center, groups of sixth-graders are hard at work cutting, taping, reading and assembling pieces of paper to construct submarines. Teacher Leah Peyton travels around the room, checking in with one group, stopping to help another, fielding questions from students who run up to her with …

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Lead test results received for high school

Results came back Friday from tests conducted at Herkimer High School in October to determine the lead levels of water outlets that could be used for drinking. Of the 137 outlets in the high school, 40 outlets in 10 locations showed lead levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb), the “action level” set by New …

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Herkimer seniors stage mock debate, election

In a darkened auditorium, the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are preparing for a major debate just days before the popular vote. As posters are hung to line each side of the auditorium, Trump and Clinton supporters fold brochures, test audio-visual equipment and talk last-minute strategies. In a white blazer, Hillary Clinton sits …

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Bridge Arts Ensemble brings musical message to students

In the elementary school auditorium, students sat “criss-cross applesauce” in rows on the floor while a group of musicians began to tell a story. A pink-haired woman introduced herself as “Melody,” and taught the children to sing a simple song. “Melody is wonderful, and sounds so good to me,” the students echoed. As they sang, …

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Curriculum exchange program gives Herkimer students STEM experience

A curriculum exchange between Herkimer and Frankfort-Schuyler central school districts is going smoothly, according to officials from both districts. Six students from Herkimer High School visit Frankfort-Schuyler each day to participate in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering program. In addition, F-S students have the opportunity to participate in Herkimer’s Advanced Placement Art program. …

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