Tracy Xiao named Art Student of the Month

Ninth-grader Tracy Xiao has been named Art Student of the Month for February. According to teacher Leah Zorn, Tracy was chosen because of her positive attitude, creative ideas, and her desire to produce highly skilled works of art. Besides art, Tracy enjoys learning about math, and outside of school, she enjoys listening to music and … Continue reading “Tracy Xiao named Art Student of the Month”

Herkimer team takes top prize at FIRST Lego League event

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High’s “Power of T.E.N.” team took home a first-place award from the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Proctor High School. Herkimer’s 10-student team, named Power of T.E.N. (Totally Epic Nerds), was awarded a first-place prize in the Core Values segment of the competition, in which teams make a … Continue reading “Herkimer team takes top prize at FIRST Lego League event”

District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves

A Jan. 25, 2017, report from the New York State Comptroller’s Office identifying Herkimer as being “susceptible to fiscal stress” highlights the need for continued financial support for the district, Superintendent Robert Miller said. Read more: Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for School Districts: Four-Year Review Herkimer’s status has improved dramatically over the previous year, when … Continue reading “District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves”

Elise Davis honored as DAR Good Citizen

Herkimer High School senior Elise Davis has been selected as the school’s winner of the DAR Good Citizen award. Davis was one of three top students nominated by the faculty. The senior class then chose Davis for the honor. The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award recognizes students for leadership, dependability, service and … Continue reading “Elise Davis honored as DAR Good Citizen”

Student artists honored at Board of Education meeting

Student artists were recognized during the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s meeting on Jan. 18. The board displays student artwork during its meetings throughout the year. During the Jan. 18 meeting, art teachers Heather Wheeler Stapf and Heather McCutcheon handed out certificates of recognition for more than 60 students whose artwork had been selected … Continue reading “Student artists honored at Board of Education meeting”

Donations sought to help area cancer patients

Area residents can help out local cancer patients this month by dropping off donations of warm socks, blankets, books and other items at Herkimer Elementary School. The school is joining in a community-wide effort to help those receiving treatment for cancer by participating in the Chemo/Radiation Comfort Bag Drive during January. The drive will continue elsewhere … Continue reading “Donations sought to help area cancer patients”

Art students get perspective on color, media

For Leah Zorn’s Studio in Art students, it’s all about color these days. Zorn said her students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been learning the finer points of color theory — how primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) can be mixed to create secondary colors (orange, green and violet) and intermediate colors (yellow-green, yellow-orange, … Continue reading “Art students get perspective on color, media”