With draft budget, district seeks to restore, expand programs

Workshop set for March 8 Restoring full-day pre-kindergarten and other programs that were cut in recent years, and expanding STEM opportunities for students, are among Superintendent Robert Miller’s priorities looking ahead to next year. Miller presented his draft 2017-18 budget proposal and five-year financial plan to the board of education at its Feb. 15 meeting. … Continue reading “With draft budget, district seeks to restore, expand programs”

Second-quarter honor roll announced

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year: 12th grade 8 honors: Angelica Huhko 7 honors: Elise Davis, Connor Dykeman, Ariana Janes, Brandan Parks, Victoria Rodriguez and Giovanni Servello. 6 honors: Nicholas Ferri, Kyler Ford, Codi Gay, Trey Guyer, Emily LaQuee, … Continue reading “Second-quarter honor roll announced”

School board petitions available March 1

Nominating petitions for school board candidates will be available at the Herkimer Central School district office beginning March 1. There are two vacancies to be filled on the seven-member board. Kenneth Brinck and Diann Fischer are not running for re-election on the board. Both positions are for three-year terms, to serve from July 1, 2017, … Continue reading “School board petitions available March 1”

Students create Lego Star Wars videos

Herkimer High School juniors got to play with Legos on Wednesday, Feb. 16, as part of a computer science exploration independent study. The group of four juniors meets once every four-day cycle with technology coordinator Ryan Orilio to explore computer technologies. On Wednesday, Orilio and his students used Lego figures to stage and film stop-motion … Continue reading “Students create Lego Star Wars videos”

Language Club says ‘hola’ to Herkimer Elementary

Herkimer High School Language Club students visited Herkimer Elementary School in February to show students that Spanish can be as easy as “uno, dos, tres.” Language Club students gave presentations to fourth-graders and led elementary students in a variety of educational activities and games. “Today was a wonderful success,” fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Jory said of … Continue reading “Language Club says ‘hola’ to Herkimer Elementary”

Guidance office reminds of scholarships

Many Herkimer seniors are awaiting college acceptance letters, but the high school guidance office reminds seniors that their work may not yet be done. Mid-year transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and financial aid forms may still need to be sent to colleges. Students can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “This … Continue reading “Guidance office reminds of scholarships”

Sophomores invited to visit CTE program

A representative from BOCES Career and Technical Center will visit the sophomore classes in February to give an overview of offerings available to students during their junior year. Students will then have the opportunity to visit CTE in March before planning next year’s schedule. A permission slip will be sent home with students. “All students … Continue reading “Sophomores invited to visit CTE program”

Feb. 10 is deadline for March SAT

Herkimer juniors are gearing up for college as spring approaches, and the deadline for the March 11 SAT test is fast approaching. Juniors taking the SAT can register online at the College Board website.  Deadlines are as follows: March 11 test: deadline Feb. 10 May 6 test: deadline April 7 June 3 test: deadline May … Continue reading “Feb. 10 is deadline for March SAT”

Clinics available for immunizations

Students and their families are reminded that the Herkimer County Health Department offers weekly clinics for various required immunizations. Read more: 2017 immunization clinic schedule Parents seeking information about immunizations required by the school district may contact the school nurse’s office. Herkimer Elementary School: Rachel Pike (315) 866-8562, ext. 1022 rpike@herkimercsd.org Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School: … Continue reading “Clinics available for immunizations”