Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum

Lessons in chemistry, physics and computer science might not be what you’d expect to find at an art gallery. But Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School eighth-graders found this, and more, during a recent field trip to the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. In addition to viewing paintings, murals and drawings by … Continue reading “Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum”

Senator stresses value of arts during visit

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, spoke to students and teachers about the value of arts education during a visit to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, March 27. “March is Youth Art Month, and I wanted to come here to Herkimer, because your art teachers do a great job,” the senator said. View photos from … Continue reading “Senator stresses value of arts during visit”

Elementary school food drive underway

Students at Herkimer Elementary School have been issued a challenge: Bring in one can of food each to donate to a local food bank. It may not sound like much — but, as pre-kindergarten teacher Deb Schoff explained, all those little donations add up to make a big difference. Schoff said the school has participated … Continue reading “Elementary school food drive underway”

Students, families, invited to ‘Night of Adventure’

Herkimer Elementary is getting ready for a “Night of Adventure” on March 30 to celebrate student participation in the Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) program, which kicked off March 20. According to pre-kindergarten teacher and PARP organizer Deb Schoff, PARP aims to get students excited about reading by encouraging them to read for pleasure. Students … Continue reading “Students, families, invited to ‘Night of Adventure’”

Sen. Seward to mark Youth Art Month at HHS

State Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, plans to visit art classes at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday to mark Youth Art Month. The senator was among local lawmakers who issued proclamations marking the month-long celebration of youth arts. The proclamations were presented to students from Herkimer and other local districts at the opening reception of … Continue reading “Sen. Seward to mark Youth Art Month at HHS”

Girls varsity softball team marks World Down Syndrome Day

The Herkimer varsity girls softball team posed for pictures with 2-year-old Killian, grandson of coach Dan Stalteri, on Tuesday as part of an effort to mark World Down Syndrome Day, March 21. Read more: “Herkimer varsity softball team raises awareness for World Down Syndrome Day,” Times Telegram. According to the Times Telegram, the team wore … Continue reading “Girls varsity softball team marks World Down Syndrome Day”

Youth Art Month exhibit to open Wednesday at Bassett

Twenty pieces of art by Herkimer students will be among those on display at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer during a Youth Art Month exhibit sponsored by Herkimer County Art Circles. Creations from students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be celebrated in an opening reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. The exhibit … Continue reading “Youth Art Month exhibit to open Wednesday at Bassett”

Parents’ Night, SAT upcoming for juniors

Seniors reminded to follow up with colleges As Herkimer students look ahead to post-graduation plans, the guidance office is there to help. Counselors are meeting with juniors during March to select senior courses, and discuss post-high school plans. Each student will receive a folder with information to help with the process, and a letter will … Continue reading “Parents’ Night, SAT upcoming for juniors”