Herkimer residents to vote May 16 on $24.4 million spending plan

Proposed tax levy below district’s tax cap On Tuesday, May 16, Herkimer residents will vote on a $24,414,000 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year. The budget calls for a 5.9 percent increase in spending compared with 2016-17 and carries a tax levy increase of 1.72 percent. Polls will be open to voters from 1 … Continue reading “Herkimer residents to vote May 16 on $24.4 million spending plan”

Pilot program preps high school students for college math

Rocco Cornacchia and Julie DelMedico of Herkimer College met with Herkimer juniors earlier this month as part of a pilot program that aims to ensure graduating seniors are ready for college-level study in mathematics. “We came here to torture you with some math problems,” Cornacchia joked as he began writing equations on an interactive whiteboard … Continue reading “Pilot program preps high school students for college math”

Third-quarter honor roll announced

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year: 12th grade 8 honors: Brandan Parks and Victoria Rodriguez. 7 honors: Elise Davis, Trey Guyer, Angelica Huhko, Giovanni Servello and Austin Wolfran. 6 honors: Nicholas Ferri, Kyler Ford, Emily LaQuee, Morgan Rivers and Kevin Smith. 5 … Continue reading “Third-quarter honor roll announced”

Capital reserve fund to be on May 16 ballot

A proposition to create a capital reserve fund for Herkimer Central School District will be on the ballot as part of the district’s May 16 school budget vote and Board of Education elections. The voter-controlled capital reserve fund would allow the district to set aside any surplus funds up to $3.5 million, for up to … Continue reading “Capital reserve fund to be on May 16 ballot”

Pennies for Patients drive underway

Students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School are collecting “Pennies for Patients” during April to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Accordingn to its website, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. “Our Pennies for Patients program helps raise money to fund research for … Continue reading “Pennies for Patients drive underway”

School board accepts fire inspection certificates

At its March 21 meeting, the Herkimer Central School Board of Education accepted the annual fire inspection certificates for district facilities for the 2017-18 school year. The board issued the following statement: “Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for the 2017-18 school year of the bus maintenance facility, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School, Herkimer … Continue reading “School board accepts fire inspection certificates”

Chemo Bag drive a success for second year

Donations from Herkimer Elementary School families were among those packaged during a Chemo Comfort Bag drive on March 31 in Little Falls. Read more: “Volunteers donate, load bags for chemo comfort bag project.” Herkimer Elementary students, staff, parents and community members donated personal care items for the effort, which assembles “comfort bags” to be given … Continue reading “Chemo Bag drive a success for second year”

Students sought as theater Youth Ambassadors

Herkimer High School students can apply to become a Bernadette A. Eichler Youth Ambassador at Broadway Utica to help share their love of the theater. According to the Broadway Utica website, two students will be chosen from each high school in the region to attend Broadway Utica performances and share their thoughts about each show. … Continue reading “Students sought as theater Youth Ambassadors”