Red Ribbon Week under way at elementary school

National Red Ribbon Week kicked off Oct. 24 at Herkimer Elementary with help from School Resource Officer Shauna Jones. Jones spoke with elementary students about the history of the Red Ribbon campaign, and this year’s theme, “Your future is key, so stay drug-free.” The Red Ribbon campaign is a national drug awareness effort that began …

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HHS alums meet in college football matchup

Three former Magicians recently met again on the football field as St. John Fisher College topped the Utica College Pioneers in a five-overtime 39-36 game Oct. 14 in Rochester. Safety Brennen Thompson, now a junior at St. John Fisher, made his mark in the third quarter, recovering a blocked punt to give the Cardinals an …

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Parents invited to grade reconfiguration meeting

Parents are invited to share their feedback about the possibility of moving Herkimer Central School District sixth-graders to the junior high at the start of the 2018-19 school year. A meeting to discuss the proposal is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Center. Feedback is also …

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Academic success honored with H Award

Thirty-nine Herkimer High School students were honored Oct. 19 with the Academic H award, which recognizes students who achieved a grade point average of 90 or higher during the previous school year. Following the Pledge of Allegiance led by Student Council president Jenna Vincent, Principal Mary Tomaso welcomed students and guests to the awards program. …

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Students solve math puzzle via Google Hangout

Students in Melissa White’s class at Herkimer Elementary School had fun recently solving a math puzzle via Google Hangouts with support from technology coordinator Ryan Orilio. The “Mystery Number Puzzle” paired Herkimer fourth-graders with students from Clinton Elementary via video chat. Students in each class worked together, testing their knowledge of math concepts to ask …

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District marks Board Appreciation Month

During School Board Recognition Month this October, Herkimer Central School would like to thank the members of the Board of Education for their service and all that they do for the district. Thank you to Board President Robert Mihevc; Vice President Brian Crandall; and board members Michele Gilbert, Diann Fischer, Mark Conley, Scott Petucci and …

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Elementary handbook now online

Families of elementary students now have easy access to a web-based version of the school handbook. The handbook page features a table of contents with links to the different subject areas covered in the handbook. This includes information already available on the website, such as the school directory, and parental notifications provided by the district …

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Grant funds functional space at high school

A $5,000 grant from Lowe’s has helped Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School repurpose a lobby into a multi-purpose space. Work began on the space last year, but when students returned to school in the fall, they found a functional and attractive Innovation Lounge where an empty space had been. According to teacher Heather McCutcheon, who secured …

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Elementary students play tasty guessing game

Herkimer Elementary marked “Johnny Appleseed Day” at the end of September with a tasty guessing game for students. A large bushel basket filled with apples was displayed in the front lobby. Each student cast a vote to guess how many apples the basket held. The winners were: Adelisa Covic, from Mr. Shepardon’s class, with a …

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Sculpture students create public art project

Visitors to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School this fall may see some “puzzling” works of art. Students in Mrs. McCutcheon’s sculpture class have created 3-D printed puzzle pieces that have been put on display around the school building. Each puzzle piece is accompanied by a QR code that, when scanned, provides some additional information about each …

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