Transition team working on grade reconfiguration plans

Following the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s December decision to move sixth grade to the Jr./Sr. High School, Herkimer faculty and staff have been hard at work laying the groundwork for the transition process that will begin later this year. Middle School Principal Zachary Abbe is overseeing the transition process, and has convened a … Continue reading “Transition team working on grade reconfiguration plans”

Conference day, board meeting schedule changes made

The Herkimer Central School District Office recently announced a few changes to the district calendar for the coming weeks. Feb. 12 will be a day off school for all students (rather than a half-day, as previously scheduled). The half-day will move to March 16. These changes were made to accommodate the scheduling needs of trainers … Continue reading “Conference day, board meeting schedule changes made”

Guest speaker teaches tools to fight online bullying

When Herkimer College student Emma Vanderwerken reached out to Kerry Reppel about giving an anti-bullying presentation to Herkimer junior high students, the timing couldn’t have been better. Frankfort-Schuyler alumna and former Friends of Rachel Club member Vanderwerken contacted Reppel only days after Herkimer hosted the Sweethearts & Heroes presentation, and asked Reppel if she could … Continue reading “Guest speaker teaches tools to fight online bullying”

State report shows district is financially stable

A recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller confirms that Herkimer Central School’s financial stability continues to improve with the support of the board, the administration and the community. The state Comptroller’s Office recently released its fiscal stress scores for public school districts throughout the state. Herkimer received a score of 16.7, down … Continue reading “State report shows district is financially stable”

Regional art show features Herkimer works

Works from Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School are among those on display at the third annual Student/Teacher Art Show in Little Falls. Artwork by teacher Heather McCutcheon and her students join pieces from Frankfort, Little Falls, Mount Markham, Owen D. Young, Poland and Richfield Springs school districts. Works are on display at the Mohawk Valley Center … Continue reading “Regional art show features Herkimer works”

Budget proposal still short on Foundation Aid

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an executive state budget proposal that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid for 2018-19 would be $26.4 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3 percent. Aid … Continue reading “Budget proposal still short on Foundation Aid”

HHS students’ art selected for show

Herkimer High School students Lyndsey Bass and Felicity Boncella had their artwork selected for the 2018 Scholastic Art Competition in Syracuse. Their artwork is on display throughout the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College from Jan. 12 through March 3. Lyndsey and Felicity’s works were selected from more than 5,700 entries for special … Continue reading “HHS students’ art selected for show”

Elementary students spread cheer to furry friends

For students at Herkimer Elementary School, holiday giving wasn’t just for friends and family. Instead of a student gift exchange, or gifts for their teacher, Sylvia Lowell’s fifth-grade students opted to bring in and collect donations for the Herkimer Humane Society. Herkimer Elementary staff focused on random acts of kindness during December. Mrs. Lowell’s students wanted … Continue reading “Elementary students spread cheer to furry friends”

“Sweethearts & Heroes” empowers students against bullying

Guest speakers Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh of the organization Sweethearts & Heroes delivered a passionate message to students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on the first school day of 2018 — that each of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of others. Teachers wearing green “HHS Heroes” T-shirts ushered … Continue reading ““Sweethearts & Heroes” empowers students against bullying”