Students take virtual journeys around the world

Herkimer Elementary students recently explored Yellowstone Park, visited the San Diego Zoo and trekked to the Great Pyramids in Egypt — without ever leaving the school library. The students’ virtual field trips were made possible through Google Expeditions, software that allows students to experience 360-degree views of real-world scenarios using virtual reality viewers. Model School … Continue reading “Students take virtual journeys around the world”

HES project puts focus on kindness

As the winter holidays draw near, Herkimer Elementary students and staff are spreading kindness and getting into the spirit of holiday giving. Show kindness every day To inspire students to think about kindness, teachers and staff are sharing their thoughts about different ways that people can show kindness each day. Teachers at HES asked students to … Continue reading “HES project puts focus on kindness”

HHS sophomores to host ‘Kids Night’

The Herkimer High School Class of 2020 will host a “Kids Night” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Children ages 5 to 10 will participate in crafts, games, snacks, movies and swimming. Parents will be asked to sign a permission slip at the door. The cost is $10 per child, with proceeds to … Continue reading “HHS sophomores to host ‘Kids Night’”

First-quarter honor roll announced

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year: 12th grade 8 honors: Brett Bala 7 honors: Felicity Boncella, Amanda Johnson, Joseph Perkins, Paige Phillips, Jenna Vincent and Abigail Weaver. 6 honors: Logan Acker, Nicole Gallagher, Marissa Johnson, Jacob Klock, Joseph Luppino, Zachary Polus and Nicholas … Continue reading “First-quarter honor roll announced”

Fourth-graders compete in national poster contest

Herkimer Elementary fourth-graders recently put their artistic talents to work in the National Garden Club’s Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl poster contest. The school’s participation in the nationwide contest was organized by art teacher Heather Wheeler-Stapf and STEM teacher and Herkimer Garden Club president Leah Peyton. The contest promotes awareness of wildfire prevention and basic environmental conservation … Continue reading “Fourth-graders compete in national poster contest”

Graphics students try hand at sketch notes

A group of Herkimer High School students got the chance to draw, doodle and design while taking notes during class recently as they experimented with a process called “sketch notes.” Watch a video: What is sketchnoting? Sketchnoting is a process of taking notes that uses visual elements such as drawings, graphics, boxes and visually impactful … Continue reading “Graphics students try hand at sketch notes”

Elementary teachers talk mindfulness

Fifteen members of the Herkimer Elementary faculty and staff met on a Saturday in November discuss the book “10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children the Social and Emotional Skills to Lead Smarter, Healthier, and Happier Lives” by Goldie Hawn. The 2016 book presents strategies from the MindUP program developed by Hawn’s foundation, which aims to … Continue reading “Elementary teachers talk mindfulness”

Jr. High club members thank lunch aides

At the Thanksgiving table, we give thanks for family, friends, good food and good health. But before the Thanksgiving break, some Herkimer Jr./Sr. High students decided to give thanks for something else. On Tuesday, members of the junior high Friends of Rachel club presented lunch aides with a giant “Thank You” banner, and bouquets of … Continue reading “Jr. High club members thank lunch aides”