Students create Lego Star Wars videos

Herkimer High School juniors got to play with Legos on Wednesday, Feb. 16, as part of a computer science exploration independent study. The group of four juniors meets once every four-day cycle with technology coordinator Ryan Orilio to explore computer technologies. On Wednesday, Orilio and his students used Lego figures to stage and film stop-motion …

Language Club says ‘hola’ to Herkimer Elementary

Herkimer High School Language Club students visited Herkimer Elementary School in February to show students that Spanish can be as easy as “uno, dos, tres.” Language Club students gave presentations to fourth-graders and led elementary students in a variety of educational activities and games. “Today was a wonderful success,” fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Jory said of …

Guidance office reminds of scholarships

Many Herkimer seniors are awaiting college acceptance letters, but the high school guidance office reminds seniors that their work may not yet be done. Mid-year transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and financial aid forms may still need to be sent to colleges. Students can visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “This …

Sophomores invited to visit CTE program

A representative from BOCES Career and Technical Center will visit the sophomore classes in February to give an overview of offerings available to students during their junior year. Students will then have the opportunity to visit CTE in March before planning next year’s schedule. A permission slip will be sent home with students. “All students …

Feb. 10 is deadline for March SAT

Herkimer juniors are gearing up for college as spring approaches, and the deadline for the March 11 SAT test is fast approaching. Juniors taking the SAT can register online at the College Board website.  Deadlines are as follows: March 11 test: deadline Feb. 10 May 6 test: deadline April 7 June 3 test: deadline May …

Clinics available for immunizations

Students and their families are reminded that the Herkimer County Health Department offers weekly clinics for various required immunizations. Read more: 2017 immunization clinic schedule Parents seeking information about immunizations required by the school district may contact the school nurse’s office. Herkimer Elementary School: Rachel Pike (315) 866-8562, ext. 1022 rpike@herkimercsd.org Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School: …

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Librarian recommends book-to-movie reads

Looking for something to read — or watch? High school librarian Sue Scheu put together this list of books that have been made into movies: “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver High school senior Samantha dies in a terrible accident on Valentine’s Day. However, she still wakes up the next morning. Sam lives the last …

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Tracy Xiao named Art Student of the Month

Ninth-grader Tracy Xiao has been named Art Student of the Month for February. According to teacher Leah Zorn, Tracy was chosen because of her positive attitude, creative ideas, and her desire to produce highly skilled works of art. Besides art, Tracy enjoys learning about math, and outside of school, she enjoys listening to music and …

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