Herkimer students and staff took part in a national celebration of Unity Day on Oct. 19.
Recent legislation requires public schools in New York to test for lead in all water outlets that could be used for drinking or cooking. Results are now available from water testing conducted Sept. 30 at Herkimer Elementary School with the assistance of a state-supported laboratory. Of the 179 samples collected within the elementary school, 16 … Continue reading “Lead tests results received for elementary school”
Herkimer High School students joined the Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) on Oct. 10 to rally local officials for an increase in state aid.
Heather McCutcheon teaches art at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School and serves as the district’s Arts in Education coordinator.
The Herkimer Central School District Board of Education heard a proposal from SolarCity Corporation at its Sept. 28 meeting. SolarCity is proposing to install a solar array behind the school bus garage near the elementary school. According to the company, the array would generate 1,179 kilowatts of electricity. The proposal is part of the New … Continue reading “School board hears solar energy proposal”
Geeta Pasi is a 1980 Herkimer High School graduate who has spent nearly three decades in the Foreign Service.
On Friday, Sept. 23, students reported a BB gun being fired on school grounds during a home football game in East Herkimer. Chaperones notified sheriff’s department officers, who confiscated the BB gun from a student. There were no injuries reported. Staff and law enforcement acted quickly and efficiently to neutralize the hazard. The school takes … Continue reading “BB gun confiscated at football game”
Art teacher Heather McCutcheon recently led a social media “takeover” of Herkimer Central School District’s newly launched Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
To ensure the well-being of students and staff, Herkimer Central School District will continue testing the water in both school buildings for lead during September and October. With increasing news about the dangers of lead in schools, the district decided in June to conduct voluntarily testing for lead in advance of new state regulations, which … Continue reading “Lead testing to continue at schools”
With the start of the school year upon us, Herkimer Central School joins traffic safety officials and law enforcement to remind motorists to use extra caution and stop for school buses when the flashing lights are on. “Everyone just needs to slow down, use caution, pay attention and stop for school buses,” said Terri Egan, executive … Continue reading “State officials urge safety around school buses”