Student artists honored at Board of Education meeting

Student artists were recognized during the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s meeting on Jan. 18. The board displays student artwork during its meetings throughout the year. During the Jan. 18 meeting, art teachers Heather Wheeler Stapf and Heather McCutcheon handed out certificates of recognition for more than 60 students whose artwork had been selected … Continue reading “Student artists honored at Board of Education meeting”

Donations sought to help area cancer patients

Area residents can help out local cancer patients this month by dropping off donations of warm socks, blankets, books and other items at Herkimer Elementary School. The school is joining in a community-wide effort to help those receiving treatment for cancer by participating in the Chemo/Radiation Comfort Bag Drive during January. The drive will continue elsewhere … Continue reading “Donations sought to help area cancer patients”

Art students get perspective on color, media

For Leah Zorn’s Studio in Art students, it’s all about color these days. Zorn said her students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been learning the finer points of color theory — how primary colors (yellow, magenta and cyan) can be mixed to create secondary colors (orange, green and violet) and intermediate colors (yellow-green, yellow-orange, … Continue reading “Art students get perspective on color, media”

‘Magician Mania’ includes news of $15k donation

News of a $15,000 donation to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School capped off “Magician Mania,” a day-long event for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High Students aimed at bringing the school community closer together.   Rather than following their normal class schedule, the entire junior-senior high spent the day in team-building exercises, “meet and greet” sessions with club and … Continue reading “‘Magician Mania’ includes news of $15k donation”

Giving goes both ways at Herkimer Elementary

Donations from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area are keeping kids at Herkimer Elementary School a little warmer this year. Read more: Frankfort, Herkimer among United Way Spread the Warmth recipients The school is the grateful recipient of brand-new winter coats, hats and gloves in various sizes. School Social Worker Kathy … Continue reading “Giving goes both ways at Herkimer Elementary”

Building upgrades continue throughout district

Work is continuing through the fall on Herkimer Central School District’s $10.4 million capital project, but students have already been enjoying many of the upgrades already in place. Media centers in both school buildings have been completely renovated with an eye toward collaborative, project-based learning. A redesigned entryway and main office space at the high … Continue reading “Building upgrades continue throughout district”

Calling all alumni: District seeks contact info

Herkimer Central School District is seeking contact information for alumni of all classes. Alumni of Herkimer High School who would be interested in sharing their experiences after graduation are invited to get in touch with the school via this form. Alumni will be asked to provide contact information and their year of graduation. High school Principal … Continue reading “Calling all alumni: District seeks contact info”

‘Finger Food Feast’ a treat for second-graders

Pilgrims in polka dots and Native Americans in Nikes sat down to a “Finger Food Feast” on Tuesday morning in the Herkimer Elementary School cafeteria. All five second-grade classes gathered in the cafeteria to nibble on crisp veggies, juicy grapes, mini muffins, doughnut holes and other snacks, all bedecked in paper hats and headdresses to … Continue reading “‘Finger Food Feast’ a treat for second-graders”

Solar project to be among topics at Nov. 16 board meeting

A recent presentation by Solar City Corporation proposing a solar array at Herkimer Elementary School will be among the topics of discussion at Wednesday’s Herkimer Central School Board of Education meeting. The district hosted a public forum on Nov. 9 that featured a presentation by Solar City and questions from community members in attendance. Superintendent … Continue reading “Solar project to be among topics at Nov. 16 board meeting”