In the freshly redesigned space of the elementary school media center, groups of sixth-graders are hard at work cutting, taping, reading and assembling pieces of paper to construct submarines. Teacher Leah Peyton travels around the room, checking in with one group, stopping to help another, fielding questions from students who run up to her with … Continue reading “Elementary media center revamped for STEM work”
Results came back Friday from tests conducted at Herkimer High School in October to determine the lead levels of water outlets that could be used for drinking. Of the 137 outlets in the high school, 40 outlets in 10 locations showed lead levels above 15 parts per billion (ppb), the “action level” set by New … Continue reading “Lead test results received for high school”
In a darkened auditorium, the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are preparing for a major debate just days before the popular vote. As posters are hung to line each side of the auditorium, Trump and Clinton supporters fold brochures, test audio-visual equipment and talk last-minute strategies. In a white blazer, Hillary Clinton sits … Continue reading “Herkimer seniors stage mock debate, election”
In the elementary school auditorium, students sat “criss-cross applesauce” in rows on the floor while a group of musicians began to tell a story. A pink-haired woman introduced herself as “Melody,” and taught the children to sing a simple song. “Melody is wonderful, and sounds so good to me,” the students echoed. As they sang, … Continue reading “Bridge Arts Ensemble brings musical message to students”
A curriculum exchange between Herkimer and Frankfort-Schuyler central school districts is going smoothly, according to officials from both districts. Six students from Herkimer High School visit Frankfort-Schuyler each day to participate in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering program. In addition, F-S students have the opportunity to participate in Herkimer’s Advanced Placement Art program. … Continue reading “Curriculum exchange program gives Herkimer students STEM experience”
The district will host a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the elementary school. Superintendent Robert J. Miller will welcome and introduce Craig Meister, project development manager for SolarCity. Meister will give a presentation on a proposal to install a solar array behind the school bus garage near the elementary school. According … Continue reading “District to host Nov. 9 forum on solar project”
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.