Honor roll posted for second quarter

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter: 12th grade 8 honors: Brett Bala 7 honors: Felicity Boncella, Amanda Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Jenna Vincent and Abigail Weaver. 6 honors: Dacey Flannagan, Nicole Gallagher, Jacob Klock, Todd Maphia, Joseph Perkins, Paige Phillips, Zachary Polus and Victoria Rose. 5 … Continue reading “Honor roll posted for second quarter”

Poverty simulation promotes understanding

Mrs. Tomaso was on her way back to jail. Accused of stealing someone’s bus pass, the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School principal was being escorted to the police station when the arresting officer spotted Mr. Orilio snatching $50 out of someone’s wallet. The two “suspects” were added to an already crowded “jail” that also housed Mr. … Continue reading “Poverty simulation promotes understanding”

Mindfulness moves forward at Herkimer Elementary

Jen Olds wants you to breathe. On a recent Friday afternoon, Olds stood in front of a room full of her fellow teachers at Herkimer Elementary and led them through a breathing exercise designed to increase focus and become present. Olds has been leading an effort to bring mindfulness into the lives of Herkimer Elementary students … Continue reading “Mindfulness moves forward at Herkimer Elementary”

Initial budget proposal seeks to expand programs

Budget workshop scheduled for Feb. 15 Expanding pre-kindergarten, VP Tech and Project Lead the Way programs, and restoring computer science and business classes, are among the components of the initial budget proposal presented to the Herkimer Central School Board of Education by Superintendent Robert J. Miller on Jan. 31. Miller’s initial proposal calls for a … Continue reading “Initial budget proposal seeks to expand programs”

Water notice refers to past issues

Herkimer Central School District residents may have been notified by mail recently of a past water quality issue that had impacted Herkimer Elementary School in 2017. This annual notification is required by the state Department of Health and does not reflect any current or ongoing issues with water at the elementary school. In January and … Continue reading “Water notice refers to past issues”

Transition team working on grade reconfiguration plans

Following the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s December decision to move sixth grade to the Jr./Sr. High School, Herkimer faculty and staff have been hard at work laying the groundwork for the transition process that will begin later this year. Middle School Principal Zachary Abbe is overseeing the transition process, and has convened a … Continue reading “Transition team working on grade reconfiguration plans”

Conference day, board meeting schedule changes made

The Herkimer Central School District Office recently announced a few changes to the district calendar for the coming weeks. Feb. 12 will be a day off school for all students (rather than a half-day, as previously scheduled). The half-day will move to March 16. These changes were made to accommodate the scheduling needs of trainers … Continue reading “Conference day, board meeting schedule changes made”

Guest speaker teaches tools to fight online bullying

When Herkimer College student Emma Vanderwerken reached out to Kerry Reppel about giving an anti-bullying presentation to Herkimer junior high students, the timing couldn’t have been better. Frankfort-Schuyler alumna and former Friends of Rachel Club member Vanderwerken contacted Reppel only days after Herkimer hosted the Sweethearts & Heroes presentation, and asked Reppel if she could … Continue reading “Guest speaker teaches tools to fight online bullying”

State report shows district is financially stable

A recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller confirms that Herkimer Central School’s financial stability continues to improve with the support of the board, the administration and the community. The state Comptroller’s Office recently released its fiscal stress scores for public school districts throughout the state. Herkimer received a score of 16.7, down … Continue reading “State report shows district is financially stable”