Lead testing to continue at schools

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”

State officials urge safety around school buses

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”

Herkimer students to join Project Lead The Way

New educational opportunities are available starting this fall for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students, thanks to a shared services agreement with Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District. Six Herkimer students will be the first to travel to Frankfort-Schuyler to participate in Project Lead The Way, a rigorous and innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program offering … Continue reading “Herkimer students to join Project Lead The Way”

Reduced tuition available for College Now courses

Beginning in the fall of 2016, Herkimer County Community College will require high school students to pay $53 per credit (or $159 per three-credit course) to receive college credit for College Now courses. For the past two years, the college has offered these courses at no charge to students. Prior to that, students paid tuition … Continue reading “Reduced tuition available for College Now courses”

Tests show lead levels below federal limits

Recent test results showed that a majority of water outlets tested in the Herkimer Central School District meet federal standards for safe lead levels, and one outlet that tested with higher levels is being replaced. “The district is very pleased with the results of this testing,” Superintendent Robert J. Miller said. “It confirms that our … Continue reading “Tests show lead levels below federal limits”

Student-athletes honored at reception

Student-athletes from Herkimer were honored at the Section III Scholar Athlete Dinner at a reception at the Syracuse SRC Arena in June. Megan Ball, a Herkimer student-athlete who currently holds a record in weightlifting, was interviewed by the CW 6 during the event. During her interview, she shared that being a student-athlete has taught her … Continue reading “Student-athletes honored at reception”

Students create unique wearable art

Garden Variety artists Mary and Haley Smith normally work with fruits and vegetables. Mary Smith, of Mohawk, showed off a necklace she was wearing that was made out of Japanese purple sweet potatoes and kiwi. She said they’ve also worked with beets, sweet peas and radishes. While no fruits and vegetables were being used Monday, the … Continue reading “Students create unique wearable art”

Hannaford Supermarket donates to Herkimer Elementary School

Thanks to the generosity of the Herkimer Hannaford Supermarket, Herkimer Elementary School recently received a gift of $1,000 through the Hannaford Helps Schools program. Funds presented to the school will help the school to acquire recess bags as well as materials and supplies for teachers, students and the art club. Grocery shoppers contributed to the gift … Continue reading “Hannaford Supermarket donates to Herkimer Elementary School”