Librarian recommends book-to-movie reads

Looking for something to read — or watch? High school librarian Sue Scheu put together this list of books that have been made into movies: “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver High school senior Samantha dies in a terrible accident on Valentine’s Day. However, she still wakes up the next morning. Sam lives the last …

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Tracy Xiao named Art Student of the Month

Ninth-grader Tracy Xiao has been named Art Student of the Month for February. According to teacher Leah Zorn, Tracy was chosen because of her positive attitude, creative ideas, and her desire to produce highly skilled works of art. Besides art, Tracy enjoys learning about math, and outside of school, she enjoys listening to music and …

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Herkimer team takes top prize at FIRST Lego League event

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High’s “Power of T.E.N.” team took home a first-place award from the FIRST Lego League qualifying tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Proctor High School. Herkimer’s 10-student team, named Power of T.E.N. (Totally Epic Nerds), was awarded a first-place prize in the Core Values segment of the competition, in which teams make a …

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District’s ‘fiscal stress’ score improves

A Jan. 25, 2017, report from the New York State Comptroller’s Office identifying Herkimer as being “susceptible to fiscal stress” highlights the need for continued financial support for the district, Superintendent Robert Miller said. Read more: Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for School Districts: Four-Year Review Herkimer’s status has improved dramatically over the previous year, when …

Elise Davis honored as DAR Good Citizen

Herkimer High School senior Elise Davis has been selected as the school’s winner of the DAR Good Citizen award. Davis was one of three top students nominated by the faculty. The senior class then chose Davis for the honor. The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award recognizes students for leadership, dependability, service and …

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 …

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 …

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, …

‘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 …

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 …