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”

Herkimer students win STEAM competition

Herkimer’s Principles of Engineering class recently participated in an engineering competition called STEAM Revolution through PicoTurbine.  In this competition, groups were given a kit of materials (shown right) and challenged to engineer something from the materials.  Other materials were allowed, but efficiency was encouraged, with extra consideration for recycled materials. Every entry had to be … Continue reading “Herkimer students win STEAM competition”

Elementary students help with Chemo Comfort Bags

Herkimer Elementary School led a very successful Comfort Bag Drive due to the many generous donations from faculty, students and their families. These donations were used towards making over 400 bags to be given to people not only in our school community but also to many area hospitals and treatment centers caring for cancer patients. … Continue reading “Elementary students help with Chemo Comfort Bags”