Regional art show features Herkimer works

Works from Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School are among those on display at the third annual Student/Teacher Art Show in Little Falls. Artwork by teacher Heather McCutcheon and her students join pieces from Frankfort, Little Falls, Mount Markham, Owen D. Young, Poland and Richfield Springs school districts. Works are on display at the Mohawk Valley Center … Continue reading “Regional art show features Herkimer works”

SED: Herkimer student data is safe

A recent data breach reported by the state Department of Education did not affect Herkimer Central School District, according to state officials. The State Education department reported Thursday that its assessment vendor for grades 3-8 testing, Questar Assessment Inc., experienced a data breach. The breach affected fewer than 100 of the 88,000 students statewide who … Continue reading “SED: Herkimer student data is safe”

Budget proposal still short on Foundation Aid

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an executive state budget proposal that includes a $769 million increase in overall funding for school operations in the 2018-19 school year. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid for 2018-19 would be $26.4 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3 percent. Aid … Continue reading “Budget proposal still short on Foundation Aid”

HHS students’ art selected for show

Herkimer High School students Lyndsey Bass and Felicity Boncella had their artwork selected for the 2018 Scholastic Art Competition in Syracuse. Their artwork is on display throughout the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College from Jan. 12 through March 3. Lyndsey and Felicity’s works were selected from more than 5,700 entries for special … Continue reading “HHS students’ art selected for show”

Elementary students spread cheer to furry friends

For students at Herkimer Elementary School, holiday giving wasn’t just for friends and family. Instead of a student gift exchange, or gifts for their teacher, Sylvia Lowell’s fifth-grade students opted to bring in and collect donations for the Herkimer Humane Society. Herkimer Elementary staff focused on random acts of kindness during December. Mrs. Lowell’s students wanted … Continue reading “Elementary students spread cheer to furry friends”

Take precautions during cold weather

Herkimer CSD encourages parents to make certain their children take appropriate precautions when severe cold settles in to this area. All students, young and old, should dress for the weather — long pants, winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, etc. Students should limit their time outdoors waiting at a bus stop or walking to school. The … Continue reading “Take precautions during cold weather”

“Sweethearts & Heroes” empowers students against bullying

Guest speakers Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh of the organization Sweethearts & Heroes delivered a passionate message to students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on the first school day of 2018 — that each of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of others. Teachers wearing green “HHS Heroes” T-shirts ushered … Continue reading ““Sweethearts & Heroes” empowers students against bullying”

District reminds of snow day procedures

As the weather turns colder, district officials are reminding families of procedures for snow days and delays. On inclement weather days, the process to make a decision on closing begins at about 4:30 a.m. School officials watch weather reports, check the radar, and make contact with town and village officials to get information about road … Continue reading “District reminds of snow day procedures”