Extracurricular Activities

Art Club (4)

Fourth grade students may participate in the newest club, Art Club. Students with a passion for creating two and three-dimensional art may join. They will create projects for themselves, their families, and the school community to enjoy.

Computer Club (5)

Students in grade five who are interested in learning to practice a variety of computer applications may join the Computer Club. Students typically work on collaborative projects. These projects vary from year to year, depending on the programs that are available for student use and the skills of the students who participate.

Concert Band (5/6)

Students in fifth and sixth grade may join Concert Band where they will play an array of musical genres. Prepared students will play in the Winter and Spring Concerts.  Highly motivated students have the option to participate at the NYSSMA Festival and even be nominated to play with the All-County Band. Concert Band will prepare students to play and perform in middle/high school and beyond.

Concert Chorus (3/4/5/6)

Students in third and fourth grade may join the Elementary Chorus where they will learn the basics of singing, movement, and music reading. Students will perform in the Winter Concert and the Spring Concert. Highly motivated 5/6 students have the option to participate at the NYSSMA Festival and even be nominated to sing with the All-County Chorus.

Newspaper Club (4)

Newspaper Club’s mission is to promote writing, editing, and communication of events to the student body.  Students are introduced to a variety of genres in journalism and study different models of communication information. Club members get to choose whether they want to write an article, a poem, a survey, or news events, etc. They are introduced to the editing process as they work toward a published piece to be posted on the Herkimer website. Students also utilize technology to record short video clips which are shared on Twitter, the district website, and are shared with the student body at HES.

STEM Club (3/4/5/6)

STEM Club is available to any third, fourth, fifth, or sixth-grade student who has an interest in exploring applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  The STEM Club will use a variety of technological devices to expand the students’ application of their math and science skills.

Student Council (5/6)

Student Council is open to students in grades five and six.  Our goals are to learn and promote leadership skills, strive for good citizenship, respect all individuals in the school and community, involve all students in sharing ideas to make our school the best it can be, promote school spirit, give all students practice in democracy in action, and provide service to groups in our school and community

Yearbook Club (6)

The Yearbook Club staff is composed of sixth-grade students focused on one specific objective: to create the school’s annual yearbook. The staff members take on many responsibilities to help complete the yearbook that is purchased by the students, faculty, and staff of HES.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, choosing the yearbook cover and creating clip art for the class pages. They are also involved in producing and/or creating layouts for the clubs and activities section of the yearbook and using the yearbook website. The staff counts money, records orders, and then finally, fills the orders and delivers the yearbook in June when they arrive.  Service to our school and community is also encouraged throughout the school year during special events.