Class of 2023 marks sixth-grade graduation

Wearing white and green corsages, the Herkimer Central School Class of 2023 marked their graduation from sixth grade on Thursday. As Mr. Krause and Mr. Fox played a processional on trumpet and keyboard, the sixth-graders filed into the gymnasium through a packed audience of families and teachers. Before the ceremony began, teachers and their classes …

Retiring elementary staff has combined century of service

Herkimer Elementary will be saying goodbye to four staff members who between them have close to 100 years of employment with the district. (Read about high school retiree Franca Wandell here.) Marianne Jones Herkimer CSD employee since 1984 Marianne Jones’ path to becoming a special education teacher began when she was in the seventh grade, …

Herkimer Elementary students mark Flag Day

Students dressed in a dazzling array of red, white and blue to celebrate Flag Day at Herkimer Elementary on Wednesday, June 14. At an assembly in the elementary school gym led by teacher Deb Schoff, members of the Herkimer VFW presented the colors, marching to the front of the room with the American flag held …

Herkimer Elementary names police robot

The Herkimer Police Department recently visited Herkimer Elementary School to re-introduce students to its Special Response Team robot — or, as it is now known, Badger. Read more: “Herkimer Elementary students name police robot” Elementary students voted during the spring to pick a name for the robot, picking Badger over the other two suggestions of …

Chemo Bag drive a success for second year

Donations from Herkimer Elementary School families were among those packaged during a Chemo Comfort Bag drive on March 31 in Little Falls. Read more: “Volunteers donate, load bags for chemo comfort bag project.” Herkimer Elementary students, staff, parents and community members donated personal care items for the effort, which assembles “comfort bags” to be given …

Elementary school food drive underway

Students at Herkimer Elementary School have been issued a challenge: Bring in one can of food each to donate to a local food bank. It may not sound like much — but, as pre-kindergarten teacher Deb Schoff explained, all those little donations add up to make a big difference. Schoff said the school has participated …

Students, families, invited to ‘Night of Adventure’

Herkimer Elementary is getting ready for a “Night of Adventure” on March 30 to celebrate student participation in the Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) program, which kicked off March 20. According to pre-kindergarten teacher and PARP organizer Deb Schoff, PARP aims to get students excited about reading by encouraging them to read for pleasure. Students …

Call now for kindergarten, pre-K registration

Registration will be held in March for students entering kindergarten and pre-kindergarten in the fall of 2017. For more information, call the Elementary School office at 866-8562. Kindergarten Kindergarten registration will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, March 13, and from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Parents of students who will be …

Language Club says ‘hola’ to Herkimer Elementary

Herkimer High School Language Club students visited Herkimer Elementary School in February to show students that Spanish can be as easy as “uno, dos, tres.” Language Club students gave presentations to fourth-graders and led elementary students in a variety of educational activities and games. “Today was a wonderful success,” fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Jory said of …