Eighth-graders engage with art at Wellin Museum

Lessons in chemistry, physics and computer science might not be what you’d expect to find at an art gallery. But Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School eighth-graders found this, and more, during a recent field trip to the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. In addition to viewing paintings, murals and drawings by …

Senator stresses value of arts during visit

State Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, spoke to students and teachers about the value of arts education during a visit to Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday, March 27. “March is Youth Art Month, and I wanted to come here to Herkimer, because your art teachers do a great job,” the senator said. View photos from …

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 …

Sen. Seward to mark Youth Art Month at HHS

State Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, plans to visit art classes at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Monday to mark Youth Art Month. The senator was among local lawmakers who issued proclamations marking the month-long celebration of youth arts. The proclamations were presented to students from Herkimer and other local districts at the opening reception of …

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Girls varsity softball team marks World Down Syndrome Day

The Herkimer varsity girls softball team posed for pictures with 2-year-old Killian, grandson of coach Dan Stalteri, on Tuesday as part of an effort to mark World Down Syndrome Day, March 21. Read more: “Herkimer varsity softball team raises awareness for World Down Syndrome Day,” Times Telegram. According to the Times Telegram, the team wore …

Youth Art Month exhibit to open Wednesday at Bassett

Twenty pieces of art by Herkimer students will be among those on display at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer during a Youth Art Month exhibit sponsored by Herkimer County Art Circles. Creations from students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be celebrated in an opening reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. The exhibit …

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Parents’ Night, SAT upcoming for juniors

Seniors reminded to follow up with colleges As Herkimer students look ahead to post-graduation plans, the guidance office is there to help. Counselors are meeting with juniors during March to select senior courses, and discuss post-high school plans. Each student will receive a folder with information to help with the process, and a letter will …