Students sign scroll to support NASA memorial

Herkimer students recently paid tribute to a fallen local hero through a partnership with the county legislature. Community members invited the district to support their efforts to create a memorial to the late Gregory Jarvis of Mohawk, who was one of the astronauts lost in the 1986 explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. Herkimer students …

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Herkimer senior chosen as 2017 Teen All-Star

Herkimer High School senior Brandan Parks was chosen as one of 25 high school seniors throughout the region honored in the Utica Observer-Dispatch’s “Teen All-Stars” recognition. Read more: “25 honored as O-D Teen All-Stars” Parks and his fellow All-Stars were honored with a breakfast on May 23 at Hart’s Hill Inn. The program recognizes students …

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Voters approve 2017-18 budget, capital reserve fund

Herkimer Central School District voters on Tuesday approved a $24,414,000 budget for the 2017-18 school year (260-100) and elected Diann Fischer and Scott Petucci to the board of education. A proposition to create a capital reserve fund was also approved, 273-88. Fischer and Scott Petucci were each elected to three-year terms expiring June 30, 2020. …

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Music groups excel at WorldStrides festival

Herkimer High School performing arts groups took top honors at the WorldStrides On-Stage Toronto Music Festival, held April 28-29. The WorldStrides mission is to ignite personal growth for students, through travel and study abroad at every stage of development. Vocal and music groups from Herkimer performed three selections and were graded on tone, intonation, balance, blend, …

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3D printing adds new dimension to education

Q: What do topographical maps, dinosaur bones, ceramic stamps and the Millennium Falcon have in common? A: These are all objects replicated by 3D printers at Herkimer Central Schools. The district obtained four MakerBot 3D printers over the winter, purchasing three machines for about $7,000 and winning a fourth machine as a contest prize. The …

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