#HerkHeroes highlights power of empathy

What’s your super power? That was the question Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School teachers and administrators answered during a recent meeting. The activity was part of an initiative that’s being branded as “Herk Heroes,” and its message is a simple one: Each of us as “super powers” — kindness, creativity, wisdom — that we can use …

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‘Shop With A Cop’ helps make holidays bright

Christmas came early for 13 Herkimer Elementary students on Tuesday, when officers from the Herkimer Police Department took them on a holiday shopping trip. This year is the first time the police department has organized a “Shop With A Cop” event, which partners police officers, local business and families in need to help during the …

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Board votes to move sixth grade to junior high

On Dec. 13, the Herkimer Central School Board of Education voted to reconfigure the grade levels to house Grades 6-8 in a middle school environment at the Jr./Sr. High School, beginning in September 2018. The board also appointed Jr./Sr. High School Assistant Principal Zachary Abbe as the new middle school principal, effective Feb. 1. Mr. …

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Students take virtual journeys around the world

Herkimer Elementary students recently explored Yellowstone Park, visited the San Diego Zoo and trekked to the Great Pyramids in Egypt — without ever leaving the school library. The students’ virtual field trips were made possible through Google Expeditions, software that allows students to experience 360-degree views of real-world scenarios using virtual reality viewers. Model Schools …

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HES project puts focus on kindness

As the winter holidays draw near, Herkimer Elementary students and staff are spreading kindness and getting into the spirit of holiday giving. Show kindness every day To inspire students to think about kindness, teachers and staff are sharing their thoughts about different ways that people can show kindness each day. Teachers at HES asked students to …

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