Elementary students get motivated

Be Respectful. Be Mindful. Be Confident. These are a few of the messages that Herkimer Elementary students will hear throughout the school year as part of an ongoing focus on character education. Each month, teachers will work with students to define and explore a different character trait. Students will learn about how they can exemplify …

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Students create ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

Herkimer students created hundreds of “Pinwheels for Peace” on Friday as part of a worldwide effort to mark Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. Students in elementary and middle school grades had the opportunity to create their own pinwheel during class, and some high school students chose to join the effort as well. …

Grab-and-go station makes breakfast easy

Eating a healthy breakfast just got easier for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students — even those who don’t get to school until just before the first bell. Thanks in part to an Action for Healthy Kids grant, the school is piloting a “grab and go” breakfast program, where students can pick up breakfast from a …

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First day of school brings new routines

For many Herkimer students, the first day of school on Wednesday was a return to a familiar place, where they were greeted with smiles, hugs and high-fives. But even for those who were walking into a new school building for the first time, administrators, faculty and staff were there to make sure the transition went …

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