Herkimer musicians perform at Area All State

Herkimer students recently participated in the Zone 4 Area All State Music Festival, held at the G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. The festival invites the best instrumentalists and vocalists in Oswego, Oneida and Herkimer counties, based on performers’ scores from the New York State School Music Association competition held each spring. Herkimer student …

Students get lessons in online safety

Herkimer middle school students got to brush up on their cyber-safety skills recently, with help from School Resource Officer Shauna Jones, prevention specialist Crystal Gerhardt and a special guest from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. On Monday, SRO Jones and Mrs. Gerhardt visited classrooms to talk to students about the information they …

Herkimer tech coordinator wins Genesis Award

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was honored by the Genesis Group at its “Celebration of Education” event on Nov. 16. The not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 2000, aims to unite business and community leaders to advance regional economic, social and cultural interests throughout the Mohawk Valley region, according to its website. …

Yearbook orders being taken now

Students and their families can order copies of the 2018-19 school yearbook now through Jostens.com. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students can order a middle school yearbook for $15. The cost for the high school yearbook is $55. Families are encouraged to order now, as prices will increase after December. To order a yearbook, visit jostens.com …

Herkimer students join in Youth Summit

Herkimer High School junior Joseph Carney once again served as student master facilitator for this year’s 2018 Herkimer County Youth Summit at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. Also participating from Herkimer High School were Kurstin Gay, Abby Stapf, Nathaniel Stapf, Aaron Baldwin, Marion Leskovar, Kristine Nietes and Bailey Harrer. The event brought together students from area schools to …

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Elementary media center chosen as ‘Library of the Year’

The Herkimer Elementary School Library Media Center was chosen as “School Library of the Year” for 2018 by the Central New York Library Resources Council. The awards recognize libraries and programs that stand out or have made a difference in the lives of their patrons. The elementary Library Media Center was renovated prior to the …

High school to add agriculture classes

Herkimer High School students will have the chance to explore agriculture with three new classes starting in January. Business teacher Kiley Treen will draw on her expertise in agriculture to teach Animal Science, Plant Science and an introductory course on Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) for ninth- through 12th-graders. The elective classes will give …

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