Elementary rings in break with celebration

Herkimer Elementary students rang in the holiday break with a school-wide celebration and songs.  Building up to that day, the classes voted on a Christmas carol bracket. Each morning, classes voted on the song they wanted to move on. The final two songs chosen were “The Grinch” and “Feliz Navidad.” During the last day of school, students …

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Photo project spotlights “Humans of Herkimer”

Herkimer High School New Media students are zooming in on the details that surround them for a photo project on “Humans of Herkimer” The assignment was inspired in part by the popular “Humans of New York” photo series, and also by photographic portraits that portray their subject without showing the person’s face. While being photographed …

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Simulation shows dangers of impaired driving

Herkimer students were driving under the influence on Monday — but no laws were broken in the process. The vehicle in question was a pedal-powered four-wheeler, and the students’ impairment didn’t come from any illegal substance, but rather from a pair of goggles. Prevention coordinator Crystal Gerhardt arranged to have the simulation, which is the …

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HHS students to take home Chromebooks

Herkimer Central School District will be providing Chromebook laptop computers to high school students starting in December. Students in 10th through 12th grades will each be assigned a Chromebook and will be responsible for that device for the remainder of the school year. The rollout will begin with Grade 12 in December. Tenth- and 11th-graders …

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Students teach mindfulness to HES visitors

Students in Mrs. Olds’ fourth-grade class had the chance to become teachers recently, when visitors from Camden Elementary School came to Herkimer to learn more about mindfulness. The Camden Elementary principal and three teachers visited Herkimer following a mindfulness presentation given by Mrs. Olds, with Sherry Spina of Central Valley, at a statewide conference for …

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