Herkimer musicians spread cheer, earn honors

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School student musicians have been busy spreading holiday cheer in December. On Dec. 6, the Herkimer Middle School Chorus and High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Mr. Krause performed for residents of the Folts Home. The two ensembles gave concerts, and caroled for residents. On Dec. 14, the Herkimer High …

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 …

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 …

Meet Jen Olds

Jen Olds teaches fourth grade at Herkimer Elementary School.

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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 …

Capital project proposal approved

On Tuesday, Herkimer Central School District voters approved a $16.7 million capital project, 152-41. “The district is grateful to the school community for their continued support of our school,” Superintendent Robert Miller said. “I want to thank all those who came out to vote as well as the continued generous support of our community as …

Middle school honor roll announced

The following middle school students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year: High honor roll: 93+ overall average Honor roll: 85-92 overall average Sixth Grade High honor roll: Sydney Bell, Rylie Biamonte, Sophia Blais, Danielle Bleaking, Brian Flint, McKenna Gargas, Audrey McDonnell, Lilia McLean, Alex Papaleo, Chase Pettengill, Zachary Petucci, …

High school honor roll announced

The following Herkimer High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year: 10th grade | 11th grade | 12th grade Ninth grade 6 honors: Joshua Baldwin, Jaxson Manning, Joaquin Nietes, Caroline Pontius, Angela Wekelo, Hannah Whaley and Kimberly Wood. 5 honors: Rylee Crandall, Logan DeGuarde (VP …

Students build ‘monsters’ in Google Hangout activity

Herkimer Elementary fourth-graders got to play Dr. Frankenstein in a recent Halloween-themed activity. Students in Mrs. Jacobs’ and Mrs. Knowlton’s third-grade classes used Google Hangouts to interact with students in Texas and in Copenhagen, N.Y. for an activity that taught writing, communication skills and problem-solving. The Google Hangout technology allows classrooms to conduct a two-way …