Fifth-graders celebrate DARE program

Herkimer fifth-graders celebrated their graduation from the DARE program on Wednesday with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons and more. The 10-week program, which was run by school Resource Officer Matt Wright, educated students on decision-making with a focus on avoiding substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors. The curriculum started in the fall and guided students …

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LEGO League team takes top award

Herkimer’s First LEGO League team, the “Power of Ten,” took home the Core Values Teamwork award at Saturday’s regional competition at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The 10-member team of students in grades 6-9 has been working since the start of the school year to prepare for this year’s challenge. The LEGO League challenges students to design, …

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Counseling services available following fire

The Herkimer Central School District community has been deeply saddened by the recent fatal fire that affected one of our families. Counseling services were made available to all Herkimer Elementary students on Friday as they coped with this news, and will continue to be available when school resumes on Monday. Please join us in extending …

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Meet Kayla Critser

Kayla Critser graduated from Herkimer High School in 2007.

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Drivers reminded to obey school traffic controls

Parents and family members visiting Herkimer Elementary School are reminded to obey posted signs when entering and exiting school property on the Pine Grove Road side of the building. Drivers will note that entry into the C wing parking lot and rear bus loop is accessible only by taking a left turn off Pine Grove, …

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‘Sunshine Superheroes’ recognized monthly

Superheroes are walking the halls of Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School. Each month, the school’s faculty Sunshine Club recognizes one or more “Sunshine Superheroes” — teachers who exemplify traits such as kindness, caring, giving, and going above and beyond. “We wanted to recognize all the great things that people are doing that might not otherwise get …

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Changes to Enhanced STAR program

Because of changes New York state recently made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption, all residents ages 65 and older enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. For Herkimer Central School District residents, the deadline to enroll in …

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‘Guys and Dolls’ to be spring musical

Auditions will be held Jan. 8 and 9 for the Footlighters’ spring musical, a production of “Guys and Dolls.” Students in grades 8-12 who are interested in participating can come to auditions, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and from 3 to 5:30 and 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, …

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