Jazz ensemble performs at Folts Home

Students in the Herkimer High School Jazz Ensemble played to a full house at the Foltsbrook Center on Thursday. Led by music teacher Terry Gordon, the ensemble took time before their performance to visit with the audience, introducing themselves and shaking each person’s hands before taking their places with their instruments. Heads bobbed and feet …

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HES students learn 9-1-1 safety

Herkimer Elementary students learned how, when and why to dial 9-1-1 during assemblies on Tuesday morning. Students listened intently as School Resource Officer Wright shared a presentation that included two actual 9-1-1 calls that had been made by children during emergencies. In one phone call, an 11-year-old girl alerted police that intruders were in her …

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‘Ryan’s Story’ offers anti-bullying message

On Feb. 6, John Halligan shared “Ryan’s Story,” a powerful and moving presentation about the death by suicide of his son Ryan, with the Herkimer school community. Mr. Halligan spoke with Jr./Sr. High School students during the day at two separate assemblies, and gave a presentation for families and community members in the evening. He …

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