Arts ensemble brings out student talents

Prekindergarten students at Herkimer Elementary neighed like horses, buzzed like bees, flapped their arms like bird’s wings and sat as quietly as owls while visiting artist Silvie Cheng read a short picture book by Dr. Seuss. The excited students squirmed in their seats as Cheng talked to them about the different feelings they might get …

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Herkimer athletes named MVPs, all-stars

A pair of Herkimer athletes were recently named Most Valuable Players for the winter sports season by the Center State Conference. Jordyn Lanaux and Alana Ferri were named Division II MVPs for boys and girls basketball, respectively. In addition, Mardoni Laguerre and James Aiello were named Division II all-stars for the boys, while Marion Leskovar …

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Sweethearts & Heroes returns with anti-bullying tips

Ending bullying may seem like a complex problem. But as students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School learned this week, it can be as easy as A-B-C. Guest speakers Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh brought their “Sweethearts & Heroes” presentation back to Herkimer on Wednesday to remind students that everyone has the power to make a …

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Reading program kicks off with camping theme

Herkimer Elementary students are getting ready to “Camp Out with a Good Book” this month. The school’s annual Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) program kicked off on Monday, as students coming in to school were greeted with displays and decorations showcasing this year’s camping theme. According to the New York State PTA website, PARP is …

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Middle school students test skills at Drug Quiz

How many grams of alcohol are in a standard drink? What are the physical signs of an opioid overdose? What percentage of American students have been a victim of cyberbullying? These are a few of the questions that Herkimer middle school students faced on Thursday. The Herkimer County Prevention Council’s annual Drug Quiz Show was …

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‘8 to Great’ gives students glimpse of BOCES

Herkimer eighth-graders got a taste of life after middle school on Tuesday during their “8 to Great” visit to Herkimer BOCES. Students were greeted by BOCES School to Careers students, who did an icebreaker activity with the eighth-graders. Students then had the chance to tour all the different programs offered at Herkimer BOCES, including the …

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Letters get warm response from Herkimer PD

Mrs. Kuyrkendall’s first grade class wrote letters last week to each officer of the Herkimer Police Department to let them know how thankful they are for all that the police department does for our community. Embedded Instagram post showing letters from students The Herkimer PD shared a picture of the letters on its Facebook page, …

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Herkimer programs shine in Youth Art Month

The Herkimer art program is in the spotlight in March as the celebration of Youth Art Month continues. Two local exhibits featuring Herkimer artwork are on display now. At the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, the fourth annual Student-Teacher art show, “Reflections,” is on display through Friday, March 8. The show features works by …

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Four-legged friends enliven Ag classes

Students in Mrs. Treen’s Animal Science class are getting a living, breathing look at their subject thanks to two new furry members of the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School community. Just before winter break, Mrs. Treen introduced her students to Jenny, her 6-year-old German Shepherd dog. Jenny has been coming to school with Mrs. Treen almost …

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Meet Jenny

Jenny is Mrs. Treen’s canine assistant in Room 150.

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