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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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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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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Herkimer educator named ‘Sphero Hero’

Herkimer Central School District has been recognized for its use of technology in education in a global program that recognizes STEM innovators. Technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was named a 2019 “Sphero Hero” by Sphero, a company that creates small, remote-powered robots for use in education. According to the Sphero website, “The Sphero Heroes program recognizes …

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Senator visits HHS for Youth Art Month

Student work on display at Bassett clinic State Sen. James Seward visited Herkimer High School on Friday to kick off Youth Art Month. The senator greeted high school art students and delivered a proclamation designating March as Youth Art Month throughout New York State. He also heard a performance by the high school Jazz Ensemble …

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