HHS athletes take home sectionals wins

Herkimer High School athletes took top honors at the Sectional C1 Track and Field  meet recently in Sauquoit, and will compete in the Open Qualifier at CNS on Thursday, May 30. Zach Williams, Wyatt Renshaw, Jesse Richard and Gavin Miller won the 4 x 100-meter relay.  Melia Couchman won the pole vault, and Gavin Miller …

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College Now courses to be tuition-free

Herkimer High School students will have the opportunity to earn college credits at no extra charge during the 2019-20 school year. Herkimer County Community College’s “College Now” program, which allows high school students to earn college credits, will be tuition-free starting in the fall of 2019. The program previously charged $65 per credit hour, but …

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Voters approve 2019-20 budget

Herkimer Central School District voters approved the proposed 2019-20 school budget on May 21, and elected three candidates to the Board of Education. The $24,210,000 budget proposal passed, 238-50. Robert Mihevc (221 votes), Brandee Herringshaw (211 votes) and Richard Lewis Jr. (208 votes) were elected to the Board of Education. Voters also approved the proposed …

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District says “Thank you” to teachers

Tacos, coffee, cookies and “shout outs” are just a few of the ways the Herkimer Central School District said thank-you to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. On Tuesday, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School faculty were treated to “Taco Tuesday,” with tacos, queso and all the fixings. On Friday, the Sunshine Club at the high school served …

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Conference to highlight community partners

A partnership between the school district and a local service agency will be highlighted at an upcoming regional conference. Herkimer High School principal Mary Tomaso will join Melissa Snyder of the Herkimer County Prevention Council on a panel discussion at the CNY Prevention Conference in Syracuse on May 10. The pair will join other agency …

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HES collecting “Pennies for Posters”

A Herkimer Elementary tradition of supporting the community is being revived this spring as the 2019 “Pennies for Posters” fundraising drive gets underway. The school is collecting spare change donations through May 16 to support the Missing Child Poster Distribution program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program, which is run …

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