Oct. 17 event to help parents with college apps

Herkimer High School students and their parents are invited for a night of “Adulting and Appetizers” on Oct. 17. The event, which will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the high school, aims to guide students through the process of applying for college and financial aid. “It’s possible that students will be able to …

Student’s donation marks Fire Prevention Week

One student’s donation started an effort that turned into several hundred new smoke detectors for homes of elementary students in Herkimer. Herkimer Central School District third-grader Brett Saunders, 8, rode a firetruck to the elementary school on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and helped Herkimer firefighters deliver 600 smoke detectors, leading up to fire prevention assemblies that …

Sign up for winter sports

Students are invited to sign up for a winter sport online by filling out the Herkimer CSD Sports Sign Up form. A new form must be completed for each season that a student wants to participate in a sport, so even students who have completed this form in the fall must do so again to …

Latin orchestra marks Hispanic Heritage Month

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students got to see their music teacher take on a new role on Friday, as Mr. Gordon took the stage with local salsa band Alex Torres & his Latin Orchestra. Mr. Gordon has been teaching at Herkimer since 2017, but he’s been playing trumpet with the group for a lot longer …

Student support program takes shape at HES

If a student’s behavior in the classroom gets to be out of control, he or she might need to leave. But at Herkimer Elementary, those students might not be going to the principal’s office — they may be headed to the SEL room just down the hall. What is SEL? SEL, or social and emotional …

Meet Terry Gordon

Terry Gordon teaches instrumental music at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School.

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Be. Fair

Each month, students at Herkimer Elementary School focus on learning how to “Be.” a different character trait. The focus for October is Fair. Fair means agreeing with what is thought to be right or acceptable. Parents are encouraged to talk with children about how to exemplify fairness at home, at school, and in the community. …

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