Listen, watch for school closings

As the inclement weather approaches, the process to make a decision on closing school begins at 4:30 in the morning.  School officials watch the weather reports, check the radar and make contacts with town and village officials in regard to road and sidewalk conditions.  The primary reason for canceling school will be the safety of …

HES students practicing gratitude

Each month, Herkimer Elementary students focus on a different character trait through the school’s “Be.” program. In November, “Thankful” is the character trait the school is focusing on. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children throughout the month about what they are thankful for, and different ways to show their appreciation. Below are some …

Game night brings middle school students together

About 50 Herkimer middle school students enjoyed a Game Night at the Jr./Sr. High School recently, competing in basketball and Mario Kart tournaments, and solving puzzles in student-designed escape rooms. The Game Night event was a fundraiser organized by the eighth-grade class, who approached class adviser Angela Woodard with the idea earlier in the fall. …

‘Break boxes’ to help provide food for students

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School is working to make the Thanksgiving holiday a little brighter for students and their families. The school plans to use funds from a Walmart Community Grant to put together “break boxes” of food items to distribute before the Thanksgiving recess. Sign up for a “break box” While partnerships with the Girl …

Students, teacher attend Youth Summit

Herkimer Central School District students and faculty were in the spotlight at the recent 2019 Herkimer County Youth Summit, held Oct. 31 at the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES William E. Busacker Complex in Herkimer. Herkimer Elementary fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Olds delivered the keynote address on mindfulness to complement the summit’s theme of “Motivate Your Mind.” Student facilitator …

Door decorations send anti-drug message

The halls of Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School were decorated with positive messages as students marked Red Ribbon Week in late October and early November. Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October across the United States. While the nationwide campaign wrapped up on …

HES gets sneak peek of ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’

The buses were bound for the Jr./Sr. High School, but Herkimer Elementary students traveled ‘under the sea’ on Thursday during a special preview performance of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Students packed the auditorium with excitement and were welcomed by Mr. Krause to the hour-long performance adapted from the Disney animated musical. The audience gasped as …

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