Family Swim nights set for Wednesdays

Herkimer students and their families are invited to Family Swim starting in December. Beginning Dec. 4, the Jr./Sr. High School pool will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights for family swim on days when school is in session. There will be lifeguards on duty, but children 8 and younger must be accompanied …

Ms. Tomaso honored by Genesis Group

Herkimer High School principal Mary Tomaso showed her “Herk Pride” on Thursday when she was honored by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley as an outstanding educator. Read more: Genesis Group hosts ‘Celebration of Education’ The longtime school administrator was among those recognized during the 14th annual Celebration of Education event, which “honors educators …

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HHS students perform at regional music festival

Several students from Herkimer were selected to perform at the NYSSMA Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival, held Nov. 15 and 16 at Rome Free Academy. Selected to the Treble Choir were Sarah Eastwood and Ella Wilcox. In the Mixed Choir were Zachary Williams, Nate Polus, Joseph Carney, Reeve Cunningham, Dante Mergenthaler, Dani Rivett and …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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