‘Penny War’ raises funds for veterans

A war broke out at Herkimer Elementary this fall, but there were no losers: only winners. The HES Student Council organized a “Penny War,” which waged throughout November, with each grade level competing to raise money to help area veterans. In a “penny war,” pennies count as positive points, but silver coins and cash count …

Herkimer Hornets honored at board meeting

HES athletes were honored at a meeting of the Herkimer Central School Board of Education in December for bringing home a Pop Warner football title. The Herkimer Hornets team defeated Camden back in October to take home the Tri-Valley Pop Warner Division III Mitey Mites championship. Herkimer went on to compete in the Eastern Regional …

HHS students honored for musical achievement

Two Herkimer students were recently chosen as among the best musicians in New York state. Every year, NYSSMA creates honor performing choirs and bands selected from the highest NYSSMA solo scores from the previous May’s NYSSMA solo competition. Based on their high NYSSMA solo achievements and musical skills, seniors Zachary Williams and Aaron Baldwin were …

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Career Fair held for Grades 6-8

Herkimer middle school students chatted with a professional athlete, a respiratory therapist, a lawyer, a fitness instructor and more professionals during Career Day in December. Twelve professionals from a variety of fields spoke with students throughout the morning and answered questions about their work. Students were able to choose which sessions they wanted to attend, …

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Mathletics team competes at MVCC

Herkimer High School “mathletes” competed in the 15th annual MVCC Mathletics Competition in November under the tutelage of Mr. Meininger. Two teams of four juniors and seniors participated in the competition, which consisted of an hour-long math test that challenged students’ knowledge of precalculus principles. The Herkimer teams competed against many other teams from high …

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Coats for Kids donates 35 coats to HES

December got a little warmer recently when Herkimer Elementary School received a donation from Steet Ponte Auto Group & United Auto Sales of Utica of more than 30 winter coats. The “Coats for Kids” coat drive collected donations of new coats to benefit prekindergarten through sixth-grade students in area schools, including HES. According to social …

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School receives donation valued at $19k

Herkimer Elementary students got an early holiday gift in December when the Compassion Coalition paid them a visit. The coalition, a Utica-based self-sustaining nonprofit, brought donations of school supplies and socks to every student in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each student received a school supply pack from Yoobi valued at $15 that included crayons, colored …

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HES students named to honor roll

The following Herkimer Elementary fifth-graders were named to the honor roll: Mrs. Denton’s Class High honor roll: Lily Kaszycki and Mylia Randt Honor roll: Aubry Brant, Luca Ceneviva, Liam McLean, Salvatore Migliore and Nathan Rowley. Mrs. Macri’s Class High honor roll: Nicholas Allen and Logan Marusic. Honor roll: Madelyn Collis, Raylana Griffin, Cambrin Kozma, Kieran …

Student art on display at conference

HHS art teacher Heather McCutcheon brought artwork from Herkimer students to the New York State Art Teachers Association conference, held in November in Binghamton. McCutcheon, who presented a workshop on personal branding and joined a workshop highlighting Youth Art Month, also displayed artwork created by Herkimer students in Grades 8-12 while at the conference. McCutcheon, …

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