Seventh-graders shifting to remote through Dec. 8

The district learned Sunday that an individual in the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on information provided by the local Department of Health, seventh-grade students are shifting to remote learning from Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Parents and guardians of seventh-graders were notified of this change on Sunday evening. For all …

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Middle school students share holiday cheer

Herkimer middle school students are sending out some holiday cheer to those who can’t be with family and friends due to illness this holiday. Due to the current COVID restrictions, many patients at Mohawk Valley Health System will not be able to see loved ones for the holidays. So middle school students recorded “virtual” Thanksgiving messages …

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Students enjoy new playground equipment

Herkimer Elementary students are having an “American Ninja Warrior” experience on the new playground equipment that was recently unveiled at the school. Work began earlier in 2020 to renovate the playground, and the playground was under construction during the summer. But in November, HES students finally got to run, climb, swing and play on the …

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Academic achievements honored with awards

Herkimer High School’s highest achievers were honored on Thursday night in a virtual Academic Achievement Awards ceremony. A video of the ceremony is available for parents and guardians upon request. The online ceremony brought together students and their families to honor students for academic success. In addition to recognizing students who received undergraduate awards in …

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Lead testing performed districtwide

Herkimer Central School District is committed to protecting the health of the students, teachers, and staff and community members who use our facilities. Herkimer Central School District receives its water from the village of Herkimer and their annual testing has consistently revealed that our water quality is free from any harmful levels of contaminants. We …

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Sixth-graders honor veterans with window display

Ms. Turnbull’s sixth-grade students found a special way to pay tribute to veterans this Veterans Day. For many years, Mr. Sheldon has given a Veterans Day presentation for all sixth-grade students. Typically, the sixth grade joins together to hear Mr. Sheldon’s presentation in the auditorium. Because of the pandemic, the sixth-graders weren’t able to do …

Tennis courts to be closed for season

The Herkimer CSD tennis courts in East Herkimer are closing for the season a little early this year to allow for new lights to be installed. We look forward to having the courts back open in springtime with new, improved lighting for our athletes and community to enjoy.

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Listen, watch for school closing alerts

As the season of 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 …

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