Domestic travel restrictions lifted for NYS starting April 1

As of April 1, 2021, domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. state or U.S. territory. While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers. All travelers (domestic …

Eighth grade students utilize technology to study characters from iconic book

Imagine if a popular character from a book had a Twitter profile. Well, that’s exactly what the grade 8 English students in Jillian LaLonde’s class at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have been doing in March while reading the popular book, “The Outsiders.” LaLonde has taught the book to her students for more than five years …

Herkimer BOE petitions available in district office

Are you interested in running for a seat on the Herkimer Board of Education? There are terms on two seats on the Board of Education that will expire at the end of this school year, June 30, 2021. Both incumbents – Brian Crandall and Michele Gilbert – are running again. Both seats carry a three-year …

Fifth grade students use persuasive writing skills to sell doughnut ideas

Herkimer Elementary fifth grade student Alaina Hutchinson came up with an idea for a doughnut called “chocolate fudge delight adventure.” And thanks to her persuasive writing skills, the Cakery Café in Dolgeville turned it into a reality. The students in Barbara Macri’s class recently completed a persuasive writing project where they came up with an …

Math students utilize paper airplanes to understand rate of change

Grade 8 math students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School recently took the skies of the hallways to gain a better understanding of the rate of change. Students created paper airplanes and timed their flights in seconds while measuring distance in millimeters. “They used their measurements to calculate speed, speed = distance/time,” said math teacher Dana …

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Herkimer CSD student artwork featured in local exhibit

The works of various Herkimer CSD students and art teachers are on display as part of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA) exhibition, “Reflections.” The show – which is part of Youth Art Month – is on display in the MVCA 401 Gallery through March 4, and features artwork by local students and …

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