Grade 6 students utilize Google Maps to study ancient Rome geography

Grade 6 social studies students in Amanda Turnbull’s class are studying the geography of ancient Rome in a new way this year. The students are utilizing Google My Maps to create “pins” that help them identify and research important geographical points in Rome. “With the majority of learning taking place on a Chromebook this year, …

‘An Afternoon of One Acts’ play moved to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23

The spring production of “An Afternoon of One Acts” has been moved to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Myers Park in Herkimer. It was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., but moved because of the weather. The production features about 14 students performing in two, one-act plays including “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” and …

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The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Class of 2021

Valedictorian – Ariana Huhko Ariana Huhko has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2021. She says she’s grateful to receive the honor, and appreciative of all those who helped her academically throughout the years. In addition to many extracurricular activities, she is completing a rigorous high school academic program that includes numerous college-level …

Mask and social distancing guidelines remain in place in schools and on school grounds through end of school year

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) requires that students in kindergarten through grade 12 should continue to follow masking and social distancing protocols for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. While new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says those who are vaccinated can avoid wearing a mask in most …

Voters approve 2021-22 Herkimer school budget; elect three board members

On May 18, Herkimer Central School District voters approved the district’s $26,414,000 budget for 2021-22 with 275 yes votes to 64 no votes, and elected three Board of Education members. Voters elected three candidates for three open Board of Education seats. The two candidates who received the most votes were elected to three-year-terms. The person …

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School Budget Vote from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 18

On Tuesday, May 18, district residents will vote on a $26,414,000 proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. This proposal would increase spending 4.9 percent, or $1,239,000, and would result in a 0 percent tax levy increase. The 0 percent tax levy increase is, however, above the district’s allotted tax levy cap of – 4.67% …

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Grade 6-8 students presented with character awards

Students in grades 6-8 were recently presented with character awards. The awards included: Citizenship Award: Given to a student that has shown positive attitude and strength of character. Perseverance Award: A student is recognized for their sustained grit. Staying with the task and not giving up, being patient and continuously working hard. The Presence Award …

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Fill Your Bowl Project keeps art students creating

As a way to keep art students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School creating, teacher Heather McCutcheon wrote a grant to Stewarts as part of their Holiday March Grant program called “Filling Your Bowl.” The district received the grant in April. Each student who participates receives a pre-made ceramic bowl, glaze, and brush. Students then glaze …

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