Grade 4 students create dioramas and use technology to put themselves inside

The students in Leah Peyton’s fourth grade class at Herkimer Elementary School recently studied an ocean unit for science using the movie “Finding Dory.” They then picked an animal from it, conducted research, created a diorama (a model representing a scene with 3D figures) based on its environment, and created a presentation on their animal. …

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Herkimer CSD will no longer require mask-wearing outside

Herkimer Central School District, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and the nine other districts in the Herkimer BOCES region decided on Tuesday, June 8, to no longer require that masks be worn outside at school. This decision comes following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on Monday, June 7, that the state will still require mask-wearing inside at school and …

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District seeks input on spending federal stimulus funds/additional foundation aid

The Herkimer CSD is seeking public input regarding how to use federal stimulus money connected with the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The district expects to receive $3,240,052 as part of the ARP plan, which was implemented earlier this year to help schools safely reopen during …

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Public hearing on district-wide safety plan on July 7; district seeks public comment

The Herkimer Central School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on July 7, 2021, for its annual review of the district-wide School Safety Plan. New York Codes, Rules & Regulations requires that each board of education, chancellor or other governing body shall make each district-wide safety plan available for public comment at least …

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Grade 7 project utilizes social media to study history

Grade 7 social studies students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School have recently been studying reformers from the 19th century, but they’re using a modern twist. As they’ve researched an important reformer from a specific movement (e.g. Women’s Rights, Education Reform, and the Abolitionist Movement), they’ve used social media to put themselves in that person’s shoes. …

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