Jenna Vincent honored as Teen All-Star

Photo courtesy of the Observer-Dispatch Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School senior Jenna Vincent was recently chosen as one of the Observer-Dispatch’s Teen All-Stars for 2018. Vincent was one of 25 students chosen from more than 100 who applied for the award. She and her fellow All-Stars were honored at a breakfast on Tuesday, May 22, in …

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Herkimer admins, student honored at awards event

Herkimer Central School District was honored at the annual awards dinner of the Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Counties School Boards Institute in May. The organization recognizes students, board members and officials for outstanding achievement and service. Alexis Sassone-Everson was among 39 students nominated for a Student Achievement award. According to the organization, the nominees were selected from about …

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Meet Heather Joy Bagnall

Heather Joy Bagnall joined the Herkimer Central School District faculty in the fall of 2017 as an elementary music teacher.

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Voters approve budget proposal, elect two to school board

Herkimer Central School District voters approved the proposed 2018-19 school budget on May 15, and elected two candidates to the Board of Education. The $25,190,000 budget proposal passed, 222-116. Brian Crandall (252 votes) and Michele Gilbert (250 votes) were re-elected to the Board of Education. Voters also approved the proposed 2018-19 budget for the Frank …

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New health screening requirements to take effect in fall

Families will soon need to comply with new grade-level requirements for health exams and screenings. All new students enrolling in the district for the first time — along with children entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 in the fall — will be required to have a health exam. Other …

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Bake Club students compete in Jr. Iron Chef contest

Herkimer Jr. High School students recently tested their skills in the Junior Iron Chef competition at SUNY Cobleskill. Gianni Luce, Jessi Pfaff, Madison Gargas and Caiti Vriesen represented Herkimer’s FCCLA Club (also known as the Bake Club) in the Middle School session of the annual competition. Before the competition, the team was tasked with developing …

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National expert shares cybersafety tips

A national expert on child safety recently offered tips for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students and their families for staying safe online. Wendy Fical, program director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, spoke to eighth-graders and their parents about using social media and the Internet safely and responsibly. Fical offered the following …

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District welcomes SRO Wright

Herkimer Central School District is pleased to welcome Officer Matt Wright of the Herkimer Police Department to serve in our schools as a School Resource Officer (SRO). SRO Wright has been with the Herkimer PD for 12 years and will be working with students at Herkimer Elementary School. He joins SRO Shauna Jones, who has …

Assembly gives students mindful reminders

Herkimer Elementary students gathered for a few moments of mindfulness during a recent assembly. Led by Mrs. Olds, the students heard an acrostic poem of mindful reminders created by Mr. Schoff’s class, and watched a skit written and produced by Mrs. Olds’ students that showed how mindfulness can help students pay attention during class. The …

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Student art show marks Youth Art Month

Herkimer student artwork is on display in the Bassett Network Healthcare Lobby through April 2 as part of the 10th annual Herkimer County Youth Art Month Show, with an opening reception scheduled for March 20. Works by Herkimer students are among the more than 150 pieces of student artwork from kindergarten to grade 12 selected …

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