Be Responsible

Again this year, Herkimer Elementary will focus on a different character trait each month throughout the school year through its “Be.” program. Each month, students are encouraged to “Be” motivated, generous, respectful, or other positive traits. In September, Herkimer Elementary students are encouraged to “Be Responsible” at school and on the bus. Being responsible means …

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School year kicks off with blend of old and new

Technology was a focus as Herkimer Central School District kicked off the 2019-20 school year. High school students started the day by picking up their Chromebook computers, which they will use throughout the year. For middle school students, classroom sets of Chromebooks are available to use throughout the school day. Personal devices such as Chromebooks …

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New staff get to know Herkimer CSD

It’s still summer vacation, but Herkimer CSD’s newest staff members had their first day of school this week as they spent the day getting to know each other and their new district. Teachers gathered at the Jr./Sr. High School for a day-long orientation, which included team-building activities and a tour of the district by bus. …

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HHS alum returns to Penn & Teller TV show

Herkimer HS alumnus Jimmy Ichihana (Class of ’04) returned to the Penn & Teller TV show “Fool Us” in July in an episode titled “Duck! It’s Alyson.” Read more: Orlando magician returns to ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ Ichihana, a magician who now lives in Florida, first appeared on the show two years ago, and …

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Donation to fund gifts for HES students

A donation from Walmart to the Herkimer Police Department will help fund holiday gifts for Herkimer Elementary students this December. On the occasion of the Herkimer Walmart store’s grand re-opening in July, HPD announced that it had received a $3,000 donation from the store that will allow them to treat 12 Herkimer Elementary students to …

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Longtime staffers move into retirement

Herkimer Central School District said goodbye to five longtime employees at the close of the 2018-19 school year who made a lasting impression on generations of students. Taken together, Mr. Zaleski, Mr. Steele, Mrs. Schoff, Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Martyniuk put in more than 140 years of combined service to the school district, with each …

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Student, board member honored with awards

A Herkimer student and board member were was honored at the Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Counties School Boards Institute’s annual dinner held in May. Read more: School Boards Institute honors 2019 Student Achievement, Distinguished Service winners Student Sarah Eastwood was one of several students who received Student Achievement Awards from the organization at its General Membership Dinner Meeting …

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HHS students support ‘Never Walk Alone’ program

Care. That’s the message that Dorothy Connor wants Herkimer High School students to hear on Monday. HHS seniors will travel to Little Falls to hear Connor talk about how they can help prevent accidents like the death of her son, Connor Gage, who died from hypothermia while attending college in Vermont. Her program is called …

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HES donates $800+ to Ride for Missing Children

Herkimer Elementary is donating more than $800 to the 2019 Ride for Missing Children, held June 7. The funds were raised through the school’s “Pennies for Posters” campaign, which encouraged students to bring in donations of small change. Through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Mohawk Valley Regional Office, those …

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Eighth-graders honored in essay contest

Three Herkimer eighth-graders recently received recognition for their entries in a statewide essay contest. Emily Marquissee, Lyla Williams and Gabrielle Yakimovich received Honorable Mentions for their submissions to the New York Conference of Mayors “If I Were Mayor …” essay contest. The third annual contest, which was open to any eighth grade student currently enrolled …

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