Herkimer students get taste of FFA

Students in Talia Baker’s Agriculture classes got to learn more about leadership at a statewide conference in Syracuse in January. Herkimer students from grades 8-12 attending the New York FFA 212/360 Conference got the chance to learn more about all the things the national FFA organization does throughout agriculture. Feb. 22-29 is National FFA Week, …

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Student Council donates $500 to LEGO League

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School’s LEGO League team got a fundraising boost on Thursday in the form of a $500 donation from Student Council. The “Power of T.E.N.” LEGO League team took home first place from the regional competition at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in January, earning an invitation to the 2020 World Festival in Detroit this …

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District to test for lead in 2020

Herkimer Central School District will test all water outlets districtwide for the presence of lead in 2020. With recent news of lead in tap water affecting some Herkimer residents, the district seeks to reassure parents, students and staff that the district’s water outlets are tested regularly and taken offline for remediation if lead levels exceed …

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‘Reflections’ exhibit features student, teacher art

Artwork by Herkimer students and their teachers is on display during February at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls. “Art Circles Reflections 2020” features works by students Casey Buckley, Emily Jackson, Abigail Stapf, Teresa Pham and Sarah Eastwood, as well as by art teachers Heather McCutcheon and Leah Zorn, and other …

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Union reps visit HHS students

Herkimer High School students got to learn about the benefits of a union job recently during a visit from a local labor union. Representatives spoke with students about union apprenticeship programs, which combine education and employment in fields such as plumbing, welding, construction and more. Students entering an apprenticeship program out of high school have …

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‘Ready for Kindergarten’ program comes to HES

Herkimer Central School District families have a new helping hand when it comes to getting kids ready for kindergarten. The United Way’s “Ready for Kindergarten” (R4K) program, which places “family navigators” in school districts to support children from birth through age 4 and their families, has expanded to include Herkimer this year. Kindergarten and UPK …

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Hummel’s donates to Brett Saunders Fire Safety Program

An effort that began in the summer to keep Herkimer Elementary students safe has just received a boost from a local business. The Brett Saunders Fire Safety Program began when Brett brought $250 to the Herkimer Fire Station in August because his classmate was one of three boys who lost their lives in a January …

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HHS students ‘ready for adulting’

Herkimer High School students got to practice their “adulting” skills in an escape-room style challenge created by guidance counselor Bridgett Manley.

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‘Penny War’ raises funds for veterans

A war broke out at Herkimer Elementary this fall, but there were no losers: only winners. The HES Student Council organized a “Penny War,” which waged throughout November, with each grade level competing to raise money to help area veterans. In a “penny war,” pennies count as positive points, but silver coins and cash count …

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Herkimer Hornets honored at board meeting

HES athletes were honored at a meeting of the Herkimer Central School Board of Education in December for bringing home a Pop Warner football title. The Herkimer Hornets team defeated Camden back in October to take home the Tri-Valley Pop Warner Division III Mitey Mites championship. Herkimer went on to compete in the Eastern Regional …

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