Retiring staff members reflect on technology, change

As the 2017-18 school year closes, Herkimer Central School District will bid goodbye to several retiring employees. Please join us in wishing Suzanne Rodio, Sharon Judd, Jean Garro, Marc Shepardson and Mary Ellen Clark the very best wishes for their retirement. Suzanne Rodio, high school counselor Herkimer CSD employee since 1987 A lot has changed …

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College and Career Fair gives HES students glimpse into future

In one corner of the gym, a student was trying on a firefighter’s turnout gear. Across the room, a police robot was stealing a basket of candy from a nearby table. It wasn’t just another day at Herkimer Elementary — it was a college and career fair for fifth- and sixth-graders, organized by school counselor …

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Student Council recognizes outstanding teachers, students

Each month, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School Student Council members select a Teacher of the Month, and Students of the Month. Below are this year’s honorees: Teachers September: Mrs. Smith October: Ms. Elias November: Mr. Watkins December: Mrs. McCutcheon January: Mr. Zaleski February: Mr. Steele March: Mr. Sheldon April: Mrs. Zorn May: Mr. Murphy June: Mrs. …

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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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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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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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Third-quarter honor roll announced for 2018

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students were named to the honor roll for the third quarter: Skip to: 11th grade | 10th grade | Ninth grade | Eighth grade | Seventh grade 12th grade 7 honors: Mackenzie Ademek, Felicity Boncella, Joseph Perkins, Zachary Polus and Jenna Vincent. 6 honors: Brett Bala, Nicole Gallagher, Rebekah …

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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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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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