District says “Thank you” to teachers

Tacos, coffee, cookies and “shout outs” are just a few of the ways the Herkimer Central School District said thank-you to teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. On Tuesday, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School faculty were treated to “Taco Tuesday,” with tacos, queso and all the fixings. On Friday, the Sunshine Club at the high school served …

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Conference to highlight community partners

A partnership between the school district and a local service agency will be highlighted at an upcoming regional conference. Herkimer High School principal Mary Tomaso will join Melissa Snyder of the Herkimer County Prevention Council on a panel discussion at the CNY Prevention Conference in Syracuse on May 10. The pair will join other agency …

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HES collecting “Pennies for Posters”

A Herkimer Elementary tradition of supporting the community is being revived this spring as the 2019 “Pennies for Posters” fundraising drive gets underway. The school is collecting spare change donations through May 16 to support the Missing Child Poster Distribution program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The program, which is run …

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Board approves budget proposal for 2019-20

Budget vote, board elections set for May 21 The Herkimer Central School Board of Education approved a budget proposal on Wednesday that prioritizes increased educational and community opportunities and expands mental health services for the 2019-20 school year. The proposed $24,210,000 budget approved by the board its April 10 meeting will go before voters on …

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Budget priorities hold firm despite low state aid

Despite state aid decreases, Herkimer CSD remains committed to expanding student opportunities. The Board of Education will meet Wednesday, April 10, to consider a budget proposal for 2019-20. District officials said it should remain below the district’s tax levy limit of 2.3%. Spending will decrease by about 4% over the previous year. The budget proposal …

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Jr. Iron Chef team competes at SUNY Cobleskill

The Cooking Magicians served up a storm at the 2019 Jr. Iron Chef Contest, held Saturday at SUNY Cobleskill. Read more: Jr. Iron Chef Contest Draws Hundreds Herkimer middle school students competed against teams from 12 other schools to develop, prepare and serve a healthy, balanced, meat-free brunch meal. The Cooking Magicians’ entry into the …

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Arts ensemble brings out student talents

Prekindergarten students at Herkimer Elementary neighed like horses, buzzed like bees, flapped their arms like bird’s wings and sat as quietly as owls while visiting artist Silvie Cheng read a short picture book by Dr. Seuss. The excited students squirmed in their seats as Cheng talked to them about the different feelings they might get …

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Herkimer athletes named MVPs, all-stars

A pair of Herkimer athletes were recently named Most Valuable Players for the winter sports season by the Center State Conference. Jordyn Lanaux and Alana Ferri were named Division II MVPs for boys and girls basketball, respectively. In addition, Mardoni Laguerre and James Aiello were named Division II all-stars for the boys, while Marion Leskovar …

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Sweethearts & Heroes returns with anti-bullying tips

Ending bullying may seem like a complex problem. But as students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School learned this week, it can be as easy as A-B-C. Guest speakers Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh brought their “Sweethearts & Heroes” presentation back to Herkimer on Wednesday to remind students that everyone has the power to make a …

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Reading program kicks off with camping theme

Herkimer Elementary students are getting ready to “Camp Out with a Good Book” this month. The school’s annual Pick A Reading Partner (PARP) program kicked off on Monday, as students coming in to school were greeted with displays and decorations showcasing this year’s camping theme. According to the New York State PTA website, PARP is …

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