‘Magician’s Assistant’ podcast offers tips for teachers

Teachers’ busy schedules leave little time for them to be learners. But today’s 21st-century classrooms feature a lot of high-tech tools that take some getting used to. Enter the Model Schools program — a BOCES service that helps schools incorporate technology into the classroom effectively. Just as Herkimer students are being given more chances to …

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July 10 proclaimed ‘Sharon Judd Day’

Herkimer CSD’s longtime district clerk was honored Tuesday as county legislators proclaimed July 10, 2018, to be “Sharon Judd Day” in Herkimer County. Reps. Greg Malta and Bob Schrader visited Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School on Tuesday to present Sharon Judd with the proclamation. Judd will retire in August after 30 years as district clerk. The …

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Community partners help support summer enrichment

Several Herkimer High School students are getting the chance to further their educations this summer through regional enrichment programs. Students are nominated for the programs by their teachers, and the district works with local sponsors and Herkimer BOCES so that students can attend programs at no cost to their families. The focus of the programs …

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Class of 2018 honored at graduation ceremony

The stage lights shone brightly on the Herkimer High School Class of 2018 during their graduation ceremony on June 23. After a prelude performed by the Herkimer High School Jazz Band, Superintendent Robert Miller welcomed the guests to the high school auditorium for the graduation ceremony. Mr. Miller thanked the family members, teachers, faculty and …

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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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