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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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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HHS athletes take home sectionals wins

Herkimer High School athletes took top honors at the Sectional C1 Track and Field  meet recently in Sauquoit, and will compete in the Open Qualifier at CNS on Thursday, May 30. Zach Williams, Wyatt Renshaw, Jesse Richard and Gavin Miller won the 4 x 100-meter relay.  Melia Couchman won the pole vault, and Gavin Miller …

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College Now courses to be tuition-free

Herkimer High School students will have the opportunity to earn college credits at no extra charge during the 2019-20 school year. Herkimer County Community College’s “College Now” program, which allows high school students to earn college credits, will be tuition-free starting in the fall of 2019. The program previously charged $65 per credit hour, but …

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Voters approve 2019-20 budget

Herkimer Central School District voters approved the proposed 2019-20 school budget on May 21, and elected three candidates to the Board of Education. The $24,210,000 budget proposal passed, 238-50. Robert Mihevc (221 votes), Brandee Herringshaw (211 votes) and Richard Lewis Jr. (208 votes) were elected to the Board of Education. Voters also approved the proposed …

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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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