HHS students honored for musical achievement

Two Herkimer students were recently chosen as among the best musicians in New York state. Every year, NYSSMA creates honor performing choirs and bands selected from the highest NYSSMA solo scores from the previous May’s NYSSMA solo competition. Based on their high NYSSMA solo achievements and musical skills, seniors Zachary Williams and Aaron Baldwin were …

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Career Fair held for Grades 6-8

Herkimer middle school students chatted with a professional athlete, a respiratory therapist, a lawyer, a fitness instructor and more professionals during Career Day in December. Twelve professionals from a variety of fields spoke with students throughout the morning and answered questions about their work. Students were able to choose which sessions they wanted to attend, …

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Mathletics team competes at MVCC

Herkimer High School “mathletes” competed in the 15th annual MVCC Mathletics Competition in November under the tutelage of Mr. Meininger. Two teams of four juniors and seniors participated in the competition, which consisted of an hour-long math test that challenged students’ knowledge of precalculus principles. The Herkimer teams competed against many other teams from high …

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Coats for Kids donates 35 coats to HES

December got a little warmer recently when Herkimer Elementary School received a donation from Steet Ponte Auto Group & United Auto Sales of Utica of more than 30 winter coats. The “Coats for Kids” coat drive collected donations of new coats to benefit prekindergarten through sixth-grade students in area schools, including HES. According to social …

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School receives donation valued at $19k

Herkimer Elementary students got an early holiday gift in December when the Compassion Coalition paid them a visit. The coalition, a Utica-based self-sustaining nonprofit, brought donations of school supplies and socks to every student in kindergarten through fifth grade. Each student received a school supply pack from Yoobi valued at $15 that included crayons, colored …

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Ms. Tomaso honored by Genesis Group

Herkimer High School principal Mary Tomaso showed her “Herk Pride” on Thursday when she was honored by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley as an outstanding educator. Read more: Genesis Group hosts ‘Celebration of Education’ The longtime school administrator was among those recognized during the 14th annual Celebration of Education event, which “honors educators …

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HHS students perform at regional music festival

Several students from Herkimer were selected to perform at the NYSSMA Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival, held Nov. 15 and 16 at Rome Free Academy. Selected to the Treble Choir were Sarah Eastwood and Ella Wilcox. In the Mixed Choir were Zachary Williams, Nate Polus, Joseph Carney, Reeve Cunningham, Dante Mergenthaler, Dani Rivett and …

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HES students practicing gratitude

Each month, Herkimer Elementary students focus on a different character trait through the school’s “Be.” program. In November, “Thankful” is the character trait the school is focusing on. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children throughout the month about what they are thankful for, and different ways to show their appreciation. Below are some …

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Game night brings middle school students together

About 50 Herkimer middle school students enjoyed a Game Night at the Jr./Sr. High School recently, competing in basketball and Mario Kart tournaments, and solving puzzles in student-designed escape rooms. The Game Night event was a fundraiser organized by the eighth-grade class, who approached class adviser Angela Woodard with the idea earlier in the fall. …

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Students, teacher attend Youth Summit

Herkimer Central School District students and faculty were in the spotlight at the recent 2019 Herkimer County Youth Summit, held Oct. 31 at the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES William E. Busacker Complex in Herkimer. Herkimer Elementary fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Olds delivered the keynote address on mindfulness to complement the summit’s theme of “Motivate Your Mind.” Student facilitator …

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