Grab-and-go station makes breakfast easy

Eating a healthy breakfast just got easier for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students — even those who don’t get to school until just before the first bell. Thanks in part to an Action for Healthy Kids grant, the school is piloting a “grab and go” breakfast program, where students can pick up breakfast from a …

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First day of school brings new routines

For many Herkimer students, the first day of school on Wednesday was a return to a familiar place, where they were greeted with smiles, hugs and high-fives. But even for those who were walking into a new school building for the first time, administrators, faculty and staff were there to make sure the transition went …

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Classes of 1967, ’68 to gather Aug. 24

The Herkimer High School classes of 1967 and 1968 will gather in August to mark their reunions. The events include an informal meet-and-greet on Aug. 24 at the Herkimer Elks Lodge, and events on Aug. 25 that include golf, a school tour, and dinner at the Travelodge in Little Falls. A group of classmates from …

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Apply now for free and reduced-price meals

Applications are being taken now for free and reduced-price meals for the 2018-19 school year. Families must apply each year to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals during that school year, even if they have qualified in the past. 2018-2019 Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application Qualifying for free and reduced-price meals Children from households …

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Academic eligibility policy to be revised for 2018-19

Beginning with the 2018 fall sports season, the academic eligibility requirements for Herkimer athletes will be slightly different. A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, to review the revised regulation. Student athletes will still be required to maintain passing grades in their classes in order to be fully eligible for athletic …

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‘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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‘Hot spots’ to provide take-home Internet

District to roll out Chromebooks for Grades 10-12 Beginning this fall, Herkimer High School students in grades 10, 11 and 12 will each receive their own Chromebook laptop to use in school and at home, and any student will have the chance to “check out” a mobile Internet hot spot. Chromebooks are designed to be …

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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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Tech tools help students take charge of learning

From “smart” boards to Chromebooks, 21st-century classrooms look very different than when today’s parents were students themselves. In most Herkimer CSD classrooms, interactive whiteboards have the ability to run apps, play videos and send and receive information. It’s this last piece that makes interactive whiteboards (often called “smart” boards) a key part of a new …

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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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