Herkimer students join in Youth Summit

Herkimer High School junior Joseph Carney once again served as student master facilitator for this year’s 2018 Herkimer County Youth Summit at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES. Also participating from Herkimer High School were Kurstin Gay, Abby Stapf, Nathaniel Stapf, Aaron Baldwin, Marion Leskovar, Kristine Nietes and Bailey Harrer. The event brought together students from area schools to …

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High school to add agriculture classes

Herkimer High School students will have the chance to explore agriculture with three new classes starting in January. Business teacher Kiley Treen will draw on her expertise in agriculture to teach Animal Science, Plant Science and an introductory course on Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) for ninth- through 12th-graders. The elective classes will give …

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Seventh-grader’s spooky story wins Halloween contest

Herkimer seventh-grader Rhiannon Renodin’s Halloween story was among those chosen as a winner of the Utica Observer-Dispatch’s Halloween Story Contest. According to teacher Mrs. Bailey, about 25 Herkimer seventh-graders entered stories in the contest. More than 750 entries were submitted throughout the region, and Rhiannon’s was one of only 10 chosen as a winner. Mrs. …

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Students pledge to go drug-free

Herkimer CSD students marked Red Ribbon Week in October with activities designed to raise awareness about risky behaviors. The annual nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign aims to raise young people’s awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. During Red Ribbon Week, students are invited to take a pledge to remain drug-free. This year’s theme was …

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District welcomes Sherry Farrington as deputy clerk

Visitors to the Herkimer Central School District office will find a new face there to greet them. Sherry Farrington has joined the district as deputy district clerk, taking over some duties from outgoing clerk Sharon Judd. Mrs. Farrington comes to Herkimer after working as student services coordinator with the National Center for Security and Preparedness …

Girls soccer team goes pink for breast cancer

Oct. 1 was Pink Night on the Herkimer soccer fields, with the girls varsity team members turning out in black and pink shirts, pink socks and pink ribbons braided in their hair. The players chose to host this event in honor of anyone who has fought breast cancer, in recognition of October as Breast Cancer …

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Elementary students get motivated

Be Respectful. Be Mindful. Be Confident. These are a few of the messages that Herkimer Elementary students will hear throughout the school year as part of an ongoing focus on character education. Each month, teachers will work with students to define and explore a different character trait. Students will learn about how they can exemplify …

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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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