Pick up HS yearbooks June 30-July 1

High school yearbooks are in! Students who pre-ordered can pick up their yearbooks at the main office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the following schedule: Juniors: Tuesday, June 30 Freshmen and Sophomores: Wednesday, July 1 There are a limited number of additional copies of the yearbook that can be purchased. Stop by the …

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Middle school yearbooks available for pickup

Middle school yearbooks have arrived and will be available for pickup starting June 15 at the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School main office. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For students who did not preorder, there are additional yearbooks available for purchase.  The cost is $16.24.  Payment can be made with a …

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HHS seniors inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Marietta Altieri, Matthew Gallagher, Michial Nichols and Karli Treen were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Friday, May 29, in recognition of their excellence in career and technical education. These four HHS students were among the 23 seniors from throughout the Herkimer BOCES region to receive this honor. Even though no formal induction …

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Eighth-graders earn honorable mentions

Five Herkimer middle school students earned honorable mentions in the annual New York Conference of Mayors’ “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. Don Zhao, Marcela Hartman, Peter Mosny, Julian Ruffule and Zoey Caldwell will receive honorable mention certificates for making it to the final round of the contest. In their essays, these students answered the …

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Student, teacher honors take new forms remotely

While many school activities have been on pause during remote learning, Herkimer High School’s Student Council has found a way to keep at least a few traditions alive. In May, selected students and teachers received an email from Student Council president Joseph Carney, notifying them that they had been chosen as students and teachers of …

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HHS trumpeters honor the fallen with ‘Taps’

Learning isn’t the only thing that’s gone remote at Herkimer High School. Thanks to band director Terry Gordon, two HHS musicians have also found a way to honor the fallen for Memorial Day while maintaining social distancing. Gordon recorded students Zachary Williams and Kimberly Wood playing “Taps” for Memorial Day. “We always have the HS …

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BOE approves budget proposal

Proposed budget preserves programs within levy limit The Herkimer Central School Board of Education adopted a $25,175,000 budget proposal on May 11 that would sustain student programming without exceeding the tax cap, despite only minimal increases in state aid. District residents will vote on the budget proposal via absentee ballot in June. A public hearing …

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HES student belongings available for pickup

With news that all schools will remain on remote learning for the balance of the school year, Herkimer Elementary has made arrangements for K-5 families to pick up students’ belongings that were left at school, and to return any items such as library books, reading books and other school items. Prekindergarten teachers will deliver all …

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Kindergarten, UPK registration appointments available

Herkimer Elementary School is scheduling appointments with parents for kindergarten and universal prekindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year. School officials are contacting parents who have already been in touch with the school about registering a student. If your child will be 4 or 5 years old by Dec. 1, and you wish to register …

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HHS student athletes honored

Herkimer senior Jordan Lanaux was named to the all-state first team for boys basketball in April by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Jordan was the only player in the region selected for the Class C all-state first team, putting up what the Utica Observer-Dispatch called “astounding scoring numbers” for the season. “Lanaux eclipsed 30 …

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