BOCES CTE open house to be March 21

Students, families and community members are welcome to attend the Herkimer BOCES CTE Open House to visit CTE and Valley Pathways in Technology Early College High School classrooms, talk with instructors, view demonstrations and more. The open house will run from from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Herkimer BOCES William E. Busacker Complex at …

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Student art show marks Youth Art Month

Herkimer student artwork is on display in the Bassett Network Healthcare Lobby through April 2 as part of the 10th annual Herkimer County Youth Art Month Show, with an opening reception scheduled for March 20. Works by Herkimer students are among the more than 150 pieces of student artwork from kindergarten to grade 12 selected …

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Area artist brings inspiration to life

Herkimer Elementary students were treated to an inspiring presentation on Monday as speed painter Tom Varano brought his “Emotion Into Art” program to the school. Video: Emotion Into Art When Varano’s presentation began, three large blank pieces of black paper hung behind him. In no time at all, Varano had filled each canvas with vivid, …

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Honor roll posted for second quarter

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter: 12th grade 8 honors: Brett Bala 7 honors: Felicity Boncella, Amanda Johnson, Marissa Johnson, Jenna Vincent and Abigail Weaver. 6 honors: Dacey Flannagan, Nicole Gallagher, Jacob Klock, Todd Maphia, Joseph Perkins, Paige Phillips, Zachary Polus and Victoria Rose. 5 …

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Poverty simulation promotes understanding

Mrs. Tomaso was on her way back to jail. Accused of stealing someone’s bus pass, the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School principal was being escorted to the police station when the arresting officer spotted Mr. Orilio snatching $50 out of someone’s wallet. The two “suspects” were added to an already crowded “jail” that also housed Mr. …

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Mindfulness moves forward at Herkimer Elementary

Jen Olds wants you to breathe. On a recent Friday afternoon, Olds stood in front of a room full of her fellow teachers at Herkimer Elementary and led them through a breathing exercise designed to increase focus and become present. Olds has been leading an effort to bring mindfulness into the lives of Herkimer Elementary students …

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Initial budget proposal seeks to expand programs

Budget workshop scheduled for Feb. 15 Expanding pre-kindergarten, VP Tech and Project Lead the Way programs, and restoring computer science and business classes, are among the components of the initial budget proposal presented to the Herkimer Central School Board of Education by Superintendent Robert J. Miller on Jan. 31. Miller’s initial proposal calls for a …

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Water notice refers to past issues

Herkimer Central School District residents may have been notified by mail recently of a past water quality issue that had impacted Herkimer Elementary School in 2017. This annual notification is required by the state Department of Health and does not reflect any current or ongoing issues with water at the elementary school. In January and …

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Transition team working on grade reconfiguration plans

Following the Herkimer Central School Board of Education’s December decision to move sixth grade to the Jr./Sr. High School, Herkimer faculty and staff have been hard at work laying the groundwork for the transition process that will begin later this year. Middle School Principal Zachary Abbe is overseeing the transition process, and has convened a …

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