Class of ’19 makes its mark at Commencement

Superintendent Robert Miller welcomed guests to Herkimer High School’s 2019 Commencement in Myers Park under sunny skies on Saturday as the Herkimer High School Jazz Band performed under the gazebo.  Mr. Miller recognized outgoing staff members and board members, and thanked them for their service to the district. Teachers Sarah Schoff of Herkimer Elementary and …

High school students honored with awards

Herkimer High School students’ achievements were recognized on June 7 as seniors and other students received their annual graduation awards. The awards honor achievement by juniors and seniors at the close of each school year. Academic H Award: Lyndsey Bass, Kyle Bixler, Alana Ferri, Cassandra Gilbert, Karlie Helmer, Johanna Humble, Maria Humble, Ally Kirkpatrick, Patrick …

Summer school registration to begin

Registration for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students who wish to enroll in the regional summer school program offered by Herkimer BOCES will begin next week for middle school students, and continue July 1 for high school students. Middle school Summer school registration for middle school students will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June …

Student, board member honored with awards

A Herkimer student and board member were was honored at the Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Counties School Boards Institute’s annual dinner held in May. Read more: School Boards Institute honors 2019 Student Achievement, Distinguished Service winners Student Sarah Eastwood was one of several students who received Student Achievement Awards from the organization at its General Membership Dinner Meeting …

HHS students support ‘Never Walk Alone’ program

Care. That’s the message that Dorothy Connor wants Herkimer High School students to hear on Monday. HHS seniors will travel to Little Falls to hear Connor talk about how they can help prevent accidents like the death of her son, Connor Gage, who died from hypothermia while attending college in Vermont. Her program is called …

HES donates $800+ to Ride for Missing Children

Herkimer Elementary is donating more than $800 to the 2019 Ride for Missing Children, held June 7. The funds were raised through the school’s “Pennies for Posters” campaign, which encouraged students to bring in donations of small change. Through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Mohawk Valley Regional Office, those …

Eighth-graders honored in essay contest

Three Herkimer eighth-graders recently received recognition for their entries in a statewide essay contest. Emily Marquissee, Lyla Williams and Gabrielle Yakimovich received Honorable Mentions for their submissions to the New York Conference of Mayors “If I Were Mayor …” essay contest. The third annual contest, which was open to any eighth grade student currently enrolled …

Changes to Enhanced STAR program

Because of changes New York state recently made to the Enhanced STAR tax exemption, all residents ages 65 and older enrolled in Enhanced STAR now need to also be enrolled in the state’s Income Verification Program (IVP) to continue receiving their Enhanced STAR benefit. For Herkimer Central School District residents, the deadline to enroll in …

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Students create ‘Pinwheels for Peace’

Herkimer students created hundreds of “Pinwheels for Peace” on Friday as part of a worldwide effort to mark Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace. Students in elementary and middle school grades had the opportunity to create their own pinwheel during class, and some high school students chose to join the effort as well. …

District welcomes SRO Wright

Herkimer Central School District is pleased to welcome Officer Matt Wright of the Herkimer Police Department to serve in our schools as a School Resource Officer (SRO). SRO Wright has been with the Herkimer PD for 12 years and will be working with students at Herkimer Elementary School. He joins SRO Shauna Jones, who has …

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