Students teach mindfulness to HES visitors

Students in Mrs. Olds’ fourth-grade class had the chance to become teachers recently, when visitors from Camden Elementary School came to Herkimer to learn more about mindfulness. The Camden Elementary principal and three teachers visited Herkimer following a mindfulness presentation given by Mrs. Olds, with Sherry Spina of Central Valley, at a statewide conference for …

Lil’ Shoppers Shoppe to offer holiday gifts

Herkimer Elementary students will have the chance to do some holiday shopping at the Lil’ Shoppers Shoppe, Dec. 12, 13, 14 and 17. The Lil’ Shopper’s Shoppe is a program designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, non-commercial environment, while learning to budget their money and spend wisely. This …

Capital project proposal approved

On Tuesday, Herkimer Central School District voters approved a $16.7 million capital project, 152-41. “The district is grateful to the school community for their continued support of our school,” Superintendent Robert Miller said. “I want to thank all those who came out to vote as well as the continued generous support of our community as …

Middle school honor roll announced

The following middle school students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2018-19 school year: High honor roll: 93+ overall average Honor roll: 85-92 overall average Sixth Grade High honor roll: Sydney Bell, Rylie Biamonte, Sophia Blais, Danielle Bleaking, Brian Flint, McKenna Gargas, Audrey McDonnell, Lilia McLean, Alex Papaleo, Chase Pettengill, Zachary Petucci, …

High school honor roll announced

The following Herkimer High School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2018-19 school year: 10th grade | 11th grade | 12th grade Ninth grade 6 honors: Joshua Baldwin, Jaxson Manning, Joaquin Nietes, Caroline Pontius, Angela Wekelo, Hannah Whaley and Kimberly Wood. 5 honors: Rylee Crandall, Logan DeGuarde (VP …

Students build ‘monsters’ in Google Hangout activity

Herkimer Elementary fourth-graders got to play Dr. Frankenstein in a recent Halloween-themed activity. Students in Mrs. Jacobs’ and Mrs. Knowlton’s third-grade classes used Google Hangouts to interact with students in Texas and in Copenhagen, N.Y. for an activity that taught writing, communication skills and problem-solving. The Google Hangout technology allows classrooms to conduct a two-way …

Herkimer musicians perform at Area All State

Herkimer students recently participated in the Zone 4 Area All State Music Festival, held at the G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. The festival invites the best instrumentalists and vocalists in Oswego, Oneida and Herkimer counties, based on performers’ scores from the New York State School Music Association competition held each spring. Herkimer student …

Students get lessons in online safety

Herkimer middle school students got to brush up on their cyber-safety skills recently, with help from School Resource Officer Shauna Jones, prevention specialist Crystal Gerhardt and a special guest from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. On Monday, SRO Jones and Mrs. Gerhardt visited classrooms to talk to students about the information they …

Herkimer tech coordinator wins Genesis Award

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was honored by the Genesis Group at its “Celebration of Education” event on Nov. 16. The not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 2000, aims to unite business and community leaders to advance regional economic, social and cultural interests throughout the Mohawk Valley region, according to its website. …

Elementary media center chosen as ‘Library of the Year’

The Herkimer Elementary School Library Media Center was chosen as “School Library of the Year” for 2018 by the Central New York Library Resources Council. The awards recognize libraries and programs that stand out or have made a difference in the lives of their patrons. The elementary Library Media Center was renovated prior to the …