School to report BMI data

New York state requires schools to track each student’s body mass index (BMI) and weight status category as part of school health examinations. Every year, the state Department of Health surveys some schools for the number of students in each weight status category. This year, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School will be reporting summary group data …

Exam schedule set for Jan. Regents

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School will be in full session Jan. 21-24, with Regents exams scheduled in the mornings and afternoons. (There is no school Monday, Jan. 20, as the district observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.) The Regents exam schedule is as follows: Jan. 21 Morning English Language Art (ELA) exam Afternoon Living Environment exam …

‘Penny War’ raises funds for veterans

A war broke out at Herkimer Elementary this fall, but there were no losers: only winners. The HES Student Council organized a “Penny War,” which waged throughout November, with each grade level competing to raise money to help area veterans. In a “penny war,” pennies count as positive points, but silver coins and cash count …

Herkimer Hornets honored at board meeting

HES athletes were honored at a meeting of the Herkimer Central School Board of Education in December for bringing home a Pop Warner football title. The Herkimer Hornets team defeated Camden back in October to take home the Tri-Valley Pop Warner Division III Mitey Mites championship. Herkimer went on to compete in the Eastern Regional …

Student art on display at conference

HHS art teacher Heather McCutcheon brought artwork from Herkimer students to the New York State Art Teachers Association conference, held in November in Binghamton. McCutcheon, who presented a workshop on personal branding and joined a workshop highlighting Youth Art Month, also displayed artwork created by Herkimer students in Grades 8-12 while at the conference. McCutcheon, …

Family Swim nights set for Wednesdays

Herkimer students and their families are invited to Family Swim starting in December. Beginning Dec. 4, the Jr./Sr. High School pool will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights for family swim on days when school is in session. There will be lifeguards on duty, but children 8 and younger must be accompanied …

Listen, watch for school closings

As the inclement weather approaches, the process to make a decision on closing school begins at 4:30 in the morning.  School officials watch the weather reports, check the radar and make contacts with town and village officials in regard to road and sidewalk conditions.  The primary reason for canceling school will be the safety of …

HHS students mark 9/11 anniversary

Student musicians from Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School were part of the village’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Jr./Sr. High School marked the 9/11 anniversary with a moment of silence. Eighth-grade students enrolled in Enrichment 8 Social Studies also worked on a project to mark the anniversary, …

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