District welcomes Sherry Farrington as deputy clerk

Visitors to the Herkimer Central School District office will find a new face there to greet them. Sherry Farrington has joined the district as deputy district clerk, taking over some duties from outgoing clerk Sharon Judd. Mrs. Farrington comes to Herkimer after working as student services coordinator with the National Center for Security and Preparedness …

‘Green Team’ promoting recycling in middle school

Got an empty can, scrap of paper or an unused box? The Green Team at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School can help. Mr. Valasek’s middle school students have begun collecting recyclable materials from neighboring classrooms as part of the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority’s “Green Team” program. Teams of two students collect recycling bins from classrooms each …

‘Buddy Bench’ donated by Class of ’78, Lions Club

Finding a friend to play with at Herkimer Elementary just got a little bit easier. A “buddy bench” donated by the Herkimer High School Class of 1978 and the Lions Club has been installed at the elementary school playground. Principal Renee Vogt said she worked with Rudy Scialdo to get the bench installed for students …

Girls soccer team goes pink for breast cancer

Oct. 1 was Pink Night on the Herkimer soccer fields, with the girls varsity team members turning out in black and pink shirts, pink socks and pink ribbons braided in their hair. The players chose to host this event in honor of anyone who has fought breast cancer, in recognition of October as Breast Cancer …

Elementary students get motivated

Be Respectful. Be Mindful. Be Confident. These are a few of the messages that Herkimer Elementary students will hear throughout the school year as part of an ongoing focus on character education. Each month, teachers will work with students to define and explore a different character trait. Students will learn about how they can exemplify …

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. …

Graduation award winners named

The following students will be honored at Herkimer High School’s 2018 graduation ceremony on June 23: 2018 DAR Good Citizen Award: Alexis Lyga 2018 Elizabeth Ann and Mabel Bond O’Donnell Scholarship: Abigail Weaver 2018 Student Sage Recognition Award (juniors): Ally Kirkpatrick and Maria Humble A Walter Suiter & Mary Grace Suiter Scholarship: Jenna Vincent Adirondack …

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 …

District strengthens security procedures

With the recent tragic events in Parkland, Florida, Herkimer Central School District officials have been in contact with local law enforcement to review and strengthen security procedures. The district partnered with the Herkimer Police Department to place a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) in the district beginning in August. SRO Shauna Jones works with administrators, …