Students invited to apply for theater program

Herkimer sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the Bernadette A. Eichler Youth Ambassador Program with Broadway Utica. Applications are due April 30. Students accepted into the program will be given a Broadway Utica season pass and in return, will be required to write about each show. The goal of the program is to …

Board approves budget proposal for 2019-20

Budget vote, board elections set for May 21 The Herkimer Central School Board of Education approved a budget proposal on Wednesday that prioritizes increased educational and community opportunities and expands mental health services for the 2019-20 school year. The proposed $24,210,000 budget approved by the board its April 10 meeting will go before voters on …

Jr. Iron Chef team competes at SUNY Cobleskill

The Cooking Magicians served up a storm at the 2019 Jr. Iron Chef Contest, held Saturday at SUNY Cobleskill. Read more: Jr. Iron Chef Contest Draws Hundreds Herkimer middle school students competed against teams from 12 other schools to develop, prepare and serve a healthy, balanced, meat-free brunch meal. The Cooking Magicians’ entry into the …

Herkimer athletes named MVPs, all-stars

A pair of Herkimer athletes were recently named Most Valuable Players for the winter sports season by the Center State Conference. Jordyn Lanaux and Alana Ferri were named Division II MVPs for boys and girls basketball, respectively. In addition, Mardoni Laguerre and James Aiello were named Division II all-stars for the boys, while Marion Leskovar …

Sweethearts & Heroes returns with anti-bullying tips

Ending bullying may seem like a complex problem. But as students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School learned this week, it can be as easy as A-B-C. Guest speakers Tom Murphy and Rick Yarosh brought their “Sweethearts & Heroes” presentation back to Herkimer on Wednesday to remind students that everyone has the power to make a …

Mindgram mixer gives students taste of success

On a recent weekday afternoon, piano music played softly as drinks were shaken and cocktails were passed as well-dressed entrepreneurs worked to interest investors in their business plans. But the scene wasn’t a swank hotel or business center — it was the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Center. The drinks being passed were ginger …

Kindergarten, UPK registration under way

District residents can register children for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) and kindergarten in March. Get started today to get ready for upcoming registration deadlines: Kindergarten Registration: March 19 District residents whose children who will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, and who will be attending the Herkimer Elementary School as a kindergarten student, …