Grade 8 students use robots to learn about Newton’s Third Law

In early April, classes of grade 8 science students equipped with laptops, rulers, and a programmable round Sphero robot made their hallway a classroom throughout the day as they learned about Newton’s Third Law. About 80 students working in small groups learned the intricacies of Newton’s Third Law, as well as many applicable science skills. …

» Watch Herkimer volleyball games via livestream

If you want to watch the girls home volleyball games, they are available via livestream. Here is the link to the YouTube channel that contains the live links for each game. Anyone who subscribes to the channel will also receive an email when a live game starts. The volleyball team opens its season at 6 …

Remote Learning page offers tech tips, support

During remote and hybrid learning, we have all had to adapt to new routines and technologies. The Herkimer Central School District Remote Learning page offers tech tips and support for parents, students and teachers on some common topics, including: Connecting a school device to home wifi Joining a Google Meet Accessing SchoolTool Requesting tech help …

Sixth-graders honor veterans with window display

Ms. Turnbull’s sixth-grade students found a special way to pay tribute to veterans this Veterans Day. For many years, Mr. Sheldon has given a Veterans Day presentation for all sixth-grade students. Typically, the sixth grade joins together to hear Mr. Sheldon’s presentation in the auditorium. Because of the pandemic, the sixth-graders weren’t able to do …

Stay healthy and safe this flu season

Flu is a contagious disease that begins in the fall and continues through the winter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting against flu is more important than ever, especially for health care workers and other essential workers, as well as people at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or flu. The New York State Department of …

Child care scholarships available

New York State is using a portion of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to provide child care to income eligible essential workers at no cost. Essential workers who must work outside of the home and who are using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for …

Child care available to essential personnel

On March 18, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing school districts to develop a plan for child care, with an emphasis on serving children of parents who are employed by essential businesses and entities that are critical to the COVID-19 response effort. Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, …

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. …

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