Herkimer educator named ‘Sphero Hero’

Herkimer Central School District has been recognized for its use of technology in education in a global program that recognizes STEM innovators. Technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was named a 2019 “Sphero Hero” by Sphero, a company that creates small, remote-powered robots for use in education. According to the Sphero website, “The Sphero Heroes program recognizes …

Senator visits HHS for Youth Art Month

Student work on display at Bassett clinic State Sen. James Seward visited Herkimer High School on Friday to kick off Youth Art Month. The senator greeted high school art students and delivered a proclamation designating March as Youth Art Month throughout New York State. He also heard a performance by the high school Jazz Ensemble …

Second-quarter honor rolls posted

The following Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2018-19 school year: skip to Middle School 12th grade 7 honors: Johanna Humble and Maria Humble. 6 honors: Kyle Bixler, Alana Ferri, Ally Kirkpatrick, Patrick Luppino, Patrick Parese, Lilah Ramsey, Julia Yudchits and Angelica Zhushma. 5 …

Jazz ensemble performs at Folts Home

Students in the Herkimer High School Jazz Ensemble played to a full house at the Foltsbrook Center on Thursday. Led by music teacher Terry Gordon, the ensemble took time before their performance to visit with the audience, introducing themselves and shaking each person’s hands before taking their places with their instruments. Heads bobbed and feet …

‘Guys and Dolls’ to take stage March 7, 8 and 9

Herkimer High School’s spring musical, “Guys and Dolls,” will take the stage March 7, 8 and 9, featuring the exploits of street gamblers Nathan Detroit and Sky Masterson, and the women who try to reform them. The show, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, debuted on …

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. …

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, …