Students teach mindfulness to HES visitors

Students in Mrs. Olds’ fourth-grade class had the chance to become teachers recently, when visitors from Camden Elementary School came to Herkimer to learn more about mindfulness. The Camden Elementary principal and three teachers visited Herkimer following a mindfulness presentation given by Mrs. Olds, with Sherry Spina of Central Valley, at a statewide conference for …

Capital project proposal approved

On Tuesday, Herkimer Central School District voters approved a $16.7 million capital project, 152-41. “The district is grateful to the school community for their continued support of our school,” Superintendent Robert Miller said. “I want to thank all those who came out to vote as well as the continued generous support of our community as …

Students build ‘monsters’ in Google Hangout activity

Herkimer Elementary fourth-graders got to play Dr. Frankenstein in a recent Halloween-themed activity. Students in Mrs. Jacobs’ and Mrs. Knowlton’s third-grade classes used Google Hangouts to interact with students in Texas and in Copenhagen, N.Y. for an activity that taught writing, communication skills and problem-solving. The Google Hangout technology allows classrooms to conduct a two-way …

Herkimer tech coordinator wins Genesis Award

Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School technology coordinator Ryan Orilio was honored by the Genesis Group at its “Celebration of Education” event on Nov. 16. The not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 2000, aims to unite business and community leaders to advance regional economic, social and cultural interests throughout the Mohawk Valley region, according to its website. …

Elementary media center chosen as ‘Library of the Year’

The Herkimer Elementary School Library Media Center was chosen as “School Library of the Year” for 2018 by the Central New York Library Resources Council. The awards recognize libraries and programs that stand out or have made a difference in the lives of their patrons. The elementary Library Media Center was renovated prior to the …

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 …

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, …