HES students learn 9-1-1 safety

Herkimer Elementary students learned how, when and why to dial 9-1-1 during assemblies on Tuesday morning. Students listened intently as School Resource Officer Wright shared a presentation that included two actual 9-1-1 calls that had been made by children during emergencies. In one phone call, an 11-year-old girl alerted police that intruders were in her …

Chemo comfort bag drive to begin Feb. 4

Herkimer Elementary School will be participating in the 4th annual Chemo/Radiation Comfort Bag Drive. All the comfort bags created will be distributed to area residents who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments. These bags will be stuffed with heartfelt items to ease and comfort men, women, and children undergoing their treatments. Donations will be collected …

Fifth-graders celebrate DARE program

Herkimer fifth-graders celebrated their graduation from the DARE program on Wednesday with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons and more. The 10-week program, which was run by school Resource Officer Matt Wright, educated students on decision-making with a focus on avoiding substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors. The curriculum started in the fall and guided students …

Drivers reminded to obey school traffic controls

Parents and family members visiting Herkimer Elementary School are reminded to obey posted signs when entering and exiting school property on the Pine Grove Road side of the building. Drivers will note that entry into the C wing parking lot and rear bus loop is accessible only by taking a left turn off Pine Grove, …

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, …