Apply now for free school meals

Families of Herkimer Central School District students can apply now to receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2019-20 school year. Apply now: Free and Reduced-Price Meals application New this year, state funding will make it possible for the district to provide meals at no cost for all students who are eligible for reduced-price meals. …

Legion Post to distribute school supplies

Herkimer Elementary students can pick up free school supplies from the Ilion American Legion Post on Aug. 24. The Ilion Post has been collecting donations since May for the annual school supply drive, according to News Channel 2. All donations will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the post at 59 E. …

Summer programs help make learning fun

Summer school may not sound like every kid’s idea of a good time. But one look around the room when Herkimer Elementary’s summer program is in full swing, and you’ll see plenty of fun happening. In one room, students are dabbing acrylic paint onto canvases, creating still-life paintings based on an image displayed on the …

Donation to fund gifts for HES students

A donation from Walmart to the Herkimer Police Department will help fund holiday gifts for Herkimer Elementary students this December. On the occasion of the Herkimer Walmart store’s grand re-opening in July, HPD announced that it had received a $3,000 donation from the store that will allow them to treat 12 Herkimer Elementary students to …

Elementary school supply lists available

School supply lists are available for Herkimer Elementary students for the 2019-20 school year. Parents can visit the Elementary School Supply Lists page to find out what school supplies to pick up during the summer to get ready for the start of school in fall. Print-friendly versions of each list are provided as well. Parents …

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, …

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