HES donates $800+ to Ride for Missing Children

Herkimer Elementary is donating more than $800 to the 2019 Ride for Missing Children, held June 7. The funds were raised through the school’s “Pennies for Posters” campaign, which encouraged students to bring in donations of small change. Through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Mohawk Valley Regional Office, those …

Poland pen pals visit second-graders

Mrs. McCumber’s second-grade class was twice its size on Thursday as Herkimer Elementary hosted a group of visiting students from Poland Elementary. Mrs. Judd’s class from Poland came to Herkimer to visit their pen pals. Students from the two school have been exchanging letters throughout the school year — a tradition that stretches back for …

Voters approve 2019-20 budget

Herkimer Central School District voters approved the proposed 2019-20 school budget on May 21, and elected three candidates to the Board of Education. The $24,210,000 budget proposal passed, 238-50. Robert Mihevc (221 votes), Brandee Herringshaw (211 votes) and Richard Lewis Jr. (208 votes) were elected to the Board of Education. Voters also approved the proposed …

HES students named to honor roll

The following Herkimer Elementary students were named to the honor roll for the third marking period: Mrs. Denton’s Class High honor roll: Avery Allen, RaVonn Burks, Braden Flint, Trinity Heaton, Michael Serrano, Lea Smith and Meghan Whaley Honor roll: Russel Stapf, Hanna Uebele and Collin Weisser Mrs. Macri’s Class High honor roll: Shane Maxon, Roselyn …

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, …