Elementary honor roll announced

The following HES students were named to the fall honor roll: Mrs. Denton’s Class HONOR ROLL: Carter Archer, Sophia Arnold, Jordan O’Bryan and Tristan Vandenburg. Mrs. Lyga’s Class HIGH HONOR ROLL: Izaiah Petty. HONOR ROLL: Hope Balderston, Aiden Sheffler and Amina Zumba. Mrs. Macri’s Class HIGH HONOR ROLL: Ryder Korniat and Alaina Hutchinson. HONOR ROLL: …

Seventh-graders shifting to remote through Dec. 8

The district learned Sunday that an individual in the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on information provided by the local Department of Health, seventh-grade students are shifting to remote learning from Nov. 30-Dec. 8. Parents and guardians of seventh-graders were notified of this change on Sunday evening. For all …

Students enjoy new playground equipment

Herkimer Elementary students are having an “American Ninja Warrior” experience on the new playground equipment that was recently unveiled at the school. Work began earlier in 2020 to renovate the playground, and the playground was under construction during the summer. But in November, HES students finally got to run, climb, swing and play on the …

Stay healthy and safe this flu season

Flu is a contagious disease that begins in the fall and continues through the winter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting against flu is more important than ever, especially for health care workers and other essential workers, as well as people at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 or flu. The New York State Department of …

Child care available to essential personnel

On March 18, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing school districts to develop a plan for child care, with an emphasis on serving children of parents who are employed by essential businesses and entities that are critical to the COVID-19 response effort. Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, …

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 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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