Holiday concert, plays upcoming

Herkimer Elementary students are getting ready for several upcoming holiday performances. The elementary Holiday Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. On Dec. 11, the first grade will present their play, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafetorium. On. …

‘Coats for Kids’ drive to benefit Herkimer

Donations of new children’s coats are being collected at Steet Ponte Chevrolet in Herkimer through Dec. 6. The “Coats for Kids” drive will benefit the pre-K through sixth grade students in the area, including Herkimer Elementary students. Donations may be brought to Steet Ponte at 3036 State Route 28 in Herkimer during business hours to …

Listen, watch for school closings

As the inclement weather approaches, the process to make a decision on closing school begins at 4:30 in the morning.  School officials watch the weather reports, check the radar and make contacts with town and village officials in regard to road and sidewalk conditions.  The primary reason for canceling school will be the safety of …

Students, teacher attend Youth Summit

Herkimer Central School District students and faculty were in the spotlight at the recent 2019 Herkimer County Youth Summit, held Oct. 31 at the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES William E. Busacker Complex in Herkimer. Herkimer Elementary fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Olds delivered the keynote address on mindfulness to complement the summit’s theme of “Motivate Your Mind.” Student facilitator …

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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