Student’s donation marks Fire Prevention Week

One student’s donation started an effort that turned into several hundred new smoke detectors for homes of elementary students in Herkimer. Herkimer Central School District third-grader Brett Saunders, 8, rode a firetruck to the elementary school on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and helped Herkimer firefighters deliver 600 smoke detectors, leading up to fire prevention assemblies that …

Student support program takes shape at HES

If a student’s behavior in the classroom gets to be out of control, he or she might need to leave. But at Herkimer Elementary, those students might not be going to the principal’s office — they may be headed to the SEL room just down the hall. What is SEL? SEL, or social and emotional …

Be. Fair

Each month, students at Herkimer Elementary School focus on learning how to “Be.” a different character trait. The focus for October is Fair. Fair means agreeing with what is thought to be right or acceptable. Parents are encouraged to talk with children about how to exemplify fairness at home, at school, and in the community. …

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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