Middle, high school concerts planned

Middle and high school students will present songs of the season during their winter concerts in December. The Middle School Winter Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The High School Winter Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Both concerts will be held in the high school auditorium. Read more: …

Student art on display at conference

HHS art teacher Heather McCutcheon brought artwork from Herkimer students to the New York State Art Teachers Association conference, held in November in Binghamton. McCutcheon, who presented a workshop on personal branding and joined a workshop highlighting Youth Art Month, also displayed artwork created by Herkimer students in Grades 8-12 while at the conference. McCutcheon, …

First-quarter honor roll announced

The following students were named to the first-quarter honor roll for 2019-20 at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School: High School 12th grade 8 honors: Matthew Gallagher, Michial Nichols, Nathaniel Polus and Abigail Stapf. 7 honors: Aaron Baldwin, Adam Green, Emily Salamon, Zachary Williams and Tracy Xiao. 6 honors: Michael Caliguire, Joseph Carney, Logan Chimento, Evan Maiorano, …

Ms. Tomaso honored by Genesis Group

Herkimer High School principal Mary Tomaso showed her “Herk Pride” on Thursday when she was honored by the Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley as an outstanding educator. Read more: Genesis Group hosts ‘Celebration of Education’ The longtime school administrator was among those recognized during the 14th annual Celebration of Education event, which “honors educators …

HHS students perform at regional music festival

Several students from Herkimer were selected to perform at the NYSSMA Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival, held Nov. 15 and 16 at Rome Free Academy. Selected to the Treble Choir were Sarah Eastwood and Ella Wilcox. In the Mixed Choir were Zachary Williams, Nate Polus, Joseph Carney, Reeve Cunningham, Dante Mergenthaler, Dani Rivett and …

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 …

Game night brings middle school students together

About 50 Herkimer middle school students enjoyed a Game Night at the Jr./Sr. High School recently, competing in basketball and Mario Kart tournaments, and solving puzzles in student-designed escape rooms. The Game Night event was a fundraiser organized by the eighth-grade class, who approached class adviser Angela Woodard with the idea earlier in the fall. …

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 …

Door decorations send anti-drug message

The halls of Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School were decorated with positive messages as students marked Red Ribbon Week in late October and early November. Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October across the United States. While the nationwide campaign wrapped up on …

HHS students mark 9/11 anniversary

Student musicians from Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School were part of the village’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Jr./Sr. High School marked the 9/11 anniversary with a moment of silence. Eighth-grade students enrolled in Enrichment 8 Social Studies also worked on a project to mark the anniversary, …

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